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Red Hoptober
« on: October 10, 2012, 02:14:22 PM »
This fall offering from New Belgium. Has anyone tried this beer?
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Re: Red Hoptober
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 02:20:28 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.

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Re: Red Hoptober
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 02:38:58 PM »
Yeah, I wasn't that excited about it either. Odell's seasonal red, however, is great.
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Re: Red Hoptober
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 03:54:35 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.
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Re: Red Hoptober
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012, 03:59:51 PM »
I was reading the label description and wasn;t wowed. Not really my style and they mentioned "sipping". I don't "sip" beer.
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Re: Red Hoptober
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 04:00:09 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"
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Re: Red Hoptober
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2012, 04:01:10 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
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Re: Red Hoptober
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 06:37:23 PM »
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.
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Re: Red Hoptober
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2012, 10:58:38 PM »
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.
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Re: Red Hoptober
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2012, 01:45:40 AM »
biscuit bomb. not a fan.

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Re: Red Hoptober
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2012, 06:01:29 AM »
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.
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Re: Red Hoptober
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2012, 06:04:28 AM »
Had it at the brewery back in late August on our Colorado trip. It was OK and a drinker, but not a "Wow" beer.
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Re: Red Hoptober
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2012, 07:21:25 AM »
I thought it was a great session brew. Good for Arizona "Fall" nights.

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Re: Red Hoptober
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2012, 07:44:43 AM »
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
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Re: Red Hoptober
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2012, 07:57:16 AM »
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.