ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - JUL 14, 2002
this is the first time ive had red hook ipa, i must say i enjoyed it. i still like sierra nevada. this is a very good ipa. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2002
Hoppy and fruiy aroma (peaches, citrus). Dark golden honey with small off-white lacing head. Soft carb and med. watery body. Nice hops taste, fruity character and nice bitter finish/after. Crisp and refreshing. khayman70 (153) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2002
Thought this beer has better flavor than the ESB. I am glad I can buy this at the store and can get it when the liquor stores are closed. savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2003
An almost orange, amber colored ale with a wonderfully lacey head. The aroma had some sweetness to it, almost fruity, but not like the citrusy quality you find in some American-style ales, definitely more British in style. The finish was very dry and had a lasting hop bitterness, again more reminiscent of British bitters, which the label evokes as "a.k.a. Ballard Bitter". As an IPA, this is very true to the modern British style rather than the incredibly bitter and hoppy variety we see here in the States (which, suprisingly, is more like the original). I liked this beer more than their more popular and widely available ESB. A little more complex and drikable and not quite so obvious. drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Ehhh! This one gets kind of a bum rap I think. There are some people who like to equate hoppiness with absolute goodness without consideration of the flavors underneath. These people are total weiners. These are the people who liked Ruination better than Stone's regular IPA. Screw all that. This is a very good beer in its' (relative) mellowness.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2004 Copper-colored, nose is malty, a bit hoppy. Excellent balance in the flavor, lots of malts, toasty and full, balanced by some good citric hops. Creamy. Better than I expected it to be, was rather good. nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2004
Golden hue with a white head. Hoppy citrus nose. Pleasantly hopped taste with citrus and flora with a nice long bitter finish. Yet another highly enjoyable, fairly complex IPA from the States. KellyL (7) - Wichita Falls, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2006 does not count
Bottle. Gold in color. Two finger head with an agressive pour. Nice nose, a bit of a citrus aroma. Very well balanced taste. Not representative of a true IPA. There is no oak or woody flavor. Finishes clean. Very easy to drink. It seems most of Red Hook’s ales are middle of the road, good for introducing someone to the world of GOOD beer. Swanny6416 (8) - Auburn, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2006 does not count
I home brew most of my IPA’s. But when I need a good, solid choice from the grocery store, I’ll usually pick up Red Hook. psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Poured well but had no head, seemingly typical of the Redhooks that I have tried. Had a good aroma and a nice hoppy taste. Overall and above average IPA.