Copper Cone - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

113 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | 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 rlee1390
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
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 bcm75
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Zorro
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
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 pkalix
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

candied copper color with a nice billowing, slightly yellowish head. not a creamy-looking head, but firm with medium-sized bubbles. pine cone resin kind of aroma, hence (I assume) the name.... stickiness on the sides, with the yellow foam clinging to the glass.
hop bitterness on the front with some malt in the middle. finishes with a little sweetness. very level in the taste though.
overall, an alright brew although not my preferred style or taste. it has its place in the evening (or in the morning, as today's case would be), and holds its own.

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of cjgiant
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have had this beer before, and continue to grab another whenever I see it on the shelves.

A: cloudy light copper (shocker), mild creamy head
S: inviting malty and bitter nose, a little bit of some brown sugar notes, earthy with maybe a touch of fruit (mango or maybe a little orange)
T/M: only a little bit of malt up front, not really sweet, maybe a little like orange marmalade. The bitterness is mostly citrus, orange or lemon, but combined with some dryness from a woody/piney undertone. The final combined taste lingers on the tongue, tugging lightly in the back.
O: Even though this beer overall leans towards the bitter, there is some malt notes up front that combine well into a balanced beer where you don't get too sweet, and you don't get too bitter. This item might be tending towards IPA, so might be worth a try if you are an IPA fan who avoids "regular" pale ales.

Photo of Zanico
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

now this is what im talking about! epic doing what they do best, a well hopped rich pale ale. as the name suggests its clear copper in color, looking like an English pale ale with a caramel hue, but smelling like a decadent American ipa, with a huge nose of high alpha hops, stick and dank, fresh, more fruity than bitter, tantalizing. the malt gives it a lot of body and a real richness. a sturdy base for what is a beautiful hopping. not sure of the varietals, but its really tasty, slight citrus, slight vegetative, mostly just sappy sweetness high in oil. its really really good, with just enough malt balance. its fuller bodied but this is the kind of beer I like to session in the fall, stick to your ribs beer. beer drinkers beer. love the aftertaste, which is still hoppy, but some of the grain flavors creep in, just a great experience all in all. I will look forward to my next one. I have seen this in the bottle for around 5 bucks a bomber. its a steal at that price.

Photo of Zach122
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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

I really like this beer right m'here. It seems today that more hops is the way to go. With this one being an APA I thought it would be more like Dales or something with a ton of hops. It was not.

Pours golden with a slight hint of amber. Nice thick white head, creamy and a bit rocky.

Soft but present hop aroma. Some grass and spice, some citrus and pine.

This is a well balanced APA with the malt laying down a nice, slightly sweet layer and the hops lifting it up and drying it out. The pine is less so in the flavor, which leans toward the grassiness and citrus.
Finishes dry and easy. I can drink this one all day and not get palate fatigue. Solid beer

Photo of sjanowiak
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of backslide311
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
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 Kenai4
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of bigred89
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Jree261
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Photo of Nmgreen
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Lantern
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of KajII
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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Photo of Brewman7284
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of muskiesman
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Irish12
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jtd335
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Copper Cone from Epic Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.