Redhook Copperhook | Redhook Ale Brewery

Redhook CopperhookRedhook Copperhook
BA SCORE
19.2%
Liked This Beer
3.3 w/ 505 Ratings
Redhook CopperhookRedhook Copperhook
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Who needs precious metals, when you’ve got Copper?! This copper colored ale is a real crowd-pleaser. Copperhook strikes the perfect balance of smooth, rich, malty flavor you’d expect from a craft brew with a lighter body and hop profile that makes it a perfect “session” beer when you’ve got a long day ahead of knocking back a few with your buddies.

21 IBU

Added by Mebuzzard on 03-03-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,390
Reviews:
237
Ratings:
505
Liked:
97
Avg:
3.3/5
pDev:
13.33%
Alströms:
3.41
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 505 |  Reviews: 237
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of tdm168
3.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - pale amber; fizzy, white, foamy, loose head; little retention

S - caramel, faint nutty quality, faintly fruity

T - caramel, ripe apples, bitter hop finish

M - a bit crisp, smooth, medium bodied

This is a rather disappointing beer. It's one dimensional and simplistic. It doesn't have many of the pronounced characteristics that make Ambers such a great style. It's drinkable, and it would be easy to put a few of these away, but this just isn't what I'm looking for in this style.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.05/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Besides mentioning that I dig the old-school look with the bottle and label, I have nothing else to say. On to the beer:

On the pour, I thought that the bottle was mislabled, as the beer pours out a golden straw color. In the glass, its color is darker, but not what I'd call copper. It's more of an orange tinted golden color. THe head on top forms small, and the lacing it gives is decent. Its nose show a decent maltiness, kind of doughy and bready, also a little husky. There's even a kiss of gum.

Copperhook takes on more of a marzen character than the stereotypical hoppy American red. Doughy, orange, some vague hop bitterness. The body is medium, with a gentle kiss of alcohol. Ho hum, says I.

Redhook dishes out a decent effort in Copperhook. It's nothing crazy, though that's not to say it won't put me in a good mood before bedtime.

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Photo of aranheaney
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Same varietry 12 pack as the ESB, IPA and Pilsner

A-good bronze-ish, copper (duh) with a pretty decent head that holds on and hangs out for a while

S-good roast, malt and caramel

T-very good, follows the nose, I really thought this was a very solid amber

M-like the other Redhooks picked up as part of this sampler pack, it's beenvery smooth

O-will totally hit this agian

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.2/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Redhook Copperhook has a thick, cream-colored head and a clear, copper-colored appearance, with some streaming bubbles and not much lacing. There is a faint aroma, but one can pick up roastiness and some brown bread. Taste is similar with brown (Roman Meal) bread, syrup, pretty strong hop bitterness (across the sip), and some cloying alcohol sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium and more lager-like than of expected ale fluffiness. Redhook Copperhook finishes fairly wet and easy drinking. Overall, this is an interesting, somewhat odd, and mild beer. I think you should try it.

RJT

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Photo of TheSixthRing
2.88/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a clear, bright copper with a finger width head, quick dissipation, and the resulting lace is spotty.

Smell - Picking up the faintest of sweet caramel. A very trace amount. Outside that, almost nothing.

Taste - Light metallic flavor along with some faint caramel notes. Hops kick in to give a subtle bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light and watery. Decent bite.

Overall - An average amber, to say the least. Weak in nearly every conceivable way. It's drinkable, and that's about all it has going in it's favor.

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Photo of LexShaw89
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of martino_cappachino
2.78/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Poured about a 1/2 inch head of creamy, frothy head. Fully diminishing.

Aromas of lager yeast, and spring seasonal flower.

Clear Honey-yellow amber in body appearance more than copper or metallic as advertised.

Tastes of honey, brown sugar, and sweetened butter leading into notes grainy malt and sharp dough with you could say a 'metallic-ly' cool and dry finish. Sessionably sweet without too much sharp carbonation.

Although a little higher in alcohol content (5.7-8 % abv) than your average sessionable beer, this an easy drinking brew. Not complex or overwhelming in an category, but I'd prefer something more tasty... Not a bad brew to end a night on though.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of WastingFreetime
2.8/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from session notes.

Transparent copper color, receding white foam collar for a head, very little retention time or lacing. Smells and tastes of generic lightly toasted and caramel malts, has a small amount of metallic off-taste to the finish, which is otherwise crisp and clean but for that one flawed aspect. I did not detect any diacetyl in my bottle. Medium body, lighter levels of carbonation.

A rather standard amber.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Redhook Copperhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 19.2% out of 100 with 505 ratings
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