Cinder Cone Red | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
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
Ratings:
467
Reviews:
227
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 467 |  Reviews: 227
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

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
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 +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pocketharpy
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tucquan
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
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 +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of vladdswrath
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
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 -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Squires
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cinder Cone Red from Deschutes Brewery
3.93 out of 5 based on 467 ratings.
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