Cinder Cone Red | Deschutes Brewery

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3.89/5
Very Good
470 Ratings
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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:
#8,382
Reviews:
227
Ratings:
470
pDev:
10.54%
Bros Score:
4.06
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
51
Trade:
0
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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

Photo of Beervana
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of big_baldy
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stanale
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coopersbeer
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkawachi
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jason_nwx
3.27/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of aratcliffe
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wordemupg
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into tulip 12/7/15

A clear reddish amber, lots of tiny bubbles everywhere feeding a thumbs width of dense tan foam that slowly falls leaving several partial rings

S cotton candy, herbal tea, nutty, lots of hard toffee, a little citrus, some brown sugar, smells pretty good

T more herbal notes then the nose, mild citric hops with a healthy malt backbone, earthy notes and a little dark bread

M medium bodied, fluffy from the bubbles, faint grit, just a mild bitter bite, herbal finish

O lots of flavor in something I could session, there's room for improvement but a solid beer from a solid brewery

worth a shot for sure, not the best brew I've had from these guys but well made and lots going on in a 5%er

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Photo of sporklift87
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Topher78
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nick29
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of headlessparrot
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deschutes is a brewery that, in my eyes, can do no wrong. Having said that, while I like Cinder Cone Red, it's not at all what I was expecting from an amber/red ale: not only is it darker (closer to brown than red), but taste-wise it's much hoppier than I expected. Indeed, for all the talk of the caramel malt on their website, the hoppiness is the star of the show here to my taste buds--floral, funky, perfumey and slightly citrusy greens. The smell is really the only place where the malt shines, and even then it's a bit muted. Excellent body, though, perfect carbonation. A bit heavy for session purposes, but delicious.

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Photo of Suds
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This brew is a brownish color (dark amber if held to the light). The head is tall and white, while the aroma is of earthy hops. The taste is bitter, with some underlying toasted malt. Medium in mouthfeel. A hoppy amber ale.

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Photo of TWStandley
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of M477
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rxthree
4.57/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on nitro in Spearfish, SD

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

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Howlader
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bookseeb
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance has a nice red amber hue supporting a healthy head leaving nice lace. Smell has a caramel aroma with a light roast and fruity hops. Taste has a hop bite to it balanced out with the malt. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

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Photo of Braz
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of takusan1000
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a pretty good one, a toned-back, less hoppy and lighter version of Red Chair. The appearance is rather bubbly but with a quickly dissipating head, a hazy amber that leaves nice bubbles on lace. Not much to the smell itself but what I can gather is sweet and light pine. It is malt-forward but with a presence of pine in the hops. Also has a very characteristic Deschutes taste to the malt that I can't quite put my finger on, but that pervades a lot of their brews. Mouthfeel is chewy and wholesome and adds to a nice aftertaste of caramel in the front of the mouth with pine and herbs in the back.

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Cinder Cone Red from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 470 ratings
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