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Old Slugger - Cooperstown Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

160 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cooperstown Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001)
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

LMH88, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

pjkelley82, Jul 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

morrowd3, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

jaxon53, Jun 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

jenray, May 14, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

tommyguz, May 08, 2013
Photo of zachary80
3.61/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the brewery last week.

Pours am amber brown with a dense white head. Good lacing. Dark body for being a standard pale.

Hoppiness leans towards citrus, is a little on the light side, and some malt sweetness and yeast character come through.

The maltiness is definitely a dominating factor here, each sip seeming to swing between the malt and hops. The yeast character hinted at by the aroma is also present here.

Good mouthfeel for a pale ale. No alcohol presence.

Overall I am rating this as an English Pale Ale and not an American one - it seems more stylistically like the former although it seems to use American hops. Also picked up a pamphlet that describes some of their beers; I'll try to update if it provides relevant information.

***
From their info:
"Old Slugger - a hearty pale ale, copper in color, quite malty, with a moderate hop bitterness. 5.4% abv"
General:
"In brewing, we use two-row English barley malt, West Coast hops, and yeast from Ringwood, England."

zachary80, Apr 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

JMS1512, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of CapH
2.65/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This review is for the most current Old Slugger I just had. As of late, they have been "tweaking" the recipe to "Americanize" it.

Appearance- Dark copper, head quickly disappearing.

Smell- Musty and malty like the brewery itself.

Taste- Fruity overtones with out much hop flavor at the beginning or end. Very malty almost like their English Strong Ale, Pride of Milford.

Mouthfeel- Good amount of carbonation without being flat or too fizzy.

Overall- Not what I remembered. Too fruity without a nice hop flavor to place it with the better Pale Ales, American or English.

I must say, the old version of 3+ years was far superior. I would say it was one of my favorite Pale Ales containing a perfect balance between malt and hops with a nice mouth feel and wonderful hop aroma. The "old" version would easily receive a 4+ overall from me.

CapH, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

dan027, Jan 31, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
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NedShakeshaft, Sep 15, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper color with an off white head. In the aroma, mellow hops and a small gingerbread balanced malt. In the taste, a small pine hop, with a note of gingerbread malt, a bit hop forward, but nice. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry pine hop in the aftertaste. A basic pale, a bit hop forward, but decent nonetheless.

OWSLEY069, Aug 21, 2012
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Old Slugger from Cooperstown Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.