Cinder Cone Red | Deschutes Brewery

Cinder Cone RedCinder Cone Red
BA SCORE
76.7%
Liked This Beer
3.89 w/ 467 Ratings
Cinder Cone RedCinder Cone Red
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Available: January 2010 only in Oregon, Western Washington and Hawaii
IBUs: 55

Added by Bierman9 on 10-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,493
Reviews:
227
Ratings:
467
Liked:
358
Avg:
3.89/5
pDev:
10.54%
Alströms:
4.06
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
50
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 467 |  Reviews: 227
Photo of ScottishStoutMan
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of bcrossan
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On nitro. Very smooth and silky

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Photo of onedogtwodog
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ninaturner
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of casapy
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AshleyandLogan
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Jeremy7
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

We don't get this Deschutes beer in our neck of the woods.

Poured from 22 oz bottle into Nonic Pint.

Appearance : Large, towering, rocky 4 fingered popcorn color head, on top of a dirty and murky body - iced tea in color. Sediment floats in the body. Lace is left liberally as it leaves lasciviously. Really an epic appearance. Can't improve on it whatsoever.

Smell : Pine and dirt road. Much like the Oregon mountains. Faint roast malts behind that, some honey biscuit, and tropical notes.

Taste : By the smell I was expecting a hop bomb but this is pleasantly balanced. Toasted amber malts, pineapple core, caramel, minerals, with a slight bready finish rolled in pine oils.

Feel : Delightfully creamy, fills the mouth, wraps up the carbonation in a blanket, and ends semi-dry.

Overall : Another fantastic Deschutes beer. I can't say much bad about these guys, especially after visiting their Brewpub today. I intended to taste this and pour it since I've gotta fly out tomorrow and have too many beers to bring with me. I may end up finishing this one after all.

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Photo of Kips
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pocketharpy
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tucquan
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2015-10-10 in Lancaster, PA at the Fridge on nitro

A - Clear amber with a tan head and good kace.

S - Pine, honey, tangerine.

T - Fruity. Cherry, caramel, citrus, pine, mineral, toasted bread. Nicely bitter. Delicious.

M - Thick body and light carbonation. Milkshake thick. Thanks nitro.

O - Just a ton of rich malt and hop flavors. Really suits me. Lowish ABV too!

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Photo of stokegolding
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vladdswrath
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a brownish mahogany with a thick pillowy head that retreats fairly quickly, but never completely fades as it laces the glass. It's smell is dominated by the caramel sweetness, but the taste is much more balanced, shifting from smooth and sweet to a nice bready finish, with just a touch of bitterness that sort of cleanses the palate for another sip. It's creamy too, although it does so without feeling thick or heavy. Most brews wander into dessert beer territory with this kind of sensation, but not this one. Go ahead and ride this one all night.

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Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Squires
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robear
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fargrow
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a slightly hazed reddish amber color with a big billowy white head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a layer of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is rather strong of a toffee and bready aroma with some other smells of some sweet notes of a dark fruits (raisin and plum) and caramel along with a bit of a nutty aroma as well. Along with these smells comes some lighter hop notes of an earthy and herbal nature, giving an overall quite nice smell to the brew.

Taste – The taste begins very malty with tons of lightly toasted bready tastes. Along with these flavors comes a good deal of sweetness, being a mix of the toffee/caramel and some darker fruit notes. The hop are very light upfront, but as the taste moves forward more hop of a pine, earthy, and herbal nature come to the tongue. The roasted flavors seem to get a bit stronger as the taste moves on, all while some of the sweeter flavors lose a bit of ground. With the hop increasing in presence a bit more right at the end, one is left with a very malty and roasty but decently sweeter taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thick for its mere 5.3% abv. nature with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thicker body nicely accentuates the roasty and bready flavors rather well, accentuating these flavors rather nicely.

Overall- A rather robust red ale at a more moderate abv. This is a great fall style brew. Rather tasty and actually pretty balanced. While it is malty and somewhat sweet, it has a good balance of hop to make it very enjoyable.

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Photo of CSO
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cinder Cone Red from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 76.7% out of 100 with 467 ratings
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