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Deschutes Cinder Cone Red Ale



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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
As distinct as the ruddy lava butte that inspired its name, this ale pours mahogany red and has a rich toffee flavor from caramel malt and roasted barley. Amarillo and Tettnang hops give every sip balance and subtle bite.

Malt: Caramel, Roasted Barley
Hops: Amarillo, Tettnang

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liquidbread86 (72) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Creamy and thick, but much stronger in the hops than I would expect for a red. Heavy in citrus and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (478) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
650ml bottle. Pours a clear, mahogany red with an average, frothy, long lasting, tan head that laces. Mild aroma of caramel and roasted malt. Sweet flavour of caramel, roasted malt, bread, citrus and pine with a dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Pretty good for an amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (736) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Appearance: of course beautiful transition from clear mahogany to dark mahogany to a nice creamy off white head Aroma: caramel malt, caramel, smells good but kind of faint Taste: has a very very subtle sweetness in front that fades away to a slight hop bitterness and alcohol warmth Palate: very full and creamy mouthfeel, feels like a soft carbonation, bitter aftertaste Overall: this is a nitro draft pour, I've never had an amber on nitro, I think it makes it drink like a bigger beer than its abv suggests ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (5107) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Draft: (nitro) Nearly clear, copper/amber with a creamy beige head. Hoppy aroma....herbs, wood, toffee malt, bread. Taste is caramel malt, a little orange....creamy. Gets a little too woody and unbalanced tasting after a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9343) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Draft (nitro). Grapefruit, pine, and orange malt aroma. Amber with small head. Sweet orange malt, and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Nice body. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2398) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2015
On tap at MM. Clear Amber with big beige head. Aroma is herbal hops/caramel malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is caramel malt, herbal hops, and slightly bitter finish. Pretty good amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (8885) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Pint on tap at Jungle Jim’s in Eastgate for $3, nitro pour. Labeled 5.5%. Nice toasty malt, some chocolate up front. Bit of earthy, mild floral hop. Clear red brown color, nice thin khaki head, leaving great thicker lace. Classic, perfect nitro appearance. Medium body, with a nice, creamy silky nitro feel. Mild slick body, though lightly dry in the finish. Moderate sweet taste, very light bitter. Nice nitro amber ale, but a little sweet and caramelly in the end. Less interesting towards the final third.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6192) - Utah, USA - SEP 9, 2015
22oz bottle from Albertsons in Idaho
Pours dark amber with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of tea, pine and herbal. Flavor is sweet malts, pine cone, bready and tea
Different but good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2057) - - SEP 7, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1802) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 7, 2015
I am not much of an amber ale person to begin with but when I seen it on nitro curiosity got the better of me. shared a pint with my friend. it poured a dark rich red color with plenty of off white head and the lacing covered the glass. nice rich malt aroma with plenty of toffee and caramel. the flavor held true to the nose. deep rich malts toffee with under tones of the caramel. rich and velvety on the tongue. overall pretty decent all the way around.

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