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RATINGS: 874   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A rich, hearty ale brewed for a clean, dry, roasty palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Your typical malty semi-sweet, semi-bitter winter warmer. Medium everything. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011
This beer had a lot of upfront maltiness / caramel in the aroma and taste and finished with a strong. lingering hop presence. This is a good cold weather beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1504) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bottled Sept 23. Toasted malt scent yet distinctly hoppy. Excellent deep copper pour...looks delicious. Sweet flavor with a long bitter finish. Well carbonated, perhaps a little chalky on the palate. Solid beer to chase dinner with.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpreo (1965) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Definitely Strong, and also very Hoppy. Not at all what I was expecting, but I think I like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2397) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle. Deep amber color. Head fades. Smells of toasted almonds and nuts. Very rich and sweet tasting. Sweeter then i expected but not too dessert like, Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1188) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Pours a clear reddish-brown-mahogany with minimal head. Bottle was bottled in late October. Definitely a malty smell/taste to it, very easy to drink, some caramel, some nuttiness in it. Not too bad, but nothing crazy. Pretty much what I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Red Hook Winterhook is a super clear, dark amber beer with a soft, waxy, light khaki head that has outstanding retention. There is some lightly sweet malt in the nose, with a hint of medicine and wood resin. Itís medium-light bodied with a slightly gritty finish. It doesnít taste too sweet, but there is plenty of malt and a little medicinal bitterness. Itís very warming. It tastes stronger than it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1325) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Poured a beautiful deep amber color with modest head. Some caramel aroms, roasted malts, sweet spices. Med light sweetness, light bitter. Ave carbonation. Med lite bodied. A smooth easy drinkin beer with mild spice and mild roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (8151) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2011
12oz bottle. Clear red color with a brown hue, thin khaki head. Some lace. Interesting, intriguing aroma... Sort of a sweet taste. Like a red twizzler. Sort of fruity hops, like fruit punch. Interesting sweetness, kind of sugary. Despite the more pronounced carbonation, this is drinkable because the taste is so interesting. A winter ale thatís more on the candy side. My mom had a taste, she suggested orange... I can see that

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampesinoTino (798) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Bomber. Pours a clear copper color with foamy beige head. Mild caramel and citrus aroma with hints of malt and barley. The flavor is along the same lines with more caramel, bready malts and orange citrus in addition to some pine, toffee and brown sugar notes. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with strong carbonation and a roasty, bitter finish. Overall, it could definitely use stronger malt, dark fruit and alcohol flavors. Decent but not quite up to par with other Winter Warmers from the Pacific Northwest.

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