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Cinder Cone Red - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

260 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 260
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.34%


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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Jason

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle with a "Best By" freshness date notched on the side of the label. Blurb about the beer in the neck label.

A- Close to a reddish brick color, faint chill haze fades though the head stays as it shows some amazing head retention and stickage on the glass.

S- Herbal and citric hop aroma, different from years past. Big juicy tangerine hop aroma ... very aromatic.

T&M- Big juicy hop character of Amarillo hops upfront, sweet citrus juice-like. Just enough smoothness and crispness to get by. Sweet caramel and toasted malt flavor meld well with the sizable hop presence. Middle to end is more of an herbal / aspirin flavor and bitterness. Finishes with a mild sweetness and a long lingering medicinal hop flavor.

D- Don't try fixing something if it is not broken. I preferred the "East Kent Goldings" version ... unfortunately this beer has been subjected to the Amarillo Hop craze. Regardless, this is still a great ale to be had and pretty damn drinkable to boot.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2006 02:40:30 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy, dark amber beer with a very creamy white head with decent retention. Nice aroma of spicy, piney, slightly citric hop character with notes of freshly milled malts in the back. Flavor is full of crazy bubblegum! Raw, coarse, leafy, earthy hops follow with a smack of lemon rind bitterness. Mineral flavors, raw grain husky tannins. Quite dry, with an even malty / fruity sweetness and hints of roasted and toffee. Finish leaves the mouth dry with a residual coarse feel and some notes of nutty yeast.

A very flavorful brew, with a nice complex hop profile.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2004 22:34:56 | More by Todd
More User Reviews:
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TrojanRB

California

4/5  rDev +1%

04-19-2014 19:33:14 | More by TrojanRB
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ssteakley

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

TheSixthRing pretty much nailed it, this is the 4th Red ale I have tried and it is not near as good as the first three so it just didn't fire on all cylinders. If there is a better choice why buy this one? That being said it is still a good beer and since we are short on those in Texas I would advise the Brewery to ship it all there and they will sell every last drop they can produce.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 00:52:18 | More by ssteakley
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dwtyler

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

04-16-2014 01:17:06 | More by dwtyler
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Copernicus

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

04-14-2014 16:13:24 | More by Copernicus
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kk73

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-14-2014 07:20:27 | More by kk73
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

04-12-2014 15:35:09 | More by Axnjxn
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sansho

California

4/5  rDev +1%

04-11-2014 05:05:25 | More by sansho
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-10-2014 21:01:23 | More by hooliganlife
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nataku00

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-08-2014 21:31:56 | More by nataku00
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TheSixthRing

California

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best by date of 06/24/14

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.

Overall - Good, but nothing outstanding. Nice balance. Entirely drinkable, but quickly forgettable. Just doesn't stand out from most ambers, and does even less to stand out from Deschutes' awesome line-up. Still, great for the price, and I wouldn't mnd buying it again if it were to become more readily available.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 05:14:47 | More by TheSixthRing
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tjcamm

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-06-2014 23:58:10 | More by tjcamm
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scalffd

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-05-2014 19:13:35 | More by scalffd
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Jameswoody

Montana

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-01-2014 04:45:29 | More by Jameswoody
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Jeffh84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-30-2014 15:55:35 | More by Jeffh84
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rawfish

California

3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Excited to see this beer distributed down in California.

22 oz bottle split with a house guest. Pours amber/rust with nice clarity, smooth pour nets a half finger high off-white head. Highlights of garnet and desert reds when held to the light. Decent head retention with flecks of lacing on the glass.

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.

Medium, drinkable body with good carbonation. Flavorful with an easy bitterness and alcohol is completely whisked away.

Balanced red, real nice placement between malt and hops I could stand it to be a bit more aggressive or bold. Ended up being a good choice for the company tonight do give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 06:15:40 | More by rawfish
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raynmoon

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-19-2014 05:12:44 | More by raynmoon
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chossboss

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1%

03-18-2014 04:52:58 | More by chossboss
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MikeRice1969

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1%

03-10-2014 00:10:47 | More by MikeRice1969
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hopsputin

California

4/5  rDev +1%
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
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dansmcd

Australia

4/5  rDev +1%

02-25-2014 22:41:40 | More by dansmcd
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tylerstravis

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-16-2014 04:19:39 | More by tylerstravis
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510a

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

02-15-2014 19:18:18 | More by 510a
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mikerieder

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +1%

01-31-2014 02:52:29 | More by mikerieder
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Cinder Cone Red from Deschutes Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.