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RATINGS: 193   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Not particularly special, but done fairly well. A good solid IPA with a west-coasty flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2003
Dark amber with a moderate off white head. Cascade/grapefruit/pine aromas with a touch of malt in the background. Light sweetness again with the cascade hops taking back the flavors. A cross from an IPA and APA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3718) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2002
Interesting, though not remarkable. Amber color with a creamy head--in fact, across the board this brewery seems to produce creamy beers for the discerning palate. Mild hop effect, and it went superbly well with their homemade guacamole.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2003 This is a very good beer, although I'm somewhat partial to the style. Reminded me somewhat of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, yet not as citrusy; more emphasis on the piney notes. This is my standard beer order at Free State, although it may have to contend with the Oatmeal Stout in my beer-enlightened future.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2566) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2004 This is nice, I appreciate the traditional approach to this beer, and whenever I have beers such as this one (very infrequently) I like to think that this is how ales were in England and America in the early 1800's. I appreciate the ruby-tinted amber/brown color and large foaming natural looking head. Aroma is earthy with some herbal hops and earthy almost smoky malts. A touch of grapefruit is apparent in the early whiffs but subsides quickly. Flavor is very well balanced, with a woody and earthy note that seems to result from both malt and hops. This is a beer that makes it very difficult to pick out the ingredients, everything is so well melded. In fact, its so good that you're missing out if drink this any cooler than about 60 deg F (although it can go down to the low 50's, you'll be amazed at its drinkability in the low 60's).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 22, 2002
Tied as one of my favorites from Free State. I love grapefruit and wish I could have a body like this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (11726) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Copper body, ok head. Fresh grapefruit aroma. Flavor is solid grapefruit, but not a hop bomb. Limited sweetness, good flavor from tip of tongue to the back of the throat. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sov (15) - Bonny Doon, California, USA - AUG 28, 2002
West Coaster here... Found this, Lawrence, and a lighting bolt over my head last year. Definatley a beautiful Pale with a gorgeous head. Easy. Bite from the hop, better than the bolt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2671) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 19, 2002
This is an IPA, but it seems more of a British style than your typical American IPA, and certainly your West-Coasters. Nice amber-style malt sweetness here, with the hops providing the anchor to the overall flavor. Very easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2003 Bright glowing golden copper in color, clingy foamy head, nice lacing. Citrus and pine aroma of hops. Pretty hoppy for a Pale Ale , some malt flavors with a nice hop bite yet very easy to drink, has a clean and bitter taste, more of an English IPA, light to medium body nice crisp bitterness in the finish.


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