Cooperstown Brewing Co. Reviews




radagast83
3.5
Cooperstown Benchwarmer
12oz bottle. Came from one of those beers of the month club boxes that my employer signed me up for. Poured a dark brown, cola color with a medium sized tan head. Aroma was lots of roasted malts, some light nutty notes. Light bitterness. Touch of dry coffee roast. Touch of creamy character on the finish.
Monday, July 3, 2017

mabuzzer
3.4
Cooperstown Bambino
12oz bottle. Amber with a small white head. Caramel aroma and flavour with subtle hoppiness. Not spectacular but very enjoyable
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

gripweed57
3.7
Cooperstown Old Slugger
From old tasting notes. Hazy Amber orange color. Creamy beige head. Robust toasted malt nose. Spicy toasted malt flavor. Crisp dry herbal hop finish.
Monday, May 29, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.6
Cooperstown Striker Brown Ale
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a mostly dark brown color with a light tan foamy head that trickled off at a decent pace. Sliding roaming lace. The aroma had a sweet roasted maltiness rolling into some sly sweet nuts and bread. Slight earthy hoppiness. The flavor was mostly malty sweet with a slight roastiness to it. Nuts and bread came about slightly. Aftertaste was bready and nutty. Finish was basically the same. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed a bit lower and the ABV felt fine. Overall, I didn’t mind this brown ale, probably could slug back a few pints on a late Summer’s afternoon or early Autumn.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.5
Cooperstown Induction Ale
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a slight golden yellow color with a thin white foamy head that softly died out. Messy sliding lace. The aroma had some grainy sweet cereal to corn qualities. Faint grassy hops. Some light honey and toast. The flavor leaned towards the sweet side of the malts with the hops keeping that backseat. Light cereal to toast-like aftertaste rolling into the finish. The feel was light bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Light carbonation. Good ABV - felt appropriate. Overall, works as a blonde/golden ale to me. Nothing really wrong with this one.
Monday, May 1, 2017

DSG
2.5
Cooperstown Induction Ale
Bottle sample at a a tasting at troubles’ place. Thanks Alon. Golden. Grainy aroma with cereals, malt, corn, fruity note, faint hops. Sweetish grainy flavor with honey hint, fruity note, and a bitterish hops finish. Medium-bodied.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

bnokk
3.3
Cooperstown Nine Man Ale
APPEARANCE- copper color w red hue, very nice head. NOSE- very earthy hop scent. Not floral, fruity or resin. FLAVOR- maltiness is evident. Hops are slightly perceptible, which works for a pale ale. NOTES- this is rated pretty poorly for what it is. It’s a drinkable pale ale. I suspect the lower rateing is because the ninth man knows what he is and isn’t trying to be like every other hopped up pale ale or ipa out there.
Sunday, October 30, 2016

bnokk
1.7
Cooperstown Benchwarmer
APPEARANCE- nice and dark, creamy little head with a bit of lacing. NOSE- slight bit of roastineess, but not much to it.
Friday, October 21, 2016

bnokk
3.2
Cooperstown Back Yard IPA
APPEARANCE- dark yellow w slight orang hue. Nice head and a lot of effervescent bubbles. NOSE- light hop scent, somewhat fruity, but not overly so. FLAVOR- well balanced between hop & malt. Not overly hoppy, and goodalt backbone for the flavor.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Iphonephan
3.4
Cooperstown Benchwarmer
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark cola brown with a tan head. Malty nose. Flavors of nuts, toast and a hint of licorice. Bitter roast finish.
Friday, October 30, 2015

Westchesterco
3.2
Cooperstown Back Yard IPA
Poured from a bottle it is a clear effervescent golden color with a white head. The aroma is malty and the taste is strong bitter flavor with a strong bitter finish
Monday, October 26, 2015

Iphonephan
3.3
Cooperstown Back Yard IPA
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a cler gold with an off white head. Flavors of pine resin. Bitter finish.
Monday, October 26, 2015

