Redhook ESB - Redhook Ale Brewery
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3.73/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle (looks like a regular bottle/stubbie hybrid) stamped on bottom label BOTTLED ON: OCT 07 11. Poured into a Duvel tulip.
Appearance - Pours offwhite head with decent retention and stick. Slightly hazy deep orange body with a bit of brownish hue. Tons of floating particulate matter. They look clear and flaky like tiny fragments of lemon or lime meat left over in the glass after a good squeeze.
Smell - Bready malts. Caramel. Grassy hop. Smells like a mild but well balanced IPA. Faint citrus after a swirl. Becomes noticeably sweeter when warmed.
Taste - Moderate flavor. Stale hop. Stong lime rind bitterness. Malt is there but difficult to evaluate due to the bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Almost chewy. Effervescence cuts through after a moment and cleans the tongue, leaving mild astringency in its wake.
Overall Drinkability - Not my style of beer but it's pretty drinkable nevertheless. First few sips were questionable and I didn't think I'd be able to polish off a sixer, but after half a bottle I adjusted to the profile and find it more than tolerable.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2012 02:26:43 | More by ZenAgnostic
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