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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Taking an “India Pale Ale” to the next level this copper ale has the malt backbone to carry the hoppiness you expect in an “India Pale Ale”. Carefully selected malts from North America and Europe are decoction mashed to highlight there character and the brew is complemented with generous amounts of Columbus, Cascade and Centennial hops. Cheers!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear brown color with an average to large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting and had good lacing. Moderate toasted malt & hoppy aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet smooth flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9530) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Bottle poured a clear tarnished copper with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of earthiness, pine, spicy hops and lkight fruittiness. Palate waslight bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of earthiness, grapefruit, spicy hops and light pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2010
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Pours clear deep coppery with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is roasty caramel malt, hops. Tastes caramel malty, with a pronounced hop bill, good complexity, and a crisp hoppy finish. Gets a bit tart late.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2010
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a slightly hazy orange-brown color with a small foamy beige head that produced a bit of lacing. The aroma was faint perfume and vague fruity hops with a touch of caramel underneath. The flavor was dryish, bitter and a bit toasty with a sour caramel and nut element and moderate perfume, floral and grapefruity hops. The finish was long, dry, bitter and hoppy. Medium body. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4659) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Nice copper coloured body with a light amber glow up top and a thinnish, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of light grassy and herbal hops, some light malt, metal and a bit of cereal. Medium-bodied; Assertive, noticeable grassy and herbal hops with a hint of metal, some strong earthy and nutty malt notes and a little sweetness on the tail end. Aftertaste shows a decent amount of hops, especially for a matt beer - with some more earthy, herbal and bitter notes from the malt and metal. Overall, a decently hopped beer with some other flavours, but not much else - and not enough to make it full of flavour or complexity - which is too bad, but definitely expected for a matt beer. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2011 for US$1.19 sampled on 08-January-2012 at home in Washington.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2010
12oz bottle. Filtered looking amber-brown. Steady, respectable off-white head. Pretty solid hop aromatics. Amber Ale eh?I can see it I guess...as Copper Ale is quite a mysterious style. This would be closer to an Imperial Copper Ale, or Imperial Amber. A pretty hefty beer. Big malt backbone and solid hopping. A rather bad-ass beer that will never get any RateBeer props.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2010
The aroma is hoppy with both pine and floral hops and some roasted malt to balance. The appearance is amber with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is smooth. Overall this is good and despite being bitter it’s not astringent. One of Saranac’s better beer’s.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (3971) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Well, I guess anything can be india style anymore? Sweeter candy like aroma, with processed hops in the background. Smells fairly potent. Brownish somewhat cloudy pale pour with pond scum for a head. Yep, somewhat strong IPA feel to it but does not approach the piercing flavor of many popular IPA. Almost watery plastic at times. Nice photo on front of bottle. Saranac, so many, so few days! Finish is astringent saddle leather. Background of green grapefruit rinds. I’m guessing around 6% alky?


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