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Copperhead Red - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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Copperhead RedCopperhead Red

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ricochet on 07-25-2004)
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Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear amber color with a white head. The aroma is toffee with some dirt and earthy hops. The flavor is toffee, earthy hops and caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A little disappointing overall.

Mora2000, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of juicebox
3.75/5  rDev +9%

juicebox, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of degerbah
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat clear red amber with almost no head to speak of. Almost no scent at all, just a subtle waft of malt. I feel that the taste is a little too sweet and could be benefited by a stronger hop presence, especially compared to most of the ambers I've had recently. As it warms up it's almost like a small malt bomb. LIke a slightly thicker amber bock. The first beer I've ever had from Brew Kettle, It was ok. Not my favorite amber, but was a fun find and worth trying.

degerbah, Dec 05, 2009
Photo of cynical1027
4/5  rDev +16.3%

cynical1027, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ the Brew Kettle on 8/6/09. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a deep clear coppery amber, with a thin covering of foamy brite-white head. Retains mostly around the edges, leaving back some foamy lace that quickly slides down the sides of the glass. The aroma has quite the roasty tang to it, with a combo of toasted malts, caramel, citrus, and hop spice, all combining for a decent pop in the nose.

The taste is a fairly even affair, with toffee sweetness and burnt toast making up the backbone, and a moderately aggressive hop presence that lays a steady spicy bitterness on the tongue. That combines with the roast, to give this quite the bitter and roasty finish that lingers. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a sharp prickle that runs the whole way through. Overall maybe a touch light in spots but the sharpness works well with the more bitter notes in this.

Not bad. A bit too malty and roasty at times in the taste, this could have actually maybe benefited from even more hops than what was there. I still had no problem finishing off the glass though.

Kegatron, Aug 11, 2009
Photo of akorsak
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

akorsak, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of bluejacket74
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

bluejacket74, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of DiscGolfRobot
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

DiscGolfRobot, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of Jesse13713
2.8/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Jesse13713, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark ruby brown in color. There's about a half inch of head on top of the pint glass. Not a whole lot going on in the nose. However, there is a irish malt flavor.
Taste is more malty and just a hint of hops to back things up. This beer is mostly malty. Very creamy and smooth in the mouthfeel. This is a very easy drinking and decent beer. I still like their Four C's IPA better. Happy to see their beer making it down here.

FtownThrowDown, Feb 25, 2009
Photo of TruaxMJ
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

TruaxMJ, May 20, 2012
Photo of throwback
3/5  rDev -12.8%

throwback, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Buggies
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Buggies, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of TasteTester
3/5  rDev -12.8%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of Wisconsinality
2.9/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Wisconsinality, Apr 18, 2011
Photo of sitarist
4/5  rDev +16.3%

sitarist, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of Rothobinide
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Rothobinide, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Rlombardi75
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Rlombardi75, May 01, 2012
Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

superspak, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of Brownsfan13
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Brownsfan13, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of sixerofelixir
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft sampled at The Brew Kettle in Strongsville, OH. Review from notes.

Pours a reddish-orange color, nice, but little head retention to speak of. Smell is more on the hoppy side, while the taste is geared slightly toward light, toasty malt. OK balance, but not enough flavor on either side to make this a very remarkable beer. Mouthfeel was good.

sixerofelixir, Jul 06, 2010
Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Exiled, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

RblWthACoz, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of kegger22
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copperhead Red Amber Ale is a rich copper color with a one finger, beige head that displays decent retention.

I am actually getting some citrus out of the aroma, didn't expect that.

The taste is a good balance of malty sweetness and citrus hops, only on a mild scale.

The mouth feel is medium bodied with adequate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good with a 4.50 ABV, if you like Reds, it can't miss.

I really didn't expect much from The Brew Kettle's amber ale offering, it being somewhat of a bargain brand here in Ohio. But I was pleasantly surprise by the good flavor and drinkability Copperhead Red produced. This is one of my favorite red ales to date. I will happily buy and drink again.

kegger22, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of mikereaser
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice clear copper color with a good amount of foam that slowly retreated. The aroma is some sweet malts, toffee and thats about it. Not alot of aroma from the glass. Interesting taste, sort of caramel with a good amount of lemon in the finish. The carbonation is light with a medium body. Its easy to drink but the lemony flavor and lack of maltiness, sort of watered down, makes me not want to have another.

mikereaser, Mar 09, 2011
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Copperhead Red from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
79 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.