arminjewell (5231) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with off white head, aroma is thin with some nutty character. Taste is a bit thin, nutty character comes out with a bit of bitter at the end.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dingy copper color with a lingering head. Malty aroma with a mild roast carries to the palate with good carbonation. A nice hop bittering takes place. Not bad. It has a very commercial sense about it.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 Bottle - Here is why I generally hate Redhook...this is a Spring ale that I just bought today that was bottled December 7 2009...itís January 22, 2010...and this is a Spring ale, Spring doesnít start until March...seriously, what the fuck, this is a new style that replaced the last Spring seasonal, and it was launched in fucking December? Whatever, apparently the marketing geniuses at Red Hook know what theyíre doing so no more bitching...Pours out thin and clear, rudddy brown with a small beige head...aroma is malty and grassy, rough grain with a little bit of roast beef...flavour is tame enough, cereal grain, grass, toffee and some more roast...the beer isnít terrible, itís drinkable and not poorly thrown together, but if I stayed up trying to make sense of this release, Iíd go cross-eyed...
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2010 Bottle. Pours a translucent brown with light red hues and foamy beige head. Aroma of light toasted grain, light chocolate, a little nutty. Flavor has a nice malty toastiness o it and a bit nutty, nicely balanced hop bitter. Mouth feel is light-medium body with high carbonation. Overall, I thought it was pretty tasty!
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber with medium head. Very drinkable, medium bodied brown ale with light roast, a little chocolate and nuts, and an assertive balancing bitterness. Not going to blow you away with flavor, but itís not meant to. Just a nice session brown and Iíd have no problem throwing a few back. Cheers to Red Hook for this one.
brenn79 (1342) - Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours amber brown with average head and lacing, the aroma is the same, no distinguishing qualities but not bad either. The flavor is possibly the best Redhook beer Iíve had, but thatís not saying much. This has a mellow nutty smoothness that I could drink all night, good job Redhook.
alexanderj (3202) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a reddish brown with a milky tan head. Aroma of fruit, nuts, caramel and bread. Flavor was surprisingly solid. Rich caramel and cocoa notes, with nuts and fruit. Sweet. Nice beer.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber color, small head. Malty nose, slightly nutty. A good amount of roasted malt taste in the flavorand a little toasted nut as well. Medium body. Bitter and malty aftertaste.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1/5/10 on draft at the Woodinville brewery. Aroma has a suprising hop balance for the style, and the c-hop character balances the sweet/sour notes. Appearance is clear light brown with a very well maintained cream head. Flavor is biting, dfinitely more on roast than hops. More classic English roast comes through here with a nutty finish that shows a touch of fruity hop flora. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium-high carb texture and very clean finish. Overall, this has a bit more bite than its English counterparts, yet goes down a touch easier, perhaps due to lower sourness.
pstutzman (1) - USA - JAN 3, 2010 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malt and honey with a hint of hops. Quite clear, medium brown color. Medium body. Flavors are malt forward with a slightly sweet mid-pallet, finishing with more malt and just enough hops to keep it from being overly sweet. I nice representation of the style.