jkeller (4) - jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2003 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Trying not to be biased against ale, this beer still didnt cut it. Redhook seemed a bit flat for my taste.
realjb29 (27) - olean, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2013
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nose is very bland only a subtle hint of cinnamon. Appearance good clarity color is almost mahogany a deep amber hue. taste is bland over all only subtle hints of caramel, black cherry, possesses some sour off flavors. moderate carbonation. Overall not good. I would never drink this beer again.
joet (2188) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 20, 2001
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Some light struck flavors and aromas -- possibly some iso-valeric acid, pine. It’s a loser before it hits my tongue. Hmmm... soft, wet and damp and has a fat hoppy ass that walks away quickly. I’ve had a lot of crap beers in my day and yet it’s obvious this is far worse than an average beer. If you think this beer is not up to par, it should rate below a 2.75.
somecrzyguy420 (13) - schenectady, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2006
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
im not a real hoppy fan so i didnt care for this much, good dark color though, aroma typical of a seasonal ale
rich42 (128) - USA - SEP 6, 2002
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2005 used to be a big fan of this beer - but wow has it gone downhill.
used to be a stronger dark ale. then it became more of a typical but decent brown. now it seems like they’ve just added some food coloring to their watered down IPA.
light brown color. moderately hoppy. fairly thin bodied. nothing interesting or tasty going on. nothing "robust" about it.
malrubius (1773) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 30, 2007
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
In typical Red Hook fashion, nothing on the label of this beer or its six-pack, which I thankfully did not have to buy, tells anything about what this beer is supposed to be. They just figure that the Bud distributors will throw it into the supermarkets, and Joe Schmoe who doesn’t know any better, but knows enough to want better than Buttwiper, will buy it because it says winter, so it must be a winter micro brew.
Reddish copper color. Absolutely deviod of aroma or flavor, not to mention character of any kind. I hope my drain won’t be offended.
JFParnell (48) - Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 Cask conditioned sample at the Redhook brewery in Woodinville, so this is the best that it gets. Natural overtones of dish soap and toe jam permeate this beer with just a hint of castor oil. Nasty aftertaste makes the drinker wish that they had brought some mouthwash with them. Head lays flatter than piss on a platter, and the brown color reminds one of dead leaves. Overall a very undrinkable beer, and well worthy of the Redhook name.