obguthr (4531) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Corn and lemon peel aroma. Amber color, thick white head. Bitter barley taste with a touch of grapefruit. Very grainy. Not very representative of an IPA, but not too bad. It’s what I would expect if you mixed a bitter, an helles, and a pale ale. It does have character.
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 2     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 1   White(1)->Tan(5) : 1   Lasting: 1   Lacing : 1
Intensity : 2
Yeast : 3   Bread : 4   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX
Malt : 2   Biscuity : 1   Hay : XX   Toasty : XX   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : 2
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 3   Spicy : 1   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 1   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 1   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 2   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 1   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Really going nowhere, soapy, thin, yeasty and almost potato-like breadiness.
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
A nice try by Redhook of marrying the hops and malt together, however the beer needs more hops, in my opinion. The malt tends to cover the hops in the finish. Ths wasn’t bad tasting, but I believe there was too much malt and not enough hops. As I continued drinking it, I started getting a real syrupy mouthfeel which wasn’t that pleasant. I don’t think I would buy this again.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, citrus, hoppy, which leads to some bitterness, but in a good way, could see getting hammered on a few of these
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yes, I see no reason for such a low score, this is good beer. Bottle. Pours a golden light amber color, full head. Aroma is citrus hops. Flavor dominated by American hops. Not much malt backbone, this is all hops. Has a thin dryness with a wierd sweetness which brings the score down some, but overall this is good.
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet hoppy piney aroma. Medium/light bodied. Overall another good IPA, otherwise unremarkable.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ E & O Trading Co, Larkspur. Poured much lighter and more of a golden hue than most IPA’s with a fluffy off white head. This one smelled and tasted a little like a IIPA because of the pine/ citrus notes that carried through to the flavor. Clean, bitter finish was the best attribute, but I won’t have this one again.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice head, body is a golden orange color. Aroma is hoppy with some citrus notes. Nice balanced beer wih some sweetness fomr malts.
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2008 The usual suspects, really isn’t very interesting at all. Maybe the most boring IPA i’ve ever had? With that said, it’s still not too bad, it has better intentions than most macros.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 25, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flavorless IPA. If you’ve never had an IPA before, it’s a good starter. But if you long for the rich bitter hoppiness that is in a real IPA, steer clear. Very pedestrian.