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Redhook Audible Ale | Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Audible AleRedhook Audible Ale

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Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bouleboubier on 03-23-2013

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Photo of Dentist666
3.34/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint.
Slightly hazy orange/golden beer with 2-finger off-white head (hard pour), low retention.
Smell is close to english bitters, biscuity, malty, slightly citrusy.
Taste - citrusy, malty, slightly piney, herbal notes, relatively mild hop bitterness.
Light body, soft carbonation, actually closer to english ipa, than to apa.

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Photo of Gauss
3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Super smooth, and delightfully tasty. A great relax beer, for when you are by the lake or fishing. You can definitely pound a few and not notice it until too late!

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Photo of stephens101
3.74/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Notes:

This one has gimmick veritably written all over it, but certainly can't turn down free beer.

Pours orange with a thin white head. Fruit and grainy aroma. Melon, orange and subtle citrus hop to the tongue. All balanced and fairly damned tasty.

Hate to admit it but I was wrong and this one's not half bad.

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Photo of RobertDBrase
3.92/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark honey gold with a very rocky white head and a load of streaming bubbles.

Smells of sweet barley, malts and some hops.

Taste hits the tongue up front with a somewhat thick malty flavor that balances at the back of the tongue with the carbonation and hops making a nice dance at the back and on the way down.

Mouth feel was a combination of wet and refreshing with a nice crisp hoppy finish. The hops here are not overpowering at all but they are present.

Overall I found this beer to be a good balanced beer that would go good with those occasions when you get together with friends and want something better than a macro lager from the big boys.

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Photo of secondtooth
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy golden, with a slight head of off-white suds. Virtually no lace.

Aroma: Subtle citrus hops, corn, grainy, lagery malts. Hmm.

Taste: Very mild somehow, with the hops and malts blending smoothly, but the impression here is really a pretty dull ale. It’s not a bad-tasting beer, but in a land of big-tasting craft ales, this is a pale, watery shadow — ultimately forgettable and not one I’d reach for again.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BOD 11/5/14 from Total Wine. Pours a clear gold with a touch of amber. Normal head volume, lacing and retention.

Light nose of biscuit and somewhat spicy hops.

Light body with a somewhat smooth texture. Slightly below normal carbonation with a touch of effervescence in the middle and more in the finish.

The flavor profile is borderline outstanding. Intensity is a bit light (even for a session ale), fair complexity, world class balance and it is tasty. It begins with a grainy biscuit that soon surrenders to a mild herbal hop flavor. A perfect amount of mild bitterness arrives in the middle. The finish is a slow fade of hops.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.05/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A : Pours a mellow golden hazy hue, coloring in a 30% opacity, with a very nicely layered and stable 2 finger head. The head leaves webs and lace on the sides as it recedes.

S : Lots of dense, malty grains, maybe stashed in a wooden bucket. Some faint pine pokes through but the hop is largely juicy citrus. Some bready smells also accompany the aroma.

T : Mildly piney, with a lot of orange and orange peel. This is held up by a solid foundation of cracker and bread malts, a little yeast, and ends on a citrus rind note.

F : Light bodied, airy, not particularly dense at all, with a mild carbonation underneath. It ends somewhat fizzy and semi-dry.

O : I remember the first time I tried a pale ale that I liked. I bought it from the Wolf Stop in Aberdeen, SD. This reminds me of that beer. It takes me back to a time when I was first trying different styles and I landed on an example of the pale ale category that I thought did pretty well by me. Audible Ale does a pretty good job if I do say so. I'd buy this in a sixer, it's a solid APA.

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Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/13/2014. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/floral hops and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange peel, light pine, honey, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of citrus/floral hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a really solid pale ale style. All around good robustness and balance of citrus/floral hops and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored with excellent clarity. Lots of carbonation bubbles are churning from within. Heavy lacing. There's a quarter inch head of eggshell white. Aroma is of light malt and fresh bread. The flavor seems a bit muted with some light malt and bready notes. Just a trace of gentle bittering hops are detectable. The mouthfeel is light and smooth.

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Photo of Beric
3.17/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of dd43
2.95/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

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Photo of Hugh37
2.48/5  rDev -26%
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'.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
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

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.47/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of Suds
3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of tone77
3.16/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of brewqueno
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of hophugger
3/5  rDev -10.4%
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 !!

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle - into a pint glass. Aroma- Has malt and bread aroma along with grapefruit. Appearance- A clear golden color with a medium sized white head. Taste- Has a rather mellow low-level hop taste. I enjoyed it. Palate- This is a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. It has a fairly dry finish and little aftertaste. Overall- A thoroughly enjoyable APA. I would drink this again.

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Redhook Audible Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.