Red Hook IPA - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Commercial Brew Discussion > Red Hook IPA

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-09-2006, 03:42 PM   #1
jeffg
 
jeffg's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Boston, MA
Posts: 278
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



I have to confess, I had absolutely zero expectations of this beer being any good, but my favorite local watering hole near my office has it on tap along with Sierra Nevada, and lately I've been going for the IPA. For whatever reason, it has a pretty good bite to it and a nice hop flavor aroma balance. Maybe I have just Harpooned myself to death over the last ten years, who knows. It's not something i would normally put in my fridge, but on tap after work it is pretty good. Anyone else drink it?


__________________
Primary: nada
Secondary: nada
On Tap: Uncle Willie's Pale Ale; Kolsch
Bottled: Salvator Dopplebock
Up Next: Octoberfest

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2006, 04:53 PM   #2
todd_k
 
todd_k's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
RVA
Posts: 2,635
Liked 29 Times on 28 Posts


I bought a six pack once, I was underwhelmed by it. Their ESB is good.


__________________
Primary:
Secondary:
Kegged: Smokier Smoked Porter

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2006, 05:35 PM   #3
david_42
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,593
Liked 151 Times on 142 Posts


Odd you should bring this beer up. The Oregon Brew Crew had a People's Choice tasting last month of 14 IPA's and Redhook came in last. Lagunitas and Racer 5 were one & two.
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2006, 07:57 PM   #4
jeffg
 
jeffg's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Boston, MA
Posts: 278
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by david_42
Odd you should bring this beer up. The Oregon Brew Crew had a People's Choice tasting last month of 14 IPA's and Redhook came in last. Lagunitas and Racer 5 were one & two.
Doesn't surprise me but it's still good on tap. Downtown Boston beer choices are usually extremely limited.
__________________
Primary: nada
Secondary: nada
On Tap: Uncle Willie's Pale Ale; Kolsch
Bottled: Salvator Dopplebock
Up Next: Octoberfest

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2006, 09:25 PM   #5
Genghis77
 
Genghis77's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2005
Oregon on the Umpqua
Posts: 531
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Lagunitas is a great IPA. Also, Zero Gravity is a great IPA. I wouldn't buy Red Hook again.
__________________


 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2006, 10:40 PM   #6
Monk
Recipes 
 
Mar 2006
The Command Center
Posts: 578
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Do you ever visit JJ Foley's? It's on King street, couple blocks past Downtown crossing. I used to love that place.

monk

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2006, 11:26 PM   #7
david_42
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,593
Liked 151 Times on 142 Posts


I must admit, since I've moved to Oregon I rarely eat anywhere except a brewpub. My favorite place has an IPA Brut, an IPA, a hoppy red and a very hoppy APA on tap right now. Mark had a Pilsner this summer with 40 IBU of Saaz.
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2006, 07:17 AM   #8

Quote:
I must admit, since I've moved to Oregon I rarely eat anywhere except a brewpub. My favorite place has an IPA Brut, an IPA, a hoppy red and a very hoppy APA on tap right now. Mark had a Pilsner this summer with 40 IBU of Saaz.
Sounds like Golden Valley in McMinville. Great Brewery. I've got two bottles of the VS Brut IPA in the cellar. That's an amazing beer!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2006, 02:21 PM   #9
jeffg
 
jeffg's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Boston, MA
Posts: 278
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Monk
Do you ever visit JJ Foley's? It's on King street, couple blocks past Downtown crossing. I used to love that place.

monk
Oddly enough, I was at the Good Life right across the street last night (lamenting that I did not go to JJ's since they redid the Good Life and it is bad now).

Boston's a funny place for the bar scene. Most of the brew pubs that popped up like dandelions in the mid-90's have gone under. There are a few select bars that do the 30 beers on tap and another 100 in the bottle thing, which is nice, but they are either inconveniently located to downtown to be a good post-work spot, or they serve food as the main attraction so the standing room bar space is limited (making it tough to go with the post-work gang). The "martini bar" craze and wine bars have made a big comeback and good beer is really taking the big hit. Places think they are vogue if they have Moretti and Stella. it is shocking to get an IPA other than Harpoon on tap, which I'm pretty burnt out on. There is always a good guiness in one of the 6,000 irish bars mind you, but not much to delight the hop head....
__________________
Primary: nada
Secondary: nada
On Tap: Uncle Willie's Pale Ale; Kolsch
Bottled: Salvator Dopplebock
Up Next: Octoberfest

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2006, 08:48 PM   #10
Monk
Recipes 
 
Mar 2006
The Command Center
Posts: 578
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffg
Oddly enough, I was at the Good Life right across the street last night (lamenting that I did not go to JJ's since they redid the Good Life and it is bad now).

Boston's a funny place for the bar scene. Most of the brew pubs that popped up like dandelions in the mid-90's have gone under. There are a few select bars that do the 30 beers on tap and another 100 in the bottle thing, which is nice, but they are either inconveniently located to downtown to be a good post-work spot, or they serve food as the main attraction so the standing room bar space is limited (making it tough to go with the post-work gang). The "martini bar" craze and wine bars have made a big comeback and good beer is really taking the big hit. Places think they are vogue if they have Moretti and Stella. it is shocking to get an IPA other than Harpoon on tap, which I'm pretty burnt out on. There is always a good guiness in one of the 6,000 irish bars mind you, but not much to delight the hop head....
That's sad to hear. I lived in Boston for 3 years and very much enjoyed the pubs. I was in the seminary at the time (have since left, on good terms, and married), but I certainly enjoyed hitting Foley's on Sat afternoon to have a couple pints with the bros. I don't remember much of their selection except that it seemed large. I didn't know much of beer at the time, so I didn't give the selection much of a workout. I've heard Foley's was a hangout for cops and irish mob, but I never saw too many myself. Mostly just seminarians. They were quite nice to us, bless them.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
gas line hook-up android Equipment/Sanitation 0 03-02-2009 07:55 PM
Red Hook ESB? Eskimo Spy Recipes/Ingredients 6 08-06-2008 12:13 AM
Red Hook Copper Hook -Dan- Recipes/Ingredients 4 11-24-2007 04:53 AM
Got a Red Hook ESB clone out there?? Brewing Clamper Recipes/Ingredients 3 02-03-2007 08:22 PM


Forum Jump