Copperhead Pale Ale | Free State Brewing Co.

Copperhead Pale AleCopperhead Pale Ale
BA SCORE
64.1%
Liked This Beer
3.79 w/ 237 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:
#16,503
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
237
Liked:
152
Avg:
3.79/5
pDev:
11.35%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
47
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMCPhD
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mojohawk21
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajscheffler
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ffshore545
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Bear1964
4.39/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrMullet
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium amber.
Smell is faintly hoppy with some pine and citrus.
Taste is citrus and pine, well balanced hops.
Smooth, bitter finish. Easy drinking.

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Photo of cavitae
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zotzot
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice reddish pale ale

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Photo of scotorum
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

FREE STATE COPPERHEAD ALE 7/26/16

From the latest shipment from the beer club. We do not get the production of this Kansas brewery on the East Coast.

a: Clear dark amber to copper with a finger thick offwhite head which receded to uneven surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Ripe fruit such as apple and pear.

t: Follows the nose with a significant bitter bite and a sweet to bitter finish.

m: Light to medium leaning more to medium later on, good body with a watery hint or two early on, and heavy carbonation tingle.

o: A good pale ale, although the malt seems largely buried by lightly flavored bitterness until it warms. Refreshing and easy drinking. Best thing it has going for it is the quality look.

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Photo of Jack74
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeZ9654
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Easy drinker. Not pale enough for me.

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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 SmellsofMahagony
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hashmads
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zaraspook
2.33/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper with a creamy off-white head that leaves spotty areas of lace.
The aroma is is sweet peach, pineapple, a touch of citrus, a bit of caramel.
Taste is pineapple up front with a juicy middle, a bit of breadiness and a nicely bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is medium and slightly sticky.
Quite tasty.

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Photo of Kenai4
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The label has "Best By" notches on the side indicating 3 and week 2 so the second week of March. I'm well within that window.

Appearance: As the namesake indicates the beer is a nice copper color. It has good clarity and a thick white head with good retention.

Aroma: There isn't a whole lot of aroma here. It has a very light floral aroma with a touch of lemon.

Taste: It has a mellow hop flavor with a touch of rye bread flavor.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is very nice. It is fairly dry with good carbonation and a light bitterness.

Overall: It's a pretty good clean pale ale. I would drink it again.

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Photo of Djaklevic
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbcb
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Copperhead Pale Ale from Free State Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 64.1% out of 100 with 237 ratings
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