This is one of my favorite breweries so my mouth is kinda watering in anticipation of giving this a try.
I'm interested to see how strong the hop is in this ale. Lagunitas is known for their hop flavor but in an ale?
Look-well, it's called rich COPPER ale so the fact that it's copper in color shouldn't be a suprise. No head to speak of.
Smell-I can smell it sitting on the counter. Let's bring it to the nose. Sweet and malty.
Taste-The hop is tempered but still present. It's subtle but nice.
Mouth-Medium bodied and sweet in the mouth. Smooth (for Lagunitas) finish with a bit of a dry, roasty aftertaste.
Overall-I'm biased because I love this brewery, but this is a very good beer. For me, I'll be seeking out a sixer of this. If you've tried other beers from Lagunitas and found them too hoppy, give this one a whirl since the hop is muted. If you are indifferent on the brewery, I'd suggest you let this one go by. It doesn't pop like their other beers so I'm sure you could find something else at Gilly's (or your local craft beer store) that would be more interesting to you.
About The Censored:
Lagunitas Censored Ale is a medium-full bodied, high gravity beer. Not too heavy on the hops and with a perfect balance of flavor, Censored Ale goes down smoothly. This copper-colored ale features a fruity flavor with a notable pineapple taste.
Brewed in California at Lagunitas Brewing Company, this craft beer came out of many experiments with otherwise untapped combinations for creating beer. Be sure to check out the unique label on the Censored Ale – it might make you wonder what its original name was!