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Old 09-02-2012, 12:36 AM   #1
Feb 2012
San Luis Obispo, California
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Red Hoptober! Ok I googled it and I found nothing definitive. No one went from recipe to glass and said Eureka! Does anyone have a good all-grain recipe for this wonderful beer? Suggestions on yeast?

Reason: red hoptober not hoptober!

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Old 09-02-2012, 01:48 AM   #2
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I just tried Red Hoptober for the first time, and it's great! Subscribed to see if someone has a recipe....
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:46 AM   #3
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New belgium is pretty cool and gives the basics in the website


ABV - 6.0%
IBU - 60
Hops - Target, Nugget, Cascade, El Dorado, Centennial
Malts - Pale, C-80
Body - Medium
Aroma - A bouquet of lush floral, bright citrus and undertones of herbal and spice and airs of caramel kissed coffee.
Mouthfeel - Heavier start, hop bitter middle and definite crisp finish.
Flavor - A cupful of sweet fig, tropical fruit, toffee, roasted nuts and hoppy bitterness. None of which overwhelm, they simply meet in the middle to attempt balance.
Visual - Brilliant glowing flickering red hue.
I really liked last years hoptober, not tried the new one yet. So far only seen it in folly packs, and I am the one guy who doesn't like fat tire.

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Old 09-02-2012, 05:18 PM   #4
Feb 2012
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Your not alone, I am not a fan either!

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Old 09-02-2012, 07:13 PM   #5
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Went to the New Belgium website where they have a "Learn More about Red Hoptober with the Beer Masher" -- but the link requires something called "Silverlight" that isn't supported by my browser & Operating system. (Firefox/Linux).

Can anyone post the info about RH found on that page, here?
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:38 PM   #6
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Couldn't copy the link you wanted, but the info matched identically to the post 2 up from you.

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Old 09-06-2012, 12:09 AM   #7
Jan 2012
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DEFINITELY subscribed, drinking some now, its DELICIOUS

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Old 09-06-2012, 11:41 PM   #8
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Drinking me one now after work, delicious, even though its 101 degrees out.
Time for a 2 below clone...

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Old 09-07-2012, 03:02 AM   #9
Jan 2012
Berkley, Michigan
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Had a bomber of Hoptober the other day (Labor Day), and I have another one saved for this weekend. I remember it was tasty, but I'll have to drink the next one to remember what it was like. I had a few other amazing beers that day (Orval, Bell's The Oracle, New Belgium's Super IPA, a few homebrews and I think maybe a Fat Tire bomber) and my taste bud to memory connection wasn't functioning fully by that point.

Regardless, I'm always psyched to see somebody try to take the basic info given by the brewer and form it into a more complete recipe. I'll be watching this thread, for sure.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:17 PM   #10
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I just tried the Hoptober and there's nothing about this beer I'd want to replicate. Not impressed.

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