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

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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 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.

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Natural510
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber, no dating

Pours a dark red with large head; creamy white lacing remains on the glass.
Scent of caramel malt, sweet with a roasted edge and cinnamon note.
Sweet malty flavor, heavy, with caramel and a distinct spiciness. Medium hoppiness, could be a bit more pronounced.
Nice body, creamy mouthfeel.
A good amber ale; perhaps a bit too sweet and spicy, but otherwise nice flavor and aesthetically sound.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copperhead Red doesn't have a copper head (its tan), but the beer itself is coppery dark orange. The foam is soft and frothy, yet sticky enough to leave thick sheets of sudsy lace. It's a good look, all things considered.

The aroma is pretty much as it should be for the style. A toasted-caramel maltiness leads the way, with a fair amount of fruitiness from hops and yeast. Most TBK ale seems to fall into the 3.5-4.0 range for smell and taste. It looks like this one will too.

This is a pretty good drinker if anyone out there gets excited about amber or red ales. Interestingly, the beer is called Copperhead Red and then says 'Amber Ale' right below that. Maybe they're one and the same after all.

The malt bill most likely includes pale and caramel, with a small percentage of Munich malt for earthy nuttiness. This bottle can't be too old because it still has somewhat generous hoppiness (and there were only 23 IBUs to start). In the end, it's balanced, as all good beer of this sort should be.

Flavors include toasted grains, tea leaves, an herbal-spicy hoppiness and a few shavings of grapefruit peel. Probably one of the C-hops and something less commonly used (like Galena or Challenger or Liberty). This really is rock-solid, if unspectacular, beer and has *almost* convinced me to go with next highest taste score.

The mouthfeel deserves kudos. It's almost always a good thing when a beer feels bigger than the ABV would lead one to suspect. It's glassy smooth and hits the bull's eye where carbonation is concerned.

Copperhead Red isn't as good as Old 21 Imperial Pale Ale, but it's the second best beer of the four that I've now had from The Brew Keeper. Standout amber/reds are few and far between, so it's notable that this one comes close. And it was only $3.99 for the bomber.

Photo of wvsabbath
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

Photo of adamette
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

RN Copperhead Red Ale Poured from tap into a clean, clear glass at The Brew Kettle earlier tonight.

A Basic red ale with minimal head, stayed around for about a minute.

S Sweet but distant smell. Maybe some roasted malt. Nothing severe.

T A bit bitter with medium roasted malt and some hops. A sound red ale taste. Not much to set it apart from other Ambers that I have had though.

M Moderate feel. Physically it is thin, wet.

D Just fine. I think that if you like Reds then you would like this one.

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.

Photo of MatthewWilde
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Copperhead Red from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
80 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.