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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Fall is here and with it our seasonal ale, Red Hoptober. Shining like autumn leaves in a globe glass this beer pours a dark and lovely garnet as it builds a bright, inviting head. The Eldorado hops are bold and present with a distinct, piney flavor while the caramel malt and roasted barley provide a backbone to stand Red Hoptober upright. Centennial and Cascade hops offer hints of citrus, tickling the nose, while the tongue carries a subtle, roasty tone that pairs pleasantly with the warming bite of bitter. Red Hoptober is perfect for shortening days and campfire nights.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
On tap at New Belgium (GABF week 2012). Pours with a clear bronze hued body with a large tan head. Aromas are nutty and toasty, sort of victory like malt, maple and grainy with a light fruity notes. Flavors are light coffee, nutty and roasty, grainy, clean. Slightly strong bitterness for what was expected. Fuller carbonation with a relatively dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Red with a white head. The aroma is full of pine with some red ale malt. The flavor is fairly hoppy. I get some heavy pine and grass notes as well as some toffee character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Terminizzle (9) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2013 does not count
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle. Deep dark copper colour, average cream coloured head. Aroma is equally toasty and hoppy. The malts here are toasty with notes of chocolate. The hops are sharp and piney. This is a compelling amber, tasty and rich. I liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5040) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Reddish amber in color thin head. Nice flavors and finish. Awesome balance this is a very nice easy drinking beer. Lots of hops coming out in this red beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2363) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2013
12 oz bottle pours amber with a tan head. Aroma of floral, pine and malts. Taste is malt, spice and pine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (902) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
bottle. Poured clear ruby with an inviting creamy off-white head. Perfumey hop aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation and a sticky tart finish. Caramel malt flavour with some spruce hop notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tlgm99 (4) - Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2013 does not count
Very nice red ale with just the right amount of hops. Nice beer from new Belgium. Only available in the fall

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1520) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Part of the New Belgian fall variety pack. Probably my favorite from the pack. Nice flavor with a decent hop profile.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1049) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a clear brown-copper with a short, sticky caramel-colored head. Roasted smoky malt and grapefruit aromas. The moutfheel is a little thin and wet with some scrubbing toward the end and a powdery finish. This is a Porter meets Calofornia Pale Ale. Coffee up front with floral and citrus hops being picked up in that order. There are some interesting things going on with this one. Otherwise, it’s average.


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