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Redhook Copperhook - Redhook Ale Brewery

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491 Ratings

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Ratings: 491
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 6
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 03-03-2006

Who needs precious metals, when you’ve got Copper?! This copper colored ale is a real crowd-pleaser. Copperhook strikes the perfect balance of smooth, rich, malty flavor you’d expect from a craft brew with a lighter body and hop profile that makes it a perfect “session” beer when you’ve got a long day ahead of knocking back a few with your buddies.

21 IBU
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1.75/5  rDev -47%

Photo of mckenziac
1.93/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass. Taken from a Redhook mixed twelve pack.

Appearance: Pours a translucent, bright copper color. Has a small, fizzy head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

Smell: Some kind of basic caramel aromas here. Even that is pretty faint.

Taste: Only mildly hoppy up front. Finishes with a slight caramel sweetness backed by a significant grainy flavor.

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery, and almost flat.

Overall: Wow. This beer isn't good. I know Redhook isn't exactly known for outstanding beers but even by their standards, this isn't good. It tastes more like a poorly done amber lager than an amber ale.

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
1.96/5  rDev -40.6%

Photo of alfistheman
1.96/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear golden yellow with red tint to it. Smells of faint sweet malt, not much else, kind reminds me of a macro. No lacing or even signs of anything close.. Taste is VERY flat... not sure if the hop profile is past its prime... this has the weakest hop profile of any APA i've tasted, its there... but completely covered by the malt and flat. The malt taste is the only up side to this brew, but during the 2nd beer it is almost non-existant as well.

I find myself chugging these to get paste the bad finish and overall thin nothingness! Guess it has a high abv and the sales clerk accidently rang it up $2 under... maybe it was for a reason. Got me buzzed at least... pshh..

Photo of mpalestino
2/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of robuess
2/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of trancourt
2/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of budgood1
2.06/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

pours out a slightly hazy copper colour. very thin fine head and very little lace. barely there aroma of toffee laden malts. lacking in the taste department for sure...some sweet malts that have a caramel and brown sugar flavour...sort of. lightly hopped, some ghostly bitterness abounds. no alcohol detected for a 5.7% ABV. after a few more sips, not much of ANYTHING to detect in this spring ale. mouthfeel is thin and the body of this brew is lacking...but i suppose about right for what this ale is aiming for. drinkability suffers because this is a boring, bland and overall uninspired concoction. i hope i at least catch a buzz as i work through this six pack and fire up my weber grill for the first time this spring.

skip this one if you're curious. not recommended.

Photo of jtorzala
2.19/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Overall, felt this beer lacks in quality compared to other beer in Red Hook's portfolio. This seems like a beer made for the masses. Very little flavor and not much aroma. I wouldn't buy this beer again. I would however give it the benefit of the doubt and try it fresh at the tasting room in Seattle whenever I get back out there.

This could be a good beer to give to your friends who are trying out craft beer for the first time. It probably wouldn't offend them too much and start to open up their eyes to other flavor in beer.

Photo of BGsWo22
2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of scootercrabb
2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of JayNH
2.25/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a crystal clear light copper color with a small short lived head.

S- A sugary sweetness with a hint of hops.

T- Are these guys adding sugar to the brew??? This brew, like other Redhook brews has a very sugary, not malty sweetness. there's a bit of an earthy dirty hoppiness in the mix also.

M- watery, no body. A bit overcarbonated.

D- OK, if you're drinking to get drunk. Other than that I'd pass on another. Compared to other APA's this brew is awful. Bodyless and oddly sugary sweet.

Photo of NuclearDolphin
2.26/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Oranger/Ember Color with a slight haze. Soapy 2 finger head that takes a couple of minutes to disappear. Small amount of carbonation going on inside.

Smell - Yeasts, Barley, Malts and a Rusty/Metallic Scent (Hey it's the best way to describe it). I guess it's appropriate considering this beer is named after a metal which oxidizes after a certain period of time. I dunno about this...

