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RATINGS: 919   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2544) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2004
ahhhh - there is nothing better in the world after a 12 hour trip from Germany to NJ than sitting after a quick shower in JoeVees garden in the sun and having a relaxed first beer!!!! Nice chocolate smoked nose. Hoppy with some sweet toffee untertones. Nicely balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2004
An aroma of hops and caramel. A flavor of hops and caramel. A decent pale ale, not more, not less.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 24, 2004
Pours dark brown off the tap. The flavor of this beer isn't very assertive. Maybe a hint of caramel in there. Kind of dark and heavy compared to other pale ales I've had. It's different, not to my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2439) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2004
Decent head with almost no carbonation. Tart and hoppy aroma. Very hoppy. Slightly floral with a touch of fruit. Color is a dark amber. Good hop flavor along with a bit of roastyness. Almost like burnt toast. Finish is roasty also and leaves a nice bitter aftertaste. A very good pale ale and another very good beer from Smuttynose.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2004
Crystal clear, copper-colored ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Bisquity, citrusy aroma with notes of milk chocolate. Malty flavor with big fuggle or cascade hops for balance. Medium-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel and a lengthy, bitter finish. Recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (845) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2004
Pleasant but not brilliant floral, fruity aroma. Dark orange/red in color with a tiny, white head; very little significant lacing. Malt flavor is sweet and long-lasting, and there is a good hop hit toward the end. Nice, fairly rick body. Having recently been drinking stuff from the likes of Otter Creek, Harpoon, and Sam Adams, this is a refreshing and more positive experience.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Nice clean and refreshing floral hop nose. Looks like a pretty tight pale. Cloudy medium orange/amber color with a thick pillow-like head that looks fluffy as a cloud. Very strong and bitter hop presence with kind of a sourdough taste. Could use just a little more malts in the mix for a better balance. Not a bad pale ale though after it breathes a bit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2009 Oranges twinkling through a heavy caramel firmament...A luscious, unfiltered body of grassy, leafy hops achieves impressive balance with the prevalent fruity sweetness...Although aroma is somewhat lacking compared to the full flavor and body, this is one very good pale ale I would like to know more intimately...Could have more identity though...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
UPDATED: APR 3, 2004 (DRAFT) Light brown ale with a hoppy resinous aroma. However, the taste is hoppy but more like german hops, very sharp,and good malts. medium body. 04/03/04: The hoppy character of the beer comes well with the bottle, lots of grapefruits, very floral and resinous, with a good body...initially rated 7-3-6-3-13 on tap in Potsdam but now its 7-3-7-3-15, bottled.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2004
A fantastic pale al from a decent New England microbrew. Bold, delicious hops; rich, copper color. Very smooth upon the palate. Strong finish with memorable hops lingering. Note to self: look for more from this brewery!


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