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Devil's Head Red - Pikes Peak Brewing Company

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Devil's Head Red
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 17.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pikes Peak Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: SkeeterBoganski on 11-11-2012

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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 5
Reviews by SkeeterBoganski:
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3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewery on March 2nd, 2012.

First of all, I love the name, after one of my favorite front range hiking spots, Devil's Head Firetower...about 5 miles from my front-door as a crow flies; there is a very minimal head; even less lacing; the beer is a dark red amber in color; it smells hoppy, with hints of chocolate and roasted malt on the nose; there's a crisp, almost dry hop flavor, although minimally bitter; the beer is well-balanced; it's similar to ODell's Red, although not as nuanced, and with a light malt aftertaste; mouthwise, this is pretty clean; I get more roasted malt the longer I keep the beer on my tongue.

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Pretty amber to ruddy body with a few centimeters of khaki foam. It has okay retention, and a little bit of lace clinging to the side of the glass.

Aromas range from earthy and woody to citrus-centric and piney hops, more grapefruit than anything else. Also some bready malt coming through. A good range of scents, but very soft, and not exploding from the glass.

This has a nice hoppy profile on the palate! Again, a little bit of grapefruit, a great amount of pine, sort of flowery. Not nearly as much malt to detect here. And a nice bitter dryness on the swallow. Still, flavors just are not doing quite enough and are not big enough.

The medium heft is very appropriate, and Devil's Head Red drinks very smooth.

This is a very good hoppy red. Although the flavors and bouquet are more on the muted side of the spectrum, which is too bad, a lot to like in this beer.

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