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Cinder Cone Red - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

316 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 26
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Available: January 2010 only in Oregon, Western Washington and Hawaii
Alc. by Vol.: 5.4%
IBUs: 55

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-07-2002)
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ThePortlander

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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brick red from the bottle, with a good head. Much thicker than I expected. Wonderful head retention.

The nose is full of citrus and Amarillo hops. There is a firm malt presence, but the hops are so present.

Wonderfully complex hops permeate this brew and have to be the main feature. The malt is all caramel and toffee, which provides a nice contrast to the hops. Though, in the end, the hops win out with a lingering bitter hop flavor. This is a very even, very drinkable beer. I feel like the mouthfeel could lean towards being thicker.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2009 18:54:15 | More by ThePortlander
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Cinder Cone Red from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.