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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Nice brownish red with a tan head. Toasty and roasted aromas. Earthy roasted flavors of malts with a little pine. Not sweet and not bitter, pretty good. Clean and a little dry in the finish. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HookedOnHops (5) - - AUG 23, 2012 does not count
Very pleasant red ale... More hoppy then most red ales -hint the name. Aroma is inviting, citrus malts and a hint of pine. Appearance is nice, dark transparent red with a nice off white 1 finger head. Taste is a mixture of roasted malts, caramel, citrus hints and ends with hoppy bitterness. Bottom line - I will definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a crystal clear mahogany color with a one and a half finger thick very light tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is lightly roasted malt. Flavor is toasted malt, hints of chocolate, and light pine and herbal hops. Quite pleasant. The toasty malt lingers in the finish. Medium body. A nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (3409) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Draft. Pours a medium, well retained, light beige head, with light lacing, over a clear, light brown (SRM 20) body.....nose is malts, toast, pine citrus.....taste is citrus peel, pine, malts, light cereal, finishing with a mild bitterness....mouth feel medium, carbonation light. This is one of the many intermediate style beers being currently created. This has a dominant hop back bone, with the malts a bit too muted, leading to an unbalanced beer. The nose promised, but the taste could not deliver. BJCP 7/3/11/4/6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5778) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Aroma is citrus and light pine. The flavor is malts, fruit/berries and a long and bitter finish. Among the better Amber Ales I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a large, frothy light tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus, and earthy hops, light caramel and toast malt, nutty notes, dates and plums. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arojewski (58) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Pours deep reddish with moderate head. Slightly malty without being too bitter. Thin but noticeable lacing. Decent autumn brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Dark amber or brown, not red. Tan head that is gone halfway through. Grapefruit, bread, and grain hit the nose first. The taste is initially malty with hops on the back end. Thin bodied. Caramel and biscuity mixed with a weak IPA. It seems that the guys at New Belgium mixed a fat tire with an original hoptober. The results are pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2181) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2012
pours a clear dark copper with a small dirty white head, and great lacing. smell is of roasted malt, caramel, plenty of hop notes, and some spice. taste is a tad watery, spice, hops, roasted malt, a little bit of cocoa comes out in the back, and some pine. ends bitter and a little dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Big citrus / pine hop nose with some bread notes. Sweet grainy malt body with bright citrus and dank hop bitterness. Sweet and bitter finish. An amped up hoppy fat tire.

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