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RATINGS: 895   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Winterhook is Redhook’s legendary winter ale, brewed annually since 1984. Crafted with an evolving mix of malts and hops, each yearly edition of Winterhook is one-of-a-kind. Winterhook’s dark colors and bold flavors make it the perfect winter warmer for frosty weather.

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2.9
AirForceHops (8037) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2010
On tap at the Brew pub. Pours a hazy dark rusty red color with a medium head. OK retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, fruity notes, a bit of chocolate and bitter, peppery hops. Taste is caramel, cinnamon, bitter leafy hops. Medium bodied. There is some drinkability here, just not a style I care to much for. But it’s worth a try for the people who like this style

1.9
motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2004
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

2.7
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Draft at the Woodinville brewpub. Crystal clear toffeeish amber with scant gray head. Musty, sweaty, bready nose. Medium body, very little carb. Mild. Roasty, toasty brown bread on the mid-palate, and sour in an almost rye-like way. Are they using a central keg line back there or something? Not much finish. Company says it "tastes like watered-down whiskey."

3.6
Sledutah (7978) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2012
GABF 2012
Appearance: Clear amber with a medium sized off-white head
Aroma: Toasted malts, caramel and spices
Taste: Toasted malts, earthy and light caramel
Nice

3.2
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Bottlede on 10/29/08 and drank on 11/14/08. Pours with a huge, fluffy, off-white head and a dark hazlenut body. Some good lacing. Some spicey piney hops and a bit of toasted malt and orange peel in the aroma. Taste is hoppy with some orange and a bit watery compared to the aroma. Some toasted malt and toffee. Creamyish mouthfeel, and light carbonation.

3
Ernest (7890) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2011 Bottle (2011 bottling). Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly lasting. Body is medium amber to light brown. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent, slightly metallic. A perfectly acceptable hoppy amber ale (certainly not an English Strong IMHO). Simple, but aromatic and flavorful. A little metallic. Overall better than expected.

3.3
blankboy (7884) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2008
Bottle. Pours a very bubbly, slightly hazy orange-amber with an average size lasting off-white head -- lookin’ good. Aroma of lightly toasted malt, fruit and a decent amount of hops. Flavour of toasted malt, fruit, hops along with some nuts and light spices -- it could use a bit more flavour. Mild bitter finish. Average bodied. Better then I expected it to be, not bad at all actually.

3.7
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Pours a deep copper with an eggshell colored head. Very fresh hoppy aroma, like a good IPA. Body starts with a nice hoppy kick and trails off into a more caramel malty side. Good crisp bittersweet finish. A very nice hoppy amber. I wouldn't really consider it an English Strong Ale.

3.2
Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 30, 2003
Thick creamy head, dark hooked amber, Aroma of sweet malt. Soft in taste, caramel malt, light theme. Good texture, but somehow to shallow.


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