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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

   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.

   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%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3405) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6346) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Copper in colour, thick head, low carbonation. Rich malt taste, grapefruit and toasted grain aroma. Chewy mouthfell, this one kind of hangs around. Strong hop presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2450) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
Rich copper in colour. Aroma was malty(caramel), earthy with some hops and very faint mint. Flavour is lightly hopped, with some sweetness, malt and just a bit of alcohol. Finishes with a light bitterness, dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - MAR 21, 2004
This is a very sweet easy drinking beer for such a (relatively) high abv. Color is, as the name implies, rich copper. Small head, little to no lacing. Slighty hoppy aroma, kinda sweet, sugary smell. Same in the taste really... mild hops up front, very sweet brown sugar/carmel, then mildly bitter out back. A tad too sweet for my taste, but not unpleasant by any means. Honestly it's suprising that the abv is 7.7%, you really don't notice. The only thing I dislike about it is that the damn bottles are twist off, so I can't reuse em (coincindentally the reason I bought it, hehe). A decent beer, definately one to try.

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