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Redhook Gamechanger Ale - Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Gamechanger Ale
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 17.89%
Wants: 1
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: KYGunner on 08-10-2013)
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5/5  rDev +59.7%

VinnySeta, Aug 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

MaddDogg84, Nov 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

tyleeis, Saturday at 01:57 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

DeepSouthSipper, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of leantom
4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

Totally disagree with the reviews. Here's why and here goes:

A: Very nice looking. Light brown-amber (perfectly clear) with plenty of carbonation. Also has a massive head that leaves a ton (and I mean A TON) of lacing. Fantastic appearance. 5/5

S: Not bad, but not too good either. Caramel, toffee and some baker's yeast. Hops are not apparent. Just alright. 3.5/5.0

T: Delicious. A very rich malt backbone containing lots of crystal malt. Caramel and toffee are apparent. Some baker's yeast. Hops really aren't apparent, but given the malt profile this is OK. I wouldn't exactly call this a pale ale. It has a similar malt profile to Fuller's ESB. 4.5/5

M: Very nice and smooth, actually. Plenty of carbonation as well. Really liked the mouthfeel. 4.5/5.0

O: A very well-made beer. Will have whenever I go to B-dubs. 4.25/5.00

leantom, Aug 31, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +29.1%

Aweigel79, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +27.8%

habaceeba, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +27.8%

RonKoch, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +27.8%

Vdub1803, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.95/5  rDev +26.2%

Buffalo Wild Wings is a personal favorite but I must admit that I had to laugh a little when they put a flyer in front of me that stated Red Hook had created a craft beer especially for them or at least buffalo wings. After drinking a couple I will further add that this is really good.

The color was rich amber with a thick almost meringue like head. The head was so fluffy and light that I had to fight through it to get to the beer.

The scent was malty, caramel malts and barley. Smooth semi-sweet and a touch bitter you can catch some hop aroma.

The taste is of strong caramel malts, barley, grains and an end of earthy, piney hops. Not necessarily sugary it is lightly sweet with some roasted textures. Very smooth and it has a nice balanced carbonation.

This is a nice surprise as it was appropriate for the food but offered a tasty craft beer experience.

KYGunner, Aug 10, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev +24.9%

Ajmorriso1, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Aaron_Ramson
3.81/5  rDev +21.7%

Resiny piney bitter backbone that seems almost harsh on its own, luckily we were sold it as a chaser to a Bloody Mary at a Buffallo Wild Wings. Not a great pale ale but very signature in its flavor. Malty, bready, with almost a British tasting strain of yeast. Wanting to try again!

Aaron_Ramson, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

BlueMoon10, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Katey212, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

thornburyslasher, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

ZachKelly, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

jeremy3311, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

WKyle, Nov 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Kaneokennedy, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Furley80, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

CoryR, Mar 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

RoaringNorseman, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

jakehembree, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of rphoffman
3.63/5  rDev +16%

I tried this for the first time tonight at my local Buffalo Wild Wings. I normally drink darker beers, but I wanted to try something different, and the menu made it look good. It looked good in person, as well; clean, with a classic caramel coloring. Visually very appealing. I have seen a lot of reviewers say their beer didn't have any head; the head on mine was somewhat smaller, but noticeable and attractive. The beer didn't have any strong scent to it, but it tasted very good. It's an American pale ale, and a good representative of such: very clean, very hoppy, but not overwhelmingly so. It drinks smooth, with a slightly sweet finish. I thought it had a very nice mouthfeel; full, but not too thick, with a slight carbonation to it. It was highly enjoyable. I had a couple while waiting for my friends, and a couple more with my meal - pairs well with wings, which I guess is the idea that BWW is going for!

All in all, I'd say it's a very good beer. Not amazing, and probably not an actual game changer, but very tasty, and worth a try.

rphoffman, Jul 06, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +15%

rrafnad, Yesterday at 11:49 PM
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Redhook Gamechanger Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.