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Redhook Winterhook - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

805 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 805
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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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-08-2014 01:57:54 | More by kjfinnerty
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jkn09

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-02-2014 04:59:03 | More by jkn09
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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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BrianCuoz

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-29-2014 16:30:28 | More by BrianCuoz
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trocketsauced

New York

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-29-2014 03:59:44 | More by trocketsauced
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 23:21:39 | More by RonaldTheriot
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SCZ

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-26-2014 02:15:17 | More by SCZ
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Noelito76

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-25-2014 16:54:01 | More by Noelito76
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DOCRW

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-24-2014 21:27:01 | More by DOCRW
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-22-2014 22:12:53 | More by buzzy
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RevCraig

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-21-2014 14:38:51 | More by RevCraig
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mlm5641

Nevada

3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 03:12:16 | More by mlm5641
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bigred89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-20-2014 01:31:33 | More by bigred89
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Llamameister

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-16-2014 14:25:20 | More by Llamameister
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-15-2014 05:29:55 | More by crowsnest
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gregu2

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-13-2014 02:38:37 | More by gregu2
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glinnebur

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

01-12-2014 16:06:28 | More by glinnebur
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rorjets

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-11-2014 20:16:36 | More by rorjets
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DaveRinn

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

01-11-2014 05:19:09 | More by DaveRinn
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mempath

Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +23.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 23:34:18 | More by mempath
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-08-2014 01:11:48 | More by krome
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-07-2014 02:18:36 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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Gregaroo

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

01-06-2014 05:06:45 | More by Gregaroo
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-05-2014 22:22:45 | More by XmnwildX12
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prock180

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

01-04-2014 18:23:36 | More by prock180
Redhook Winterhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.