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RATINGS: 350   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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabic (386) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Ar: Slightly burnt caramel, golden raisin, some hay. Ap: Clear amber-red - medium light tan reddish-tan head with good retention and a fine coating of lacing and foam. T: Toasty caramel, with a light sweetness - fairly clean yeast profile, some mossy hops, a bit of lemon - medium-low bitterness - finish is caramel, hay, and tart citrus. P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is medium-dry. O: Easy-drinking amber - nice malt profile and some interesting hop flavors, too.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3484) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma has spicy and herbal hops, some pine. Flavour is medium bitter, some caramel malt sweetness and again herbal and plant like hops. Okay.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhunter151 (467) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pours a reddish amber. I found it to be a little too malty. The aftertaste was off. Probably not something I'd try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours reddish amber with a nice wispy tan head. Medium bodied with lush carbonation. Notes of resinous citrus, chocolate malt, toffee malt, fair bit of roast. I found the roasted malt to clash a bit with the hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Poured from bottle at Revolution brewery. Sticky tan head. Red pour. Malty aroma. Decent hops. Average beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - JAN 12, 2013
12oz bottle from Total Wine
Appearance: Pours clear dark amber with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Grapefruit, dusty caramel and pine
Taste: Floral, caramel, spices and citrus zest
Nice and smooth, clean.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
[4844-20121005] 22floz bottle. Mild wet leafy hops aroma. Clear, bright red body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. Toasted wood and grainy leaf residue flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/7/3/12) 3.1

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
quiznoaz (308) - Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This is what it would be like to eat a mouthful of hops, if the hops were cold and wet instead of dry and leafy. Eventually some malt comes through. This beer is very hop forward, but not terribly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Purchased in a six pack from Paul’s Grocery in McCall, Idaho. Pours a clear dark copper color raising a medium sized beige head and light lacing. Nose of roasted malt with some citrus and floral hops. Medium in body. Flavor is a good balance of malts and the hops, with some chocolate in the malts and pine in the hops. The finish is slightly bitter and dry . Good for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy amber with a small beige head. The aroma is floral hop and spice. Thin mouthfeel with a light spice and fruit malt with nice lingering bitter finish. A good amber ale from New Belgium.


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