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IPA - American
Ranked #2,084
Ranked #13,554
3.93 | pDev: 9.67%
Coppertail Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
Very Good
Notes: Whether you’re diving for stone crabs under Tampa Bay’s Sunshine Skyway or just wishing you were, this beer’s got you covered. Expect huge hits of citrus and pine aromas layered over a bright malt backbone. Perfect for a day on the water.

65 IBU
Reviews: 60 | Ratings: 396 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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fehrminator from North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light tropical ipa. At this abv and with the light mouthfeel, this comes off as a great session ipa to me. Perfect for warm weather and the beach. Nicely done.

Jun 08, 2021
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look - slight haze yellow with a really nice white head that last with great lacing
Smell - clementine pine sine
Taste - citrus pine, more session tasting, slight salty
Feel - medium body and carb
Overall - not bad

Apr 25, 2021
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scream from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty solid all way through. There is nothing special here, but also nothing to detract. A solid beer that I would certainly have again given the chance

Dec 14, 2020
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cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours light yellow orange with a small white head. Smells of citrus hops with slight tropical fruit. Tastes of citrus hops with nice sweet grain. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a good beer.

Aug 11, 2020
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent gold with a thumb eggshell colored head. Nice lacing and head retention . Finishes dry with green melon and pear

S: Some citrus and orchard fruit

T: Green melon, dryness and tangerine up front. More green melon and dryness, plus a little strawberry as this warms.

MF: Medium body, fairly crisp carbonation, good balance

Solid IPA, super drinkablity

Jul 02, 2020
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hogrider from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I call this IPA: "The pale face of IPAs" Looks can be deceiving; this one is the type. I drink it often. I like the grassy hop after taste, and alcohol punch....don't be deceived...try it and support your local brewery AND jobs. HOG

Jun 16, 2020
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TheRandall from Indiana

2.2/5  rDev -44%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Not sure how this beer gets an 88 or 3.9. It is nowhere near that. Pours chalky urine and smells of esters. Tastes like chalky esters. Didn't see that coming. Meh.

Mar 07, 2020
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VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. can with the canning date printed on the bottom. Served in a Willi Becher glass.

Appearance: The loose, foamy, one finger head stays around for a while and leaves behind a thin foam layer that stays until the end a lot of lacing that covers the entire glass. It's a hazy, bright straw color.

Smell: It's a strong, fruity scent of fresh grapefruit, orange and a hint of lemon.

Taste: There's a good balance between the sweet citrus flavors of grapefruit, orange and a hint of malt; with the soft hop bitterness that comes through in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It's light and refreshing but at the same time there's body, substance and a hint of smooth creaminess.

Overall: A very good, fruity, aromatic and flavorful IPA. It's exceptionally well balanced and the texture is great too.

Oct 17, 2019
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metter98 from New York

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill, Miami, FL

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy bright white head that left a thin head on the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy and piney hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has balanced flavors of citrus and pine along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a decent amount of hop flavors but isn't that heavy on the palate. It is not a bad selection when drinking under the hot Florida sun.

Serving type: on-tap

Oct 10, 2019
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southerner2 from Georgia

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge head , lacing sticks well. Smell is not bad, taste, I like it. Smooth feel, overall, very drinkable. I would try this again for sure!
Closer to the bottom I like this a lot. I would definitely have another. Think I will...

Mar 27, 2019
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bright gold color with a modest white head. A smidge of lace.
Aroma of citrus, pine, and sweet malt.
Grapefruit taste first, followed by pine. Caramel background.
Nice simple IPA.

Mar 03, 2019
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Buck89 from Tennessee

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

n the Shaker pint glass, this one was a light pale straw color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was there but somewhat muted. Classic citrus and pine combo along with faint bready malt. The taste followed. Actually the citrus and piney notes popped in a great way. The malt was dry and there was a neat biscuity note. Medium bodied and off dry on the finish. Overall a very enjoyable beer

Feb 18, 2019
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Nova69 from Florida

3.14/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had it at Barnacles on North Captiva Island.....served in bottle, so it couldn’t breathe, and it was a bit on the “room temperature” not the best way to rate it. But it was fine for a lunch beer

Feb 07, 2019
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MittenBreezeMD from Tennessee

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Label says best by 1/16/19. I don't their standard, but I don't need them telling me how I should drink my beer. Color is lighter than I would have thought, but the aroma is very hoppy with lots of citrus fruit and grapefruit. The taste follows the aroma fairly well, with a decent malt base. All-in-all a good beer to stumble on, but not much more beyond that. I was very excited simply off the artwork on the bottle, but given my expectations, I was somewhat disappointed. Cheers!

Nov 25, 2018
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Tony210 from New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium straw color, fairly clear, ample carbonation. Slightly hoppy nose. Very light flavored, hops are faint and unpronounced, ample bitterness. Probably a good ipa for a beginner. Overall - underwhelming and not for me - just a basic, no frills ipa. Also don’t like the “best by” date. Just put the bottled on date the label on it let me decide when it is best by.

