wilnatp (703) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Tap at Copper Kettle, CO 1/10/13. Bready, earthtones, pepper/spice, and citrus hops. Taste was slightly bitter. Good beer. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
On tap at the Copper Kettle. We were told this was the Copper Mezzina with Belgian yeast. It looked identical to the copper mezzina. Smell was hops and esters. Flavor was pretty good, hoppy pale ale with a belghe ian influence but overall I would prefer the Copper Mezzina.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-14-2012 21:16:37 cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Tap @ brewery. Slightly hazy, golden orange appearance with a white head. Orange-grapefruity citrusy, a touch piney, belgian yeasty aroma. Peppery, moderate fruit esters, tangy, citrusy, mild piney hoppy flavor. Easy drinking but the black pepper note is pretty strong. onceblind (9680) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Clear orange copper with a thin and laceful head. Nice nose of citrus rind, yeasty bubblegum, and a fair dose of pale cereal grains. Nice full flavor of west coast citrus hops, with a restrained but firm bitterness, following through with earthy, bready yeast tones that ends kinda fruity with that bubblegum-like tone of Belgian yeast. Kinda peppery throughout, maybe too hoppy overall. Pretty nice! notalush (5878) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Tap at CK - hazy light amber - kind of a hybrid of Belgian and American pales - has a rather high hop profile for the style - a mix of peppery hops and fruity (possibly German?) hops - however, they work rather well with the mildly peppery phenols of the yeast - malts are a bit crisp and crackery up front, but get a bit sweet through the middle and finish - some tropical notes on the tail end, with lingering peppery character - a tad dusty/earthy - a little hefty and sweet for the style (for me, anyway; I like my Belgian pales light and crisp), but still a solid beer.