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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: 676
Avg: 3.34
pDev: 39.22%
Wants: 13
Gots: 169 | 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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Reviews: 95 | Hads: 676
Photo of KTCamm
3.82/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

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Photo of denver10
3.21/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of Spikester
3.09/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.34/5  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.

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Photo of ale1
3.66/5  rDev +9.6%
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

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Photo of justintcoons
3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.77/5  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.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.36/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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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.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.41/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of hdf561
3.19/5  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.

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Photo of idfancher
2.96/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I tried this beer on to with pizza. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. The aroma was barely there at with maybe light citrus notes. It had bread like aroma with a bread like taste. The front taste was ver clean and crisp but was followed by a stronger bitterness. It wasn't cold enough for me.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.77/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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Photo of oberon
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
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...

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Photo of RJLarse
4.5/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at e Rusty Moose on the wast plains of Spokane. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a pale gold color, clear, with a thin foamy head.

Smell is sweet and fruity. Soft lemon and orange blossom scents.

Taste is well balanced, with a light cereal flavor and a mildly sour fruit finish.

Mouthfeel is light and clean.

All in all a very drinkable pale ale. One of the better Redhoook offerings.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.77/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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Photo of Jonada
3.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottled on 3/1/2013. Served in a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a light golden yellow color with a finger of a white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Liquid is clear in the glass with lots of visible carbonation streaming throughout.

Smell: Light biscuity malt, grassy, floral hops and perhaps a hint of citrus with an underlying graininess. The aroma isn't bad, but it's pretty weak.

Taste: Slight malt sweetness at the front of the tongue, toasted caramel malt, floral hops. The malt sweetness is balanced out with a slight twinge of bitterness in the finish, but doesn't linger.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp. Carbonation is relatively high but it manages to maintain somewhat of a soft mouthfeel. Finishes clean.

Overall: The flavors on this were enjoyable but very muted. The tag line on the bottle reads "A crushable ale brewed in collaboration with Dan Patrick (of ESPN fame)" so I take it this is meant to be an extremely sessionable beer that you can sit back and kill a 6 pack of while watching sports. And if that's what they were going for, then they succeeded.

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Photo of barczar
3.42/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant deep golden with a one inch foamy cream head that quickly dissipates, leaving spotty lacing.

Aroma is fairly grainy and slightly metallic, with hints of floral hops.

Flavor reveals more floral hop character upfront, supported by grainy and slightly toasted malt. There's an underlying herbal quality and a bit of citrus. Mint emerges as it warms.

Body is on the light side, with substantial carbonation and a carbonic bite.

Fairly nondescript, easy drinking beer. They reached their goal.

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Photo of Zorro
3.36/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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

(on tap at Moriarty's in Philly, 3/22)

Never heard of this one before. Thought I'd give it a shot - was looking for something light to start my night off with.

It comes out looking like a macro lager, perhaps aside from the texture and formation of its bright-white head, which has a bit of a rocky/ripped-up cotton ball look - not much retention, minimal lace. The liquid itself is very pale, grainy golden, filtered clean.

Not much of a scent factor. Cereal-grassy mostly, some faint floral hop in the back.

What I liked about the taste was its very exposed pale malt flavor - husks and all. Quite dried-grassy, but stupid mellow. A bit surprised to catch some hops a few sips in. Bit of a lemon-peel quality to it - flavor and bitterness. Together, the hops and malt are in nice balance, however, the overall flavor is extremely mellow, nearly tasteless.

The worst thing about the beer is the sharp, astringent shock that you can feel approaching as you put your lips to the glass. It just zaps the lips and pricks the back of the tongue with each sip. Reminded me of citric acid. The beer was designed to have a very delicate, almost non-existent body, which could've been enjoyed more for what it was had it not been for that pestering pop on the palate.

This is most certainly one of the lightest all-around American-style pale ales I've had. Served ice cold, it could give the big guys a run for their money. Stacked against the gamut of great pale ales available, this is quite lame.

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