Cinder Cone Red | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
466 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
Ratings:
466
Reviews:
226
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 466 |  Reviews: 226
Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.2/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of arini10
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Refloosh
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
3.19/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of rapayn01
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Matt141
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of npendres
2.18/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Brandon632
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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.

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottishStoutMan
3/5  rDev -23.7%
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 0%
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 +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ninaturner
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of casapy
3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AshleyandLogan
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
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 +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Cinder Cone Red from Deschutes Brewery
3.93 out of 5 based on 466 ratings.
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