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Redhook Audible Ale - Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Audible AleRedhook Audible Ale

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Ratings: 635
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 13
Gots: 139 | FT: 1
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Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bouleboubier on 03-23-2013

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Ratings: 635 | Reviews: 100
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Photo of oberon
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours from the stubby bottle into a standard pint glass a clear light to medium golden with a thin quick to fade head that leaves no trace behind.Caramel malts and toasty grain the nose with not much hop presence except for a hint of herb.Flavors are alot of caramel/biscuit with mild herbal/leafy hops,this seems much more like an English pale than an American one in my opinion.It goes down pretty easy but there isn't much going on as far as complexity.En Fuego...

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Photo of Hugh37
2.48/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Just about as ordinary as one can get. If it were labeled Bud Light, I would have no complaints, but it is not so labeled. I expect more from producers branding themselves as 'craft beers'.

Photo of Oberson58
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Not much to it, goes down smooth. Dan Patrick is a jackass, not sure why they would let him put his name on the bottle - the beer is better than that.

Photo of fionn13
2.69/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

There is a little less taste than there is smell I wasn't expecting the best but I expected more but for 4.7% I'm setting the bar too high. It lacks in taste it's good for a summer session beer but if had a little of hop after taste it would be a lot better. It's too watery for me but since it's cheaper than most it ok but to be honest most of the rest of their stuff is above part.

Photo of moundbz
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Carbonated, crisp sharp taste. Almost bubbles when you swallow.

Photo of chinchill
3.42/5  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.

Photo of biboergosum
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz single bottle - not quite getting the name here - is it that you can actually hear this beer - oh, I see, it's brewed in collaboration with a heretofore unknown to me American sportscaster.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, caked, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some streaky hovering island mass lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of bready, doughy pale malt, a lesser biscuity caramel sweetness, muddled kitchen table citrus notes, a mildly dank pine resin acerbity, some tame hard water flintiness, and further leafy, floral hops. The taste is grainy, bready pale malt, dry toffee biscuits, pithy grapefruit and orange, dead yeast, and mealy herbal, leafy hops.

The carbonation is fairly low-key, and plain in its amateur frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and kind of clammy via a certain work-a-day smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the lingering pale and ethereal caramel malts having little truck with the bland west-coast aspirant hops.

An easy enough to drink, but a bit harder to actually recommend APA, the lack of pep and/or verve not doing it or me any favours. If I had to make a last-second call on this one, in the spirit of the marketing, I'd have to say, take a knee and run out the clock, son.

Photo of tdm168
3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Rudino's

A - gold with a soft, white head that has good retention

S - faint malt, faint citrus; very disappointing and non-descript nose

T - grains, some citrus

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a rather simple beer. It's refreshing, but it doesn't offer much in the way of flavor. There is a faint citrusy presence but little else that intrigues me. Overall, I'm a bit disappointed with this beer.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I liked the Audible Ale...much better than other Redhook's Ales I have had. The audible was lighter in body with good carbonation. Teh beer poured a copper color with nice head that was leaving a spotty lace. The scent carried floral hops with hints of citrus. The taste followed the scent, but had a nice malt balance that bordered a little sweet. Overall this is a great sessionable ale, perfect for the warmer months.

Photo of JohnFatAss
3.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark yellow/light orange color.
Faint smell. Sweet grains and floral hops.
The taste follows the smell. Slightly sweet, thin malt backbone
with a mild hop bitterness.
Watery mouthfeel.
This is just a nice, easy drinking ale and is exactly what Red Hook claims it to be.
A crushable beer that you can drink a few of when watching the game.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured a finger and half of head on a mostly clear, medium straw colored body.
The aroma was faint: grain and citrus of what there was.
The taste is clean with moderate lemon bitterness. Fairly simple, but good.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's a solid ale and an easy drinker.

Photo of russpowell
3.47/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle date of 22 Apr 13, part of a mixed sixer. This has some tie in to the Dan Patrick Show, really haven't kept up with him since him & Oberman were last on ESPN...

Pours an effervescent gold with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Pears & hay, some perfumy & floral hops

T: Follows the nose, a bit of caramel & not much else up front. Faint toastyness as this warms, along with grassyness & pears

MF: Medium bodied slight carbonation, alright balance

Not bad,but can't get too excited about this, could do a sixer of this if pressed. A balance3d approach to APAs. Not much of Red Hook has wowed me since the mid 90s, kind of like the last time I saw Dan Patrick on ESPN...

Photo of lawlerj
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a NB Globe.

A - Pours a slightly hazy light amber with a thin head.

