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Copper ALT. - Zipline Brewing Co

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83
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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Zipline Brewing Co visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Zipline Brewing Co.’s Copper Alt. is an altbier, which is a unique German hybrid between an ale and a lager. This bronzed brew is designed to be extremely drinkable, with subtle nuances of chocolate and hazelnut. A late gift of Sterling hops in this brew leaves a little hoppiness for your palate to ponder before the next sip.

Hops: Magnum, Hallertau & Sterling
Malts: Pilsner, Carahell, Special B, Caramel, & Carafa
5.2% ABV
26 IBU

(Beer added by: Bear1964 on 08-04-2013)
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It's nice to see someone brewing an Alt in the US, especially locally. This beer is incorrectly categorized as an American Brown Ale. It is not. It says Alt on the bottle so that's what I'll score it as.

Appearance is a perfect amber hue. The only thing I want more of on the appearance is a little more head and head retention.

Carmel malt and biscuity malt in the nose. The taste is very smooth and balanced with subtle hops. Alts were never hoppy and this beer isn't overly hoppy. Still true to its German roots.

The mouthfeel is creamy and delicious. Crisp yet still an ale. Overall a nice Alt beer.

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from a 12oz bottle

pours a nice deep copper color with a smallish creamy head

very light nose suggesting sweet malts and hints of spice, drying

clean classic taste, nice level of gentle astringency, with lager yeast and ale malts this is an alt done right, a very tasty brown

pleasant carbonation, light on the tongue, goes down easy

overall a nicely balanced clean and tasty American Brown, this is not one of my favorite styles but this example is quite enjoyable, not much complexity but I like it that way

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Copper ALT. from Zipline Brewing Co
83 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.