Audible Ale
Redhook Brewlab

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #2,934
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
77
Ranked #48,991
Avg:
3.34 | pDev: 14.67%
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
733
From:
Redhook Brewlab
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
77
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stevoj from Idaho

2.73/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Bottle from ALbertsons. Nothing remarkable whatsoever in this brew, sort of flat and bland. Amber brew with little head, mild flavor and milder aroma. Waste of time.

Mar 04, 2018
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OldSchoolMike from North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Love the stubby bottles. I have bought this in the Red Hook sampler 12-packs on many occasions. Worth a few dollars extra on occasion, though it's not my every day brew.

Dec 14, 2017
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mothmanscott from Georgia

3.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold producing 2 fingers of frothy, somewhat lasting, white head that leaves a stringy, blotchy wash of lace. Aroma is cracker & caramel malts, some citrus & a hint of tropical fruits. Taste is similar but sweeter & quite balanced. Finishes with a hint spice & thin bitterness producing a balanced malt/hop aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, moderate carbonation, silky & dry with a lightly bittersweet & faintly astringent aftertaste.

Dec 24, 2016
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 8/25/14; drank 12/23/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Semi-opaque orange hue.

White head; frothy lace.

Wheat, fresh soap & mild orange citrus nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

Mild orange citrus & mild fresh earth up front; earthy wheat notes in the finish. Drinkable but instantly forgettable; you could do worse, but you could do infinitely better.

Nov 25, 2016
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MichaelProcton from North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Jul 10, 2016
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Lobina from Arizona

3.84/5  rDev +15%
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.

Jul 08, 2016
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Dentist666 from Russian Federation

3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint.
Slightly hazy orange/golden beer with 2-finger off-white head (hard pour), low retention.
Smell is close to english bitters, biscuity, malty, slightly citrusy.
Taste - citrusy, malty, slightly piney, herbal notes, relatively mild hop bitterness.
Light body, soft carbonation, actually closer to english ipa, than to apa.

May 05, 2016
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Gauss from Ohio

3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Super smooth, and delightfully tasty. A great relax beer, for when you are by the lake or fishing. You can definitely pound a few and not notice it until too late!

Mar 10, 2016
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stephens101 from Oklahoma

3.74/5  rDev +12%
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.

Mar 06, 2016
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BeerBobber from Nevada

3.92/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

Mar 02, 2016
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden yellow in color. Clear in appearance. Grain, wet cardboard and non-descript hops. Bland and flavorless. They're trying to go for a mass produced light lager that appeals to the bud light drinkers. They did a decent job of pulling it off.

Jan 19, 2016
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craigbelly from Iowa

3.97/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a Dan Patrick homer. This is truly crushable and delicious. So fill your passion bucket, hit up a tailgate, put on some DP, and suck it back row.

Jan 03, 2016
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secondtooth from Indiana

3/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Dec 31, 2015
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tillmac62 from South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BOD 11/5/14 from Total Wine. Pours a clear gold with a touch of amber. Normal head volume, lacing and retention.

Light nose of biscuit and somewhat spicy hops.

Light body with a somewhat smooth texture. Slightly below normal carbonation with a touch of effervescence in the middle and more in the finish.

The flavor profile is borderline outstanding. Intensity is a bit light (even for a session ale), fair complexity, world class balance and it is tasty. It begins with a grainy biscuit that soon surrenders to a mild herbal hop flavor. A perfect amount of mild bitterness arrives in the middle. The finish is a slow fade of hops.

Nov 03, 2015
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.05/5  rDev +21.3%
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.

Sep 11, 2015
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superspak from Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Aug 29, 2015
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored with excellent clarity. Lots of carbonation bubbles are churning from within. Heavy lacing. There's a quarter inch head of eggshell white. Aroma is of light malt and fresh bread. The flavor seems a bit muted with some light malt and bready notes. Just a trace of gentle bittering hops are detectable. The mouthfeel is light and smooth.

Aug 15, 2015
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Beric from Massachusetts

3.17/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Serving: On tap in a sampler on the 'tour' at the Woodinville, WA brewhouse
Served: 4 July 2015

Appearance: Pours a nice, saturated, goldenrod yellow with a soft, soapy, white head that quickly collapses into just a sheen of bubbles around the edges.

Smell: Yikes, this one smells like dank- and I mean DANK- hops and corny sweetness. Mildewed hops and cheap beer. Uh oh.

Taste: Not much better than the smell, to be honest. I could not quite stomach this one. The dank, fuzzy hoppiness was really unpleasant and the overly sweet malts didn't help the matter a bit.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Solid for the style.

Overall: Not a good APA at all. Would not recommend.

Jul 18, 2015
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dd43 from Connecticut

2.95/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Jun 14, 2015
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Hugh37 from Tennessee

2.48/5  rDev -25.7%
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'.

May 25, 2015
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Treyliff from West Virginia

3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint

A- pours a clear golden color with a small fuzzy white head that reduces to a thin film on top, leaving behind a few patches of lace

S- smells like an adjunct lager, grainy, toasted malt, just a hint of grassy hop

T- a bit of sweet malt up front, eventually turns to some notes of toasted grains, faint grassy hops on the finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a creamy finish

O- this is about as plain as a pale ale can get, marketing towards bid light drinkers

May 12, 2015
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CalgaryFMC from Canada (AB)

3.47/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasting notes: Light colored with off-white lacing, flat, slightly doughy. Crackery, slightly buttery. Recalls apricot/peach and candied lemon, a more prominent vitamin-like yeast note than in other Red Hook ales (ESB and Long Hammer IPA). Quite sweet and moderately grassy in the finish. More homogenized, rather dull, but unoffensive ale from Red Hook. New brewery to Alberta and unlikely to make waves.

Apr 11, 2015
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Suds from Missouri

3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Apr 04, 2015
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Had this on 2015-04-02 in Hendersonville, TN at Brixx Pizza on tap.

A - Clear gold w white head

S - Malt, light floral. Not much aroma.

T - Sweet toasted white bread, light lemon and mild bitterness.

M - Light body and medium carbonation

O - Pleasant but not that interesting.

Apr 03, 2015
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz single bottle - not quite getting the name here - is it that you can actually hear this beer - oh, I see, it's brewed in collaboration with a heretofore unknown to me American sportscaster.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, caked, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some streaky hovering island mass lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of bready, doughy pale malt, a lesser biscuity caramel sweetness, muddled kitchen table citrus notes, a mildly dank pine resin acerbity, some tame hard water flintiness, and further leafy, floral hops. The taste is grainy, bready pale malt, dry toffee biscuits, pithy grapefruit and orange, dead yeast, and mealy herbal, leafy hops.

The carbonation is fairly low-key, and plain in its amateur frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and kind of clammy via a certain work-a-day smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the lingering pale and ethereal caramel malts having little truck with the bland west-coast aspirant hops.

An easy enough to drink, but a bit harder to actually recommend APA, the lack of pep and/or verve not doing it or me any favours. If I had to make a last-second call on this one, in the spirit of the marketing, I'd have to say, take a knee and run out the clock, son.

Mar 23, 2015
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