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Coopers Original Pale Ale - Coopers Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
73
okay

450 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 6
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coopers Brewery Limited visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 03-27-2002)
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Photo of Joshyraine
5/5  rDev +57.7%

Awesome beer!

Joshyraine, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of EmperorBevis
4.63/5  rDev +46.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A little beaut of a beer alright.

Pouring a light amber body with a tight white head perfectly carbonated giving off a zesty malty aroma.

well hopped with plenty of bitter tones the bottle conditioning doesn't overpower the brew but compliments the tastes and produces a lively highly drinkable beverage.

probably my favourite bottled pale ale right now.

EmperorBevis, Oct 08, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +42%

hartstarter, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +42%

Mendicant, Jun 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +42%

FriedGold2112, Apr 25, 2012
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4.44/5  rDev +40.1%

FrizzBizzle, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of supperhater
4.43/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A tasty and somewhat complex Pale Ale from the Coopers Brewery.

My ideal session beer. Very affordable too considering the quality.

Tastes much better if you tip or roll the bottle to mix the sediment into the drink.

Delicious in a glass, but sometimes it's even better straight out of the bottle...strangely

Good on tap too, though the bottled brew is a bit more consistent.

Right up there with Little Creatures Pale Ale as the best Pale Ale in Australia (to my knowledge anyway)

supperhater, Sep 18, 2009
Photo of Tang07
4.35/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This stuff is WAY better on tap than in a bottle.

After spending a few months down under, it's one of my favorite beers.

It is cloudier on tap and has a much fresher taste.

The beer comes in a pint or pitcher a very foggy golden color.
it smells of hops with light malt.

it tastes fresh and hoppy, (but not super strong if you're into that)

The carbonation is very good, lots of small bubbles. Very drinkable

Tang07, Aug 11, 2007
Photo of odonnekg
4.3/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Survived in Australia off of this beer. Obviously more of a macro then an exquisite craft, however justifiably the best tasting overall mass produced beer in the Southern Hemisphere.

A unique product that requires a roll before opening to mix the sediment. Don't let that throw you off, certainly a unique feature worthy of acknowledgment.

Not heavy, but very flavorful for a refreshing type beer. Miss it greatly, some imported bottles in the US. Draught is the way to go.

odonnekg, Jan 13, 2010
Photo of mhuber
4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

Cooper's Pale Ale from Australia. Unfiltered, pours cloudy, light golden color. Light and refreshing. Just a slight citrus note. I like this one, even though I'm not a big fan of the citrus. If I ever move to Australia I think I would drink a lot of Cooper's.

mhuber, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of magnusdave
4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

magnusdave, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.2/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

appearance; cloudy pale yellow with fine sediment. Nice white head that sticks around through the drink leaving nice lacing of rings and messy spider webs.

smell; upfront some herbal hops with hints of lemon that form a bridge between the hops and malts. The malts are at first weak and watery but with patience some complex notes of warm cereal and brown sugar come out.

taste; nice mild hops, somewhat herbal and lightly bitter, leaving a lemony aftertaste that is softened by some bready yeast. All in all very well balanced and no one flavor overpowers the other. Malts are grainy yet very subdued but not off balance, really a pleasant example of the style. Some sourness in the backround.

mouthfeel; really pillowy and soft with active but gentle carbonation, medium bodied. Slightly puckers in the finish but very smooth and easy to drink.

overall; this was a pleasant surprise, a pale ale with some saison-like hops. A great pale ale for people who appreciate hops but don't seek their overwhelming dominance in a beer.

Sachsenfreude, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of Finite
4.1/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Classic Pale Ale murky straw with a bit of sediment in the bottom. Stunning head with even better retention and lacing. Pour this into a pewter goblet reasonably cold and it laces perfectly.

Smell: Floral hops, sweet malts perfect pale ale smell.

Taste/ Mouthfeel: Malty and hoppy. It’s a refreshing beer and always a good pick for a summer drink. Leaves a bitter aftertaste which isn’t overly dry.

Drinkability/Overall: I could knock these back all day. Refreshing in the mouth and goes down smooth. I’ve had this beer for ever since I started drinking and it has always been a fave. This one was particularly nice.

