Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: poured fairly light orange, quite still, with a bright white thin but almost rocky head. Significant lacing remains. Light citrusy aroma. Light on the palate, this is a fairly well balanced brew, with a real light malt foundation and a tangy bitterness in the flourish. Maybe not the textbook example of an IPA, but this is a drinkable light ale with a pretty big bite to it. Better than the ratings suggest. (#2845, 5/7/2007)
melvin980 (184) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent IPA. Not bad at all. Hoppiness is at a good level. No weird flavors or anything. One of redhooks better offerings.
Ernest (5920) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Head is initiall small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A very rudimentary, plain example. Very mild for an American IPA. Dull, even.
SSSteve (3557) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a bright gold with a medium sized white head. aroma of peaches. flavor is again kind of peachy and hoppy. maybe itís because this is my first beer of the night, but, i canít find anything wrong with this. at least not enough to place it in the 30 percentile. probably more of an apa.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 4, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
nice foamy white head on top of a straw colored beer. Nice cascade hop aroma, slightly over the top bittering with grapefruit/straw notes. Really missing the malt flavor that it should have, the hops are too over the top.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ACBeerfest-on tap-pours a foamy off white head and yellow color. Aroma is hops-cascade, secondary medium malt. Taste is hops-cascade/pine, faint/secondary medium malt. OK carbonation.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, lager-like appearance with a small white head. Flavor has a soft hop profile that is very smooth. Finish is slightly bitter. An IPA for people who want non-offending flavors.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A real dissapointment, this beer exhibits very little characteristics of the style. I am getting some sweet malt but hop flavors, though there is some bitterness actual hop flavors are are hard to pull out. Really, the opportunity is there to distribute a half decent grocery-store-available IPA, this is NOT IT. Re-design this one and TRY AGAIN.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from cbkschubert - thanks Craig! Clear gold with a white head. Nose is all sweet caramel malt and orange citrus. Flavor is a bit weak, a medium grassy bitter and not a whole lot more to report. Not bad, just kinda boring. Lightly dry grass and mild grapefruit zest notes. A bit thin to boot. Eh. So much for "standing the test of time".
markas101 (1754) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle, Fargo. Slight hoppy aroma with some grass in there. Bitter taste, milder hop flavour than expected. Not a bad beer but there are better out there.