Red Hoptober - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Jparker37:
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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