August Beer of the Month: New Belgium Brewing Co.'s Red Hoptober Ale
I don't know what it is, but it seems like all of my favorite beers recently have been reds. Earlier this year I had the pleasure of discovering Founder's Red's Rye PA. Shortly after that, I fell in love w/ith Lakefront's Fixed Gear. Well just last week, New Belgium Brewing Company released it's newest fall seasonal: Red Hoptober. Sweet Sassy Molassey!!! In case you don't get that reference, you should watch this. Anyway, this beer is chock full of deliciousness, and as I sip on the last one of the 6-pack right now, I'm starting to get a little bit teary eyed.
This is probably one of the best beers I have ever smelled. It gives off a very unique citrus scent with subtle floral and caramel hints. It is truly amazing the aroma that this beer puts off. When you take a swallow, the first thing that is noticeable is a fruity toffee flavor that very quickly gives way to the bitter hops. It's a perfect medley of flavors in your mouth. My oh my...this is a unique, delicious beer.
New Belgium is readily available in most places, so look to add this one to your fall seasonal list.
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