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New Belgium Red Hoptober

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If there weren’t enough hop puns in the world, New Belgium has giving us another one. This is a new seasonal that features Pale and C-80 malts with Target, Nugget, Cascade, Centennial, and El Dorado hops.

Stats:
American Red Ale. 6.0% ABV. Colorado. Seasonal.

Brownish-red in color with a pretty fluffy off-white head. Some lacing is stuck around the rim of the glass.

I’m mostly getting dark malts on the nose, which has a caramel to chocolate aroma. There’s also a fresh citrusy hop component. It’s like I just opened the bag of Cascades I have in my freezer.

The mouthfeel is quite nice. Medium body with medium carbonation. Drinkable but has plenty of body.

Lovely chocolate with a little bit of caramel and a really fresh hop flavor that brings an orange and grapefruit component. Some grain on the finish with medium bitterness.

This is my new favorite beer. I love the chocolate flavor mixed with that really fresh hop component. It’s just delicious. 91 points.

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  1. August 31, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Thanks for the review! Glad you liked it. Red Hoptober is becoming my go to beer as well…

    • atattooedtale
      August 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks for the comment. I need to pick up another sixer!

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