Redhook Copperhook | Redhook Ale Brewery

Redhook CopperhookRedhook Copperhook
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Redhook CopperhookRedhook Copperhook

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Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

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

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Ratings: 505 |  Reviews: 237
Photo of nukem5
3.95/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice amber color and a nice frothy head that sustains well with some lacing.

S: Slight hop and some sweet grassy notes.

T: Nice floral burst with peppery notes. Light malty taste also.

M: Medium bodied nice carbonation level tiny bubbles, not like some with large bubbles.

D: Very drinkable and very refeshing.

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Photo of wahhmaster
3.22/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper color. Has a small, fizzy head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing.

Smell: Toasted and caramel malts come out up front. A little bit of citrus and perhaps spice appear in the background.

Taste: Starts malty with toasted and caramel notes. Develops a bit of hop bitterness towards the end but malts tend to dominate here. Has an unfortunate metallic twinge towards the end.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and well-carbonated. Finishes fairly dry.

Drinkability: Meh... A pretty pedestrian beer, in my opinion. While it isn't overtly offensive (except for the slightly metallic aftertaste), there's nothing to get too excited about here. Definitely not something I'll seek out again.

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Photo of mrkc
3.7/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In Red Hook's typical overmoulded bottle, frail and translucent as any of their other line, Copper Hook has no great external appeal. The beer is presumably copper colour - orange, more like - with light-mild carbonation foam. It smells of fruit - heavy citrus - with a hint of something peppery. It feels smooth across the tongue, with no real carbonated bite. It has the aforementioned citrus zest, but it's less conveyed by taste than it had through aroma. The hops aren't as heavy-handed as in some of their other offerings. There's a light, creamy aftertaste, followed by a clean, dry feeling. There's nothing overwhelming about this beer, but instead a nice, surprising combination of flavours that play well together.

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Photo of boudreaux
4.02/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange-golden with an ecru head about three fingers high that reduces to a nice sheen. Lacing is the minimal round spec here und there. Bits of yeastiness suspended throughout.

S: Nice bright hops and nice fresh, grainy malts. Clover and honey.

T: Rolls over the tongue crisply and lightly, without feeling thin. Flavor follows the nose smell. A nice mild grassy hop and mild sweetness. A hint of a metallic tang bout mid glass. A balanced, semi-dry finish.

O: Not bad. I'm not bowled over but I'll drink it again.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

Pours medium copper orange with very little foam.

Light malty smell w/ some spices buried underneath.

Short taste. Mild for an APA. Light caramel malt with a light sour taste. Strong carbonation. Small hop backing.

Easy drinking and good.

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Photo of Overlord
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange. Maybe an inch or two of off-white foam head. Was told this was a red ale, it poured orange, and I see that's listed as an American pale. Hmm.

Smells faintly of pine, some citrus to it. Kind of pleasant, actually. No real floral component, which I kind of prefer from pale ales.

Taste is solid enough. Some pine, splash of citrus, pleasant lingering malty sweetness. Nothing overpowering, just put together decently.

Bit light on the mouthfeel, but also okay. Big problem with this beer is the price.

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Photo of kshankar
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a tiny bit of foam with okay retention

Aroma is malty sweet with some grainy scents

Taste is sweet malts upfront, a little bit of grainyness, and thats about it.

Mouthfeel is light, a bit of coating comes from the sweet malt.

Drinkability is high due to lower ABV and lighter mouthfeel, but the flavor profile is a bit bland for an APA. Could have been more robust, it comes off as rather one-dimensional.

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Photo of cdizinno
2.66/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Light to medium cpper color with a decent head and minimal lacing.

S: Faint caramel malt with even less hop scent..

T&M: Smoothness is great with some crispness, but not much of anything else. Some maltiness and hops that mostly fades to a hop bitterness. Light to medium body that finishes semi-dry.

Not half bad but weak flavor doesn't make something I'll be looking for soon.

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Photo of jonziefle
3.42/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a brown amber, slightly cloudy, with some suspension. One finger bubbly that diminishes immediately. No visible carbonation. No Lacing.

Smell: Sweet roasted, caramel malts, slightly biscuity.

