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Red Hoptober - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

778 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 778
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 29
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Centennial, Cascade & Eldorado hops

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 07-20-2012)
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Best before November 11, 2012.

A - Big pillowy vanilla head sits atop a dark/brilliant amber beer, nearly brown. Left a little bit of lacing.

S - Really nice balance of citrus and pine dry hop smells. I am also getting a bit of rich caramel and distinct chocolate malts.

T - The malts have that characteristically toasty flavor but the hops play a large role in taste composition. The hops come across as piney on my tongue and the carbonation plays a refreshing role. Plenty of bitterness to finish but not unpleasant.

M - The body seems to be between light and medium. The carbonation is medium to high. Finishes nice and dry.

O - I fully enjoyed this brew. My first instinct when I hear of red ales are more malt forward beers but it seems I am fooled many a time. This beer seems to have a emphasis on hops but in that I did expect a little more body to stay balanced. This beer was great, but it could have used more malt depth. The hops did come through very bright and distinguishable.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 01:56:14 | More by Jparker37
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Red Hoptober from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 778 ratings.