Cinder Cone Red - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by ThreeWiseMen:
3.93/5 rDev -1.3%
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
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
a: its a dark ruby red color with loads of burnt caramel/amber/purple/light brown. large 3 finger pretty solid off white head
s: sweet caramel & toffee, strawberry, sweet citrus, light candi sugar, and a fairly faint hop (Columbus?). ends with some grains, and a slight aroma of wort
t: all malts baby. caramel & oats. theres a nice sweet roasted quality that sends the slightest bitterness down the back of your tongue to balance the sweetness. picking up a hint of berries, and just a faint taste of cardboard (not really in a bad way)
m: medium, on the fuller side. no carbonation in the mouth, but you can feel it in your belly
o: another solid one from Deschutes. its not great, but there is a nice harmony between sweet and bitter in this - with sweet winning out (as i like). only criticism is the cardboard-like finish
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 02:26:23 | More by hopsputin
Cinder Cone Red from Deschutes Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.