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Copper Cone - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

111 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | 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 appetiteforparis
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

appetiteforparis, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of iKasey
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

iKasey, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of kagent777
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.

kagent777, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of Mister_Joshy
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Mister_Joshy, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of silentdonkey
2.93/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

silentdonkey, Oct 22, 2012
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.

jtierney89, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

jamesDaExMoBeerGuy, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.98/5  rDev +5%
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.

RblWthACoz, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of Travisnin
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Travisnin, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

JerzDevl2000, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of mcsauter82
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

mcsauter82, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy copper-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is grapefruit, pineapple, citrus, and pine hops with sweet caramel and bready malts.

T - Starts off with grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine hop come through with some more bitterness and some bready malts. The finish is a mix of sweet bready malts with grapefruit and pine hops and some bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with dry, bitter, and lightly sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice hoppy APA. Good hop profile and bitterness with a good malt and hop balance.

ngeunit1, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Phyl21ca, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of swetsastonic
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

swetsastonic, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev +5.5%

RoryOMoore, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of bluckbeyes
4/5  rDev +5.5%

bluckbeyes, Jul 18, 2012
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.

mactrail, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of evilkorova
4/5  rDev +5.5%

evilkorova, May 20, 2012
Photo of JohnLynch
4/5  rDev +5.5%

JohnLynch, May 05, 2012
Photo of guzzleacoldone
3/5  rDev -20.8%

guzzleacoldone, May 05, 2012
Photo of carrollmel7
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

carrollmel7, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of Chou
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Chou, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of DrWalterWhite
4/5  rDev +5.5%

DrWalterWhite, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Cresant
2.73/5  rDev -28%
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.

Cresant, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 27, 2012
Copper Cone from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.