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Copper Cone - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | 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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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-30-2013 03:22:56 | More by Cynic-ale
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 03:08:31 | More by LiquidAmber
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

06-30-2013 23:50:03 | More by Kenai4
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bigred89

Maryland

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-24-2013 01:04:02 | More by bigred89
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Jree261

California

3.74/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 00:29:14 | More by Jree261
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Nmgreen

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-17-2013 04:09:22 | More by Nmgreen
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Lantern


3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-08-2013 20:10:14 | More by Lantern
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KajII

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a hazy medium to dark copper orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a large puddle of residue and a medium collar which produced awesome sheets of sticky streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a sweet toasted grain malt, pine and floral hops and a doughy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit peel) and a slight fruity ester (pineapple).

The taste was bitter sweet and rather malty with a light caramel sweetness and a mild fruitiness early on, and then became a tad bitterer and very hoppy with a pronounced citrus peel bitter ending. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with a sweetly bitter hoppy taste fading steadily off the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was right between light and medium in body with a dry and slightly oily texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall I found that I really enjoyed drinking this brew, the fruity caramel sweetness was offset nicely by the harsh citrus peel bitterness and the smooth hoppy profile. This all together created a smooth easy to drink Pale Ale. I think, I just may have another…

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Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 18:31:46 | More by KajII
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Brewman7284

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +32.6%

03-14-2013 00:41:13 | More by Brewman7284
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-26-2013 05:06:59 | More by muskiesman
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Irish12

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%

02-24-2013 13:54:40 | More by Irish12
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-31-2013 01:58:25 | More by ste5venla
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jtd335

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-28-2013 02:35:05 | More by jtd335
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ESeab

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-19-2013 00:56:30 | More by ESeab
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-17-2013 23:10:32 | More by st9647v3
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-17-2013 00:05:49 | More by appetiteforparis
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iKasey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-03-2013 05:56:33 | More by iKasey
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kagent777

Utah

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber from batch 34 purchased directly from the brewery and poured into my perfect pint. Bottle says this batch is 6.7 %ABV. According to Epic's website, bottled September 14, 2012.

Appearance: A bit hazy copper amber colored beer with a three finger, rocky, well retained, off white head.

Smell: Hops oils. I smell pine with the malt hiding behind the hops. The smell is one dimensional, but really pleasant.

Taste: A solid hop smack right up front. Pine and general bitterness. I have to look for the malts, but they might be described as biscuity. The bitter finish lasts a good long time.

Mouthfeel: The body feels light to medium with solid carbonation.

Overall: As a hops head, I love this beer. It is simply hard to classify. I am not sure it is an APA, it is a touch too strong. But, to be an IPA it needs a bit more balance with a stronger malt backbone. This beer is an occasional treat for me due to it's higher price point (~5.5 bomber is equivalent to an eighteen dollar 6 pack). I love that it is local and a showcase of hoppy goodness.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 02:13:00 | More by kagent777
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Mister_Joshy

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-05-2012 00:37:18 | More by Mister_Joshy
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silentdonkey

California

2.93/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2012 21:43:45 | More by silentdonkey
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 00:55:23 | More by jtierney89
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jamesDaExMoBeerGuy

Utah

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-28-2012 17:47:40 | More by jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer #45 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

Whew. I popped this one and it the fragrance from it was hitting my nose from a foot and a half away. (Literally.)

The only unusual thing about this beer is the color of it: much more of an amber hue than one would expect for the style. The head on it is really nice lookin' though. And since I mentioned style, you could label this an IPA and get away with it, I think. It's quite malty, but there is a thick body to it and a fair amount of hop spices as well.

A hearty beer, for an apa. But a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 23:43:34 | More by RblWthACoz
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Travisnin

Idaho

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

09-13-2012 06:20:37 | More by Travisnin
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a chance to give this a go, given that I had never tried anything from Epic before. The name was a bit intriguing and even though I've had enough examples of this style before, I thought that this was a pretty good APA. The name was appropriate since the hue was indeed copper and there was a bit of pine cone in the taste. The dry-hoppiness really shone through without being overshadowed by the alcohol. It wasn't quite like anything I've had before and for novices, this would be a good beer to start off with!

The pour was true to form as this had a good copper hue to it and the head had a good amount of froth as well. The aroma wasn't that strong but it had some earthy pine to it which came out much more in the taste. For a beer that was so dry up-front, this went down easily as the hops faded away to a more wet back. There was a hint of lemon and citrus here with a little bit of tropical fruit underneath it. Not a lot of bitterness here but just enough of a reminder of what style this fell under.

This could have been a bit weaker but the alcohol didn't detract from the taste or session at all. While this wasn't bad, I didn't rate it higher only because there are so many beers like this on any given shelf at the moment. While not a bad choice, this didn't stand out from many of those and as a bomber, this is just fine on it's own. Just a bit more body and a resin to it would make this really rise above its peers.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 12:30:53 | More by JerzDevl2000
Copper Cone from Epic Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.