Redhook Winterhook | Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook WinterhookRedhook Winterhook

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Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Regardless of whether you spend your winter months on the slopes, shoveling your driveway or just hiding out, Redhook Winterhook is a great way to chase off the winter chill. This year will be our 27th consecutive release of Winterhook. The recipe changes slightly every winter because nobody likes getting the exact same Holiday present year after year. Redhook’s 27th brew of Winterhook has roasted chocolate notes that smooth out the quick, spicy hop finish. The rich body and nutty, malty backbone make this winter ale slighty naughty and very nice.

38 IBU

Added by Todd on 10-08-2003

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Photo of rangerred
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown with a one finger off-white head. Ok head retention but not much in the way of lacing.

Aroma is a big shot of piny hops along with roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Some cinnamon and nutmeg in there too. A little on the light side but pleasant.

The flavor is big on piny hops but that is quickly followed by loads of caramel and toffee. Roasted malt is there along with quite a bit of nuttiness. Cinnamon is buried underneath but it all comes together to give this beer quite the "wintry" feel. Mouthfeel is a little chalky towards the finish and just a little on the thin side.

Overall, I am quite impressed with this offering from Redhook. There are a lot of flavors coming together and they all work really well. One to pick up if you see it.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Nice amber color. Great sweet hoppy aroma. First impression is of a winter pale ale. Spicy pine and hop notes. It becomes more bitter as you drink, but the flavor holds throughout. Flavor holds through the finish. Nice winter beer but it could improve in sweetness and depth.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +9.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Beer poured out a brownish caramel colour from the bottle, and had a creamy, low head. Had the faint aroma of floral, citrus hops with a hint of sweet malt. Taste was on par with the smell; there was a mild hop presence that was smoothly blended with a slight sweet malt flavour. Medium bodied and flavourful, with a lingering hop taste of the palate.

Would I buy this beer again? Definitely.

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Redhook Winterhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 945 ratings
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