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Redhook Audible Ale - Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Audible AleRedhook Audible Ale

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95 Reviews
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Reviews: 95
Hads: 675
Avg: 3.34
pDev: 39.22%
Wants: 13
Gots: 167 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bouleboubier on 03-23-2013

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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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Photo of JohnnyJam
3.14/5  rDev -6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with the date clearly printed on the bottom left corner of the label (4/17/13) into a pint glass and I get 1/2 finger of head. I hope this is the bottled on date on not the expiration date. I have had out of code problems before at this grocery store.

A: Pours clear and honey colored with a small (1/2 finger) head that dissipate at a rapid rate to leave almost nothing on the beer at the end. There is little to no lacing. I just washed this glass by hand this morning and let in air dry so I don't believe it to be a dirty glass.

S: I smell malts and some biscuits. There is also a smell of fresh cut grass.

T: Mostly malt at the beginning that I can put my finger on and then some citrus hops and finishes dry. Not bad.

M: It is easy enough to drink but I find it thin and the carbonation to be minimal.

O: This is just an average beer. I am a fan of American Pale Ales but this is not a beer that I would gravitate toward nor would I recommend it. That being said: I wouldn't turn it down.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly hazy, bright yellowish-orange in color. Small to average sized head of 1.5 to 2 fingers. Retention is ok, down to a thin layer of lace on the top. Lacing is also ok, with just a little bit of lace curtain down the glass.

S- Off the bat, this brew greets you with a small to medium dose of citrus and floral hops scent. Just a slight hint of pine-like flavor in there too. Underlying the mild hops is a hint of slightly sweet malt base.

T- Starts with a mostly malty sweetness that is lighter than a caramel malt and brown sugar flavor, but a little heavier than a pale malt sweetness. Moves into some of the hops displayed in the scent, but they are subdued in the scent by comparison. The slight bitterness provided by the hops has a fairly citrus flavor profile. Hops bitterness lingers ever so little on the palate before the brew slips off the tongue.

M- Light and highly carbonated, this pale ale was meant to be crushed like the label says. Very sessionable, with a mild hops profile that leaves your palate intact for the next beer.

Overall, this isn't a ground breaking beer, but it is what Dan and the Danettes intended their beer to be; good tasting and crushable. This is a beer to have with wings on a Friday afternoon.

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Photo of TheMarkE
3.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pale gold with moderate foam.

Smell: Grainy malts, caramel, a touch of hops.

Taste: Grainy malts and caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a strong hop bitterness.

The Verdict: Fair. Drinkable but not much to recommend it. If I get a mouthful of bitterness, I expect some good hop flavor to go with it. There a lot of people I would suggest a brewing collaboration with, Dan Patrick isn’t one of them.

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Photo of hogrider
3.36/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I tried this beer today for the second time; there is not much to write home about it; it smells and taste malty, the hop aroma and taste is minimal, I dislike its fizziness and heat retention is low. However, I will drink this beer after mowing the lawn is sure is refreshing and easy to drink….and remember folks no matter what drink beer and support your local brewery. HOG

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a clear medium amber color with a small half finger of pure white head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a very light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is mainly of a grainy and malty nature with some lighter hop aromas of a more grassy and herbal smell. Along with these aromas are some lighter smells of caramel and citrus.

Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and cracker malt taste with just a hint of caramel sweetness. As the taste advances the caramel fades and is replaced by more grainy tastes with just a hint of citrus hop flavor. At the end a bit of grass, floral flavors, and herb come to the tongue leaving a crisp and drier taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the rather thin side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thinner feel and moderate carbonation are quite appropriate for the style and make for a more refreshing and easy drinking brew.

Overall – It’s alright and refreshing, but nothing too exceptional.

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Photo of chinchill
3.42/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of bondjedi
3.49/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Tacoma Craft Brew Festival.

Buffalo Wild Wings was pushing this a few weeks ago. I supposed their shilling an obvious attempt to kick Redhook into the mainstream, though with a sample today think it a pretty good beer. I'm not going to seek it out, but if it's offered, what the hell I'll drink some.

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Photo of bierluvre
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice golden color

Tiny bubbles

Not very lacy

Smells like a pale ale should

Mild bitterness

High fleeting hoppiness

Semi dry finish

It's not an overall flavorful beer but it does have good flavor. It does not linger on the palate. This beer is terrific for drinking in mass quantity. It is a high quality refreshing "go to" beer.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.54/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours translucent orange straw with a small white head. Smells of cereal grains and slight fruit. Tastes of grain and citrus, very slight hop bite. Beer is very heavily carbonated, light bodied, very sessionable. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Photo of BWED
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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Photo of fionn13
2.69/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.33/5  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.

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Photo of CoachC
3/5  rDev -10.2%
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!

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Photo of Tone
3.4/5  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.

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.15/5  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.

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Photo of Amalak
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%
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.

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Photo of lawlerj
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of mactrail
3.56/5  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.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of kshizzle101
3.3/5  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

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Photo of woodychandler
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.47/5  rDev +3.9%
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...

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Redhook Audible Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.