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Redhook Winterhook - Redhook Ale Brewery

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877 Ratings
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Ratings: 877
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 20
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-08-2003

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
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Ratings: 877 | Reviews: 464
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Bottled 11/17/10

A: Pours a medium copper color, no cloudiness, minimal carbonation. Less than one finger head with little retention. Not much lace.

S: Sweet malt aromas, a bit of pear. The pear disappears about half way through the glass.

T: Dry biscuit, a little hop bite on the finish. Not bad, but somewhat one-dimensional.

M: Medium body, pleasant, but unremarkable. Develops some creaminess as the beer warms and the carbonation fades.

O: Good beer, above average, but not by a lot.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of John1985
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The ale has a brown appearance with a good hoppy aroma. Body is pretty thin and hops dominate the flavor with flashes of toasted malt. Overall impression is that this is a pretty good effort and is certainly not boring but this is nothing I lay awake at night thinking about.

Several years ago this ale was much richer and full bodied.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz bottle, exactly three months after bottling...

Pours out just plain brown in color, with a small head. The aroma was light, with hints of mossy pine. Not much else. The flavor wasn't very sweet. Mostly, it tasted fresh, soapy, and hoppy. The carbonation was slightly irritating in the mouth, but not bad. It went down pretty easy, but mostly this brew was nothing special. Nothing below average, either, but it didn't thrill me. I probably won't drink it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pale amber with a two-finger head. Smell is rich with hops, piney and woody and crisp. Taste is like it smells, hoppy but not overly so, and hops that taste like something other than grapefruit. Bitter and dry finish.

A nice ale, bracing and crisp.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Boulder Never Summer Ale.

A: Clear copper color with one-finger, off-white, foamy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Okay lacing.

S: Toasted malt. Hops. Mild.

T: Moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. Floral and lightly toasted malt. Solid hop bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation. Warm.

O: I generally prefer less hopped winter warmers, but this wasn't bad. I feel like it was very comparable to the Never Summer Ale and would call it a tie.

Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Redhook Winterhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
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