beerbastard (744) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light amber, some lacing. Clean even mix of hops and caramel. Starts sweet and finishes dry. Smooth with good body. Enjoyable.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rock Bottom in Scottsdale: Clear golden with a lacey head. Body is sweet and smooth with caramel attributes and a crisp dry finish. Pretty well-balanced, but otherwise dull.
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jayb0 (1066) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely light copper color with nice head and some lacing. Mild flavors decently balanced. A bit thin in the mouth. clean finish. Not bad with a meal. For my meal at the Denver chop house I liked this a bit more than the APA.
ElGaucho (2263) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light-moderate hoppy aroma with some yeast notes as well. Avg.-sized, fine bubble, creamy, white head with excellent lacing. Head, however, is mostly diminishing. Body is true to the brew's name...copper. Light bitter flavor, nothing outstanding. Good, somewhat doughy finish. Good session beer.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 21, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
piney nose with some rich malt, copper color, no head. thin, highly hopped yet still weak.
JMerritt (1856) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden in color, nice off-white head with great lacing. Aroma is of grapefruit and malt. Tastes a lot ’darker’ than it looks. Rather hoppy initially, which wanes into sweet malt.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has an initial bite in the front of your mouth that melts into smoothness as it flows back. Tastes of pears. The smoothness turns into a good bitter edge as it hits the back of your mouth. Has a strong alcoholic taste.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It tasted a little spicy in the back of my throat, slightly sweet aftertaste. Not anything unusual about it though.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2005 How interesting that this is brewed by the Colorado-based brewpub of the Rock Bottom chain. Citric hops but not complicated. A fair effort if you like a hoppy amber ale with a spicy bite. OK. Pleasantly surprised by the amount of malt present.