Cinder Cone Red - Deschutes Brewery
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.18/5 rDev +6.9%
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.
06-28-2014 03:12:01 | More by souvenirs
3.8/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
06-18-2014 01:49:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.63/5 rDev -7.2%
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.
06-06-2014 13:56:04 | More by ADZA
4.23/5 rDev +8.2%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A deep brown copper red body, almost ruby deep. Very dark to see through, with minimal carbonation, and a little bit of floaties. Head is off yellow and three fingers tall, good retention and swiss cheese like bubbles hanging out in the top. A big giant solid cap on this, not going anywhere.
Great nose. Simple straight forward pine and thick spruce notes. Mild caramel sweetness, with lots of pine toasty notes. Comes off a bit woody, cedar, spruce, balsam, sawdust pine goodness.
Palate has a real spicy quality. Mid palate fills with some mild toffee, and pine and spiced hot hop quality. Clove and spruce heat on the finish, with a little bit of malt toast. Simple malt caramel sweetness a bit, but without a sugar rush and letting the airy hop come forward. Mouthfeel hits a solid simple malt thickness, and letting everything go straightforward through the gullet. No thickness, no wetness, staying pale ale to roots.
Overall it's a real unique red, and love it's simplicity. Good backbone of malt and simple and subtle aromatic hop aromas and flavors that linger on the finish to match.
06-06-2014 01:20:20 | More by smakawhat
3.59/5 rDev -8.2%
Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bottle with a best by date of 6/24/14. Poured into a 16 oz nonic style tumbler glass. It doesn't look like there are too many reviews of the 2014 rendition of this yet, although that may not matter if the recipe hasn't changed.
Appearance - Pours a rosy auburn red color with crimson highlights and just a slight bit of haze that diffuses the light as it passes through. Atop the body rests a one finger head of creamy tan microbubbles. Retention lasts for a couple minutes before settling as a generous film across the top of the liquid. Faint, sticky lacing rings the glass as I drink it down.
Smell - A decent amount of citrus and light fruit in the nose, with notes of orange zest, light grapefruit pith and hints of floral softness to cut the acidity and keep this one out of "red IPA" territory. Beneath the brighter hop notes, there is a considerable presence from caramel sweetness and bready malt.
Taste - The citrus and fruit are still here, but less overt, preferring instead to let the malt profile takeover with notes of sweet caramel and slightly toasted sugar and baking bread with just a touch of toasted crust. That said, there is still some pleasant citrus and a little bit of pine resin and grassiness to keep it from becoming boring.
Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and moderate carbonation, with a slightly sweet finish with just a hint of lingering bitterness.
Overall, a solid, but not particularly remarkable amber ale. While the style isn't my favorite, there are certainly renditions that I just love. This particular take is just decent, and with the plethora of great beers, I'm not likely to reach for it a second time.
05-23-2014 17:12:16 | More by LambicPentameter
Cinder Cone Red from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.