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Title: Red Hoptober
Post by: euge on October 10, 2012, 09:14:22 PM
This fall offering from New Belgium. Has anyone tried this beer?
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: mihalybaci on October 10, 2012, 09:20:28 PM
Yeah, I had it when it first came out (2 years ago?). It's good, but lacks the "wow factor", to use an overused phrase. It's worth a try, but don't expect greatness.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: nateo on October 10, 2012, 09:38:58 PM
Yeah, I wasn't that excited about it either. Odell's seasonal red, however, is great.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: erockrph on October 10, 2012, 10:54:35 PM
Bummer, they stole my name lol. I was going to replace the CaraMunich and some of the Vienna in my Hoptoberfest with CaraRed the next time I brewed it. Guess I'll have to go with "The Ides of Marzen" instead.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: euge on October 10, 2012, 10:59:51 PM
I was reading the label description and wasn;t wowed. Not really my style and they mentioned "sipping". I don't "sip" beer.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: nateo on October 10, 2012, 11:00:09 PM
Guess I'll have to go with "The Ides of Marzen" instead.

You could make a Belgian Champagne-style beer and call it "Et tu Brut"
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: euge on October 10, 2012, 11:01:10 PM
Guess I'll have to go with "The Ides of Marzen" instead.

You could make a Belgian Champagne-style beer and call it "Et tu Brut"

I just snorted beer! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: mabrungard on October 11, 2012, 01:37:23 AM
I had it a couple of weeks ago.  Quite drinkable, nicely hoppy.  It does nothing spectacular and nothing hideous.  It is still several steps above a BudMiloors.  If you think of it as an American Amber, you will be remotely satisfied.  If you go in thinking its anything like an O'fest, you won't.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: csu007 on October 11, 2012, 05:58:38 AM
I enjoy this beer, their previous "regular" hoptober is good as well but, i think the red is better. it's almost a red pale ale or "hoppy" red/amber ale.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: skyler on October 11, 2012, 08:45:40 AM
biscuit bomb. not a fan.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: beersk on October 11, 2012, 01:01:29 PM
I didn't mind it when I had it back in late August. 
Mihalybaci, It's the first year they've used the name Red Hoptober.  It's not the same as the previous 2 years fall seasonal either.  Still has the harvest ale idea going for it, but different flavors, new hops I think.
It's not a beer I'd go out of my way for, but it's a good one either way.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 11, 2012, 01:04:28 PM
Had it at the brewery back in late August on our Colorado trip. It was OK and a drinker, but not a "Wow" beer.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: jmmcfarland on October 11, 2012, 02:21:25 PM
I thought it was a great session brew. Good for Arizona "Fall" nights.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: DrewG on October 11, 2012, 02:44:43 PM
I've had it a couple of times and really enjoy it. It's got a nice roastiness that plays well with the hops, IMO
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: mihalybaci on October 11, 2012, 02:57:16 PM
Mihalybaci, It's the first year they've used the name Red Hoptober.  It's not the same as the previous 2 years fall seasonal either.  Still has the harvest ale idea going for it, but different flavors, new hops I think.
It's not a beer I'd go out of my way for, but it's a good one either way.

Hmm...maybe I'm thinking of this http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/192/51991 since, as I seem to recall, the beer I had wasn't that "red". The only thing I know for sure is that whatever I had came out at least two October's ago, but in any case, I think my earlier remarks can be stricken from the record.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: thebigbaker on October 11, 2012, 03:16:55 PM
Yeah, I wasn't that excited about it either. Odell's seasonal red, however, is great.

NB Red Hoptober was good, but as others have said, nothing to get too excited about. Now, Odell's seasonal Red Ale is very good!
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: beersk on October 11, 2012, 04:07:57 PM
Yeah, I wasn't that excited about it either. Odell's seasonal red, however, is great.

NB Red Hoptober was good, but as others have said, nothing to get too excited about. Now, Odell's seasonal Red Ale is very good!
I love Odell's beers, I wish I could get them here in Iowa.  Cutthroat porter, the IPA, and the seasonal Red, are all really good. Mountain Standard is the sh*t too.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: redbeerman on October 11, 2012, 04:30:01 PM
Had it on tap a couple of weeks ago.  I liked it.  Won't set the world on fire, but very drinkable.  I actually like it better than a number of their other beers.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: morticaixavier on October 11, 2012, 04:52:17 PM
Yeah, I wasn't that excited about it either. Odell's seasonal red, however, is great.

NB Red Hoptober was good, but as others have said, nothing to get too excited about. Now, Odell's seasonal Red Ale is very good!
I love Odell's beers, I wish I could get them here in Iowa.  Cutthroat porter, the IPA, and the seasonal Red, are all really good. Mountain Standard is the sh*t too.

was in boulder this weekend and had a glass of odells richard lifter on cask. yum. just the dales pale but fermented with scottish yeast and dry hopped with simcoe.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: blatz on October 11, 2012, 05:40:56 PM
Yeah, I wasn't that excited about it either. Odell's seasonal red, however, is great.

