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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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mcsauter82

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

08-28-2012 02:47:19 | More by mcsauter82
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 06:43:50 | More by ngeunit1
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 19:26:36 | More by Phyl21ca
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-04-2012 03:06:14 | More by swetsastonic
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-31-2012 01:11:38 | More by RoryOMoore
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-18-2012 20:34:47 | More by bluckbeyes
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mactrail

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 04:03:33 | More by mactrail
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evilkorova

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-20-2012 22:53:45 | More by evilkorova
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JohnLynch


4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-05-2012 19:03:50 | More by JohnLynch
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guzzleacoldone

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

05-05-2012 01:36:01 | More by guzzleacoldone
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-29-2012 05:10:56 | More by carrollmel7
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Chou

Oregon

3/5  rDev -20.4%

04-18-2012 21:13:54 | More by Chou
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DrWalterWhite

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-02-2012 22:39:07 | More by DrWalterWhite
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Cresant

Kentucky

2.73/5  rDev -27.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 14:22:02 | More by Cresant
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-26-2012 23:24:33 | More by DerwinWentworth
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Ego

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

stamped release #12, about 1 year old, cellar kept

eyes...
the smell already hit me but let me stick to my retarded anal retentive way of reviewing and go eyes first... (a toast to OCD!)

a nice orange hue, about one finger of slightly off white head forms on the surface, soapy-ish lace is well represented, ample carbonation jiggles up the insides of the cylinder which does lead to good head retention, and who doesn't like some good head retention ? A very nice looking brew.

nose...
not over the top citrus (specifically grapefruit) and pine with a belly of floral notes mixed with honey, slight malt haunting in the back. consistent upon every sniff, solid, just like the appearance

taste etc...
good bitterness from the hops, oddly enough the carbonation doesn't feel right, it doesn't "pop" like you want a pale ale to, this makes for a bit heavier feel than I like. The hop character is pretty varied - all over the tongue but nothing out of place. Slight warming from the ABV. There isn't anything bad here but it just seems to miss the mark a touch.

verdict?
in fairness it was probably better when released but even now it is a good PA.

listening to: WTF podcast

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 04:30:56 | More by Ego
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Mohawk Bend in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky copper color with a tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace forms on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grapefruit, citrus zest, and herbal hops up front with a slight malt aroma. Taste is very much the same with the citrus hop flavors being dominant. There is a mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a slight carbonation with a medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good pale ale that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2012 03:33:12 | More by UCLABrewN84
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UpToMeBeer

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

03-05-2012 18:28:13 | More by UpToMeBeer
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.68/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 15:27:42 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

New York

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 13:11:48 | More by metter98
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Meathead1965

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

02-17-2012 22:50:43 | More by Meathead1965
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oberon

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 22:56:56 | More by oberon
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Mappies

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-26-2012 05:24:59 | More by Mappies
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mpyle

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pale amber color, fairly clear but not brilliant. Pours a decent sized just off white head, tightly bubbled and creamy, and with good retention.

Wonderful sweet, fruity hop aroma with some pineapple and a little bit of pine. Caramel malt shines through as well.

Some caramel malt sweetness at first, but quickly met with the citrus and pine of the hops. Hop bitterness in the finish is assertive, but not harsh or overpowering. Nice well rounded hop character, but the malt is present as well.

Medium (or slightly fuller) body, and medium carbonation. Surprising amount of warming for a 6.7% ABV beer (per my batch's label), and feels like a bit of a fault.

Overall the aroma and flavor are off the charts nice. Aside from the alcohol warming, this approaches perfection as a bigger APA.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 20:49:21 | More by mpyle
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azdback

Arizona

3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 03:10:02 | More by azdback
Copper Cone from Epic Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.