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Redhook Winterhook - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

807 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 456
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 15
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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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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Brad007

Vermont

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a amber color with creamy one-finger head. Aroma is nice and spiced. Taste is malty upfront with the spices disappearing in the back of the throat. Not as overpowering as other examples I've had. Very smooth like a pale ale. I supposed it still qualifies as a winter warmer but the spices are not overpowering like other examples I've had.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2007 23:06:24 | More by Brad007
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Brownish-red in color with a two finger tan head that dissipates in about two minutes, leaving behind moderate amounts of lacing.

S. Some light cinnamon, cardamom, and allspice aroma on top of light orange peel and toffee malt scent.

T. Sweet toffee malt, medium nuttiness and the spicing flavors I found from the nose, grapefruit peel bittering in the finish.

M. Lighter side of medium thick, adequately carbonated, semi-smooth texture.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 20:08:49 | More by WastingFreetime
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SheepNutz

Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a Winterhook pint glass. It pours a deep brownish-red with one finger of head. There is a large amount of lacing left on the glass. The smell is fairly malty, a little sweet, with just a note of hops. The smell is a little weak on this one. The taste is fairly malty at first, with bits of pepper and nutmeg present. The finish is very hoppy. Almost no aftertaste is left behind. The mouthfeel is just a little light, but the drinkability is fairly nice. I could down a few of these on this cold winters night.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2004 02:54:32 | More by SheepNutz
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is a dark brown with slight red tint with fair head and lace. Smell of citrus, caramel and light roasted malt. Taste has a sweet roasty caramel bitterness. Mouthfeel is a smooth medium with just enough carbonation to make it so. Overall a very nice balance, making a very good winter ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 01:05:39 | More by Bookseeb
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-09-2014 20:00:23 | More by HoppySeb
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wander4

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-07-2013 03:05:41 | More by wander4
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kgammell1

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-03-2013 03:31:08 | More by kgammell1
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Cooper

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-03-2012 18:02:44 | More by Cooper
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-23-2012 02:11:56 | More by cliff1066
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DOCRW

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-24-2014 21:27:01 | More by DOCRW
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-16-2012 16:34:31 | More by ChrisL24481
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JGooden

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-08-2012 11:39:38 | More by JGooden
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rfreed

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-21-2013 02:13:08 | More by rfreed
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g_jenkins

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-21-2012 21:43:22 | More by g_jenkins
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-22-2014 22:12:53 | More by buzzy
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-17-2014 02:29:17 | More by OregonGrown7
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-18-2012 04:15:33 | More by warpedrevolution
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BWH999

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-01-2013 16:00:54 | More by BWH999
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MTNboy

Germany

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: It smells bitter and hoppy. Like an IPA and an ESB had a child.

Appearance: The body is a dark reddish color with a tan head. The head has small bubbles around the edge and bigger bubbles in the middle. Great lacing.

Tastes: It is not as bitter as the aroma may lead you to believe. It is a little bitter with some fruit like tones.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Average.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2009 14:11:17 | More by MTNboy
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keywestgourmet

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-13-2012 23:59:42 | More by keywestgourmet
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-22-2013 09:30:18 | More by crbnfbr
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jkn09

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-02-2014 04:59:03 | More by jkn09
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Birdlegs

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-13-2012 03:23:36 | More by Birdlegs
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MaxOhle

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-10-2013 22:11:13 | More by MaxOhle
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superdedooperboy

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a snifter. ABV noted on the label is 5.9%, as opposed to the stated 6.11% here.

Pours a clear ruby-chestnut hue with a rich, creamy off-white cap that leaves behind thick patches of stick on the walls of the glass.

Aroma is, surprisingly, mostly of bright, citrussy, floral and resinous hops.

Flavors are of slight caramel malts up front and, surprisingly again, piney hop notes. As it warms, a bit of toasted biscuit begins to appear around the edges, and oddly a bit of a watered-down nature falls in near the finish, which is characterized by a lingering light hop bitterness.

Body and mouthfeel are medium and lighter than expected, and the watered-down flavor that appears with warming detracts from the mouthfeel as well, lending itself in feel as well as flavor.

Overall a very drinkable winter brew, perhaps taking its cues more from Sierra Nevada's Celebration than the prototypical Winter Warmer, and should perhaps therefore be labeled accordingly. Not as outstanding as Sierra Nevada's example, but a solid offering nevertheless.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 04:51:17 | More by superdedooperboy
Redhook Winterhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
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