Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thereís some promise to the nose of this deep golden ale. It smells of of toffee covered by pine and floral hops. Unfortunately, itís somewhat watery and dull in the flavor department. Sweet malt, pine, pepper. Sounds good, but itís balanced more like a watery APA. Disappointing.
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zombywoof (447) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rye bread(the kind with the caraway seeds) and pine. Apricot. Itís also a little weak. It hits all the proportions and balance right, itís just a litlle weak. For an IPA, itís somewhat unspectacular.
crazyvin (1899) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another slight disappointment from Redhook. It poured a hazy orange-amber hue with no head. Aroma is slightly pine-like with a strange malt base. Flavor was pretty much the same with a watery finish.
PhillyBeer2112 (2514) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy nose is restrained yet somewhat complex and unusual. Starts melony with cantaloupe and casaba, perhaps a touch of peaches and solvent. A green apple? Maybe a rye bread type malt is present, but I wouldnít expect it from the golden color, with a thin layer of clean white foam. Flavor starts hoppy (vaguely resiny, somewhat floral like noble hops), but feels empty, again a lack of malt. Finish is mildly bitter, and pretty vacant.
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2007
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz draft poured into a mug from a shitty bar in Andover. I drank this one while talking to the guy across the bar about the deer that he hit with his motorcycle on RT-93 south! This atrocity tasted like a Budweiser with too much metallic hop-like stink juice. The aftertaste was nauseating and I could only drink half of the mug. I can not believe that this brewery markets this as their IPA. For some reason I thought that they were better than the jerks who want to tap into the "trendy micro market" and make a quick dollar. Nasty
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean, crisp and refreshing. Has a good hop bite but still smooth and easy to drink. A great hot weather session IPA.
emacgee (3957) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty substandard IPA. The pour was thin and the aroma and flavor consisting solely of very metallic hops. Had a much more waxy bitter character than I enjoy.
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours medium golden color with a totally retained off white colored head. Aroma is lightly, floral and spicy hoppy. Flavor is sweet, then followed by citrus hoppiness, and a bit of graininess. Apparently most people hate this, but I find it a solid if unspactacular IPA.
tomthompson89 (1896) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice hop nose, decent head amber color. good hop bitter flavour with good malt all in all a good session ipa
obxdude10 (2022) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, really enjoyed this IPA, amber in color, big fluffy off-white head, if itís possible to have nice lacing in a plastic cup this achieved it, big hoppy nose with notes of pine, lemon & grass, full bodied, lots of hoppy bitterness in the flavors along with notes of grapefruit & a little lemon, dry & bitter finish, an easy-drinking & enjoyable IPA