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Copper Kettle Naja Imperial Red

Copper Kettle Naja Imperial Red
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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A hefty dry hopped amber ale rich in pungent, bitter flavor, bright on the nose and a lasting bite to your palate this is one for you hops heads put there and a favorite of the Copper Kettle locals.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2736) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2014
651 ml. bottle. 9,0% ABV per the label. Pours a medium, well retained light beige head, with moderate lacing, over a clear copper (SRM 18) body......nose is pine, resin, hints of citrus peel, cereal, toasted malts....taste is toasted malts, moderately sweet, hints of nuttiness, minimal esters, pine resin, leading to a moderate, lingering bitterness, nice balance between the hops and malts.....mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, minimal astringency, carbonation makes a creamy mouthful with hints of acidity. It spite of the 110 IBU’s on the label this is not particularly bitter, nor is the hop backbone very complex. Since the ABV on this is higher than that initially put out, the brewers are experimenting with the recipe. This one needs further work in both the malt and hop bills. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (935) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Stone Ruination IPA glass From: BA’s ucsbmullet Price: N/A Purchased: N/A; Received it on July 23, 2014 Consumed: Aug. 9, 2014 Misc.: N/A Thanks Nick! Poured a brownish, amber murky color with two fingers of khaki-tan rocky head. Decent amount of layered spiderweb lacing along the sides of the glass. Above average-to-good retention on the top all the way down. Smelled menthol, menthol cough drops, lemon, honey, floral, citrus and herbal. Menthol cough drops dominate here. Thought I was going to get earthy rye, but I did not. Kind of digging it. Tasted more like an imperial IPA than the smell, that’s for sure. Got earthy rye hops, caramel, buttery notes, honey, menthol, cough drops, lemon and herbal notes. Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, earthy finish. This was pretty damn good beer. Really grew on me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1342) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours ruby red amber with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet sugary nutty caramel malts with some tropical fruit and resiny hops and a little sharp alcohol.

The flavor is sweet nutty caramel malts, ripe fruit and resiny, piney, grassy hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice big hoppy red.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (616) - - MAY 31, 2014
Bomber. Resiny hop aroma rounded out with caramel and toffee malt, very good so far. Pours a beautiful amber-ruby color with a thin tan head with good lacing. Nice and smooth caramel and toffee malt with a slick mouthfeel to start. Finishes dry with a good resiny bite at the very end. Delicious red ipa!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajnepple (2551) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Reddish amber appearance with a lacy light tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, pine resin, spruce and light bitter hops. Similar flavor, quite sweet, malty, goopy and thick. Medium to full body with a sweet finish. Meh, not a fan.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
At Copper Kettle Brewery with Stephen. Pours dark bronze cloudy. Aroma is piney, earthy hops, cardboard caramel. Taste is sticky piney, sweet caramel malt and spicy hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pour is deep amber-red with a big tan head and great lacing. Sweet floral hoppy, grapefruit, caramelly, bready, honey, and marmalade aroma. Taste is sweet caramel, orange juice, grapefruit peel, light grass, bread, and honey with a big bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Pretty tasty stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On tap at the Copper Kettle. Dark reddish-brown and cloudy with a decent head. Smell is super hoppy but has a malt aspect as well, enticing. The flavor has a very strong bitterness on the finish that I enjoyed. A good mix between malt and hops, this could almost be called a double IPA but I see why they call it an Imperial Red Ale. Good stuff. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-15-2011 02:15:36

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery, first pour out of the tank. Hazy reddish pour with white head, very hazy with slight particulates from the dry hop, but as expected from the first pour! Aroma brought big dank/fresh pine notes, some citrusy orange and grapefruit, touch of spice, nice caramel, toffee, hints of toast and grassy notes. Taste is nice resinous piney hops, touch of caramel, toffee, biscuit bread and toasted malts, some nice orange and grapefruit notes, hints of spice finishing fairly bitter with a slightly sweet note.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10208) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Growler poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, tropical fruitpeach, orange and light mint. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry chalky finish. Flavors of carmel, orange and light grapefruit with a smooth dry chalkycarmel finish.


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