KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2002
On draught: Very light aroma of sweet malt and hops...Color a bronze/copper with wispy light head---no lace to speak of...Flavor is similarly two-pronged between the sweet malt floor and the lightly hopped top...Carbonation very light, which adds softness to its mouthfeel but accentuates the lack of hop assertiveness. The overall feel of this brew is a bit thin. Actually, I like the sweet base, but this needs considerably more hop presence to inspire repeat samplings. Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2002
This was weak compared to every other beer Redhook makes, yet for some reason this one gets the special label. What gives? A beer that is easy to drink, but just didn’t do much for me. P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 30, 2002
light bronze, good balance with bighting hop bitterness and extra sweet malt. At this point im in Oregon and don’t really know whats going on. HH (166) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2002
Not a bad beer. Nice color. Clean taste,fairly light on the palate,quaffable. Somewhat nondescript. The best thing that was available on tap. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Medium gold color. Mildly hopped with medium malts. Light tasting and refreshing ale. Good flavor, nice balance. Full mouthfeel. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nice beer.
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2002
I had this beer after a long night of drinking rich porters so my tastes bud were a wee bit swayed, but a favorable ale none the less. Could use some more hops and feels more watery than it should be. A good breakfast beer. rich42 (128) - USA - JUN 2, 2002
This beer has a unique flavor from most ambers - hard to put my finger on it - maybe a little bit of a roasted note?
Nice medium body - moderately hopped. Very, very easy to drink. Only seen it on tap so far.
Much more character than redhooks ESB - it’s nice to see they haven’t stagnated since becoming more comercial.
Good beer! NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2002
There is a stark contrast difference between the initial flavour and the aftertaste of this fairly hoppy beer. Like the WinterHook, I’m not partial to it’s flavour, but it is similar to the Pyramid SnowCap in that there are a lot of hard to place off-flavors roaming around in the glass, almost as if you’re not sure what is about to assault your tastebuds next. Definately a tasting experience, and I will try it again!