Redhook Winterhook - Redhook Ale Brewery
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1.75/5 rDev -51.1%
Bottled 20SEP11 (because winter starts in September now?)
A: Copper with a finger of off-white foam which falls quickly to a sheet of the same. near cobweb lace. Excellent clarity.
S: Caramel malts with hints of metal.
T: Herbal, with a near lavender flavor. Nasty.
M: Thin with moderate carb.
O: Been drinking some shit beer tonight, getting tired of it.
11-30-2011 09:13:55 | More by harrymel
4/5 rDev +11.7%
Appearance is a deep, rich amber - poured from a 12oz bottle with a half inch head, lacing was solid throughout the sipping process.
Hop-heavy on the aroma; piney, slightly spicy hop aroma. Toasty, roasty aromas from the malt.
The taste is quite enjoyable; a bit stark, hops taste like Chinook and other things piney - this one reminds me like a tamed down "Big Foot" from Sierra Nevada. Nice caramel undertones to carry the heavy hopping on this one.
Mouthfeel is done well; a lot of malt and hop punch without weighing the tongue down too much in syrupy weightiness - the weight is just about right.
Overall - worth a try - at least worth getting a 6er - if you like hoppy, big flavored beers.
11-30-2011 03:09:14 | More by demuzik
4.05/5 rDev +13.1%
A- hazy copper amber with a decent off white head and a good amount of lace.
S- mild aroma of sweet caramel malts and earthy English hops. Raisin, date, prune, toffee, and sherry.
T- well balanced flavor, toasty, woodsy and sweet with understated bitterness. Fruity tartness comes in with red grape, plum, raisin, and berries. Finishes with an earthy bitterness and a bit chocolatey.
MF- nicely full feel with proper carbonation. Lots of grain went into this one. Creamy and rich.
D- surprisingly good from an underestimated brewery. Anheuser Busch has the rights to this one around here, and thanks to my sales rep Ty for the sample.
11-26-2011 08:10:25 | More by hustlesworth
3.28/5 rDev -8.4%
A - Pours a clear chestnut body with red highlights. 2 fingers of off-white head.
S - Yeasty, candied grain, caramel malt, brown sugar, candied orange.
T - Toasty grain, brown sugar, spicy pale malt, brown bread crust, a light dusting of cocoa powder, caramel malts, nutty yeast, cascade-like hop creating a citrus edge against the malt. Finishes crisp and semi-dry.
M - Light side of medium, medium carbonation, slick but drys out on the finish.
Light and mellow winter warmer. This is a good all around holiday beer. The hops and cocoa seem to give it a holiday spice without being forced. Good stuff for $7.99.
11-26-2011 03:53:05 | More by StaveHooks
3.5/5 rDev -2.2%
Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Boulder Never Summer Ale.
A: Clear copper color with one-finger, off-white, foamy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Okay lacing.
S: Toasted malt. Hops. Mild.
T: Moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. Floral and lightly toasted malt. Solid hop bitterness.
M: Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation. Warm.
O: I generally prefer less hopped winter warmers, but this wasn't bad. I feel like it was very comparable to the Never Summer Ale and would call it a tie.
11-25-2011 04:33:10 | More by SolipsismalCat
3.88/5 rDev +8.4%
A - Dark amber, clear appearance is inviting, good lacing
S - Malty, grainy, caramel nose.
T - Good taste with "maybe" a touch too much bitter on the back end. Not too complex, but solid.
M - Right amount of mouthfeel. Good amount of crispness
O - Very drinkable beer. Definitely let it warm up a bit, it is uninteresting when cold.
11-23-2011 23:45:15 | More by PrivateEquity
3.5/5 rDev -2.2%
Winterhook hits my glass with a deep amber and active carbonation. A small and fizzy cream head quickly falls to a patchy film. The beer leaves bits of lace.
Toasted grain and citrus hops do most of the work. A little pine is present as well. The medium body is semi-dry and has the right fizz.
This is a nice; if rather nondescript, beer. There are more interesting Winter Warmers out there, but this is still a decent beer.
11-22-2011 03:20:59 | More by Rayek
3.85/5 rDev +7.5%
12 oz short bottle. Bottled-on date clearly printed on bottom of front label.
Pours a nice, deep copper-brown. An off-white head rings and stays. Smell is chiefly brown sugar. Taste is a bitter affair, in a good way - pleasant mild hops, and the underpinning acrid nuttiness of a brown ale. Feel is tight and tart, with ginger coming into presence. Finishes with a metallic and grapefruit aftertaste. Overall, a decent winter warmer, that I'm thankful isn't slamming me over the face with spices.
11-21-2011 06:15:54 | More by sixerofelixir
4.33/5 rDev +20.9%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a NB globe glass.
A: Pours clear, a dark copper/amber color with a two finger head. Leaves a sticky, bubbly film as it settles. Looking very good so far.
S: Malt and toasted grain, light hop scent. Caramel sweetness.
T: Sweet malt, herbal grain, and toasted caramel up front with a nice hoppy backbone. Flavorful, and very well balanced. Some spiciness but not as much as other Winter Warmers.
M: Light and bubbly with a dry finish.
O: Overall I really enjoy this beer. The Winter Warmer designation always throws me b/c you never know what you'll get. This beer is warming, well balanced and perfect for a cold night. Very drinkable, will buy again.
11-19-2011 04:37:39 | More by mattsdenney
3.98/5 rDev +11.2%
A: Has a golden light brown color with a small head retention mostly around the edge of the glass.
S: A very clean flower and hop smell with just a hint of malt.
T: The very sweet flower flavor comes on at first and then the full hop body takes over with a minuscule malty background flavor. The overall taste is aromatic and sweet with a slight bitterness but it has a well balanced hops profile.
M: It has a full body that is slightly creamy, yet dry from the hoppy flower flavor.
O: This beer is a definite must try. It is has an exclusive floral taste that is well complimented with its strong hop profile. The value of this beer is also great, the flavor of this beer is very worth a price.
11-17-2011 02:07:17 | More by ShwarzAl3r
Redhook Winterhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
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