Copper Creek Amber Ale | Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co.

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Copper Creek Amber AleCopper Creek Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co.
Alaska, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Amber Ale hopped with Willamette hops (pronounced “Will-Am-it”) the most widely grown hop in America. Giving it a mild, pleasant and mildly spicy aroma.

33 IBU

Added by Bierman9 on 05-05-2002

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 22
Reviews by ccrida:
Photo of ccrida
2.84/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is pale mahogany, thin off-white collar, almost no lace.

Smell is sweet caramel, simple.

Taste is sharp, there is sour grassy herbal bite here. Faint caramel lingers behind this off flavor, which is mostly on the nose.

Mouthfeel is slippery, light bodied.

Drinkability isn't too high, that sour wet grass taste I never really got used to, and that is a problem. What's left isn't enough for me to get excited about anyways.

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Photo of Ragingbull
4.01/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

My father brought this beer back for me after his most recent Alaska trip. This is "America's most northern brewery."

Rich amber in color. Some bubbling and minor prickle. There is little to no head. The nose at first seems as if there is nothing to pull out, but after a little more inspection I believe I am picking up the faintest bit of a nut tone. The attack is clean and fresh. The flavor is smooth and rich with perhaps some caramel or other sweet notes wrapped in with it. The finish is pretty clean and there is a minor aftertaste of the malt.

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Photo of tabhill
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of woodychandler
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My pour resulted in a little better than a finger's worth of rocky, medium-tan head with good retention. Nose was very malty with a grainy/cereal-like aspect. Color was a deep reddish-amber with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium with a cereal-like sweetness on the tongue. Finish lingered with that same sweet flavor. The reviewer who likened this to a Marzen was spot-on. It was okay, at best.

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Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Smileitsfreetobehappy
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of sparkydoyle
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured rapidly into an ale glass from a 12 oz red bottle.

Deep ruby color for an ale. Small flecks of hopps appearing in a bright, moderately carbonated beverage with a small sticky head.

Excellent nose offers malty bready notes to compliment the fresh and delicate finising hop notes. Malty flavors dominate the palate with a delicate hop finish. Subtle ester notes from some low-key yeasts.

Beer was a present from a friend who isn't much of a beer fan. I wasn't expecting much, and was pleasantly surprised and would like to try some more of their beers. Generally, it reminded me of a Marzen fermented with ale yeast.

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Photo of jayfarley3
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Fairbanks Alaska. Pours a dark clear amber color with a small white head that dissipated pretty quick. Smells very malty and bready. Taste is of sweet caramel malt with a touch of bitterness. Really not that great compared to other Amber's from other Craft Breweries, but worth a try if you're ever up in the Fairbanks area.

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Photo of beernut7
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Heavier in body than most amber ales. Good bitterness, but without an effective balance of malt sweetness. Doesn't go down very easy, but isn't harsh.

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Photo of HarmonMW
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of pathead
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of shivtim
2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought a six pack of this near Denali. Called "Copper Creek Amber Ale." Drank one at the Arctic Circle.

Crystal clear amber/red, with a slight white head. Looks macro. Nose is vaguely fruity (cherry?) with mild hops. Gentle spice.

Taste is a mish mash. Slight sweetness, caramel malts. Not great.

Average mouthfeel and drinkability. My least favorite of Silver Gulch's brews.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of unclekeith
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Nice amber red color with a thin white head
S: Caramel, malt, a bit nutty
T: A bit sweet, a bit malty
F: Thin, not much carbonation
O: Not their best offering, decent amber, would be a good beer for a hot day

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Photo of Bierman9
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Darker than most ambers I've seen: dark brown, clear, with some ruby showing through. Hard-pour produced a small head, which diminished to a thin, lasting layer. It did leave nice lacing in the glass. Noted some roasty malt aromas present. Good body, and fairly smooth. There is some malty sweetness, with a toffee-like flavor, too. But mostly it's the roasty, bitter malt flavor having it's way. Pleasant finish, with some hop bitterness making a showing. Not bad....

overall: 4
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4


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Photo of DucksFan16
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Gww1864
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of galapaghost
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Iowacraft
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of JohnnyP3
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now called Copper Creek Amber Ale. 12 oz bottle poured into a standard 16oz pint glass. Pours a nice rich amber color with about one finger of slightly off-white head. Smaller amount of lacing on the glass.

Smells like sweet malts, some caramel, pastries, freshly baking bread.

Taste is rich with malts--a very malt forward beer with some balance from the hops. But one of the maltier, sweeter ambers I have had. Toasted and a little nutty. Slight bitterness at the finish. Somewhat of a lingering sweetness in the mouth.

Very smooth mouthfeel. Not overly carbonated. Feels rich and substantial.

Overall, one of the better ambers I have had.

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Copper Creek Amber Ale from Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co.
3.58 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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