NB Red Hoptober was good, but as others have said, nothing to get too excited about. Now, Odell's seasonal Red Ale is very good!
I love Odell's beers, I wish I could get them here in Iowa.  Cutthroat porter, the IPA, and the seasonal Red, are all really good. Mountain Standard is the sh*t too.

was in boulder this weekend and had a glass of odells richard lifter on cask. yum. just the dales pale but fermented with scottish yeast and dry hopped with simcoe.

don't you mean Oskar Blues?  confused...

hey anyone got a recipe for the Odells Red?  never had, but there is a lot of love for the beer, and since I can't get it here, might as well make it...
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: udubdawg on October 11, 2012, 05:42:58 PM
liked the hops, and usually like quite a bit of caramel in ambers, but found this to be on the dark side, rather like burnt sugar, to go with quite a bit of a biscuit/bread crust flavor.  Hint of roasted grain in the finish helps out the overall impression.  Not bad at all, but will agree with the others who have said Odell's Red kicks it's tail...

cheers--
--Michael
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: morticaixavier on October 11, 2012, 07:19:22 PM
Yeah, I wasn't that excited about it either. Odell's seasonal red, however, is great.

NB Red Hoptober was good, but as others have said, nothing to get too excited about. Now, Odell's seasonal Red Ale is very good!
I love Odell's beers, I wish I could get them here in Iowa.  Cutthroat porter, the IPA, and the seasonal Red, are all really good. Mountain Standard is the sh*t too.

was in boulder this weekend and had a glass of odells richard lifter on cask. yum. just the dales pale but fermented with scottish yeast and dry hopped with simcoe.

don't you mean Oskar Blues?  confused...

hey anyone got a recipe for the Odells Red?  never had, but there is a lot of love for the beer, and since I can't get it here, might as well make it...

right you are. my bad. had some good odells though, the 80 shilling
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: mihalybaci on October 11, 2012, 08:21:07 PM
right you are. my bad. had some good odells though, the 80 shilling

Odell's 90 Schilling (is that what you meant?) is my go-to beer around town, I love it to death. Odell's IPA is a very close second though.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: morticaixavier on October 11, 2012, 08:26:54 PM
right you are. my bad. had some good odells though, the 80 shilling

Odell's 90 Schilling (is that what you meant?) is my go-to beer around town, I love it to death. Odell's IPA is a very close second though.

man, 0-2, just not my day I guess.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: weithman5 on October 11, 2012, 09:51:12 PM
i have been underwhelmed by new belgium. they have had some okay products but i usually will seek out something else.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: morticaixavier on October 11, 2012, 10:15:43 PM
i have been underwhelmed by new belgium. they have had some okay products but i usually will seek out something else.

as a general rule I agree. The 'lips of faith' series has some highlights though.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: euge on October 11, 2012, 10:17:32 PM
Ranger IPA is decent. But I'm not a huge fan of their beers. This why I asked before buying a six-pack of Red Hoptober!
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: thebigbaker on October 11, 2012, 10:25:16 PM
Ranger IPA is decent. But I'm not a huge fan of their beers. This why I asked before buying a six-pack of Red Hoptober!

I think New Belgium has some good beers (1554, Ranger, Trippel, some of their Lips of Faith beers and I like their new Shift beer) but some are a little over rated.  Odell, which is right down the road from NB, constantly puts out great beers.
Title: Red Hoptober
Post by: denny on October 11, 2012, 10:27:28 PM
I really like the Blue Paddle pils.


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Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: mabrungard on October 12, 2012, 12:11:37 AM

I think New Belgium has some good beers (1554, Ranger, Trippel, some of their Lips of Faith beers and I like their new Shift beer) but some are a little over rated. 

+1 on that!  There are many I like, but several I don't see much use for.  Fat Tire is one that I'll drink only in a pinch.  I'm glad someone likes it since it funds the brewing of their other 'good' beers.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 12, 2012, 12:21:11 AM
I really like the Blue Paddle pils.


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Often I do too, but at the brewery it was-as best I can say - crappy. Did not like. Oxidized.

All the beers at Odells were very good.

Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: ibru on October 12, 2012, 03:41:28 PM
I like Blue Paddle too. Bummer that it wasn't very good on tap.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: weithman5 on October 12, 2012, 04:51:49 PM
i have been underwhelmed by new belgium. they have had some okay products but i usually will seek out something else.

as a general rule I agree. The 'lips of faith' series has some highlights though.

tried to go through my notes but couldn't find it.  IIRC it was a lips series beer. i thought it was a lot like their fat tire (not a big fan) but it had some rye in it?  made it a little better IMO. i got the sample from a distributor friend in a large bottle. Next time i see him i will find out what it was.
Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: Herminator on October 12, 2012, 06:08:41 PM
Hoptober is alright.  I second the Lips of Faith series.  Especially the Super IPA which is brewed in collaboration with Alpine Brewery. Super good!  Also the Cocoa Mole Ale is good...if you like that type of beer.

Title: Re: Red Hoptober
Post by: pehlman on October 16, 2012, 03:46:19 AM
Kinda late to this topic im sure... but here it goes.

I really enjoyed it. It kind of reminded me of a Stone Levitation Ale. But I would still take the Stone Levitation over the New Belgium Red Hoptober if forced to choose.