Copper Cone - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

125 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Wasatch on 06-06-2010

Copper Cone Pale Ale is a special offering, aroma rich, pale ale that may vary the hops, malts and even sometime the yeast used. Typically this beer is an “over the top” Pale Ale with a deep copper color and loads of dry hopping going into each batch. The fresh hop aroma of this beer makes it a stand out.
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Ratings: 125 | Reviews: 50
Reviews by Jree261:
Photo of Jree261
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Red orange (copper) color with an off white almost gray foam.

S-Grassy hop nose

T-Dark fruits and earth.

M-Medium body with a long finish. The mouthfeel is my favorite part of the beer.

O-Not bad. Typical pale ale. I'm a bigger fan of most of the other Epics.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial pint glass a slightly hazed burnt orange with a tight formed one finger white head that left a solid ring of lace as it settled slowly into a frothy mass.A mix of caramel/biscuit malt and sharp grapefruit-like hops in the nose,good balance.Sweet biscuit malts play a big role on the palate up against a healthy doe of citri and piney hops,a well balanced beer to me true to APA form.This a solid pale with a great hop profile that doesnt get out of control,a very nice beer in my opinion.

Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great burnt orange pour with a initially sturdy head that left about half way through the pint. Beige lace left behind. Hop/citrus aromas apparent upfront. Carbonation was light but great hop flavor, not too harsh. Nice body and finish no slick, syrupy, sweetness. Aftertaste is pleasant and doesn't linger for hours. Overall very refreshing on a hot Spring day.

Photo of Beaver13
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, release #8 - 6.8%. Pours a hazy dark copper with a medium frothy creamy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is caramel and crystal malts with resiny piney hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts with grapefruit and resiny hops leading to a pretty surprisingly big , slightly charred, bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation, slightly watery.

Overall, a very nice Pale ale. Probably one of the hoppier and better ones I've had. This is probably more of an IPA.

Photo of jtierney89
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy deep burnt amber hue with about two fingers of sticky white head. Pungent hoppy piney nose with undertones of caramelized citrus and grapefruit.

Thick syrupy mouthfeel, sweet big caramel and pale malts up front followed by a big juicy fruity hop profile. Just enough carbonation to break flavors apart while holding them all together. Great balance, simple but big bold flavors that come together and blend nicely. To call this beer a pale ale though at 6.2%? Well yes, flavors are of that of a big pale ale, at no time does this beer get overwhelming, its just enough, in all the right the places.

Photo of trappistlover
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(22oz bottle from Total Wine Desert Ridge. Batch 12, 6.8% abv ). Pours a hazy dark copper color with off-white head. Some lacing developing as the head dissipates. Carbonation is quite active. Aroma has some dank hops, resin, bread, and a touch of orange. Taste is malty sweet, but not overdone. There is also a bit of sharp bitterness. Medium bodied with oily texture. Bitter finish. Pretty nice beer, but I prefer Epic’s Spiral Jetty with a similar abv. If this was in the 5 percent range, this would be a good session beer. Still, I do like this beer.

Photo of IMPERALEVERYTHIN
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy, still some yeast floating around, good lasting head

Smell: Piney pellet hops, with caramel malt

Taste: great hop malt balance, slight fruity yeast, sweet complex malt, nothing notable with the hop taste or smell.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, good carbonation. The only thing holding this back is the lack of hop aromatics and hop complexity. I would be surprised if there were any fresh whole cone hops in here. Needs more time to clear, this yeast is like ex-lax.

Release #7

Poured into burgundy glass at 60f

Photo of beerthulhu
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A dirty orange is dense in the glass offering some cardinal red highlights. The head is sandstone in color, a finger high, with a initial one part creamy, one party frothy head that was fairly withstanding. A light slow rise of effervesce is detected within.

S: For aroma there are strong indications of fresh pine scents mingling with a caramel sweetness. Good show of strength.

T: The flavor was dry pine, grapefruit peel set against a dry toasted grain backing. Toasty dry, strong hop offering, flowery citrus that has some oily resin moments. The beer starts dry and toasted and finishes much the same way while there are intermittent instances of caramel sweetness that peeks out mid-way.

M: fairly sharp, but not crisp, rather oily with a malty fullness that left a good bite of bittering citrus behind.

O: Overall a high level of hops, bordering on ipa standars, big malty body makes for a fulfilling pale. Not your typical crisp summertime offering, but rather more suited as a fall beer with a slightly high 6.9%abv that will limit this in numbers no doubt. Worthy by the bomber.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of pine and resin hops with light dry caramel malt base. Taste is also a mix between some resin and pine hoppy notes with some dry caramel malt. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed and quite enjoyable with pretty good hops punch for an APA.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

#6 and the final bottle.. Wow!! Glad I saved this one for last... Thanks Sam!!