S - Sweet malt and a bit of hop character. Nothing fancy.

T - Similar to the aroma - malt, a touch of hops - I found myself wanting more in the middle, but I'm not sure exactly what.

M - Like the taste, I wanted a bit more here. Fairly light bodied, with moderate carbonation.

O - Overall, this was ok, but I would have liked the flavors to be a touch bolder and a slightly fuller body.

Photo of hophugger
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear Golden color, looks good so far. Head is decent and lacing is sticky and nice. Aroma is very light with some malt, bread and a very light hint of citrus. Taste is ok, with hints of very light hops, some malt and a hint of citrus. Unfortunately, this beer is slightly weak in flavor and feels like slightly watered down. Not bad, but definitely not great !!

Photo of KTCamm
3.82/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bomber, poured into a perfect pint glass.

Pours dirty bronze, 1/4 inch foam sits on the head. Some sticky. Looks inviting. Toffee bread nose. Taste is a light malt, a touch watery, with a very buried hop. Bready. Quite sessionable and with a modest kick of flavor.

Understand what this beer purports to accomplish, and believe it succeeds.

Photo of EagleTalon
3.03/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out to a thin but permanent white head, some minimal lacing and a hazy orange-amber color. Aroma is sweet malt and grassy/piney hops. Flavor is more of the same with a distinct dryness and hop bite. Mouthfeel is watery and thin and C02 is within style. Overall, it's okay. It would make a nice crossover or session beer. The Dan Patrick connection should get more sports-minded people interested in craft beer. While this beer is not "en fuego" (remarkable) by craft beer standards, it is inoffensive and gets the dialogue started -- no pun(t) intended of course.

Photo of Treyliff
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint

A- pours a clear golden color with a small fuzzy white head that reduces to a thin film on top, leaving behind a few patches of lace

S- smells like an adjunct lager, grainy, toasted malt, just a hint of grassy hop

T- a bit of sweet malt up front, eventually turns to some notes of toasted grains, faint grassy hops on the finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a creamy finish

O- this is about as plain as a pale ale can get, marketing towards bid light drinkers

Photo of DevAJ
2.46/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Not bad I suppose, but it's still a little hoppy for me or again it's just the wrong type of hops.

Photo of tone77
3.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very weak, just a touch of malts. Taste is also very light, malts, a slight bit of hops, nothing offensive, just not much there. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

Photo of TigeraUna
4.6/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite easy-drinking beer. Smooth and delicious.

Photo of Samp01
2.81/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Aroma and taste is mild fruity notes. pale malt, grains and mild bitter hops. Palate is a medium body, crisp, moderate carbonation. The finish is pale malt, grains some grassy notes with some bitter hops on the end. Overall a bit boring, nothing really stand out here, an ok brew.

Photo of jellikit
3.34/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: yellow with a slight tinge of orange. Thick foamy head. Crystal clear.

S: slightly skunky. That's all.

T: basic malt flavor followed by light skunk.

M: medium to medium-high carbonation. Medium body. On the dry side.

O: this beer totally reminds me of the beers I used to steal from my dad's refrigerator in the 80's. Raineerish. Olympia. Heidelberg. Not my favorite lager by any means, but brings back some nostalgia. Probably spot on for what they were envisioning when they cooked this up.

Photo of puboflyons
3.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz bottle. Stamped: 13 15 NH-MAR 01 13. So it is pretty darn fresh as I sample this in New Hampshire on March 29, 2013.

The pour is pale yellow to golden. The fizzy white head erupts a little bit but settles back quickly. Good clarity.

The aroma is all about toasted bread and earthy hops. The two sensations meld together to make this a rather inviting beer and typical for the style.

The body is light to medium but all in all rather smooth.

Like the aroma the taste has a decent toasted bread character but the earthy hops pick up a little more on the tail end as they linger onward momentarily. Easy to drink.

Photo of beerthulhu
2.37/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pumpkin orange, strong inner effervesce with a dirty white sudsy head of moderate height, moderate retention, and moderate excitement.

S: Warm sweet buttered vegetables, hay with some lemony-orange. Smells a bit off at first, damp, moldy hops.

T: Flavor is a bit of buttered vegetables, citrus-orange, straw, and some semi-dry flower hops. Cereal grains with a light sour caramel twang.

M: mushy, sour and fairly terrible.

O: Not much to say, tastes and smells a bit off, old hops, stagnet flavor, and one really not worth finishing. Not very drinkable. Only good aspect was cool bullet shaped bottle which was hardly a consolation for suffering through this.

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Redhook Audible Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
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