Finite, Dec 12, 2005
Photo of drtth
4.08/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes taken on a recent trip to Sydney.

Served in a nonic pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a slightly cloudy pale straw yellow with a ¼" white head that persists a while but recedes steadily and leaves some scattered lacing. By the end of the beer the lacing is gone.

Smell: The aroma has nice light pale malt character with touches of floral hops and a wee bit of lemony citrus in it.

Taste: The flavors are fresh, clean and in good balance. As expected from the nose there are touches of pale malt sweetness counterpointed by light lemon zest and floral hop notes that permeate the flavors.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium to light bodied with fine persistent carbonation. Finish is medium to short in length with some moderate dryness and a lightly bittered ending.

Drinkability: While in Sydney I've had this several times both from the bottle and on tap. I'm only reviewing this on tap since that is where it shows best. Also based on the bottles I've had in Sydney, I'm suspecting that the subtle flavors involved here simply don't stand up well to being bottled and shipped great distances. The beer when fresh is lightly crisp, quite refreshing to drink and a great option when out for an evening with friends.

drtth, Nov 20, 2010
Photo of Phatz
4.03/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a darn tasty pale ale. It is in league with Fuller's London Pride even if it is runner up by a hair.

Appearance: The pour included the yeasties and resulted in a very cloudy gold color. little head fades fast. no lacing.

Smell: The aroma is fruity with apricots and peaches, malts, yeast and some canned pears syrup and a splash of lemon.

Taste: The taste does follow the nose. With peach and apricot flavors swirling around with the yeast and zippy citrus (what might be hop) peppery zing, the it ends quickly and cleanly.

Mouthfeel: The light mouthfeel is apropos for the style. The carbonation hold solid and the malty center and the hint of spices keep the beer alive in the mouth.

Drinkability: This beer is built for drinkin not thinkin. Have at it!

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Phatz, Oct 30, 2006
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

Eddie_Iron_Maiden, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

birchholz, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

BeerSingh, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

ClayO, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- cloudy and yellow. Looks.a.lot like a witbier. No head or lacing. Carbonated.
S- very little to report, weak orange juice maybe?
T- clean and dry, little bit of malt, little bit of hop spice. Refreshing and easily sessionable.
M- light and heavily carbonated

Quite like this as an everyday type beer. It's nothing special but I'd rather drink this over a macro any day of the week.

rd2nowhere, Jul 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

celerymaster420, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An afternoon of AUS beers continued at my aunt's house and ain't that the truth!

From the bottle: "Real Aussie Ale"; "Brewed in Australia"; "No Additives-No Preservatives-Australian Made-Australian Owned"; "Best After [!] 19 Nov 10"; "Coopers Ales and Stout are brewed using the centuries old top fermentation method and natural bottle conditioning, resulting in a characteristic fine sediment forming on the base of the bottle. This sediment is completely natural and can be gently mixed before drinking or poured carefully leaving the sediment in the bottle."

Again a film of bone-white head thanks to my gentle pour. Color was a slightly hazy straw-yellow. Nose had a more pronounced apricot/peach/pear fruitiness than the Sparkling Ale, but the yeast strain was certainly in the family. Taste was crisp and fruity, this time putting me in mind of the Fall season. The flavor profile was just different enough from the Sparkling Ale to make it noticeable. Finish was as dry as a cider, reinforcing the concept of this as a Fall beer. My my.

Second pour, aggressive, lees incorporated: A finger of rocky French Vanilla head with low retention. Color was a murky orangish-yellow, much akin to fresh-squeezed apple or grapefruit juice. Nose was very musty, but not much else. Mouthfeel had become thin and I got a perfume-y/yeasty sweet mustiness on the tongue. Were hops involved here? I began to think of a gruit. Finish was bone-dry, not quite gasping, but close. Worth a try.

Note: NOT reviewed to style.

woodychandler, Aug 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

akinsja, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

nmann08, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

RXUYDC, Jan 15, 2012
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Coopers Original Pale Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
73 out of 100 based on 450 ratings.