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Redhook Winterhook - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

811 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 811
Reviews: 456
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 15
Gots: 15 | 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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MattBrooks

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +20.9%

Winter 2005/06 release. This has long been one of my favorites from Red Hook, and this years' is probably their best ever. Pours dark brown with a lighter brown cascade flowing nicely. Smells of roated coffee and burnt toast (two things I love). The taste really put it over the top for me, though. The heavy, malty taste combined with the rich, but not too strong mouthfeel, makes this seasonal brew a winner, and certainly one to buy by the case, as putting down more than a few is really easy.

01-20-2006 20:06:35 | More by MattBrooks
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maccroz

Cambodia

4.3/5  rDev +20.1%

A dark, rich amber brew. Not syrupy thick, but very complex. This is a great winter beverage. A lot of winter seasonal brews go crazy either trying to craft a drink that is as thick as porriage or as spiced as nutmeg. This is a happy medium: a darker than normal beer which is slightly more complex than you'd expect in a lager.

Very unique piney-new-englandish taste (which is probably hard to picture not being from new england, but it's the best way to describe it)

Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed

11-19-2004 03:28:23 | More by maccroz
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +19.6%

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Dark Red with a moderate haze and a 1 finger width head. Few carbonated bubbles floating up the the surface.

Smell - Caramel, Malts, Butterscotch, Hops, and Toffee. Quite a malty character and potent enough to where I can have the glass sitting 2 feet away from me and yet I get a whiff of the aroma.

Taste - Toffee, Caramel, Grapefruit Hops, Yeasts, and Malts. Quite sweet tasting and a pretty good flavors which all blend together really nicely.

Mouthfeel - Heavy bodied and moderately carbonated. It's got a crispness to it, but not quite refreshing. Though I do get a warming sensation from drinking this; Strange because there is no spice or booziness to the flavor.

Overall - Excellent tasting beer that makes one forget about winter, or at least momentarily forget about winter. Check it out if you get a chance.

12-08-2012 06:31:11 | More by NuclearDolphin
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asuburbanman

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

01-31-2014 23:42:12 | More by asuburbanman
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

02-20-2014 19:35:42 | More by LXIXME
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cosmonick

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

02-03-2013 01:00:48 | More by cosmonick
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

03-03-2013 01:19:26 | More by LooseMoose1978
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seanbren


4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

03-29-2012 13:50:48 | More by seanbren
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brownechris


4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

01-02-2013 03:25:10 | More by brownechris
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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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MightiestBeard

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

11-01-2012 00:31:03 | More by MightiestBeard
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wshell1

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

12-28-2013 02:34:37 | More by wshell1
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Ladyfortuna

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

12-12-2013 05:28:42 | More by Ladyfortuna
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ruckus232

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

12-30-2012 03:17:30 | More by ruckus232
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cnoechel

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

07-18-2014 11:27:40 | More by cnoechel
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GoalieRon33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Overall, a nice beer to have throught the winter months (as the name would suggest) Bready, spicy aroma with somewhat of a fruited undertone. Appears a ruddy brown color, seems to glow under bar room lighting. Hints of spices are laced throughout the breadiness of this beer. Overall, for a winter "heavier" beer, its incredibly easy to drink. Could session it. Great beer to try, would be a hit even with not craft brew afficianados.

01-29-2011 19:08:12 | More by GoalieRon33
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BryanK

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

08-16-2012 22:58:44 | More by BryanK
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gonzo46and2

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Pours a deep mahogany reddish brown with a fluffy tan head. Retension is impressive with very closely knit lacing on the glass.

Aroma of spices, fruity malts, caramel and hops. Grapefruit, citrus peel, pine sap, cinnamon, sweet pastries or baked goodies, great smell.

Taste is very well balanced with sweet and hoppy characteristic that reflect the aromas I mentioned.

This tasted very good with a chocolate chip cookie.

02-02-2009 05:29:43 | More by gonzo46and2
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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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prock180

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

01-04-2014 18:23:36 | More by prock180
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Thunderballroom

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

12-26-2012 19:44:04 | More by Thunderballroom
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BRD14

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

12-16-2012 18:38:03 | More by BRD14
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.22/5  rDev +17.9%

I'm surprised this beer hasn't been reviewed. Redhook East is a good brewery, and the pub serves great food. Anyway, this winter seasonal is a nice dark amber color with a fairly thick creamy head. Good lacing. It has a sweet molasses smell to it, and a fruity, cinnamon taste. Good mouthfeel, not too carbonated. A very drinkable beer.

01-17-2006 12:52:21 | More by lordofthewiens
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erosier

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev +17.9%

This beer pours a nice orange-amber color with a nice medium off-white head that laces the glass all the way down. The aroma is of sweet malts layered with winter spice smell and finally a small amount of hoppy bitterness at the end. The taste is really good while following up the aroma. It has a very nice sweet roasted malt base with a nice amount of winter spices - cinnamon, some orange, and a hint of chocoalte from the roasted alts. The mouthfeel is good - very crisp and refreshing. The beer is quite drinkable and I could have a few of these.

03-19-2008 03:13:29 | More by erosier
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Luigi

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +17.9%

Deep amber color and a thick sticky off-white head. Head retention is very good. The aroma is very hoppy. Floral hops and roasted malts hit the nose. The taste is rich, medium to full bodied. Floral hoppiness hit the tounge at first. The hops are mellowed out with a toastel malt. Finishes hoppy and semi-dry. A hearty brew perfect for the colder weather. One of RedHook's best beers.

11-23-2005 08:00:47 | More by Luigi
Redhook Winterhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
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