Copperline Amber Ale | Carolina Brewery

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Brewed by:
Carolina Brewery
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
33 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-04-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
58
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
30.12%
 
 
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2
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 58
Photo of Mitzvahman72
2.49/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

With an amber color, it is very, very mild. If there is any taste in this beer, is more bitter than there are malts. I highly recommend the Alley Cat from Lost Coast Brewing for a better alternative. Better yet, the Nut Brown Ale from this brewery is very good alternative!

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Photo of jerry1947
4.25/5  rDev +28%
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.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

tap

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.

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Photo of tdm168
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of nickd717
2.33/5  rDev -29.8%
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.

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Photo of porterwoobie
3.98/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

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Photo of CampusCrew
3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.78/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

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Photo of awester462
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of beerinator
3.73/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of RockyTopHeel
3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

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Photo of fattychubs
3.51/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Copperline Amber Ale from Carolina Brewery
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