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Redhook Winterhook - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
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871 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 871
Reviews: 462
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 20
Gots: 48 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance / Pours darker than honey almost amber colored. Tried as I might all I could achieve was about 1 finger of frothy tan foam. Did not last long but never completely left either leaving thin lace along the way. Nice carbonation.

Smell / Toasted breads with some herbal spicy smells.

Taste / The first thing you get is a wonderful malty sweetness followed by a medium hop bitterness that is really well balanced.

Mouth Feel / Medium bodied that is creamy and slick with a long lasting finish.

Overall / When I had my first one of these I thought it was average but over the next few day I had a few more and each time I discovered something new with it. I find this to be a great example of the winter warmer style as this has become a favorite winter beer for me.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Red Hook Winter Hook No. 29 (2013) has a medium-to-thick, cream-colored head, a hazy, brown, appearance, and lots of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, spicy, yeasty, winter or holiday gift bread, with a hop zing in the background. Taste is of all that, with a somewhat piney bitterness showing up, mid sip. Mouthfeel is medium, and Red Hook Winter Hook No. 29 (2013 version) finishes refreshing, easy drinking, and rather rich. Overall, it works, and I liked it!

RJT

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Just to note, this year (winter of 2013/2014) is actually the 29th brew so some flavors noted before may sound different from what you're drinking. They tweak the recipe each year just a bit to keep things interesting. Great head with a nice dark copper/amber color below. Good balance of hops to the sweet malt so it has a bitter bite at the front followed by a smooth caramel like finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.37/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

one of the better Hooks...

deep copper appearance with decent lacing that settles

a smell of malts smothering some hops that can't wait to get to the tongue...would be a 4.0 if
it came on stronger. maybe the lager glass didn't help (try the next one in a belgian tulip?)

everything is righted once it hits what counts: taste. a really nice, almost mellow, yet certainly bold (balance) blast of rich malt guising with hop-masks...though i don't get the spice i expected, there is something really warming and calming about this. the finish is a bit short, so i have to keep taking little gulps/big sips....mouthfeel is far from thin, just right, not thick or chewy. again pretty darn good.

Red Hook's 2013-14 seasonal is pretty much spot on. and after a winter break of nothing but stellar belgian and american belgian-style winter warmers, etc, this is a nice way to save some dollars and get back to reality. recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Redhook Winterhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 871 ratings.