Copperhead Red - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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3.4/5 rDev -1.2%
This is a slightly thinner amber ale. It's an easy drinker, and, okay. Nothing really standing out. Just tastes like a beer to sip and drink and, whatever. No flair. No disaster though either. I guess I just don't have anything interesting to say about this one; so you can take that as an indicator.
08-20-2012 04:16:41 | More by RblWthACoz
3.4/5 rDev -1.2%
Sample: 1 bottle 2012
A: Copper orange in color, completely translucent, pretty strong internal carbonation, pours a small white foamy head
S: Not incredibly fragrant, light citrus, tropical fruits, a little sweet and sour, even some fresh apple to finish
T: Begins a bit sour, transitions to a light citrus, some mild hop flavor, a bit weak in terms of intensity, but still well balanced and drinkable
M: Very smooth, light citrus aftertaste, not drying or overpowering, but not surprising given style and abv
O: A smooth and mild red, nothing too exciting, but certainly smooth and decent tasting
05-05-2012 01:50:39 | More by MatthewWilde
3.63/5 rDev +5.5%
Serving Type - 22oz bottle
Appearance - Copper tan/brown, 1/4 inch creamy head with minimal lacing.
Smell - Malty, sweet citrus notes, orange, caramel, a little apple and toffee at the end.
Taste - Sweet malts with a nice mild citrus hop bitterness. Caramal and apple are a featured flavor. Has a grassy/lemon taste near the finish. Some spices and a little toffe/brown sugar also.
Mouthfeel - Pretty smooth and easy to drink. Tounge gets malts, some hops and sweetness. Palette gets remaining malts and sweet sugars. Aftertaste is pretty mild and malty.
Overall - Decent, easy to drink and low alcohol. A good beer but nothing groundbreaking or special. Kinda too light and typical for its own good. Its worth a drink but there is better stuff out there. Not up to par with the rest of the great brews from the kettle.
01-31-2012 03:17:16 | More by wvsabbath
3.15/5 rDev -8.4%
A bomber bottle from Vintage Estates.
A: The amber ale is coppery, more towards the orange end of the spectrum. Still translucent though. The head is insignificant.
S: Ample caramel, sweet and syrupy, pared with toffee. The sweetness leads into biscuit and toasted malts. Hops are at a premium, only the faintest of bitter aromas.
T: The sweetness is strong, covering up a citrus bitterness. That bitterness doesn't last long though, allowing the caramel to return and run rampant over the ale. Cloying at times, the hops need to be a little more assertive to balance the ale out. Too malty.
M: I didn't feel like finishing off the bomber, just too caramelly and sweet.
12-10-2011 03:17:10 | More by akorsak
3.5/5 rDev +1.7%
22 ounce bottle. Served in a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass, the beer pours a clear amber color with about a half inch off-white head that went away quickly. There's a good amount of lacing left on the glass. The beer smells like toffee, toasted and bready malt, and some light fruitiness. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also a bit of caramel flavor noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and creamy and has moderate carbonation. It's also smooth and goes down easy. I think it's a decent enough beer overall. If I remember correctly this was just $3.99 a bottle at my local Giant Eagle, so at that price I'd buy it again.
12-05-2011 00:58:27 | More by bluejacket74
3.58/5 rDev +4.1%
22 ounce bottle, no freshness date. Pours crystal clear golden orange color with a nice 2 finger off white head with very good retention that reduces to a fairly thick lacing cap. A fair amount of lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, toasted malt, bread, and light citrus notes with some light spiciness. Some pretty faint aromas that have some good balance. They get a bit stronger as the beer warms. Taste of caramel, bread, toasted malt, light citrus, and spiciness. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish; with linger notes of caramel, bread, citrus, and spiciness on the finish. Medium carbonation and a light-medium body; with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Great drinkability as expected for 5%; with no alcohol noticed in the taste or finish. Nice balance of flavor and bitterness. Overall this is a pretty nice amber ale that is easy to drink and quite enjoyable.
11-08-2011 04:09:34 | More by superspak
3.58/5 rDev +4.1%
Aromas of caramel and toffee. Some fruity and citrus notes too. Tastes just like it smells. Nice tasting... residual sweetness and citrus. Just a hint of hop bitterness.
Overall, an OK beer. Nothing really amazing about it. Standard flagship beer here. Worth a try none the less.
07-07-2011 20:56:19 | More by Buggies
2.8/5 rDev -18.6%
Appearance - Pours a vibrant brown foundation with pink and orange mixed in. Transparent and fruity looking. A soap-like head that is quick to rise and fall.
Smell - Light malts and pink grapefruit. A faint hint if hops that is slightly bitter to the nose. Some light gourd as well.
Taste - Surpisingly more malty than expected. Florally and strong in grapefruit. The taste is a bit unbalanced, with malts and ethanol (surprising) taking hold of the taste. The other notes come in slowly but pleasantly.
Mouthfeel / Drinkability - Easily drinkable but just not all that interesting. Light bodied with light fruits and malts. Not much else to it really.
04-19-2011 18:24:15 | More by Jesse13713
2.9/5 rDev -15.7%
Bomber poured into standard pint.
A- Pours a, surprise, copper red that is completely transparent. There is a one finger head that dies down quickly and leaves little lacing.
S- A good amount of sweet malt and a touch of honey. There is also a bready character in there as well but not much else going on.
T- The hops are front and center which is surprising because I didn't really pick up any in the nose. The malt takes a backseat but there is a still that touch of sweetness to again, go along with that bready taste.
M- Medium to lighter bodied with adequate carbonation. There is a slight creaminess once the beer hits your lips, hold the Old School reference please.
O- Not impressed. There is really much going on with this, pretty average down the line.
04-18-2011 13:10:02 | More by Wisconsinality
Copperhead Red from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
79 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.