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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

772 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 772
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 27
Gots: 27 | 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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DeezGunz14

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-04-2012 03:19:01 | More by DeezGunz14
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minterro

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought from meijers, price: 2.85 for 22oz bottle

Paired with chocolate pretzels

A&S: The beer is on the darker side of amber. Pours about 2.5 fingers of creamy head. The head is off white has some lacying and hangs around forever in a thin creamy layer. The smell is not very potent and consists of citrus hops and breadlike malts.

T&M: Lots of caramel, toasty, slight piney hops. Medium bitterness towards the finish along with some smokeyness. Pretty light as far as body but kinda creamy, carbonation is on the low side of medium.

O: Nothing super special, however again like with the Tripel from New Belgium (and in this case a better example) it is a good example of the style for the price.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 00:09:57 | More by minterro
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JimSmetana

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

09-03-2012 23:54:00 | More by JimSmetana
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Moby

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-03-2012 23:23:10 | More by Moby
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philbertk

Washington

3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Quarter Inch thin lightly lacy short lived off white light tan head. Clear rich ruby red deep bright color. Mildly roasted hop front.Toasted caramel medium light textured minimally sweet toasted malt fruit ester hint body. Dry mildly bitter end. Rich Crisp Odd Red Ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 22:58:09 | More by philbertk
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bwilson1730


4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-03-2012 22:57:07 | More by bwilson1730
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dmorley21

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-03-2012 15:30:17 | More by dmorley21
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misterchief

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-03-2012 04:40:22 | More by misterchief
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redleg64

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-03-2012 03:52:56 | More by redleg64
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eskybassplr

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oZ bottle. Rather dark red color with a full hops flavor. I like the hops flavor in beer but feel many craft brewers are just adding more and more hops to make an impresssion. That is not the case with this brew. Just found this here in Michigan and enjoyed it very much.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 02:30:18 | More by eskybassplr
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harrylee773

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

09-03-2012 02:05:07 | More by harrylee773
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strohme2

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-03-2012 01:02:59 | More by strohme2
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williahd

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-02-2012 23:07:39 | More by williahd
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klipper

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

09-02-2012 22:49:00 | More by klipper
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denver10

Kentucky

3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A beautifully dark amber with a big khaki head. Better lacing would have give appearance a 5 for sure. A thickly sweet and floral aroma of some caramel, a hint of some coffee, bread, and earthy florals from the dry hops. Taste followed suit; floral and a touch bitter from the hops, the big, thick caramel malt belly offer of a dose of some toffee, coffee, and bread. The more I drink of this the more the sweet syrupy and rather chewy base of this beer does show itself. A full body on this one with enough activity to give it some life but not enough to properly counter the chewiness of it. Right now in the warmth of the closing summer it is a bit too heavy, come fall it might hit the spot. Overall, another nice surprise from New Blegium, though maybe I shouldn't be so surprised at this point as I have enjoyed each of their last 3 seasonals (Dig, Somersault, and now this). This is definitely more of a Fall beer than a late summer beer, as NB claims this to also be. It's heavy and sweet and will go much better with the drop in weather and shortening of the days.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 22:44:14 | More by denver10
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GFish

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-02-2012 22:16:57 | More by GFish
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rocklibster

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-02-2012 21:29:47 | More by rocklibster
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Lundgren


4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

09-02-2012 14:47:33 | More by Lundgren
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mzeld

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-02-2012 13:54:26 | More by mzeld
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MouthfulOfchris

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-02-2012 08:41:26 | More by MouthfulOfchris
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Rich540

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

09-02-2012 05:31:23 | More by Rich540
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6demonbag

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

09-02-2012 04:44:57 | More by 6demonbag
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Pat316

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-02-2012 02:05:05 | More by Pat316
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DannyDan

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

09-02-2012 01:02:56 | More by DannyDan
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A -translucent amber with a soft, off white head that has decent retention

S - roastiness, burnt aromas, herbal hops

T - nutty, caramel, roasty, herbal, spicy hops

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This isn't a bad beer but it's definitely not the regular Hoptober that I miss so much. This is roasty and nutty but also very hoppy. I'm not disappointed at all. I will probably try this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 21:31:06 | More by tdm168
Red Hoptober from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 772 ratings.