Copper Cone | Epic Brewing Company

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139 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Copper Cone Pale Ale is a special offering, aroma rich, pale ale that may vary the hops, malts and even sometime the yeast used. Typically this beer is an “over the top” Pale Ale with a deep copper color and loads of dry hopping going into each batch. The fresh hop aroma of this beer makes it a stand out.

Added by Wasatch on 06-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
139
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an amber not a pale ale. I have rated it as such. The look, smell, and taste are all above average amber. It fails in the category of pale ale.

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Photo of coz
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer21
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CPAles
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teraflx
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NodakEric
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, at 6.7% ABV. Not quite sure what a 'copper cone' is, but I'm guessing that it has something to do with brewing, yeah?

This beer pours a hazy, dark copper amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat bubbly tan head, which leaves a bit of stringy, elongated sudsy lace around the glass as things quickly dissolve.

It smells of bready, doughy pale and caramel malt, a strange, but hardly unwelcome sassy table pepper dustiness, some cedar chest-like woodiness, ethereal citrus notes, and slowly evolving piney and leafy hop bitters. The taste is gritty pale and mildly sweet caramel malt, a still eerie, spicy, and phenolic woodsy character, oversteeped black tea, drowned, and duly muddled citrus notes, and more leafy, weedy, and grassy hoppiness.

The carbonation is rather light and innocuous on its generally frothy feet, the body a solid medium weight, and mostly smooth, the hops and that still 'say whut?' woodiness not delving into any sort of interference pattern of behaviour here. It finishes off-dry, a lingering grainy and caramel sweetness trying to push off from the otherwise weird experience it has endured thus far.

So, yeah. WTF? At first, I thought that the image on the label was of hop cones dangling from the rearview mirror - now I see that they are actually pinecones, and that makes a whole hell of lot more sense here. A well-wrought Yankee pale ale, sure, but that gritty woodiness (pineconiness?) kind of puts me off after a wee spell. Interesting, but jeez, man, maybe a little more info on the label?

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Photo of deereless
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevehagy
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of benloho
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MickeyHops
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcbrewer
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevedlikesbeer
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark rich copper color, feels more like an amber ale

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Photo of Poupae
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Leag0002
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rkarimi
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of booga73
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benish
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Copper Cone from Epic Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 139 ratings.
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