Redhook Audible Ale | Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Audible AleRedhook Audible Ale

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Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of RJLarse
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at e Rusty Moose on the wast plains of Spokane. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a pale gold color, clear, with a thin foamy head.

Smell is sweet and fruity. Soft lemon and orange blossom scents.

Taste is well balanced, with a light cereal flavor and a mildly sour fruit finish.

Mouthfeel is light and clean.

All in all a very drinkable pale ale. One of the better Redhoook offerings.

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Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle - into a pint glass. Aroma- Has malt and bread aroma along with grapefruit. Appearance- A clear golden color with a medium sized white head. Taste- Has a rather mellow low-level hop taste. I enjoyed it. Palate- This is a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. It has a fairly dry finish and little aftertaste. Overall- A thoroughly enjoyable APA. I would drink this again.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.05/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A : Pours a mellow golden hazy hue, coloring in a 30% opacity, with a very nicely layered and stable 2 finger head. The head leaves webs and lace on the sides as it recedes.

S : Lots of dense, malty grains, maybe stashed in a wooden bucket. Some faint pine pokes through but the hop is largely juicy citrus. Some bready smells also accompany the aroma.

T : Mildly piney, with a lot of orange and orange peel. This is held up by a solid foundation of cracker and bread malts, a little yeast, and ends on a citrus rind note.

F : Light bodied, airy, not particularly dense at all, with a mild carbonation underneath. It ends somewhat fizzy and semi-dry.

O : I remember the first time I tried a pale ale that I liked. I bought it from the Wolf Stop in Aberdeen, SD. This reminds me of that beer. It takes me back to a time when I was first trying different styles and I landed on an example of the pale ale category that I thought did pretty well by me. Audible Ale does a pretty good job if I do say so. I'd buy this in a sixer, it's a solid APA.

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Photo of Oberson58
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Not much to it, goes down smooth. Dan Patrick is a jackass, not sure why they would let him put his name on the bottle - the beer is better than that.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.92/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark honey gold with a very rocky white head and a load of streaming bubbles.

Smells of sweet barley, malts and some hops.

Taste hits the tongue up front with a somewhat thick malty flavor that balances at the back of the tongue with the carbonation and hops making a nice dance at the back and on the way down.

Mouth feel was a combination of wet and refreshing with a nice crisp hoppy finish. The hops here are not overpowering at all but they are present.

Overall I found this beer to be a good balanced beer that would go good with those occasions when you get together with friends and want something better than a macro lager from the big boys.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly hazy, bright yellowish-orange in color. Small to average sized head of 1.5 to 2 fingers. Retention is ok, down to a thin layer of lace on the top. Lacing is also ok, with just a little bit of lace curtain down the glass.

S- Off the bat, this brew greets you with a small to medium dose of citrus and floral hops scent. Just a slight hint of pine-like flavor in there too. Underlying the mild hops is a hint of slightly sweet malt base.

T- Starts with a mostly malty sweetness that is lighter than a caramel malt and brown sugar flavor, but a little heavier than a pale malt sweetness. Moves into some of the hops displayed in the scent, but they are subdued in the scent by comparison. The slight bitterness provided by the hops has a fairly citrus flavor profile. Hops bitterness lingers ever so little on the palate before the brew slips off the tongue.

M- Light and highly carbonated, this pale ale was meant to be crushed like the label says. Very sessionable, with a mild hops profile that leaves your palate intact for the next beer.

Overall, this isn't a ground breaking beer, but it is what Dan and the Danettes intended their beer to be; good tasting and crushable. This is a beer to have with wings on a Friday afternoon.

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Photo of Lobina
3.84/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I am glad I got and drank before seeing the overall review of this. Enjoyed it more than I expected as I usually am not a low abv guy but worthy of more love than what it is getting.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I found this in the cooler at the Friendly Greek recently and decided to give it a try.

From the bottle: "A crushable ale brewed in collaboration with Dan Patrick"; "Fill your passion bucket with the ultimate crushable ale."

Sorry, Dan, but your shtick ran its course with me a while back. Now, if your niece, Danica Patrick, was involved, I would be more interested.

My pour garnered a finger-and-a-half of dense, rocky French Vanilla-colored head with decent retention. Color was a deep-gold with NE-plus quality clarity and once more, I could see into the future. It foretold the afternoon of Sa, 28 Feb 2015 and I was in Lincoln, NE with La Petite Abeille (my Old Lady) and Val MidWest, celebrating my 50th birthday and Val's 21st. Nose had a soft, grassy nose which suited me just fine. Mouthfeel was medium with a grassy, honey-malt sweetness on the tongue. I would have pegged this as a German Pilsner if it were not otherwise identified. Once, more I am fine with this as I have had some APAs recently that would have been AIPAs less than a decade ago. This was tasty, quaffable, dare I say it? Crushable! Finish was semi-dry and just what I needed after a full day of drinking and reviewing beers. Take note, brewers, an APA need not mimic an AIPA. They are two separate, distinct styles and should be treated as such. I could drink a buncha these.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.82/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bomber, poured into a perfect pint glass.

Pours dirty bronze, 1/4 inch foam sits on the head. Some sticky. Looks inviting. Toffee bread nose. Taste is a light malt, a touch watery, with a very buried hop. Bready. Quite sessionable and with a modest kick of flavor.

