Copperhead Pale Ale | Free State Brewing Co.

Copperhead Pale AleCopperhead Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.79/5
238 Ratings
Copperhead Pale AleCopperhead Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co.
Kansas, United States
freestatebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Silver Medal Winner 1997 World Beer Championships - India Pale Ales.

While walking through a field and enjoying a lazy summer evening, our head brewer Steve stepped on a stick that popped up and nicked his leg.

Or so he thought, until he found two puncture marks on his ankle. The copperhead bite may have caused a trip to the hospital for Steve, but it also provided just the inspiration he and Chuck needed to name their new beer – yep, one lowly snake in the grass is the namesake of one of our most popular beers.

53 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,814
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
238
pDev:
11.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
47
Trade:
0
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Photo of zaraspook
2.33/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

Photo of scratch69
2.58/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear copper color with a thin head and almost no lacing.

Smell- Strong hop aroma and not much else.

Taste- Strong hop flavor with a bitter, dry finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and an average amount of carbonation.

Overall- Not an outstanding beer. If you are looking for an IPA to drink there a better ones out there.

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Photo of Halfbrother83
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of crusian
2.88/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bottle from awesome girlfriend from lawrence, actually. Pours a light amber color with litle head, but large bubbles, seems like it was force carbonated.
nose doesnt have much on it. bottle says best by 1-1 so I assume this is semi-fresh... but the hop presence seems to be faded or just was never really there to begin with.
taste tells me more of the same. it does have a bitter finish, but no real hop profile up front. taste is sweet and thin with some caramel malt character, but overall this isnt that great. This bird on the label is freakin me out a bit too... why is he so squat and fat? lol.
Oh, and the category is wrong, it is a pale ale, not an American IPA.

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Photo of Dpeel
2.9/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Decent for a local pale ale.

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Photo of TylerDYoung
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a medium amber color with white head. Light pine, citrus, and caramel notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little hop resin.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled last night on 6/16/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a 'Free State' mini-snifter glass which I bought directly from their brewery/restuarant while in Lawrence, Kansas a few weekends back.

Pours a copper-amber in color with a thin off-head head. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is of sweet malts with a hint of caramel. The taste is the same that is followed up quickly by a bitter finish by the grassy malts. Perfect carbonation. Not a fan of the IPA style brews due to their hoppy, bitter finish. But one of the better ones I have tried.

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3.08/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.08/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.11/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VashonGuy
3.17/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Copperhead poured (from a 12 ounce bottle) an amber (or copper) color, with a smallish head. Not bad looking at all.

The smell was mildly hoppy. The taste was typical for an amber, malty and biscuity, with some hops. It was pleasant enough, and then there was a very off taste in the finish. It was beyond bitter, more metallic in the finish, and not at all pleasant. Up until then, it was an OK but undistinguished amber, and then it was less than that.

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Photo of elnunesio
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Justinbshelton
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of zrab11
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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Copperhead Pale Ale from Free State Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 238 ratings
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