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Redhook Audible Ale - Redhook Ale Brewery

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Reviews: 93
Hads: 659
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 3.92%
Wants: 13
Gots: 156 | FT: 2
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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 UCLABrewN84
3.34/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle shared at GRG1313’s tasting.

Bottled 2/18/13.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but nothing too exciting. (566 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.39/5  rDev +2.1%
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 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. (1,308 characters)

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... (467 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.11/5  rDev -6.3%
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). (643 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.06/5  rDev -7.8%
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 jlindros
3.18/5  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. (1,425 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.77/5  rDev +13.6%
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. (769 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
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. (501 characters)

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... (715 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
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. (1,440 characters)

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. (250 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%

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 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. (422 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
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. (1,362 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
3.31/5  rDev -0.3%
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. (930 characters)

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

Clear amber colored ale with a small white colored head.

Smell is toasted grain and cracker malt with a mild NW hop aroma. Hop scent of grapefruit and cedar chest and a slight eucalyptus scent.

Starts out mild with mild sweetness and a lagerish hop after taste. Wheat biscuit with a mild floral hop taste. Mild bitterness this is very easy to drink. Hop is mostly woody with some floral elements.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall and easy to drink ale, very tame. (461 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured on-tap in a giant mug, the beer is a copper coloring with a frothy, filmy, white head with good cling. Aromas of biscuit, caramel, and hints of hops. Flavors of tropical fruit forward, a blending of mango and citrus, with a peppery hops backbone, subtle caramel sweetness, and some piney notes. Effervesced body, keeping a thin, crisp mouthfeel. Tangy sweet and slightly dry aftertaste, with a crisp, clean finish. Not bad. (430 characters)

Photo of dcmchew
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bronze pour, thin white head to just a very thin lace.
Pine citrusy hops in the smell, biscuity malts. Faded and a bit bland.
Initial taste of citrus, with oranges and some limes, crisp but with a bit of extra sourness that doesn't really help. Very faint apricots. Some dry slightly toasted malts, grains. Bit of pine and some dry leafy hops in the finish, mildly bitter. Muddled malt/leafy aftertaste, with little citrus lingering.
Medium body and carbonation. A little bit buttery. Not refreshing enough to leave me wanting more.
Not as "crushable" as the label would want you to believe. Not bad, but forgettable. (617 characters)

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. (420 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
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. (450 characters)

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.

2.75 2.5 2.25 1.75 2.5 (695 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
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. (711 characters)

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. (278 characters)

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. (633 characters)

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Redhook Audible Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.