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Redhook Winterhook - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

801 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 801
Reviews: 456
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 15
Gots: 12 | 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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mempath

Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 23:34:18 | More by mempath
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-08-2014 01:11:48 | More by krome
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-07-2014 02:18:36 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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Gregaroo

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

01-06-2014 05:06:45 | More by Gregaroo
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-05-2014 22:22:45 | More by XmnwildX12
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prock180

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

01-04-2014 18:23:36 | More by prock180
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nasastrums

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-03-2014 18:19:47 | More by nasastrums
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-03-2014 15:57:20 | More by drbenderdo
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 15:49:28 | More by thecheapies
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IDABEERGUY

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-31-2013 17:53:21 | More by IDABEERGUY
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JarMills

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-31-2013 02:37:59 | More by JarMills
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TonyY

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

12-29-2013 21:46:27 | More by TonyY
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Satan70

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-28-2013 22:14:43 | More by Satan70
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-28-2013 19:32:14 | More by BillRoth
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wshell1

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

12-28-2013 02:34:37 | More by wshell1
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RDW

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

12-28-2013 01:39:12 | More by RDW
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broadway848

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-26-2013 12:11:08 | More by broadway848
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint.

A: Medium brown. Pours a half finger, bubbly head. Settles pretty quickly, but not completely leaving a thick foam ring around the surface. Pretty nice beer ring lacing.

S: Light and bready. Orange, tea leaf, and honey.

T: Sourdough, toasty malt, roasted nuts, and peat.

M: Hearty and roasty. Lightly bittersweet finish lingers on the palate.

D: Sessionable, but worth savoring.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Fair head and some persistent lacing. Nose is bready with fruit, organic, and sweet tones. Sourdough bread, toasted grains, prominent character of nuts, and a bit of a peaty character. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 06:43:42 | More by bmwats
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-24-2013 03:09:19 | More by mychalg9
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Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-23-2013 02:57:10 | More by Jame515
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yanosh

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-22-2013 02:56:27 | More by yanosh
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skubas86

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-18-2013 03:57:59 | More by skubas86
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Modernrickk

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

12-16-2013 05:56:07 | More by Modernrickk
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jrpapajcik

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-15-2013 19:13:18 | More by jrpapajcik
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Stidge77

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-14-2013 22:18:57 | More by Stidge77
Redhook Winterhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 801 ratings.