March 20, 2013

BotW: Epic Copper Cone

UntitledEpic Copper Cone pale ale is brewed in one of the least likely American cities to house a brewery - Salt Lake City. I'd never had anything from Epic but I'd heard good things. Of course, that included the beer store check-out guy who said Epic is really drinkable which made me wonder what else he's used beer for in the past. I poured a glass and immediately noticed the dark color, darker than a traditional pale ale (because they're usually, you know, pale). It tasted darker too.

After drinking a glass, I kind of felt like the folks at Epic were compensating for something. There was a strong maltiness at the forefront, sacrificing some of the fruity, hoppy taste in the process.

I can't in good conscience tell you that I'd buy it again. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great. And in a world with so much beer, not bad just doesn't cut it.

Posted by Chris at March 20, 2013 8:25 PM

the "pale" part refers to the malts, not the resultant beer. That being said, the pale malts usually result in a lighter color beer, depending on how much they use.

I have had a black pale ale before. Totally blew my mind when I first saw it (not the taste, just the idea of a black pale ale)

Posted by: Kaz at March 21, 2013 8:16 AM