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Singletrack Copper Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Singletrack Copper AleSingletrack Copper Ale

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78
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278 Ratings
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Ratings: 278
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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mhewes

Colorado

1.2/5  rDev -64.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A : Pours an orange-golden color with a good head and good lacing

S : Not much of a smell. Mainly a malty aroma, nothing that great

T : Malt taste with just some off flavors. Pretty bad

M : Medium-bodied, good carbonation

D : Not worth finishing.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2008 02:01:31 | More by mhewes
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joeyels

Florida

1.83/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Rich copper color with bright white, very thin, head that fades very quickly leaving a bit of lace. Smell is very odd, nutty butterscotch caramel, with a very slight hop presence. Taste is nutty, hardly any hops or malt. I hate to be negative but all I could think of to describe the taste is dirty dishwater, there is almost a moldy quality to it. The finish is very light and crisp, extremely easy drinking. Overall, just a bad flavor, not very pleasing to the senses. I wouldn't recommend.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2006 13:59:17 | More by joeyels
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sparx1100

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -41.5%

02-16-2012 03:46:12 | More by sparx1100
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -41.5%

06-18-2013 23:22:53 | More by mrfrancis
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Pleepleus

New York

2.03/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

To start off on a good note, the bottle looked good and that's all the nice things I have to say on this one. Had this one from my buddy hyland24's beer of month club, and I am glad I did not buy it. Poured a dark yellow straw color with minimal white lacing and almost no head at all. The smell left alot to be desired. It was a sour citrus and metalic. The taste was bland at best with a metalic aftertaste. Ehh, not so much, nothing special here. Blah.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2008 05:15:34 | More by Pleepleus
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DrZarkov

Illinois

2.17/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance is quite nice. Smell is good, but nothing out of the ordinary. Also mouthfeel was average.
Although the beer met my approval in all other areas taste was really lacking. I can best liken the taste to another copper ale, but with chemicals or detergent into it. I've tried it on two different taps so I know it wasn't a tap that wasn't rinsed well enough after it was cleaned. All but one of my buddies who have tried it didn't care for it either. Altogether this is one of the beers I have enjoyed least.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2005 05:44:31 | More by DrZarkov
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Moxley

New York

2.2/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

First and foremost - do not be fooled by the enticing bottle. You're not getting anything as pleasant as the scene on the label.

A: Poured a clear golden amber with not much of a head or lacing to speak of.

S: Hoppy and metallic. Not good.

T: Not a great beer. Very bitter and metallic tasting. Nuts-n-bolts my friend. Throw a few nickels in your mouth and then swish around a little dirty water and your got yourself a Singletrack Copper Ale.

M&D: Watery, bitter and metallic.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2008 11:51:46 | More by Moxley
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coachdonovan

Rhode Island

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

04-04-2012 19:46:22 | More by coachdonovan
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jdskinns

Illinois

2.3/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a creamy, foamy head. Transparent with a color a few shades lighter than a penny. Only slight carbonation other than the head. Smell is sweet with a little bit of a hop aroma. Not a lot going on taste wise. Very watery. Only a slight hop flavor that goes away very quickly. Very drinkable due to how light it is, but not very good.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2009 02:48:16 | More by jdskinns
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

2.35/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Compared to other witbiers I've had, I'm not sure this one is really "big" enough to be called a "double wit." The only other beer in recent memory that wore that title was the Real Ale Limestone Wit, which somehow seemed fresher, more citrus-y, and spicier than this example. However, it was quite a nice witbier, especially for American examples of this style, which can be over-sweet for my liking.

Appearance was a slightly hazy lemonade color with a good amount of soft white head. Aroma was rather citrus-y, and definitely spicy. Flavor was mostly clove, with some coriander and a nice amount of citrus. Flavor was pleasant, but not over-stated. Mouthfeel was pretty unremarkable, but not bad.

Recommended.

