maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Purchased fresh at the brewery in WA, sampled barely chilled in a tulip glass. Yeast-cloudy copper/orange... somewhere between polished bronze and cantaloupe flesh... with a small ecru head. Bright aromas of spicy licorice, caramel, menthol, and nutmeg. Flavors are complex and fascinating; rye and breadcrust, peppery spice, honey, yeast, walnut, juniper, and a hint of bubblegum. Medium bodied, tingly on the tongue, kind of coats the mouth like static cling. Mildy bitter, cedary aftertaste. All elements blend seamlessly. I think the "amber ale" classification is misleading- I consider it more of a hybrid or "specialty" style. Refreshing, tasty, and unusually spicy; rivals a top-notch Belgian ale. Wow! Cybercat (6153) - Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Color is a beautiful clear reddish-amber, with a little bit of head that persists somewhat. Aroma is not strong, but it is invitingly malty and spicy. Flavor is mainly malty with strong overtones of spice, mostly cinnamon and cloves. Smooth and refreshing, lively and zingy, this is a beer for sipping and savoring. GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Light, hoppy aroma with a hint of fruits. Pours a very clear light brown or orange color. Head of large bubbles that dissipates quickly. The hops are a little metallic, light malt flavor, sweet, especially on the finish.
Sticky mouth feel, which is odd for a spring beer. Overall, it’s not a bad beer, it’s not fantastic, but I enjoy it. MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
Had this one with breakfast (well, it WAS an 11:30 breakfast). The body was a nice, rich copper colour underneath an underwhelming thinnish white head. Aroma was better, with some nice hops and malt, but not strongly so. Taste was like the nose, and both mouthfeel and finish were refreshing. Worst thing was that it was served far colder than necessary, and I think this was detrimental to my enjoyment of this beer. ronaldtheriot (1995) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Redhook Copperhook has a thick, cream-colored head and a clear, copper-colored appearance, with some streaming bubbles and not much lacing. There is a faint aroma, but one can pick up roastiness and some brown bread. Taste is similar with brown (Roman Meal) bread, syrup, pretty strong hop bitterness (across the sip), and some cloying alcohol sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium and more lager-like than of expected ale fluffiness. Redhook Copperhook finishes fairly wet and easy drinking. Overall, this is an interesting, somewhat odd, and mild beer. I think you should try it. RJT
Patrickctenchi (6732) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Pours murky, dark yellow with a small, off-white head.
Scent is lightly fruited, caramel.
Taste is malty, berry flavour.....raspberry/blueberry....slightly bitter, chalky berry aspects.
My rate seems to be a bit anomalous compared to others, but, that’s what I’m tasting...anyway, I think it’s pretty good....light, fruity, lively.
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2002
There is a stark contrast difference between the initial flavour and the aftertaste of this fairly hoppy beer. Like the WinterHook, I'm not partial to it's flavour, but it is similar to the Pyramid SnowCap in that there are a lot of hard to place off-flavors roaming around in the glass, almost as if you're not sure what is about to assault your tastebuds next. Definately a tasting experience, and I will try it again! ClarkVV (6873) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2004
2003 or 2004 bottle. Lovely medium-orange-amber color, with a touch of sediment floating around. Decent white head. Appearance looks great so far. Aroma is citrus hops, grapefruit, orange marmalade and some more fruity spiciness compliments of the hops. Flavor is moderately bitter, but well-balanced (relative to the style of course). Which by the way, how is this an amber ale??? Anyways, it’s got a good dry toffee/caramel like malt that dosent get too sweet but holds the bitterness in check. The finish had plenty of orange zest, grapefruit and a hint of bitter pininess. Body is medium, lively carbonation, hint of thinning and very drinkable. Loved it, actually, but then, I havent had a West Coast hopped beer for a while, so maybe I was just missing them. Thanks so much for the beer, Andre. Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Dark yellow, hazy. No carbonation. Plain aroma, sourdough bread, pepper, lemon. First thing that strikes me is the yeast flavor- cinnamon, pepper, with a nice hoppy finish (pine). Everything about this beer is subtle and unexpected. Rich flavors, nice balance, overall enjoyable. mnmike (1091) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
Crisp refreshing and clean amber ale that really does go well with some crab legs fresh off the ocean.