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Redhook Copperhook - Redhook Ale Brewery

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483 Ratings

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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: lordofthewiens on 01-31-2007)
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Photo of MLegendre
3.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Slightly cloudy light orange. Thin head, but very fluffy and it never disapeared. Head lasted until the very end. Very little lacing and lots of visible carbonation.

S: Very buttery. VERY buttery. Actually smelled like movie theater popcorn! There was a slight smell of hops, but very very faint.

T: Taste was like the smell. Sweet and buttery up front. Hops kicked in midtaste but they were very, very light. buttery sweetness lasted for the entire duration of the drink. This really didn't taste like a Pale Ale at all... it didn't even taste like an Ale period. Reminds me of Sam Adams Boston Lager with well... butter.

M: High carbonation and very light, yet very smooth. Goes down very easy.

D: Very different, Haven't had anything quite like it. This is a terrible example of an APA, but It is good. Maybe not something I'd get often, but Something I will get on occasion. it went well with the sushi I was having for lunch.

MLegendre, Aug 23, 2006
Photo of russpowell
3.83/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

How this is an APA is beyond me, but here goes

Pours honey to bronze (clear) with a 4 fingers+ offwhite head. Great lacing & head retention, a very handsome ale!

Smell: Malt, grassyness& grainyness

Taste: Grainy/malty up front. Slight sweetness gives way to a dry & quinching finish

MF: Nice balance with a slight syruppyness

No where near copper in color, but works as a spring-time referesher. Try it, not a bad effort from the Hook

russpowell, Apr 26, 2006
Photo of GClarkage
2.6/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

4/13/06- Purchased at Safeway in San Mateo, CA.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with a bottled on date on the front label. Poured into my Red Nectar Ale pint glass.

Appearance- Not really copper colored. Maybe an off tannish-yellow. Looks watery at the bottom of the glass. Tons of floating small yeast particles. Full one inch head and very nice lacing though.

Smell- Pretty grainy and yeasty. Smells more like wheat than malt. Not really any hops to speak off.

Taste- Pale Ale?!?! Na, more like American Wheat Ale. Very small hop presence. Heavy wheat flavor. Bits of stale malt and sugary lemony taste.

Mouthfeel- Pretty syrupy going down. Cloying almost. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability- I'll pass on this one. Not a Pale Ale and not even a good wheat brew.

GClarkage, Apr 14, 2006
Photo of RoyalT
2.35/5  rDev -29%
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.

RoyalT, Apr 01, 2006
Photo of RJLarse
3.83/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a six-pack of CopperHook at the grocery store. It’s a new arrival, and a seasonal spring ale. I poured the beer in to a pint tumbler.

Pours a gold color with a red hue when viewed up to the light. The beer is cloudy and looks very mildly carbonated. The pour produces one finger of moderately creamy white head. The head dissipated quickly to a thin ring on the surface of the beer, and makes for delicate lacing on the side of the glass.

The smell is fairly strong, sweet and fruity. It has an aroma of cutris fruit, peaches, apricots maybe a hint of honey.

The taste is well balanced between hops, lightly malted grain and fruit flavors. The flavor is smooth, and a little complex, with an earthy sweet and bitter taste happening all at the same time. There is a mild and pleasant aftertaste.

The mouth feel is light, crisp, refreshing and moderately carbonated. The beer is more carbonated than it appears in the glass.

This is a very drinkable beer. It is light and refreshing with a well balanced flavor. I could drink several glasses this beer in a session. A very nice (and welcome) spring ale.

RJLarse, Mar 13, 2006
Photo of rowew
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz longneck in the new style (read: ugly) Redhook bottles. Sediment clearly visible through the glass. Bottled date clearly marked on the label.

Appearance: Bright orange and bubbly, with a large head. Slightly clouded by a fine sediment.

Smell: Slight lemon smell, with a bit of clean grain.

Taste: Clean flavors, but fairly subdued. Slight lemon taste in the finish.

Overall impression: Drinkable, but nothing too exciting. Not bad for a spring seasonal though.

rowew, Mar 06, 2006
Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer after its disemboguing the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass a slightly cloudy amber with a decent light tan head that is semi-creamy in texture, the lace formed after head depletion forms a tight concealing sheet upon the glass. Nose is fresh & crisp, with a nice malt sweetness; start is lightly sweet with a fair to middling grain presence and the top light. Finish has a benign acidity with the hops light but detectable, a very dry somewhat soapy aftertaste linger long, drinkable but nothing more.

Gusler, Mar 06, 2006
Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice rusty/copper color into the pint glass. Medium head, some lacing.
Citrus aroma, some grapefruit and caramel. Balanced, but a bit on the sweet side. Vendor said it's only available on the West coast, but Denver has it.
A good spring beer, easy drinking.

Mebuzzard, Mar 03, 2006
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Redhook Copperhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
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