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Cinder Cone Red - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

258 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 258
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.07%


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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Reviews by ThreeWiseMen:
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ThreeWiseMen

California

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours out a deep, clear, brownish copper with short, foamy, cream-colored head. Looks quite malty/sticky. Fairly light retention, but looks to leave some mad lacing right off the bat. And it does.

Smell: Sweet malts, caramel, and pine. Change that to "lots of sweet malts". Almost smells like a doughnut shop.

Taste: Again, very malt-forward with a generous amount of spicy, piney, hops coming through in the back. A bit of alcohol in the back as well. I'm getting some candied apple caramel in the front and possibly some red currants. It's hard to say as neither flavor hangs around for too long. Hops are quite strong in this one; stronger than I thought initially anyway. Nice balance - hefty in both hops and malt.

Mouthfeel: Chewy and malty with some fun prickliness. Full in body. I like where the carbonation is at. Finishes a little drier than I'd like... maybe.

Drinkability: Pretty tasty, as are most of most of Deschutes' offerings. This is one of the best true reds I've had. Really like the extra hop kick. Would make a very nice session beer if it were a little lighter... but then it might lose some flavor. Tough call.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2009 05:58:12 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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Appearance - Pours a somewhat clear auburn red with a 2-finger off-white head. Good retention results in a broken layer of surface suds. Great lacing around the glass with excellent stick.

Smell - Moderately hoppy on the nose, exhibiting floral and citrus notes, backed by some light bready maltiness.

Taste - Good balance of the hop and malt, but neither exhibit predominant character. Soft caramel and toasty biscuit notes backed by citrus and floral hop spice. Pretty much sums it up.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with good carbonation. Smooth and drinkable with phenomenal finish, as with most Deschutes beers.

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Caramel malt is not overly sweet, allows some bready grains to come through, nuances of red fruit and biscuits. Hops are floral and grassy, healthy amount of hops. Lacks the earthy or spicy aromas that I really enjoy in reds, still nice.

Balanced caramel malt with bread dough and there it is...a lovely soft spiciness from the malt that kicks up the light but floral and complementary grassy/juicy citrus hop profile. Malt takes over in the finish with a bit of pine to level things out.

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Cinder Cone Red from Deschutes Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.