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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Zipline Brewing Co.’s Copper Alt. is a unique ale/lager hybrid. This bronzed brew is unfiltered, and 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
Available Year-Round on draft and in 12 oz bottles


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (2151) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2015
12 oz bottle. Very soft aroma, malty as hell. Maybe a touch oxidized. Pretty clean overall, just bland.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ozzy70 (350) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 8, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with quickly diminishing, fizzy off white head. Aroma of toasted grains, nuttiness and fresh. Taste is slightly bitter, earthy and nutty. Slight lingering coffee tastes in the finish.

2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Westchesterco (1612) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
From a bottle at the RB DC tasting September 6. It is a light amber color with a slight head. The aroma is floral and the taste is a bitter thin bread and caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (5279) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
From a bottle at the RB DC tasting September 6. Pours hazy brown with an ecru head. Malty nose. Nutty flavors. Smooth finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (6480) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Some malt and light citrus. Pours copper with OK head. Light mash malt finish. Bottle thanks to Travlr.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (18647) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle courtesy of HuskerTan, many thanks! Clear amber color, tan head. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel and subtle black pepper. Taste is peppery scotched caramel with a helping of nuts. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1895) - Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Tap - average size foamy head, dark copper color, sweet and nutty malty aroma and flavor, mild fruity notes in the background, pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3108) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2015
12 oz bottled on May 29, 2015 from that smoke shop in McCook. Pours a slightly hazy dark copper with a ring of a white head. While this is not a hop-forward beer, this is hoppier than I anticipated. A little citrus and cedar come out in the aroma to balance the nutty and subtly chocolatey malts. The palate is medium and exhibits good attenuation. I’m not crazy about alts, but this is pretty nice. Woody hops peek out over a good malt base of toffee, chocolate, brown sugar and nuts. Esters are low. This is a very well put-together beer. I’ve only had two beers from Zip Line and they’ve both shown evidence these guys know what they’re doing. Thanks for making an alt that I actually like.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2015
12 oz bottle. Deep orange pour with a frothy head and good retention. Caramel sweetness with some nuttiness as well. Medium to lively carbonation. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9144) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, bread, hints of red fruits, slight nutty notes into a bit of spice, slight earthy notes into a bit of vanilla. Taste was a mix of chocolate, caramel, toffee, vanilla, hints of nutty notes into a bit of spice, finishing fairly sweet, slightly spicy.


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