freekyp (2498) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2018
Bicoastal combines the citric bitter rindiness of a WCIPA with the milder more earthy tones of an ECIPA. Ultimately though, the significant rindiness wins out with a bitter extended fade. At the start, this brew is orangy with a nice light toffee base. Pine resins and prickly alphas start to rise very quickly, then crescendo leaving a very bitter long fade to work through. Pours lightly hazy light amber with tons of lace, but little head. hershiser2 (3960) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2018
Food Lion bottle. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma is very perfumy floral - way too perfumy to be natural, along with some resin and stale hops. Flavor is floral hops, orange peel, stale funky hops, bread, mango, grapefruit, resin, pine, burnt malt. Meh. damzz (557) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2018
Pours a CLEAR slightly burnt yellow with a thick white head with lacing. Nose is resin. Body is medium. Taste is tropical fruit with a noticeable sweet malt. The picture and the video on their website shows a hazy pour. There is no haze in this beer or the others in the pack- period. Quite misleading. This and the sweet maltiness, however slight, makes it a West Coast IPA and not a hybrid. The experiment failed despite one of their breweries being in Maine. 12 oz bottle Bottled: 12/7/17 nhardes (134) - - DEC 8, 2017
Clear golden appearance with dense white head. Tropical fruit aroma, sweet over-ripe pineapple and hops. Medium bodied palate, full mouth feel with low carbonation. Tropical fruits up front quickly replaced by prominent bitterness, ripe banana and bready malt. Long dry finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone stevoj (6017) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 4, 2017
Bottle from HomeBrewStuff. Almost clear golden, lazy carbonation, small airy head. Aroma leans on the hops first, small resiny scents, then some bready grains. Taste follows this formula, mild bitter hoppiness, then some solid malts. Still comes off as an APA though. I guess the ABV moves it into IPA land.
tfontana (1255) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Taster pour at NH Brewfest. Appearance is clear greenish yellow with zero sparkle and small, light foamy head. Aroma is citrus, floral. Taste is bittersweet grapefruit and a little bit herbal. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, soft carbonation and dry finish as taste. Overall, a mix of juicy sweet and bitter grapefruit, living up to its bicoastal name. Not terribly complex but decent. closey22 (2150) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2017
Hazy gold with bubbly lacy foamy white
Aroma is dank sweet blend notes of pineapples
Flava is bitter slightly citrusy notes of bitter citrus peel
Feels light with moderate fizz
Finishes bitter jbruner (5711) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2017
Pours a clear gold on tap with bubbly white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of dank citrus and mild piney hop notes over a clean biscuit caramel malt base. Taste follows, with a clean mild bitterness. More west coast than north eastern, but a solid IPA. Rex_Remes (298) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - AUG 29, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2018 (12ox bottle) AROMA:nice hoppy nose, green, resin, hint of spice, some underlying caramel and coffee, soft malts, citrus, APPEARANCE: medium straw yellow, mostly clear (some hazy sediment in last of bottle), good carbonation, thiin but billowy head with creamy lacing. TASTE: roasted malt, dark bread, a touch of heavy fruit sweetness, dark chocolate, pine/resin, some citrus rind, toast PALATE: medium-full body, solid bitterness, dry on cheeks, tad oily, good balance between round/smooth and some bite, good finish. OVERALL: a distinctive IPA with good balance, delicious and fragrant hops, I like it. NOTE: one day later, and I am having a Founders Centennial IPA ... and although the noses are different, and not the exact same flavors, there are similarities between this Redhook and the Founders. This Redhook IPA is very good. Suttree (6608) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2017
Man, it been a long time since I’ve rated a RedHook beer. This was bad, actually. A bit on the sweet side for what I prefer, but I could see myself getting this again if I see it.