Taste - Yeasts, Barley, Biscuits, Slight Floral Hops with a Marzen/Metallic aftertaste. Like the smell, the flavor seems appropriate considering the name but I'm not really digging it.

Mouthfeel - Moderate body and mild carbonation. It at least feels alright on the palate.

Overall - This could've been an alright and simple beer had it not been for the metallic/rust flavors, which made it taste like old pennies. As it is right now, I wouldn't recommend drinking this unless you like your mouth tasting like old rusty copper pennies

Photo of RoyalT
2.39/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – True to its name, this ale is a bright copper in color with a decent head that pitted as it sat.

Smell – This is very balanced between cheap grain and cheap hops.

Taste – The crappy malts take over at the taste. It tastes like throw-up with leaves.

Mouthfeel – This is big, I’d say medium-bodied, with little carbonation and an overly heavy mouthfeel.

Sinkability – Good thing I have some penicillin left over from that bought I had with syphilis a few months bag, ‘cause I’m gonna need it.

Photo of yemenmocha
2.42/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours slightly hazy golden/yellow with thin white head.

Nose has plain cereal malt grain aromas. Some lemon is there too.

Palate is grain malty, but light in flavor, with a faint herbal hop bite at the end.

Finish is short with a light bite.

Suggest that you avoid this ale.

Photo of khiasmus
2.45/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Slightly golden color, a bit of haze, white head that settles quickly and laces a bit. Looks like urine when you're sick, but you can't guilt it by association.

S- Yeast, tons of it, a small amount of piney hops and a bit of malt, but both overridden by yeast. Also a hint of diacetyl, and a metallic note.

T- Initially, and continually, yeasty. Yeast, as in the nose, overrides everything else.

M- Watery, thin, and low carbonation.

D- Yuck. Nothing about this beer fits the style, or even tastes good. I'm going to pour the rest out.

Photo of PintOHops
2.48/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Glass - Sam Adams Official

A - Copper/gold colored beer that reminds me of a Pale Ale rather than a Red. Moderate-high C02 bubbles can be seen through the clear brew, and it produced a 1-2 finger head that held okay. A few spots where left on my glass.

S - I get an apple/grape like hop aroma that's really reminding me of a Pilsner. Underneath the bright, fruity hop aroma I get very soft cracker and bread with just a bit of sweetness. Not much else, it's an off aroma for the style for sure.

T - I get a nice balance of apple and grape like hop characteristics and bready, toasted biscuit like malt, but the hop flavors still prevail. I also pick up flowery hop notes and it finishes with mild bitterness and moderate dryness. It's really reminding me of a Pilsner.

M - Lite-bodied with moderate-high crispness, hmm kinda like a Pilsner!

O - I don't know what Redhook is trying to pull here, this beer just straight up tastes like a Pilsner to me. Well it's under the style of a Red Ale so I guess that's how I'll review it. To me this is a weak Red Ale with not enough malts to balance, not to style at all. In fact I believe Fat Tire is more to style then this. Anyway as a kick back and just drink brew, it's alright sure, but I don't recommend this to anyone looking to get into Reds, and I certainly won't be buying this again.

Photo of vkv822
2.49/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz : pint

Clear orange with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly.

Pretty mild/basic in the nose and palate, bready malts, hint of toffee, faint hop bitterness.

Medium body, fizzy carbonation, crisp finish.

Really the basic, one dimensional flavors. Not unpleasant, but certainly unexciting and just a bit boring.

Photo of TheBeard89
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of TrojanWheels
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of muffguy4beer
2.51/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Copper color...label doesn't lie. Thin white head.

Smell: Not much in the old nose here. Kind of disappointed. At least it didn't smell like metal.

Taste: Pretty balanced for an American Pale Ale. The hops are kind of weird but not overpowering. Pretty pleasant again nothing great.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body.

Drinkability: A pretty nondescript ale that I could probably drink a few of but nothing amazing or something which warrants a must try.

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Redhook Copperhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
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