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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bouleboubier on 03-23-2013)
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Photo of BWED


3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler

A- Pale brownish yellow, with an off white half finger head. Head retention is pretty low. Only speckles of lacing.

S- Floral hop up front. Grainy pale malt backbone.

T- Pale malt with a slight floral citrus flavor. Very milf in flavor, and frankly quite bland.

M- Pretty light and smooth. "Crushable" as the bottle suggests.

O- Okay. It's not bad, just nothing sticks out. It's in the realm of a mass produced lager. Nothing to savor.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 18:51:51 | More by BWED
Photo of fionn13


2.66/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 21:47:54 | More by fionn13
Photo of jjamadorphd


3.34/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Another offering from Redhook that was decent, but nothing overly memorable.

The brew's got a decent amber color and nice white head. That and a good pale ale distinctive taste is about all I can write about. Too much carbonation for my taste and a slight sweetness to its smell I can make out. Overall all, it's decent, and I'll enjoy sharing with others in the house.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 01:12:44 | More by jjamadorphd
Photo of CoachC


3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at Millers Ale House. Redhook makes some decent stuff, but I'm not a huge fan of this one. Pours a dark golden color with a thin foam head. Aroma is of straw and biscuit and the taste is more of the same. Not much hop presence here. But better than your standard BMC stuff. Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2013 04:03:49 | More by CoachC
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
Photo of NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle in a pint glass.

A- clean and clear golden hue. 2-finger fluffy white head, slow fade and hangs on as a thick film with minimal lacing. Modest carbonation.

S-Pale and caramel malts, slightly roasted. Rather banal.

T- A bit mineral-like. Muted malts and some flowery hop.

M-Thin, light body. Pretty good dry finish with bite.

O- Lightweight and safe play effort at best.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 21:26:26 | More by NiceTaps
Photo of Amalak

New York

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A. It has a clear caramel color, with some bubbles coming up the middle, with a bubbly white head and there is some lacing around the edges.

S. It has a strawberry hoppy scent to it.

T/M. There's a sweetness there. Some strawberry and some peach in the beginning. It quickly gives way, though, to a malty, skunky, macro lager aftertaste. It is carbonated, with some bitter hops. Medium bodied.

O. It starts out good, but then goes down hill a bit. It is very, very carbonated and tingly on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 21:18:45 | More by Amalak
Photo of lawlerj


3.16/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 03:08:19 | More by lawlerj
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 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 kshizzle101


3.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A - color of dark straw, clear. 2 inch head which goes away quickly, lots of carb coming up.

S - grainy malts and citrus hops up front. something weird for a pale, maybe some vanilla?

T - grassy malts up front here, the hops fade away. you do get a hint of what I'm calling vanilla at the end, probably the best part about this beer, the rest is uninspiring.

M - light to medium bodied,

Overall - Nothing special here, easy drinking, but nothing to get excited about

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 02:53:10 | More by kshizzle101
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 EagleTalon


3.03/5  rDev -9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 21:32:14 | More by EagleTalon
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 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 denver10


3.21/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 2/13, bought and drank 6/13...freshness is not ideal.

Dark yellow with a white head. A light citrus fruity and grainy aroma. Flavor was pretty similar with some citric fruitiness, bread, and grains. A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, a decent enough session ale. Not on an Odell Loose Leaf level by any means, but at least in comes in six packs.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 01:44:19 | More by denver10
Photo of Spikester


3.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber with one finger of white head. There are a few lacings as the head quickly recedes into a long lasting ring.
Smell is herbal and slightly earthy.
Taste is mild malts with a nice earthy hop backup.
Mouthfeel is fairly light in body and carbonation.
Overall reminds me of some of the better English Pale Ales. Decent flavor profile for a 4.7% abv ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 04:19:15 | More by Spikester
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.33/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 00:59:34 | More by UCLABrewN84
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 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 TheManiacalOne

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 Fatehunter


3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 03:39:33 | More by Fatehunter
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2013 11:50:41 | More by tdm168
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
Photo of hdf561


3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

As an avid listner to the Dan Patrick Show I was psyched to hear they had collaborated with Red Hook to make a beer. When Friday's began carrying itin Virginia I made my way down to have a few.

Had several on draft. Dark in appearance and smelled of hops and possibly some carmel hard to tell. Initial taste is smooth with a slight bitter after taste but not offensive.

I actually really enjoyed this beer and would have it again. It is a good gate wayinto darker beers for those that usually drink the lighter american macro beers but it is still smooth enough and has drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2013 00:06:28 | More by hdf561
Redhook Audible Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.