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RATINGS: 1357   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Bottle, pre-Rita. Pours a thick and inviting orange. Aroma is spikey, with the hops jabbing into your nose like a steak knife. Flavor is citrusy, rounded out by sour hops. I’m detecting a bit of malt, but it’s so well hidden (like the alcohol) that unless you’re looking for it, you won’t findi it. A fine beer. I’d have another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (3187) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
Draught sample at O’Brien’s, San Diego. Tea-like amber colour. Aroma is milder than expected, but quite fresh, with leafy hops and caramel malts. Flavour has similar characteristics, and is quite well balanced. Really hides that 7.7% - good thing I only had a small sample, as it went down very quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EKGoldings (634) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 Superb beer hides its alcohol behind a smooth and polished flavor. Excellent balance between hop aroma, bitterness, malt and sweetness. Really an excellent session beer, although at 7.7 you better sip slowly ... I wish I could get this on tap. Well, they dropped the alcohol content on this from 7.7 to 5.9. Nowhere near as tasty a beer now .. rerate for current recipe :-(.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Pretty cooper coloring, nice head. Caramely malt, Strong but smooth enough that you could keeping drinking these all night, althouhg you shouldn’t need more than one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Orange reddish copper color. Slight caramel taste bitter and strong but smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2005
orange/amber color with medium lacing. very smooth taste with an almost creamy aftertaste. Strong hints of caramel and hops. almost a piney/spicy taste to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Orange Auburn amber with a medium sized white head. Rich caramel malt aroma. Aroma carrys over to the flavor, totally dominated by caramel malt, some bracing bitterness from hops, particularly noticable in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium and fairly smooth, with a sticky build up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heatwaves (54) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Very flavorful. Upon the first pour, I was surprised what a large head developed on this one. I delicately pour all of my beers, but this one developed about a two inch head! It quickly dissapated to about a 1/4 for the remainder of the drinking experience. This is a nice, rich malty beer with sugary aromas. Wonderful red-copper color. So easy to drink and I was shocked to discover its relatively high alcohol content. It certainly didn’t taste like it. A solid beer, I’ll be drinking this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 1/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2005
imagine taking the spare change out of the bottom of your pocket and sucking on it with a mouthful of killians to boot. though, not in a boot, just to boot. still, despite its metallic namesake, a very tasty brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Had on tap. Surprised to see it’s 7.7% ABV. Certainly doesn’t taste like it. Poured a light amber with white head. Smell dominated by malt but nice hoppiness. Taste is malty sweet and has a lingering pit-fruitiness. A very good brew, no tastes are in-your-face. Nice session beer. It’s hard to get some love in the hop-dominated world, but this is worth a try.

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