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Redhook Winterhook - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

807 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 807
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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JJKBeerLvr

Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Bright amber, with nice thick and light colored head. The head lasted a very long time, and left a nice coating on the inside of the glass.

Smell: Pleasant, with a strong hops bitterness in the aroma. There is some herbs and spicy aromas, but the hops dominate.

Taste: A nice mix of hops and spicy flavors, that make for an interesting and complex drink. Drinks much like a Pale Ale. There is a nice after-taste, that lasts for a while but not too long.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and crisp, with a medium body.

Overall: I consider this is an interesting Pale Ale. Not what I was expecting from a Winter Ale, but good.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 01:34:23 | More by JJKBeerLvr
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-12-2014 03:56:27 | More by Zetcha7x
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-10-2014 21:01:28 | More by morebeergood
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Catracho5

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-25-2014 02:13:47 | More by Catracho5
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-22-2014 18:21:41 | More by dpgoblejr
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

02-20-2014 19:35:42 | More by LXIXME
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rhinonau

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-18-2014 14:55:26 | More by rhinonau
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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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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-15-2014 16:14:52 | More by jaswilson2
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ale207

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-14-2014 22:41:46 | More by ale207
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Bierwolf

Missouri

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 00:19:05 | More by Bierwolf
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Kyle_Hanson

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-08-2014 08:22:19 | More by Kyle_Hanson
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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
Redhook Winterhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
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