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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (954) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2012
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear dark ruby with a thick one finger tan head. Wonderful head retention. Aroma is a bouquet of piny hops with a touch of caramel and roasted malt. Very tiny bit of chocolate. The flavor has lots of hops up front but that transitions nicely into some subdued caramel and toffee. There is some toasted malt along with chocolate/coffee but it is very subtle and becomes more apparent as the beer warms. Bitterness is on the moderate side with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall, a really good fall seasonal in my opinion. It is something unique and is really quite drinkable. Definitely worth picking up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3842) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2012
On tap. Dark amber with a lasting quarter inch of foam. Nose of dank green herb, char, toffee, citrus and pine. Flavor is the same goodness that the aroma promises. Medium body is watery, has medium carbonation and finishes to the dry side.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Pours a clear, deep amber under a tall, long lasting sticky head of off-white. The aroma carries toasted malt and a light pine resin from the hops. The flavor is well balanced, neither sweet nor bitter with just a touch of dryness in the finish. More hop aroma than flavor. Ok

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PourBoyJones (12) - Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Very nice color and strong head. Sting hop aeroma. Nice flavor of hops, light body, and easy finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
arkurzynski (1583) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Deep brown-red. Aroma of dank, woodsy pine and toasted, almost roasted malt. Flavor of bitter pine and, again, that near ashy roast malt character. Dry, bitter finish. Quite blah and not overly well-balanced. Somethings just not right.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1571) - Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Location/Date: Bottle on August 18th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a clear dark red.
Aroma: Aroma of red malt, faint hop.
Taste: Medium light hop, caramelt malt. Needed maybe a hint more power.
Palate:Light body, slick, light carbonation.

Summary: I like this beer, I just think it needs a little cleaning up(or an alternate version) with a bit more hop power in the aroma and taste.

1.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Fratto (2654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle from Kroger. Deep brown pour with a big white head. Aroma is toasty citrus and a little spice. Taste is burned bread, caramel, ash, and a terrible finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1397) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Another great offering from New Belgium. Hoppy and citrusy and plenty of malt to back it up. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ESBob (358) - Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with nice deep red hues. Ample frothy head. Aroma is slight pine with roasty light caramel coming thru. Taste is a nice blend of roast caramel, maybe some toffee with those eldorado hops coming thru in the finish. A nice one for those first cool summer evenings.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3500) - Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Comes out of the tap a clear, ruby-tinged copper with a thick, pale tan head that sticks around for a while and leaves very generous lacing. Malty aroma has a hoppy hay overtone and a firm earthy note. Malty, earthy flavor has hoppy and clove notes - it’s a little like drinking good mulch, but I mean that in a positive way. Body is only average, but fizz is strong and lively. Finish is woody but not bitter. Another winner from New Belgium.


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