Redhook Winterhook | Redhook Ale Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
redhook.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,865
Reviews:
473
Ratings:
944
pDev:
13.41%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Sampled back on 1/15/16. Comes in a 12-ounce bottle and bottled on "Sept. 28 15". Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a flute glass.

Brew pours a mahogany brown in color with a 1-2 finger creamy off-white head. A decent amount of sticky lacing was seen when sipped. Aroma is of malts, spices with a hint of floral hops. Pretty much sums up the taste as well with a very light hint of smoke and caramel also. Goes down easy with a very mild bitterness that doesn't last for the finish. Medium+ bodied with decent carbonation. A decent brew.

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Very smooth, creamy head. All the components are subtle.

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Winterhook 31 2015

My take on this year's version...

Pours a brown not quite clear body with a beige head. Little specks of lacing. A little retention.

Smell is pine and a spicy malt

Taste is more hop forward then the smell. There is a slight bitterness. Malts and spice play catch up.

Medium thin feel

Overall : This beer sure has changed over the years. 20+ years ago this was a true winter warmer. Malt, sweetness, and hops in the background. These days it just the opposite . Hops up front with a little malt in the background. (I guess we are evolving into an IPA world) That said it is still enjoyable. If you liked last year's version 30 you will like this one. It's another step in that direction... (it's just not an old school winter warmer anymore)

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Redhook Winterhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 944 ratings
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