baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Unexciting. The 2000 bottling seems to have fared better in these ratings.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Huh. The main problem here is that I just had Bell's Old Ale and this beer instantly came on like the whiny, annoying third cousin of that marvelous beer. This is pretty pathetic - quiet, limp, basic stuff.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark amber with a frothy but short lived light tan head. Spicy hop aroma. No chance to identify the malt- overly hopped- Resiny aftertaste reminds me of doing bong hits in college back in '75.
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
i was interested to taste this as redhook is a name you see a bit in beer books. alas it was very poor, slightly nutty but utterly thin and boring
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled, lame is a word that springs to mind. Very dissapointing for a supposed winter ale. Light choc, caramel, little hops noticable, grainy and thin, no bitterness, cola like texture.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 17, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light amber with some fine head. Piney nose though not much else. Steely mouthfeel with a dull hop finish.
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Did I get a skunk? Pours dark brown with some almost-purplish hues. Not a strong aroma but definitely gives a herby, boozy aroma (maybe gin/juniper?). That same bizarre herby mix is very prevalent in the beer, with a metallic twinge. Maybe I just donít like Winter Ales (this was my first) but I thought it was mostly vile.
TampaBeer (255) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft (was that the problem?) Barely discernible aroma, maybe a slight syrupy smell. Odd flavor, slightly sweet - sticky sweet aftertaste that is not very pleasant. Not very enjoyable.
bendz1 (87) - Ankeny, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2007
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not a fan. Horrible hoppy flavor with notes of citrus. Had to choke the 6 pack down.
crabcakes (20) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2009
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Unfortunately, this is one of the worst beers I have ever had. Extremely bitter and harsh on the taste buds, this beer was a huge disappointment. I had heard good things about it and was excited to try Winterhook, but I walked away disappointed.