Cinder Cone Red - Deschutes Brewery
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3.81/5 rDev -2.6%
this is back after several years or more of retirement, and i am glad it is. $3.99 per bomber is an insanely fair price for beer this good, and makes it a no brainer at the bottle shop for me. clear amber beer, honey tinted and light looking, with an enormous two inch frothy tan head that laces up as it sips, and never really settles. beautiful beer. smells fresh and quite hoppy, unique in the finish from the tettnanger hops, used here i suspect in far higher doses than they are in traditional european brew styles. its a great hop, a little limey and clean grassy summery brightness abounds. malt is dry for an amber, only mid palate sweetness in more of a round and quick fashion than normal, and then dry more like an irish red in the finish. the hops are really prominent all the way through, but some of the zesty freshness from the nose is lost to bitterness on the back end. i wish it stayed all the way through. there is also amarillo in here, which give it some more fruitiness in the finish too. really clean beer, quickly finishing and light in body for what it is. i love how light it is on the palate, but also how frothy it is, and how substantial the flavors are. deschutes should keep this one in the lineup for awhile. one of the better american reds/ambers out there.
07-28-2014 16:01:31 | More by StonedTrippin
3.96/5 rDev +1.3%
Best by 06/24/14 (whoops)
A: Pours a beautiful ruby red (duh). Tall, frothy and airy, light brown head. Great head retention, lots of fluffy tendrils of lacing too.
S: Pretty mild aroma. A little bit herbal with a little bit of caramel and bread.
T: Much more flavorful than the aroma gives away. Nice herbal and citrusy hops up front. Toffee in the middle with bread following it up in the finish. Mild bitterness wave in the finish, with a bit of a spicy, herbal and bready combination.
M: Medium bodied, lightly dry and bitter.
O: Nice traditional red with some extra hop complexity adding some really nice flavors. Mild bitterness, this is no IPA but it's still a not an insubstantial portion of the brew. Very tasty and well balanced. Nicely done.
07-10-2014 03:57:05 | More by Dope
Cinder Cone Red from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.