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Coopers Original Pale Ale | Coopers Brewery Limited

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Coopers Original Pale AleCoopers Original Pale Ale

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Coopers Brewery Limited

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by purplehops on 03-27-2002

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Ratings: 563 |  Reviews: 292
Photo of KyleVick4
1.35/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1


A: Pours a weak mainly yellow some gold color with little head and tiny lacing. Cloudy, but I did dump the yeast in also. Either way it just looks unappetizing and lacking aesthetics.

S: Ummm more lack of smell, but I get lemon out of it followed quickly by a light sweetness that could be adjuncty. Just smells much to similiar to a BMC beer than Id like. Bleh.

T: Ha. What taste. Sorry to bash I try not to do this, but it tastes like fizz. LIght as hell and devoid of a real taste, I guess I pick up mostly malt with a touch, a tiny touch of hops.

M: Nasty. Carbonated. Really carbonated. Light bodied with loads of fizzy carbonation. Terrible.

D: I am only drinking it to review it. Sad really. I will never buy it again, and I was so excited when I did buy it because I have worked at Outback as a side job through college all my life. Australian beer you know? What a let down...

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Photo of goochpunch
1.43/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This gem pours out looking like cloudy and dirty white grapefruit juice. Has a thin ring of "head." This really smells akin to a macro lager: just clean and with nothing standing out. Flavor is grainy and nearly tasteless: like drinking a cocktail of 90% club soda and 10% beer. Light and fizzy doesn't begin to describe the mouthfeel here. I'd take a Budweiser or Coors Banquet over this any day.

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Photo of clarknova
1.47/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

poured from a 375ml bottle

a - cloudy, dirty yellow with almost no head

s - almost nothing, slightly slightly maltly

t - little sour, little malty, no aftertaste at all

m - like sour sparkling water

o - what the ... was that? just awful or did I get a bad bottling?

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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
1.5/5  rDev -53%

Photo of Amp
1.5/5  rDev -53%

Photo of Alpha309
1.5/5  rDev -53%

Photo of dudecandle
1.58/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Bottle into chalice:

A: Light orange-golden, hazy color, with a large enough white head with good lacing.

S: Dear lord, that may be the worst thing I have ever smelled. It was somewhere between urine and skunk grain with a hint of lemon and way too much yeast.

T: I barely managed to make it to this step after the smell, but I figured I might as well. It tasted like nothing. At all. Carbonated water with a touch of skunk grain, and perhaps some lemony soap. The unfiltered yeast comes through, as well.

M: Crisp without any body.

D: If you can get past the horrific smell, it's technically "drinkable." There isn't anything to taste, but the physical action of drinking remains unimpeded mostly. The only thought I had when trying this was that it had possibly been drunk by someone before me and then rebottled.
And yes, it was rolled.

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Photo of JudgeRoughneck
1.82/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

There is a thin, white head on this hazy gold beer. I can not stand the smell. It is awful. If smells like an awful potpourri of old diaper, band-aids, B.O., and general assiness. Terrible.

I taste, expecting maybe this sampole is spoiled, but it doesn't really seem so. I just get slightly skunky, old, noble hops, booze, soapiness, and a cracked grain finish. It's not doin much for me really and that smell is just horrendous. Drainpour.

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Photo of paterlodie
1.92/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not that much of an head and golden beercolor. Big particles floating in it. Nose is making shure this one is filled with lots of oxigen. Sweet hint of orange with it, some malts detectable. Taste is almost horrible; completely oxidated taste and no bitterness anymore, watery creamy sauce to me that was a poorout after just some tiny sips. Hopefully it's not always as bad as this bottle I tried but off course it came a long way..

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Photo of magictrokini
1.97/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yuck. I like pale ales, I like blond ales, and I even like unfiltered/bottle conditioned ales (i.e. AleSmith Extra Pale). This beer tastes like none of the above. Its almost as if it was pre-skunked. Pours cloudy copper with plenty of floaties. Stinky nose of sour fruit and malt. Dry, harsh grainy taste with fruity hops that I can't quite place. Sour, not bitter, aftertaste. Keep this down-under, mate.

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Photo of fionn13
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of brandoman63
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of cardinals22
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of pipinmalikonj
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of botham
2.06/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

12.7 oz bottle poured into a nonic. pours a pale yellow color, with a mild haze. three fingers of tight white head top it off, and last for a couple minutes.

aroma is of light malts, with a stale quality. light floral hops are in the background, along with a hint of vanilla. not impressive in the nose.

taste is watery, with hints of pale malts and floral hops. little else. finishes with a touch of pale malt. very thin and weak in profile.

mouthfeel is water thin. finishes with no residual flavors.

drinkability is bad. this brew is very weak in flavor, not to mention the watery texture. not impressive.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.09/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

We've got a gusher folks! Yellow appearance and crap in the beer. Not much of a discernable aroma.

Taste was just carbonation and corn. Very light mouthfeel, no hops. Might as well call this Coors Light or Foster's. And its expensive. Forget you! There just wasn't any redeeming quality in this beer.

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Photo of nanchen
2.11/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bought this at a foreign grocery store in Beijing, craving a taste of real beer. I was not particularly impressed by this offer from Coopers. It poured cloudy, opaque and strawgold into the cup. About one finger of head. From the smell, I got mostly the bitterness of hops, perhaps a slight hint of butter if you are looking for it. The taste really accented the bitterness of hops also, leaving almost no trace of malt, or pine or citrus or anything else. It's crisp, if not a little bit fizzy on the tongue. The beer is drinkable, but to me, neither interesting nor really enjoyably well-balanced.

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Photo of cjgator3
2.14/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12.7oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Best before date clearly shown on neck (19.02.08). Pours a slightly golden yellow color with one finger fizzy white head. The aroma is extremely faint with just a touch of malt and hops. The taste much like the aroma is pretty underwhelming in flavor with some malt and ops in a dry and watery finish. Overall, this was simply not a very enjoyable beer. The aroma and tastes were watered down and the mouthfeel was overly fizzy. Not recommended.

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Photo of roggia
2.16/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Beer with yellow liquid and with good foaming with good duration. The foam is white and the last drops beer made ​​from this slightly brown foam. Malt aroma. In taste the bitterness of the hops leaving a bitter aftertaste and fast. Light beer good drinkability. Good for summer.

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Photo of mikechance
2.2/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A ---- light and clear soft yellow, almost no head

S --- earthy and not much else. It really lacks any nose

T --- acid and flat/not much life too it/no strong presence of hops or malts

M --- low-medium body, lightly carbonated

O --- Boring and lacking. i'm not sure what the goal of this beer was, but it misses it on all fronts.

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Photo of dmamiano
2.2/5  rDev -31%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not very excited about this one. It was the only beer on the menu I hadnt yet tried, so I figured "why not?"
Pour a very, very cloudy medium straw color with all kinds of stuff floating in the glass. Even leaving the last 1/2 inch unpoured, it was amazingly cloudy and full of junk.
Fairly nice head that hung on for a bit. Highly carbonated.
Smell was weak, not much hops or malt detected.
Taste was also very poor.

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Photo of beermanbrian
2.23/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pale yellow cloudy color. Thin bone white head. Smell - nothing, maybe a little bit of malt. Taste - very thin. Mouthfeel - watery. Drinkability - i guess it's a little better than water. There is nothing really bad about this brew it's just very bland, which is the only reason it scored as high as it did. To get 1's there has to be something really wrong and I can't say I noticed anything wrong with this one, can't really say I noticed anything at all.

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Photo of PeerlessMark
2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

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