Copper ALT. | Zipline Brewing Co

BA SCORE
86
very good
14 Reviews
Copper ALT.Copper ALT.
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Zipline Brewing Co
Nebraska, United States
ziplinebrewing.com

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:
14
Ratings:
89
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.92%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
28
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 89
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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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4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown in color with an inch of creamy brown head resting on top. I think there was some yeast in the bottle that I ended up pouring in as it is a bit cloudy in complexion. The aroma is a very enticing zesty caramel to hazelnut note. I'm tasting a hazelnut to caramel malt that is straightforward and simple and yet packed with plenty of flavor. The mouth is very smooth and crisp.

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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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Copper ALT. from Zipline Brewing Co
3.87 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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