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Reviews by sam_bliss:
4.55/5 rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12-ounce bottle into globe glass
This one is copper just like the label says. We'll see if the "rich" of "rich copper-colored ale" holds up as well. The head sits nearly an inch thick. Good retention and lacing as well. The copper color is not perfectly clear, perhaps just because it is somewhat dark and auburn. The smell is minty and has a bit of pineapple, and sour apricot. There are notes that remind me of dental impression material. Roasted beets in the nose become heartier yam and other chewy roots in the front of the mouth. The malts in this one are bready and thick; a bit of roasted malt is present in the middle, while a citrus hoppiness kicks near the end.The mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation refreshingly high. Floral accents flavor a sweet maple and grainy base that leaves a sour but not bitter taste and a bit of syrupy feeling on the roof.
This is a remarkable and unique red ale. The hops are not so grapefruit-dominated but instead much more subtle and complex. I'd like to know what sort of yeast was used, the sour esters and bit of licorice taste make this so tasty. And that is from someone who is no Amber fan.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2013 03:17:28 | More by sam_bliss
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3.56/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a transparent copper color with a substantial head of sudsy, khaki foam. Aroma is pleasantly light and fruity, consisting of lemon grass, banana, clove, and grassy hops.
The taste features a light caramel malt up front along with a healthy kick of grassy hops that make way for an equally potent kick of peppery/herbal hops. A grain husk musk shores up the back end. The peppery hops are the clear focal point here, as they practically sizzle on the back of the tongue whilst the other flavors recede. It's an interesting sensation, albeit a little heavy-handed. The mouthfeel is a little thin, perhaps passably semi-creamy, propped up by some perky carbonation.
Overall, this is an interesting and flavorful brew. The closest analogue I can muster is Domaine Dupage, although the flavors here are more coarse and strident. It's not something I would seek out to enjoy, but it's worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 01:43:24 | More by MaximalC
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