trevor211 (1187) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Probably a reason I hadnít rated this one until now. Pours a transparent... well... copper, with a minimal head. Faint sweet malts on the nose, with some corn and a mineral note. Not much in the way of hops. Weak flavor. Good balance -- thereís a crispness in the flavor that didnít show in the aroma -- but when one of the predominant notes is "tonic water," you know youíve found something lacking in ingredients.
Ibrew2or3 (5741) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím liking these unique Redhook 12oz bottles. It pours out clear copper with gold hues and thin off white head. The mild aroma emits some sweet malts that border on being sweet date like as well as a bit of biscuit, a bit of floral hops and a sense of minerals. The taste is sweet with malts and then gets a bit sweet with apple and prune like fruity esters. Between these notes is a floral hop and lager yeast like quality (yes, ale with a lager like aspect) with a wafer thin biscuit malt like sensation. Easy drinkiní but is a tad on the sweet side for my taste . . . just a tad.
adnielsen (6152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a clear, burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Toasty, bready, caramel malty, earthy hoppy aroma. Creamy, somewhat floral, mostly earthy hoppy, moderately bitter, grassy, caramel malty flavor. Not bad.
pumpmaster (991) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $6.99/6-pack. Not bad.
jcos (1173) - Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location/Date:Bottle on December 18, 2011.
Appearance: Pours an orange-copper.
Aroma: Aroma is of light hop and some malt.
Taste: Some light bitterness, some caramel, lighter malt.
Palate:Medium light body, slick, quick finish. Covers 6% well.
Summary: This copper hook is a solid beer that is drinkable, and has decent taste but nothing sticks out.
Nsanders (241) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
More yellow than copper, thin white head. Malty bread, kind of plain. Lightest sweetness. Medium body. Drinkable, but not exciting...
Headbanger (2468) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz new bottle 12/5/11 (Trader Joeís Naperville)-40į in English Pint-Pours a slightly hazy light copper color. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is not bad but not good.
dbarnold (1073) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I think this bottle is a little old....but itís OK. Has some hop kick and a little flavor but was old when we got it, malt seems decent....iíll reserve opinion for next year.
ddfrazee (66) - Flat Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I actually think the Copper Hook has a great smell. But thereís no head, the color is not quite as golden as I would like to see out of an amber ale, and the taste is okay on immediate impact, but the taste itself is extremely lacking.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3947) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a vibrant golden-apricot color with a large creamy yellow-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweetish caramel with vague fruity and citric hops. The flavor was tangy and sweetish with caramel, lemon, orange, nut and bread elements. The finish was medium length tangy citrus, honey and bread. Medium body. Pleasant.