Redhook Audible Ale | Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Audible AleRedhook Audible Ale

Brewed by:
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 beerthulhu
2.37/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pumpkin orange, strong inner effervesce with a dirty white sudsy head of moderate height, moderate retention, and moderate excitement.

S: Warm sweet buttered vegetables, hay with some lemony-orange. Smells a bit off at first, damp, moldy hops.

T: Flavor is a bit of buttered vegetables, citrus-orange, straw, and some semi-dry flower hops. Cereal grains with a light sour caramel twang.

M: mushy, sour and fairly terrible.

O: Not much to say, tastes and smells a bit off, old hops, stagnet flavor, and one really not worth finishing. Not very drinkable. Only good aspect was cool bullet shaped bottle which was hardly a consolation for suffering through this.

2.75 2.5 2.25 1.75 2.5

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Photo of Hugh37
2.48/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Just about as ordinary as one can get. If it were labeled Bud Light, I would have no complaints, but it is not so labeled. I expect more from producers branding themselves as 'craft beers'.

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Photo of Amalak
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A. It has a clear caramel color, with some bubbles coming up the middle, with a bubbly white head and there is some lacing around the edges.

S. It has a strawberry hoppy scent to it.

T/M. There's a sweetness there. Some strawberry and some peach in the beginning. It quickly gives way, though, to a malty, skunky, macro lager aftertaste. It is carbonated, with some bitter hops. Medium bodied.

O. It starts out good, but then goes down hill a bit. It is very, very carbonated and tingly on the tongue.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.64/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Red Hook Audible Ale has a rather thin, off-white head, a hazy, golden appearance, and some splotchy, thin lacing left behind. The aroma is faint, but one can detect fruit (apricots?), white bread, and some sugar. Taste is of those elements, with some minimal, pineapple-like bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, and Red Hook Audible Ale finishes semi-dry, easy going, and refreshing. This beer is dull and boring, sad to say. Nothing bad about it, though.


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Photo of jrschaef
2.65/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Worst of the Red Hook. Not worthy of their fine brewery. Shocked that it was from Red Hook. I should have realized before I bought it that it was brewed in conjunction with a sports network/anchor, so they are going for the lowest common denominator beer drinkers. Absolutely awful aftertaste which is quite hard to get rid of. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

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Photo of fionn13
2.69/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

There is a little less taste than there is smell I wasn't expecting the best but I expected more but for 4.7% I'm setting the bar too high. It lacks in taste it's good for a summer session beer but if had a little of hop after taste it would be a lot better. It's too watery for me but since it's cheaper than most it ok but to be honest most of the rest of their stuff is above part.

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Photo of Samp01
2.81/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Aroma and taste is mild fruity notes. pale malt, grains and mild bitter hops. Palate is a medium body, crisp, moderate carbonation. The finish is pale malt, grains some grassy notes with some bitter hops on the end. Overall a bit boring, nothing really stand out here, an ok brew.

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Photo of Foyle
2.83/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: pours a 1" bubbly cream colored head. Color is golden and mostly clear with large amounts of carbonation bubbles present. Their is some faint lacing on the glass.
Aroma: yeasty bread dough, some mild citrus and pine hops aromas. Also a slight sweetness like a sweet roll.
Mouthfeel: watery and just slightly sticky with a crisp, dry finish.
Flavor: nice balance of light toasted malts for sweetness with some mild tangy hops.

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Photo of Hoopster4hire
2.91/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of a 22 oz bomber into a chilled beer mug

Appearance: golden amber hue with roughly one inch of Lacey head that minimally sticks down the glass as you drink

Smell: slight pineyness, orange and tamarind like aromas.

Taste: herbally, citrus. Starts with grapefruit, lime bitterness. Reminiscent of cascade and Amarillo hops. Decent malt background with hints of toasted sourdough, oolong tea, and unsalted sunflower seeds. Sour notes similar to pumpkin.

Mouthfeel: crisp, refreshing. High drinkability, with solid carbonation. No mistaking this for casked beer.

Overall: worth a try. If you're in the mood for something after work or a long day out at the range, in the cage, or on the court, great to unwind with. Great middle ground beer.

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Photo of dd43
2.95/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Unimpressive as a pale ale. Malts are largely forgettable, not nearly enough of a hop bite to belong in this category. Appearance wise it seems artificially dark, given how aqueous it tastes.

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Photo of idfancher
2.96/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I tried this beer on to with pizza. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. The aroma was barely there at with maybe light citrus notes. It had bread like aroma with a bread like taste. The front taste was ver clean and crisp but was followed by a stronger bitterness. It wasn't cold enough for me.

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Photo of secondtooth
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy golden, with a slight head of off-white suds. Virtually no lace.

Aroma: Subtle citrus hops, corn, grainy, lagery malts. Hmm.

Taste: Very mild somehow, with the hops and malts blending smoothly, but the impression here is really a pretty dull ale. It’s not a bad-tasting beer, but in a land of big-tasting craft ales, this is a pale, watery shadow — ultimately forgettable and not one I’d reach for again.

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Photo of hophugger
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear Golden color, looks good so far. Head is decent and lacing is sticky and nice. Aroma is very light with some malt, bread and a very light hint of citrus. Taste is ok, with hints of very light hops, some malt and a hint of citrus. Unfortunately, this beer is slightly weak in flavor and feels like slightly watered down. Not bad, but definitely not great !!

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Photo of CoachC
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at Millers Ale House. Redhook makes some decent stuff, but I'm not a huge fan of this one. Pours a dark golden color with a thin foam head. Aroma is of straw and biscuit and the taste is more of the same. Not much hop presence here. But better than your standard BMC stuff. Cheers!

