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Redhook Audible Ale - Redhook Ale Brewery

Redhook Audible AleRedhook Audible Ale

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360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 13.51%

Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bouleboubier on 03-23-2013)
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Photo of Bookseeb


3.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance has a light golden orange color supporting a thin dissipating head leaving nil lace. Smell of sweet caramel malt and light hop. Taste is light in the malt, but it is only 4.7% which could have used a softer hop to balance. Mouthfeel is a light medium with good carbonation. As what its for, a good session ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 22:59:53 | More by Bookseeb
Photo of Cavanaghty


3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden amber with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Hops, pine, and citrus notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium to light bodied. Taste of bitter pine/hops with a subtle citrus taste in the background.

Overall: Decent brew. I would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 21:37:45 | More by Cavanaghty
Photo of TucsonTom


3.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

While a decent enough brew, Red Hook’s Audible Ale didn’t earn a place in my beer fridge.

I enjoy listening to Dan Patrick once in a while and have heard him talk about this collaboration beer. So when I saw it as part of a Red Hook mixed 12-pack priced for clearance at $10.99, I decided to give it and the other beers a shot.

I’m current on hunt to find really tasty beers with ABVs of 5% or less, so I went in with great hope for Audible and its 4.7%. But it let me down, in that regard. It doesn’t hold a candle to these <5% brews:
Deschutes’ River Ale (4.0%)
Green Flash’s Saison Diego (4.2%)
Sierra Nevada’s Nooner Session IPA (4.8%)
Stone’s Levitation Ale (4.4%, but it costs too darn much!)

So, Audible Ale won’t have a place in my beer fridge.

But I could see it as a way of introducing the craft category to fuzzy-yellow drinking sports fans. Compared to those mass lagers, Audible pours a nicer, richer golden color. And both the nose and taste show more malt than a standard lager. The ale yeast gives it a deeper flavor, and it has bit more hop bite (though only 22 IBUs).

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 01:53:57 | More by TucsonTom
Photo of u2carew


3.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz custom Redhook bottle
A) Pours with a thin, white head that has great retention. Clear golden-bronze body.
S) Fresh orange. Bright floral notes.
T) Nutty undertones. Mellow hop bite from the beginning.
M) Crisp. Fizzy. Medium-light body. Finishes a bit thin, dry and chalky.
O) An okay beer. Looks great on the pour but the taste profile and mouthfeel are weak.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 23:46:56 | More by u2carew
Photo of jlindros


3.19/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

ready for Super bowl, even though I won't be watching live most likely due to watching the kids, but this is still relevant enough. This from Seattle, and next I'll have a beer from Denver.

Bottled on Oct 23, 2013.

The short neck chugs the pour along to a light fizzy almost 1 finger head that fades semi slowly, bits of lacing, very clear honey golden colored beer.

Nose brings mild malts, a little blond malt, mild fruity aroma, hints of grassy fruity hops, mild fresh unfermented wort aroma, not much else, very light nose.

Taste starts a bit on the sweet side, fairly malty, juicy like malt and a little toasty blond malt, again mild fresh unfermented wort, hint of a straw and perhaps a toasted wheat like flavor, or maybe unmalted barley. Then hops, some grassy hops, with mild to fair bitterness. A hint of a fruity flavor from yeast I think. Finish is dry and bit more bitterness, more grassy hops, little sticky malt, hint of a metallic aftertaste.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent but lighter carb.

Overall meh, it's def extremely drinkable and "crushable", but lacking a lot of character, flavor, aroma, etc, pretty boring and bland. I bet it will be easy for the Colorado beer to win this matchup. If you're thinking about enjoying this beer, I'd call an audible (Peyton style "Omaha"), and go with a more flavorful beer, that is unless you're looking for something a little bit better than Coors Light.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 22:48:57 | More by jlindros
Photo of RonaldTheriot


2.63/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Red Hook Audible Ale has a rather thin, off-white head, a hazy, golden appearance, and some splotchy, thin lacing left behind. The aroma is faint, but one can detect fruit (apricots?), white bread, and some sugar. Taste is of those elements, with some minimal, pineapple-like bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, and Red Hook Audible Ale finishes semi-dry, easy going, and refreshing. This beer is dull and boring, sad to say. Nothing bad about it, though.


Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 14:59:29 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of flagmantho


3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thin layer of white foam; nothing special but OK.

Smell: citrusy hops with a bit of an amber-ale malt profile: caramelly and biscuity. Again, not bad, but not particularly interesting.

Taste: malty with a prickly bitterness and a bit of citrusy hop character. That biscuitiness persists, though, which isn't my favorite trait.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a very good level of creaminess for the style. I like it.

Overall: this beer is indeed very drinkable, even if it is otherwise uninspiring. This would quaff easily while watching football.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 22:13:02 | More by flagmantho
Photo of Aaron_Ramson


3.56/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light gold color, citrus hops and bready malts in the nose. Taste is milder then the nose, toasty biscuits, cereal, citrus hops in the finish without overwhelms bitterness. Very low on flavor, even for 4.8% ABV. Sessionable and more flavorful than any light lager, but leaves me wanting something more substantial.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 00:25:44 | More by Aaron_Ramson
Photo of Hoopster4hire


2.93/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of a 22 oz bomber into a chilled beer mug

Appearance: golden amber hue with roughly one inch of Lacey head that minimally sticks down the glass as you drink

Smell: slight pineyness, orange and tamarind like aromas.

