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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Copper Cone Pale Ale is a special offering, aroma rich, pale ale that may vary the hops, malts and even sometime the yeast used. Typically this beer is an “over the top” Pale Ale with a deep copper color and loads of dry hopping going into each batch. The fresh hop aroma of this beer makes it a stand out. Stronger in alcohol and body than CAPT’N CROMPTON’S PALE ALE and appeals to beer aficionados.

Release #1 6.9% ABV
Release #2 6.3% ABV
Release #3 6.7% ABV
Release #5 6.4% ABV
Release #6 6.7% ABV
Release #7 6.1% ABV
Release #8 6.8% ABV
Release #11 6.7% ABV
Release #12 6.8% ABV

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2.5
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bomber from douglas88. Thanks! Pours a deep reddish copper with a sticky and persistent offwhite head. Nose is resiny with some low roast and a molasses type note. On tasting, the bitterness is over the top and borderline harsh. The beer is too dry to support the level of bitterness. Resiny and some citrus but not much elegance. Brutal.

3.7
StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a cloudy copper color with a medium white head that has good retention. The aroma is mild with sweet grains, hay and a bit of grapefruit. The flavor is bitter hops forward with pine, grapefruit, cashews and caramel. The palate is full and cilky smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: Decent APA.

3.6
Meilby (11639) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 30, 2013
Bottle 650ml (Release #27) @ Geokkjer
Pours clear amber/copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and peach. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long citrus fruity and light bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
Geokkjer (7643) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 30, 2013
Bottle , release#27. Pours amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and floral hops with some malt, hay and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and bitter with some floral and citrus notes. Medium body, average carbonation. Nice and well balanced .

3.6
yngwie (17168) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 30, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. Release #27, 6.6% ABV. Lots of citrusy aromas escapes the bottle as I pop the cap. The head is of moderate size, light beige in color and with some lacings. Unclear, dark golden to copper colored beer. Citrusy, mostly orangey aroma with some room left for the malts. A light caramel flavor is more or less overpowered by orangey hops and bitterness. Medium to full body with some carbonation. A bit sweet on the palate maybe, with a pleasant bitterness kicking in towards the end. A tad on the sweet side I think, but it’s a nice beer anyway. 130430

3.4
brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
Listed as the Lemon Drop Hop version. Sort of an orange-amber our with a dense off-white head. Strong lemon and grapefruit peel hop character. Floral, some biscuit, and a decent amount of caramel. Flavor starts off with a nice bright citrus character, but the sweetness of the malt comes to dominate. Floral, light bitterness, and some subtle pine.

3.8
madmitch76 (25321) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
17th August 2012
Release #27! Cloudy amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate, a little soft and airy with mild fine carbonation that provides a bite. Reasonable balance - mild toffee malt. A little orange marmalade but the dominant hop flavour is nettley pine. Finishes smooth with a little more citrus and subtle red berry fruits. Nice piney hop aftertaste. Good stuff!

3.5
KansaiBeerLvrs (5302) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 11, 2013
On tap at the Yokohama Brewer’s Cup. It poured a slightly cloudy orange color with a tan head and had good lacing. A nice crisp pale ale with a piney bitterness but very smooth. Good stuff.

4
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 Lemony citrus aroma, with a little bit of earthy yeast. Orange, lemon candy-like hop flavor. Spicy, floral. Light caramel and sweet malt. Release #40; dry-hopped with EXP1210. Whoever nicknamed that varietal "lemon drop" was not far off.

Release #56, with Amarillo: Tart citrus, somewhat floral hop aroma, with just a little caramel malt. Lemon/grapefruit citrus, floral, spicy hop flavor. Tart fruitiness, with sweet, biscuity malt. Almost a lemon frosting or candy kind of flavor.

Release #59, with Simcoe: Spicy, pine, earthy, subtle citrus hop aroma and flavor. Light caramel malt aroma; Sweet/light caramel/bread malt flavor. Moderate bitterness.

4.1
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
May 2011. 22 oz bottle. pours amber/copper color with a white head. Big on flavor with floral and grassy notes following by a hoppy finish.


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