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%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
88
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 558 |  Reviews: 290
Photo of aussiebeer
5/5  rDev +58.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Giving this a 5 because its a great beer from a great country I like to call home. Only Aussie beer I can get here in Chicago pretty much, which totally sux

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Photo of Joshyraine
5/5  rDev +58.7%

Awesome beer!

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.58/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A little beaut of a beer alright.

Pouring a light amber body with a tight white head perfectly carbonated giving off a zesty malty aroma.

well hopped with plenty of bitter tones the bottle conditioning doesn't overpower the brew but compliments the tastes and produces a lively highly drinkable beverage.

probably my favourite bottled pale ale right now.

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Photo of hartstarter
4.5/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of Mendicant
4.5/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of FriedGold2112
4.5/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of Budo
4.45/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice balance and good finish. Difficult to find and worth the wait

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Photo of FrizzBizzle
4.44/5  rDev +41%

Photo of supperhater
4.4/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A tasty and somewhat complex Pale Ale from the Coopers Brewery.

My ideal session beer. Very affordable too considering the quality.

Tastes much better if you tip or roll the bottle to mix the sediment into the drink.

Delicious in a glass, but sometimes it's even better straight out of the bottle...strangely

Good on tap too, though the bottled brew is a bit more consistent.

Right up there with Little Creatures Pale Ale as the best Pale Ale in Australia (to my knowledge anyway)

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Photo of Tang07
4.35/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This stuff is WAY better on tap than in a bottle.

After spending a few months down under, it's one of my favorite beers.

It is cloudier on tap and has a much fresher taste.

The beer comes in a pint or pitcher a very foggy golden color.
it smells of hops with light malt.

it tastes fresh and hoppy, (but not super strong if you're into that)

The carbonation is very good, lots of small bubbles. Very drinkable

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Photo of YvesB
4.29/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of odonnekg
4.27/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Survived in Australia off of this beer. Obviously more of a macro then an exquisite craft, however justifiably the best tasting overall mass produced beer in the Southern Hemisphere.

A unique product that requires a roll before opening to mix the sediment. Don't let that throw you off, certainly a unique feature worthy of acknowledgment.

Not heavy, but very flavorful for a refreshing type beer. Miss it greatly, some imported bottles in the US. Draught is the way to go.

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Photo of mhuber
4.25/5  rDev +34.9%

Cooper's Pale Ale from Australia. Unfiltered, pours cloudy, light golden color. Light and refreshing. Just a slight citrus note. I like this one, even though I'm not a big fan of the citrus. If I ever move to Australia I think I would drink a lot of Cooper's.

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Photo of magnusdave
4.25/5  rDev +34.9%

Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.22/5  rDev +34%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

appearance; cloudy pale yellow with fine sediment. Nice white head that sticks around through the drink leaving nice lacing of rings and messy spider webs.

smell; upfront some herbal hops with hints of lemon that form a bridge between the hops and malts. The malts are at first weak and watery but with patience some complex notes of warm cereal and brown sugar come out.

taste; nice mild hops, somewhat herbal and lightly bitter, leaving a lemony aftertaste that is softened by some bready yeast. All in all very well balanced and no one flavor overpowers the other. Malts are grainy yet very subdued but not off balance, really a pleasant example of the style. Some sourness in the backround.

mouthfeel; really pillowy and soft with active but gentle carbonation, medium bodied. Slightly puckers in the finish but very smooth and easy to drink.

overall; this was a pleasant surprise, a pale ale with some saison-like hops. A great pale ale for people who appreciate hops but don't seek their overwhelming dominance in a beer.

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Photo of wretchedabyss
4.21/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmosey
4.21/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerinabottle
4.12/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of rallyr32
4.11/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So here I am, eating some 'roo and watching some cricket, and decide to try this bad boy. Smells better than it tastes, but still a very tasty beer. Definitely will drink again.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.1/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my favourite beer from my time in Australia. Pours a hazy pale orange which sparkles, small foamy white head. Aromas of lemon and malt. Tastes of light sweet malt, a citrus & fruity aftertaste. Some light yeast qualities coming through from the bottle conditioning. Very much a Aussie session ale, one to drink when your having a few.

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Photo of Finite
4.1/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Classic Pale Ale murky straw with a bit of sediment in the bottom. Stunning head with even better retention and lacing. Pour this into a pewter goblet reasonably cold and it laces perfectly.

Smell: Floral hops, sweet malts perfect pale ale smell.

Taste/ Mouthfeel: Malty and hoppy. It’s a refreshing beer and always a good pick for a summer drink. Leaves a bitter aftertaste which isn’t overly dry.

Drinkability/Overall: I could knock these back all day. Refreshing in the mouth and goes down smooth. I’ve had this beer for ever since I started drinking and it has always been a fave. This one was particularly nice.

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Photo of MichaelJKHitchen
4.04/5  rDev +28.3%

Photo of Phatz
4.02/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a darn tasty pale ale. It is in league with Fuller's London Pride even if it is runner up by a hair.

Appearance: The pour included the yeasties and resulted in a very cloudy gold color. little head fades fast. no lacing.

Smell: The aroma is fruity with apricots and peaches, malts, yeast and some canned pears syrup and a splash of lemon.

Taste: The taste does follow the nose. With peach and apricot flavors swirling around with the yeast and zippy citrus (what might be hop) peppery zing, the it ends quickly and cleanly.

Mouthfeel: The light mouthfeel is apropos for the style. The carbonation hold solid and the malty center and the hint of spices keep the beer alive in the mouth.

Drinkability: This beer is built for drinkin not thinkin. Have at it!

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

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Photo of birchholz
4/5  rDev +27%

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