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Redhook Winterhook - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

801 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 801
Reviews: 456
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 15
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Regardless of whether you spend your winter months on the slopes, shoveling your driveway or just hiding out, Redhook Winterhook is a great way to chase off the winter chill. This year will be our 27th consecutive release of Winterhook. The recipe changes slightly every winter because nobody likes getting the exact same Holiday present year after year. Redhook’s 27th brew of Winterhook has roasted chocolate notes that smooth out the quick, spicy hop finish. The rich body and nutty, malty backbone make this winter ale slighty naughty and very nice.

38 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-08-2003)
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Trailmix242

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-16-2011 23:51:22 | More by Trailmix242
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-07-2011 15:55:05 | More by UnderPressure
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Catracho5

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-25-2014 02:13:47 | More by Catracho5
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rogerthegill

Oregon

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-19-2012 20:59:54 | More by rogerthegill
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echoes

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a glass.

A: Pours a very thick head with lots of carbonation. Head dissipates very slowly and leaves some lacing. Color of beer is dark amber with little carbonation.

S: Malt/hops, citrus, caramel smell. Smell is noticeable, not great, but not bad.

T: Hops, citrus, caramel, and slight chocolate flavor. Flavors blend well, well enough that the chocolate is barely detectable (to me). A little bitter (but not bad) for a supposed ale.

M: Slightly thick but smooth as well as slightly syrupy.

D: Nothing about it would put me off from another, but then again the flavor and everything else isn't necessarily enough to make want another, if that isn't contradictory.

Fits the winter warmer style nicely. It is certainly distinct though. I like it, but compared to the other winter warmer I've had (Alaskan Winter Ale/Warmer) I prefer the latter.
Overall decent for a winter warmer. Would drink it again but wouldn't necessarily buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 02:58:52 | More by echoes
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-13-2011 08:12:07 | More by bigbeers84
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Another6Pack

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-26-2011 14:32:01 | More by Another6Pack
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timtaber

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-24-2011 01:21:35 | More by timtaber
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mechanicalprints

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-21-2012 23:09:36 | More by mechanicalprints
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aboji

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-04-2012 23:41:45 | More by aboji
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-07-2013 03:15:13 | More by jjd315
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-16-2011 03:02:19 | More by oline73
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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sachie23

New York

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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Cramerican

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-16-2012 01:49:52 | More by Cramerican
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Clydesdale

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep bronze color with good clarity and a big, creamy white head with good retention. Lacing is impressive.

S: A big whiff of piney/floral hops, plus some subdued caramel and perhaps a bit of honey and spice.

T: Again, piney and floral hops dominate the palate with a nice flavor and a touch of bitterness. Some caramel malt to provide balance, along with a vague, sweet spiced nature. There's an almost dusty, yeasty or bready nature to it as well.

M: Fairly creamy and medium bodied, with a somewhat dry finish. There is a somewhat resiny feel on the tongue after each sip.

D: This is a very nice winter offering. An assertive hop profile balanced fairly well with some malts and spices. I'd drink this again, and it's a good option for the price ($6.99/six).

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2008 04:38:08 | More by Clydesdale
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Reidrover

Oregon

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok wife took me out to "The Outback" Steakhouse tonight for me birthday..they had not much of intrest on tap ( Newcastle Brown and Black Butte being the best)..so I tried this new keg of Winterhook..what the heck..might as well. Came in the 22 oz mug.
Served slightly too cold , despite me asking for a "slightly" chilled glass..so let it stand a while.
Actually afer the chill haze was gone, its quite a good looking beer ,light chocolaty brown with garnet accents..lovelly coffeen'creme coloured head.
Good malty aroma with wine like smell of alcohol.
Pretty nice taste , malty smooth, chocolate , liquorice then it gets bitter with noticable alcohol warming in the throat.
Nice and smooth on the palate.
A quite enjoyable brew with my Prime Rib..and New York Cheescake to finish!
Tastes though it was stronger than 5.58..but the waitress had no idea!

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2003 04:22:06 | More by Reidrover
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.7%

10-31-2013 21:50:01 | More by JamieDuncan
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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Braz

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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Stidge77

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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Nevada

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-09-2013 20:52:38 | More by Beermazter310
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-28-2011 22:40:45 | More by nmann08
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