Redhook Ale Brewery, Portsmouth | Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Redhook Ale Brewery, Portsmouth
Exceptional based on 23 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

35 Corporate Drive
Portsmouth, New Hampshire United States 03801 [ print map ]
603 430 8600

redhook.com/brew_portsmouth.html

Hours: Tours: M-F 2pm; Sat-Sun 2pm & 4pm


Mayor: snoworsummer (2) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 8


Redhook Ale Brewery, Portsmouth

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Beer Available At Redhook Ale Brewery, Portsmouth (arranged by most recent)
Redhook Tripel 73, Redhook Out of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter 76, Redhook Brewery Backyard Series Black Lobstah Lager 49, Redhook Wise Cracker Wit 38, Widmer Brothers Citra Blonde Summer Brew 65, Redhook Netherworld Ale , Redhook Dee Day Session IPA , Redhook Blackhook Porter 63, Redhook J.R. Bock Lager , Widmer Brothers Rotator IPA Series - Hopside Down IPL (India Pale Lager) 80, Kona Longboard Island Lager 24, Kona Koko Brown Ale 89, Widmer Brothers Pitch Black IPA 92, Redhook Long Hammer IPA 42, Redhook Audible Ale 30, Redhook Pilsner 31, Redhook ESB 46, Redhook Mud Slinger Spring Ale 47, Redhook Big Ben , Redhook Double Black Stout 96
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23 reviews for Redhook Ale Brewery, Portsmouth
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  71%
 Selection  59%
 Food  70%
 Value  75%
 Overall  71%
 Rating  68%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief  (27) Middletown, Delaware | July 22, 2010
I only went here because the Portsmouth Brewery didnít have night specials that interested me and I already tried all their beers on tap. My expectations were low. But what can I say? Despite my preconceived notions, I had a good time. All the standard brews were on tap, plus a few extras. I tried a Rye Not Rye, a Right Hook Red (which was pretty excellent) and a Ballard IIPA. The beers were a mix of pedestrian and surprisingly good. Foodwise, I had a Buffalo Chicken Pita that had pretty excellent. Even their homemade kettle potato chips were surprisingly good. Beers were $4-$4.50, pretty standard, food was reasonably priced. Iím not sure the waittress paid me close attention (and frustrated me at times), but she made up for it by giving me samples when I couldnít decide on what to try next (free of charge) and simply being cute (donít underestimate cute). All in all, the experience far exceeded my expectations.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123  (22) Taunton, Massachusetts | September 2, 2011
Have gone here a couple of times and itís never disappointed. Very good food, very good prices, good service, and a reasonably good selection of beer from the brewery across the street.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
hunter112  (15) Nanuet, New York | February 19, 2008
Ditto to everything Pastor said below, and you can get the maps with the coupon all over town, and at the visitor info centers at the state line. The guy with the ponytail is named Byron, and heís a hoot! The fireplace is inviting, the beer is properly served, and they donít try to gouge you on either food, beer, or take-home beer. Just get good Mapquest directions if youíre not familiar with the area, we got lost, took the wrong street off the traffic circle as the cartoony map was pretty much only good for the coupon.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor  (15) Skowhegan, Maine | June 8, 2007| Updated December 28, 2007
This place is very interesting the atmosphere is kind of like a ski lodge more than a pub. The wait staff is very helpful most of them have worked there a few years. They donít have any fried foods on the menu. You get chips and a pickle instead of fries with your burgers. They have a few specials that are always written on the black board when you come in most of them are worth the try. I recommend the jerk chicken wings for an appetizer, they are grilled and some of the best Iíve tasted (imported spices from Jamaica) To me Redhook is more of a macro than a micro brewery but they do a brewers series beer only available at the brewery (right now its Treblehook) Take the tour it is well worth it especially if the grey haired guy with the pony tail is working (a true beer geek) I took the tour one time with a micro biologist and they started talking yeasts strains LOL. A quick hint Go to the lobby door and grab one of the Portsmouth tourist maps there will be a coupon for a free tour, if not itís only a buck and you get a free 4 oz glass
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
GirlyBeer  (14) Old Orchard Beach, Maine | June 27, 2005
This place has better food than beer. If you donít like any of the Red Hook beers, youíre out of luck. The resturant and bar is like the Olive Garden or Applebees of brewpubs, it just seems too fake. On the other hand, the wait staff is very nice and you can always take the daily tour for $1.
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerBabe  (13) Portland, Maine | March 4, 2010
I like the Redhook brewpub and restaurant because theyíve recently let their brewers do other things than just the signature Redhook line. Beer pairings are suggested on the menu as well. Popping into the pub there allows you to have the chance to sample crazy experimental beers that they donít release or bottle often - and theyíre of great quality. The tour costs $1.00 and comes with a free tasting glass and plenty of beer samples. Tours run all day, and itís a nice place for lunch and a beer tour.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike  (13) Manchester, New Hampshire | May 31, 2006
A great idea in concept to have a "brew pub" attached to a large brewery, but I was unimpressed overall. Beer selection was not anything I could not attain already at the store and food was similar to what you can get at the lunch counter of your local golf course, sanwhiches,soups,salads, nothing really tantilizing on their menu. The rstaurant itself has an empty warehouse feel,cold and not very friendly. The exception however is if you sit in the so called lounge/living room area where they have the comfiest large leather couches and a fireplace.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
liveFREEorRYE  (10) Portsmouth, New Hampshire | June 15, 2010| Updated August 11, 2010
. This place is awesome, most of the bartenders know everything about the beer they serve. Down to what hops are used to brew what beer, IBUís, ABV, where the style originated, etc. They food isnt anything amazing but decent pub food. The beers are cheap and you can take a tour of the brewery for 1$ and you get to try all their beers(excluding the limited releases) and get a souvenir 4oz tasting glass. See the largest beer fridge in NH
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Spelt  (4) East Kingston, New Hampshire | July 23, 2011
Very casual and comfortable environment with options for indoor and outdoor dining. Excellent selection of well made pub foods. Beer selection is very nice and a few "here only" surprises. Enjoy a tour of the brewery and stop in the gift shop after your meal.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Beerfactor  (4) Pennsylvania | May 28, 2005
We were in the area, and had a coupon for the tour..so we went for it. This place is exactly like the Woodinville, WA location we toured 2 years ago, Iím told they even used the same blueprints when they built it! The brewery tour is not a "must see" but, interesting none the less. The Cataqua Public House at the brewery had beer selections as you would expect...all Redhook. Also a decent food selection as well.

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