Big foamy khaki head... great retention and lacing... the brew is a hazed copper...

Nose is really nice.. big fruity hops practically jump out of the glass... citrus and tropical... even floral.. tons of stuff going on here... I would guess Amarillo or Simcoe..

Flavor is fantastic... verging on mild DIPA territory for sure.. mirrors the nose with a good malt backbone.. sooo fruity... reminds me of the Flintstone vitamins my mom would make take as a kid... toasty malts play toward the finish and then the lingering hop bomb comes back out swinging.. Body is a very solid medium with a lite and smooth carbonation.

If this had more of a bitter bite out front, I would lobby for DIPA categorization... very impressive.

Thanks again Sam.. I know I am gonna be dumping out alot of cool beer tonight, but I guarantee, I will be finishing this bomber.

For Sam and his boss.... Soooo.... My opinion of Epic Brewing is that it is very solid and if what I hear about the price point is right, then I say definitely get them in... I will be picking this bottle up regularly and pimping it hard in trades.

4/4.5/4/4/4.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a nice medium red amber with a healthy two finger off white head with good retention and tons of lacing. Aroma of bready, lightly toasted malt with light spicy stone fruit. Flavor is biscuit malt with lighter toasted malt elements, sweet nuts, and light citrus fruit (grapefruit and orange). Finishes with pleasant grassy, somewhat citrus hops. Medium bodied. Flavors are nicely melded and balanced, with neither the malt or hops dominant until the finish. A biscuity, earthy, richly flavored pale ale that leans in color and profile towards a red ale.

Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very coppery orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin beige head that quickly died down and left a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and some lacing on the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of orange and grapefruit in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is quite citrusy and has notes of caramel. There are lots of hop flavors but only a slight amount of bitterness, which is enough to mask away any malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a very good drinkability and goes down easily. It’s a nice selection if you are looking for lots of hops but don’t want to settle for an IPA.

Photo of rlee1390
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Deep cloudy orange, not much carbonation, one finger head with some lacing.

S-Not much of anything, grass and some citrus.

T-Starts with some bread, citrus and grass. Ends with slight bitterness.

M-Lighter to medium bodied, not much carbonation.

O-An average APA. Could have less bread/malt and more hops to help with the balance.

Photo of Stevedlikesbeer
3.39/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark rich copper color, feels more like an amber ale

Photo of cbarrett4
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into taster (4 oz) at Belmont Station:

This is somewhat between a Pale ale and IPA. The hops are more aggressive than most American Pales but the malts are definitely in line with pale ale. All in all a very good beer if you are expecting a more intense pale ale or a baby IPA style.

Photo of Cresant
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served this 22 0z. brown bottle in a Sierra NevadaHops glass. Release #13 is stamped on the label. The body was cloudy. Caramel-orange in color with a tan head that left some lacing in the glass.

The smell was bready with a hard candy sourness.

The taste was Jolly Rancher tartness. Some bread sweetness with a gentle bitter aftertaste. A nondescript fruitiness. Not a "clean" tasting APA. Maybe this is an older bottle, pretty disappointing really.

The mouthfeel was medium to light and had mild carbonation. This is not one I would seek out again.

Addendum: Researching on their website show this beer was brewed April 22, 2011. Eleven months old, past it's prime.

Photo of Zorro
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chill hazed amber colored beer with a small white colored head. Very dark amber color I can see how you could say it is red in color.

Smells malty and hoppy with a spicy scent to it something like a Cinnamon log. Pine and pine wood with some cedar plank and some eucalyptus. Grapefruit is in this but it leans toward the pine more than the citrus.

Starts out woody and a bit bitter. On the dry side with lots of woody tastes and tea. Stays dry with a medium level of bitterness. Not picking up much more than malt, wood and bitterness in this beer.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall a stout pale ale that tastes like a pale ale, nothing good or bad about that.

Photo of JunkYardJake
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle to stemless oversized wine glass.
Release #5 - 6.4%
Pours a dark copper/amber color with a full frothy head. Retention is average and the lacing is good. Smells wonderful and complex. Lots of juicy citrus and pine hops and a potent earthy undertone. Tastes very hoppy with a mild bitter finish. The piney hops and caramel malts pair nicely. Very much an west coast IPA in flavor and smell and more of a APA in bitterness and strength. Moderate body and dryness. Very flavorful and drinkable brew. A poster child for the new generation of APA/IPA hybrids.