AdamChandler
2.6
Cooperstown Pride of Milford Special Ale
Brown reddish, smells sweet, creamy with some lactose. it’s not very good ESB but sweeter. no yeast presence.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

generallee08
3.9
Cooperstown Pride of Milford Special Ale
The body has a rich amber color, good clarity and light off white head. The head fades quickly to just a thin wispy covering. This makes a little slick lacing on the glass. The aroma has a firm malty character with a good hit of earthy and lightly citrusy hops. The flavor reflects nose with its solid, lightly toasted malty base. The malt sweetness has some toffee and nuttiness with mellow fruity notes blended with both juicy and earthy hop notes. Hop bitterness keep the sweetness in check and gives good balance to the finish. This also makes this beer very drinkable even at 7.7%abv. The palate is a medium bodied with balanced carbonation.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

generallee08
3.9
Cooperstown Old Slugger
The body has a slightly hazy look with a good amber color and a creamy off white head. The two finger head slowly settles as I drink and makes some spotty lacing on the glass. It has a nice blend of bready maltiness with a pleasant butterfinger like caramel/toffee sweetness and citrus/grassy hops. It starts with a good base of bready malt and very light toasted grain. This is balanced buy mildly bitter hops that add a touch of citrus and grassy flavor to the overall character. It finishes with a mild bitter fade on a smooth yet well carbonated medium body.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

generallee08
4
Cooperstown Back Yard IPA
A small one finger thick white head sits on top of a beautiful clear amber liquid. This head settles down to thin cap which make for some spotty slick lace on the glass. It has a modest nose with some hints of sugary sweet lemon aid like citrus notes over pale white bready notes. The flavor starts with a base of sweet bready malt with hints of caramel/toffee, Butterfinger like, candy mixed in. Hop flavor adds juicy lemony citrus notes that fade into bitter piney hop notes that hang onto the palate and last well into the finish. The body has a good medium feel with nicely balanced carbonation.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

generallee08
4.1
Cooperstown Strike Out Stout
The body has a deep dark brown, nearly black color. It is very dark and nearly opaque. On top sits a small one finger thick foam head. It is tan in color and quickly settles down to a thin wispy layer that just covers the top. Lacing is minimal and slippery. There is a firm aroma of sweet roasted/toasted malts with notes of fresh brewed coffee and just a hint of dark chocolate. There is a solid sweet roasted malty character with a good balance of toasted bready notes and dark roasted bitter coffee notes. As the beer warms hints of dark chocolate and mild spicy hops sneaks in there here and there as well as some mellow almost brandy like alcohol notes. The palate has a solid medium feel with mellow balanced carbonation.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

generallee08
4
Cooperstown Nine Man Ale
It has a golden body with a good clear appearance. Its head is bright white and faids slowly. In the nose there are notes of pale maltiness and mild citrus hops. Like the aroma, the hop flavor is fresher and more vibrant. The light pale maltiness is cleaner as well and I didn’t notice any diacetyl notes. It is still light and fairly clean on the finish with just a little more citrus hop character. This is very refreshing, light bodied and easy drinking.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

generallee08
3.9
Cooperstown Striker Brown Ale
The body has a dark brown color with a slight reddish hue when held up light. It is dark but the clarity is still good. Its head has a light tan color and stands about one finger tall. It slowly fades down to just a wispy thin layer that makes some slick lacing. There is sweet roasted maltiness in the nose with notes of dark caramel, toffee and just a slight hint of hops. The flavor has a very sweet and bready malt character with notes of brown sugar, caramel, and some deep roasted notes. There is a very light and smooth buttery flavor as well. Hop flavor and bitterness are very light and offer very little balance to the sweet malt. It has a medium body with a smooth texture and light but active carbonation.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

generallee08
4
Cooperstown Benchwarmer
The body has a dark black look with a very dark reddish brown hue when held up to light. On top is a tan colored foamy head. It slowly fades down to a thin wisp covering that makes some slick lacing. Its aroma has dark bready notes with some dark roasted and chocolaty barley malt. Hop notes are very mild and add a very light herbal quality to the overall aroma. There is a dark bready base with lots of dry, roasted, toasted and chocolaty maltiness. There is a very mild toffee like sweetness underneath that I really like. Hop flavor is well balanced for the style and adds plenty of dry herbal notes to the mix. It finishes very dry with dark chocolaty, toasted and very light coffee notes. The palate has strong medium body with a smooth texture and mellow carbonation.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

berkshirejohn
2.9
Cooperstown Old Slugger
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, Buffalo, NY. Golden amber with a tight cream head; sweet grapefruit taste; and crisp fruity finish. A passable APA.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

