Red Hoptober - New Belgium Brewing
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Ratings: 775 | Reviews: 173 | Display Reviews Only:
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
01-26-2013 23:42:54 | More by Pegasus
Red Hoptober from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 775 ratings.