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Four Alarm Copper Ale - Pumphouse Brewery

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Four Alarm Copper Ale
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BA SCORE
82
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pumphouse Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rowew on 03-08-2005)
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by LordofTime25:
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LordofTime25

Iowa

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep redish amber with a thin white head that settles after a few minutes and leave good lacing during consumtion.

Smells of a good malts and hops blend.

Has a copper tste to it, but still good. Has a earhty malt flavor to it, but also a nice hops bite as well.

Medium bodied and good carbonation.

I had a few of these and I could of had more.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2008 18:03:00 | More by LordofTime25
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jstevep00

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-19-2014 02:17:26 | More by jstevep00
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12-29-2013 06:27:50 | More by jaydoc
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-24-2011 16:28:39 | More by MsRif
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Poured a clear, chestnut brown with a minimal white head that left some decent lacing. Mostly caramel and maybe some Munich malts in the aroma, and not much else. Very woody taste, nutty, and malty, mildly hopped; perhaps just a tad metallic. Medium-bodied, and quite easily sessionable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2011 14:51:36 | More by Rifugium
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claytong

Vermont

2.58/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

it tasted a bit too much of copper for me. metal in my beer just isnt appetizing. didnt like their malting either.
first altbier i have below average.
had one or two other beers from their place and didnt really like any. their burgers are good though. the beers were all just a bit simple and bland.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2011 22:19:00 | More by claytong
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Tolnik

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep redish amber coloration with a good lingering lacing once settled.

S - This beer has a good smell of a malt and hop balanced combination.

T - Once you take a sip there is a distinct copper taste. The earthy tones and malt give a good overall flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2008 04:48:24 | More by Tolnik
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Oxymoron

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Should be called 'Fore' alarm because it reminds me of my golf game. The pour is a clear amber colored beer with good head and decent lacing.

The nose overall is light but some malty and caramel notes are noticeable. Some pale notes as well. There is a slight soapy aroma as well.

The taste comes out more with a more noticeable malty and caramel flavor. Decent malt backing considering the low ABV. The caramel had a sweeter flavor to it, almost sugary but that may be due to the limited hop flavor. There also is a soapy finish to the beer as well.

The body is light but ok for style. Overall I would say that it has some good qualities, but just like my game, could use some more umph.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2007 06:32:07 | More by Oxymoron
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mentor

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a thin layer of off-tan head over a nearly clear copper rust-brown liquid. Smells dark hops, caramel, and just enough roast to give the beer an iron character.

Tastes smooth malt, caramel, and delicious orange hoppy. Quite strong biscuit malt character (could be Special B). Drying ending with some grassy coho hop charcter. A bit of tettnanger character in the hop flavor. Not to style for an alt (too hoppy, IMO), perhaps best classified as a sticke. Flavors are well balanced and blended to make a smooth progression from gentle malt to hop-flavor and then to drying finish that leaves my mouth wanting more. Deliciously drinkable. Md-light body with a smooth creamy character on the tongue. Mild carbonation fits with the gentle flavors.

Serving type: growler

01-16-2007 03:34:20 | More by mentor
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rowew

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Pumphouse. An altbier according to the beer descriptions that weighs in at 40 IBUs. It pours a clear reddish with a small head that leaves decent lacing. Very malty smell, and a very crisp taste with a light bitterness. Also has some biscuit flavoring that blends well with the flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2005 15:44:31 | More by rowew
Four Alarm Copper Ale from Pumphouse Brewery
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