BrewBoxer
3.2
Cooperstown Benchwarmer
Bottle. Pours deep black color. Has a crisp malty hop balancer very drinkable. Don't keep it on the bench ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, October 13, 2013

BrewBoxer
3
Cooperstown Pride of Milford Special Ale
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a sweet malty and bready taste. Not too heavy and nothing special. Like a boozier esb ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, September 23, 2013

BrewBoxer
3.2
Cooperstown Old Slugger
Bottle. Pours a decent brown color with a flavorful aroma and body. A decent easy drinking local session ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, September 23, 2013

BrewBoxer
3.5
Cooperstown Back Yard IPA
Bottle bought in a Cooperstown supermarket. Pours a bronze light color. Hoppy and sweet taste with a malt backbone. Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, September 22, 2013

BrewBoxer
3
Cooperstown Nine Man Ale
Bottle bought in Cooperstown. Pours a golden bronze colo with a head that fades and leaves lace. Decent drinking with some flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, September 22, 2013

Jow
3.2
Cooperstown Benchwarmer
Bottle as part of mix sixer in upstate weekend. Pours flat brown. Nose is faint cola. Tastes of cola, coffee, earth, paper, and club soda. Kinda flat
Friday, August 30, 2013

alobar
3.7
Cooperstown Benchwarmer
Pours dark brown with an aroma of roasted malt, nuts, and coffee. Great flavor with nuts, and roasted malt with hint of chocolate upfront and a solid coffee finish. Creamy body. Very nice.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

alobar
3.2
Cooperstown Pride of Milford Special Ale
Brown pour with slightly off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, toffee, and caramel. Dark fruit flavor with toffee and a hint of sourness. Decent beer.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

alobar
3.1
Cooperstown Old Slugger
Pours copper with an aroma of citrus and pine. Flavor of citrus, pine, and touch of hop bitterness at the back end. Decent, but unimpressive.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

alobar
2.5
Cooperstown Nine Man Ale
Golden yellow pour with a white head. Aroma of grain and citrus. Some sweet citrus malt flavor with grain backbone.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

alobar
3.1
Cooperstown Back Yard IPA
Pours a hazy orange color with a white frothy head. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Flavor much the same with a hint of floral hops and subtle hop bite.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Headbanger
3
Cooperstown Old Slugger
Draft 7/30/13 (Cooperstown)-Pours a copperish body with a small head. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

berniecarbo
3.1
Cooperstown Old Slugger
When in Cooperstown, have to try an Old Slugger, great label, average beer. Pours amber with off white foamy head, minimal hops, medium body. Fun brewery to visit.
Thursday, July 4, 2013

ben4321
2.8
Cooperstown Nine Man Ale
Location: Sampled at Tap NY, 4/27/13, Rater #100 of this beer!

Aroma: The nose is fairly light, some sweet malts, a bit of fruit, and some mild hops too
Appearance: It pours a clear golden-orange color with a decent sized white head
Flavor: The taste is on the lighter side, it is a little sweet, mildly bitter, and fairly dull
Palate: The body of this beer is light and it has a fairly unexciting mouthfeel to it as well
Overall Impression: I wasn’t super impressed by this Cooperstown beer either. It isn’t a terrible beer, but it is hardly memorable. Eh...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

ben4321
2.6
Cooperstown Pride of Milford Special Ale
Location: Sampled at Tap NY, 4/27/13

Aroma: The nose of this beer comes off as overly sweet, fruity, and a bit malty as well
Appearance: The one pours a reddish-orange color with a small off-white head
Flavor: The taste is pretty much just like the nose, overly sweet, fruity and malty
Palate: The body is medium-plus, it has a decent feel, though it does get a little bit sticky
Overall Impression: I wasn’t a huge fan of this one. It just drank too sweetly for my tastes, and lacked the balance I was looking for. It isn’t terrible, but it isn’t really that good either.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

j12601
2.4
Cooperstown Nine Man Ale
Bottle. Bottle was a huge gusher, spilling a quarter to a third of the bottle before I could get it into a glass. Finally pours a very hazed amber with a big fuzzy white head that eventually deflates. Smells horribly infected, big paper and old nastiness. Medium bodied, a touch lactic, infected and sweet. More old paper. Just bad.
Sunday, April 14, 2013

