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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Copper Cone Pale Ale is a special offering, aroma rich, pale ale that may vary the hops, malts and even sometime the yeast used. Typically this beer is an “over the top” Pale Ale with a deep copper color and loads of dry hopping going into each batch. The fresh hop aroma of this beer makes it a stand out. Stronger in alcohol and body than CAPT’N CROMPTON’S PALE ALE and appeals to beer aficionados.

Release #1 6.9% ABV
Release #2 6.3% ABV
Release #3 6.7% ABV
Release #5 6.4% ABV
Release #6 6.7% ABV
Release #7 6.1% ABV
Release #8 6.8% ABV
Release #11 6.7% ABV
Release #12 6.8% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4464) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2012
Bomber bought @ Bierkompass.de. Pours hazy goldenish amber with a frothy brownish golden head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of thick lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet, fruity, malty and hoppy with sweet bread, pine, resinous wood, orange peal, grapefruit juice, marmalade, alcohol, caramel, pineapple, apricots and mango. Taste is sweet and bitter with sweet dark bread, grapefruit rinds, orange peal, freshly cut grass, pine, resinous wood, lemon peal, peaches, pineapple, marmalade, alcohol, caramel and fired apricots. Mouthfeel is soft, round and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with bread, grapefruit juice, orange peal, grass, pine, lemon peal and hints of caramel. Not the pale ale I’d prefer but still pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s 271012
Amber orange, hazy, big frothy white head, nice lacing
Aroma of citrus hops, lemon and orange hops, fresh citrus
Taste - citrus hops, orange / lemon hop flavour, nice soft caramel malts, touch of toffee, good malt hop balance
Palate - medium carb, oily texture. Finish as main flavour, slightly dry, nice zesty hop finish
Overall - Great pale ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
bottle at home ... copper ... thin white head ... zezty dry toffee hop nose... soft malt back bone ... big bright hop ... zezty ...soft fruits ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
In bottle thanks Craig. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, caramel, toffee and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is well balanced. Mildly bitter with a dry finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9185) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
65 cl bottle. Release 30 (6.6%). Brewed on 26.05.2012. Packaged 19.06.2012.
Pours hazy dark mahogany color with a medium-sized head. Aroma of rose hip, sweetish fruits, some caramel malts, hops and mild grass. Flavor of oily hops, fruits, some caramel, goose berries, hay and some rose hip. Slick mildly bitter palate. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8031) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
65 cl bottle @ home. Release #30: brewed 26.05.2012, 6,6%
Aroma is hoppy with fruits, resin, pine needles and some caramel. Flavour has lots of resin, some fruits, caramel. Nice hops, but a bit too sticky and stuffy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6377) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
650ml bottle

Release #30, bottled 19.6.2012 - Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma of grassy hops, pine needles, citrus and fruits. Taste has a lot of grassy and floral hops, pine, citrus, malts and caramel. Finish is hoppy with notes of biscuity malts and mild sweetness. Okay, quite malty and grassy pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7681) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
650 ml bottle.
Pours a deep copper amber colour with a white head. Aroma of floral hops, rosebud and sweet pineapple. Flavour of rich floral hops, pineapple, grass, malts, pine and some biscuity notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bitter, slightly dry finish with sweet pineapple notes. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3778) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle (release 30#, 6,6%). Dark golden, hazy, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and light fruitiness, grapefruit - citrus hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and faint fruitiness, piney - citrus hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, light caramel, bit sharp piney - citrus hoppyness. Dryish APA - in the finish hoppyness gets bit sharp. Finish also lacks the fruitiness. OK for pale ale - nothing special, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (6296) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2012
650ml bottle [release #30, 6.6% abv]. Cloudy copper colour with average, firm, foamy, lasting, lacing, off-white head. Piney, hoppy aroma, resin, underlying decent fruit notes, apricot. Taste is minimally sweet caramel malty, hoppy, lots of pine; more and more bitter hoppy in the finish.

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