Red Hoptober - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by WastingFreetime:
3.9/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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Pours out a coppery reddish amber color with two fingers of cream colored craggy head that lasts for about two minutes and leaves behind interesting patterns and swirls of lacing. Light crisp texture and assertively carbonated.
Smells of musty and earthy hopping but mostly of herbal tea-like hop spectrum over the top of toasted bread slices. The flavor has these elements but also includes pine and grapefruit pith at a medium-light level, and some light toasted nut flavors join the party as the glass warms up. Its a good interplay between the nuttiness, the toasted bread, and the somewhat higher than usual hopping for an amber (It easily crosses the line into typical PA hopping strength.) Check this one out if you like the notion of mostly herbal hopping on toasted bread malts as the central focus for a sessionable ABV beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2012 05:08:54 | More by WastingFreetime
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Red Hoptober from New Belgium Brewing
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