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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Copper-colored ale is medium-bodied and highly hopped. Its flavor is delightfully complex: tangy fruit at the start, with an assertive hop crispness and a long malty palate that one well-known beer writer has compared to the flavor of freshly-baked bread.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1495) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2003
copper color, no real head. aroma is very grainy, slightly fruit, with an earthy quality. flavor is more fruity

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5232) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Pours a hazed reddish-orange with a sturdy off-white head. The aroma is comprised of fruit and hops. The taste is predominantly hops but also has fruit, and some hints of malt and yeast. There is also a hint of soil. The mouthfeel is a little bitter but is drinkable. Decent pale ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Darkish orange color with a white head. Nice hops. Nice Aroma. A good Pale Ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
maltdog (617) - Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Very deep copper/amber, almost red. Ecru head is very creamy and long lasting. Sharp citrusy hop, toast and roasted nuts in the nose. Restrained zingy hops give way to mellow almost-burnt toast and roasty almost-coffee flavors. The mouthfeel is full and creamy, almost buttery. A spike of metallic hop followed by coffeground bitterness in the mild yet lasting finish. This beer seems confused, with no real dominant character, and having more elements of a brown than a pale, yet failing to be either.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2003
The nose is well balanced. You can smell the hops, but they don't overpower the grassy sweetness. The beer is very cloudy in the glass. There is a LOT of sediment in there - is this supposed to be there? This is the 2nd smuttynose beer where I've had sediment problems (the other was Big A IPA) It tastes kind of burnt at first, followed by some hops and a fruity/bitter aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapFlu (4502) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a thin, creamy, white head na d an orange-copper body. Nose of full-on hops! Absolutely beautiful beer. Flavours of cascade and chinook hops (yes - I checked their website!) and a tangy finish. This has to be one of my favourites! Ever so drinkable...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2003
amber with staying thin white head that laces. The hop aroma is distinctive but I guess I am still not an expert on the variety - think it is centennial or willimette. a bit like DFH Shelter pale but I like the finish of this beer more. I think this is miscatagorized as an EPA and should be APA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3282) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Dark coppery orange color, decent lasting head. Aroma a good nose of roastiness, a bit of whole wheat bread. Flavor was definitely centered on malt, but not sweet by any means. Definite roast flavor, with a bit of the tang that is produced by this. Earthy hop underpinnings, a very faint hint of fruit to round it out. Solid.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2003
[Cask conditioned] Copper coloured. Fruity and slightly hoppy aroma. Mild hop flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2003
This brewery proves as adept with hops as they are with malt. Easy to like pale ale. Sweet up front mellow in the middle with a nice dry finish. Tastes like another...


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