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RATINGS: 1246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6265) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Bottle pours a reddish amber hue with a miniscule fizzy/foamy head.   Carbonation & lacing provide the assurance that this should be tasty.   Aroma is of malts, grain, and caramel.   Initial taste is a sweet malty brown sugar, but towards the end you get a very very minor hop bite which then quickly fades.   Slight alcohol taste at the finish.   Mouthfeel was a bit thin.   Head has now disappeared, and the lacing wasn't as good as expected, but this Strong Ale was decent enough.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Red amber color with a small diminishing light tan head. Light sweet citrus to the nose. Flavor starts with a unique roasted caramel malt followed by a long dry citrus hop finish with just a slight tartness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Good dark amber color,small off white head that faded quickly but left a small amount of lace behind.Nice malty,caramel aroma with a hint of fruit and some what sweet.Very nice flavor of malt and caramel,nicely sweet.Nice feel upfront but it kind of goes a little thin in the middle.The hops come on a little towards the end leaving a nice finish of caramel and the alcohol is very well hidden with no real detection of it through out the tasting.Very nice and well worth getting a few more of these tasty brews.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Pours a beautiful copper color fitting of the name (Rich Copper Ale) with a gorgeous head that sticks around for a long time and leaves a nice lace down the glass. Malt is the strongest scent with a hint of hops and citrus. The malt and hops are well balanced. The high alcohol content comes across as grain so it's rather well hidden. There's a nice mineral compound going on that runs just short of being metalic. Mouthfeel is nice and full with just a slight mineral aftertaste. Drinkability is okay. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit and would readily buy more.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maltdog (617) - Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Copper-orange like molten iron, with a pillowy head and floaty bits in the glass. Aroma is pure malt with notes of musky hop. Flavors of bready malt, light honey, grapefruit and tangy grassy bitterness. Finishes almost tart, fruity and mildly bitter. Very smooth and remarkably light in body- If I were tasting this blind, I would guess it to be a very nice mild ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2007 (1/9/07, bottle) Crystal clear amber body with creamy beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, apricot, some grapefruit, light cherry. Taste is medium sweet, apricot, pine, some grapefruit. Creamy light-medium body, some resin, light acidity. (6/4/8/4/15)

(12/3/03) Clear dark copper body with small beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty -- caramel, toffee, Some grapefruit also present. Taste is caramel, chocolate and grapefruit up front, finishing with earthy and toasty added into the mix. Full-bodied and rich. (7/4/8/5/16)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Bottle. Poured dark amber and clear with a small white head that diminished rapidly. Rich malty nose with some grapefruit and honey. Flavor is caramel malts, with a nice balancing of hops. Medium body and little carbonation. Nice amber ale from Lagunitas.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Poured a red, oaky brown. Smelled mellow and, slightly hoppy. The flavor was lightly hoppy and layered. But I couldn't really tell what the layers were. Slightly musky. Bitter leave.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Color is clear copper. Head is white as snow. Aroma is very malty with some flowery hops. Flavor is dominated by malt and alcohol. I like this, not something I've had before.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
auto (163) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2003
i dont smell much. large nice head which is offwhite and yellow. blande taste (might be because i tasted arrogant bastard for the first time rigth before it). -cassi tt


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