Cinder Cone Red
Deschutes Brewery

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Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
3.89 | pDev: 10.54%
Jun 02, 2019
Oct 07, 2002
Very Good
Cinder Cone RedCinder Cone Red
Notes: Available: January 2010 only in Oregon, Western Washington and Hawaii
IBUs: 55
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4.5 by bdlusa from Texas on Jun 02, 2019
4 by kjkinsey from Texas on Sep 23, 2018
4.31 by hopguy28 from Oregon on Mar 19, 2018
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Dec 30, 2017
4.77 by plaidwarp from Oregon on Dec 19, 2017
4 by ADKbeerguy from New York on Dec 16, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

The appearance was a nice hazy looking dark red color with a decent two finger white foamy head that must last for a good minute and a half. The head turns a bit lumpy on me with a slightly off-white color to it. There is some decent lacing. The smell had some nice bitter Northwest piney hops backed up by a nice crisp craker-like maltiness. The taste was mainly bitter but added a nice citrus to malty sweetness as it warmed. There’s a decent bitter to somewhat sweet citrusy aftertaste leading to a semi-dry finish. On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable aspect to it. The carbonation actually is somewhat smooth and for the most part is pretty good for the style and for me. Overall, this is a good American Amber/Red ale worthy of having again.

Jun 06, 2017
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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Unknown vintage; drank 10/15/15 on (nitro!) draft @ Fischman's.

See-through dark orange appearance.

Off-white nitro head; frothy lace.

Pine & orange citrus notes in the nose.

Creamy, medium mouthfeel.

A smooth mix of pine, cream & orange citrus flavors. Easy to drink.

Dec 30, 2016
3.69 by DOCRW from Washington on Aug 27, 2016
4.1 by Superheatnsubcool from Washington on Jun 08, 2016
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4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Andrewharemza from Australia

From bottle, pours a cola/reddish colour with a good white head that disapates to a soapy layer. Aroma malty, grainey, sweet, slight citrus and pine. Taste toffee, caramel, not over powering hops but it is there piney and citrus.

Jun 03, 2016
4.02 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on May 27, 2016
3.51 by SamuelMiller from Montana on May 12, 2016
3.91 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon on May 05, 2016
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3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by TheBoldBeerGuy from Washington

Overly hopped. Not as 3 dimensional as I was hoping from Deschutes.

Feb 27, 2016
4.02 by Shmizzen from Nevada on Feb 09, 2016
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4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Barnoloid from Illinois

This is a well put together red ale. Had it on a nitro pour. I enjoyed the balanced elements here and the overall profile. Caramelly malts and biscuit blend with the decent but slightly muted hop elements. The nitro piece helped this go down smoothly.

Jan 27, 2016
3.2 by RandyFlameThrower from Canada (AB) on Jan 17, 2016
4.01 by arini10 from Oregon on Jan 14, 2016
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3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

That type of red with lots of gleaming clarity to it, a full inch of head, off white, the lacing was uniform, the retention was tight. Aroma came off like a hoppy red ale.

The beer thankfully emphasized the hops and caramel more than the red malts of yesteryear. Some earthiness to it. Definitely a better direction than the standard red ales. No peat. or not much.

Jan 01, 2016
3.87 by Refloosh from Australia on Jan 01, 2016
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3.19/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by Moose90 from Washington

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a reddish but bright pale amber hue into the glass. There is a rocky off-white colored head that forms and leaves behind some solid rings of lace with each sip.

S — Smell is malty, rich, sweet, grainy, little bit of a hop balance, but not much. Focused on malt, grainy, crackery, lightly sweet.

T — Much like the nose there is a resounding sweetness of toasted malts and grains, balanced against a lightly bitter hop profile.

M — Medium-Full bodied, fairly light and thin though.

O — OK overall, not my favorite in the style, but if there were no other better options I'd still order it.

Dec 29, 2015
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3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by rapayn01 from Kentucky

My fall quest for good red ales continued with a pint of this on draft. Unfortunately, it was bland. Then again, I had it after drinking a more flavorful competitor.

Dec 13, 2015
3.25 by Matt141 from Texas on Dec 10, 2015
3.9 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Dec 09, 2015
2.18 by npendres from Wisconsin on Dec 05, 2015
3.93 by Brandon632 from North Carolina on Nov 30, 2015
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3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Fatehunter from Oregon

Pours a finger and half of head on a dark straw body.
The aroma is sharp citrus and pine.
The taste has a nice moderate pine and citrus bitterness, then mellows to a mild sweet finish.
The texture is crisp.
It smells great and tastes good.

Nov 29, 2015
3.94 by cyber_phoenix from Pennsylvania on Nov 27, 2015
3.75 by BEER88 from Washington on Nov 10, 2015
4 by Jame515 from Texas on Nov 10, 2015
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3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
by ScottishStoutMan from Indiana

Poured 1 finger head from 22 oz bottle, red/dark copper in colour. Pretty highly carbonated. Not much of a nose; a little bit of pine if anything, and maybe a hint of barley, malt, and caramel. Those aromas are not very prominent however.

On the taste, the hops and caramel are most prominent. Toffee comes through as well on the 3rd or 4th swig, Carbonation lingers on the tongue a lot longer than I expected, perhaps neutralising some of the other flavours.

Overall, it's a pleasant beer, but the carbonation makes it a bit heavier than your typical red ought to be. I only bought the bottle a week ago, and the sell-by date is about a week from the date I'm drinking it, so that likely has affected the carbonation and balance of flavours. I'd be interested in drinking this beer off the tap to get a better sense of what it's supposed to be like.

Nov 10, 2015
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3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by bcrossan from North Carolina

On nitro. Very smooth and silky

Nov 10, 2015
4.17 by onedogtwodog from Texas on Nov 07, 2015
3.82 by BdM from Netherlands on Nov 06, 2015
4.06 by ninaturner from Florida on Nov 05, 2015
3.57 by casapy from Idaho on Nov 03, 2015
4.09 by AshleyandLogan from California on Nov 02, 2015
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3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by stevoj from Idaho

Bomber from Albertson’s. Pours deep amber with small but creamy head, lots of lacing. Hops come through in the aroma and stronger on the palate, almost IPA strength. Malt body balances well with hop attack. One of the best ambers I’ve tried.

Oct 29, 2015
3.99 by Jeremy7 from Canada (BC) on Oct 28, 2015
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