Redhook Audible Ale - Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Audible AleRedhook Audible Ale

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Reviews: 94
Hads: 667
Avg: 3.34
pDev: 39.22%
Wants: 13
Gots: 158 | FT: 2
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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 huck99
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of ricke49
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
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

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Photo of jrschaef
2.65/5  rDev -20.7%
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!

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Photo of JWU
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a curved pint glass.

A- a clear gold w/ orange hints, a half inch of off white head that dissipates fairly quickly, but did lace a bit. Some Chill haze.

S- some cereal grains, and light floral lemony hops. A touch of skunk.

T- some lemon and orange hints mix with the cereal grain flavor up front, slightly sweet, but dries and bitters just a touch on the finish. Not half bad.

M- Lighter side of medium, with medium carbonation.

O- I'd certainly enjoy this again as a session beer. Nothing world beater here, but one of the better Red Hook offerings I've had.

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Photo of jellikit
3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: yellow with a slight tinge of orange. Thick foamy head. Crystal clear.

S: slightly skunky. That's all.

T: basic malt flavor followed by light skunk.

M: medium to medium-high carbonation. Medium body. On the dry side.

O: this beer totally reminds me of the beers I used to steal from my dad's refrigerator in the 80's. Raineerish. Olympia. Heidelberg. Not my favorite lager by any means, but brings back some nostalgia. Probably spot on for what they were envisioning when they cooked this up.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.37/5  rDev -29%
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

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Photo of i4ourgot
3.54/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I have to judge this beer on what it is, a session beer. It is kinda high abv for a session beer in my opinion but I think it actually has some good taste to it. Not overly hoppy and not overly sweet either. The color is light and the aroma is weak but pleasant. Everything about this beer is pretty mellow, and I actually thought this beer was alright.

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Photo of Foyle
2.83/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: pours a 1" bubbly cream colored head. Color is golden and mostly clear with large amounts of carbonation bubbles present. Their is some faint lacing on the glass.
Aroma: yeasty bread dough, some mild citrus and pine hops aromas. Also a slight sweetness like a sweet roll.
Mouthfeel: watery and just slightly sticky with a crisp, dry finish.
Flavor: nice balance of light toasted malts for sweetness with some mild tangy hops.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance has a light golden orange color supporting a thin dissipating head leaving nil lace. Smell of sweet caramel malt and light hop. Taste is light in the malt, but it is only 4.7% which could have used a softer hop to balance. Mouthfeel is a light medium with good carbonation. As what its for, a good session ale.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of TucsonTom
3.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

While a decent enough brew, Red Hook’s Audible Ale didn’t earn a place in my beer fridge.

I enjoy listening to Dan Patrick once in a while and have heard him talk about this collaboration beer. So when I saw it as part of a Red Hook mixed 12-pack priced for clearance at $10.99, I decided to give it and the other beers a shot.

I’m current on hunt to find really tasty beers with ABVs of 5% or less, so I went in with great hope for Audible and its 4.7%. But it let me down, in that regard. It doesn’t hold a candle to these <5% brews:
Deschutes’ River Ale (4.0%)
Green Flash’s Saison Diego (4.2%)
Sierra Nevada’s Nooner Session IPA (4.8%)
Stone’s Levitation Ale (4.4%, but it costs too darn much!)

So, Audible Ale won’t have a place in my beer fridge.

But I could see it as a way of introducing the craft category to fuzzy-yellow drinking sports fans. Compared to those mass lagers, Audible pours a nicer, richer golden color. And both the nose and taste show more malt than a standard lager. The ale yeast gives it a deeper flavor, and it has bit more hop bite (though only 22 IBUs).

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Photo of u2carew
3.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz custom Redhook bottle
A) Pours with a thin, white head that has great retention. Clear golden-bronze body.
S) Fresh orange. Bright floral notes.
T) Nutty undertones. Mellow hop bite from the beginning.
M) Crisp. Fizzy. Medium-light body. Finishes a bit thin, dry and chalky.
O) An okay beer. Looks great on the pour but the taste profile and mouthfeel are weak.

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Photo of jlindros
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.64/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Red Hook Audible Ale has a rather thin, off-white head, a hazy, golden appearance, and some splotchy, thin lacing left behind. The aroma is faint, but one can detect fruit (apricots?), white bread, and some sugar. Taste is of those elements, with some minimal, pineapple-like bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, and Red Hook Audible Ale finishes semi-dry, easy going, and refreshing. This beer is dull and boring, sad to say. Nothing bad about it, though.


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Photo of flagmantho
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

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Photo of Aaron_Ramson
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of Hoopster4hire
2.91/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of a 22 oz bomber into a chilled beer mug

Appearance: golden amber hue with roughly one inch of Lacey head that minimally sticks down the glass as you drink

Smell: slight pineyness, orange and tamarind like aromas.

Taste: herbally, citrus. Starts with grapefruit, lime bitterness. Reminiscent of cascade and Amarillo hops. Decent malt background with hints of toasted sourdough, oolong tea, and unsalted sunflower seeds. Sour notes similar to pumpkin.

Mouthfeel: crisp, refreshing. High drinkability, with solid carbonation. No mistaking this for casked beer.

Overall: worth a try. If you're in the mood for something after work or a long day out at the range, in the cage, or on the court, great to unwind with. Great middle ground beer.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.31/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of a0lbudman
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of BigCheese
3.19/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours super clear, dark honey, amber. Very thin head. Looks carbonated.

S: Not much, some faint toasted english style malts/grain. Bready.

T: Pretty basic amber. Some toasted tea like malts. A little bit of bready ale yeast is the only thing that differentiates itself from a slightly more flavorful budweiser. Its not bad per se, but there's not much going on. Minimal if any bitterness.

M: Much more body than I was expecting. Highly carbonated, smooth mouthfeel.

O: I guess this is what they are going for. This would be a solid tailgating option or something to stand besides some snacks. Not interesting on its own but theres a place for beers like this. Would make more sense as a fall or summer seasonal vs winter though. Id also consider it more of a amber than a pale, but thats splitting hairs.

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Photo of jimmah120
3.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz short-neck bottle with no date on it. served in a pint glass.

look is a pale orange, slighlty cloudy. faint wheat beer smell - fruits and musty biscuits. taste has some fruity hops, but is mostly bready yeast and grain. there is also a sweet grain alcohol taste, but not the burn.


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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.11/5  rDev -6.9%
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).

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into to a shaker pint glass.

Color: Hazy amber, copper tone.
Head: Foamy cream, wisp, light lacing.
Aroma: Apples, crackers, malts.
Taste: Apple sweetness, grains, citrus finish.
Mouthfeel: Bright, clingy, dry.
Overall: One six pack. No more.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
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

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Redhook Audible Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.