Red Hoptober - New Belgium Brewing
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3.98/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottled on 2-JUL into a Hoffman House glass goblet.
A - Deep red, very clear, with large billowing off-white head that falls to a medium film. Carbonation appears mild.
S - Aggressive piney hops with molasses. Subtle floral and citrus in the background. Not nearly as citrusy as the hop bill would imply.
T - Lots of green hop flavor throughout. Initially creamy with a hard-to-define sweetness mingling with hop flavors. Fades into an almost smokey caramelized sugar mid with a firm, but very clean ending bitterness and a very slight roasted note. Finish seems dry due to considerable bitterness.
M - Surprisingly heavy bodied with mild carbonation.
O - An excellent example of a hoppy fall beer. It is easy to get carried away with the German malts at this time of year, so this is a nice change of pace.
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2012 20:46:23 | More by Megahertz
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