Redhook Audible Ale - Redhook Ale Brewery

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Reviews: 91
Hads: 652
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 14
Gots: 153 | 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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Photo of Beric
3.17/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Serving: On tap in a sampler on the 'tour' at the Woodinville, WA brewhouse
Served: 4 July 2015

Appearance: Pours a nice, saturated, goldenrod yellow with a soft, soapy, white head that quickly collapses into just a sheen of bubbles around the edges.

Smell: Yikes, this one smells like dank- and I mean DANK- hops and corny sweetness. Mildewed hops and cheap beer. Uh oh.

Taste: Not much better than the smell, to be honest. I could not quite stomach this one. The dank, fuzzy hoppiness was really unpleasant and the overly sweet malts didn't help the matter a bit.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Solid for the style.

Overall: Not a good APA at all. Would not recommend. (698 characters)

Photo of dd43
2.95/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Unimpressive as a pale ale. Malts are largely forgettable, not nearly enough of a hop bite to belong in this category. Appearance wise it seems artificially dark, given how aqueous it tastes. (191 characters)

Photo of Hugh37
2.48/5  rDev -25.1%
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'. (189 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
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 (528 characters)

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.47/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasting notes: Light colored with off-white lacing, flat, slightly doughy. Crackery, slightly buttery. Recalls apricot/peach and candied lemon, a more prominent vitamin-like yeast note than in other Red Hook ales (ESB and Long Hammer IPA). Quite sweet and moderately grassy in the finish. More homogenized, rather dull, but unoffensive ale from Red Hook. New brewery to Alberta and unlikely to make waves. (405 characters)

Photo of Suds
3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden color, clear, thin head...the aroma is moderately malty with a little grain. Some citrus. The beer is moderately bitter and had a grainy, dry maltiness. Medium to light in body with a clean finish. It is an average, everyday ale. Not particularly remarkable. (270 characters)

Photo of Tucquan
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Had this on 2015-04-02 in Hendersonville, TN at Brixx Pizza on tap.

A - Clear gold w white head

S - Malt, light floral. Not much aroma.

T - Sweet toasted white bread, light lemon and mild bitterness.

M - Light body and medium carbonation

O - Pleasant but not that interesting. (284 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
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. (1,308 characters)

Photo of Libeertarian
3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Decent color and clarity, but with some fun little flecks. I'm always amazed at how unpale pale ales tend to be. Noteworthy is the presence of grapefruit-like aroma when first poured (into English style pint glass). This quickly wore off and gave way to maltiness with perhaps faint citrus, and wasn't detectable on my palate beyond what I might ordinarily expect from just about any hoppy ale. Something someone who wasn't an extreme or even moderate hophead could easily take a shine to. A slightly watery mouthfeel compared to certain other pales I've had, but not disheartening. I was in the mood for something with medium/low alcohol content and this fit the bill. (669 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.16/5  rDev -4.5%
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. (278 characters)

Photo of brewqueno
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This should be a 5 just for what it is - a beer to chug while watching the game, and it won't knock you out half way through. It's actually not bad at all. (155 characters)

Photo of snaotheus
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2014-12-27
12 ounce stubby bottle poured into a pilsner glass. 173 A2 1120 is printed on the bottle of the bottle.

Pours clear with little fish food flakes floating around (unintentionally alliterative). Amber in color, with a smallish white head that is sustained by a significant amount of carbonation. Smell is slightly yeasty, fairly vague. Not offensive.

Taste is nutty, sweet, smooth, with a light bitter aftertaste. Not as bad as I was expecting.

Mouthfeel is thickish. Overall, not too bad. (502 characters)

Photo of hophugger
3/5  rDev -9.4%
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 !! (362 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.06/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Hot route! This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mil citrus zest, a hint of grass, and a firm backbone of sweet biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, with a vague hint of greenery tossed in the mix, though it's for naught, as everything comes through slightly muted, watered-down. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, a somewhat mediocre pale ale that doesn't bring much flavor or character to the table at all. I could see drowning some hot wing burn with this, but not much else. (648 characters)

Photo of RyanK252
3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a little fine sediment floating around and a frothy off white head that laces fairly well.

