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Shipwrecked Captains Copper Ale



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An English full-bodied, copper colored ale, with a hint of hops and caramel that give it a malty flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, yeast and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of caramel and light toasted malt with a crisp finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerInHeaven (264) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2015
pours a clear copper gold with a thick white head and good lacing. Aroma is malt and faint hay. Taste is clean at first, then turns bitter. Some light hoppy bitterness comes through in the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3542) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Draft Flight 4/26/00 (Brewpub)-Pours a clear copper with a small ring for a head. Aroma of nothing. Taste of malt and hops with a dry finish. This medium to full bodied brew is not bad and pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (4690) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Aroma is a mix of very nutty malts and strong hints of toffee and coffee. The flavor is toffee, nutty malts and a mildly fruity/tart finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmoreau (2988) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 Sampled as part of a flight "plank" of the current drafts at the brewpub bar. Poured to plastic with an orange/amber color, a modest, off white head, and wavey lacing. The aroma was soft malt, a touch of caramel, light graininess, but that same acetic hint that I picked up in the Lighthouse Light was present, although slightly masked due to a little more complexity and ingredients in the style. The flavor was lightly dry and crisp, with medium hop bitterness in only a light to medium body. Altogether, just okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (3470) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2012
As of January 2012, this is classified as an amber ale on RateBeer. I think of it as more of an APA and it is an OK rendition. It’s a cloudy copper color. I’d say it’s a little lighter than most APAs even w/ a thin head that leaves behind a nice lattice of lace. Nose is rather subdued, a bit of earth and some toffee, but the flavor is nicely bitter and decently balanced with a little sweetness. This is forgettable overall but it drinks pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10133) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle… Pours hazy and golden with an orange tint and a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The aroma offers biscuity, bready malts and peppery hops with an afterthought of toffee. Medium to full-bodied with vibrant carbonation. The flavor tilts just a hair toward the sweet side of balance and presents moderately toasted barley countered nicely by moderate, earthy hop bitterness. Short, crisp, bittersweet finish. Kudos to my pops for bringing this one down from Wisconsin!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Clear amber with a quickly fading tan topper. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dough and mild hops. Taste is of caramel, bready malt, diacetyl and mild hops. Finishes up with a bit of fruit and mild bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
crossovert (9559) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2011
A very generic "copper ale". Watch out for this brewery they often have notes of diacetyl in their beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Cooper colored pour with a tan head. Aroma is malt. Taste is tinny, metallic, offtaste. Low carbonation, Good lacing though!

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