Old Slugger | Cooperstown Brewing Company

186 Ratings

Brewed by:
Cooperstown Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001

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3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the brewery last week.

Pours am amber brown with a dense white head. Good lacing. Dark body for being a standard pale.

Hoppiness leans towards citrus, is a little on the light side, and some malt sweetness and yeast character come through.

The maltiness is definitely a dominating factor here, each sip seeming to swing between the malt and hops. The yeast character hinted at by the aroma is also present here.

Good mouthfeel for a pale ale. No alcohol presence.

Overall I am rating this as an English Pale Ale and not an American one - it seems more stylistically like the former although it seems to use American hops. Also picked up a pamphlet that describes some of their beers; I'll try to update if it provides relevant information.

From their info:
"Old Slugger - a hearty pale ale, copper in color, quite malty, with a moderate hop bitterness. 5.4% abv"
"In brewing, we use two-row English barley malt, West Coast hops, and yeast from Ringwood, England."

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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2.66/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This review is for the most current Old Slugger I just had. As of late, they have been "tweaking" the recipe to "Americanize" it.

Appearance- Dark copper, head quickly disappearing.

Smell- Musty and malty like the brewery itself.

Taste- Fruity overtones with out much hop flavor at the beginning or end. Very malty almost like their English Strong Ale, Pride of Milford.

Mouthfeel- Good amount of carbonation without being flat or too fizzy.

Overall- Not what I remembered. Too fruity without a nice hop flavor to place it with the better Pale Ales, American or English.

I must say, the old version of 3+ years was far superior. I would say it was one of my favorite Pale Ales containing a perfect balance between malt and hops with a nice mouth feel and wonderful hop aroma. The "old" version would easily receive a 4+ overall from me.

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Old Slugger from Cooperstown Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 186 ratings
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