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14300 NE 145th Street
Woodinville WA 98072
Telephone: +1 425-483-3232
Hours: Open daily at 11:00pm.
Brewer: Al Triplett
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Notes

Opened: 1994

Annual Production: 220,000 bbl

Contributors: Diane Crawford, Klaus Degen

I used to really enjoy Redhook beers, but in the mid-90's they seemed to have really increased their usage of domestic Tettnang hops, rendering the beers nearly undrinkable. I get an overpowering "musty-wet-straw" flavor, especially in their flagship ESB. Lots of other breweries seem to be following this lead, and this flavor is what I'm talking about when you see "tastes like Redhook" in my notes. Too bad...they used to be one of the best.

Addendum, July 2003: I just had an ESB for the first time in about eight years, and it seems to have improved greatly! If this is a trend, I'll take back all the bad things I've ever said about Redhook ESB.

Craft Brewers Alliance was formed by the merger of Redhook and Widmer in 2008.

Updated: May 7, 2017

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Beer List

  • 9.50% abv.

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    4.70% abv.
    • Date: October 20, 2013 (#9285)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Stony Brook, Omaha NE
      Score: 14 points
      Appearance (3)
      Golden. Dense head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Sweet, grainy malt.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Medium body, fizzy. Malty, grainy, biscuity. Mild fruity hop flavor, low bitterness. Grainy, fruity finish.
      Overall Impression (1½)
      "Crushable"...?

  • Awards:
    • Date: May 19, 1995 (#989)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 10½ points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Supposedly reformulated as an IPA recently. Golden, reasonably clear, low carbonation. Same stinkin' hop aroma as before. Bitter, but Tettnangs overwhelm.
    • Date: April 27, 1995 (#891)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 12 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden, moderate carbonation, good white head. Fruity aroma. Redhook neo-house flavor. Rotten Tettnangs ruin what ought to be a great beer.

  • Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    8.60% abv.

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    Robust Porter
    • Date: September 25, 2008 (#7376)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs IA
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Deep dark red. Moderate head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mildly chocolatey, mildly grassy.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium body, moderate carbonation. Big chocolate malt flavor. Moderate resiny, grassy hop character.
      Overall Impression (2)
    • Date: November 13, 2003 (#5137)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Peabody's Ale House, Oshkosh WI
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Black. Moderate tight head. Sweet, chocolatey aroma with herbal hops. Light body, fairly fizzy. Roasty and sweetr, with a slight roasted-malt astringency. Mild hop flavor and bitterness in the middle. Malty-sweet-roasty finish.
    • Date: December 13, 1994 (#646)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Deep red...not black at all. Thick brown head. Malty nose, some black malt. Tastes like Redhook Dark. House flavor, also in aroma.

  • Golden or Blonde Ale
    5.30% abv.
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    • Date: July 19, 1998 (#2980)
      Package: bottled
      Place: 1st Wines and Spirits, Allouez WI
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Golden, high carbonation, thick head. Fruity wheat aroma. Light, lots of wheat flavor, a little metallic.

  • South German-Style Dunkel Weizen/Weissbier

  • Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout

  • Copperhook
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale
    5.80% abv.

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    Double Black Stout
    Coffee Flavored Beer
    7.00% abv.

  • Down Under Stout
    Sweet Stout or Cream Stout
    7.00% abv.

  • ECS No Equal Amber Lager
    American-Style Amber Lager
    5.20% abv.

  • Eisbock 28
    German-Style Eisbock
    11.00% abv.

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    ESB
    English-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter
    5.80% abv.
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  • Hefe-Weizen
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast

  • Hoptoberfest
    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest

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    Long Hammer IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    6.50% abv.

  • Märzen
    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest

  • Mudslinger Spring Ale (formerly Nut Brown Ale)
    English-Style Brown Ale
    5.80% abv.
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  • Pilsner (formerly Rope Swing Pilsner)
    European-Style Pilsener
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  • Pumpkin Porter
    Garden (Vegetable) Beer
    5.80% abv.

  • Rye Beer
    American-Style Rye Beer

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    SunRye
    American-Style Rye Beer
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  • Treblehook
    Barley Wine-Style Ale
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  • Wheat Hook
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast

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    Winterhook
    Specialty Beer
    6.00% abv.
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  • Wit
    Belgian Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat
    5.30% abv.