tfontana (1087) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Hannaford. Appearance is clear, light amber with fair sparkle, 2-finger width frothy beige head with good retention and decent soapy lacing. Aroma is citrus, light tropical fruit, herbs and pine over cereal malt backbone. Taste is dank resin bitter and citrus, with light pine and grains. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin texture, average carbonation and dry, bitter finish. Overall, one of the stronger offerings from this brewer. Interesting complexity, surprising maltiness for a DIPA, though a bit to the bitter side for me. Paulpopilek (8) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2017 does not count
Smooth rich hoppy taste. Ballard bold with a strong finish that makes you forget about your sorrows
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tntracey (100) - Hood River, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2017
22 oz bottle poured into frosted pint glass! Thought to celebrate my 100th mountain bike ride of the year by drinking this beer. You best like hoppy beers if you are to tackle this IPA. It seems much more than the 73 IBU that it is listed as. Me? I love it and I'm happy to be enjoying this tasty Imperial IPA while overlooking the Boise Mountains...! donandres (621) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - SEP 11, 2017
12 ounce bottle poured to tulip glass
Sight: Very good; Golden, dark yellow/amber, hazy, cloudy, small head, some lacing
Smell: Very good, Fragrant- hoppy
Taste: bitter but not as bitter as other IPA even if it is double
Mouthfeel: Creamy, a bit fizzy
Overall: Very good beer, even got a growler of this beer.
hershiser2 (3591) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2017
Kroger bottle. I haven't had a Red Hook in ages, and if I remember correctly I hated their regular IPA (checking.... yep). Pours golden-amber with a an off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, mango, pineapple. So far this is much better than the old retired IPA. Flavor is mango juice, pineapple, light green hops, pine. This is good. Nice work stepping up the game, Red Hook.
Rex_Remes (250) - 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. Braudog (6804) - 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) stevoj (5432) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2017
Bottle from WinCo. Dark amber, clear, thin head fades to ring. Malty, fruity aroma, some tobacco. Taste gets kind of astringent, leathery. Bitter, metallic finish. brownaler (700) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Chewy hop profile with a bit of harshness in the malt with a sweet candy finish. tricksta_p (5013) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2017
Bottle from a grocery store in Portland, Oregon. Aroma is fruity hops, tropical fruits, grapefruit, malt, pine resin, orange, hint of caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and above medium bitter. Body is medium. Mild for an IIPA with a definite malt presence, but I like the easy balance of this beer.