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Redhook Winterhook - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
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801 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 801
Reviews: 456
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 15
Gots: 12 | 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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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-20-2012 16:30:57 | More by Kahlerbock
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-17-2012 23:28:47 | More by savagepm
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-16-2012 01:49:52 | More by Cramerican
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oldseacaptain

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-15-2012 23:30:07 | More by oldseacaptain
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sharpski

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

02-15-2012 20:58:33 | More by sharpski
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JDavis1089

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-13-2012 15:45:54 | More by JDavis1089
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottled on September 23, 2011:

In a pint glass:

A: chestnut brown colored body with a fair amount of visible carbonation seen rising, there wasn't any head and it left ring-like yet spotty lacing around the glass

S: abundance of nutty malts and a bit of alcohol

T: basically the same as the smell with just some sweetness and hints of spice

M: medium, sessionable, some harshness on the tongue, no aftertaste, slight bitter finish

O: good beer for the style, and good for me

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 15:41:37 | More by BeerKangaroo
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

02-10-2012 16:00:42 | More by tfsimpkins
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ckollias

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a clear amber hue with a thick, 2-finger, white head that slowly dissipates, leaving a nice trail down the glass, and finally ending in a solid persistent lace.

S: Malty aroma with a solid hop background.

T: Sweet toasted malt up front, followed by caramel, and finishes with a hoppy background.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. The hops add an awesome finish to this brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 02:11:21 | More by ckollias
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metter98

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear chestnut amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high light beige head that gradually died down and left thick lacing down the sides of the glass and a thin layer of bubbles consistently coating the surface.
S: There are aromas of chocolate and nutty malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and quite malty with some initial hints of sweetness and some hints of spices in the finish. No bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is little if any warming from the alcohol.
O: There’s not much ‘warming’ in this Winter Warmer, but it is an easy-to-drink winter beer if you are looking for something that is malty and fuller bodied.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 02:25:27 | More by metter98
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Stinkepete2021

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-30-2012 05:04:27 | More by Stinkepete2021
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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

01-29-2012 13:57:34 | More by mscott1975
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark caramel amber with a mountain of brownish, off white head that is dense and foamy and has great retention. The nose has a rather big hop aroma that is piny, earthy, and spicy. The flavor has a caramel sweetness to it as well as a slight spice character with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. The finish is pretty hoppy with some citrusy, piny, earthy notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

I like that there is a winter warmer that is a little hoppier and not so over spiced, this is though a little simple and I'm indifferent about it overall. Nothing really stands out for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 22:41:23 | More by tdm168
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Boppar

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a medium red-brown with bright copper highlights and 1 finger of foamy head. Had retention is excellent. I poured this baby about 10 minutes ago and there's still about 1/3 finger of head.

S: Fruity esters, faint alcohol spice. Oh, and blackberries. There are definitely blackberries.

T: Hops. Bam! That is not at all what I had been expecting after smelling it. The hops hit right away, and sustain throughout. There is a moderately dry, lingering hop finish.

M: The mouthfeel is thin and vigorously carbonated.

O: Not bad but I don't know if I'd get it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 21:26:43 | More by Boppar
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DocJ87

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-28-2012 03:58:35 | More by DocJ87
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-23-2012 03:41:18 | More by brotherloco
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TrojanWheels

California

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

01-19-2012 17:43:39 | More by TrojanWheels
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Slimpo

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-18-2012 21:11:33 | More by Slimpo
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edwardkersh

Oregon

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-17-2012 16:58:13 | More by edwardkersh
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strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-17-2012 16:33:39 | More by strongaf
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Huffaroma

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-16-2012 05:38:44 | More by Huffaroma
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bpackertx

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-15-2012 23:08:05 | More by bpackertx
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Halcyondays

California

4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber, $1.99, I've got to take advantage of it,

A: Pours a deep clear amber to red with a frothy medium white head, great lace.

S: Has a solid hoppiness, grapefruit, citrus, crystal malt.

T: Heavy crystal/red malt flavour. Has a substantial bitterness. Good flavour, like an Old Jubilation meets Full Sail Wassail.

M: Medium-bodied, resiny, thick feeling, robust, good overall body.

O: Why can't Longhammer have this kind of hop character?. This is real good beer and at sub-$2 a bomber it's a steal. One of Redhook's best without a doubt.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 06:09:12 | More by Halcyondays
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-09-2012 21:14:41 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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devinoconnor

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Such a surprising brew for me. Not a huge fan of winter warmers as I find they're generally much too spicey and lack body.

Redhook's Winter Ale is fantastic. Pours a dark brown with two fingers of foamy head. Spices are perfectly balanced with an unexpected amount of hops. Chocolate mixes with grapefruit to create a truly original winter ale. Nuts and malts create a nice backbone and a delicious finish.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2012 21:12:56 | More by devinoconnor
Redhook Winterhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 801 ratings.