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Red Hoptober - New Belgium Brewing

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Red HoptoberRed Hoptober

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BA SCORE
85
very good

770 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 770
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 27
Gots: 26 | 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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beerbellydaddy

California

4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a dark copper color and offers a clean, full white head that is slow to dissipate. The lacing is abundant and lasts until beers finish.

The smell is mild with malt at the forefront and some hints of oak.

The taste is very nice - a malt heavy introduction, followed by a slightly bitter, hopped up anise and oak flavored finish.

A mouthful of this has the perfect fall feel; it is slightly bubbly, with a robust creamy finish that leaves one longing for the next sip.

I took a flyer on this one not knowing anything about it when I picked it up, but I'll definitely get some more. It is a well balanced, delightful pleasure.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 01:37:58 | More by beerbellydaddy
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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.

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Red Hoptober from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 770 ratings.