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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1726) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Deep copper pour from a 12oz bottle with a nice white head. Citrus nose with a slight malt character. Easy drinking, nice hop profile, just a little bitterness in the finish. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjwhite41 (53) - osceola, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a crystal clear light copper with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of floral, piney and caramel. Tastes of caramel, pine, floral, and light citrus. Light bodied with a drying finish and a moderately high bitterness. Nice and refreshing, a good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
elninoict (6) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - DEC 4, 2014 does not count
Poured from a bottle. Light copper with a small, quickly receding head. Slightly fruity, with a nice, lightly hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1137) - Iowa, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Amber/light amber. Short head. Clear. Nice hop aroma kinda fruity and earthy.Want to say a mix with fuggles possibly, haven’t smelled this armoa in a while, planty herbal with a bit of mint. Slightly vegetably,slight spice pepper. Want to say dank and resiony but has a bit of vegetable/plantyness. Overall better experience with aroma in this than many good pale ales. Same in taste with hop flavor and some acidity orange and carbonic sting, good caramel and a mild/medium malty toast buiscuit , just about the right about of sweetness maybe a bit more. Not real dry, think I would like this more if it were a bit drier and a tad less sweet. But its a pretty nice fullish bodied tastey rounded pale ale. Really nice drinking though altogether.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2005) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Clear copper to peach gold pour with a 1 finger creamy to soapy off white-yellowish head. Aroma is perfumey and slightly soapy floral hops, sweet citrus, a hint of dank pine, sweet caramel and an earthy pine note just peeking in. Flavor is full of toast and biscuit up front, some caramel, light nutty toffee, sweet citrus, candied floral and earthy herbal hops, with a piney finish that has a peanut butter-like nutty note coming in just for a bit at the end, weird. Light body with a slightly creamy entry but overall fairly dry feel and light to medium carbonation. Good stuff overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4062) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Aroma is citrus, light hops and fruit. The flavor is citrus, light tropical fruit, fruit, malts and a slightly dry/bitter/tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (392) - - OCT 2, 2014
In 12oz bottle. Piney citrus aroma. Flavors of orange, toffee, maybe a bit of honey. Beautiful.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
As malty an IPA as you’ll find. This beer is defined by its bready backing more than its hop finish, which is understated.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
On tap @ Flying Saucer St. Louis. Copper/orange pour with a white head. Caramel, pine, and grassy hops on the nose. Slightly herbal, lots of bread, and toasted malt as well. Flavor of grass, herbs, and piney, woody hops. Fairly bitter, but also a heavy caramel malt sweetness. Quite a bit of toast and mild apple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2146) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Draft. Pour is a very clear copper color with small white head that laces well on the glass. Moderate bread and crust malt aroma with some grassiness. Citrus hop up front with a tropical flavor to it and some underlying citrus. Drying clean finish. Very sessionable and dangerously drinkable.


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