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Singletrack Copper Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Singletrack Copper AleSingletrack Copper Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

299 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 299
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2001)
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5/5  rDev +46.6%

VFRAZ, May 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +46.6%

niceonebro, Jan 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +32%

JMC0054, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of smcreator
4.43/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pale amber ale with a minimal head.
S: Very light and clean hoppy smell.
T: Not very complex, but very good for its style. It has a clean refreshing taste.
M: Slightly crisp in the mouth but overall very good.
D: One of the most refreshing and easiest beers to drink.

smcreator, May 28, 2007
Photo of Mitchster
4.33/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Evidently made with rye. The aroma is wonderful....fruity with spicy german noble hops, bread...very akin to Boston Ale. Taste is great..begins with very spicy german noble hops, followed by a smooth, bready maltiness, soft fruitiness, then a spicy bittering hop finish which is moderately dry. Very clean, with only a very mild hint of metals.

Mitchster, Jun 12, 2003
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

sevenshubby, May 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of tugdriver7
4.22/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ahhhh Colorado. It's hard to find a bad craft brew from Colorado. And Boulder is great. Muted copper color in the glass with a head that formed briefly and then fell. Carbonation was minimal, but enough to refresh. The smell was mostly malt, with a touch of fruity (not spicy) hops in the nose. Taste was identical, though there was a slight metallic aftertaste that puzzled me. Purchased fresh right outside Boulder. All in all, a definitely quaffable beer.

tugdriver7, Jan 28, 2007
Photo of tavernjef
4.2/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Strange light pale brown with a orangy glow, kinda coppery, looks like a dark honey or thin maple syrup. Finger high head of off-white creamy, bumpy foam. Smells of fresh citrus fruits, not to sour, dull orange and peachy, very nice. Taste is smooth and pale of malt, caramel malt, with a short hop twinge, very clean and mellow. Fairly sugary sweet but dulled, short lived with a small creamy tang, quite enjoyable. Medium bodied, with a smooth creamyness feel, nice. Major drinkability, its one smooth, lighty creamy, yummy, mellowy sweet ride. I will have another, thank you very much.

tavernjef, May 18, 2003
Photo of Bighuge
4.2/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a slightly hazed copper color. A thin and airy ivory white head diminishes to a rimming in under a minute. Nice malty nose. A dash of spicy hops in the mix as well. This beer is medium bodied and carbonated just right. The taste is very pleasing. Subtle caramel tones mix with pale malts and spicy (noble?) hops to create a very tasty brew. This beer doesn't overtake your buds with hops or malt but rather produces a nicely blended version of both. A bit of a dry touch on the finish has me reaching for more quite frequently. Nice brew.

Bighuge, Dec 01, 2002
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4.18/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a pure light copper-toffee color. The light cream colored head dissipates to a thin film with sticky lacing. The beer smells of sweet caramel and toffee. I love the taste of this beer. Caramel and toffee notes dominate. The malts and hops intermingle with a dry hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly dry finish.

Overall, I was really impressed with this beer. I've had it before, but have never dissected it. It has a lot of caramel/toffee sweetness, and is very drinkable. A great session beer at a reasonable price. I'm actually not a huge fan of Boulder Beer, but this one is great.

JuicesFlowing, Dec 31, 2011
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4.13/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The nose on Singletrack is superb. A wonderful floral hops and sweet caramel malt sets the tone. The hops are never as strong in the taste as the nose might lead one to believe. Definitely the lovely malt curbs the hops and creates a good balance. The slight spiciness is pleasant too. This beer has an absolutely enjoyable taste. The body is copper; the head is white and minimal with no retention and some lace.

I think I realize this beer is not worthy of “Top Beer” status but it is very good and something I will have to drink more of.

bditty187, Oct 23, 2002
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4.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz longneck bottle with no freshness date. Bring back the old logo!

Appearance: Pours a copper color with a very slight chill haze. Thin but resiliant head that leaves a good amount of lace.

Smell: Mostly sweet malts, with some fruity hops sneaking in alongside.

Taste: Malty medium body with a very creamy mouthfeel. Hops show up at the end to leave a slightly bitter finish. Overall very clean and drinkable.

