yemntftb (106) - USA - JUN 14, 2006
A pretty good IPA. It’s heavily hopped, but not too much so its unenjoyable. Not my favorite of the Mendocinos, but I enjoy this beer on draft down at the brewery when Im in the mood. bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2008
From bottle... poured copper orange with mildly hoppy aroma. Flavor was a good citrusy & pine, but was not very strong. Kind of a mild overall IPA, but good enough to get again. bigirishphan (106) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Nothing too special with this ipa. Yes, a citrus note on the nose with some piney characters. The lacing was average at best for a good ipa. Then the taste...it did nothing to bring out the hops in this, more malt than anything. I felt like there was a bitter feel that fizzeled out and left me wanting something more. GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Dark golden color, not much aroma, what is there is pine-y. First impression is pine-y hops, then malt peeks thru. The malt eventually becomes a little too sweet. Medium bodied. Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Pours orangish/amber color with thin head. Semi floral taste with pretty decent amount of hoppiness. Nice bitterness kick to it although maybe a little overdone. Overall its a pretty good Ipa but could be a little better balanced.
joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Light golden orange color with a medium thick eggshell white head that lasted pretty well. Thin lacing. The aroma is musty and mildly hopped, with a faint hint of citrus. One-dimensional flavor. Straight hops without a whole lot of taste, and a bit of grapefruit is about it. Boring. ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - JAN 28, 2004
I was presently surprised by this IPA I must admit. I had read some of the reviews before I had tried this one and I don't really understand why it rates so low? Mild grass hop and pine aroma that isn't as strong as I would like but pleasant nonetheless. Pours out copper orange red with a medium head and noticeable lacing. Flavor was strong bitter at first than trailing off to a dry finish. Fairly well balanced and very easy to drink. A very good session beer. I think it deserves a higher rating that it gets by most, but that?s just my opinion. Try it, I don?t think it will disappoint. elcaballo (101) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 5, 2008
While I did not love redtail ale, at least that beer had some good hops in it. Seriously weak bitterness for and IPA. Or perhaps i should say bad bitterness because what was there was just not very enjoyable. I like IPA’s so I could not hate this beer but did not really enjoy it Haack (101) - Hornslet, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2009
I had a lot of beers this night and this beer didn’t get my attention. Nothing fancy or new. An overall IPA. brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - APR 7, 2005
I’m not an I.P.A. fan, so I have no real valid critcism. I wil, however, give you my opinion of this beer.
Not too bad. Flowery, and bitter, but not overbearing like a lot of other I.P.A.’s. A little sweeter as well.