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Free State Copperhead Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This flavorful beer is made in the style of the India Pale Ale Style originally manufactured in Great Britain for their colonies in India, but with an American twist. The harsh travel that the beer had to survive required a strong, hoppy beer. The Hops and the high level of alcohol helped buffer the beer through its long travels. Made with flavorful and full bodied Pale Ale malt combined with a touch of caravienne for color and carapils for body, the rich flavor of this beer is matched and enhanced by a very generous portion of Centennial and Cascade hops. The Cascades give this beer its distinctive floral aroma and a uniquely American character.
O.G. - 14.5/1058. Hops - 48.5 IBUs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2214) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
[Bottle] Amber in color, with a quickly receding fizzy foam head. Moderately hoppy aroma also features a decent malt backbone. Caramel sweetness and an average amount of floral hoppiness in the taste. Lingering malty sweetness is more dominant than the hop flavors. More of a hoppy amber ale in my mind. Tasting notes from 11/2011.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crash_the_dog (117) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - APR 16, 2014
Just a really solid classic microbrew IPA. Citrus and pine nose with a crisp flavor that just tastes like "beer". ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
tap. amber copper with small head. medium malt body with moderate hops. solid but unexceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1112) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Clear, copper pour with an off-white head. It has an floral and light pine hop aroma with a touch of caramel. The medium body has a slightly oily texture with lively carbonation. The bittersweet taste builds to a more bitter finish that slowly melts away. This is a good anytime beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DW78715816 (39) - Kansas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
It's good but not special. Really very average microbrew pale ale. Doesn't stand out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4478) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pint at Three Kings. Despite the name this is better classified as an IPA. It is very much hop forward. The appearance is hazed and coppery with a one finger layer of white foam that has good retention. It is not quite a classic west coast IPA but is definitely in that genre. Citrus that has a bite to it from the hops and that dominates. Lesser malt. A nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seymour (1320) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a nonic glass. Reddish amber colour with weak off-white foam and lots of chill haze. Caramel malt sweetness, predictable American C-hops. Light-medium body, average carbonation, grapefruity, hoppy aftertaste. True-to-style APA, not bad but nothing special nor memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckeyeBoy (2462) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2014
12oz Bottle thanks to Darrel. Pours out a copper topped with a small head. Nose is light hop floral and malt sweetness. Taste is a little grapefruit peel and a touch of sweetness. Pretty light on the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (1659) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2014
12 oz bottle pours clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, Caramel and malt. Taste is sweet malt and citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1300) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2013
On tap at Shamrocks. Served a clear dark copper color with a nice head that fades slowly to good lacing. Aroma of citrus, malt sweetness with some caramel and grain. Taste of malt sweetness and caramel, citrus and grain. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, crisp and refreshing, with a decent balance. Nice beer for the style, goes down quite easy.

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