j12601
3.1
Cooperstown Pride of Milford Special Ale
Bottle. Pours a hazed amber with a crimson hue and a medium sized beige head that deflates quickly. Sweet fruity plum, oxidization, and a touch of paper. Medium bodied, a touch of sourness and a tartness. This one definitely got infected, but it’s not horrible. Seems to work somehow. Tart and sweet, oxidization and a bit of paper. Papery infection on the back end. Drinkable, and given the nose, turned out better than expected, but probably not what it was meant to be. Still sort of enjoyed it.
Sunday, April 14, 2013

j12601
2.6
Cooperstown Old Slugger
Bottle. Pours a hazed amber brown with a medium sized white to beige head and some small floaty bits. Smells infected and papery, diryt old malt. Medium bodied, sweet and oxidized, old dirty paper and prunes. Bitter paper into the finish. Not good.
Sunday, April 14, 2013

j12601
1.7
Cooperstown Benchwarmer
Bottle. Pours a clear cola brown with a medium to thick sized beige head. Sweet plum and pineapple paper. Medium bodied, very sweet and full of paper. Roast and weird infected sweetness. Quite unpleasant and not so tasty.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

bigguns22
3.4
Cooperstown Benchwarmer
Dark brown with a med tan head. Aroma is coffee and a touch sour. Flavor is dry,coffee and bitter.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chadquest
1.2
Cooperstown Strike Out Stout
Head is short and fizzy, no strength in it at all, like soda pop. Cap falls into a beer that looks nearly still with no lacing or head except the constant carbonation rising to the surface. Aroma is weak and watery roast with a lot of lactose. Flavors have a lot of lactose also, i can’t believe this is a regular beer for this brewery, it is such an obvious flaw. Watery coffee. Thin mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation. They need to stop making this, it’s embarrassing.
Sunday, January 13, 2013

wlajwl
3.5
Cooperstown Pride of Milford Special Ale
Aroma is sweetish malts and hint of vinous notes. The flavor is fruit/berries, medium sweetness and a mix of smooth and tangy in the finish.
Saturday, December 29, 2012

JML044
3.9
Cooperstown Striker Brown Ale
Nice color, great taste. Smoothe palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Shanebrews
3.4
Cooperstown Benchwarmer
I think this is Cooperstown Brewing Company’s best offering. It’s a pleasant coffee color with a sweet malty aroma. It’s a smooth sipper with a balanced body, not too heavy. A porter that can serve as a session beer. It begs to be paired with burgers and dogs or a cheap steak.
Sunday, November 25, 2012

bigguns22
2.9
Cooperstown Nine Man Ale
Very lite aroma that is a little like canned peaches. Flavors ok starts out malty with a good bit of carbonation a finishes with malts and the hops push throw.
Sunday, November 4, 2012

CardsPackHawks
2.9
Cooperstown Nine Man Ale
Picked up on a visit to the brewery while on vacation in the Cooperstown area. Heavy on the carbonation, like opening a champagne bottle. Be ready with a glass! Drinkable ale, but nothing spectacular. Pretty average.
Sunday, October 28, 2012

bigguns22
3.9
Cooperstown Old Slugger
Draft at the pit in Cooperstown . I did not have high expectation for this beer so when I drank it and loved it it was a pleasant surprise. Amber to cooper in color with a nice white head. Malty and sweet with a ton of butterscotch flavors. Finsh is smooth and creamy great malt lovers beer.
Friday, October 19, 2012

CardsPackHawks
2
Cooperstown Pride of Milford Special Ale
Picked up at the brewery during a trip to Cooperstown. Was not impressed with the place after visiting Ommegang first. Fruity taste, even though it is not a fruit beer. Of the beers sampled at the brewery it was the best, but overall, just OK, nothing special.
Saturday, August 18, 2012

Jow
3
Cooperstown Old Slugger
Tap at some touristy cooperstown restaurant. Pours dirty brownish gold with some hops on nose. tastes of grapefruit, ginger, caramel, hops and malt. kinda english style pale ale ok not great
Monday, July 30, 2012