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Cinder Cone Red - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

326 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 27
Gots: 10 | 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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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-10-2014 20:26:32 | More by chickenm
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-10-2014 06:29:37 | More by GRG1313
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-08-2014 08:21:49 | More by Hardcore
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%

A:
Pours a clearish ruddy copper with two fingers of tan head that takes a while to settle. Good retention; lots of doily-like lacing.

S:
At once citrusy and malty, slight fruity esters. Quite pronounced citrus hop aroma up front with grapefruit rind, earth, lemon zest, licorice, and a caramel malt underpinning that is pretty subtle. Very nice.

T:
Pretty dry and hoppy. Bready, musty and piney hops all at once with a lingering hint of yeast underneath and some more lingering bready flavors.

M:
Tight and dry with a slight aftertaste and lingering finish. Medium-bodied and drinkable.

O:
Pretty nice Amber.
It pours beautifully and maintains a nice creamy head. The nose is quite complex and really showcases the malt and hop components of the ale. However, in taste it is a bit less rounded-out. It is fairly hoppy and the malt is more masked in the taste than the smell. The finish is predictably dry and hoppy.
Drinkable and not bad (although I don't know if that makes it great in my opinion).
Might have again; a cheap, relatively easy option if you just want a decent beer some night.

Just to be sure, regardless of my ratings I looked at the style guidelines and it seems to be a textbook example.

05-06-2014 23:04:03 | More by TheDoctor
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kingmaker

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-03-2014 17:25:36 | More by kingmaker
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

05-03-2014 01:14:31 | More by MonkeyBread
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BryanCDM

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-02-2014 04:37:55 | More by BryanCDM
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IvoryFoxhole

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-27-2014 17:13:02 | More by IvoryFoxhole
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-27-2014 03:12:01 | More by Hopmodium
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-27-2014 02:51:26 | More by johnnyboy76
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rickrem

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-26-2014 18:17:33 | More by rickrem
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WotanMitUns

Alaska

1.5/5  rDev -61.6%

04-24-2014 03:08:20 | More by WotanMitUns
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-24-2014 00:20:59 | More by ADTaber
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DM1293

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-21-2014 09:58:43 | More by DM1293
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archyquaffer

Montana

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%

Poured from a bomber into a sampler. I went semi-aggressive on the pour and backed off a bit as the froth arose to about 1.5 inches- creamy white and leaving rings of lace down the sides. The beer is a ruddy, pale amber color with fairly low carbonation and no haze.

Floral, citrus and spicy hops are very distinctive in the nose and on the tongue, but they don't quite overwhelm the underlying malt, which tastes biscuity with some caramel, brown sugar and dark fruit undertones. Still, I wish I could taste the malt just a bit more- though warming does bring out the malt qualities a bit more. A tinge of orange bitters lingers on the tongue and is most distinctive in the burps. A tingly, frothy mouthfeel coats the tastebuds.

Like alot of west coast offerings, I think the hops mask the malt and yeast characters a little too much, and there's not much there to distinguish this from a typical west coast pale ale, other than the color and maybe a little more body. Still, it's a worthy offering and was quite reasonably priced at 3-something for a bomber.

04-21-2014 03:56:41 | More by archyquaffer
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Oliversarmy1085

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

04-20-2014 19:56:23 | More by Oliversarmy1085
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TrojanRB

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -14.8%

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.

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-08-2014 21:31:56 | More by nataku00
Cinder Cone Red from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.