Copper Dragon Challenger IPA

Copper Dragon Challenger IPA

Rated 3.257 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Copper Dragon Skipton Brewery

Skipton, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Style:  Bitter

4.4% Alcohol by Volume

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Cask; Regular. Also available in filtered (but not pasteurised) bottle. A truly traditional premium ale brewed to revive flavours enjoyed by our Victorian ancestors. Full bodied and fruity with subtle hoppy undertones.

ID: 15482 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank12798
Overall Percentile72.8
Style Rank72 of 838
Style Percentile91.4
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score3.7
Average Score3.450
Weighted Score3.257
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • SIGMUND 4248 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.8%. Deep golden colour, moderate white head. Moderate but pleasant fruity aroma of Challenger(?) hops, also notes of butterscotch and fudge, hints of candy. Light bodied, thin mouthfeel. The flavour belongs to a standard bitter (in a blind test I would probably have guessed that the ABV was closer to 4.0% than 4.8%), moderate malts and hops, slightly fruity - but the hops are certainly not plentiful enough to justify the label "IPA". The troops in India in Victorian times would probably not recognise this as an IPA - but the average bitter drinker in a modern English pub will probably be satisfied with this one as a "somewhat-stronger-than-average" session bitter.

  • BEERHAWK 351 reviews
    rated 3.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Not a bad IBA. Orangish apperance with a wee bit of medium head. Very decent, nice and hoppy, a good session beer but really nothing to write home about.

  • JONMOORE 1367 reviews
    rated 3.7 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Cask handpump at the Shambles, Whitby, North Yorkshire. Clear dark copper colour with a creamy white head. Hoppy aroma. Flavours are hops, malts, citrus and moderate bitterness. Very drinkable, IPA-ish bitter.

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 3.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Thanks to Tom Nickel for cracking this bottle open at O’briens. It poured with an orange-gold hue topped by a thin to medium thick head with some lacing. It’s slighlty sweet with a slight grassy hoppiness...Not a whole lot of bitterness to this beer. Light bodied and smooth.

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