RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This hoppy sweet amber was the original ale brewed at the first Lagunitas brewery in West Marin. The original, actually, was a fair example of 'Odious Ale-ism'. Sometimes it was wonderful, sometimes it took the enamel off your teeth. Well, we are better brewers now, and it has become a tasty Cal State Fair award winner!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2003
Dark amber in color this one has a nice malty taste to it. not much hops. OK.

Grezinsky (3) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011 does not count
A nice copper colored brew. A nice smooth flavor alot of hops and malt with a bitter aftertaste. Not alot of carbonation but the taste keeps it fresh. Overall a good solid beer.

omhper (25713) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2008 Draught at Alioto’s, San Francisco (as Alioto’s Private Ale). Amber colour, clear, small head. Perfumy and lightly roasty. Light bodied with clean mouthfeel. Medium bitterness. A drinkable and well balanced beer, perhaps with overly simple malt character.

BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Solid pour here lighter amber, copper in colour. small head, almost seemingly no carb. Bites though. Nice smooth hop intro and bitter backdraft. Roasted malts take a reverse effect to the Imperial red and end out a well rounded brew.

waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2007
bottle. dark pour with thin head. fruity, sweet malts, carmel, sugar in aroma. aroma is off. light and watery with roasted malt flavor, nutty, toffee.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/26/2000
Mode: Bottle
Source: Norm’s, DC

dark amber, thin white head, malty aroma with floral hops, rich well balanced malt flavor, lots of qood hop character, touch of sweet carmel malt, lingering bitterness, very well made amber

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Score: **4
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jake65 (4000) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Bottle: Amber color is perfect with a fluffy tanned head and solid lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, sweetness, and hops. Taste is a rich maltiness, caramel, brown sugars, even a little fruitiness, and some light hops. Not overly hopped, thats for sure, but very solid flavor throughout. I was pleasantly impressed with this amber ale.

hayduke (5634) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Bottle. Color, amber of course. Head small and whie. Nose is light malts, with just a hint of hops. Mouthfeel clean and crisp. Flavor is carmel and fruit and malts. Finish is dry. Amber is not my personal favorite but this one is a littel above average.

BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Bottle drank at the Brickskeller during RBSG 06 DC Weekend Pellucid amber, caramel, light head and lacing. Nose of light caramel, semi-sweet, missing hps. The flavor is average. Light brown sugar and a bit of maple. The finish is average, balanced is a better word.

beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2006
(06.11.06) 12 oz brown bottle from Beeronthewall.com. Poured clear dark brown with small white head. Soft carbonation. Fruity caramel aroma. Medium bodied ale that starts dry with caramel/fruity flavors. Finished dry with light hop bitterness. Well-balanced but with a slight edge toward hop bitterness, this is an excellent drinkable amber ale.

chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Did this get repackaged as a "copper" ale. Perhaps that is what I had in a glass. Not much going on-- bland, not much hops, uninspired. Too sweet.

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