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Cornerstone Copper Ale - Chocolate City Beer

Cornerstone Copper Ale
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 24.17%


Brewed by:
Chocolate City Beer visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Here in NE DC, CCB is building a brand to last. To succeed in that, we need a sound foundation. Cornerstone Copper Ale is a well balanced Copper Ale comprised of German malts and European noble hops. An ale we can build upon.

27 IBU

(Beer added by: mdfb79 on 08-19-2011)
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Navalartichoke

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +40.7%

11-09-2012 00:23:09 | More by Navalartichoke
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04-13-2014 11:47:12 | More by SocalKicks
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

04-10-2014 23:12:53 | More by KatyC
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brpendergast85

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

03-25-2014 04:13:22 | More by brpendergast85
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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-22-2014 21:05:28 | More by Boone757
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

02-17-2014 00:52:47 | More by JamieDuncan
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Swift989

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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

01-26-2014 06:14:59 | More by Swift989
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Drknight

Virginia

3/5  rDev -0.7%

09-29-2013 13:16:25 | More by Drknight
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cleve00

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

09-24-2013 00:24:44 | More by cleve00
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District of Columbia

1/5  rDev -66.9%

06-29-2013 18:05:34 | More by cysiam
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djre4orm

Virginia

2/5  rDev -33.8%

06-13-2013 18:10:59 | More by djre4orm
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +32.5%

03-30-2013 06:40:31 | More by nickfl
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District of Columbia

1.75/5  rDev -42.1%

03-04-2013 02:04:41 | More by yourefragile
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fitz284

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-01-2013 04:08:16 | More by fitz284
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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -0.7%

02-10-2013 13:42:47 | More by dcbeers
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -0.7%

01-27-2013 22:36:03 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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Cbrazbox


3/5  rDev -0.7%

12-08-2012 01:33:44 | More by Cbrazbox
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Florida

4/5  rDev +32.5%

11-08-2012 21:48:19 | More by BeerMeBrah
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circus_cat

Virginia

3/5  rDev -0.7%

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Jtc2811

District of Columbia

1.75/5  rDev -42.1%

09-15-2012 14:34:16 | More by Jtc2811
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jjboesen

Maryland

2.83/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This ale is brewed by one of several microbrewers that have been rising up from the once empty beer wasteland that was the Washington, DC beer scene. No longer is this the case. Chocolate City is the smallest brewery, having begun by two local home brewers.

As the name implies, this copper colored ale is their “cornerstone” beer; it possesses a dark body that lies beneath a razor-thin head. It seems to be inactive; no lacing, no visible carbonation within. Nor, does the nose provide much – except for a feint rush of apple. Take a sip; the palate receives a mild connotation of rye toast. That’s that.

While methinks it to be rather bland and unimpressive, it can be said that it is drinkable and as one who advocates local beers, I will continue to try their other beers.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2012 00:51:46 | More by jjboesen
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.35/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at Kramerbooks in DC.

A: Poured a very murky, amber (and on the dark side of that), with a slight sawdust formation posing as a head.

S: Not much at all, but once I dug a bit, I managed to summon up a tinge of caramel and malt.

T: Not too bad, but you hopheads are going to hate it: Caramely, with a rather light body, and definitely on the malty side of the spectrum.

M: Fairly thick in texture, but I would categorize it as "gummy" as opposed to thick, syrupy, or decadent. A fair amount of lacing was left on the glass and not much bitterness to make it interesting.

O: Infinitely forgettable, but better than what I had been told about this beer going into the session.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2012 11:28:24 | More by Chaney
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Ghizmo

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-03-2012 20:48:37 | More by Ghizmo
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WMEugene

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

03-18-2012 04:45:06 | More by WMEugene
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Rukasu

District of Columbia

2.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From growler fill at brewery

A: Hazy slightly transparent dark amber. short, one finger creamy white head.

S: Very little scent of citrusy hops and bready grain.

T: Pretty average copper ale, similar to Otter Creek. Mild hops. Slight malt sweetness, but with a mild hop bitterness. Hints of soap and grass.

M: Fairly lackluster. Not enough effervescence, actually kind of flat. There is just enough hops to make it astringent, but too much malt?

O: Not sure what's up here, but just not my style. Easy drinking though and not at all heavy but just needs a little work, but am interested to track to their progress and see what else comes down the pike.

Serving type: growler

02-18-2012 21:53:48 | More by Rukasu
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Cornerstone Copper Ale from Chocolate City Beer
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