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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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When the Winter is over, Spring is nature’s way of saying “hey, let’s party!” Spring Fling is how we welcome the warmer weather and spirits. Spring Fling Copper Ale strikes a perfect balance between the malty flavor of special German barley and the zesty spice of fresh American hops that results in a delicious, extremely easy to drink brew. The exquisite blend creates a harbinger of the new season with a delicate hop aroma which delivers a perfect pairing for your Spring Fever. Handcrafted from a unique blend of malts, Spring Fling Ale is a perfectly balanced copper ale that delivers a crisp and refreshing taste with subtle hints of nuts and honey. The arrival of Spring Fling means Winter has passed and Summer is right around the corner.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayduke (3691) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
From a bottle. This poured amber with an off-white head. Nose of caramel malts and pine hops/ Medium body. Flavor is caramel malts, some pine, and a dry finish. OK.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (889) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Ok amber ale. Sweet, in fact very sweet. Fairly smooth. Actually woudnt be bad poured from nitro or cask.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (5889) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
On tap at Hopjacks. Pours a cloudy yellow with small white head. The aroma is spice and floral hop. Thin mouth, bready malt, toast, spruce, light finish, decent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11092) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2015
On tap at The Brass Tap poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel and earthiness with a smooth dry lingering earthy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (4385) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2015
12 oz. bottle purchased at Beer Store, Nashua. Clear Amber color with very fast diminishing head that didn’t leave much in the shaker glass. Aroma is mild toasted grain a weak grassy hops.

The flavor is light toffee with a very mild level of hops coming from herbal or a grassy note. The body and texture are watery thin. This style is rather boring and bland overall, this brew does nothing to change my opinion of the style. I’m fighting back a yawn.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (923) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Standard copper ale. Decent retention, sweet honey aroma, nice hop bite. Refreshing. Decent brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (991) - PERU - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle - Pours a clear amber/copper with a decent, creamy head. Caramel and bread aromas. Nice mouth feel, but somewhat aqueous. OK light amber beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear golden copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, toast, biscuit, light caramel, floral, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balanced citrus hop and bready malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, toast, biscuit, light caramel, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, toast, biscuit, light caramel, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of citrus hops and bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice amber ale. All around good balance and robustness of citrus hops and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1976) - - SEP 30, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-28-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a lighter copper kind of orange color with a nice big and thick just off white two finger head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is lighter overall but consists of a nice blend of caramel, cracker malt and a decent hop profile. The hop is rather complex in nature consisting of floral, citrus, grassy and some pine notes. Taste – The taste begins with a drier cracker and bready malt taste with a hint of caramel sweetness. The caramel leaves quickly leaving the taste quite dry. The hop flavors then start coming to the tongue. At first a light citrus greets the tongue, remaining rather light through the taste. Other hop flavors of an earthy and grassy nature come to the tongue soon after though giving the brew a rather hoppy taste overall. Toward the end a little bit of a floral hop taste comes to the tongue, which, in the end, with the loss of the sweet and the presence of all the hop a rather crisp and diversely hopped taste is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lower side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. A bit more body may have been nicer for supporting the hop and would have balanced the brews flavors slightly more appropriately. Overall – A rather decent brew, although not quite what I was expecting for a “copper ale” (as described by brewer as I was expecting something maltier and sweeter). As an APA though it is very appropriate in flavor and a nice one to try.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2951) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Twist off top!! I have not had one of those in years. Pours an off white head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel, some pine. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, secondary pine hops with some bite.


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