Freedive IPA | Coppertail Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Freedive IPAFreedive IPA
BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
302 Ratings
Freedive IPAFreedive IPA
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:
#5,771
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
302
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
94
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 302 |  Reviews: 37
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.

95 characters

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.

 601 characters

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.

 571 characters

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

Photo of socon67
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tarheel219
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bryan12345
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcel371
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CobraDC23
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RandyBoBandy
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhavs
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brew pours a pale yellow straw, mostly clear, frothy white foam a few fingers deep settles into thin collar.

Nice citrusy aroma, lemon zest and grapefruit rind followed by some pine, grass and a hint of crackers malts.

Flavor is floral, citrus, light grapefruit bitterness and crisp malts.

Moderate carbonation, crisp lighter than medium body. Easy drinking brew.

Nice, mellow, refreshing and balanced.

 411 characters

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

Photo of marker2525
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
4.96/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of my favorites. Perfectly balanced, crisp and thirst quenching. The apotheosis of a warm weather IPA; robust citrus and floral hops nicely complement an elegant malt body. An excellent beer!

 195 characters

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

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of babaracas
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold with a fair amount of sediment in suspension, two fingers of soapy white head, quickly settles to a thin ring leaving a few blobs of lace down the glass. Smell: grapefruit, lemon zest, pine needles, grass; pils-y backdrop. Taste: grapefruit, pine, white grape, lemon water, somewhat floral/grassy, saltine. Light-plus bodied, creamy feel thins out into a long finish... oily and a bit sticky resolves into a mineral-y dry. Hop profile is pretty straightforward but in addition to being a good warm weather IPA it also pulls off that delicate / stealthily complex combo. Well made, glad to see a wider distribution for Coppertail.

 648 characters

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.66/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SydneyManchester25
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IckyT2012
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Freedive IPA from Coppertail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 302 ratings