McMenamins Eugene 2016 — photo 24 of 43: The fifth time I have enjoyed a pint of seasonal Copper Moon ale, this time on the patio of McMenamins North Bank in Eugene, Oregon, in September 2016. According to the brewer:
“Copper Moon has a coppery-orange luminescence radiating out of the pint glass, originating from three different organic malts that impart a flavorful yet summery smooth sweetness that quenches your thirst while tantalizing your taste buds. The upfront hop bitterness of Copper Moon is relatively low, complementing the malts without being overpowering. The hop flavor and aroma are another matter, as the Perle and Chinook hops used in the latter stages of each batch intermingle to generate a dazzling, citrusy, floral experience, in addition to slightly spicy notes. All of these qualities blend into a refreshing, flavorful organic summer pale ale.” Measurements: 5% ABV • 44 IBUCamera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
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