Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Clear, coppery/amber-y color, big, puffy head. An attractive enough ale.
Malty, nutty nose. But, barely...overall, hollow, everything played very lightly, if at all...
Taste is coppery, malty, soft and fresh on the palate. Light body, slight finish...good mouthfeel.
But too bland for my tastes, though I can feel what they’re searching for here: a session ale, that’s deeper and darker than spring or summer seasonal ales.
Not bad at all, but nothing to get excited about. tennisjoel (1460) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2006 Rerate. Good hoppy profile. Some grape flavor detected. Nice balance. Not as good as I rated it the first time.
Clear amber color. Rich caramel flavor. One of the best in its style. Very good!
Original rating = 4 Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Pour is nice clear amber with a thin but dense and lasting khaki head...smell is a little toasty but remarkable wet lawn leaf...I suppose that is somehow appropriate...taste is wet cardboard with a slightly metallic finish... 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Bottle: Amber, hues of dark/burnt orange, moderate light beige head that leaves behind very nice lacing, but not much in the way of carbonation.   Nose of grains and oddly enough, canvas.   Malty start, slight astringency or metal immediately after, though not too strong, with a slightly nutty finsih.   Body and mouthfeel are fairly average... this is Redhook ya know.   I will say it does have a rather smooth and somewhat cleaner finish.   Gets a bit better as it warms up.   Thanks Clark for the chance at trying a Redhook that is not brewed down the street from me in Woodinville.   Everyone will wonder where the hell I got this beer. =) tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Bottle. Pours reddish orange with thin white head. Very earthy hops in the nose, some toast. The flavor is much like dried bark. Earthy hops and some tannic bitterness round it out. Good, but not my favorite autumnal beer.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2005
pours a slightly hazy dark orange brown color with a small amount of fizzy white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, slightly citrusy and slightly hoppy. Flavor is light, crisp, citrusy, floral, and slightly sour. Overall, a so so watery apa tasting brew. Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Clear dark orange, short head, some lacing. Aroma is slightly citrus, toasty and sweet. Taste is not very thick and has a different spicy/sour edge mixed in with the thin caramel malt flavors. This one is also fine for steaming turkey sausage in. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Copper color with a modest light tan head. Orange citrus and a hint of malt in the aroma. Mild hints of vanilla in the backdrop. Sweet sour flavors hit the mouth running. Actually start with a mild toasted flavor that is then followed by the sauce. Some mild caramel enters with some dry malt and wheat bread. The sweet sour keeps coming back though. Odd flavors indeed. nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2006 The aroma is caramel malt with hops and some spice. The appearance is a red-orange and slightly brown. The flavor is really nice. It had quite a caramel and toffee taste with some spice and just the right amount of bitter hops. There is almost a bread like quality to the malt taste as well. The palate is great with a full mouth feel and its smooth also. Bitter aftertaste with some maltiness. Very nice ale. Recommended! Suttree (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Orangey copper with a foamy beige head. Caramelly, peppery aroma. Nicely smooth, with notes of caramel and toffee. Crisp hop bite at the end. Decent brew.