Overall impression: This one will always have a special place in my heart. Going to school in Boulder, this was one of the first micros I ever tried, and I don't want to think how much of this I have consumed in the years since. Great beer to show up with at a party, or to stock in the fridge as a staple. This one is definitely getting higher scores because of emotional attachment - but hey, reviewing is a subjective thing, right?

rowew, Apr 15, 2005
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4.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Now here's a great session beer....cloudy copper colored....lace rims the glass...nose is quite impressive for this style...some caramel and a real fresh hop smell....taste is bready....with a nice spicy hop finish...a real bit of dryness on the finish...easy drinking and pretty tasty for this style...very clean tasting....as I said, a great session beer.

ZAP, Dec 05, 2002
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4.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - The name holds true. A beautiful copper hue with an off-white, bubbly head.

S - So fragrant, with honey, hops, malt, and floral aromas.

T - Malty deliciousness. Everything a Pale Ale should be.

M - Smooth but crisp with tons of flavor and moderate to low carbonation.

I'm a huge fan of this Pale Ale from Boulder.

Gatch, May 14, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a pleasant surprise on my recent trip to Colorado. I had never seen this beer before so I gave it a try.

The beer has a pale/amber appearance with minimal head that releases a somewhat hoppy aroma. The taste is rather clean and refreshing for an ale. Very drinkable in my opinion and has a decent mouthfeel.

jtslay, May 27, 2007
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4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Singletrack Copper Ale pours a dark copper from a 12oz twist off cap bottle. Head was up and down, not much to speak of.

Nose on the other hand is a marvelous floral hops, both fragrant and aromatic.

Palate is malt with bitter hops, tasty hops and in quantity sufficient to make this ale better than most.

BeerBob, Oct 20, 2002
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4.03/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Clear honey amber hue with a dense two finger head that slowly settles to a thick cap, leaving behind sticky lacing in its place. Solid sticky lacing along the glass.

The malts are toasty, giving off a little bit of a brown sugar aroma. The hops are piney and spicy with a little bit of citrus. A little bit of a flowery esters are in there.

Sweet and subtle malts, again giving a little bit of caramel/brown sugar. The hops add a little bit of a citrusy bitterness, but are also slightly sweet at the same time. Full bodied with good carbonation. The finish is relatively clean, with a little bit of lingering hops.

Not a bad Pale Ale, with a little more caramel flavors than your typical beer of the style. Rather enjoyable. Recommended.

BeerSox, Oct 07, 2008
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4.03/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Monthly club selection for May. Dark amber color, nice clarity, ample white head that sticks for a while and coats the inside of the glass.

Tasted caramel malt smell with some nice floral notes. Smells a bit weak but otherwise quite good.

Tastes of buttered toast up front with good (albeit a bit weak) caramel sweetness. Floral and citrusy hops finish it out. Medium body, very smooth.

Quite a good beer overall. Very sessionable and enjoyable. Style is confusing (labeled as copper/amber ale, but BA says APA). Either way, it's a good beer.

Tasted on 6/2/08.

tmitch75, Jun 28, 2008
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4.03/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Slightly nutty with a solid base of what to me smelled like English hops.

Appearance: Clear copper glass sports a healthy ½ finger of white frothy head that leaves solid lace

Flavor: Sweet, clean, buttery base supports a very citric and American (odd) hop. The nutty note is there as well. Only a slight cardboard finish as a minor flaw.

Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation, medium body, lingering finish

Overall Impression: Easy drinking, clean, enjoyable beer. Very quenching, but I could see a session without any problems.

Enjoyed at Old Chicago in Manhattan, KS.

HardTarget, Apr 07, 2006
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

kkrez, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

wilfonzo, Oct 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

RBorsato, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of yuenglingfan101
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good Copper colored beer. Thick head not bad though. Smell of hops and tastes of hops. Not your average APA, but a bit crispier. Not real ly much else to say for this beer but to drink a six pack of it!!! Just your average Joe beer. nothing too special

yuenglingfan101, May 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

akinsja, Nov 29, 2011
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Singletrack Copper Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
78 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.