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Cinder Cone Red - Deschutes Brewery

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very good

338 Ratings

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 28
Gots: 15 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

KlayWey, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

StonedTrippin, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

GeoChase90, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Emostuka, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of NickSMpls
4/5  rDev +2.6%

NickSMpls, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

SJbigtuna, Jul 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

aarontaylor777, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Dope
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Dope, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Niceroad77, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

MikeDAdams, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

BrandonZp5, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

bcossar, Jul 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

jharris0624, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Heymikew2, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of souvenirs
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 ml bottle purchased for $6.25 plus deposit at the 8th Street Liquor Store in New Westminster.

A: Red-brown and clear. Not a huge amount of head. A film of bubbles after a few minutes.

S: Citrus, especially grapefruit, and caramel malt.

T: Yum. Citrus, pine, and malt.

F: Smooth.

souvenirs, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

xFL, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Rudes, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Phi_Psi_OR_Beta, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jakewatt135, Jun 19, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 6/24/14.

Pours a hazy reddish-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, citrus zest, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

irishgreensoda, Jun 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

bvermilion, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

mc4z, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Rick778, Jun 07, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper amber hue with a creamy one finger head and creamy clingy lacing as far as the eye can see subtle looking yet approachable,the smell is piney hops,fruit salad and a touch of roasted barley,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with above moderate carbonation and the tastes are subtle but the hints of fruit salad,roasted barley and a soft pine bitterness are really sessionable while still holding my interest long enough to drink the whole bottle and overall a good example of a well balanced Red Ale cheers.

ADZA, Jun 06, 2014
Cinder Cone Red from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.