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RATINGS: 1354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
This ale contains no actual copper but we’re pretty literal... It looked coppery, so we lamely called it a copper ale. Lots’a nice caramel malt though... Originally 5.9% alcohol by volume, currently

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Poured a clear copper with a thin, off-white head, low carbonation from the 12 oz bottle. Gentle aromas of caramel and dark fruits. Flavors mimic the aromas with the addition of a nice balanced hop presence. Thin in body for an ale like this, though the alcohol is well hiden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2006
On tap at Hollinghead’s, Orange, CA. Copper-coloured with medium creamy head. Spicy caramel aroma. Well-balanced caramel and hop aroma. Medium body and good carbonation. A beer full of balance and harmony.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Pours a clear deep amber with frothy off-white head. Nose is bold and malty sweet with hints of caramel and spicey hops. Flavor is crisp and sweet with fruity notes and just enough hops to clean you out for the next swallow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2006
12 oz. bottle. The perfect, expected copper color with very little head. Malty aromas were great. Lots of caramel, and dark fruit. Malty flavors too. But the hops came through and added a touch of bitter. Pretty good stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4605) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2006
12 oz bottle from Julios in Westboro, MA (February 2005), cellar temperature in a Corsendonk Christmas Ale glass. Hazy amber-bronze, just beautiful and metallic in the glass, with a lasting dollop of off-white fine-bubbled head....pungent nose, woody and lightly farmy, wet green hops and dried mushrooms, nice but not distinct or potent enough....the tongue is not excited by the lightly bitter, fairly dry woody-twiggy character throughout, touches of citrus and dessicated caramel notwithstanding....some saving graces provided by a sweet, thick nutty note towards the finish....carbonation low to moderate, mouthfeel rather flat....ummm, all right but I probably won’t try it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Nice copper body with a slight off kilter head. Nice hops in the aroma. Decent fruity nose and taste with a nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Handpump. Hoppy aromas, copper color and a nice head. Flavors of fruit and hops. The body is not as bold as I would have liked, it is somewhat on the watery side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Pours a hazy orange brown color with very minimal amounts of wispy white head. Aroma is very citrus oriented, with some earthy woody undertones and a strong sugared grapefruit essence. Flavor not what i expected, extremely sweet and malty, slight sweet fruit flavor with a light watery mouthfeel. Overall, enjoyable but not stupendous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2006
12 oz bottle. Amber pour with a light head, only complaint is that it needs some carbonation. Creamy, lightly sweet, malt aroma. Hints of sharpness as it warms. Flavors of light flat root beer, sweet malt, wood, minimal hops in the body (balance only really) but a lightly bitter finish. Medium body and mouth feel. Better cold. I’ve got to say that I liked this in a general way, but I was disappointed to see that it was an American Strong Ale. I rather thought it was a good amber ale. Oh well..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2006
(Bottle) Purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY. Pours a creamy tan head with a clouded reddish-amber body. Nose of cask whiskey, machine oil and hops. Flavour of very orange and lemon strong ale. Very bitter and nice alcohol warming. Very enjoyable!

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