Taste: Caramel malts, biscuity, with a moderate sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation bite to start. Smooth.

Drinkability: A relatively mild cross between a pale and a brown ale, but a good one. Easy to drink, and no inoffensive flavors. Slightly bland, though. A good session beer.

Buy Again? Yes.

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Photo of billab914
3.21/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish shaped pint glass. Poured a golden amber color with a one finger white head. The head faded slowly and left some decent lacing on the glass.

The aroma has a lot of graininess to it with some malty, caramel sweetness to it as well. The taste is a lot like the nose suggests with slightly sweet grains being the biggest flavor. There is also a good amount of caramel coming through.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is decent, it has some good flavors even though it is fairly light. Could be a pretty good substitute for a macro with some much better flavor in comparison but overall a pretty average craft beer.

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Photo of yesyouam
3.68/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Redhook Copper Hook is a pretty clear golden ale with a small white head that quickly vanishes. It has a light, malty aroma with notes of resin and orange peel. It has a very smooth and lively medium-light body with a crisp finish. Fruity wheat tones dominate the light wooden flavor. There's not really much bitterness. Notes of tangerine and honey are detected. It makes for very light and easy drinking. I guess I was expecting an amber ale but it seems more like an American wheat.

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Photo of baos
4.15/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Twelve ounce bottle into bicentennial Mason jar.

A: Slightly hazy orange-golden-sunshine with an ecru head about three fingers high on pour that dwindles down to a nice sheen. Lacing is the minimal round spec here und there. Bits of yeastiness suspended throughout.

S: Nice bright hops and nice fresh und grainy malts. Clover and honey.

T: Willamette and Saaz hops open up right with the sweet malt. This is a very refreshing beer. I wasn't exactly in the mood for a hoppy brew when I pulled this from the fridge, but this is a nicely balanced brew and the clover nectar Saaz hops are spot on in the finish.

M: Pretty light bodied, but good.

D: I don't see any reason why I couldn't drink this all night.

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Photo of spazmoid
3.1/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Clear golden almost amber color, as poured from bottle to mug. Thin coarse head, about a finger worth, that faded to a nearly white collar. Nicely carbonated. Next to no lacing.

S: Mild hop on the grassy side, subtle flowery esters.

T: Rolls over the tongue crisply and lightly, without feeling thin. Flavor follows the nose in lock step. A nice mild grassy hop and mild sweetness. A hint of a metallic tang bout mid glass. A balanced even if a shade on the dry side finish.

O: Gees, ummm. nice. I'm not bowled over but I'll drink it again. I'll admit when thinking of an APA this won't jump to mind, but plucking blindly from the cooler, I won't put it back, and I'll smile..

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Photo of Chadpaq
3.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Scooped this beer at my local Harris Teeter. Seasonal. A good company. Thought I'd give it a shot.

Poured a golden amber color. Very pretty, I must say. BUT, I was not impressed one bit with the head. Maybe half a finger's worth, which receded quickly to reveal almost zero lacing.

The taste was pleasing. Not quite as hoppy as I would have expected or liked. But it certainly was consumable. I did notice some hops, and it was easy to swallow.

All in all, slightly above average, but I'm not sure I'll buy again.

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Photo of Minkybut
2.92/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a dark gold colored and it pored a non-existent thin head. The beer had kind of grassy smell to it and a slight amount of hoppiness. I think the beer would have been pretty decent but it had a metallic aftertaste to it that left my mouth kinda dry. I will not buy again.

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Photo of Japerrault
3.21/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear golden red with a rocky off-white head. Little to no lacing present.

S: Bready, toasted grains. Mild aroma, Very little flowery hops noticed.

T: Sweet all the way through. Biscuity, toasted bread flavors. No bitterness at all. Just the slightest hint of hops at the end if I really strain to taste it.

M: Medium feel, fairly light carbonation.

D: Easy to drink with lower carbonation, and no bitterness.

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Photo of Boppar
3.01/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: Tawny and clear. Bright coppery sunlight in a glass. 1.5 fingers of foamy offwhite head. It's a nice looking beer.

S: Not too much going on here. A few malts, earthy hops.

