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Copperline Amber Ale - Carolina Brewery

Copperline Amber Ale
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 16.72%

Brewed by:
Carolina Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
33 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-04-2003)
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Photo of jerry1947

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My wife an I both like this beer. When we are going through Pittsboro, we always pick up a couple of growlers. Invariably, they will be one of the seasonals, to try out, and a Copperline because we enjoy it. It is medium bodied and clean. It has a good ale taste. Great beer for anytime of year.

Serving type: growler

03-22-2014 18:01:38 | More by jerry1947
Photo of Cylinsier


3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Clear amber color with a white head.

Light bready malt nose with a hint of hop.

Coppery bready malts with again a hint of hop bitterness. Maybe some brown sugar like sweetness.

Medium body with a light tingle of carbonation.

A decent enjoyable brew, not fantastic but solid and thirst-quenching. I would have this again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2012 22:46:13 | More by Cylinsier
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a transparent copper color with a big, soft, white, foamy head with great retention. The nose offers light malt with some faint earthy hops and some faint caramel. The flavor is quite simple; very caramelly, smooth, very little hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is a smooth, medium body that's a little chewy and with little carbonation.

This is a good, drinkable beer but in the end it's one dimensional and forgettable. I probably will go with the brewery's other offerings before this one.

Serving type: growler

03-16-2012 23:16:45 | More by tdm168
Photo of nickd717


2.3/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On tap at the brewery.

Amber in color with a small whitish head.

Herbal hops on the aroma with caramel malt and some cardboard notes.

The flavor also has cardboard. Are the beers here somehow getting oxidized? Pretty weak besides that with caramel and mild hop notes.

Medium-light body with average carbonation.

Really not too enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2011 02:19:44 | More by nickd717
Photo of porterwoobie

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served out of a growler bought from Whole Foods into a standard pint glass.

A: copper-amber color, one finger of white head with some lacing, very clear

S: mild maltiness, citrusy hops. the hop aroma stands out over the malt character

T: malt sweetness up front followed by the bitterness from the hops. the hop taste is on the higher end for this style.

MF: smooth, medium bodied. moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: not a bad beer. i would say it will be purchased again.

Serving type: growler

05-25-2009 10:45:06 | More by porterwoobie
Photo of CampusCrew


3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid amber ale. I had the sampler and this was one of the samples I had. Then I end up ordering it a few times. The best of the bunch.

appearance: light brown copper color

smell: slight hops

taste: Nice, amber ale

mouthfeel: good carbonation and very tasty

drinkability: very easy and smooth.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2008 14:38:40 | More by CampusCrew
Photo of ChainGangGuy


2.75/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, lightly effervescent, copper body with a small, fizzy white head.

Smell: Meek aroma of sweaty grains with a very vague fruitiness.

Taste: Sweetish pale malt flavor with a fair amount of graininess. More of that vague fruitiness. Light hop spiciness. Finishes relatively crisp and clean.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Moderate, soda water-like carbonation.

Drinkability: Not that it was too great to begin with, but for heaven's sake, ease up on the carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2008 19:12:25 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of awester462


3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The appearance obviouly influenced the name. Because it resembled copper and was particularly beautiful when light would shine through the glass. It has a good taste that is minimally bitter. It was like so much on tap a couple of growlers were purchased.

Serving type: growler

02-15-2007 02:08:48 | More by awester462
Photo of MuddyFeet

North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a shiny bronze color. Lots of white foam that dissolved to a thin fuzz. Carbonation bubbles sped crazily toward the surface. Aroma reminded me of water crackers.

Flavor was fairly simple--malty with a slight hop presence that slightly lingers into the finish. Kind of an overall earthy quality. Medium body. Fairly well balanced. Kind of had a Oktoberfest flavoring going on but not quite the feel of an Oktoberfest. Alright in a pich but the Carolina Brewery has better options.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2006 20:32:45 | More by MuddyFeet
Photo of brentk56

North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Copper colored body with a small head and a little lacing

Smell: Lightly malted and bready

Taste: Sweet start from the malts with a slightly hoppy finish; well-balanced but a bit bland

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated with a medium body

Drinkability: Another easy-to-drink brew from Carolina Brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2005 23:07:15 | More by brentk56
Photo of beerinator


3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Reddish clear. Off-white head, poured at the tap room very pretty head.

Aroma: Sweet caramel malts blast in the aroma. The sweetness is slightly leaning toward caramel candy. There is a bit of nuttyness in the sweet candy aroma though.

Taste: Caramel candy sweetness is solid up front, leading to a slow lingering finish. The hops lend a slight bitterness, but they're not so evident in the flavor, just the tingly bitterness. There are slight hints of fruit, like puffs of cherry throughout the sweetness.

Notes: Very good drinkability. This beer doesn't have a whole lot of depth, or a whole lot of bold flavors, but what it does have is drinkability in spades.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2004 02:24:41 | More by beerinator
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh


3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Carolina Brewery. A....well...copper color that is clear, with a thin layer of off-white head. Some lacing. Aromas are hidden well, but there was a fruity-caramel note. Flavor is more of the same, with a good base of malty sweetness with a dash of hops for effect. Finishes clean, with little to no aftertaste. Good mouthfeel and drinkability for this one. It is easy to see why this beer was in three of the kegs that were picked up while we were there.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2004 00:27:54 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
Photo of RockyTopHeel

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bold, copper color with a thin, off white head. Copperline has a nice blend of hops and malt in the nose and in the taste, with a nice, round and crisp mouthfeel. The malt stands out nicely in this easy drinking brew, and it has a nice bitterness. It was a good accompanyment to fish and chips and is an above average amber--but I have had better. Solid.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2003 00:29:23 | More by RockyTopHeel
Photo of fattychubs

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer has a nice appearance, deep amber color, with a small tan sticky head that laces slighty. Not a lot of aroma, but slightly malty and with a touch of sweet fruit. Good mouth feel, smooth but approaching thin body with a bit of moderate crispness. Taste is malt, not much hops, has a slight fruit taste to it, but not overly sweet. This is slightly above average for an amber to me.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2003 21:00:17 | More by fattychubs
Copperline Amber Ale from Carolina Brewery
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