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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Pours a dark amber color with a finger of khaki head. The nose is rather earthy and piney with a strong hope note. A moderate floral aroma and lots of toasted bread. Just a hint of toffee sweetness. The flavor is very heavy on the toast. Lots of bread, some light toffee sweetness, and a strong pine bitterness. A bit of earthy and floral hops give a bit of complexity to the otherwise very straightforward beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear dark and ruddy copper. Slight beige head. Aromas of mild roast malt with citrus and a hint of chocolate. Med body more or less. Flavor is apparently a citrus/pine mix over roast malt. Finishes a bit dusty, and on the mildly bitter, fairly dry side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear dark ruby hue with medium frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium aroma of earthy hops and malt. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Well balanced flavor of malt and earthy hops with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13408) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine resin and light grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, pine and a hint of grapefruit with a crisp dry lightly bitter lingering earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Draft. Large fluffy beige head that leaves lovely lacing, atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, spicy, some bread/caramel, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, grapefruit/orange. Light-medium body, light acidity, low carbonation, fairly drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12958) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
A nice reddish copper ale with a nice thin creamy mocha head. In aroma, nice pungent hops with nice caramel malt with rye grains, nice citrus notes, resinous well done. In mouth, smooth grainy malt with nice floral hops, roasty and nice. On tap at New Belgium Hub at DIA, August 7 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, citrus, chocolate, and toffee. Flavor of caramel, nuts, bread, citrus, light pine, grain, and cocoa with a dry, moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12192) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a large tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy and peppery hops with toffee malts. The taste is toffee, nutty notes, citrus and herbal hops. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012

Name: Red October
Date: August 30, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: The Thirsty Monk, Asheville
Appearance: clear dark amber, fin off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet malty aroma, bready
Flavor: sweet bready flavor, caramel sweetness, light balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

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