kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Had on tap at Beef O’Brady’s. Poured to a bright copper color with a thick white head that lingered thru most of the glass and left very good lacing. Mouthfeel of this full-bodied beer was a pleasant blend of hops and malts, and the flavor, while not real descript, was tasty. This all led to a long pleasant finish.
One of the best Ambers I’ve had. Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Gully for bringing me back this on your many travels, pretty unique looking bottle I like it. As the name suggests the body is a hazy copper color complete with a thick creamy head that had fairly good retention, lots of effervescence to constantly replenish the cap and some nice spotty lacing. Awesome aroma nice and hoppy and a good malt presence, dam it the good smell has vanished where did it go I can still kind of pick up a mild sweet hoppiness. Taste is slightly bitter, so very good and malty, nice mild hop presence. This beer has a perfect balanced of hops and malt so rich and flavorful. This has a nice light feel good carbonation but slightly watery, the brew has a strange watermelon hubabuba finish. This is a phenomenal beer the taste is next to perfect, clean refreshing and so very easy to drink. I was trying to drink this slowly to give a proper review but I couldn’t help myself it vanished in a matter of minutes making me long for more. Review done while watching dirty jobs. DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber pour, almost no head (some lasting bubbles though) and an aroma of mellow caramel. Flavor is slightly sweet caramel, nice and nutty malt, and sweet earthy mellowness all the way through. As an amber, this is really nice. andrewje41 (3874) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2015
A bit of a milestone beer for me since this is the 1500 beer rating from the US. I picked this beer because it isn’t the first beer I ever tried, but it is the first beer I ever truly enjoyed, when I had my first experiences with beer at the age of 21. I know. I started the beer thing late. Pours a clear copper color. Appropriately. Super smooth, easy drinking. Light body. I’ve always enjoyed this beer, and after a 2 year hiatus of trying this, I still enjoy it. Probably my favorite Red Hook brew, though a lot of that is owed to sentimental value. brownaler (660) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Hazy orange appearance. Has a sharp hop tinge in the front with a trace of lemon in the finish. A nice drinkable amber ale.
maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Purchased fresh at the brewery in WA, sampled barely chilled in a tulip glass. Yeast-cloudy copper/orange... somewhere between polished bronze and cantaloupe flesh... with a small ecru head. Bright aromas of spicy licorice, caramel, menthol, and nutmeg. Flavors are complex and fascinating; rye and breadcrust, peppery spice, honey, yeast, walnut, juniper, and a hint of bubblegum. Medium bodied, tingly on the tongue, kind of coats the mouth like static cling. Mildy bitter, cedary aftertaste. All elements blend seamlessly. I think the "amber ale" classification is misleading- I consider it more of a hybrid or "specialty" style. Refreshing, tasty, and unusually spicy; rivals a top-notch Belgian ale. Wow! Cybercat (5829) - Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Color is a beautiful clear reddish-amber, with a little bit of head that persists somewhat. Aroma is not strong, but it is invitingly malty and spicy. Flavor is mainly malty with strong overtones of spice, mostly cinnamon and cloves. Smooth and refreshing, lively and zingy, this is a beer for sipping and savoring. GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Light, hoppy aroma with a hint of fruits. Pours a very clear light brown or orange color. Head of large bubbles that dissipates quickly. The hops are a little metallic, light malt flavor, sweet, especially on the finish.
Sticky mouth feel, which is odd for a spring beer. Overall, it’s not a bad beer, it’s not fantastic, but I enjoy it. MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
Had this one with breakfast (well, it WAS an 11:30 breakfast). The body was a nice, rich copper colour underneath an underwhelming thinnish white head. Aroma was better, with some nice hops and malt, but not strongly so. Taste was like the nose, and both mouthfeel and finish were refreshing. Worst thing was that it was served far colder than necessary, and I think this was detrimental to my enjoyment of this beer. Patrickctenchi (6586) - 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.