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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
Brewed by:
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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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jimbodude5

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-28-2013 18:40:08 | More by jimbodude5
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chicagoish

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-24-2013 23:37:58 | More by chicagoish
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

11-22-2013 02:43:23 | More by hockeyfighter19
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FreshButterbeer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-19-2013 22:37:06 | More by FreshButterbeer
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-18-2013 02:57:28 | More by Kunstman
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TastyAdventure

Kentucky

3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smell - when first poured all I got was earthy, floral hops. With a touch of citrus somewhere. As I kept sniffing I got some classic sweet malt toffee notes.

A- dark brown, burgundy up against the light. 1 finger head that gradually fades.

Taste- smooth malt, slight roastyness followed by a more robust coffee roast flavor. Some balance of earthy herbal hops.

Mouthfeel is great. Smooth, not much carb, which is good, lots of carb wouldn't be very "warming"

Good for a winter warmer. I could get next to the fire with this one

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 00:05:12 | More by TastyAdventure
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-15-2013 04:22:03 | More by zestar
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MithrilTuxedo

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-13-2013 23:16:57 | More by MithrilTuxedo
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bnewchurch

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-13-2013 02:24:13 | More by bnewchurch
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blurredline

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-13-2013 01:52:07 | More by blurredline
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pathead

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

11-12-2013 00:31:35 | More by pathead
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-10-2013 20:46:04 | More by Shawnspl
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woodchipper

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

11-08-2013 23:22:57 | More by woodchipper
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codysjb

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

11-07-2013 23:06:36 | More by codysjb
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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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mdaschaf

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-07-2013 00:57:54 | More by mdaschaf
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kbettenh

New York

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-02-2013 00:38:11 | More by kbettenh
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-31-2013 19:36:20 | More by ajcormier
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Zach122

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-31-2013 18:46:53 | More by Zach122
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date September 16, 2013 printed on the label. Another new beer to me from Redhook. Expectations are about averaged based on the brewery and the style.

Poured into a Miller High Life pint glass.

A - Pours a ruddy mahogany-ruby colored body with about a finger and half of dense frothy off-white head. A bit of lacing when swirled, but none sticks to the glass. Looks alright for what it is.

S - Smell is pretty faint. Some amber / chocolate malt presence, a hint of oily pine hops, and virtually nothing else.

T - Taste follows the nose: amber / chocolate malt up front, some earthy tea leaf sweetness, a bit of piney hop bitterness in the middle, and some dark malt roast / coffee grounds on the finish.

M - Feel is crisp, clean, bitter, and slightly dry. Light and refreshing for being a 6.00% abv beer.

Overall, a fairly forgettable outing from Redhook, but it was about what I was expecting. Definitely not a very interesting beer, but drinkable and "safe" for those looking to expand their beer horizons. Glad to have tried it, but I wouldn't want this again.

Redhook Winter Hook ---3/5.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 03:32:12 | More by mfnmbvp
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

10-23-2013 17:52:06 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

10-22-2013 15:30:37 | More by Bouder32
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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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rfreed

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-21-2013 02:13:08 | More by rfreed
Redhook Winterhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.