Taste: herbally, citrus. Starts with grapefruit, lime bitterness. Reminiscent of cascade and Amarillo hops. Decent malt background with hints of toasted sourdough, oolong tea, and unsalted sunflower seeds. Sour notes similar to pumpkin.

Mouthfeel: crisp, refreshing. High drinkability, with solid carbonation. No mistaking this for casked beer.

Overall: worth a try. If you're in the mood for something after work or a long day out at the range, in the cage, or on the court, great to unwind with. Great middle ground beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 04:59:39 | More by Hoopster4hire
Photo of smakawhat


3.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Slightly cloudy body, but with a pale amber and light copper color. Some slow rising carbonated bubbles that go to a one finger soapy head that doesn't stick around much. Slowly settles to a thin collar.

Nice simple nose. Noticeable caramel sense and good light toasty aromas. Borderline sensing crispness as well.

Palate sort of levels off. Light bodied and a bit of hop indistinct bitterness. Very noticeably carbonation and tight mouthfeel that is very wet. Very light dry grainy aftertaste, and no sense of malt bill. Hinted aromas of caramel and toast don't come out at all. Some warmth brings a little bit of citrus warmth but mouthfeels' thick tight spritzy quality really distracts.

This is a real light pale ale, but has virtually no malt flavor on the palate. It's not horrible but it's pretty much not that exciting in the realm of other American Pale Ales available.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 19:13:47 | More by smakawhat
Photo of a0lbudman


3.69/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-bright gold with a small white head
S-hops up front with a light citrus aroma
T-hop flavor with enough malt to lighten the bitterness in the aftertaste and the finish
M-medium body and high carbonation
O-good refreshing APA with great hops taste and enough malt to balance it out.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 06:25:13 | More by a0lbudman
Photo of BigCheese


3.21/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours super clear, dark honey, amber. Very thin head. Looks carbonated.

S: Not much, some faint toasted english style malts/grain. Bready.

T: Pretty basic amber. Some toasted tea like malts. A little bit of bready ale yeast is the only thing that differentiates itself from a slightly more flavorful budweiser. Its not bad per se, but there's not much going on. Minimal if any bitterness.

M: Much more body than I was expecting. Highly carbonated, smooth mouthfeel.

O: I guess this is what they are going for. This would be a solid tailgating option or something to stand besides some snacks. Not interesting on its own but theres a place for beers like this. Would make more sense as a fall or summer seasonal vs winter though. Id also consider it more of a amber than a pale, but thats splitting hairs.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 02:30:30 | More by BigCheese
Photo of jimmah120


3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz short-neck bottle with no date on it. served in a pint glass.

look is a pale orange, slighlty cloudy. faint wheat beer smell - fruits and musty biscuits. taste has some fruity hops, but is mostly bready yeast and grain. there is also a sweet grain alcohol taste, but not the burn.


Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 04:37:59 | More by jimmah120
Photo of ChainGangGuy


3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16 ounce pint - $5.00 at Taco Mac in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: A fairly clear, golden-hued body with a half-inch-high, white head. A few active bubble streams. Decent lacing.

Smell: Lightly grainy pale malts, thin herbaceousness, and a sliver of grapeskin. Ho-hum.

Taste: Pale malts with light accents of grain, basic breadiness. Lightly sweet. A quick-arriving fruitiness, though, it's still quite mild, yet having a touch of grape. Little hop character, just a whisper of leafy herbs. Clean, semi-dry finish.

Mouthfeel: A shade under medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's decent if forgettable (a bit like Dan Patrick).

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2013 14:01:30 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of JuicesFlowing


3.16/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into to a shaker pint glass.

Color: Hazy amber, copper tone.
Head: Foamy cream, wisp, light lacing.
Aroma: Apples, crackers, malts.
Taste: Apple sweetness, grains, citrus finish.
Mouthfeel: Bright, clingy, dry.
Overall: One six pack. No more.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 02:39:19 | More by JuicesFlowing
Photo of mfnmbvp


3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date September 18, 2013 printed on the label. Another new beer to me from Redhook, whose beers tend to usually be simple yet enjoyable.

Poured into a Miller Lite pint glass.

A - Fairly aggresive pour yields a murky golden yellow colored body with some bubbles rushing topside and about one finger of bubbly off-white head that falls to a layer of froth quickly.

S - Smell is pretty light and subdued. Some faint citrus, lemongrass, honeyed malts, some graham cracker presence, and some coiny metallics on the finish.

T - Taste follows the nose: light crisp honeyed graham cracker malt & some lightly citric lemongrass to keep things in harmony.

M - Feel is crisp, light, refreshing, and clean. Some residual hops lingering on the palate, and some metallic aftertaste.

Overall, this is an all-around simple, easy-drinking beverage. Certainly "crushable" like the label proclaims. I could see this easily pairing well with most any type of meal. I would drink it again.

