Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2003
I'm not a Redhook fan but this is good. Rich malt flavor balanced with roast flavor. Enough hops to ad to the mix without taking over whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2003
2003 draught. Dark body and soft, frothy head. Has properties of caramel, fruit, and even tobacco with a considerable dose of piney hops in the finish. Aftertaste is a bit astringent, as if from soap. The 2003 is a hoppy brew and quite unlike any true English Strong Ale. I think the recipe has changed (and improved) considerably for this one. elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 24, 2003
2003 bottle. Brownish copper color, medium foamy head. Enticing hops/citrus aroma. Nicely balanced with good malt character vs a good piney hops presence. With this much hops, it does not really seem to fit the style, but it was very enjoyable. I really thought I was drinking a very decent APA, in fact Redhook would be well served to use this recipe to market an APA, it's certainly the best beer I've tried from them. raymow (1678) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2003
Nice dark copper color and slightly hoppy aroma. Decent flavor - tastes like an IPA plus (I just made that up). irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2004 Winterhook is a very nice ruby-tan beer with an excellent hop nose, mixed with some underlying malt toastiness. The flavor shows primarily the hops (more than Ballard Bitter, certainly). All in all, a good amber IPA, somewhere between Indica and Hop Devil. It would benefit from more malt flavor.
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Egg white type head, very dee copper color. Very fruity, hoppy aroma, hints of dry-hopping. Nutty, malty flavor with a hop flavor and lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. More in style with a thinnish IPA than an English Strong. Good beer, though. BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Slight hoppy and toasty flavor, and not over sweetened like some winter brews. A little thin, but overall a nice beer. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Bottle. Deep brownish orange, clear, tan head. Malty carmel aroma. Malty flavor with slight hoppiness. Dry finish. Lubiere (13984) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
Bottle at the Syracuse Holiday Brewfest Dec.04 2004. Yellowish brown with an offwhite head. Very hoppy aroma. Spiced malt andfloral hops in mouth. Rich bodied and interesting. Odeed (1805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 2, 2005
this is yet another brew i feel is underated.it poured a beautiful ruby red with a nice piney aroma.it also had a nice hoppy/spicey flavor that reminded me alot of s.n.c.a.