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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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If malt and hops are the two poles of brewing, this beer is the gently spinning sweet spot between them. First, you’ll notice the spicy aromas of Perle and Hallertau hops. Then - wipe the foam off the tip of your nose - dive into the toasty flavors of Vienna and Munich malts. Dynamo starts strong and finishes crisp and smooth. The balanced flavors, aromas, and even the coppery-red tones of this beer go great with everything. Fear no pairing. The best time to enjoy Dynamo is when you’re thirsty. Dynamo Copper Lager goes great with pizza, neighborhood block parties, spring rolls, first dates, football games, whiskey, tapas, the Sunday newspaper, late-night burritos, veggie omelets, business lunches, grilled mushrooms, pretzels, political debate, corn-on-the-cob, classic sci-fi flicks, mixed greens, campfires, salmon, billiards, cherry pie, rock shows, pumpernickel, salsa, grand openings, peanuts, sewing bees, extra sharp cheddar cheese, and holidays. Original Gravity: 13.6 Plato Bitterness: 29 IBU Color: 8.4 SRM ABV: 5.6%


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10840) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 Bottle from guyinchicago. pours a (shocker)copper color. Very malty on the nose. But along with the malt comes some aluminum foil notes...metallic is what I am trying to say. Flavor is malty, lagery and overall not that great. I am surprised to see the rating as high as it is.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle sample from STLWill (Thanks!) Orange/yellow pour with a metallic aroma. Flavor was that of any standard run of the mill lager, but finished a little bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (9284) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2010
On tap at Hop Leaf, compared directly to another vienna-style lager, Eliot Ness from Great Lakes. This came out the loser. Clear copper amber, mediocre white head. Lightly fruity, and a little skunky/sweaty. Much thinner mouthfeel than the Eliot Ness. Mediocre at best.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

7/27/2010: Metropolitan Dynamo Copper... Aroma: Creamy toothpaste; cooked apple with toffee. Appearance: Hazy copper color; dense, creamy, and lasting beige head; solid lacing. Flavor: Brown sugar; a touch of buttery; earthy bitterness; some toffee and roast: oxidized cherry and green apple. Palate: Medium-full body, really creamy and smooth. Overall: Decent, but confusing.

Draught at Dugan’s in Chicago. Rating #98 for this beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Bottle thanks to 17thfloor for sharing. Pours a clear copper with a white bubbled head. Toffee and toasted malts in the aroma with something off, not sure what. Extremely malt nose though. Creamy toffee malts that become dirty in a bad bad way. There are a few solid components to this beer, but something is really off with this one.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2010
12 oz bottle, someone brought over for the superbowl. Nothing special but at least its from Chicago. Pours a cloudy amber with a thin white head. The nose is caramel malt and earthy hops. The taste pretty much follows suit. Medium bodied. An ok beer.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2010
For a copper lager, she sports very little copper stylings, looking instead like a rather typical lager with light straw hues. A thin head tries oh-so-hard to linger in spotty patches with a few trails of lace. On the other hand, her nose is far more intriguing. Husked grains and bread crust make a brisk showing while lemon cream and meringue streak through the middle of her nose with exhibitionist flair. There is a soft underbelly of white breads almost of the wonder variety, but not quite. Riding his intriguing nose right into his body, I find a surprisingly prominent hop presence with fresh lemon zest, green grass, pith, and bitter citric esters, none of which were readily available in her nose. A faint sweetness is quickly overrun by a dominant hop profile. Her short start ends just as fast with the epicenter of her palate containing all she wrote. A growing bitter rind finish is traced with more lemon pith and green grass. Wait! Is that some melba I taste? Hm… I don’t know. As soon as it was there, it was gone, replaced once more by her dominant hop persona. Very one-sided and one-dimensional, if more melba and malt crunch had been there to balance the hops, Dynamo would have been truly dynamo.

I could taste the potential in the Metropolitan Dynamo Copper Lager, really I could. All she needed was a little help from her malty brethren for balance. The hop aromas and flavors were playful and invigorating, but without some toasty crunch they ran amuck and eventually dominated her palate with merciless abandon.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pretty standard amber lager flavor, smooth and light. Not a lot of flavor, just some malts and caramel, and some fizz going down the throat. May have tasted better to me because it was complementary at Allegro Hotel (Chicago) happy hour.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (1094) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2015
Copper lager. あまく、苦い&

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Pours a clear orange color with a big puffy white head that hangs around for a little bit. Aroma has a toasted note but is overly dominated by a vegetable soup aroma (quite off putting in my opinion). Flavor has a very strong roasted note, some lager yeasty notes but again, the vegetable soup note rears its head in the flavor as well. Light body with a very clean, smooth texture and very low carbonation. Overall a pretty disappointing brew. The flavors just never came out to work in a harmonious way. I don’t know if there was a flavor/aroma that was mixing to form the vegetable soup but it was really off putting for this brew. As a hometown brew, this fact only added to my disappointment.


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