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
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#39,265
Reviews:
474
Ratings:
946
pDev:
13.41%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Photo of NEhophead
2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz brown bottle.

Creamy off white head that fades to a few pools of bubbles after a moment. Ringed and condensed lacing with surprisingly good/almost exceptional strength. Clear, light mahogany in color.

Moderate caramel sweetness with some darker fruit tones: cherry, plum, raisin. Also some darker floral hops in there with a touch of clove. Mild aromas but not unpleasant.

The sweet aromas soon turn to a burnt clove flavor upon impact on the tastebuds. A slightly bread-like malt character combatted by an unbalanced and unpleasant hop bitterness. Watery and lacking in true flavor. A highly astringent and almost pine cone flavored aftertaste.

Medium bodied yet thin and watery on the palate besides the clove-like graininess.

Bottom line...this is not a pleasant tasting beer. I'm still belching that pine cone flavor almost an hour after finishing the pint. My advice if you really want to try this one is not to make the mistake at buying a whole 6pk. My quest continues in finding a decent Redhook product.

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Photo of OlyBob
2.99/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mdaschaf
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Sazz9
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of dteal1
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I'm having this one at room temperature. It pours amber with not much of a head. I can smell the spice in it, but just barely. Tastes bitter and dry, slightly spicy. Mouthfeel was smooth and aptly warming. Drinkable? Not very. Too dry. Too boring. Not as good as the Anchor Christmas for sure.

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Photo of Bromine
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of FlandersNed
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Kdowney1
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of murf1087
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of PhageLab
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Amber brown, yet transparent brew with a decent head. Very minimal amounts of lacing left behind.

S - Caramel malt aroma, bit of toastiness, pleasant, yet weak.

T - Almost like a nut brown light. Very faint flavor profile of malt, sweet caramel notes, and some mild spice. Pretty one sided.

M - Thin bodied. Mild carbonation. No aftertastes or residues.

D - Average across the board. Pretty forgettable overall. Not bad by any means, just not anything to seek out. Redhook can do better.

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Photo of jmvecchio1
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of mklisz
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of jski
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of tbern007
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

3.0 across the board.
Copper clear. Thin to no head. Undercarbonated.
Light hop/earthy smell, maybe some grass.
Taste is mild all around. Every Redhook beer I've had tastes like a good beer that has been watered down. This one is no exception. Light hop, mal. If this is a winter beer, where are the spices? I detect NONE. Mild sweet aftertaste. This beer is decent and drinkable but I sure had higher expectations. Average all around.

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Photo of danielocean03
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is a murky mahogany color with some reddish tinge to it. Slightly vigorous pour leaves a thin finger of fizzy off-white head that quickly fades away to a light ring of white lacing. Aroma is hoppy and of sweet caramel malts, very light on the nose, slightly grainy as well. Taste starts out hoppy and slightly bitter, similar to an IPA, then transforms into a sweet and malty finish with a light bittering dry aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light bodied with low carbonation levels, goes down smooth. Easy to drink, decent brew although a far cry from the style's normal characteristics. The hoppiness is far from overbearing or anything, the bottle reads "assertively hopped", and it is, although this brew doesn't taste much like a winter warmer. Not enough carmel sweetness and maltiness to warm with. All around a solid beer with an overall bland character but worth a shot, but not if you're in the mood for a winter warmer.

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Redhook Winterhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 946 ratings
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