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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AbbeyRoade (548) - Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2013
I’m not the biggest fan of pale ales, but this one was quite nicely balanced between the bready and stronger hop flavors. Decent effervescence and smooth mouthfeel. Copper colored with a hoppy aroma as well. Nice drink overall.


3
nuplastikk (6373) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2017
12oz bottle. Unfiltered amber-brown body. Steady off white head. Old school, antiquated APA. Malty, hoppy, no semblance of finesse to be found. Not bad or off, just not that exciting or impressive of an offering. Tastes like 90s Oregon. OK in that regard I suppose.

3.4
DiarmaidBHK (5460) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Sampler at brewpub. Pours orange with a white head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Lots of pine on the nose and tongue. Finished fairly clean. Solid.

3.6
ANZUShophunter (497) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2016
Rating from old records. From bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with citrus and pine hops on the nose. A bit of caramel from the malt works well with the hops. A nice APA.

4.3
MetalNHopHead (2081) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Copperhead Pale Ale has become one of Free State’s best-known brews, so it’s probably good that the Copperhead this beer is named after chose Free State brewmaster Steve Bradt as its prey. Copperhead has a lovely amber shade and cream-colored head. Berry, spice, grass, chocolate, and toffee aromas. The flavor offers a lot of layers with caramel and bread tastes within the malt and hop characteristics redolent of citrus, herbal tea, and cannabis. Feel is creamy, medium-bodied, and pretty bitter. All in all, it’s lucky that Bradt came into contact with that fateful pit viper. It’s also lucky that - you know- it didn’t kill him.

2.6
lbianchi66 (417) - FRANCE - OCT 5, 2015
Robe ambrée légèrement opaque. Peu de mousse. Arômes toastés, légèrement métalliques. Très résineuse, amertume marquée mais les saveurs agrumes du houblon sont très faibles. Plutôt aqueuse, moyennement longue en bouche. Une pale ale médiocre.

3.8
nearbeer (5523) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Pint on tap. Lightly hazy darkish copper with some lasting spots of foam. Nose is toffee, resin, citrus and toast. Flavor’s the same but with more punch. Light-medium bodied with medium carbonation and pretty sessionable.

2.3
ozzy70 (1211) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 4, 2015
12 oz. bottle into glass. Pours clear Amber. Aroma of hops and malt. Medium body with a bitter finish.

3.8
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear copper with off white head. Nose is mild hops and earthy. Taste is some pine. Some metal in the aftertaste. Ok.

2.9
justsayswell (281) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Copper pour. Small off-white head. Nose is toasty malt, earthy hops, burnt sugar. Burnt-toast malty profile, slight sweetness, earthy and piney hops. Medium body. Resin and bready malt in the finish. Not a terrible beer, but I liked the aftertaste better than the beer itself.

3
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Pours a medium amber color with white head. Light pine, citrus, and caramel notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little hop resin.


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