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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Devils Head Fire Tower has a commanding view for hundreds of miles. Charged with spotting fires, for more than 70 years. Devils Head Red is a full flavored Ale which commands taste buds for hundreds of miles. The climb to the fire tower is worth the view, and this beer is worth the drink. Please enjoy responsibly (both the beer and the national forest).


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Can. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly/fully diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers), with notes of alcohol, black tea, toffee. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic. The aroma’s pleasant, but in the mouth it’s a clumsy, goopy, syrupy sweet extract homebrew sorta experience. Hard to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2708) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2014
16 oz. can 7.3 ABV per the label. Pours a thin, poorly retained, ivory head, over a hazy, dark amber (SRM 18) body....nose is pine, resin, light citrus from the hops, cereal, toffee/caramel notes, no esters, balanced.....taste is heavy malts initially, with cereal, toast, hints of nuttiness, no esters, then pine citrus notes from the hops, finishing with mild bitterness, balanced between the malts and hops....mouth feel, body medium, mild alcohol warmth, slight astringency, low carbonation. This is one of those "bridge" beers so beloved by craft brewers. It isn’t quite an Amber, Red, or IPA. It is somewhere twixt and tween. It is a nice beer well balanced, and an easy drinker. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alexnbaum (13) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2014
This beer is hard to rate. Sometimes it has an amazing light hop character, sometime it is just overly malty. I would say 8 out of 10 kegs I absolutely love, the other 2 leave me wanting something different.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1080) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
August 23rd, 2012 - Circling back to my roots, I dry the Pikes Peak Devils’ Head Red: a predictably sweet and malty brew, with a deep, dark ginger complexion, bubbles with a shade of pinkish blush, with a mostly stable balance between a citrus, piney hops and the dark, caramel sweetness of an almost-too-sticky red brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2418) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Reddish brown appearance with a lacy off-white head. Hoppy aroma of floral notes, herbs, grass, pine, light citrus fruit and a touch of nutty caramel-like malts. Similar flavor, medium plus bitterness, adding a touch of chocolate malt. Medium body, smooth and crisp with a lingering finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jlocolorado (10) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Delicious. Best Colorado Red out there!!! Dry malty more than sweet, woody roasted citric bitter, beautiful.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Concealer (827) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Pretty hoppy for a red. Nicely balanced with caramel and nuts. Nothing really stands out.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (867) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2012
On tap at brewery poured a hazy deep orange hue w/ avg frothy off-white head mostly diminishing & excellent lacing. Mild aromas of toffee and biscuit with faint grass notes. Taste is light bitter on the front and moderate bitter on the finish. Flavors of grass, biscuit, toffee, and rye w/ the sensation of being spiced by in the back notes enough you can’t quite put your finger on the exact flavor. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a pleasant mouth feel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6323) - lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery, reddish orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of biscuit and yeast notes, slight earthy and mineral notes, some nice grass notes. Taste is a mix of grass, mineral, biscuit, some slight toffee, hints of yeast and spice, finishing with a hint of earth and mineral, slightly bitter.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2012
draft. typical red apple and caramel malt strong sweetness with goopy unfermentable sugars and a mineral / chalk / slate roughness. basically smells and tastes like wort stew with a high hop rate. unsweetneed bakers chocolate oils / fats left on the tongue. ridiculously underattenuated.


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