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Redhook Treblehook - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

197 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 11
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Treblehook is vigorously hopped and patiently aged with aromatic malt and spicy hop notes. Smooth and complex, this beer is carefully brewed by hand with sublte caramel, toffee and chocolate notes.

52 IBU

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 11-21-2007)
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Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Trade with New Hampshire, one of the non-breakingbottles sent to NYC. 2007 edition. Pours medium amber with a bit of foam and minimal head. Good malty barley aroma, though sweet. Medium mouthfeel, nice barleywine not at peak and not young either. Quite drinkable. Bit sugary sweet aftertaste.

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Bottled 9/8/09.

Pours a clear dark honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, citrus zest, and slight cardboard aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and caramel flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is showing a slight amount of oxidation but the hops are still present in this one.

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very hazy amber color with a moderate head that drops to a big bubbled film and litters a few dots of lace around

Smell: Rich caramel malt with undertones of pine

Taste: Opens with a caramel base upon which the piney hops start to make an appearance; by mid-palate, the citrus joins the fray to provide a nicely balanced profile; after the swallow, the bitter flavors linger but once again are dominated by the brown sugary malt

Mouthfeel: Thick and viscous, with moderate to low carbonation

Drinkability: A solid, if not somewhat above average, barleywine

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a chance to try this one on tap recently. I heard they had redone the recipe so I was anxious to see how it would unfold. Dark caramel colored body gave way to a small, but even light tan head. Nice ring of lacing around the sides of the glass gives it the impression of a stable and strong ale. Aroma is sweet, loads of caramel and light piney hops coming through on the initial pass. Warming brings it down and the aroma and flavor start to fade on it a bit. Still sweet notes of almost light honey, hints of pine sap, and a touch of caramel are all clearly coming through for me. Nice smooth carbonation and medium body is full enough to let the flavor really come off and not too filling or dull. Easy sipper with the ABV well hidden it makes it much easier to enjoy then I would have thought.

Overall while it was very enjoyable it just seemed to be lacking something for me. I would have liked to have seen some more depth and exploring of the palate. Not the worst I have ever had, but certainly not the best.

Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew was poured for me at the ACBF 2010. They had just tapped a keg of a 2007 Vintage of this brew. So I got my sample and looked it over. The look of the beer was a deep brownish color. with a pretty good head on it. The lacing was sticky and left some foam on the glass. The smell of the beer was a little earthy with some boozy malt and what I think is some rather impressive hops. The taste of the beer has a good hoppiness to ti for being a few years old. The other spices were of malts and some alcohol heat in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was pretty nice, medium to heavy body with some good carbonation. Overall not a bad barely wine. Glad I got to try this one.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out a clear, amber-orange body with a scant, wispy, white head.

Smell: Sweet-scented, sugar-coated nose with hoppy accented notes of citrus, tropical fruits, and yellow pine mingled amidst the malty aromas of honey and, though lightly, toast.

Taste: A sweet, sugary kickoff to things with tastes of light caramel sauce, honey, and treacle. Touch of lightly toasted malt. Regardless of the sweet start, things quickly turn towards the bitter end of the beer spectrum, as the hops deliver tastes of citrus, other tropical fruits, and maybe, just maybe, a hint of peach. Some more pine upon warming. Fairly bold bitterness, though the sugary nature of the brew continues to push back against the hops. Finishes drying, still a bit fruit, and with some warming peppery alcohol tones.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: You know, it's a decent, if not downright passable barleywine and one of the better releases from Redhook. I'll give'm that much. Still, I'd probably step over it to get to just about any other barleywine out there.

Photo of TMoney2591
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Lucked out at the local Binny's when I was able to grab the last bottle o' this guy, giving me a second chance at what I remember to be a nice li'l gem. Here's hoping it's still as good as I remember it being:

It pours a pretty clear luxurious garnet-ruby (what's I say about it being a gem?) topped by a bit less than a finger of light eggshell foam. The nose comprises rich, buttery biscuits, slight hints of toffee, a fair sprinkling of coriander, and an undercurrent of eau de caramel corn. The taste leans more toward orange-dominated citrus, though the biscuits are still there in great amounts, now mostly blackened. A touch of what seems like rum-soaked oak finds its way to my 'buds as well. The body is a more-than-solid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a somewhat easy-going feel. Overall, it may not be as good as I remember it (quite the pedestal I put it on, apparently), but still a damn fine barleywine. Good times.

Photo of zeff80
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, burgundy/orange color with a two-finger, thick, white head of foam. It left behind sheets of lace.

S - It smelled malty and sweet with strong caramel notes. There were hints of vanilla.

