Chrisco88 (9) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Poured deep amber/brown with a small, bubbly beige head that faded quite quickly.
Aroma: Not very aromatic at all, nothing jumps out. With a bit of swirling I picked up some caramel or roasted smells as well as a bit of spiciness of some sort.
Taste: Quite balanced but a little sweet in the end. Caramel flavor dominate with some roasted malts in there as well. Towards the end thereís a tinge of bitterness but thereís also a nice earthy spice to ponder.
Palate: For the most part it was smooth but below average carbonation left me with a watery consistency.
Overall: Easy to drink and perfect for cold temperatures so canít ask for much more, but it seems all the flavors and aromas are so bland and subtle that Winterhook just doesnít stand out.
DavidWoodruff (379) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown with a light brown head. Roast grain aroma with just a touch of evergreen. Flavor is similar to aroma. Dry, thin and nothing particularly festive about it. Seems to be more of an American brown ale.
matty (104) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark ruby red with a thick off-white head that settles to a film with significant lacing. Aroma is strong with malt and a touch of hops. Sweet taste from the malt. Basically an average beer. Not amazing but not awful either.
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elamericano (31) - Moscow, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2013 Pours pretty dark, nice frothy head that lasts forever. Slightly fruity, slightly spicy. Dry. Nothing fantastic, nothing terrible.
jmcgavin12 (341) - Madison, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper pour with light frothy head. Aroma of roasted malt and a bit of hops. Flavor is sweet with a nice bitter finish. Decent ale for fending off the winter winds.
foyle (138) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: 2" cream colored head recedes rather slowly leaving significant lacing. Color is a deep copper and mostly clear with moderate carbonation bubbles visible.
Aroma: earthy, floral, and pine hops blended with a rich bread dough and caramel aroma
Mouthfeel: between light and medium bodied, just slightly sticky with a mostly dry finish.
Flavor: nice variety of flavors. There is a peppery spice combined with the sweet caramel and toasted bread flavor. The finish has the bitterness of the hops with just a tiny bit of alcohol warming with the swallow.
Overall: another solid and very drinkable brew from Redhook.
benpickens (379) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a burgundy with a massive Ricky head; aromatic notes of fruit cake and all spice; nice hoppy finish.
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ads135 (2330) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty mediocre winter beer. There are some subtle spices, esp. nutmeg, but all-in-all underwhelming.
kiwianer (2904) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is ok, the body is dark red-brown. It smells hoppy, intensive, nice aromatic. The taste is sweet, fruity, aromatic, hoppy, a bit creamy-alcoholic. Overall nice hoppy taste, delicious. 13/13/12/13/12
OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A - Pours a clear chestnut body with red highlights. 2 fingers of off-white head.
S - Yeasty, candied grain, caramel malt, brown sugar, candied orange.
T - Toasty grain, brown sugar, spicy pale malt, brown bread crust, a light dusting of cocoa powder, caramel malts, nutty yeast, cascade-like hop creating a citrus edge against the malt. Finishes crisp and semi-dry.
M - Light side of medium, medium carbonation, slick but drys out on the finish.
Light and mellow winter warmer. This is a good all around holiday beer. The hops and cocoa seem to give it a holiday spice without being forced. Good stuff for $7.99.
Serving type: bottle
mnmike (941) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Century Link Field in Seattle. Dryness is the striking aspect in this beer for me.