blankboy (7780) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle (12oz) shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o garthicus. Pours a clear oily looking golden-orange with a small quickly diminishing white head. Mild aroma of grain, sweet malt and very light hops. Watery flavour of grain, corn, bread, artificial fruit and a light bitter finish -- not liking it. Average bodied. Mediocre at best. AirForceHops (7679) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Draft @ Portsmouth, NH location. Served in my mug, can’t tell color. Light head. Malt and bread nose. Starts sweet and finishes bitter with a touch of salt. Flavors of biscuit, light caramel and light fruit hop finish. I’m really thinking Red Hook is getting too big. This brew is aimed at the masses, to commercial. Nothing to make it stand-out. Skip this one. Strykzone (7557) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Copper is a pretty good description of the color of this beer. It has a small and short lived head that leaves a small lacing. Aroma is a very pleasant floral, hop, and malt mixture. Flavor, like the aroma, is a combination of tart hops, sweet malt and honey. Nicely carbonated. Pleasant and refreshing. Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle 355 ml HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2009
Aroma slightly nutty , amber malts with sweet malty behind, Light aromatic hop is hinted. Quiet refreshing in simple way. 7-
Appearance amber shaded ale with medium top that disappeared quickly.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied , slight sourness at edge , soft oily malts , quiet chewy. Hop feel found on top end. Below average.
Bottle (12oz). Shared by garthicus with me and blankboy. Clear bright gold, smallish white head. Tangy, slightly harsh, sweet - apricot? Taste - same, cereal, generic bitterness, slight fake fruit - wtf? Slick, sort of lively, harsh building aftertaste. Not too good.
wlajwl (7008) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2017
Aroma and flavor is sweetish malts, mild tea and not quite enough hops/bitterness. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2004 Bottle pours amber with a medium sized off-white head.   Decent carbonation, good lacing.   Lots of very fine bits floating about, almost appears unfiltered.   Aroma is grain & malts.   Taste is much the same, but with a sweaty sock & ashtray finish.   Definately thin on the palate.   I can see why this is what they offer to BMC drinkers at Redhook. ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2004
2003 or 2004 bottle. Lovely medium-orange-amber color, with a touch of sediment floating around. Decent white head. Appearance looks great so far. Aroma is citrus hops, grapefruit, orange marmalade and some more fruity spiciness compliments of the hops. Flavor is moderately bitter, but well-balanced (relative to the style of course). Which by the way, how is this an amber ale??? Anyways, it’s got a good dry toffee/caramel like malt that dosent get too sweet but holds the bitterness in check. The finish had plenty of orange zest, grapefruit and a hint of bitter pininess. Body is medium, lively carbonation, hint of thinning and very drinkable. Loved it, actually, but then, I havent had a West Coast hopped beer for a while, so maybe I was just missing them. Thanks so much for the beer, Andre. Braudog (6803) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 Rerated 3/25/07 ... Deep golden, maybe an orange tinge. Orange-tinged (yes, I’m repeating myself ... hey, I’ve had a few beers) yeasty aroma. The yeastiness carries ... bit of orange, almost a corriander tinge, interestingly flavorful. Not bad. Patrickctenchi (6691) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Pours murky, dark yellow with a small, off-white head.
Scent is lightly fruited, caramel.
Taste is malty, berry flavour.....raspberry/blueberry....slightly bitter, chalky berry aspects.
My rate seems to be a bit anomalous compared to others, but, that’s what I’m tasting...anyway, I think it’s pretty good....light, fruity, lively.