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Copperhead Pale Ale - Free State Brewing Co.

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Copperhead Pale AleCopperhead Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

153 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co. visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Silver Medal Winner 1997 World Beer Championships - India Pale Ales.
This flavorful beer is made in the style of the India Pale Ale Style originally manufactured in Great Britain for their colonies in India, but with an American twist. The harsh travel that the beer had to survive required a strong, hoppy beer. The Hops and the high level of alcohol helped buffer the beer through its long travels. Made with flavorful and full bodied Pale Ale malt combined with a touch of caravienne for color and carapils for body, the rich flavor of this beer is matched and enhanced by a very generous portion of Centennial and Cascade hops. The Cascades give this beer its distinctive floral aroma and a uniquely American character.

48.5 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-16-2001)
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a Sam Adams perfect pint

A - Hazy copper/amber color with a small white head that leaves quickly.

S - Bready caramel, slightly toasted, multi grain cracker.

T - Deep caramel malt, very bready, toasted biscuits, leafy bitterness, hints of tart fruit, some tea-like bitterness sneaks in with hints of sharp lemon citrus on the finish.

M - Heavy side of medium body, medium carbonation, foamy but smooth feel.

(I reviewed this as an APA)
This beer plays more to the malts than the hops. Nice malty depth with simple hop biterness. Some fruit mixed in with some citrus and tannins on the finish. Good stuff here. Very balanced but I would consider this a American Pale Ale rather than an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 21:43:16 | More by StaveHooks
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Combat_Engibeer

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-23-2013 18:52:52 | More by Combat_Engibeer
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a pilsener glass

Nice two finger foam cap settles in a solid, thin white layer. Strong lacings cling to the side of the glass. Small carbonation in a copper, reddish golden brown. Lacings remain after a few swigs.

Fresh pine and citrus hop aroma.

Sharp hop bite with a clean finish. Medium weight.

If you like hoppy ales, this is a good one. Pleasant appearance, decent aroma and taste. Good representative for the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 03:51:21 | More by WunderLlama
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-22-2013 19:39:32 | More by rfbenavi80
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-14-2013 03:48:11 | More by MinorThreat
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Steamer

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-08-2013 02:34:43 | More by Steamer
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nickfish03

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-05-2013 18:26:45 | More by nickfish03
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bobbyc3

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-20-2013 03:48:07 | More by bobbyc3
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Flatlands

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I remember when this brew pub started and it was the only place within 50 miles to get fresh local beer. A local bar had this one on special so I took a trip down memory lane. I think how I was all Pale Ale and now IPA, Belgium, hoppy wheats, white or dark IPA's, Imperial everything keeps me happy. It's still good to go back to where it all started.

A- Had to ask for a glass, a bar with 100 brews and you have to ask for a glass? Pours copper-orange, small head that fades quickly
S- Not much there but when you are used to BIG hops, this one smells more of the carmel malt to me
T- Takes me back! This used to be considered hoppy but now, I taste more of the malt and then the hop finish. This is one to let warm up a bit and drink slow.
M- a good medium, nice drinking, just right carbonation.
O- A good solid american pale ale. Well crafted and balanced more towards the malt, which is a good change for a hop head.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 18:00:20 | More by Flatlands
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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acelin

Kansas

3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass on tap at the brewery.

Pours a dark orange-amber, slightly caramel in color as well. Small head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Citrus and piney hops, lots of lemon, some sap. Some caramel malt.

Taste: Identical to the smell.

Mouthfeel: Average for the style.

Overall an okay IPA. Nothing amazing.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2012 17:25:19 | More by acelin
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Brad7132

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-07-2012 13:14:53 | More by Brad7132
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Jamiee

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-28-2012 16:12:56 | More by Jamiee
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Cyberhoptic


4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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e911mann


4/5  rDev +3.9%

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skyisland

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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frogfan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-11-2012 21:59:51 | More by frogfan
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bent

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-29-2012 21:19:41 | More by bent
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kguyty

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-05-2012 20:42:34 | More by kguyty
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Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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KegsAndEggs

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Copperhead Pale Ale from Free State Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.