Understand what this beer purports to accomplish, and believe it succeeds.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I liked the Audible Ale...much better than other Redhook's Ales I have had. The audible was lighter in body with good carbonation. Teh beer poured a copper color with nice head that was leaving a spotty lace. The scent carried floral hops with hints of citrus. The taste followed the scent, but had a nice malt balance that bordered a little sweet. Overall this is a great sessionable ale, perfect for the warmer months.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz bottle. Stamped: 13 15 NH-MAR 01 13. So it is pretty darn fresh as I sample this in New Hampshire on March 29, 2013.

The pour is pale yellow to golden. The fizzy white head erupts a little bit but settles back quickly. Good clarity.

The aroma is all about toasted bread and earthy hops. The two sensations meld together to make this a rather inviting beer and typical for the style.

The body is light to medium but all in all rather smooth.

Like the aroma the taste has a decent toasted bread character but the earthy hops pick up a little more on the tail end as they linger onward momentarily. Easy to drink.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 3/15/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains caramelized malts, citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with citrus and caramel. Then a decent hops presence follows. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry but slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s a poundable beer but just mediocre overall.

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Photo of brewqueno
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This should be a 5 just for what it is - a beer to chug while watching the game, and it won't knock you out half way through. It's actually not bad at all.

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Photo of stephens101
3.74/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Notes:

This one has gimmick veritably written all over it, but certainly can't turn down free beer.

Pours orange with a thin white head. Fruit and grainy aroma. Melon, orange and subtle citrus hop to the tongue. All balanced and fairly damned tasty.

Hate to admit it but I was wrong and this one's not half bad.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Golden yellow with 1 finger of white head. Excellent clarity with low carbonation.

Honeydew melon with hints of caramel and lemon.

Honeydew melon with drops of lemon and pineapple juice. Big bready malts with drizzles of caramel. Finishes clean with some residual juices.

Light bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing.

Incredible balance on this one. Extremely quaffable and would make an excellent lawnmower beer.

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Photo of a0lbudman
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-bright gold with a small white head
S-hops up front with a light citrus aroma
T-hop flavor with enough malt to lighten the bitterness in the aftertaste and the finish
M-medium body and high carbonation
O-good refreshing APA with great hops taste and enough malt to balance it out.

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Photo of ale1
3.66/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

picked up a sixer at local grocer ... temp abt 55°
poured into a Seira Nevada ale glass, 4" head ,light hop nose goldings or whitbread hops,possibly whitbread yeast or similar
straw colored , small bubble carbonation appears not artificially carbonated,
a step up from Labatt's Blue across the border, or Molson Golden Ale in comparison to this type of Ale
this isn't their IPA but a good Ale to add to the fridge

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 22-oz. can
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: Pacific Liquor at Renaissance at North Park (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.50 (if two Red Hooks were purchased)
Purchased: June 28, 2013
Consumed: June 28, 2013
Misc.: Born on date of April 9, 2013

Poured a caramel orange clear color with 2-3 fingers of frothy white head. Below average lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top though.

Initially smelled a pleasant mix of floral hops, citrus hops, lime, lemon, ginger, wheat, yeast and pine.

Tasted pretty close to the smell with a little bit more bitterness. Could definitely tell it was a Redhook though. Got that mix of citrus and floral hops. Also lime, lemon, pine, ginger, Ginger Ale, Sprite and some wheat.

Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

Surprisingly I liked this beer much better than I thought I was going to. I don’t know if I’d buy it again, but I wouldn’t say no to an offer.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thin layer of white foam; nothing special but OK.

Smell: citrusy hops with a bit of an amber-ale malt profile: caramelly and biscuity. Again, not bad, but not particularly interesting.

Taste: malty with a prickly bitterness and a bit of citrusy hop character. That biscuitiness persists, though, which isn't my favorite trait.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a very good level of creaminess for the style. I like it.

Overall: this beer is indeed very drinkable, even if it is otherwise uninspiring. This would quaff easily while watching football.

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Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/13/2014. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/floral hops and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange peel, light pine, honey, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of citrus/floral hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a really solid pale ale style. All around good robustness and balance of citrus/floral hops and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Aaron_Ramson
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light gold color, citrus hops and bready malts in the nose. Taste is milder then the nose, toasty biscuits, cereal, citrus hops in the finish without overwhelms bitterness. Very low on flavor, even for 4.8% ABV. Sessionable and more flavorful than any light lager, but leaves me wanting something more substantial.

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Photo of mactrail
3.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Attractive pale amber color in the Brewery Vivant tulip. Moderate amount of foam but pleasantly sudsy in the glass and down the hatch. Thin and light bodied, but not knowing the ABV while I was drinking the stuff, I'm surprised, as it tastes maltier and more robust than 4.7%.

This is a little malty and tastes like a watered-down Pale Ale. Not that that's a bad thing, it's quite refreshing and has a paler version of the pale ale biscuity malt. Spritzy with some citrus tang. From the 22 oz bottle.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours translucent orange straw with a small white head. Smells of cereal grains and slight fruit. Tastes of grain and citrus, very slight hop bite. Beer is very heavily carbonated, light bodied, very sessionable. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

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Photo of i4ourgot
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I have to judge this beer on what it is, a session beer. It is kinda high abv for a session beer in my opinion but I think it actually has some good taste to it. Not overly hoppy and not overly sweet either. The color is light and the aroma is weak but pleasant. Everything about this beer is pretty mellow, and I actually thought this beer was alright.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden amber with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Hops, pine, and citrus notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium to light bodied. Taste of bitter pine/hops with a subtle citrus taste in the background.

Overall: Decent brew. I would have it again.

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