Copper John Pale Ale | Chama River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Chama River Brewing Company
New Mexico, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by HardTarget on 08-26-2005

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big mouthful of hops of the Cascade sort, both resiny and flowery. Malt is biscuity, a clean smooth flavor. Big aroma of hops. Surprisingly not very bitter. More perfumey with all the big hops scents. Lots of caramel comes through after it breathes for a while. Coppery amber color in the pint glass at the Marble Tap Room in Santa Fe.

Listed at 5% ABV. Excellent and well balanced. Proof that a big, hoppy flavor can dominate a beer without agonizing bitterness. My favorite Pale Ale I've tried this year.

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Photo of nwajlg
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HardTarget
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Fresh sugary pine hops

Appearance: Yellow amber glass with an off white head that laced a bit.

Flavor: Wonderful hop flavor with no bite. Can’t taste any malt, but it plays a great supporting role.

Mouthfeel: Creamy!

Overall Impression: It’s all about the hop baby. Forgive the short review, but I think I nailed this one. It does a great job of walking the line up to an IPA, but really stops short of the hop assault of that style. A great job!

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Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acslatersbtb
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of BcOneSeven
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ruleof72
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Nice color, good medium head
S- slightly sweet with nice clover and grass
T- Toasted malt, definite hop w/citrus overtones
M- nice medium bodied. good carbonation
D- very drinkable

This is a good example of PA. A very nice toasted malt flavor backed up with some hop bitterness. Smells great with nice citrus and grass, clover. I could drink several of these very easily. Job well done.

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Copper John Pale Ale from Chama River Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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