beerman79 (2) - Ofallon, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2007 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Strong hoppy flavor, good lingering after taste though. Second one was definitely better.
SpookiusMortem (4) - USA - AUG 14, 2007 does not count
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Very bitter, paper napkin, astringent. Bottom line...worst IPA I have ever had. And also the only Red Hook beer I have ever absolutely disliked. Must have been an apprentice’s project.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, GBBF 2007. Cloudy gold, no head. Some floral hop and yeast in the nose of this. Mouth is hoppy floral and a touch of sweetness. Finishes bittersweet.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - GBBF2007. A hazy, orange coloured beer. The aroma is lovely and fresh citrus hoppiness. A little sweetness also. The taste has nice hops and a good malt backbone. Tasty.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask at GBBF. Hazy dark blonde colour. Marzipan and hops in the aroma. Very quaffable hoppy, grassy flavour with bags of tropical fruit. Lovely clean mouthfeel. One of the best US casks at GBBF I thought.
mansquito (3549) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle says 6.5. Pale amber with a head the is thick and pretty nice. Aroma is floral and piney hops. Pretty hoppy, with minimal bitterness. Not too much fruity taste alas. Medium body etc... Pretty good IPA.
mfuent1 (15) - USA - AUG 10, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Itcame recommended by a friend who apparently hasn’t had any really good beer in his lifetime, poor lad. It was weakish, watery, and would suffice if the bomb hit tomorrow and wiped out the world’s supply of all other beers.
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. The body is a slightly hazy gold with a slight off white head. Aroma has lots of classic grapefruit and some pine boards. There is also a rich cherry note. Good nose, the best part of the beer. Decent grapefruit flavor with with a thin and slick body. There is also some bread crust with some dirt in the finish. I agree with others that this is closer to an APA than IPA. This is decent, but there are lots of APA’s I would get before this watery brew.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Eh, a rather weak IPA. I was disappointed in this one. I was looking for a bit more hops. Overall this wasnt a drain pour, but nothing i want to drink again.
sloth (2529) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium sized white head, retention is fair, lacing is good, sticky, stringy and lasting. Clear gold, light coppery color. Nose is lightly fruity, peaches, maybe a hint of apricot with some piney notes. Body is lightly medium with a nice carbonation level. Light fruity flavors, citrus, notes of honey and some light malts, more light piney flavors, light grassiness and a touch of bubble gum, malts are faintly sweet. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly fruity. Hard to believe its a 6.5%er, pretty damn easy drinkin, though more of an APA than an IPA, flavor wise. Nice intro micro.