BeermanLayton (33) - Rohnert Park, California, USA - JUL 19, 2003
I don't really like ales, but this ones fairly tolerable. After-taste is like most other ales. gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2007 I really like this for an esb. Very drinkable in the summer and a pleasant finish. The taste leaves you wanting more. SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Amber color with moderate white head. Sweet grains and bready aroma with little of the expected hoppiness for an ESB. Malty flavor up front with some bitterness on the back of the tongue with a rather dry finish - a little metallic too. Medium body, with mild carbonation. Redhook really brought me into the world of microbrews in the 1980's when I lived in Seattle and worked across the street from their original brewery. I have fond memories of their original ale, but sadly, this doesn't live up to my recollections at all. MaBeer1972 (2085) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 11, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2003 Somewhat red color, no head at all out of the bottle. Drinkable, but not very interesting at all. Bitter? Not really. I will pass by this one next time. beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Not a bad beer, a bit light for an ESB, and not very bitter either. Tastes more like a hoppy red than a true ESB.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Coppery red in color with a small head that quickly dissapates. Good lacing. Smells pretty similar to other beers I've had. Doesn't taste at all bitter to me, despite the genre it's in. Not much taste to this at all; not what I expect from a micro. frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Orange/brown body. Mild aroma, slightly sweet start with a fairly bitter finish. Nothing outstanding, but a decent session beer BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2003
Not bad at all. Nothing outstanding, but I'd gladly drink again. I like the color, nice head, good flavor. It's bitter, and I like bitter! Seems to get more complex as it warms...and that's a good thing! slaterock (11) - USA - JUN 25, 2003
I found it to be a decent amber. It has a small head but a fair amount of lacing. Very tart/citrusy 1st go but after that it just got boring. It was pretty highly carbonated too. Decent, won't buy again. DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Orange in color with a small whitish head. Sweet/malty aroma. Has a mild sweet malty flavor. Kind of thin for my liking. Mild bitterness. Nothing really stood out to me with this one. Kind of boring and unsatisfying.