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Redhook Winterhook - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

811 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 811
Reviews: 456
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 15
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
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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katan

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%

12 oz bottle into a pint

A - Pours a dark brown bordering on amber. Very clear, filtered. Almost appears lagered. Little head formation, light carbonation.

S - Very lightly scented - at best I can detect just a hair of ale yeast.

T - Starts with a smooth caramel malt, has a bit of nutty notes to it as well. Builds some bitterness, but a malt forward beer. Appropriate for a warmer. No hopping detected. Finishes with a light malty sweet note. No aftertaste.

M - Moderate to strong beer body - lots of good sugar thickness to the beer. Some mouth coating. Carbonation bite is light.

D - Solid drinkability for a warmer. Certainly a bit filling and a bit too sweet for summer months, but certainly does the trick for the winter. ABV will surely warm you, but probably not bite.

11-27-2009 03:42:55 | More by katan
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MrHungryMonkey

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%

Nose is brightly hoppy with some spice and malt. Smells good.

Pours a deep nut brown, mild clarity, pretty good head. Looks good.

Creamy and smooth, refreshing and deep. Good bit of malt, some citric zest, grassy freshness, some coffee/toffee thick sweetness. Slight nuttiness. Finishes slightly sour/bittersweet. Tastes pretty good.

One of the better Redhooks I've had. Not bad.

02-25-2009 04:34:08 | More by MrHungryMonkey
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gabe23

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%

A - Deep amber color. Crystal clear with a nice off-white head that fades quickly to a thin layer. Plenty of nice lacing.

S - Piney hops aroma abounds and overpowers most everything else. After a few swirls I can detect a bit of brown sugar and raisins, and a slight bit of grain.

T - Slight caramel sweetness along with some sourdough bread to start. A slight metallic tinge follows, then the piney hops come into play. The finish is bitter and dry with earthy hops lingering for a long while.

M - This is a smooth drinking beer, but with a bit more carbonation than I'd like.

D - I could drink a few of these, although the carbonation tends to make it a bit filling. This is an interesting ale, but I'm not sure what it's trying to be. The malt profile is far too muted to be a winter warmer IMHO. It's closer to an English bitter or an IPA as far as I'm concerned. Definitely worth a try, though - as long as you're not expecting a malty, spicy winter ale.

01-11-2009 01:27:31 | More by gabe23
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Brad007

Vermont

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours a amber color with creamy one-finger head. Aroma is nice and spiced. Taste is malty upfront with the spices disappearing in the back of the throat. Not as overpowering as other examples I've had. Very smooth like a pale ale. I supposed it still qualifies as a winter warmer but the spices are not overpowering like other examples I've had.

11-03-2007 23:06:24 | More by Brad007
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

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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SheepNutz

Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%

On tap poured into a Winterhook pint glass. It pours a deep brownish-red with one finger of head. There is a large amount of lacing left on the glass. The smell is fairly malty, a little sweet, with just a note of hops. The smell is a little weak on this one. The taste is fairly malty at first, with bits of pepper and nutmeg present. The finish is very hoppy. Almost no aftertaste is left behind. The mouthfeel is just a little light, but the drinkability is fairly nice. I could down a few of these on this cold winters night.

01-08-2004 02:54:32 | More by SheepNutz
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%

Appearance is a dark brown with slight red tint with fair head and lace. Smell of citrus, caramel and light roasted malt. Taste has a sweet roasty caramel bitterness. Mouthfeel is a smooth medium with just enough carbonation to make it so. Overall a very nice balance, making a very good winter ale.

12-27-2009 01:05:39 | More by Bookseeb
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-09-2014 20:00:23 | More by HoppySeb
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wander4

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-07-2013 03:05:41 | More by wander4
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kgammell1

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-03-2013 03:31:08 | More by kgammell1
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Cooper

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-03-2012 18:02:44 | More by Cooper
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-23-2012 02:11:56 | More by cliff1066
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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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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-16-2012 16:34:31 | More by ChrisL24481
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JGooden

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-08-2012 11:39:38 | More by JGooden
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rfreed

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-21-2013 02:13:08 | More by rfreed
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g_jenkins

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-21-2012 21:43:22 | More by g_jenkins
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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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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-17-2014 02:29:17 | More by OregonGrown7
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-18-2012 04:15:33 | More by warpedrevolution
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BWH999

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-01-2013 16:00:54 | More by BWH999
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MTNboy

Germany

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Aroma: It smells bitter and hoppy. Like an IPA and an ESB had a child.

Appearance: The body is a dark reddish color with a tan head. The head has small bubbles around the edge and bigger bubbles in the middle. Great lacing.

Tastes: It is not as bitter as the aroma may lead you to believe. It is a little bitter with some fruit like tones.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Average.

12-06-2009 14:11:17 | More by MTNboy
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keywestgourmet

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-13-2012 23:59:42 | More by keywestgourmet
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-22-2013 09:30:18 | More by crbnfbr
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jkn09

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-02-2014 04:59:03 | More by jkn09
Redhook Winterhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
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