hoped (18) - Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2003
Tasted on 03-11-2003. I noticed this on tap at a spring training game. After watching Randy Johnson strike out batter after batter, including ARod, I worked up a mighty thirst in the 90 degree heat. 24 ounce plastic cup draught please. I noticed the amber color and calm smooth head. The first sip was great, as was the rest of the beer. Good bitterness, with a citrus like flavor nicely balanced with malt sweetness. Very refreshing. I will try this one again. Diamondbacks 5 - Rangers 4 Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2003
Amber, small head, banana aroma. Flavour likewise banana with peach, slight bitterness very restrained hop presence matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2003 "This Red Hook amber ale happens to be very good. It blows Killian’s Irish Red out of the water. This Red Hook has the aroma of sweet fresh fruit, but tastes slightly bitter. - 6/15/03 - They must have recently changed the labeling on this beer? " ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2003
It's what I expected in an ESB. Which isn't necessarily bad. It's pretty good and very accessable. brownaler (674) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2003 A flavorless start at the very beginning, but finishes well. Yet maybe this may be what ESB's are supposed to be like.
Shag (3026) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2004 A decent ale but not as good as thier IPA. Copper appearance with a faint head. Smooth finish with a slight malt flavor and enough hops to make it slightly complex. Not a bad beer for something so widely available UNCCTF (587) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2003
Pretty copper color, with a bone white head that holds on for a few minutes. Hops dominate the finish, but a nice malty flavor up front. Quite good. Rib Eye (148) - USA - MAR 20, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2003 Creamy and malty with a slightly unpleaseant sour note in there somehwere. Hoppy but not quite crisp enough on the finish. Much better on draft. WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Initial sweet mild malt flavors, then a nice crisp hops aftertaste. Easy to drink. Not bad for a very accesible beer. JPDIPSO (6236) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Light amber color. Light beige moderate head. Citric hops aroma. Somewhat sweet smooth and "buttery". Drinkable. Caramel malt in the finish.