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Copperline Amber Ale - Carolina Brewery

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Copperline Amber Ale
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

monnik, Aug 15, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev 0%
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.

OldFrothingSlosh, Mar 29, 2004
Photo of awester462
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

awester462, Feb 15, 2007
Photo of RockyTopHeel
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

RockyTopHeel, Sep 26, 2003
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3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

tdm168, Mar 16, 2012
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2.3/5  rDev -32.4%
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.

nickd717, Mar 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Greg4146, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

KevinGordon, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

dave317, Jul 20, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

abernethyj, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

thebummedgardener, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of napetry
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

napetry, Jan 06, 2013
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

SHAKZULA, Jul 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

SmokeyDaVillain, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Cylinsier
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Cylinsier, May 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

magbel, Apr 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

dithridge, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.4/5  rDev 0%
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.

brentk56, Jan 06, 2005
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1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

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, Apr 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Jason_Quad, Jul 09, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -5.9%

BRF4322, Oct 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

plinythederek, Jul 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

BigGingDrinker, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of MuddyFeet
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

MuddyFeet, Oct 19, 2006
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3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

beerinator, Jul 08, 2004
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Copperline Amber Ale from Carolina Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.