Copperhead Pale Ale | Free State Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
236
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.23%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mkanne3616
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McAfee85
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dripa8
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of nuebs
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mflamar
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Halfbrother83
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sixpoint
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of YalovaIA
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of afinepilsner
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blasass
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhilHeinricke
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was in Lawrence, KS, for a week. This brewery was just a few blocks from the hotel, but I didn't go there. I picked up a few six packs at a local liquor store (in Lawrence, beer isn't sold in supermarkets or convenience stores like in other locales). This is one of the flagship beers for this brewery.

All in all I have to say I was a little disappointed. Not totally disappointed. I mean, it is beer afterall so it was pretty good. It has a dark copper color which is probably why they named it copperhead. It pours out nicely into one of those 6 oz. hotel glasses - you know, the ones they wipe with a dirty rag and then slap a sticker one it that says "sanitized". But I digress. It had a decent taste and a decent smell, but it was just average. I expect more from a craft brewery.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

traditional and tasty, but not my favorite of the kansas hoppy stuff i has this weekend. its got the grain bill more of an amber or an english mild than an american ipa, and while more interesting, feels a lot more malt forward and heavy than i was anticipating. nice and frothy in the glass with a tall head on it and a lot of lace character on the edges of the glass as i drink on it. the nose and taste match up pretty well to one another, with the munich type malt leading the way even before the hops, which to me are northwest C varietal stuff, dosed appropriately but mostly early, with more bitterness than aromatic, and a very vegetal component. cerealy and toasty, the beer has layers and it comes together quite well. a little filling for sessioning in my book, but a well made beer that is probably most applicable in mid autumn. i have been with free state in my limited experience so far...

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Photo of jw4free
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look: Nice white head fades with decent effervescence. Medium amber, light copper.

Smell: Malty, Peaty

Taste: Hops - grapefruit

Feel: Crisp, finishes flat

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Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -21.7%
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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Photo of MisterKilderkin
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ALC82
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wendt
4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeGude
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crazyfoMostout
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of misternebbie
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Copperhead Pale Ale from Free State Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 236 ratings.
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