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RATINGS: 202   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Nice centennialish hop aroma. Deep dark crystal malt aroma as well. Deeply bitter, a bit in fact for the body. Seems like a mix of centennials and cascades. Thanks Eric for sharing your growler.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2004
The O.G. is the same, but the Hops are now at 50.5. 5oz sample. Dark reddish color, off white head. Heard to tell the size of the head from my sample glass. The aroma was hard to pin down, but I finally figured out that it smells like Champagne, the real stuff. There is also some fruit, maybe orange? The beer has a lot of hops, but it is real balanced. In the past, this beer ruined any sense of bitterness in following beers due to it’s hoppy, but well hidden style. The finish was real nice. A beer that I get everytime I am there. It tastes less bitter than when I have had it in the past, but this was sample #4, so maybe I was mistaken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Appearance: pure copper color, with a rustic reddish hue atop, and a thick, pale brownish head, soon simmering down to a tight, white ring. Aroma: softy and distinctly malty, creamy, with toffeeish notes, hints of fruit, refined, restrained, and sophisticated. On the palate, light and smooth, but fully loaded with flavor, rich, full and super-malty. Not too much from the hop department here, but the abscence is not missed so much when in the company of so much flavor as is in such abundant supply here. And in this sampling, I had a 64 0z. supply of flavor and never tired of it for a moment. The growler was empty before the morning broke! Mild, mellow, smooth, but jam-packed with luscious taste! An excellent session ale, in my humble,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5159) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Small white head with lots of lacing. A little bit of citrus rind, pine and some bread in the aroma. The taste is slightly bitter with orange peel and burnt toast. Overall a medium mouth feel and little carbonation. However, this may have been due it being from a growler that was nearly one week old. I also tasted this at the brewpub, but didn’t rate it. Solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3329) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 15, 2004
tap at brewery-pours a nice orange hue with good lacing-piney, citrus aroma that was very sweet. lots of c-notes on the flavors but kinda one dimensional. Good body and solid hoppy finish make this one very tasty i must say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2004
This beer was had from tap at the Free State brewery. This beer poured a fairly clear amber color with heavy carbonation, yet a miniature white head. The funny part is this was some hell of a lacing job in my glass left by this beer. The aroma is hoppy and piney bitterness. The flavor is incredibly bitter for a pale ale...i mean incredibly bitter!!! Heavy straw and grass root aftertaste, with some hay and pine in there too. A slight salty/malty finish, very dry and syrupy! Reminded me a lot of a stone IPA, but overly piney for my tastes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
This is my favorite India Pale Ale from a brewpub. Terrific odor, appearance, and flavor, this is worth the trip to Lawrence if you’re in the area.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Reddish copper in color. Strong hops in the boil. Nice IPA mouth. This beer could improve with a higher starting gravity. UPDATE 2/2009: In the growler from the brewpub thanks to hurrisnow. Pours a deep amber with no head. Awesome aroma of orange citrus hops. Rich malty flavor, nuts and grapefruit. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8499) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2003
GABF-03: Medium light orange. Smells of ginger and rye. Some good hop characteristics, semi-sweet bread flavor.

   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.

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