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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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2.8
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2005
deep dark copper red color, tan foamy head. malty & hoppy nose, bitter hop flavor, some sweet malt. metallic. not much spice.

2.8
BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2005
(Newport Weekend) This was a good beer. I liked the complexity between the hops and malts. A good easy going winter beer. Nothing where you light yourself on fire beer. The deep colors and aroma where good.

2.8
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Bottle: Aroma is very roasty, nutty, and lightly floral. Pours a transparent garnet with a small off-white head. Flavor is very roasty and nutty up front with the slightest hints of chocolate in the background. Finishes moderately floral and lightly piney. Tastes more like a mediocre brown ale.

2.8
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Dark copper pour, with minimal head. Aroma of caramal malt, brown sugar, some vegetals, and even brine. The taste was caramel malty but had funky vegetal off notes that I’m hoping were an aberration. I had a hard time finishing this one.

2.8
zombywoof (467) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2009 A fresh grassy aroma with caramel. Not a lotta of head and the body is lightweight. Nice balance of hops and malt with coffee, caramel and a peppery finish.

2.8
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Not much to this beer. There’s a caramel malt base with some earthy and citric hopping to it, but little more. Doesn’t come across as an English strong ale, more like an EPA gone bad.

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2.8
Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Has a spicy aroma that most winter brews have. Dark amber body with tan head. Body was thin not watered down but just a mild spice and bitter to it.

2.8
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Hops are evident but muddled by over sweetness, malts? After the first one, I was done. I remembered this beer being better.

2.8
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Light hops, a little after taste, but pleasant. A little harsh while slightly warmer than ice cold, which I think this beer is better served at.

2.8
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2005
From Bottle

Poured dark ruby. Frothy white head. Carbonation good. Nice lacing on the glass. Grassy, mildly hoppy aroma and pine smell. Taste malty. Pineapple aftertaste. Much better as the beer warmed,although not bitter at all, not as I would expect from the aroma. Medium, smooth mouthfeel. Easy to drink. I think I was expecting a little more hop flavor, even though I’m not a hop head. Not a bad beer, not great either. Average winter warmer.


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