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Copperhead Pale Ale - Free State Brewing Co.

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Copperhead Pale AleCopperhead Pale Ale

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very good

189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 11
Gots: 25 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-16-2001

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
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Ratings: 189 | Reviews: 59
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Bright copper color, I see it in the name. This head that leaves quickly with some decent lacing.

Smell - good blend of sweet malts with some bitter hops on the end

Taste - nice bitter start to the beer with a well balanced malt build to balance this one out.

Mouthfeel - Smooth bitter finish.

Overall - solid pale ale!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale brown color with some red hues. Pours with thick white head with excellent and long lasting lacing. Don't get a lot of hops in the nose, the aroma is fairly malty. Taste also starts out malty with the pine hops coming in the aftertaste. Lighter bodied with average carbonation.I'll definitely seek out another one. A nice malty (but still hoppy) alternative to all hops IPAs

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Copperhead Pale Ale from Free State Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.