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Copper ALT. - Zipline Brewing Co

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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I grew up during the perfect beer time... high school in San Diego in the late 90's during the rise of Stone, Alesmith, Pizza Port, and of course Ballast Point. I have yet to find a Nebraska brewery with constantly good beers. Thus far, Zipline has fullfilled my request! The copper alt is right on for the style. Just a great drinking beer for a cold (or warm) Friday evening after a long day of work. I've purchased at least four different six-packs over the past 6 months and each batch (different bottling times) has been perfectly carbonated with a robust and long-lasting head. The color is near perfect for the style - something I hope to reproduce in an upcoming homebrew. The hop presence is also true to the style and the only boring thing I find with this ale. Coupled with a fair price, relative to the high cost of sub-par local Neb & Iowa craftbrews, this copper alt will be common in my fridge.

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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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Sampled back on 10/1/13. Chilled down to 36 degrees in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

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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

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Copper ALT. from Zipline Brewing Co
83 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.