Redhook Audible Ale ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 17:59:29 | More by mfnmbvp
Photo of JohnnyJam


3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with the date clearly printed on the bottom left corner of the label (4/17/13) into a pint glass and I get 1/2 finger of head. I hope this is the bottled on date on not the expiration date. I have had out of code problems before at this grocery store.

A: Pours clear and honey colored with a small (1/2 finger) head that dissipate at a rapid rate to leave almost nothing on the beer at the end. There is little to no lacing. I just washed this glass by hand this morning and let in air dry so I don't believe it to be a dirty glass.

S: I smell malts and some biscuits. There is also a smell of fresh cut grass.

T: Mostly malt at the beginning that I can put my finger on and then some citrus hops and finishes dry. Not bad.

M: It is easy enough to drink but I find it thin and the carbonation to be minimal.

O: This is just an average beer. I am a fan of American Pale Ales but this is not a beer that I would gravitate toward nor would I recommend it. That being said: I wouldn't turn it down.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 19:40:19 | More by JohnnyJam
Photo of boilermakerbrew


3.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly hazy, bright yellowish-orange in color. Small to average sized head of 1.5 to 2 fingers. Retention is ok, down to a thin layer of lace on the top. Lacing is also ok, with just a little bit of lace curtain down the glass.

S- Off the bat, this brew greets you with a small to medium dose of citrus and floral hops scent. Just a slight hint of pine-like flavor in there too. Underlying the mild hops is a hint of slightly sweet malt base.

T- Starts with a mostly malty sweetness that is lighter than a caramel malt and brown sugar flavor, but a little heavier than a pale malt sweetness. Moves into some of the hops displayed in the scent, but they are subdued in the scent by comparison. The slight bitterness provided by the hops has a fairly citrus flavor profile. Hops bitterness lingers ever so little on the palate before the brew slips off the tongue.

M- Light and highly carbonated, this pale ale was meant to be crushed like the label says. Very sessionable, with a mild hops profile that leaves your palate intact for the next beer.

Overall, this isn't a ground breaking beer, but it is what Dan and the Danettes intended their beer to be; good tasting and crushable. This is a beer to have with wings on a Friday afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 01:20:33 | More by boilermakerbrew
Photo of TheMarkE


3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pale gold with moderate foam.

Smell: Grainy malts, caramel, a touch of hops.

Taste: Grainy malts and caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a strong hop bitterness.

The Verdict: Fair. Drinkable but not much to recommend it. If I get a mouthful of bitterness, I expect some good hop flavor to go with it. There a lot of people I would suggest a brewing collaboration with, Dan Patrick isn’t one of them.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 21:05:45 | More by TheMarkE
Photo of hogrider


3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I tried this beer today for the second time; there is not much to write home about it; it smells and taste malty, the hop aroma and taste is minimal, I dislike its fizziness and heat retention is low. However, I will drink this beer after mowing the lawn is sure is refreshing and easy to drink….and remember folks no matter what drink beer and support your local brewery. HOG

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 18:23:20 | More by hogrider
Photo of Darkmagus82


3.16/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a clear medium amber color with a small half finger of pure white head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a very light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is mainly of a grainy and malty nature with some lighter hop aromas of a more grassy and herbal smell. Along with these aromas are some lighter smells of caramel and citrus.

Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and cracker malt taste with just a hint of caramel sweetness. As the taste advances the caramel fades and is replaced by more grainy tastes with just a hint of citrus hop flavor. At the end a bit of grass, floral flavors, and herb come to the tongue leaving a crisp and drier taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the rather thin side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thinner feel and moderate carbonation are quite appropriate for the style and make for a more refreshing and easy drinking brew.

Overall – It’s alright and refreshing, but nothing too exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 01:15:45 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of chinchill

South Carolina

3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a pint glass.
Hazy amber beer is covered by a short-lived head.
Nice citrus-hop aroma with a light breads malt base.
The taste is fruity if less hop dominated.
Medium-light body with a notably dry finish.
O: very drinkable APA.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 01:09:02 | More by chinchill
Photo of bondjedi


3.49/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Tacoma Craft Brew Festival.

Buffalo Wild Wings was pushing this a few weeks ago. I supposed their shilling an obvious attempt to kick Redhook into the mainstream, though with a sample today think it a pretty good beer. I'm not going to seek it out, but if it's offered, what the hell I'll drink some.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2013 22:57:01 | More by bondjedi
Photo of bierluvre


3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice golden color

Tiny bubbles

Not very lacy

Smells like a pale ale should

Mild bitterness

High fleeting hoppiness

Semi dry finish

It's not an overall flavorful beer but it does have good flavor. It does not linger on the palate. This beer is terrific for drinking in mass quantity. It is a high quality refreshing "go to" beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 01:16:06 | More by bierluvre
Photo of cyclonece09


3.56/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours translucent orange straw with a small white head. Smells of cereal grains and slight fruit. Tastes of grain and citrus, very slight hop bite. Beer is very heavily carbonated, light bodied, very sessionable. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 00:23:35 | More by cyclonece09
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Redhook Audible Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.