BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by ltdan. Ironically we drank this on the same day that Deschutes brewed this beer for the last time (according to their twitter). Pours with a slightly hazed amber body and a fading off-white head. Aroma of berry, caramel and a slight tang (Dan mentioned olives, and I could possibly see it being green olive), some evergreen/pine trees as well. Taste is decently bitter, caramel, crisp and fruity finish. Decent carbonation, dry. Another very solidly made beer from Deschutes!
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2010 Deschutes Brewing Company--Cinder Cone Red Ale--2003 12 oz. Hopvine Bottle. 5.80% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Red Ale--Clear dark amber red color. Mild lacy head. Toasted very floral earthy hop front. Tangy toasted biscuit malty mild citrus fruit dry sweet caramel body. Lingering malt balanced rich hop end. Tangy rich hops. Sampled 1/15/2003.
Deschutes Brewing Company--Cinder Cone Red Ale--2004 12 oz. Graphics Overhaul--Hopvine Bottle. 5.40% ABV--45 IBUís? (4.25 / 5.0) Red Ale--New recipe? Clear dark amber color. Lacy head. Krausened tangy malt spice rich floral hop front. Dry sweet toasted nutty chewy caramel toffee mild fruit body. Crisp rich hop spice end. Smooths with warming. Sampled 4/8/2004.
Deschutes Brewing Company--Cinder Cone Seasonal Red Ale--2004-5 12 oz.Graphics Overhaul--Hopvine Bottle. 5.40% ABV--45 IBUís? (4.0 / 5.0) Red Ale--Early 2005 Release. Mild lace head. Clear thin amber brown color. Toasted mild earthy floral hop front. Crisp dry toasted toffee mild sweet fruit earthy biscuit body. Dry clean earthy hop spice mild citrus end. Sampled 12/26/2004.
Deschutes Brewery--Cinder Cone Red Seasonal Ale--2006 12 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV--55 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Red Ale--Mild lacy head. Clear bright rich amber red hint color. Rich toasted hop front. Crisp dry sweet toasted toffee caramel mild sweet citrus rich malty body. Dry tangy rich citrus hop spice fresh clean end. Sampled 2/17/2006.
Deschutes Brewery--Cinder Cone Seasonal Red Ale--2007 12 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV--55 IBUís. (4.5 / 5.0) Red Ale. 5.8% ABV on Web Page. Lacy Auburn head. Clear bright amber color. Spicy mild earthy hoppy front. Dry sweet crisp tangy mild fruit biscuit caramel grapefruit ester malty body. Clean dry tangy hop spice balanced end. Sampled 2/28/2007.
Deschutes Brewery--Cinder Cone Red Seasonal Ale--2008 12 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV--55 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Red Ale. Bottle Conditioned Sediment Dusting. Rich lacy dense tan off white head. Mild haze dark amber color. Mellow earthy toasted malt hop front. Cloying mellow sweet malty mild fruit toasted caramel doughy biscuit body. Clean smooth satisfying bitter end. Rich Tettnang Amirillo Red. Aged Well. Sampled 3/10/2010. 6-Pack $9.49.
Deschutes Brewery--Cinder Cone Red Seasonal Ale--2009 Release. 12 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV--55 IBUís. 4.25 / 5.0. Red Ale. Dense rocky foamy off white lacy head. Clear nucleating deep amber red hint color. Rich earthy Amarillo Tettnang malt hop front. Rich toasted bisquit caramel mild sweet earthy toffee mild fruit tasty malty body. Mellow roasted hop earthy mild citrus end. Malty! Sampled 4/9/2009. $6.99 / 6/Pack. Discontinued After January 2010 Release.
Deschutes Brewery--Cinder Cone Red Seasonal Ale--Discontinued After This Release. 2009-10 12 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV--55 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Red Ale--Slim mild lace off white head. Rich amber dull red pretty pour. Toasted malt floral earthy herbal pine hop fruit hint front. Crisp dry sweet crusty medium roast chewy caramel malty Red Ale body. Clean balanced smooth rich hop spice flavorful end. Will be Missed. Sampled 3/7/2010. 6-Pack $6.99.
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a reddish amber color with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel malts, roasted barley and a light smokiness. Very creamy mouthfeel and smooth malty caramel taste backed up by a nice hop bite. Tasty and easy drinking.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: An could-be-generic amber ale that is more hoppy than average for the style. Decent session beer.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh soon after receiving it from Blutt59. Thanks a lot Bob.
The look: Cloudy redish body topped by small-medium white head. Good looking brew with that contrast of color
In long: Light but pleasant nose of caramel and leafy hops. Taste of hard candies, leafy hops, a touch of caramel, dry grass. The type of flavour profile I often get from beers with the name that contains ďred aleĒ. The finish is medium dry with the dry burnt grass going nose-to-nose with the caramel and hard-candies. There was also some light plastic/phenol notes and the beer lost a few points because of that. Lean body and too much carbonation (soda-pop level). I drank their excellent Red Chair a few days ago and I thought it was underrated and now I find this well-rated Cinder Cone overrated. Iím assuming my bottle was fresh since I got it in a trade from a local but it just did not taste ďfreshĒ. I need to try this one again and make sure it as fresh as a foetus soup.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish copper with a moderate white head. Aroma of grapefruit, earth, caramel, dirt and toffee, all very well meshed and held together. Tastes malty upfront with caramel, toast, and lightly burned biscuits, along with grapefruit and earthy leafy hops. Finishes with a lingering leafy, toasty and only moderately bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied, but drinks lightly. Like many Deschutes beers, itís flawless put together and the flavors flow pretty seemlessly. Nice!
popery (1231) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice, hoppy red from Deschutes. This beer pours a bright amber red with a strong head and relatively good lacing. The aroma is nice and hoppy with a healthy dose of malty sweetness. Itís a basic citrus/pine/floral hop aroma, but itís very well done. The flavor is a bit less hoppy than Rogueís red, but itís still enjoyable. I like my reds hopped to the gills, so the nicely dry malt backbone isnít really winning me over quite as much as it probably does for some. Still, itís a nice red ale. I prefer it cold because some astringency seems to kick up for me as the beer warms.
gracefullypunk (667) - Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light red with very little head. At first a bit sweet, with prominent roasted caramel flavors, the earthy hops give it a bitter finish. Aroma is bready and biscuity. Palate a bit thin.
drjay44 (2447) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin off white head of good duration, with minimal lacing over a clear amber (SRM 15) body....nose of hops (floral, spice) malts (cereal, honey, toffee).....taste is initially sweet with a combination of honey and toffee, then the hops arrive with spice leading to a bitter grapefruit lingering finish...mouth feel is medium, carbonation also. This is either a very "American Amber" or it is in the wrong category. The hop profile dominates the malt except very early in the nose and taste. It is very good, but it is a hop heads idea of Amber.
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber red in color with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is of malt, toffee, toast and nuts. Taste is of malt, caramel, nuts, and a light roastiness.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber in color with a decent beige colored head. Mostly clear. The smell is some hops, caramel, malts, floral, and a touch of roast. Ok. The taste is the same as the smell.