Copperline Amber Ale | Carolina Brewery

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Brewed by:
Carolina Brewery
North Carolina, United States
carolinabrewery.com

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
Reviews by beerinator:
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 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 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 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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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of rdavesh
3.08/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of lzepplin01
3.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dvmin98
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 13tido
3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of dave317
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of rfgetz
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of abernethyj
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Jason_cs
3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thebummedgardener
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of napetry
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of BPMeyer27
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JasonHaviland
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SHAKZULA
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of SmokeyDaVillain
4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

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 magbel
3.75/5  rDev +13%

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Copperline Amber Ale from Carolina Brewery
3.32 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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