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Free State Copperhead Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (852) - Iowa, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear copper with off white head. Nose is mild hops and earthy. Taste is some pine. Some metal in the aftertaste. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
justsayswell (172) - Mission, Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Copper pour. Small off-white head. Nose is toasty malt, earthy hops, burnt sugar. Burnt-toast malty profile, slight sweetness, earthy and piney hops. Medium body. Resin and bready malt in the finish. Not a terrible beer, but I liked the aftertaste better than the beer itself.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1921) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2015
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerBunker (930) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
On tap. Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is of wheat, pine, and very muted hops. Taste is of wheat, very light hops, and malt. The hops are very muted. Has a slightly earthy taste to it. Mouthfeel is crisp and carbonated. Body is thin. I do not like this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Patrickctenchi (4825) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle: Bubbly amber, with a small off-white head. Orange, bready malt aroma. Caramel, bitter citrus-peel taste. Metallic, dull, stale..... Not pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (9005) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle. Light toffee malt and metallic orange peel aroma. Copper with small head. Sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter metallic lemon peel flavor. Below average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1365) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle from hy-vee. Copper color. Thin white head disappears almost immediately. Not much aroma. Flavor is straight ahead pale ale, a bit of sharpness in the finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartzluke (331) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 11, 2015
UPDATED: APR 7, 2015 12 pour from a refrigerated bottle into a pils glass. Great pour. Very fluffy head. Lasting with good lacing. Great copper color, nice carbonation, and clear as day. Beautiful beer. Creamy mouthfeel. Nose is malty, a little piney, a little resiny. Taste is bitter, light hops, light malt. Very balance beer. A great pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonLaRue (43) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Sourced from a 12 oz bottle. Remimds me a lot of thin maple syrup. Acid at the front, hops and then a sweet finish. This thing is hoppy, its more of the english style hoppy beers rather than a citrus style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6265) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Flight pour on tap at the brewery (Lawrence, KS). Pours a nice glowing copper pour, a bit fiery and near transparent with that luscious ruby red body and glow. Frothy offwhite head is sizable, cakey with good retention and lacing. Aromas present grapefruit and citrusy hops, touches of gentle bready malts, a bit of biscuit and earth. A bit spritzy, hoppy and citric as it settles and warms. Initial is fuzzy and bitter, a good hit of "C" hops gives floral bitterness, pithy grapefruit and rind oils. Some gentle bread and earth, grass. A firmer hop profile and bitterness grows as a wave on the palate. A bit earthy, bready, that cool and bitter citric and grapefruit element flows well, hits the senses with a nice hop character. While the malt bill shows just a touch of depth, this one ends up fairly C hop-centric and bitter, a bit earthy and fairly session worthy. Nice stuff. Potent hoppy nose, good look and a nice flow on the palate with a firmer hop element that it’s overwhelming. Tasty.

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