Red Hoptober - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by BrownAleMale:
3.85/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz poured into a Kasteel goblet glass.
Appearance- Dark blood red with a thin layer of off white bubbly head that lasts through out and leaves good lacing.
Smell- Just like if you took hops and roasted them over an open fire. Also, some nuttiness.
Taste- Very similar to the nose. You get a roasted hop flavor with the tinyest but of pine and citrus hop.
Mouthfeel- Medium that fits well with the flavor profile.
Overall- Very interesting beer with a great take on the season it is released.
Serving type: bottle
09-28-2012 23:22:11 | More by BrownAleMale
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3.96/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass
A - Pours a perfectly transparent amber with several small bubbles rising to the creamy, two-finger, off-white head. A nice cap stays in place all the way down the glass. Leaves behind several large splotches of lacing. Nice.
S - Caramel, red apple and sour earthy hops great the nose upon opening the bottle. More of the same in the glass with perhaps some caramelized brown sugar. Really quite good.
T - Caramelized brown sugar and red apple upfront. The body is a nice blend of tart red apple, hop bitterness riding on the back of the tongue, and a hint of caramel malt. Huge wave of hops and apple as the beer passes over the back of the tongue fades into a biscuit, caramel and slightly overripe red apple finish.
M - Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation to give it a fresh feeling (even though this particular bottle is several months old). Well done.
As promised, Red Hoptober is a well hoped red ale that has a beautiful appearance. The only downside to this gem of a beer is that on a clean palate, the finish will start to turn slightly caustic at the end. Otherwise, the flavors, mouthfeel, and smell jive well to form a very delicious brew. One of my favorite red ales, I hope to get some more this coming fall. Now that I go to CSU, hopefully I can get is straight from the brewery!
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 04:56:35 | More by Bockrules
Red Hoptober from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 769 ratings.