Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper color with a thin oily head. To jump on the Beededbastard wagon, definatly a tea mix in the nose along with icecream and grapefruit rind (sans bitterness). Rich creamy mouthfeel with decent thick malts and a balanced hop charactor. More of the nose in the finish, very interesting but I am still haveing a hard time believeing its 7.7%
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
burnt orange color. I agree w/ beerdedbastard that the nose is like an ice tea mix. hoppy but well balanced. very smooth
beerdedbastard (22) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting...the 7.7%abv.is masked in this well balancd ale.Initial "ice-tea mix" in the nose.Remindful of an english ESB.
Full bodied and pleasant hop usage.I’d have another...what’s it called? Oh, that’s censored!
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a good beer, but I dont feel like writing much cuz Im drunk and its really late.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2004 A wonderful amber color dominates the hue. Head is minimal, but probably one of the most disappointing beers ive tried this weekend. The taste is much of what i expected. Mildly malty, a good full taste but nothing surprising here. Warming malts, sweet dry finish. A good stong ale, but nothing spectacular. Carbonation was a bit high for my liking.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper pour with a thick tan head. Floral nose with a definate malt backbone. Malty front with a definate big hop finish.This is a nice brew. Balance is outstanding with the abv nowhere in sight.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 26, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark copper color. Medium to large head. A medium bodied ale, most reminiscent of a amber. Malty and slightly hoppy. The malt sweetness is balanced by a slight hop spiciness. Full flavored. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty with a slight residual bitterness. Refreshing. VERY nice beer.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A malted candy smell mixes with a slightly hoppy tinge to give an interesting aroma. This is a really good looker, solid clear amber with a smooth head that lingers and laces up the glass. There’s a big sweetness that hits you first followed by a big patch of bitter pine. This is nice, but the aftertaste is a little to piney for me.
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Says "Rich Copper Ale" on the bottle and it smells slightly metallic in the background. Up front it smells malty and hoppy. There is some sort of fruit smell to it as well but I can’t figuer out what it is. Holds a nice head that leaves a good lace on the glass. Spicy maltyness and again that fruit presents itself in the flavor. Perhaps it is peach or nectarine? Nice little hop kick to it. Whatever that fruit is, this beer tastes pretty damn good. This is a good, interesting beer.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is a slightly cloudy reddish orange, the head about a ’klick’ high, beige and the lace sticks to the glass like a ’Cockleburr’ to a ’Springer Spaniels Butt’. A floral tone upfront, malt, tad buttery, and even a slight hint of citrus. Front is lightly sweet, the top medium, the finish is dry, quite acidic, and a ’Hop Bite’ that is a ’Hop Heads’ delight. Lagunitas is a fine brewery with a great line of brews, get your hands on some and ’Party Down’! Ranks a quite respectable #224 on my current 1000 beer master list.