Photo of silentdonkey
2.97/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Simzy's in Long Beach, CA.

A: Amber and deep copper. One finger relatively thick head with decent lacing.

S: Grapefruit and lemon zest. Acidic hop aroma with some roast malt and caramel notes.

T: There are notes of coffee, biscuit, and faint chocolate. Some caramel sweetness. Lingering citrus hop bitterness of grapefruit and lemon. Small amount of piney/grassy hops on the finish. A twangy hop bite left behind.

M: Medium carbonation and a lighter body than the color and flavors lead you to anticipate.

O: A decent APA. More roasted malt than I was expecting. The body is kind of thin and the bitterness is a little harsher than I like. Not the most balanced beer. A good attempt at something out of the ordinary. Probably wouldn't come back for more.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Release #12

A: Slightly hazy copper to orange color with just a hint of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall beige head which dissipates quickly leaving only a thin ring of bubbles at the edge of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Primary aroma is that of citrus hops with some hints of pine hops int he background.

T: Upfront it is caramel and malt sweetness followed by citrus & pine hops and a bitter finish. The hop bitterness I would describe as smooth or easy, not harsh.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very easy to drink and very enjoyable - could be a very nice session beer. I really enjoy the way the hop bitterness is not too harsh making it more approachable. I would definitely get another one of these.

Photo of AleWatcher
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bomber courtesy of 2dogbrew- thanks Russ!

Rather dark orangey amber color with a light tan head. Below average retention and lacing.

Bready, pale, bisctuit malt action hits up front-- just a touch sweet, but primarily pretty dry. The hops are big pine notes and a bit of citrus. Nice balanced flavor with a big old oily bitterness. Very dry finish.

Not a bad beer here, but seeing as how I LOVE pale ales, I tend to rate these a bit tougher than other people... Understand that with this style especially, I rate to a C average...
Very drinkable beer, but doesn't hit the flavor notes I look for most in a pale ale.... Good carbonation, good medium body, oily slick feel.

Overall, I would drink this again, but I won't be adding it to my wants or asking for it at all...

Photo of Gavage
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a dark hazy orange color with a 2" head.

Smell: caramel and a hop bitterness are up front. Some citrus is a bit softer in the background.

Taste: caramel, orange, sweet grapefruit, and a bit of earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel : medium bodied. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Aftertaste is short-lived.

Overall: a nicely drinkable pale ale. Nicely refreshing and tasty. Worthy of a try.

Photo of Douglas88
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another awesome bomber thanks to Kevin and Eric. Pours a cloudy copper color with a large beige/white head. The aroma is loads of citrus hops, caramel. A hoppy smooth flavor; rich citrus, orange, loads of fresh flavors. Light caramel. Smooth and tasty. Very drinkable. Nice!

Photo of mactrail
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite an orangey tone to the amber brew, more like an IPA color. An earthy and flowery aroma.

A sweet and grainy stew of flavors. Lots of malt. Surprisingly warm and rich. It's more like a DIPA with a couple percentage points knocked off. It's not so amazingly bitter, it's just totally stuffed with hops. It ends up more on the fruity side with just a touch of spice. Some sharp hop acidic flavors after some sipping.

This is Release #28, packaged May 14, 2012, and 6.6% ABV. Epic's informative website lists the hops: Columbus, Zeus, Centennial, Amarillo, and Summit, and dry hopped Simcoe.

Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Release #5, direct from the brewery, around $4. Into an imperial pint.

A: Copper in color with an enormous two finger head that slowly recedes, large globs of lacing as it recedes. Head is quite dense. Slightly cloudy, but overall a nice looking beer.

S: Resinous hops, huge citrus and pine, slightly sulfuric smell underneath the initial notes that is pretty weird. Has a lot of west coast pale/ipa notes. Underneath that is a few sweet malt notes but the hops are the main focus.

T: When it hits mouth it kind of fades, some caramel malts and a decent citrus blast, but not nearly what I was expecting from the nose. Pretty juicy hops, but not much bitterness. I'd like a little bit more bitterness. Fairly sweet in the finish as well. Has a few boozy notes which should not be there in a 6.4% beer.

M: Medium thick body, maybe a touch on the thick side, and maybe a bit on the sweet side. A bit drier of a finish would really help this out.

D: Overall not bad, a little more bitterness would really help this out. Having that hop profile without the bitterness is pretty pleasant. Its definitely no Daisy Cutter, but it is the same general idea, a hoppy beer that won't destroy your tongue. Not too bad, but I think it might need a bit more tweaking. Will try again and hope for a super fresh batch.

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Copper Cone from Epic Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.