Redhook Copperhook - Redhook Ale Brewery
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Reviews by Mistofminn:
3.18/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Got this one as the spring seasonal in the Greatest Hits variety pack.
Pours a light clear color. For a beer supposed to be "copper" colored, I find this more brass like. Crystal clear, with a decent amount of carbonation. Resembles an American macro, but just a tiny bit darker.
The nose is slightly spicy with citric hops. There is a lot of malts present, very balanced. Actually, I take that back, the malts are actually more dominant than the hops, but thats ok. I wasn't expecting an IPA nose, and I'm actually pleasantly surprised with this one. More caramel than I anticipated, but it works well.
Taste is very strong on caramel malts. Very sweet. As it warms, the hops all but fade and the malts take over. Lots of caramel. Also, as it warms, a bit of alcohol comes through, which is sort of concerning, considering it is only 5.7% ABV. It's not necessarily a bad, just average. Not bold or adventurous, sort of boring really.
Light and creamy body, coupled with a nice carbonation make for a smooth mouthfeel. Nothing overly impressive here either. Decent drinkability, not something I would drink all night.
This one started out strong, and I had high hopes. But it fell short at the end. I was a bit disappointed. A painfully average brew.
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2009 02:51:37 | More by Mistofminn
More User Reviews:
3.16/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: no surprise, it is a copper colored ale. Pours about a 1 1/2" head that dissipates rapidly leaving moderate lacing. Moderate carbonation.
Aroma: mild aroma, smell of toasted grains and sweet malt
Mouthfeel: mouthfeel is watery and carbonated. Sweetness predominates but there is some mild hop to balance it. Finish is semi-dry.
Flavor: flavor is consistent throughout with a blend of malt and hops.
Overall: I really enjoy Copperhook and recommend it if you like session ales, Copper/Red ales, or if your palate runs more towards malt than hops.
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2014 22:11:43 | More by Foyle
Redhook Copperhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.