Sregnar35 (1023) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not too bad, best of this years winter beer. Pours a nice golden brown, aroma is clean and fresh. Taste is balanced and clean, finish is nice.
williamstome (1352) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper orange with medium foamy off white head. Aroma is mild caramel maltiness. Not much there. Flavor is nuts and biting bitter hops. Bitter finish. Sharp.
Drake (10526) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Winter Sampler from Teeter Barracks in CVille. Pours a clear copper color with a medium frothy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, toasted malts and floral hops. The taste is bitter floral and resiny hops, some canned fruits and caramel malts. Medium bodied. Decent.
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a reddish hazy color with an off white head. Smells of malts and spice? Taste is a bit dry with some malts. Not too bad.
blipp (6990) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet caramel malty aroma with floral hops. The flavor has earthy and floral hops with sweet toffee like malty notes. A touch harsh in the finish. Pretty good.
freekyp (1634) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
An ill mannered English style pale, India Copper ale is part of Saranacs winter 12 pack for 2010-2011. Pours a deep copper capped with a foamy off white head. Oodles of sticky lacing. Aroma shows earthy hops and dark white bread toast. Medium bodied, this brew attacks with astringent bitterness first that lingers, and becomes somewhat tempered in the aftertaste by the husky malt character. Somewhat one dimensional, but satisfying, and likely a great beer to pair with a zesty BBQ burger, blackened chicken.
MarkBarnes (392) - Waterville, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oct. 31, 2010; 12-oz. bottle from the Winter 12-pack. A remarkably pretty brew -- lovely dark amber pour and creamy, tan head w/ abundant lacing. Caramel-malt aroma. Saranac’s signature harsh, astringent hop profile dominates the flavor & lacing. Yet another variation on a now-familiar theme, being a maltier version of their widely-available (English) Pale Ale; wish these guys would learn to "round-off" their hops a bit. :-(
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. This is part of this years winter mixed pack. The label has a nice description of the beer but no ABV or freshness date.
Appearance: It has a coppery amber color with an average two finger head off an aggressive pour. The head hangs on for a bit but fades to a wispy thin layer. Lacing is good and slick.
Smell: The aroma has some sweet maltiness pooping through some very nice American hop notes.
Taste/Palate: The flavor reflects on the aroma with a sturdy sweet base malt and solid citrus/pine like hop bitterness. Hops carry on into the finish but don’t linger for long. Its medium body and carbonation keeps things moving along and drinking well.
Notes: This is classic easy drinking Saranac.