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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Today is the perfect day to enjoy a cold, crisp pint of Copperhook Ale. This brilliant copper colored ale has distinctive caramel notes and a clean refreshing finish. The light maltiness and pleasant noble hop aroma make it the perfect beer to satisfy all your cravings. Here’s to celebrating today. Copperhook Ale is ideal with seafood, grilled chicken and salads. Available year round on the West Coast. Available January through April on the East Coast.

Style: Copper Ale
ABV: 5.80%
Malts: Pale, Carapils, Caramel
Hops: Willamette, Saaz
Color SRM: 10.7
Bitterness Units: 25.0 IBU
Original Gravity: 13.25*
Brewed Since: 2001

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bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2005
on draft bellvue, WA...some weird offshoot of redhook. crisp nose of frank essence with small amt of citrus. mouth pushes a bitter backbone from the aftertaste of the beer. crisp yet biting. reminds me of anchor steam.

3.6
maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Purchased fresh at the brewery in WA, sampled barely chilled in a tulip glass. Yeast-cloudy copper/orange... somewhere between polished bronze and cantaloupe flesh... with a small ecru head. Bright aromas of spicy licorice, caramel, menthol, and nutmeg. Flavors are complex and fascinating; rye and breadcrust, peppery spice, honey, yeast, walnut, juniper, and a hint of bubblegum. Medium bodied, tingly on the tongue, kind of coats the mouth like static cling. Mildy bitter, cedary aftertaste. All elements blend seamlessly. I think the "amber ale" classification is misleading- I consider it more of a hybrid or "specialty" style. Refreshing, tasty, and unusually spicy; rivals a top-notch Belgian ale. Wow!

3.1
UNCCTF (584) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Bottled. A very good amber with nice balance and a good slightly hoppy finish. Good full body. Wish we could get this on the east coast.

2.8
apost8n8 (123) - USA - MAY 26, 2005
Anthony’s - Belingham, WA Tasted like a generic amber, decent beer but no special. Mild hops and malt but a little watery

2.7
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2006 Re-Rate. Bottle at Aunt Judy and Uncle Tom’s, Bainbridge Island, WA. Pours cloudy and viscous amber; a faint head and carbonation are evident, as is a whisper of yeast. Aroma is faint malt with grapefruit and a slight peach. Flavor is watery-sweet corn with a malty undertone. My girlfriend, Corey, says of the palate: "Fizzy on the tongue." I say it has a dagger-like intensity. Offensive! Average at best; leaves no lasting impression.

3
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Lightly hopped with some kind of boring malt, it’s not bad just boring. Some slightly sweet hints with a touch of tinniness and corn. Seems to have that graininess of many lagers, like a beefed-up pilsner. Just boring.

3.1
kyzr (1551) - Montana, USA - APR 28, 2005
Nice amber color. Nose of hops. Flavor was more of extra hopped ale than that of an amber. I got more citrus tones than malt. Like someone said before, was more like an ESP than amber.
Earlier Rating: 7/20/2004 Total Score: 3.2
Amber in color with a quick head. Citrus with a touch of yeast nose. Hints of hoppy citrus with light malt balance. Clean finish to it.

3.6
brownaler (663) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Hazy orange appearance. Has a sharp hop tinge in the front with a trace of lemon in the finish. A nice drinkable amber ale.

2.9
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2005
From the bottle this pours a clear amber with a medium white head. Moderate citrus hop aroma, with a slight metallic note. Taste starts with a very watery palate, light fruity malts followed by a mild hop finish. Not much to this beer, just mild flavors. I remember the tap version tasting much better than this.

3.3
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2005
Nice amber ale...a little more hop than others I’ve tried. Medium frothy head smells more like a mild american pale ale. Clean, crisp aftertaste...not a bad brew at all.


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