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Copper ALT. | Zipline Brewing Co

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86
very good
12 Reviews
Copper ALT.Copper ALT.
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Zipline Brewing Co
Nebraska, United States | website

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

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

Gold medal for German-Style Altbier at the GABF 2015.

Added by Bear1964 on 08-04-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
84
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
12.95%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
27
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 84
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Toasty, Bready, Chocolatey, Nutty

Pours a rich copper with dark ruby hues and an off-white creamy head. Fruity on the nose with plenty of toasted grains, this beer’s mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied. Malty sweet, a bit bready and toasty, with hints of dark grapes and a chocolatey and nutty edge. A mild lime-y bitterness appears later in the sip. The finish is dry with a soft herbal linger. Maybe a bit too sweet and chocolatey for the style, Copper ALT. is still a delicious take on Altbier.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #112 (May 2016).

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Good beer. Very well balanced and perfect for a warm summer day.
I really enjoy its lightness and mouth feel. I wished it was distributed in SoCal

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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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Varied layers of amber and copper in a brilliantly clear body. Minor white head that thins out quickly. Aroma is similar to an un-fermented malty wort - lots of sweet toffee and caramel smells with a nice lightly roasty finish. Smooth on the palate, a tinge of lingering malty sweetness and some smokey notes. Quite a nice 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

full disclosure - reviewed as impartially as possible from a sample given to me by the brewers

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Copper ALT. from Zipline Brewing Co
86 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.
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