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Coopers Original Pale Ale - Coopers Brewery Limited

Coopers Original Pale AleCoopers Original Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
73
okay

397 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 16.77%


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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Dogbrick

Ohio

2.73/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy light gold color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is a little citrusy and a little hoppy, but neither is very assertive. Thin- to medium-bodied, with flavors of hops, wheat and fruit. Finish is a little flat and fruity. I enjoyed their Stout but this beer leaves a lot to be desired.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2003 09:12:28 | More by Dogbrick
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Pegasus

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky light golden color with a medium-sized white head and lively carbonation. Flakes of sediment rise and fall in the streams of carbonation, rendering the appearance of a snow globe. The lacing is quite good. Aroma consists of bready yeast and citrus hops. Taste begins with lively carbonation, light malts, and lemony hops. The hops dominate the taste towards the dry finish, leaving in their wake a crisp citrus oil bitterness. The mouth feel is creamy and pleasant. A refreshing warm weather beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2003 18:57:30 | More by Pegasus
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Morris729

Texas

3.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with tiny yet noticeable flakes of sediment floating in the beer. The head is creamy white and fades into a good amount of lace. Nose is sourdough bread and a bit of citrusy hops. Taste starts off with sweet malts and a mild fruitiness followed by some nutty yeast flavors. Some bitter hops and acidic lemon notes come through in the end leaving a crisp finish. A pretty nice pale ale but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2003 15:05:16 | More by Morris729
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purplehops

Maine

3.08/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Coopers Pale Ale pours a hazy honey yellow with a white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Being bottle-conditioned there is or can be a fair amount of trub suspended in your glass. The aroma is very malty with notes of citrus and honey. The taste starts with a fruity yeast bite along with citrus flavors and a hint of caramel. The finish is dry with lemon flavors and hop bitterness starting to emerge. Aftertaste is a power struggle for your taste buds between citrus flavors, hop bitterness, and pale malt flavors. There is no winner in this struggle. Mouthfeel is thin and watery.
Overall a fairly average Aussie pale ale. Great potential that never seems to go anywhere. Nice visually with good aroma but no balance in the taste and a watery mouthfeel; IMO.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2003 05:38:56 | More by purplehops
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oberon

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Kinda liked this one,the guy at the beer store said the bottle was sitting there for awhile but it held up great.Real hazy-orange color with a good head,smelled fresh and citriusy,body was a little thin to me for the style.Refreshing taste with some citrius-yeast note very easy to drink.I also think this would be a good warm weather ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2003 07:36:21 | More by oberon
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Mark

California

3.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't know that this beer is a pale ale or a lager. O.K. the label says pale ale but... A very cloudy pale gold topped by a nice sugar white head, lacing was solid and offset the rather strange color and appearance. Fresh lager like aroma was standard. Taste was pretty standard too but had a bit of lemony zest to it and actually was quite refreshing. I think this would be a good warm weather quaffer. This sample came out of a Beers Of The World gift box. I have never seen this brew anywhere before now.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2003 19:09:14 | More by Mark
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange color, under a small white head. Aroma is fresh and fruity, notes of peach apricot, some citrus. Mellow mouthfeel, decent showing of hops, but very minimal bitterness, and a lackluster finish. Pleasant and sweet, but nothing really sticks out. A fine session ale, if you don't mind unassuming, easy-going flavor in your mug.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2003 14:12:13 | More by feloniousmonk
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John

New York

3.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Extremely light, hazy straw color. Fine, suspended yeast particles are visible from bottle conditioning. Nose is fruity with granny smith apples, bosc pear notes. Odd, very nontraditional English pale. Actually reminds me more of a wheat beer with similarities to a Belgian wit. Interesting brew and very drinkable too.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2002 09:44:31 | More by John
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The cloudiness is part of the character and charm of this bottle conditioned beer. It's golden/peach in color with a bold, rocky, bright-white head that holds extremely well (as it's constantly buoyed by an intense effervescence) and leaves some excellent lace. The aroma is fruity and lightly malty. The body is light-medium, and when combined with the very fine & effervescent carbonation - as well as it's light acidity - the mouthfeel is quite crisp. The flavor offers the standard Cooper's yeast character with lots of fruitiness (apples, pears, apricot, mild banana) and a good deal of hop bitterness. There's a light acidity and a minor hop flavor from Pride of Ringwood. It finishes dry with just a minimal, lingering yeastiness. Very nice. Quite similar to their Sparkling Ale but with far less character.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2002 12:48:03 | More by NeroFiddled
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zerk

California

2.53/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy gold with a large foamy head. Head had very good retention, and eventually became a fine lace which left rings all the way down the glass. The appearance aside, this is not a very good beer. Smell had very faint malt and hop presence, with nothing else really going on. Slightly malty taste, with a slightly acidic bite. Not at all complex, and not what I would call an English Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2002 22:08:16 | More by zerk
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Jon

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Coopers Pale poured a hazy golden color with substantial head, which left some decent lace in the glass, not to mention some yeast. There weren't any particular smells that popped out at me. Taste-wise, this beer was relatively dull. There was a hint of hops and some malt profile, but not enough of either. The mouthfeel was a bit too grainy and dry for this style. This is average beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2002 12:10:54 | More by Jon
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marc77

California

3.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Hazy dark straw in hue, topped by a quickly dissapating head. Flecks of yeast ride the released carbonation... Similar in appearance to the Sparkling Ale, but a touch more hazy and lighter in color. The aroma consists of tart fruity esters and mild caramel malt sweetness, but there's not much else there. The hop nose is a touch citric, and a woody and earthy (Pride of Ringwood?) hop flavor is discernable. The malt profile of this brew is subdued and light, and much of its character is provided by the signature fruity yeast esters. Only a light sweetness and bready note is perceptible in the finish. The high carbonation lends an almost prickly mouthfeel, but the overall crisp and light nature of this brew lends it good drinkability. Cooper's Pale exhibits no outstanding qualities, but is flavorful enough to make it a very drinkable session brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2002 19:27:59 | More by marc77
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy yellow (quite light), dark yeasty chunks in the bottle-conditioned style. Decent body in the head. Tangy aroma. Flavor has decent hop/malt balance, mostly a mild flowery hop impression in mid mouth, but far from overpowering. OK beer in most aspects, not complex but with subdued impressions of both malts and hops in the British style. A little chalkiness in the mouth, though.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2002 09:18:33 | More by ADR
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.73/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A good beer, but i guess its not my style, kind of reminded me of Bass, but a mile better, very drinkable in summer, refreshing and slightly fruity.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2002 09:35:24 | More by rastaman
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Coopers Original Pale Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
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