T: This tastes an awful lot like Redhook's ESB, only slightly watered-down. Each sip I take seems to confirm this. It opens with sweet malts and honey, and closes with a faint hop bitterness and perhaps the faintest hint of grapefruit. It's just so.. bland, and watery.

M: The mouthfeel is thin and overly carbonated.

D: It goes down easy enough although I wouldn't go out of my way to have this again.

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Photo of alysmith4
2.78/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It seems Redhook is pretty good at the American Pale Ales and IPAs. This beer was better than expected, so I was happy to find it in the sampler pack. Appearance and mouthfeel were average. The smell was.. hard to detect. There were some earthy tones, and a very "beer-y" smell, but no flavor and particular that stood out. The taste was that of a typical APA, but with a little more straw/hay notes. I'd have this beer again.

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Photo of mempath
3.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a nice bright orangey yellow....nice fluff, textured head and lacing.

very little to the nose....a little sourness, but it's not hops. or malts.

taste is better. there is flavor. but this is an APA? where are the hops? again, a bitterness is present, but not of the hop variety. grassy, pasture-y, barn-y...the crisp carbonation helps this brighten up....and brings a good body to this beer that would taste better if the hops were beefed up/present....i like the flavor, but it's two-dimensional. i want more of it in a more articulated, crafted way. it's drinkable, but two with some chowder would be fine. and enough.

this COULD be better.

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Photo of droomyster
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper with a small head. Aromas are faint and very subdued. I detect a distant, lightly toasted maltiness on the nose, similar to Cheerios. The flavors are predominately malty, with orange citrus hop notes faintly noticeable. Neither the smell, taste, nor feel have any assertive qualities to make me take notice.

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Photo of travduke
2.66/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a copper body (didn't see that coming), no head, even with an aggressive pour ande minimal lacing.

Smell: Not a lot going on here. A little sweet caramel. That's a about it.

Taste: Same as the smell, not a lot. A little sweet, not really any hop presence. Bready.

Side Notes: This is an awful example of an APA in my opinion. its beers like this that really make me think twice about a brewery.

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Photo of BeerMasterD
3.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pilsner glass, a clear amber and orange color, little head with minimal lacing spots. Smelling alittle caramel, hops, and thats about it, sweet and clean. Its got a light to medium mouthfeel thats very easy drinking, tastes sweet, some floral hops and a bit of toasty malt flavor. It really is a decently crisp, lighter and cleaner but tasty spring ale, lighter and simpler than i had thought it might be, but overall it feels right for a spring beer IMO. I'm liking it and ill probably grab another pack of this before the seasons up.

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Photo of KOPBeerDrinker
3.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Amber in color with almost no head. Very clear.

Smells of biscuity malt and a slight floral aroma, not much else.

Tastes bready and sweet. Maybe some hops in the end. Heavy on the sweet malts.

Mouthfeel is medium and easy to drink.

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Photo of whtguitarguy
3.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an amber color that is a little cloudy with a slight head that doesn't fade too quickly. There is not a lot of aroma, only a bit of spice in the nose. The taste is a little bit spicy, very little bit. It has a lime-like sour note which isn't bad, is fairly smooth and not overly carbonated.

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Photo of PatrickJR
3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Amber/orange with some moderate haze. About a half inch of white head rises with fairly short retention; some lacing.

S - Big biscuit aromas hit me immediately and mingle with slightly toasted grain to become a sort of graham cracker smell. Small amounts of caramel and butterscotch are noticable as well with a tiny bit of herbal hops hiding in the background.

T - Very sweet for an APA; biscuits and graham crackers hit immediately rounded out by butterscotch and sweet bread. Sweetness reminiscent of honey persists before a minimally earthy and herbal note late palate. Vague grassy/hoppy flavors floated around in the finish but the brew was dominated by biscuity sweetness.

M - Great light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Though the beer is a bit sweet for my tastes there's a nice balance of carbonation to keep things from getting out of hand.

D - An easy drinking brew, but the sweetness can detract over time. With all the bread and biscuit flavors, and the lack of any definitive hoppiness, Copperhook feels like it should be a blonde ale. A well done and tasty beer, even if a bit simple.

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