GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasty middle of the road type beer. Would be nice and refreshing on a hot summer day.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a copper hue with a thin white head. Aroma was rather weak with some malt notes and a grainy note. Water was present in the aroma. Flavor was also mild but did have a slightly bitter grain note. It did not seem hoppy. Finish was smooth and light. Crisp summer beer.
AskForJenny (1031) - Ontario, New York, USA - APR 2, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz - Gold color with light tan head, Fizzy carbonation, cabbage nose. Feeble taste and weak mouthfeel. DNF
blklab2007 (2069) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle poured a light caramel color with a thin white head. aroma has malt, light sweetness, and grains. flavor has a session malt level, light bitter hops, and slight sweetness. easy to drink down and does have an interesting rye type thing going on.
ben4321 (4449) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 6 pack of 12 oz bottles from a Morton Williams in NYC
Aroma: Citrus, caramel, grains
Appearance: Copper, clear, thin white head
Flavor: Grainy sweetness, a little caramel (stronger in the nose then the taste) and a citrus finish
Palate: Medium (tending toward light) body, nice smooth drink
Overall this is a decent springtime beer (though it was pretty cold in NYC last week). I guess its grouped as a specialty grain due to the rye taste, but otherwise I thought the labeling of copper ale was pretty accurate. Nice offering, will save a few for warmer days, and see how they do in that environment.
Gethinbeer (2263) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Amber colour with a thin white lace. Honey in the aroma with a hint of malt. Bitter refreshing ale. Sweet tangy finish. Not bad.
cheap (4429) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Mad Mex in Robinson. Nice and bubbly sparkling pale lager appearance. Not much detectable aroma. No bad olfactory on the nose. Interesting mild hop and new leather tastes. Barely any carbonation. Has a pleasant saison attitude about it. Decent well mannered finish, overall not bad!
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Deep orange golden with a wispy weak off white head. Some subdued, lightly perfumy hops with a grassy note and mild orangey citrus. Thin bodied- fizzy. Lightly sweet malt back in the flavor- a bit papery with some mild orange (cascade) hops, that seem stale. Perfumy, lean, with residual papery grain and an off astringency toward the finish of what seems like weird phenolics? Eh.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoyed this beer. Nice color, nice body. Very dry and slightly bitter. I’m guessing Specialty grain means ’Rye’. Since that seems to be the popular opinoin. Either way, I like it. It’s nice to see something new from Blue Point as well as be available outside of the brewery.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared by nuplastikk. My first specialty grain rating. The bottle claims copper ale, and no mention of any odd grains, though rye seems to be the culprit here. A lasting light beige head sits atop a copper body. Spicy malt and light grassy hops in the aroma. Lightly toasty, almost chewy malt, some caramel, spicy but mild hops and a lightly bitter finish. Medium-light bodied with crisp but fine carbonation. balanced, pretty clean flavors and nice light malt character.