T - It was malty sweet with a good deal of caramel and toffee. There was a mild bitterness from the hops.

M - It was crisp and smooth with a chewy mouthfeel A medium to full bodied beer.

D - This is a pretty good barleyine. Redhook always does a good job with their "Limited Release" brews.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well I'm glad that Redhook released this again, as I missed it before, and I think it's one of the best beers in their Limited Release series so far.

The paper label is laser dated "SEP 08 09" so it's fresh, but I also think this would lay down for at least a year. It will probably not improve with age as it's already very soft and round, and it would lose some of its bright hoppiness, but it would at least hold up. If you want to age it though, the sweet spot is probably around 4 months.

For those of you that don't fish, a treble hook is one that has three points on it. Thus the name... it's bigger and stronger, and it will get you and hold you if you go after it! Onward...

Clear body. As you pour it it looks almost brass in color, but once in the glass it's a deep orange-red copper. Nice head of creamy off-white. Very good head retention. Very good lacing.

The aroma is bright and lively with resinous, gently piney and grassy hop notes and yeasty fruit.

In the mouth it's medium-full and dextrinous. A soft carbonation leaves it pillowy soft.

The flavor combines gently sweet, golden-caramel-accented and lightly bready and honeyish malts with softly piney, grassy, and gently citrusy and fruity hops. A solid bitterness balances it from beneath, and it finishes spicy and lively, but also gently sugary smooth. It lingers nicely, suggesting ginger, clove, tangerine, pine, grass, and apple. The alcohol is clearly present but it's not too hot, and it melds well with the overall character.

Overall, it's almost more of a double IPA than a barleywine in my opinion, but it does have just enough maltiness to pull it into the latter category. And the strength is there! Regardless, it's bright and fresh and interesting. It's unique, and certainly worth trying.

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of russpowell
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one looked interesting: Fall 09 bottle, pretty nice packaging

Pours an effervescent amber with 1 finger of sand colored head. Average lacing & average head retention

S: Cakeyness & grapefruitty hops, plus leafy hops once warm, plus some boozeyness

T: Follows the nose up front, plus some herbal hops & figs & dates. Herbal, piney & woody hops plus a bit of toffee & pinneapple as this warms. Finishes with much pine & grapefruit, dryness, plus a touch of cherry, oak & leafy hops & a bit of booze

MF: Chewy with moderate carbonation that fades over time

Drinks pretty easy, but sooo hefty, one of the better efforts from Redhook in a while IMO

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Mora2000
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours orangish-amber with a white head. Lots of hops in the aroma as well as some caramel malt. The flavor is pretty hoppy, with grapefruit as well as pine. That being said, it is not a bitter beer, just lots of hop flavor. A good amount of sweetness but not as sweet as some other American Barleywines. Medium mouthfeel.

Photo of smcolw
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not much of a head. What's there doesn't remain very long. The liquid is cloudy with an orange-dark amber color. Light spotty lace.

Sweet, molasses-like aroma. I note a smell I find similar to oranges. Reminds me of a dessert beer.

The taste mimics the smell. Rich bodied with a distinctive strong alcohol kick. There's also a good contribution of hop bitterness, although this beeris far more sweet than any other taste. The aftertaste is well-balanced--strong alcohol, mild hop and a nearly maple syrup flavor. The best indirect taste is an orange citrus flavor.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber, completely different look from the bottle in the picture, looks like a combo acyrilic/glass bottle,

A: Pours a dark amber with firm white head, some light lace.

S: Hops, definite American barleywine, caramel malt.

T: Really more of an English style flavour initially, heavy on the malt, the malt is going crazy. Then the bitter, bitter melon/pine hops come in and you know where it's made. A good flavour, but they seemed to play both sides against the middle, either go American or English don't try to make a hybrid, because neither of the 2 disparate identities of this beers is keeping me interested. Nice enough in the end, but there are better examples out there.

M: Light carbonation, the ethanol comes out, there is a solvent/ethyl alcohol component that is there.

D: Solid barleywine, I really want intensity, hop-oriented or malt/complexity in this style one way or another. A good effort, one of the most inexpensive barleywines I've found, so I like that.

Photo of Gavage
2.93/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: clear orange in color with a 2" head that slowly falls. Some mild lacing develops.

Smell: malt sweetness and a hint of floral hops are hard to pull from the glass.

Taste: caramel, ripe plums, red grapes, mild bitterness, and some alcohol is noticeable. Some metallic flavors arrive late.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, smooth and a bit dry at the finish. Long aftertaste here.

Drinbkability: slow sipping beer. The flavors are a bit unbalanced and metallic. Not a barelywine I could recommend.

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Redhook Treblehook from Redhook Ale Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.