12 oz bottle, “best by” 1/1/19
3.5 rating

Nov 21, 2018
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Nass from Florida

2.68/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Interesting artwork on the bottle. Nice amount of carbonation although the taste is not well balanced. Too much grapefruit presence for a beer that has no actual grapefruit added to it. It's okay but this is really a one & done for me folks. Cheers! C

Nov 05, 2018
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MackT from Florida

2.59/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw/faint orangy, looks like “weak Tang”. Head is MIA in no time. Aroma is heavy on the citrus. Taste is strong on the grapefruit note, with hint of pineapple. Giving this a fair trial, rating it after my 4th of 6. This is not for me. If you’re a fan of the description above, have at it, your results may be different.

Oct 26, 2018
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden color with a good-sized, tan head of foam. It smelled of pine, roasted malt and mild citrus notes. Very malty tasting with a piney bitterness.

Oct 18, 2018
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spectru from Florida

3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy straw color with a thin foamy white head; The aroma is full of hops; Interesting flavor, hoppy with a strong hint of something else, citrus perhaps; Smooth, mildly carbonated, leaves a light hops bitterness on the back of the tongue. Not bad, I certainly wouldn't turn it down if offered.

I like Coppertail's labels, not just on this IPA, but on their other beers as well.

Jul 05, 2018
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper color with a finger of foam; spotty lacing

Smell: Citrus tones of grapefruit and orange with a hint of caramel underneath

Taste: Caramel and nut flavors emerge first, with grapefruit and orange emerging; moderately bitter, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: More of an old school East Coast IPA here; well brewed but not very distinctive

Apr 07, 2018
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Zythophile from District of Columbia

3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best-by Date: 3/11/18
Palate Contaminants: other beer

I guess I'm a little late on that best-by date, but that's what I get for not going directly to the brewery.

Looks is medium-dark gold. Not much head.

Smells like peaches and honeydew melons, although the sweetness is dialed back. Slight orange blossoms. Could use some more intensity, overall.

First flavor is grain. That's followed up by a light orange flavor. Moderate bitterness. It's certainly palatable, but it's lacking the range of flavors that the better of the style have.

Feel is under-carbonated. Medium weight. The aftertaste is mostly bitter, but it's not overwhelming.

Apr 01, 2018
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a pilsener glass at the Columbia restaurant in Ybor City

Clear golden yellow liquid , pencil thin white foam layer quickly recedes to a ring

Pine hop aroma

Pine hop taste

Hop Lingers on the tongue

Nice beer

Mar 22, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

we had a lot of lackluster and amateur tasting ipa types around florida this week, so it was great to encounter a professionally made, incredibly fresh, and sort of familiar in a good way ipa here from coppertail. bright in the glass, pale golden just slightly orange tinted, mostly clear and very frothy headed, this is a pretty bottle of beer, it is also sporting some of the cooler label art i have seen on a beer in a long time! sick packaging on all their stuff really. a very fresh nose to this, almost certainly dry hopped, but it also immediately obvious that this is brewed in moderation and with balance in mind. i get canned pineapple and tangerine which could mean mosaic, i also get faint berry and lemon, maybe azacca or amarillo there, after a couple of sips i stop trying to figure it out and just enjoy the quality ipa in my glass. a light honey note to the malt base but a drier finish, round and soft fuller medium body, and only balancing bitterness at the end. juicy and delicious but sort of in an old school way. i was impressed with just about all the coppertail beers i had this week, and this ipa was a standout, albeit in a weak local field of ipa types...

Feb 25, 2018
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at a Total Wine in Sarasota. Bottle dated enjoy by 3/11/18. Knew nothing about Coppertail but I always try to support the locals. Sometimes disappointing, sometimes pleasantly surprising.
This fell into the latter category. Initial impression wasn't particularly positive - kind of thin-looking yellowish with not much of a head. Taste is citrus (grapefruit, lemon, orange - a Florida beer for sure). Medium mouthfeel, a little sticky. Carbonation is perfect for the style. Finish is dry and slightly sweet, while maintaining the citrus-y character. All in all, a decent AIPA.

Jan 27, 2018
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runbirddrinkbeer from Florida

2.86/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours from 12 oz bottle (best by 3/01/18), a straw yellow color, good carbonation initially but recedes to thin uneven foam. Aroma virtually citrus no pine. Taste follows this as no real hop presence and a bit of an off taste( oxidation? Cooked cabbage?). Thin mouthfeel. Overall, I'm not sure given the relatively high ratings this IPA has received from others, that this six pack is representative. Purchased from Publix, I wonder if it got hot/ skunked somehow.....?bad batch? If this is a typical it is definitely not one of the better Florida IPAs.

Jan 09, 2018
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