whitehotg8 (55) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a shaker pint, red copper color for sure with a slightly off-white head. Aroma is malty and sweet with a hop presence toward the end. Taste is malt, brown sugar, slight bitterness with a smooth finish. Overall a satisfying red ale.
Darkmagus82 (1785) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-2-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance ĖPours a beautiful clear copper color with a thick and rocky cream colored head. The head fades quite slowly over time, leaving a nice level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell Ė The smell is sweet and malty with notes of caramel and toffee backed by a lightly roasted malt and a grainy aroma.
Taste Ė The taste is fairly uniform throughout, yet very nice and smooth. It is largely of sweet caramel and brown sugar mixed with flavors of a biscuit breadiness and flavors of roasted malt. More toward the middle to the end there is a very light amount of earthy hop which comes to the tongue all in all leaving a nice sweet but clean taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is on the averages to slightly below average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is quite average. The thinner body is actually complimenting of the sweeter flavors of the brew and make it quite easy to drink.
Overall-This is a tasty amber ale a little on the sweeter side with great smoothness and drinkability.
John25 (641) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper. Nutty, caramel, rich malt on both the taste and aroma. Pretty good.
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conway (1574) - - AUG 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper with a white head. Taste and aroma are fruit, caramel and floral hops. Medium sticky body and strong carb. Ok.
dbhenry (126) - El Paso, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good ale, copper colored, medium bodied. It has a good blend of rich malt and ample hops.
AdamT (176) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Beer Army Outpost in New Bern. Dark copper hue, murky clarity with mostly diminishing off-white fizzy head. Okay lacing. Dark fruit aroma (cherry?). Dark fruit taste up front with a short sweet malt finish. Flat carbonation, wet on the palate, good mouthfeel.
FestDecBeet (199) - - JUL 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Look: pours an amber color. Whit head that leaves lacing in the edge if the glass.
Smell: very sweet. Like a fruity gum. Slightly tropical. Apples
Taste: apples. Darker fruits. Very hop forward beer. Slight maltiness on the back.
Feel: leaves a thin film on the mouth. Medium carbonation.
Overall: ok beer. Something in the flavor I can't quite figure out what it is (wheat???)Not bad for a red ale.
First drank: 7/13/14 home
Block (1481) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour with a thing white head. Aroma is sweet with caramel and maybe some apple. Flavor is mild. Body is light. Caramel backbone dominates throughout. Finishes sweet.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This has an off-white colored head above a clear, very copper-colored body. Thereís actually quite a bit of junk floating in this with slow carbonation. The aroma is sweet and really enjoyable. I love the way Lagunitas beers smell... I think itís the sweetness. Thereís something sticky, beyond your average caramelized malts, in this beer - something that reminds me of brown sugar. The aroma is malty-sweet with some light hops and an almost fruit-like character.
In the mouth itís light, a little fruity, with a fruitiness in the flavor that mellows nicely against the hop flavor and what seems like a very green, plant-like character thatís hard to pin-point. Itís light, sweet, very lively in the mouth. For a low-IBU beer I canít imagine anything better for the style. Itís low in bitterness, yes, but well-supported by a delicious hop flavor that balances out the residual sugars.
Itís certainly very rich, and if copper were made of beer it would likely taste exactly like this. Itís lively and lightly sweet for a beer that looks so heavy in caramel sweetness. Itís incredibly sessionable, too.
ttoadee (684) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean copper pour, decent ,quick head. Roasted malt in the nose. Bittersweet. Middle is caramel and fresh barley bread. Finish shows a subtle hop bitterness. Pretty balanced beer, definite session material.