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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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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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billmayo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-24-2013 14:57:20 | More by billmayo
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jlindsey

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-23-2013 17:42:38 | More by jlindsey
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-18-2013 19:36:31 | More by Danielr26
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TonyY

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-18-2013 19:29:54 | More by TonyY
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fredmugs

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-18-2013 19:24:18 | More by fredmugs
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sftravis

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

02-17-2013 19:19:05 | More by sftravis
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Kpitevl

Missouri

3/5  rDev -20.4%

02-16-2013 07:19:43 | More by Kpitevl
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wtkphoto

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

02-13-2013 17:51:34 | More by wtkphoto
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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

02-13-2013 05:08:20 | More by tsco7
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elchingen

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-08-2013 03:34:50 | More by elchingen
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-06-2013 09:21:01 | More by Michaeldmanley
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SFC21

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-05-2013 00:14:32 | More by SFC21
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-04-2013 22:22:58 | More by drummermattie02
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MikeyLikesIt

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

02-04-2013 18:07:28 | More by MikeyLikesIt
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Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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slipangle

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-03-2013 14:22:55 | More by slipangle
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Roger85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-30-2013 00:30:41 | More by Roger85
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harrymel

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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josejose


3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

01-27-2013 18:41:56 | More by josejose
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Pegasus

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep amber in color, with good clarity, a small, dense tan head, and thick, sticky lacing, which coats the glass walls. The carbonation is slight and slow-rising.

Aroma: Quite prominent hop aroma, with the Cascade hops quite pronounced. and an abundance of spicy notes. Dark bread and caramel notes are also present, but very much understated, compared to the hops.

Taste: Opens with an abundance of dark malts, which are soon overshadowed by an aggressive wave of hops. AS the taste progresses, the malts are overpowered by the hops. Finishes dry, with a long and lingering, almost harsh metallic and medicinal hop presence

Mouth feel: Smooth and soft, quite pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: This would seem to be much more appealing to hop heads than connoisseurs of malty beers.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Serving type: bottle

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matjack85

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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BetterBeerPlz

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-26-2013 02:48:00 | More by BetterBeerPlz
Red Hoptober from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 778 ratings.