Devils Head Red | Pikes Peak Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Pikes Peak Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SkeeterBoganski on 11-11-2012

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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by SkeeterBoganski:
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3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewery on March 2nd, 2012.

First of all, I love the name, after one of my favorite front range hiking spots, Devil's Head Firetower...about 5 miles from my front-door as a crow flies; there is a very minimal head; even less lacing; the beer is a dark red amber in color; it smells hoppy, with hints of chocolate and roasted malt on the nose; there's a crisp, almost dry hop flavor, although minimally bitter; the beer is well-balanced; it's similar to ODell's Red, although not as nuanced, and with a light malt aftertaste; mouthwise, this is pretty clean; I get more roasted malt the longer I keep the beer on my tongue.

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Photo of ltdantheman
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 10/23/17

Appearance - Pours murky and auburn brown in color with a sandstone colored, near two-finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, consistent layer of suds with a slight build-up around the edge of the glass. Lots of small spotting with a few broken lines for lace.

Smell - Toasty malt aroma, with a bit of earth sitting beneath.

Taste - Follows the nose. Toasted malt, caramel and light earthiness upfront and throughout. Faint cacao mid-taste. Hints of citrus and grassy hop bitterness emerge in the finish to add some balance.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick, easy drinker with a slightly dry finish.

Overall - A pretty good amber. Nicely layered, though the flavors aren't quite as cohesive as I would've liked. I would drink this again, though I don't think I'd buy it.

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Photo of gangstabobangsta
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured into pint glass. Rich amber color with a cloudy Haze. 1/2 inch foam.

S: Has a touch of caramel mixed with pine and mild citrus scents

T: Malt beginning with a nice balanced hop finish. Especially nice for a red ale.

O: A great red ale. Would definitely recommend. A tad strong, so go easy. Plus, Pikes Peak has fantastic graphic artists that design their labels.

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Photo of akolb
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Actually 7.3% ABV, not 7.1%. Very strong for a red ale
Aroma: pine, citrus, bread. Some yeasty esters. Bread.
Taste: Citrus hops at the beginning. A hint of yeasty funk. Caramel and bread flavors. A raw dry-hopped flavor; homebrewers will know what I mean. Satisfying bitterness.
Appearance: Hazy brown, thin head.
Feel: Thick bodied, moderate carbonation.
A big, strong red IPA. Nice flavors, but feels a little rough and unfinished.

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Photo of kylemckinnis
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of inpherno
4.34/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A hue as red as the devil's head, this beer looks beautiful. A whitetail head and an sweetly inviting scent that elevates it's toffee flavors when drunk. Just a superb red. There's enough toasty crystal and victory malts to round out the earthy spruce from the hops. You are immersed in miles of wilderness on the nose & tongue. There's a harmony of sweet with bitterness & roasted chocolate. Pike's Peak Brewing has made an incredibly delicious & balanced brew.

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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of tcam
4.32/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Great tasting red ale. Wish it had been a little clearer but overall recommend to try.

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Photo of famous_mortimur
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Rating from a can:


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Photo of CreedeSon
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Parmesan
4.21/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Cloudy Amber brown color with a creamy head and nice lacing on the glass.

S: Earthy nutty malt, hints of vanilla and caramel. A very inviting aroma.

T: Nutty, Bready, caramel, slight hint of vanilla. A slight bitterness at the end.

F: Medium body, medium carbonation.

O: A really good red ale, that definitely leans more malty than hoppy.

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Photo of BDeibs
3.16/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this in a becker pint. Reviewed from notes.

Pretty amber to ruddy body with a few centimeters of khaki foam. It has okay retention, and a little bit of lace clinging to the side of the glass.

Aromas range from earthy and woody to citrus-centric and piney hops, more grapefruit than anything else. Also some bready malt coming through. A good range of scents, but very soft, and not exploding from the glass.

This has a nice hoppy profile on the palate! Again, a little bit of grapefruit, a great amount of pine, sort of flowery. Not nearly as much malt to detect here. And a nice bitter dryness on the swallow. Still, flavors just are not doing quite enough and are not big enough.

The medium heft is very appropriate, and Devil's Head Red drinks very smooth.

This is a very good hoppy red. Although the flavors and bouquet are more on the muted side of the spectrum, which is too bad, a lot to like in this beer.

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Photo of Greels
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Can
Canned On: 04/13/17
ABV: 7.3%

Pours a pretty nice brownish color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, slight hop, slight citrus. The taste is pretty nice, malty, some hops, slight citrusy. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this one surprised me, very tasty, goes down pretty easily for the ABV.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Gregwa
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Devils Head Red from Pikes Peak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 49 ratings