Thomas Hooker Irish Red Ale | Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
201 Ratings
Thomas Hooker Irish Red AleThomas Hooker Irish Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
hookerbeer.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A rich, malty brew that uses red wheat and a variety of crystal malts, giving this beer its ruby red hue. Traditional English hops give this easy drinking brew a flavor that's perfect year round.

21 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
201
Reviews:
113
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jaxon53
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
3.12/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Houlio_99
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crossfit_lunatic
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of amckeever
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hozersr
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GFD400
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had at Friend's & Company in Guilford, CT. Pours amber and there is a lot of caramel and malt sweetness going on. A touch of herbal bitterness in the back-end keeps it all together. Easy to drink but very forgettable.

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Photo of Duffman79
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Carolvs
3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A very drinkable malty brew but not Hooker's best; compare with their Oktoberfest which is top-shelf.

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Photo of JoeMans
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of classixIII
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very drinkable. Malty, caramel, happiness just right. Had a few, could have easily had a few more!

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Photo of 57md
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reddish-copper in color. Hearty in body and toasty in flavor. The maltiness is the heart of this offering.

This is a good old session beer that can blend well with any food; in the case of this tasting, I paired this beer with some hot wings.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeenTired
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of juicebox
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Stonehill64
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of grahuba
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Jersh67
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of teak
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Sellen
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of amanforallsaisons
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of ColdWaffles
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Thomas Hooker Irish Red Ale from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 201 ratings.
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