Copperhead Pale Ale

Kansas
United States
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

The hop forward character you’d expect from a Pale Ale, with Cascade hops lending a distinctive citrusy aroma and rich flavor.

Profile

ABV: 
5.8%
IBUs: 
52
Served at: 
40 - 45°
Hops: 
Cascade, Columbus, Chinook
Malts: 
Pale, Crystal, Carapils
Judges Review 
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Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

The beer itself pours a beautiful copper-orange with exceptional clarity and a bright white head. The aroma is a mélange of classic “C” type American hops, blending into a combination of woody, weedy, and citric components. The flavor is a rustic blend of toasty/cookie-like malt combined with an aggressive earthy hop flavor and bitterness. The overall balance is much more toward the hop, in particular the bittering hops, which overshadows an enjoyable malt component and leads to a very dry finish. This is a solid effort that does offer some balance between malt and hops, though the bitter finish to the beer is a sharply dry and might be considered a bit more IPA-like. The beer is defi nitely a hop-heads version of an American Pale Ale.