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Copper Cone - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

107 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 06-06-2010)
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Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -47.2%

22oz. Bomber
Elevated Series
Release #1
$5.89 ea.

Pours a cloudy pale copper color, some carbonation, foamy off-white head, with some sticky lacing. The nose is hoppy, with a slight caramel malt, very slightly sweet, with some citrus/grapefruit. The taste is hoppy, bitter, slight sweetness, slight citrus note, grapefruit, slight malt. Medium body, the finish is dry and bitter. Would not buy this again.

Wasatch, Jun 06, 2010
Photo of Cresant
2.73/5  rDev -28%

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.

Cresant, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Travisnin
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Travisnin, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of silentdonkey
2.93/5  rDev -22.7%

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.

silentdonkey, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of Irish12
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Irish12, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of bigred89
3/5  rDev -20.8%

bigred89, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of Chou
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Chou, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of heytomcat
3/5  rDev -20.8%

heytomcat, May 16, 2014
Photo of guzzleacoldone
3/5  rDev -20.8%

guzzleacoldone, May 05, 2012
Photo of azdback
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%

Release # 17. Poured into a Spaten Tumbler. Dark and cloudy orange color. A large explosion of carbonation leads to a huge three finger head. The head is rocky and just a bit off white in color. Lace is very sticky as well. Nice looking beer.

Smell is fairly musty yeast, bread or biscuit. There are also some mild citrus smells of maybe a blood orange or some other overripe citrus sweet smell.

Taste is similar to the smell, the dank/musty yeast tastes are much more mellow but still there. I wish they weren't. There are some dull citrus bitter. Maybe the taste of an overripe pink grapefruit with some sugar sprinkled on top. Tastes a lot like Hop Wallop, a beer I didn't like at all.

Mouth is crisp and carbonation is from round to spritzy. Body is medium and the finish is average and a bit dry.

Overall I liked how this one started out but really didn't like much more than the appearance. If you like dank yeast then you might like this. I did not.

azdback, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of AleWatcher
3.45/5  rDev -9%

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...

AleWatcher, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of trappistlover
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%

(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.

trappistlover, Jun 26, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ste5venla, Jan 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

40ontarget, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Lantern, Apr 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

swetsastonic, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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.

mactrail, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of appetiteforparis
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

appetiteforparis, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

backslide311, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

bcm75, Jan 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Comiha, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Mappies, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

zestar, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Haybeerman, Jan 24, 2014
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Copper Cone from Epic Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.