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Copperhead Ale - Fordham Brewing Company

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Copperhead Ale
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77
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181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The name isn’t a coincidence. This Düsseldorf style Altbier blends caramelized malted barley with pronounced hop character to create a subtle copper hue. Copperhead Ale is famous for its signature balanced flavor & impeccable smoothness.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 07-30-2002)
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Reviews by nick76:
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nick76

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

The aroma is loaded with caramel malt, toffee, spices, fruit, yeast, and there is also some grassy and citrus hops. The flavor is like the aroma with a very nice finish. The palate is smooth from carbonation. This is a pleasant surprise way more complex than expected. Overall nice.

01-09-2009 08:51:58 | More by nick76
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Jason

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.7%

04-28-2014 04:12:12 | More by Jason
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev +16.1%

sampled a pint on tap at the Brazen Head in Bklyn, NY. The info board tells me this was tapped a week ago, nice, fresh beer. Arrives a shimmering shade of light golden. Sugar white head, some retention and expansive and impressive lacing, especially late. Nose is sweet malt and a tad flowery. This is a nice, smooth malty brew. Creamy mouthfeel, notes of rye, with some drying hops late. Nicely crafted and easy drinking alt. Suprised by the low ratings here, as I enjoyed this one quite a bit.

06-04-2005 11:18:58 | More by Billolick
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Thrasher

Oregon

4.28/5  rDev +27.4%

If you ask me, this is a Dusseldorf Altbier, not an Irish red. A pretty damn authentic one, too, with Caramunich malt and some wheat for balance. Gives that trademark sweet biscuity Altbier flavor, hints of brown sugar and caramel. Lots of floral hops to create bitterness and kill the sweetness upon the finish. Copper ale with medium-to-small head that vanished, good German musty nose. Tangy on the tongue and soft, excellent mouthfeel. This is a very good, well-balanced beer, with a lot going on in the flavor but also straightforward enough for easy drinkability. Definitely NOT an Irish red.

09-17-2002 13:57:00 | More by Thrasher
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briandaube

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-02-2012 21:08:32 | More by briandaube
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-03-2012 20:59:44 | More by ryser2k
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Hescrafty405

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

08-05-2014 17:11:26 | More by Hescrafty405
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ThatguyJoefromBoston

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

03-14-2013 15:29:38 | More by ThatguyJoefromBoston
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +22.9%

Its clear, deep amber body reveals hundreds of tiny, steadily rising bubbles beneath a thick blanket of creamy off-white foam. The head retention is excellent and it leaves some nice rings of lace. The nose delivers a bready and lightly caramelish malt with just a subtle note of fruitiness and background hops. Its firm and gently crisp in the mouth before warming to become a bit creamy and smooth. The flavor delivers a lightly toasted malt that's well-balanced by a firm bitterness and accented by subtle floral hop flavors. It finishes dry with a lingering note of caramelish biscuit and bitterness. Very well done!

11-03-2003 23:08:42 | More by NeroFiddled
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Rootdog316

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Had this on tap at Buddy's in Annapolis. Not a bad beer at all, it had a small head that dissipated very quickly. Poured a strong copper color hence the name. Definitely smelled of malt, and had a very malt aftertaste. Not a bad beer at all, looking forward to more from the Fordham Brewery.

06-02-2005 10:44:15 | More by Rootdog316
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-07-2012 04:59:42 | More by avisong
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-06-2013 17:54:28 | More by cliff1066
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

06-12-2013 18:43:54 | More by bconsidine
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-05-2012 05:16:57 | More by chim52chim
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Hessian257

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-02-2012 14:57:58 | More by Hessian257
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-06-2012 14:36:28 | More by PaBeerLover
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hdofu

Maryland

4/5  rDev +19%

Not at all bad. I wasn't sure how it would be. Sort of had a sweet malty flavor with a bit of hop. Smelled similar to to some kinds of grass. Sort of a reddish brown color with a thin tan head. For a low alcohol content it has a good taste and I think that arguably benefits the drinkablility. A definite winner

10-08-2008 22:21:57 | More by hdofu
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bum732

Lesotho

3.6/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours a copper orange, decent head that dissipates quickly. Smells of caramel and toffee sweetness, some white raisins, little brown sugar, figs and plums. Tastes of sweet caramel like malt with a very moderate bitterness. Finishes fairly sweet with more caramel and some dried dark fruits.

Not a bad beer, fairly one-noted, not at all like a traditional altbier. However, the sessionability on this beer is fantastic.

08-02-2009 22:39:30 | More by bum732
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dave00100

Vermont

3/5  rDev -10.7%

12-10-2011 18:08:59 | More by dave00100
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Mrosato92

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-27-2014 04:25:20 | More by Mrosato92
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Swift989

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -10.7%

08-07-2014 05:57:14 | More by Swift989
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DarthTremens

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

12-28-2012 06:24:47 | More by DarthTremens
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

2.93/5  rDev -12.8%

On-tap at the Ram's Head Tavern, BWI airport:

The beer appeared a light copper color with a thin head and no lacing to mention. The aroma was kind of weak, but mainly grainy. The taste of the beer was average, seemed more like an ESB than anything else. The beer had a medium feel to it and it seemed slightly under-carbonated. Overall, not a beer that I would go back for.

08-31-2011 17:55:03 | More by PhillyStyle
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sneth019

Maryland

3/5  rDev -10.7%

05-07-2012 17:25:13 | More by sneth019
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -24.7%

Bottle: Poured a deep clear copper color beer with a nice foamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt is bit weak. Taste is dominated by some light caramel malt and some unrefined grain or adjunct that is not too pleasant. Body is a bit light with some good carbonation. I was under the impression that this was an amber ale until I check on the website and noticed that this was an attempt at an Altbier – definitely off-style but fortunately I don’t rate to style .

09-13-2007 18:46:33 | More by Phyl21ca
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Copperhead Ale from Fordham Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.