Striker IPA
Copperhead Brewery

Striker IPAStriker IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,996
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,594
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 9.23%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
43
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87
Very Good
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 43
Photo of TexanTraveler
4.69/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I try IPAs all over and I was late finding this gem in my own backyard. I have had several favorites over the years including the Renegade IPA from the Estes Park Brewing, the Thunder IPA from the Pyramid Brewing Company, and I now make this my go to beer that you can always find in my frig at home.

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Photo of Barley_Warlock
4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Gotta admit up front, this beauty is my go to ipa. This review is based off getting the beer directly from the tap at Copperhead, but the cans are also awesome. The beer itself is a beautiful amber with a muted scent of citrus. The taste up front is heavily of citrus, almost like you're drinking straight up orange zest in liquid form. This transfoms into a familiar bitter back taste left by the hoppy dankness of the ipa. I would highly recommend this beer, and it's easily my favorite ipa at the moment.

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Photo of jimnastic
4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hands down, one of the better IPAs to come outta North H-Town area, in a bit. This brewery is close to Lone Pint, with their (now famous) Yellow Rose. Don't also forget Brash Brewing not to far in H-Town proper...Copperhead Breweing has hit the nail on the head, with this one.
This IPA has notes similar to Lagunitas IPA, Racer 5 and Green Flash's West Coast IPA. Great malt backbone, with big piney hops upfront, and a smooth, uncompromising finish, for 7% ABV.
Love this stuff...again, for the intro 6er price point, less than 8 bones, its the best on the market. They simpy need to send more to Austin :D

--Nastic

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pour is a clear golden orange, big frothy 2 finger width head that sticks around for a minute. Nice lacing. Pour is an equal amount of orange peel, lemon zest and pine blending well with a sweet malt backbone. Nice citrus pith in the taste, plenty of resinous pine and a sweet buscuit like malt in the back end. A little oily hop profile. Mouthfeel is fairly oily and palate coating, friendly amount of carbonation. Very solid!

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Photo of donspublic
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into shaker, 1 finger cream color head recedes rather quickly. Dark yellow/orangish in the glass. Smells of malt, citrus and pineapple. Taste has a nice malt sweetness in the front, orange and pineapple in the middle with a mild bitter finish. Great mouthfeel, solid ipa

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both very good. Good citrus aroma with a nice piney hop. Orange peel. Good citrus taste. Nice big piney hop. A little caramel at the end. Very astringent aftertaste. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. I will say that I didn't expect much from this brewery since they are new, but I was pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What a great introduction to Copperhead. The color is more on the orange than yellow side, but a yellow tinge comes through. It's hazy. The aroma is citrus heavy with a bit of pine. In my opinion, I detect mosaic. The taste is hoppy and sprightly from the citrus. Smooth and drinkable. Great job!

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Photo of champ103
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler from Premium Draught. This is my first from Copperhead Brewery.

A: Pours with a light haze, and translucent orange color. A dense white head forms and rises to over two fingers. Excellent retention and lace all the way down.
S: Pine, citrus, and light resin. Lingering grapefruit with a bit of bitterness that is not overpowering at all. Pale malts, and a very clean hop profile in the nose. Simple, but well done.
T: Citrus rind is the show up front. Light pine, and resiny with a bit of bitterness. Though again, the bitterness is always in check. Passion fruit as well as a touch of sweetness in the background for balance. Again, well done.
M/O: A medium body with fantastic carbonation. Lively, crisp, and smooth at the same time. Super clean and finishes dry. I am not one for overly bitter IPA's, and this certainly has a firm bitterness. Though not overbearing at all, which makes this really easy to drink. The growler will be gone in no time.

An IPA that is simple and to the point. It seems a lot of the newer breweries that are opening around the area do not master anything. They just pop out beers and styles with buzzy/pun names, and the "finished" product that is released is not up to par, or over the top in every way. It is good to see Copperhead not among those, and they nailed this one. I'll be looking for more of this and more in general from the brewery.

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Striker IPA from Copperhead Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 43 ratings