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Redhook Audible Ale - Redhook Ale Brewery

Redhook Audible AleRedhook Audible Ale

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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 59
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 RJLarse


4.5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at e Rusty Moose on the wast plains of Spokane. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a pale gold color, clear, with a thin foamy head.

Smell is sweet and fruity. Soft lemon and orange blossom scents.

Taste is well balanced, with a light cereal flavor and a mildly sour fruit finish.

Mouthfeel is light and clean.

All in all a very drinkable pale ale. One of the better Redhoook offerings.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2013 03:36:00 | More by RJLarse
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 KTCamm

New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 12:41:04 | More by KTCamm
Photo of woodychandler


3.84/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I found this in the cooler at the Friendly Greek recently and decided to give it a try.

From the bottle: "A crushable ale brewed in collaboration with Dan Patrick"; "Fill your passion bucket with the ultimate crushable ale."

Sorry, Dan, but your shtick ran its course with me a while back. Now, if your niece, Danica Patrick, was involved, I would be more interested.

My pour garnered a finger-and-a-half of dense, rocky French Vanilla-colored head with decent retention. Color was a deep-gold with NE-plus quality clarity and once more, I could see into the future. It foretold the afternoon of Sa, 28 Feb 2015 and I was in Lincoln, NE with La Petite Abeille (my Old Lady) and Val MidWest, celebrating my 50th birthday and Val's 21st. Nose had a soft, grassy nose which suited me just fine. Mouthfeel was medium with a grassy, honey-malt sweetness on the tongue. I would have pegged this as a German Pilsner if it were not otherwise identified. Once, more I am fine with this as I have had some APAs recently that would have been AIPAs less than a decade ago. This was tasty, quaffable, dare I say it? Crushable! Finish was semi-dry and just what I needed after a full day of drinking and reviewing beers. Take note, brewers, an APA need not mimic an AIPA. They are two separate, distinct styles and should be treated as such. I could drink a buncha these.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 01:53:29 | More by woodychandler
Photo of puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 21:14:09 | More by puboflyons
Photo of WoodBrew


3.76/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2013 03:22:32 | More by WoodBrew
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Rhode Island

3.76/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 3/15/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains caramelized malts, citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with citrus and caramel. Then a decent hops presence follows. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry but slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s a poundable beer but just mediocre overall.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2013 18:36:24 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of justintcoons


3.71/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Golden yellow with 1 finger of white head. Excellent clarity with low carbonation.

Honeydew melon with hints of caramel and lemon.

Honeydew melon with drops of lemon and pineapple juice. Big bready malts with drizzles of caramel. Finishes clean with some residual juices.

Light bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing.

Incredible balance on this one. Extremely quaffable and would make an excellent lawnmower beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 22:01:40 | More by justintcoons
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 ale1


3.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

picked up a sixer at local grocer ... temp abt 55°
poured into a Seira Nevada ale glass, 4" head ,light hop nose goldings or whitbread hops,possibly whitbread yeast or similar
straw colored , small bubble carbonation appears not artificially carbonated,
a step up from Labatt's Blue across the border, or Molson Golden Ale in comparison to this type of Ale
this isn't their IPA but a good Ale to add to the fridge

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 00:13:28 | More by ale1
Photo of BucannonXC5


3.61/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 22-oz. can
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: Pacific Liquor at Renaissance at North Park (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.50 (if two Red Hooks were purchased)
Purchased: June 28, 2013
Consumed: June 28, 2013
Misc.: Born on date of April 9, 2013

Poured a caramel orange clear color with 2-3 fingers of frothy white head. Below average lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top though.

Initially smelled a pleasant mix of floral hops, citrus hops, lime, lemon, ginger, wheat, yeast and pine.

Tasted pretty close to the smell with a little bit more bitterness. Could definitely tell it was a Redhook though. Got that mix of citrus and floral hops. Also lime, lemon, pine, ginger, Ginger Ale, Sprite and some wheat.

Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

Surprisingly I liked this beer much better than I thought I was going to. I don’t know if I’d buy it again, but I wouldn’t say no to an offer.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 07:15:11 | More by BucannonXC5
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 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
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 mactrail


3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Attractive pale amber color in the Brewery Vivant tulip. Moderate amount of foam but pleasantly sudsy in the glass and down the hatch. Thin and light bodied, but not knowing the ABV while I was drinking the stuff, I'm surprised, as it tastes maltier and more robust than 4.7%.

This is a little malty and tastes like a watered-down Pale Ale. Not that that's a bad thing, it's quite refreshing and has a paler version of the pale ale biscuity malt. Spritzy with some citrus tang. From the 22 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 05:47:58 | More by mactrail
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 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 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 russpowell


3.48/5  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...

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 02:37:51 | More by russpowell
Photo of barczar


3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant deep golden with a one inch foamy cream head that quickly dissipates, leaving spotty lacing.

Aroma is fairly grainy and slightly metallic, with hints of floral hops.

Flavor reveals more floral hop character upfront, supported by grainy and slightly toasted malt. There's an underlying herbal quality and a bit of citrus. Mint emerges as it warms.

Body is on the light side, with substantial carbonation and a carbonic bite.

Fairly nondescript, easy drinking beer. They reached their goal.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 21:58:09 | More by barczar
Photo of barnzy78


3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz stubby neck brown bottle, bottled on MAR 1 13,
Golden body is topped with a white head that holds good retention & leaves a spattering of lacing at the top of the glass. Tastes and aromas are similar with notes of grass, herbal, biscuity, mild toasted grain comes through as it warms. Thin-to-medium mouth-feel, finishes crisp and sharp. Overall, nothing special here, but it has a nice balance of flavors with some fresh grassy hops for a kick. Definitely sessionable, which is what they were going for here.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 01:15:55 | More by barnzy78
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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 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
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North Carolina

3.39/5  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...

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 23:56:36 | More by oberon
Photo of Tone


3.39/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention an d decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight pale malt, hops, hint of floral, and hint of grass. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hint of earthy malt, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, hops, hint of floral, and a hint of grass. Overall, subtly hopped, with decent appearance, blend, and body.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 15:21:19 | More by Tone
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Redhook Audible Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
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