Braudog (6898) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle. One of those beers I swear I’ve had before and surprised I haven’t recorded notes on. I’m superbly impressed ... beautiful pour of crystal clear metallic-orange color, huge pock-marked head. The aroma is prototypical IPA,
fruity, woodsy, piney, outdoorsy. This beer also drinks the way I want my beers to drink -- full of flavor, classic American hoppiness, fully built backbone, and a nice little bitter flourish at the very finish. Fully bodied, clinging to the palate. This is A+
stuff. (#6709, 7/18/2017) mrhoppy (1196) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Really good pleasant surprise from Redhook. Very flavorful hoppy malty rich IPA. Beautiful orange hue that says I will taste delicious. TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
22 oz. bottle purchased at Safeway in Lynnwood, WA. Pours a beautiful dark/clousy amber color with an off-white head. Aroma: The obvious grapefruit and pine you would expect in a powerful IPA. Flavor: Similar to the aroma profile, with a hint of spice and orange peel. Well done Red Hook! philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2010
RedHook Ale Brewery--Big Ballard Imperial IPA--Inspired By One Of RedHook’s Original Beers, Ballard Bitter IPA, First Brewed In 1984--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 8.60% ABV. 100+IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Lacy off white mild head. Pretty clear thin bright amber gold color. Crisp very floral Cascade hop front. Thin textured dry sweet tangy crisp citrus pine mild caramel tangy malt body. Hot hop spice You Betcha Bitter dry tangy end. Rich Hops. A touch more body needed? Sampled 4/28/2010. $5.49 Each. maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber color with a very small white head on it. Nose is quite hoppy, with floral and resin notes dominating the smell, and seeming very bold. Taste is nicely bitter and feels thick, almost like you should chew it. Decent brew.
Rex_Remes (283) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - AUG 18, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: malt, some sweetness, ripe/dried fruit, bran, floral/perfume notes, moderate hops APPOEARANCE: beautiful Amber, copper, clear, offwhite head, rich/thick foam TASTE: roasted malt, grain, corn, dark bread, some fruitiness, molasses, dark chocolate, grass, herbs ALATE: pretty full bodies, crwmy, rich, bold yet relatively smooth, nice balance between front and back, bitter, significant lingering notes OVERALL: a very good imperial IPA, very robust and flavorful, but not overboard, chewy and drinkable.. Another solid beer by red hook. rmussman (1701) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Sampled in a bomber. Glad they finally paid some respect to the big ballard, since they have been using the slogan on everything for years. These guys really crank the hops up. Fantastic stuff. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Hellbilly hooks it up! Orangish pour, white head. Very hoppy aroma with some caramel. Flavor is soapy hops, citrus and light caramel. Not bad. neepsntatties (2076) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Had this on tap at the 2010 Oregon Brewers Festival. Colour... apricot-orange with a thin head. Nose... mixed citrus zest and citrus sweets. Palate... dusty hops, macerated hop cones, sweet, resinous, long grapefruity finish. Best Redhook I’ve ever had!