Original Pale Ale
Coopers Brewery Limited

Original Pale AleOriginal Pale Ale
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Coopers Brewery Limited
English Pale Ale
Ranked #189
Ranked #28,518
3.2 | pDev: 16.25%
Nov 18, 2023
Mar 27, 2002
Our 'Pale' is naturally conditioned in the bottle or keg. This traditional Coopers brewing method produces the trademark sediment that gives our ales a distinctive, fine cloudy appearance.

This beer is a deep golden colour and pours with a generous level of foam. To unlock its full flavour potential, make sure to roll before pouring. No additives. No preservatives.
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Rated: 2.75 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Nov 18, 2023
Rated: 3.33 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Oct 22, 2023
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
2 330ml bottles into a tall glass. Dating is odd. "Best after 9/7/21" .Things are different down under.

Looks quite nice. Golden yellow body with good carbonation and a bright white head. Aroma is bready, well more doughy really. Malty, a little sweet in taste. No sign of any hop. The problem is in the finish, which is a quite unpleasant bitterness.
Aug 06, 2023
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Rated by nblake5199 from North Carolina

2.57/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
This is your average beer. Nothing special. Better than bud light....which says nothing....A BIG PASS
Dec 27, 2022
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.23/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Purchased a bottle of this beer at the local Total Wine.

Poured into a tall pint glass. Slightly hazy yellow color with good initial head with some lace lacing. Bready smell and taste, slightly bitter finish. Decent beer but nothing to get excited about. Probably not a repeater.
Nov 04, 2022
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.53/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a cloudy light orange, 1" soapy head that levels out quickly, no lacing. Nose is yeasty and fruity, with some black pepper and earthy spice as well. Taste follows, with biggest notes estery, fruity yeast notes. Very mild bitterness on the finish, along with more black pepper and light doughiness. Mouthfeel is moderate but with crisp carbonation. Tasty, but feels much more like a Belgian pale or IPA than an English one.
Nov 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Dec. 2007: 375 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. Also bought at Vaaland Ølutsalg, Bryne. Bottle conditioned, sediment in bottle. Pale golden colour, slightly hazy, large head. Very nice and fruity aroma, moderately spicy. The flavour has also spicy and fruity notes, slightly more rounded than their Sparkling Ale. Inspired by English (Burton-on-Trent) pale ales, but there seems also to be a "Belgian" touch here. Very nice and drinkable.
Oct 07, 2022
Rated: 2.75 by mpenske from California

Mar 25, 2022
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours yellow orange with a small white head. Smells of sweet grain and slight citrus. Tastes of cereal grain with slight citrus notes. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a good beer.
Feb 04, 2022
Rated: 3.17 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Jan 19, 2022
Rated: 3.25 by arini10 from Oregon

Jan 10, 2022
Rated: 2.63 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jan 01, 2022
Rated: 3.64 by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2021
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

3.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale hails from the land down under. It boasts a transparent amber/straw with a white head and a sharp malty nose. The flavor profile is a mirror of the nose, and has what I describe as a 'round' flavor, with traces of hop bitterness before fading away. It's not offensive, though I don't care for it. I'm glad to have tried it, how often does one get to sample Australian beer?
Dec 03, 2021
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

2.75/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
De color dorado, con un dedo espumoso de corta retención. Cuerpo ligero y carbonatación media. Aroma a levadura y lúpulo. Sabor ligeramente con un amargor final.
Oct 14, 2021
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

3.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Look: Hazy light orange. One finger of thick white head with good retention.

Smell: Slightly skunky hops and citrus.

Taste: Mild biscuity malt with a moderate, chemical bitterness that lingers.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin, with high carbonation.

Overall: A poor, bitter brew.
Sep 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Nath91 from Australia

4.4/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Coopers Original Pale Ale. The Original, and the best. Coopers Pale was my introduction into the pale ale scene, and the craft beer scene. Whilst not a 'craft beer' per se, it's an excellent style of the Australian Pale Ale, and has stood the test of time to not only be one of Australia's finest beers, but one of my favourites. It's my go-to when there's nothing else, because it never lets you down. This is going to be a bit biased, but it's one of my favourite beers.

Look - 5/5: Poured off tap or out of a bottle for this review, it looks great. The natural sediment in the bottle gives the beer this wonderful hazy, murky, ochre orange colour, and is as cloudy as a London summers day. The head starts off fairly nicely packed, a little soap sudsy, before dissipating into a thin foam.

Smell - 5/5: For me, it smells amazing. As mentioned earlier, it was my introductory beer into the pale ale scene, and it's kind of like that smell of home. Always brings a smile to the face. Orange, mandarin, and lemony citrus notes, a slight malt character, Smells refreshing, ready to be drunk.

Taste - 4/5: It's a common introductory beer for those entering into the pale ale scene, because it's inoffensive, and it's not going to smack you around with overly bold flavours. A nice earthy malty sweetness, with fruit notes lingering around the mouth,. The finish has a nice smooth bitterness that doesn't poke holes in the taste buds courtesy of the Pride of Ringwood hops that are more common in your Australian lagers, but compliment an Aussie Pale nicely.

Feel - 4/5: It's quite carbonated, but well balanced. Super refreshing on a hot summers day ice cold out of the esky or the fridge.

Overall - 4.5/5: Some find it boring, but as mentioned, I popped my Pale Ale cherry to this piece of, South Australian culture. It's never failed on a session, it's never failed to quench my thirst. It's bigger cousin, Coopers Sparkling Ale may have more oomph, but it's a classic easy drinking beer, that puts a smile on my dial.

Aug 20, 2021
Rated: 2.86 by Seshin from California

Jul 16, 2021
Rated: 3.2 by Daneve76 from Australia

Jun 07, 2021
Rated: 3.17 by Kiro from Russian Federation

May 08, 2021
Original Pale Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
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