Nuffield (3858) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I was really unhappy with this beer. I was suspicious from the start because, as others have noted, the label is so lame. I guess the color is basically copper in color; I didn't get much of a head. The aroma was vegetal, malty, and metallic, and the flavor had a notable bitterness, even astringency. The effect is not unlike what you get in German lagers with Hallertau or Saaz. Some later flavors suggest to me that this is a poor quality English bitter, but ultimately the caramel can't overcome the nasty effect that I get from the hops. The palate is plain and unassuming. I wanted to dump it out after a few sips but I struggled on to finish it.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the smell is mainly of hops; the color is medium amber and the head is very thin; hops dominate the taste, but there is a touch of malt
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Okay ale. They are calling it a copper ale, whatever that is supposed to mean. The color is not really copper, it's a little lighter. I can actually taste a little malt here.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
light copper color with little head. Noticable carbonation though. Noticable hops. Some other flavor that escapes me. Light, but still drinkable.
hopscotch (10118) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear, amber ale with a large, frothy, white head. Decent retention; excellent lacing.
Caramel, maple syrup, bubble gum, floral hops and butterscotch in the aroma.
The flavor is malty and chewy up front. Decently balanced with lightly bitter hops on the backside. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.
Short, bitter-sweet, dry finish. I'll go against the grain and say "I really like this one."
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok -- not great -- looks enticing, but then its a little too bitter over balanced. Strangely reminscent of Sam Adams Boston Lager somehow? Not bad, but I'll stay away from this one for a while.
Crit (3562) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber,off white head.Nose is light malt and light citrus hops.Malt flavor with spicy medium hop finish.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Starightforward generic amber ale. Sweet all malt toffee/caramel with virtually no bitterness or bite. Something of a starters amber. Cheesey label. Colorado? Cyclists? Amber Ale? Fat Tire?
WabashMan (1020) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent beer, this one starts witha medium to light copper color and a decent head. Nose is light, malty, and sweet. Flavor is crisp but not very full. Drinkable, and not bad, but not great either.
Aurelius (4677) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mellow, toffee ale aroma. Medium tannish beer, clipart label. Sweet, moderately hoppy, toffee, some tartness, a little woody. Pretty well balanced, if not overly complex. Longish woody and tart ale finish with a body that was a little heavier than average.