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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bs476 (80) - - AUG 8, 2012
Provided description hits all the points: Caramel on the nose with piney hops balancing out a leathery subtlety. Very enjoyable. Literally said "wow!" when I poured it. Excellent!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (515) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Hop aroma fills the room as soon as you open the bottle. Pours red with a nice pillowy head. Aroma of spicy hops, some malt and yeast. Nice palate, pretty spicy with some acidity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle-purchased at Toucan Market in Las Cruces, NM-pours deep copper amber hue with a lovely soapy eggshell head. nose quite hoppy yet accented by carmel malts yet a little on the mushy side. the hops try to cover up the fault here however, it still there in the nose. slightly metallic as well. the hop notes are woody, light pine, and some floral. flavors are pretty big for an amber-lots of carmel malt base (sweet, sugary, lightly nutty) with a nice dose of piney/minty hop qualities. I was expecting a little more hops however, for an amber ale, it is definately above the competition in that category. long caramel malt base with lingering woody hop notes. not a bad beer!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Tap @ Washbar Foco. Clear, dark amber appearance with a cream colored head. Somewhat grapefruity/citrusy, floral/herbal hoppy, toasty malty aroma. Mild caramel, toasty malty, fairly spicy, herbal, somewhat piney, light fruity hoppy flavor. Fairly clean but rather uninspired.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTron (395) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Pours a clear amber with a thin off white head with decent lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, toast, and grain. Taste has a good bit of caramel malts in it with a decent amount of upfront hop bite but a watery finish. It also kind of tastes like burnt toast after a little bit. Not a bad fall offering but also not the best. Wish more breweries would give the Oktoberfest style a go instead of making beers that are similar but range too far from the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Tap at The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO. Pours an average amber with an aroma of grapefruit leaves, light biscuit, and a touch of strawberry. Flavor is autumn grapefruit jam on toast with an orange peel finish. Average mouthfeel. Not bad; above average Octoberfest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2012
light, hoppy, red ale. Pours clear red, moderate carbonation. It;s got some malty, creamyness from the red malt, some light hops in the nose and on the finish of the palate. Taste like hoptober, but a little muddled in the palate from the red, and a little creamier.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (834) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Nice seasonal for NB. Brownish-red pour. Crisp, but fully malty. Hops are definitely there, but lost in the NB-style caramel taste. Not too much bitterness as suggested in description. Drinkable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Sampled at the Cleveland (TN) BrewHaHa. This is a significan step down from the regular hoptober that was out last year. More caramel, less crisp. Just kind of a mess all around.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Pours a dark red color, nice favors of roasted malt and caramel, very smooth and drinkable


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