Redhook Winterhook - Redhook Ale Brewery
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3.3/5 rDev -7.8%
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.
01-20-2014 03:12:16 | More by mlm5641
4.41/5 rDev +23.2%
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.
01-08-2014 23:34:18 | More by mempath
3.25/5 rDev -9.2%
Bottled on Sep 03 13.
Red-mahogany with light passing through. Head is a sliver of an inch.
Roasted chocolate malt with a bright earthy hop aroma. Malts seem almost biscuity. A charm of sweetness. Hints of pine and spice.
Fairly bitter with hints of earthy hops, cocoa, and bitter herb. Nuances of clove-y spice. Hardly warming. Hop presence doesn't come off very fresh. Has an astringency in the way that it's bitter. Sweetness barely surfaces with toasted sugar notes.
Drinks light-medium with a burly carbonation that doesn't want to quit. A little harsh, which follows the flavor.
So many other better warmers out there to even consider wasting your time with this one. Will not seek out again.
01-01-2014 15:49:28 | More by thecheapies
Redhook Winterhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.