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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 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 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 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 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 smakawhat
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Slightly cloudy body, but with a pale amber and light copper color. Some slow rising carbonated bubbles that go to a one finger soapy head that doesn't stick around much. Slowly settles to a thin collar.

Nice simple nose. Noticeable caramel sense and good light toasty aromas. Borderline sensing crispness as well.

Palate sort of levels off. Light bodied and a bit of hop indistinct bitterness. Very noticeably carbonation and tight mouthfeel that is very wet. Very light dry grainy aftertaste, and no sense of malt bill. Hinted aromas of caramel and toast don't come out at all. Some warmth brings a little bit of citrus warmth but mouthfeels' thick tight spritzy quality really distracts.

This is a real light pale ale, but has virtually no malt flavor on the palate. It's not horrible but it's pretty much not that exciting in the realm of other American Pale Ales available.

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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 BigCheese
3.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours super clear, dark honey, amber. Very thin head. Looks carbonated.

S: Not much, some faint toasted english style malts/grain. Bready.

T: Pretty basic amber. Some toasted tea like malts. A little bit of bready ale yeast is the only thing that differentiates itself from a slightly more flavorful budweiser. Its not bad per se, but there's not much going on. Minimal if any bitterness.

M: Much more body than I was expecting. Highly carbonated, smooth mouthfeel.

O: I guess this is what they are going for. This would be a solid tailgating option or something to stand besides some snacks. Not interesting on its own but theres a place for beers like this. Would make more sense as a fall or summer seasonal vs winter though. Id also consider it more of a amber than a pale, but thats splitting hairs.

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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 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 JuicesFlowing
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into to a shaker pint glass.

Color: Hazy amber, copper tone.
Head: Foamy cream, wisp, light lacing.
Aroma: Apples, crackers, malts.
Taste: Apple sweetness, grains, citrus finish.
Mouthfeel: Bright, clingy, dry.
Overall: One six pack. No more.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date September 18, 2013 printed on the label. Another new beer to me from Redhook, whose beers tend to usually be simple yet enjoyable.

Poured into a Miller Lite pint glass.

A - Fairly aggresive pour yields a murky golden yellow colored body with some bubbles rushing topside and about one finger of bubbly off-white head that falls to a layer of froth quickly.

S - Smell is pretty light and subdued. Some faint citrus, lemongrass, honeyed malts, some graham cracker presence, and some coiny metallics on the finish.

T - Taste follows the nose: light crisp honeyed graham cracker malt & some lightly citric lemongrass to keep things in harmony.

M - Feel is crisp, light, refreshing, and clean. Some residual hops lingering on the palate, and some metallic aftertaste.

Overall, this is an all-around simple, easy-drinking beverage. Certainly "crushable" like the label proclaims. I could see this easily pairing well with most any type of meal. I would drink it again.

Redhook Audible Ale ---3.5/5

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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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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 TheMarkE
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pale gold with moderate foam.

Smell: Grainy malts, caramel, a touch of hops.

Taste: Grainy malts and caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a strong hop bitterness.

The Verdict: Fair. Drinkable but not much to recommend it. If I get a mouthful of bitterness, I expect some good hop flavor to go with it. There a lot of people I would suggest a brewing collaboration with, Dan Patrick isn’t one of them.

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Photo of hogrider
3.36/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I tried this beer today for the second time; there is not much to write home about it; it smells and taste malty, the hop aroma and taste is minimal, I dislike its fizziness and heat retention is low. However, I will drink this beer after mowing the lawn is sure is refreshing and easy to drink….and remember folks no matter what drink beer and support your local brewery. HOG

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a clear medium amber color with a small half finger of pure white head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a very light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is mainly of a grainy and malty nature with some lighter hop aromas of a more grassy and herbal smell. Along with these aromas are some lighter smells of caramel and citrus.

Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and cracker malt taste with just a hint of caramel sweetness. As the taste advances the caramel fades and is replaced by more grainy tastes with just a hint of citrus hop flavor. At the end a bit of grass, floral flavors, and herb come to the tongue leaving a crisp and drier taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the rather thin side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thinner feel and moderate carbonation are quite appropriate for the style and make for a more refreshing and easy drinking brew.

Overall – It’s alright and refreshing, but nothing too exceptional.

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Photo of chinchill
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a pint glass.
Hazy amber beer is covered by a short-lived head.
Nice citrus-hop aroma with a light breads malt base.
The taste is fruity if less hop dominated.
Medium-light body with a notably dry finish.
O: very drinkable APA.

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Photo of bondjedi
3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Tacoma Craft Brew Festival.

Buffalo Wild Wings was pushing this a few weeks ago. I supposed their shilling an obvious attempt to kick Redhook into the mainstream, though with a sample today think it a pretty good beer. I'm not going to seek it out, but if it's offered, what the hell I'll drink some.

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Photo of bierluvre
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice golden color

Tiny bubbles

Not very lacy

Smells like a pale ale should

Mild bitterness

High fleeting hoppiness

Semi dry finish

It's not an overall flavorful beer but it does have good flavor. It does not linger on the palate. This beer is terrific for drinking in mass quantity. It is a high quality refreshing "go to" beer.

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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 GarthDanielson
3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured on-tap in a giant mug, the beer is a copper coloring with a frothy, filmy, white head with good cling. Aromas of biscuit, caramel, and hints of hops. Flavors of tropical fruit forward, a blending of mango and citrus, with a peppery hops backbone, subtle caramel sweetness, and some piney notes. Effervesced body, keeping a thin, crisp mouthfeel. Tangy sweet and slightly dry aftertaste, with a crisp, clean finish. Not bad.

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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 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 jjamadorphd
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Another offering from Redhook that was decent, but nothing overly memorable.

The brew's got a decent amber color and nice white head. That and a good pale ale distinctive taste is about all I can write about. Too much carbonation for my taste and a slight sweetness to its smell I can make out. Overall all, it's decent, and I'll enjoy sharing with others in the house.

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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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Redhook Audible Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
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