Fort Collins Retro Red

Fort Collins Retro Red

Rated 3.477 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Fort Collins Brewery

Fort Collins, CO, United States

Style:  Amber Ale

5.2% Alcohol by Volume

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Retro Red, our hoppiest Specialty Ale, has a ruby red color and a distinct malty flavor, unlike any of our other brews.

ID: 12846 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 15 years ago

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Overall Rank3578
Overall Percentile92.2
Style Rank42 of 1233
Style Percentile96.6
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score4.1
Average Score3.620
Weighted Score3.477
Standard Deviation0.326

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  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This is a great one. Appearance is spot on. An red amber ale with a medium cream head. Mouthfeel is a little dissapointing, though. It's just a little too thin for the style. The taste is of chocolate malt up front and a thin carmel malt finish.

  • STALEYIV 1405 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Aroma on this offering is of malty sweetness as well as roasted malt and caramelization with some burnt overtones. Appearance is a rich and dark burgundy in color with a full head on top that is light-tan to brown in color and is well carbonated leaving fuzzy and rocky lacing on the glass. Mouthfeel is light-bodied and damned tasty with tons of caramel malt character and balance that showcases complexity of the style. Flavor is of sweet malt, caramel, toffee, some vanilla, as well as some sweet malt with not much of a hoppy-bitter backbone with an aftertaste that is almost dessert-like with the caramelization and has a finish that is well-rounded and very wet-like with roasted malt character and creamy nuttiness. Overall, I am quite surprised with this brew and it is much, much better than I had predicted; extremely highly recommended here and one of the best AAA-styles I have had to date.

  • CANANDAIGUA75 763 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    I liked the nutty-malty aroma this had. The coloring was a nice combination of red and amber with a thick, creamy head. The taste was enjoyable and smooth with a slight caramel taste and a tiny sourness that lingered. Somewhat unique but quite nice.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    It pours looking like cola, although more reddish. The head is a light tan with thick lace. Aroma dominated by hops, limes $ oranges, mint, berries, and spices. Nice mouthfeel - smooth and full-bodied. The flavor is malty, tart, mild hops, a bit bland. Good!

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A very beautiful rich dark red-amber color with a good frothy head when poured. Hoppy, robust aroma with a lingering aftersmell. A very hearty hoppy rich ale with a good hops and malty flavor. Top Notch!

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Decent amber brew. Pours a darker but clear reddish colour with a small white head. rich in body and somewhat sweet malted flavor midway through, plenty of lighter fruit with a short hop finish.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A very dark amber to brown color. It has a nutmeg and caramel aroma to it. The flavor reminds me more of a brown ale than an amber. Somewhat sour with nutmeg and grapes present. This is a pretty good session beer.

  • WLSMOKU 236 reviews
    rated 3.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    sampler. great overall brew! deep red in color and a light body. medium head and not much lacing. just a great mix of complex malts and hops in aroma and taste. aftertaste a little more of hops, but a solid brew you could drink all night.

  • DANSTING 528 reviews
    rated 4.1 14 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Sampled at the brewery taproom. Poured a clear dark-amber color with a medium off-white head. Sweet nutty aroma. Flavor was nutty and malty, with a caramel aftertaste. Another solid Fort Collins brew.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.6 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    The guy at Wilbur’s said this was HC Berger’s old Red Banshee recipe.

    Pours a deep ruby red with a tan head that goes pretty quickly to a thin film that laces the glass.

    Its aroma is strong nutty malts and some chocolate, hops and figs.

    The flavor is more of the same - sweet nutty malts and figs with some chocolate notes and a decent bitter hop finish. As it warmed, the flavors got a little unbalanced and seemed a little out of whack. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good level of carbonation.

    Overall, a pretty unique amber ale. I wanted to like it, but the more I drank, the more it seemed a little off. A few tweaks and this is a very good beer.

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