spamolacat (1) - USA - JUL 1, 2005 does not count
best ale I’ve ever had. better than sierra nevada and I love that. good aroma nice mouth feel. 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. tybee199 (13) - USA - SEP 9, 2001
God, I love this beer; it’s my staple brew whenever I’m at Free State. Excellent hoppy beer, with a nice Cascade-y flavor and aroma and a fantastic color. I dread the day I ’ll have to live without it. MetalNHopHead (1976) - 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. argo0 (14127) - 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.
PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - 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). JonLaRue (59) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Sourced from a 12 oz bottle. Remimds me a lot of thin maple syrup. Acid at the front, hops and then a sweet finish. This thing is hoppy, its more of the english style hoppy beers rather than a citrus style. 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. Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Appetizing light copper with a cap of fine off -white head. Wonderful soft orange and candy hop aromas; gently fruity yeast and a light toastiness. Soft and clean on the palate. Nice citrus/fruit hop flavor, substantial but not overbearing bitterness. Lovely toasty maltiness that lingers into the finish. Just enough body to carry the flavor. Overall, it’s not really big enough to be an IPA. But it’s such a delicious pale ale, I have a hard time minding that much. I’m regretting not bringing back a growler full.