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 (2542) - 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 (3851) - 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 (10913) - 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.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper colored with a bit of head. Malt aroma with some hops. Body is well balanced between malt and hops, with a slight malt predominance. If it were a little less sweet it would be better I think.
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a nice dark amber, small head. Personally I found this too malty and sweet.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange brown with thin white head. Mostly malty aroma, some earthy hops. Overall this beer is heavy on the malts, sweet, lingering sticky (almost chalky) aftertaste; in many ways resembles a brown ale. Somewhat bland, while at the same time there is something unidentifiably appealing here in the finish.