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RATINGS: 356   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (990) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Looks deep dark and red. Lots of interesting notes on this one. But it is a little one note and quick on the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
knewell (73) - Alabama, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Pours reddish brown and has a tan head. Has a citrus aroma with notes of roasted malts and floral hops. Has a good balance of malts and hops in the taste. The hops is crisp but nothing over powering. Overall, an enjoyable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2196) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Mild chocolate and piney hop aroma. Light coppr/brown color and fairly constant 2-cm head. Earthy hop mix initial / very light cocoa or bready chocolate cake in mid palate / returns to earthiness in final, with some mild lingering hop bitterness. Thin body. Very light flavors. Pleasant, Okay.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
devman171 (985) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Pours reddish brown, filtered. Aroma is great, pine, roast. Taste is hoppy, with little malt sweetness. Nice change of pace for fall beers. A little thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Clear copper with a rocky beige slowly fading crown. Aroma is floral with herbal notes, caramel and some fruit beneath. Taste of caramel, floral hops and not much else. Bland, gritty with a prickly and somewhat bitter finish. Ok at best.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabic (431) - 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 (3832) - 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 (563) - 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.


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