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Redhook Winterhook - Redhook Ale Brewery

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811 Ratings

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Ratings: 811
Reviews: 456
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 15
Gots: 15 | 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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3.73/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

03-12-2012 20:08:49 | More by WastingFreetime
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-11-2012 01:48:25 | More by specialkheese
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-08-2012 11:39:38 | More by JGooden
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1.5/5  rDev -58.1%

03-08-2012 07:16:28 | More by shockrocker65
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-04-2012 23:41:45 | More by aboji
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours brownish-copper with little head that dissipates quickly. The nose is quite subtle - nothing bad, but nothing good either. There is a solid malt profile upfront with very tasty roasted bitterness on the finish. A solid offering from a solid brewery.

03-04-2012 04:32:18 | More by 57md
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-02-2012 22:32:20 | More by Ted
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-28-2012 08:09:50 | More by shelby415
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-26-2012 22:56:37 | More by tjeppaint
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-21-2012 23:09:36 | More by mechanicalprints
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-20-2012 16:30:57 | More by Kahlerbock
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-16-2012 01:49:52 | More by Cramerican
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-15-2012 23:30:07 | More by oldseacaptain
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

02-15-2012 20:58:33 | More by sharpski
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-13-2012 15:45:54 | More by JDavis1089
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3.29/5  rDev -8.1%

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

02-13-2012 15:41:37 | More by BeerKangaroo
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

02-10-2012 16:00:42 | More by tfsimpkins
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4.45/5  rDev +24.3%

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.

02-08-2012 02:11:21 | More by ckollias
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

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

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-30-2012 05:04:27 | More by Stinkepete2021
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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

3.58/5  rDev 0%

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.

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

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

01-28-2012 21:26:43 | More by Boppar
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-28-2012 03:58:35 | More by DocJ87
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