Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lagunitas Censored Copper Ale

Brewery: Lagunitas Brewing Company
Location: Petaluma, CA
Style: Amber
Brewery Website
Rating: A

Up for review today is the Censored Copper Ale from Lagunitas. The Censored Copper Ale pours up a deep amber color with hints of ruby and quite a bit of fizzy bubbles. The head is clumpy, off-white foam. The nose detects some saltiness along with hints of caramel and some fruity/piny hops.

The palate finds crisp maltiness well-balanced with resinous piny hops. The malt notes are wheat toast along with some caramel. There is a hint of sweetness that fills out the flavor and mouthfeel nicely. The Censored Copper Ale has a rich, medium body with some crisp carbonation.the finish has lingering bitter hops highlighted by toast and caramel.

The Lagunitas Censored Copper Ale is a well balanced amber with a solid hop bite in balance with a nice maltiness. The crisp carbonation balances out a relatively full mouthfeel for an amber that makes this beer rich without being too heavy. This is a great beer for fans of hoppy ambers. Highly recommended.

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