elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Bottle. Gold-orange with a bit of haze, decent sized white head. Aroma is bready fruit with some hops. Moderate malt presence, nicely balanced with some citrus hops, good mouthfeel though light, finishes with some spicy bitterness. Not remarkable but I wouldn’t turn one down. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Draught at Hole in the Wall, Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Phoenix. I was pretty excited to come across a Redhook brew I hadn’t tried, or heard of, before. And judging from the low number of ratings, either it is new or its distribution is limited. Some sweetness in the nose. Copper in color (imagine that), no head. Slightly hazy body. Nice flavor; well balanced. Some bitterness. I enjoyed it and wouldn’t mind having it again. It would appear that there’s a macro bias underrating this brew. BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Bottle. Pours amber, orange with a patchy white head. Aroma is malt (grain, meal, cereal), yeast (sweat, horse blanket) and slight fruit notes (apple, peach). Medium bitterness and acidity, low to no sweetness, metal and grainy malt flavor, fading grain and meal flavor. Light bodied and slightly fizzy palate. jake65 (3695) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Somewhat dissapointing. The flavor starts off well with hints of citrus, maltiness, and little hoppiness. There really was no finish to this brew. The taste disapears quickly. Weak taste for an amber ale. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2006
The beer after its disemboguing the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass a slightly cloudy amber with a decent light tan head that is semi-creamy in texture, the lace formed after head depletion forms a tight concealing sheet upon the glass. Nose is fresh & crisp, with a nice malt sweetness; start is lightly sweet with a fair to middling grain presence and the top light. Finish has a benign acidity with the hops light but detectable, a very dry somewhat soapy aftertaste linger long, drinkable but nothing more.
pinkzambia (1931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Bottle: This is NOT an amber ale! I wish it was put in the right category. Anyway, it is a cloudy gold color with fine sediment floating around with a small, white bubbly head and sticky lacing. The aromas are sweet and the flavors are soapy sweet and wheat notes. YUCK. SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2006
12 oz bottle extracted from a six-pack at Vons. Pours hazy amber with a slight coppery cast and a thin off-white head that diminished mostly leaving a bit of spotty lace. Aroma of light caramel malts, along with some citrus notes and floral hoppiness. Flavor is quite sweet, again with caramel malts, lemon, orange and a crisp hop bite that fades to a slightly unpleasant bitter-astringent woodchip finish. Light to medium body and assertive carbonation. This one is as I might expect from Redhook, middlin’ at best. Sadly, my opinion of Redhook has dropped considerably from the mid-eighties in Seattle when they were on the cutting edge of microbrewing and helped to launch the brewing revolution in the Northwest. :-( FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2006
12oz. bottle. Slightly hazy orange amber with a small rocky white head. Caramel, fruity sweetness, and metallic hops in the aroma. Malty sweetness, artificial fruit twang flavors. Herbal and citric hop components dominate the later flavor and last into the finish. Mouthfeel is medium light. AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Tastes like a lot of fake flavors, surprised I was to see sediment on the bottom of this bottle, I assume it to be pieces of canned yeast waste but cannot be certain, malty flavor with somethin a little citrusy goin on, watery but I assumed that going into it, not bad but not good oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2006 I’ve had this as both the Chinook Copper and the new Redhook Copper Hook. Seems to have a little better aroma and flavor as the Redhook. Pours a nice bright amber color. Aromas of malts,something metallic, and a touch of grapefruit. Flavor is a tad citrus mixed well with the malt, nice finish, but a little watery. Redhook CopperHook: Pours a nice bright amber color. Aromas of grapefruit/pine with some roasty scents. Flavor is citrus mixed well with the sweet malt, nice hoppy taste on this one.