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out to a thin but permanent white head, some minimal lacing and a hazy orange-amber color. Aroma is sweet malt and grassy/piney hops. Flavor is more of the same with a distinct dryness and hop bite. Mouthfeel is watery and thin and C02 is within style. Overall, it's okay. It would make a nice crossover or session beer. The Dan Patrick connection should get more sports-minded people interested in craft beer. While this beer is not "en fuego" (remarkable) by craft beer standards, it is inoffensive and gets the dialogue started -- no pun(t) intended of course.

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Photo of BWED
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler

A- Pale brownish yellow, with an off white half finger head. Head retention is pretty low. Only speckles of lacing.

S- Floral hop up front. Grainy pale malt backbone.

T- Pale malt with a slight floral citrus flavor. Very milf in flavor, and frankly quite bland.

M- Pretty light and smooth. "Crushable" as the bottle suggests.

O- Okay. It's not bad, just nothing sticks out. It's in the realm of a mass produced lager. Nothing to savor.

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Photo of MichaelProcton
3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very light, very clear copper with a substantial amount of creamy egg-white head that hangs around for a while despite having virtually no active carbonation I can see. Smells very, VERY faintly of floral hops. Taste is definitively more obvious, with piney hops throughout that are only moderate in their bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth and easy, so I can definitely see this being solid as a sessioner. Not my bag, though.

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Photo of u2carew
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz custom Redhook bottle
A) Pours with a thin, white head that has great retention. Clear golden-bronze body.
S) Fresh orange. Bright floral notes.
T) Nutty undertones. Mellow hop bite from the beginning.
M) Crisp. Fizzy. Medium-light body. Finishes a bit thin, dry and chalky.
O) An okay beer. Looks great on the pour but the taste profile and mouthfeel are weak.

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Photo of TucsonTom
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

While a decent enough brew, Red Hook’s Audible Ale didn’t earn a place in my beer fridge.

I enjoy listening to Dan Patrick once in a while and have heard him talk about this collaboration beer. So when I saw it as part of a Red Hook mixed 12-pack priced for clearance at $10.99, I decided to give it and the other beers a shot.

I’m current on hunt to find really tasty beers with ABVs of 5% or less, so I went in with great hope for Audible and its 4.7%. But it let me down, in that regard. It doesn’t hold a candle to these <5% brews:
Deschutes’ River Ale (4.0%)
Green Flash’s Saison Diego (4.2%)
Sierra Nevada’s Nooner Session IPA (4.8%)
Stone’s Levitation Ale (4.4%, but it costs too darn much!)

So, Audible Ale won’t have a place in my beer fridge.

But I could see it as a way of introducing the craft category to fuzzy-yellow drinking sports fans. Compared to those mass lagers, Audible pours a nicer, richer golden color. And both the nose and taste show more malt than a standard lager. The ale yeast gives it a deeper flavor, and it has bit more hop bite (though only 22 IBUs).

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Hot route! This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mil citrus zest, a hint of grass, and a firm backbone of sweet biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, with a vague hint of greenery tossed in the mix, though it's for naught, as everything comes through slightly muted, watered-down. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, a somewhat mediocre pale ale that doesn't bring much flavor or character to the table at all. I could see drowning some hot wing burn with this, but not much else.

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Photo of Spikester
3.09/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber with one finger of white head. There are a few lacings as the head quickly recedes into a long lasting ring.
Smell is herbal and slightly earthy.
Taste is mild malts with a nice earthy hop backup.
Mouthfeel is fairly light in body and carbonation.
Overall reminds me of some of the better English Pale Ales. Decent flavor profile for a 4.7% abv ale.

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Photo of jimmah120
3.09/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz short-neck bottle with no date on it. served in a pint glass.

look is a pale orange, slighlty cloudy. faint wheat beer smell - fruits and musty biscuits. taste has some fruity hops, but is mostly bready yeast and grain. there is also a sweet grain alcohol taste, but not the burn.


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Photo of Suds
3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden color, clear, thin head...the aroma is moderately malty with a little grain. Some citrus. The beer is moderately bitter and had a grainy, dry maltiness. Medium to light in body with a clean finish. It is an average, everyday ale. Not particularly remarkable.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16 ounce pint - $5.00 at Taco Mac in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: A fairly clear, golden-hued body with a half-inch-high, white head. A few active bubble streams. Decent lacing.

Smell: Lightly grainy pale malts, thin herbaceousness, and a sliver of grapeskin. Ho-hum.

Taste: Pale malts with light accents of grain, basic breadiness. Lightly sweet. A quick-arriving fruitiness, though, it's still quite mild, yet having a touch of grape. Little hop character, just a whisper of leafy herbs. Clean, semi-dry finish.

Mouthfeel: A shade under medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's decent if forgettable (a bit like Dan Patrick).

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Photo of JohnnyJam
3.14/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with the date clearly printed on the bottom left corner of the label (4/17/13) into a pint glass and I get 1/2 finger of head. I hope this is the bottled on date on not the expiration date. I have had out of code problems before at this grocery store.

A: Pours clear and honey colored with a small (1/2 finger) head that dissipate at a rapid rate to leave almost nothing on the beer at the end. There is little to no lacing. I just washed this glass by hand this morning and let in air dry so I don't believe it to be a dirty glass.

S: I smell malts and some biscuits. There is also a smell of fresh cut grass.

T: Mostly malt at the beginning that I can put my finger on and then some citrus hops and finishes dry. Not bad.

M: It is easy enough to drink but I find it thin and the carbonation to be minimal.

O: This is just an average beer. I am a fan of American Pale Ales but this is not a beer that I would gravitate toward nor would I recommend it. That being said: I wouldn't turn it down.

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