Coopers Original Pale Ale | Coopers Brewery Limited

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Coopers Original Pale AleCoopers Original Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coopers Brewery Limited
Australia
coopers.com.au

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by purplehops on 03-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
558
Reviews:
290
Avg:
3.15
pDev:
16.83%
 
 
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12
Gots:
88
For Trade:
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Photo of mig100
2.58/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of srv33
2.4/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange. Decent head that fades entirely over a couple minutes with some lacing with medium size bubbles.

Aroma: Suprisingly I get some Belgian yeast-like scents from this, along with the usual breadiness and hints of hay and lemon.

Mouthfeel: Very very thin, more so than more AALs, even the lightest. Moderate medium size carbonation.

Taste: After the rather nice scent I was unfortunately let down by the taste. It was extremely lacking in depth and did not linger on the palate at all. I'm hesitant to give specifics on the taste as there was very little. Much more like a light AAL rather than a pale ale.

Overall: Maybe my hopes were too high after reading other ratings, but I was very let down by this beer. I do not think that it deserves the rating it gets on here at all. Though I'm open to giving their other varieties a shot, perhaps I just got a bad one.

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Photo of AtaraxiaDnB
3.2/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.1/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 375ml bottle with a BB of July 2018. Purchased quite recently from Morrisons. A classic Australian ale.

A: Poured into a tulip. Bottle conditioned. A golden hue with good carbonation and tons of floating sediment. Produces a smallish head of white foam that settles rapidly and disappears.

S: Aroma of earthy yeast with hints of pale malt, mild grain, faint grassy hops and a twinge of herbal spice. Subtle but balanced.

T: Tastes of dry, earthy yeast with notes of grain, light malt, faint grassiness and stewed hops. A delicate bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Smooth and spritzy, with good body and texture. Very dry; yeast coats the palate. Aftertaste of yeast, mild grain and stewed leaves.

O: A decent brew, though I can sympathise with those who consider it dull. Lacklustre looks, mainly due to the lack of head. The aroma and flavour are yeast dominated and subtle, while the body is nice. What this has in it's favour is drinkability - I could see this going down OK in the Australian heat. Anyway, worth trying as long as you don't expect to be blown away.

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Photo of I3eer
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stockatron
3.44/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is not, and not meant to be, a hops driven pale ale. But it is a solid beer, although it can vary widely between taps in Sydney pubs.
Bottle product not as good overall, it can be a bit bitter and rusty tasting.

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Photo of Nrod
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of IsaacCraft
2.6/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Just kinda underwhelming all around. Look is pretty poor, taste isn't too bad but seems a bit off in a Metallic way. I did get some grassy lemony flavors which were nice, though.

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Photo of rulisekmartin
3.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Momon
3.1/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SamuelD3
3.23/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Macamah
2.72/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of risenz
3.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bunman3
3.16/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ordybill
2.53/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Savannah, GA. The appearance is a Light orange color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is mostly citrus and hops and very musty. The taste was not good. It was musty and acidic. Not a good beer.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.46/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

These can be consistently bleh, bad or whatnot, but the inconsistency seems to lie in their penchant for sometimes being infected, or really over carbonated.

The appearance is yellow. The aroma is negligible.

Taste is an excessive mouth feel of carbonation, corn and two row barley. Like no hops. I seriously think Coors has more hops. I don't get why anyone would want to ship this half way around the world. There are plenty of bland similar beers here you can get for a cheaper price. Even their artwork sucks, how uninspired. Has a weighty presence despite the carbonation, from the lack of hopping.

Would not bang again.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

20 Sep 2016. From Saveur-Biere. In Teku glass. Efervescent, sparkling, but not much bothering. Nose and mouth profile that reminds a lager. Some lemony and floral notes

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Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jmv0009
3.11/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Bottle expiration Aug 17, 2017
L - pours a dark cloudy amber color. Dark for a pale ale. Lot's of floaties.

S - Smell is yeasty and hoppy.

T - Barley, hops, yeasty and dry.

F - This is my biggest con for this beer. This was much too full & heavy for a pale ale.

O - Aside from the floaties and the heavy feel it wasn't a bad beer. But because of the heavy feel I won't be getting this again. Disappointed because I loved their stout.

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Photo of jmd1978
2.74/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hazel orange color with a little white head. Nose lemon, biscuit and some sweetness. Taste sweet malts with fruity notes like citrus maybe pear? Finishes like a lager. Pretty average but decent ale. I discovered it was bottled a year ago to the day so probably better fresh. Liquor store needs to rotate the shelf.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.83/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

**
2009
Found notes from my 2009 trip to Australia. The poor man’s sparkling ale. Cookers sparkling is much more lively and more flavorful. Just an ok ale. Some hops and grains.
**

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Photo of Lobina
3.35/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shradical
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bruno74200
3.01/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A pale ale? It tastes like a mediocre lager. A bit of honey and diacetyl and a lot of grain. The drinkabilityvis correct and it's refreshing. A mediocre session alz

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Photo of Beginner2
3.2/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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