Feeding Frenzy | Copperhead Brewery

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4.06/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Copperhead Brewery
Texas, United States
copperheadbrewery.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,171
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
19
pDev:
10.84%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 19
Photo of Dragginballs76
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours copper color with not much of a head thin white ring around the glass.

Aroma - Mostly some light citrus aromas orange, and tangerine. Has sort of a sweet aroma.

Taste - Pretty mild orange flavors mild malt flavors with a touch of hops.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated

Overall - A decent IPA I will say you do not pick up much alcohol.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy golden color with a thin foamy head. Head retention is very mild. Lacing is decent. Big fresh piney citrus aroma. Juicy citrus taste. The bitterness is a bit dialed down but still hoppy. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Jeff_Dubya
4.79/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Join the frenzy! Feeding Frenzy has a great profile jam-packed with a heavy flavor. They've got something special here. It pours a hazy shade of orange, on the nose you get a sharp hit of citrus and the taste is absolutely phenomenal with a huge punch of orange juice. Surprised to see this not rated higher and especially that someone gave it under 3 stars. If you're (obviously) not a fan of the style, I don't think you should rate the product.

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Photo of Ford
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not an expert on NEIPAs. I don't chase the ones that are considered amazing. Just not what I'm into. I am into trying as much local craft as I can. This beer is really good. Smells great and the taste is on the nose. Citrusy. I'm a fan of IPAs that are more citrus than grassy or dank. This beer hits that mark.

Keep it up Copperhead. I'll drink more.

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Photo of mig100
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

The negative review, while I get where it's coming from, is unfair. Clearly the reviewer has something against the NE IPA style and that effected the review and is not a good indication of what this beer is actually like...

Poured from a 32oz growler into a spiegelau. Super turbid and hazy appearance although lacks any real lacing. Aroma is amazing... straight up candy tropical fruit flavors, think liquid Starburst, although after pouring it fades quickly. Taste only follows through on some of the nose, but is pretty satisfying overall.

Mouthfeel is soft, but astringent hop bitterness and burn definitely lingers. Feels a bit raw. One of the best recent TX attempts at a NEIPA.

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Photo of jimnastic
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Ooo, baby. The lower rated review...the first review, I think, was way off...and hommie, obviously, does not know Copperhead Brewing...not so trendy!

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Photo of juneof44
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from crowler, filled two days prior. Appearance is opaque, orange-amber in color. Relatively weak and but still aromatic, fruity and herbaceous. Taste is tropical fruit. Soft feel, so nice. Overall an excellent beer. Very impressive for the first(?) hazy IPA from Copperhead. If this is a "recent trend", I hope it continues. UPDATED 7/06/17: Poured from 12 oz cans. The most recent version has lost much of the soft, chewy mouthfeel, and with it much of the haziness. Still a fruity IPA, excellent for an 8% abv. But missing the original recipe.

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Photo of champ103
2.88/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Drink of Ages Pub in Houston, TX. This is a so called New England IPA, I guess not what the brewery calls it but essentially it is.

A: Pours soupy, murky, pale yellow, opaque with what looks like fibrous protein. A small white head forms and recedes in a second with no lace. Looks unfinished to say the least...but I guess everything else is what matters right, I mean if a brewery makes something that looks like pale puke that is all the rage, so why not?
S: Grapefruit juice and a bit of bitterness. Nothing else, I mean put a bottle of Ruby Red and there you go.
T: Like the nose grapefruit juice. Which all finishes quickly. With some bitterness, some Ruby Red, and that is about all I get, which eventually becomes astringent.
M/O: A medium body with low carbonation. Up front is murky and muddled, with no real definition. No finish at all. Considering everything, it is surprisingly simple to drink and to enjoy somewhat if you like straight up grapefruit juice. Though not something I am coming back to often, even if I had the chance.

This screams of a brewery jumping on the most recent trends. Even if people like the overall "product", there is no way this brewery would have made something like this without the ridiculous hype associated with the so called style. Getting past that, this is just really one noted and people would be better off just buying juice from the store.

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Feeding Frenzy from Copperhead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 19 ratings