Redhook Copperhook - Redhook Ale Brewery
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 478 | Reviews: 235 | Display Reviews Only:
3.08/5 rDev -6.9%
Review adapted from notes taken 8/30/11
Appearance: Dull orange/burnt copper, small head, average lacing
Smell: Very mild - some caramel malts, some bread crust, a touch of toffee, not much else going on
Taste: Similarly simple - kind of tastes like crust on a white bread - a touch of syrupy, malt extract-like sweetness - some bitterness and herbal hops
Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, and refreshing, decent carbonation
Overall: Pretty boring, very average
I don't really have much negative to say about this beer, but I don't have much praise, either. It's a very minimalistic take on the American Amber/Red Ale style. This is lacking hops and a good malt profile.
02-11-2012 06:37:03 | More by angrybabboon
3.65/5 rDev +10.3%
Poured into a pint glass.
It's coppery and clear. There's a whitish head that leaves little and lots of visible carbonation.
It's got a caramelly flavor, there's also some roasted nuttiness.
It's got the same nutty flavor with a bit of toasted malts. There is a nice bittering hop bite.
Crisp but smooth mouthfeel. a little light on body.
A good beer for drinking, but not much for thinking about. I'd drink another but won't go out of my way to get one.
02-01-2012 23:00:57 | More by TippySelenoid
3.03/5 rDev -8.5%
Pours out a red color, small head on it, 1/3" in depth. Aroma was pretty muted. Not much to speak of.
Taste, pretty bland, a little nutty. Not much in the way of hops, really just like an oxidized, more bland esb from redhook. Relatively light body, didn't really realize I was buying a red ale, it has that bland malt feel like most red ales have.
I think I've used the word bland a few times already, let's talk positives. There are no off flavors. There's maybe 30 ibu of bitterness, not much in discernable hopping, a mild consistency.
01-15-2012 03:28:39 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.18/5 rDev -3.9%
A: light amber color, a white head that quickly dissipates into a thin ring around the edge. It leaves absolutely no lacing.
S: Caramel, citrus, a hint of pine. The aroma isn't really strong in anything but the caramel.
T: The citrus dominates more on the palate then it did in the nose. Caramel, toast, no finish. Admittedly this could be affected by the food I had before.
M: The body is kind of thin. It needs a little more body.
O: Overall this is an average craft amber ale. Its a decent everyday drinking beer but not a beer I'd go specifically out of my way for.
01-15-2012 02:49:58 | More by Hershdawg
3.38/5 rDev +2.1%
Appearance - pours a honey gold color, small chunks of something or other floating in there. A thin but resilient white cap, hangs on with at least a partial cover for a bit, leaving some notable legs of lacing behind. Is that a cool bottle or what? Very distinctive, like the old apothecary bottles.
Aroma - powdery grain, a touch of caramel and/or diacetyl, going in the direction of butterscotch as it sets up.
Taste - more to the 'copper ale' side of the style, as the name would suggest. The grains have a slight tang, I am in fact reminded of pennies. Some light breadiness and caramel hit mid-palate, the swallow bringing in some well-balanced bitterness. Malts hold their ground into the aftertaste, showing good support throughout. I like my ambers maltier, but this is tasty.
Mouthfeel - crisp, a bit gassy even. A hint of slickness, moderate body.
Drinkability - this one grew on me as I drank it. Props to Mike, my 'cousin-in-law' who gave me this at the annual Christmas party. I took down the tree today and put away the seasonal stuff, I figured it was a good moment to sit and enjoy this beer. Thanks Mike!
01-14-2012 03:20:00 | More by brewdlyhooked13
2.6/5 rDev -21.5%
Bronze colored beer under average white head. Good lacing.
Smell is bready malts, but is very, very faint.
Taste is not very good. Underwhelming and watery, but what taste there is, is corn flakes, metallic, and boring.
Mouthfeel is crisp. Drinkability is low because you could have a couple, but why would you want to?
01-10-2012 03:14:48 | More by jar2574
Redhook Copperhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.