S: Light floral hops, a touch of citrus, a bit earthy, with some light malt.

T: Floral hops, some citrus too with orange and lemon zest, with some light biscuity malt.

M: On the lighter side of medium body, moderate carbonation. Quit drinkable.

O: Nothing super special, but a solid session brew. I might actually go for this instead of some session IPA's I've had. (546 characters)

Photo of JohnFatAss
3.42/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (353 characters)

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%

Pours a clean looking golden color, not too much head but there's plenty of bubbles constantly rising from the bottom of the glass.

Smell has a mostly sweet malty aroma with very little hop balance, almost a corn-like aroma.

Taste starts out with a mild hop presence which is a good start but quickly takes a back seat to the malt backing, not overly complex or interesting but it is easy to drink, carbonation is medium and very soft, has a very slick buttery feel in the mouth. (481 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.39/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

i like it better than others it looks like. i found it real refreshing from the tap, ice cold. its blonde and real light in body, with a decent amount of hops to it honestly. frothy in feel despite the light body, a good easy drinking brew, if a little light on flavor overall. i think the nose and taste are both a bit muted, didnt seem like a freshness issue, so maybe something to do with a dumbed down recipe. i still the the pale malt base is nice, and that the blanaced hop finish is pleasant. really not a whole lot going on here on the whole, but for a simple easy drinking craft beer, this is better than a lot of the alternatives. red hook can do better, but i dont dislilke this at all. (697 characters)

Photo of Samp01
2.81/5  rDev -15.1%
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. (321 characters)

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

A: clear amber color, great carb, 1.5 finger head, decent lacing
S: lightly sweet aroma, hops are strong at first minute, then disappear
T: light-bodied sessionable pale ale; nondescript, but well balanced for the type of beer it purports to be (244 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.3/5  rDev -0.3%

Bottled April 08 14

Pours golden with a thin white head. Minimal lacing sticks.

The smell is of mild citric (a touch of lime, and perhaps orange) and floral notes, it's a little musty.

The taste is of lemon/lime and grain. Sweetness of the grainy character is balanced by a mild floral/herbal hop bitterness in the finish.

Rather thin, water is noticeable especially in the middle. The initial fizz soon becomes more laid back.

Nothing stands out as "unique", but that's fine for what it is - an easy-to-drink, decent APA that fits the style well enough. (561 characters)

Photo of Oberson58
4/5  rDev +20.8%

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. (151 characters)

Photo of huck99
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got a mixed 12 pack of Red Hook from BevMo containing ESB, Long Hammer, and Audible Ale. This is a good, solid, flavorful beer and at 4.7% ABV you can actually drink a few without getting hammered. Only 22 IBU, so not bitter, but still good flavor. I'll buy it again. (269 characters)

Photo of ricke49
3.48/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Red hook is after all one of those breweries that doesn't aim for the complex mind blowing creations. Their bombers run about 3 bucks and what you get is a nice drinkable ale that 20 years ago woulda been cutting edge.

This Audible Ale offers a tasty malt profile, a subdued hop presence and simply an OK but attractively priced sessionable brew.

There is nothing either objectionable about it, nor outstanding. Just a good afternoon quaff

P.s. I really like sports, especially as presented daily by a true American icon, Dan Patrick (537 characters)

Photo of jrschaef
2.65/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Worst of the Red Hook. Not worthy of their fine brewery. Shocked that it was from Red Hook. I should have realized before I bought it that it was brewed in conjunction with a sports network/anchor, so they are going for the lowest common denominator beer drinkers. Absolutely awful aftertaste which is quite hard to get rid of. AVOID AT ALL COSTS! (347 characters)

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Redhook Audible Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
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