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RATINGS: 1265   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


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3358) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
Hazy amber,dense beige head.Light malt nose. Malt flavor has an unpleasant bitterness not from hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2004
Copper, thick white head. Cotton candy, malty, light citrus and hawaiian sweet bread in the nose. Flavor is similar, but add a few hints of candied apple, malt, spice, and light citric hops to round it out. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, tangy malty finish. It grew on me about half way through the pint. Could use more in the smell department, but still worth a try. And BTW...7.7%...couldn’t tell..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3443) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Nice amber-copper hue below a heady head with nice and frothy lace. Smelled fresh and malty. Mouthfeel was nice; creamy and thick, yet lightish and easy to drink. Malts were rich and flavorful. Hops were there, but it wasn’t very bitter. Big notes of citrus and pine. It was actually kind of tart and somewhat sour. I’d give credit to the big grapefruit flavors for hiding the alcohol. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Appearance: bright, coppery hue, with a thick, full, creamy head. Aroma: hoppy, strong, piney, hints of citric fruits, exhilirating when inhaled deeply, fresh, alert, and very lively. We sip, and...ah, mmmm, tasty, bright, mmmm, like a classic red ale, but super-charged in the hop department, and the alcohol accelerated, and easily apparent on the palate before too long. Rich and full of malt, sweet, spicy, strong, with only a touch of hops. Tasty, zingy, a big blast of everything...I can see how this could become addictive! A very interesting experiment from Lagunitas...I’ve never heard of anyone tweaking with the Irish Red style, certainly not to such an extreme.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2004
Clear copper with nice head. Aroma was floral hoppy and dough. Taste was caramel and light burnt oranges. Very nicely balanced 7.7%.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3307) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2004
Coppery orange, decent head. Aroma is of slightly earthy and grapefruit hops, with a bit of malt sweetness. Flavor matches. Unbelievably well balanced, the hops and malts just meld with each other. Nothing over the top, but not weak either. Very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2004
Nice interesting brew. Pours a cloudy copper with an off-white head. Taste is sweet and rich in caramel malt and hop bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is very full and round. Really good taste. I can't believe this is 7.7% alcohol, pretty well hidden. A recommended brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2004
Slightly orangy amber with fading white head and okay lace. The aroma hints of caramel, floral and grassy hops, grainy, very mild citrus, and pipe tobacco. The taste starts malty smooth with a subdued citric twang and some undertones of bitterness and a touch of pine. The finish is surprisingly short and grapefruity. This medium-bodied brew has a refreshing lively feel with the alcohol very well hidden. Overall it is a worthy tasting, a solid high quality brew. Recommended. Thanks to loweredsixth for the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - APR 17, 2004
Malty sweet with just the right amount of hop kick. As stated before, the ABV is not noticeable at all. Very good overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Copper with a nice big head. Nose very malty, a bit peaty, mildly smoky. Nice flavor, huge malts up front, very sweet, lots of caramel and good toasty breadiness. Hops are definitely there at the end, nice bitterness. Finishes with a good woody character, very enjoyable. Can't believe it's 7.7%, wonderfully masked. Only real criticism is it's way to sweet at the end; with a stronger rich caramel/toffee malt character at the end it could be exceptional.


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