Freedive IPA | Coppertail Brewing Co.

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3.96/5
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319 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coppertail Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
coppertailbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by macrosmatic on 05-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,240
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
319
pDev:
8.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
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Photo of evostudios12
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drronf
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of yoshie
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SunTzu
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice IPA, hoppy and slightly bitter but good taste. Pineapple and citrus.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bporteous
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mickyge
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentk56
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
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

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Photo of Zythophile
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of baklo
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jesusgorilla
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DAS30
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WunderLlama
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
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

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Photo of Boilerup
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
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...

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Photo of Tilley4
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice solid IPA. Loads of pine hop flavors. Big bitter finish leaves you wanting another sip.

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Photo of Vandelay1863
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of Loremaster14
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BobbyOlson
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of runbirddrinkbeer
2.86/5  rDev -27.8%
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 lacking.....no 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.

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Photo of cgrunin
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Freedive IPA from Coppertail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 319 ratings