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A medium bodied amber ale, Cinder Cone Red has a rich malt flavor and red color derived from four kinds of caramel malt with a hint of dark roasted barley. Amarillo and Tettnang hops balance the toffee sweetness, creating a refreshing full hop flavor. Available January through June.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Poured into a pint glass. The body is a nice amber color with a light tan head and some nice lacing on the way down. The nose really brings through some good notes of light bread and caramel. There are some citrus and floral hops there as well. The taste is slightly hoppy with a bit of toast. Nice, but nothing too out of the ordinary. Good body and carbonation; this was a nice bottle and Iím glad I was able to pick one up. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-09-2010

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Glad I had this beer when I did. I love red beers and this was a good one. Great taste with a hint of Carmel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackEyePA (559) - USA - DEC 24, 2010
Awesome beer, just a great beer. I love red beer, this is a great one! Looks great, smells great, tastes great, 3 really good attributes. Definitely try one of these, the hoppy, citrusy, delicious. A picture is worth 1000 words, but a taste is worth soft spot in the heart. Get u some

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (3934) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2010
I am unfortunate enough to never have this beer ever again, as it is retired. I know I am cheating by rating a beer I havenít had in over 18 months, but I just learned of its retiring. I was waiting till January to get it again and rate it. But since that will never happen, I am forced to rate it based on memory. Good thing itís one of the most unique and memorable beers I ever did have. Anyhow, it pours out a coppery red under a bubbly white head. Aroma is very pleasant, calling mainly upon sweet caramel and toffee notes, with some pine hop whiffs to back it up. Taste is just as delicious. Earthy malt notes are noticeable first, but are soon mellowed into caramel and grassy pine hops. Itís greatly balanced, but bitter at the end, but by no means overpoweringly so. Earthy, toasty, toffee, and hop profiles swirl in the mouth pleasingly well and bring you back for more. It is a true shame they retired this beer. This is one of the 5 or so beers that opened my eyes in the early days of my beer snobbery, and is in fact the first beer I liked that wasnít black or dark brown in color. A masterpiece, and Deschutesí best as far as Iím concerned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Pours a perfect amber color, nose is juicy from hops and sweet with caramel, taste is the same, great balance of new and old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2010
A: snifter. slightly opaque dark reddish amber. white head, great retention and a lot of good lacing. S: huge crystal malt aroma, with some hints of amarillo hops and light tetts. some citrus obviously. T: great tasting amber. great malts and a solid hop note makes this great. light citrus tones with some earthy hues as well. M: very well-balanced. good carbonation. nice and crisp. D: very drinkable red/amber ale. I really enjoyed this brew, nothing over the top, but very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4872) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Amber pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of sweet caramel malt. Dry start with a decent bitter finish. A bit of an ashy flavor which is good. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A pretty decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daleharshman (883) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2010
12 ounce bottle from South Bay Drugs ($1.79). Pours a reddish brown with only a thin layer of beige-ish head. Aroma is on the hoppy side for an "amber" with some sweet fruity notes as well as some sweet caramel. Taste is similarly sweet and hoppy-fruity with some nice caramel-y flavors too. A bit of hop bitterness in the finish to go along with the sweeter notes. Good and very drinkable. (288, 340)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerbuddha (100) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 7, 2010
hanks to desertbronze for this one!! This beer poured a great copper color with a huge off white head. Lacing was present throughout. The smell was HOPS. Very floral and citrusy. The taste was VERY citrusy with a grapefruit taste present. Mouthfeel was medium body with medium carbonation. Overall I enjoyed this beer a lot. Glad I have 5 more to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5530) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2010
The beer pours a hazy iced tea color with a beige head. The aroma is that of vegetables along with some caramel and bready malts. The flavor is leather, caramel, toffee and biscuit malts. I also get some iced tea flavors in the beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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