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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 151   ABV: 5.03%
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This summer, a different kind of moon is rising across the McMenamins Empire as we proudly introduce our brand new summer seasonal, Copper Moon. After bringing you more than a decade of delicious, light, crisp, smooth-tasting, golden-colored thirst-quenchers during the hot summer months, the brewers have decided to up the ante a little bit. Copper Moon is the result. This wonderful elixir has a bit more malt quality and hop character than our previous summer seasonals, spawning a refreshing, flavorful beer that we like to identify as a Summer Pale Ale. On top of that, all of the malted barley used in every batch of Copper Moon is organically grown and malted. All of our breweries will be utilizing Great Western Malting Organic 2-row, Organic Munich Malt and Organic 60L Crystal Malt. The outcome is a smooth, flavorful summer pale ale that is made with 100% Organic grains.
The first thing you'll notice about Copper Moon is the coppery orange luminescence radiating out of the pint glass. This comes from the special combination of 3 different Organic malts in every batch. Those Organic malts also impart a flavorsome yet summery smooth sweetness that quenches your thirst at the same time as tantalizing your taste buds. The upfront hop bitterness of Copper Moon is relatively low, complementing the malts nicely without being overpowering. The hop flavor and aroma are another matter, as the Centennial and Amarillo hops used in the latter stages of each batch intermingle delightfully to generate a dazzling citrusy and flowery olfactory experience. All these things blend into a refreshing, flavorful and organic summer beer. There's a Copper Moon risin' this summer across the McMenamins Kingdom, make sure that you check it out.
Malts Used: Great Western Organic 2-row Malt, Great Western Organic Munich Malt, Great Western Organic 60L Crystal Malt Hops Used: Chinook (Bittering), Centennial (Flavor), Amarillo (Aroma).
Alcohol: 5.03% by volume
Available at all McMenamins establishments June 20 through August 31
All McMenamins Beers are produced using Green Source Energy.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (1092) - Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Dark copper. Very sweet maltiness. Nice bitterness. Well balanced light bodied ipa.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Draught in a flight at the Mill Creek brewpub. Pours a clear amber color. Nose has some slight grass elements to it, as well as a bit of cough syrup. Taste was sweet and somewhat medicinal for me, with a bit of earthiness. Odd and not pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6022) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2013
On tap in Hillsboro. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A smooth fresh hop nose with citrus. The flavor is crystal malts, citrus, lemon zest, easygoing. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michaelinwa (591) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Draft at Kennedy School. Looks and tastes like a decent pale ale. Like so many of their brews, it just lack anything special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6751) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
On tap @ the brewpub in Bend, old St Francis Schoolhouse. Our server made special emphasis that this is the wet hop version. Hazy orange amber. Sweet herbal aroma, quite spicy. Very unusual flavours, galangal, perfumey citrus. Moderate bitterness. Quite interesting actually.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2012
Draught at Market St. Copper-gold with lace. Faint nose of bready malt, hay and citrus, some pine. Bready flavor—fresh and doughy, yeasty. Citrus hops, hay, pepper. Refreshing but too yeasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (1672) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Copper pour with a thin white head. Decent malt/hop balance but overall a little weak.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6130) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Draft at the Mill Creek. Pours a slightly hazy bronzed medium amber with very little white head. Mild toasty nose, not much else showing. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Toast and a bit of tangerine on the mid palate. Forgettable. Cool name.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2011
Draught@McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland
Deep golden color, good creamy white head, lace. Honeyish rye-bready aroma, some hops. Pale malty, a bit ryeish, bready flavor. Some piney hints.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (3332) - Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Comes out of the tap a nice clear golden amber, not a lot of head. Aroma is malty, a bit hoppy, barely fruity, not strong but still promising. Flavor is malty and crisp with a slight fruity undertone and a hint of hops. Texture is very smooth, good for sipping and savoring.


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