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RATINGS: 860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2003 Not your ordinary pale! Filtered. Deep, rich color, floral nose, zesty hop flavor with a strong lemony bitterness. Very full bodied. Reminiscent of Liberty Ale - it's richer, but not as carbonated. Very good!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2005 2003 bottleReddish amber hue. Pleasant citrus aroma with some malt. Cascade hops initially moderately strong, but evens out quickly and a mild malt flavor, that reminded me of graham crackers rounds out the palate. This beer was from the bottle and was exceptionally well balanced. No problem with carbonation. Hops do not last as long, and the malt flavor is a nice change. Beer presents a very warm, drinkable texture and though the beer is not strikingly unique in any way, it is simply an impressively made beer. I did not find the bitterness that was spoken of by several people, though the body was a little less full than I would like in a pale ale. A great rendition of the EPA, could even handle more malt. 7/3/7/3/14
2005 draught There’s a good rustic, minerally and hay-like hops and malt interplay here, grainy, lightly fruity and very crusty-baked bread-like, but I can’t say much about the malt sweetness. I guess they arent aiming for much of it. Just too dry and attenuated feeling for me. Lightly acidic/astringent almost. 7/3/6/3/13

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2003
Amber pour with a medium white head, mostly diminishes and leaves little lacing. Aroma is mildly malty (caramel, biscuit), mildly floral hops. Flavor starts with the mild caramel and biscuit, middle is clean, ends lightly hoppy. Body is medium, light carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2003
Poured with barely any head and a brownish/amber color. There was a slight malty nose (although my sniffer isn't 100%) and a nice malty taste with a nice hoppy / sweet malty finish. Nice beer although it could have used more carbonation!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2003
Definitely not an APA, but rather an English Pale Ale whose hops caress you gently. Nose is quite faint.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 6, 2003
Boston Beer Summit 2003: Colored a murky brown with a soft and hoppy aroma, this one has a hoppy assault and a bitter leave. Not bad, but not outstanding.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
phillymonksman (60) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2003
Nice amber appearance with a winey aroma. A warm feeling in mouth with some hops. A nice Pale Ale, however I enjoy IPA's for a better after taste than this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2003
A very crisp pale ale, but not very hoppy for a pale ale. Hints of citrus, somewhat skunky aroma. Dark amber color, little head around the sides of the glass. Dry, malty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2003
I liked this one. pours a beautiful amber/maroon color. It tastes bitterly gwood!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (4872) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2003
This is a pretty darn good pale ale. Light copper in color with a slight lacing. Aroma is mostly of hops. This has a nice malt backbone, which makes way in the middle for the moderate hoppiness, but then returns again to join in harmony with the hops in the finish. The long-term of the finish, however, has an slightly unenjoyable bitterness to it. Overall a decent pale ale. I like these smuttynose people.


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