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Redhook Winterhook - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

821 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 821
Reviews: 456
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 15
Gots: 17 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

rhinonau, Feb 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

OregonGrown7, Feb 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jaswilson2, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

ale207, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Bierwolf
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance / Pours darker than honey almost amber colored. Tried as I might all I could achieve was about 1 finger of frothy tan foam. Did not last long but never completely left either leaving thin lace along the way. Nice carbonation.

Smell / Toasted breads with some herbal spicy smells.

Taste / The first thing you get is a wonderful malty sweetness followed by a medium hop bitterness that is really well balanced.

Mouth Feel / Medium bodied that is creamy and slick with a long lasting finish.

Overall / When I had my first one of these I thought it was average but over the next few day I had a few more and each time I discovered something new with it. I find this to be a great example of the winter warmer style as this has become a favorite winter beer for me.

Bierwolf, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Kyle_Hanson, Feb 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

ColdOneKev, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

jkn09, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

asuburbanman, Jan 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

BrianCuoz, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

trocketsauced, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
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

RonaldTheriot, Jan 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

SCZ, Jan 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Noelito76, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

DOCRW, Jan 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

buzzy, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

RevCraig, Jan 21, 2014
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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.

mlm5641, Jan 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

bigred89, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Llamameister, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

crowsnest, Jan 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

gregu2, Jan 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

glinnebur, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

rorjets, Jan 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

DaveRinn, Jan 11, 2014
Redhook Winterhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 821 ratings.