clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried my first bottle of this last night. It’s somewhat of a treat because we can’t get Lagunitas in KY. I like the idea behind the name. Pours a slightly dark amber color with a tall white head with excellent retention and leaves tons of lumpy lacing on the glass. I actually couldn’t just rinse the lace off after drinking, had to actually wipe it with my fingers. The aroma had caramel malts with some citrus and pine hops. Very pleasing aroma. The flavor has a very strong caramel backbone, but it is not overpowering. The hops come through well - citrus and pine mostly. This is exceptionally balanced. The mouthfeel is very good as it has a very thick body - I respect a copper ale that’s not thin. Drinkability is great as well. I must say, this is one of the best amber/copper ales I’ve had.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle bought in Amherst, MA. I remember kicking myself for not trying more of Lagunitas’ beers after visiting the brewery in 2003. Pours a deep amber color with a thick head. Smooth mouthfeel and a nice malty taste. I like this a lot.
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like beer pee. Thin foam on top and an reddish color. Despite the smell, this tastes good. LIke beer is supposed to taste like. I think I could drink a lot of this.
JakeBrake (14) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another winner from Lagunitas, who have nailed the rich, high ABV style better than most. True to its name, has a character balanced between red and brown ale. Rich, sweet, and swampy but with enough hops to rescue it from overmalty blandness. Smooth palate, easy drinking, and the alcohol is well disguised.
jimhilt (2442) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cream, one finger-head that goes slowly leaving a decent lace. Nice clear amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is slightly hoppy. Starts with a mix of hops and malt, finish has a hoppy/soapy edge. Some bitter aftertaste but not bad. $1.60 for a 12oz from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Lagunitas Copper Ale.
Copper colour. Candy(tidbits), caramel and butter in aroma. Flavour is buttery, caramelly with a light roasty touch. Rich malty. Would never had guess it’s 7,7.
skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful copper color. Rich malty aroma with an orange twang. Lightly sweet malty flavor with some grainy edginess. Rich and full body. You would never guess the alcohol content.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at brewtopia. dark golden lightly orange color. very light tan creamy head. lightly fruity and malty nose. sweet malty flavor. slight fruit bitter finish.
hopdog (9423) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a medium copper color with a smaller sized off white head. Tiny and thin particles. Aromas of caramel, sweet malts and light citrus. Tastes of caramel, citrus, fruits and toffee. On the sweeter side. Smooth body.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a copper color with little head. Features that strong heavy hops aroma that seems characteristic of West Coast beers. However, there seems to be a somewhat buttery presence to the aroma as well. The flavor displays the hops you’d expect but also offers a lot of vanilla as well. Definately a tasty beer worth trying.