I bought this at Norm's Beer & Wine in Vienna, VA during a visit there a few months back.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2007 02:39:51 | More by BeerBelcher
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Crosling

Colorado

2.35/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Singletrack pours the color of oak that was recently varnished. An aroma of fruit, dripping with honey, along with a touch of dried caramel, toasted malt and hops, that are pretty herbaceous. The flavor profile is malt accented, thin and possesses notes of butter toffee caramel and hops, but they are flowery rather than herbaceous this time. All in all, this is just another amber ale that was designed to be very approachable and they succeeded

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2006 02:13:26 | More by Crosling
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IPAylor

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

01-04-2012 20:21:53 | More by IPAylor
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crobinso

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

06-24-2012 22:02:45 | More by crobinso
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avalon07

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a copper color and a clear consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: Not much of a smell here, but hints of malt and hops were evident.

T: Tasted a bit of malt, mainly it was a very unpleasant, grassy hops flavor. When it wasn't that it was thin, watery and without character. Kind of a repellant flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a thin, almost flat finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: Simply put, this is not a well made beer. Not at all drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 12:11:48 | More by avalon07
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Huffaroma

Montana

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

01-05-2012 00:06:58 | More by Huffaroma
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

09-13-2013 21:19:19 | More by Whiskeydeez
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.65/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours with a rwo-finger white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Clear red/amber color. Light bodied and medium carbonation. Hoppy nose. Starts sweet and finishes with a slight bit of hoppiness and a metallic after taste. $1.35 for a 12 oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2005 23:30:47 | More by jdhilt
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denver10

Kentucky

2.7/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thickesh caramel body to this with a dark white head, half a thumbs width. Head quickly leaves the scene, leaving a trail around the edge of the glass. Sweet, doughy aroma with a touch of hops thrown in there to give it a little floral presence. Flavor is toffee like, buttery, with some floral hops. Mild bitterness comes in at the end. Medium bodied, kinda syrupy in feel, with a dose of effervescence. Overall, decent aroma but that's all that I enjoyed with this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 23:40:06 | More by denver10
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dertyd

California

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

02-03-2014 06:26:47 | More by dertyd
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ajtorres311

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

05-15-2013 16:48:21 | More by ajtorres311
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

2.78/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a pale, clear, watery copper coloring with a light, short, frothy head that quickly settles and dissipates into nothing. Aromas are light, with a sweet caramel and toffee backbone. Flavors are tangy, and slightly sharp with the lighter body. A slight roasting overall, the caramel sweetness is rich, and there is a slight hopping at the end that is resiny and spicy, making the endfeel a bit on the sharp side. The aftertaste is short-lived, with a roasted tang sharply clearing the tongue to give a quick, crisp finish. Easy enough to drink, but there are better offerings of this style out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 23:20:26 | More by GarthDanielson
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Rainintheface

Massachusetts

2.78/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured with vigor into SA glass

A: hazy copper with one finger foamy white head, clings to glass most of the way down

S: sweet malt beneath a spicy aroma. slightest hint of grapefruit

T: has a spicy rye bitterness but not put offish. some sweet maltinees is present

M: medium body and a light carbonation feel-- nothing impressive

D: OK session but really non-distinctive and unimpressive. Glad I bought a single only.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2007 21:28:01 | More by Rainintheface
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cheapxceptbeer

Massachusetts

2.78/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not much to say, a mediocre pale ale with an unfortunate grass flavor. Not a hint of fresh cut grass, but wheat grass in beer, and I am not crazy about wheat grass flavors, let alone in a beer. Yes that health craze shit, they clearly did not use the proper hopping ratio, or used to much of a certain variety, this is how I will remember this beer. It isnt that bad, just in this price range not what I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2009 02:25:46 | More by cheapxceptbeer
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thinkbreakfast

New York

2.78/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hi.

app: Clear mahogany. Very little head even after an aggressive pour.

smell: Butter. This beer smells like artificial store brand 'butter loverz' popcorn butter. Vinyl hops come through. Decent bitterness on the nose, but the butter is freaking me out.

taste: I really cannot stress enough that this beer smells buttery. Taste is vinyl/plastic hops with lingering bitterness. Slight sweet malt. Not too bad if you don't inhale.

MF: strong puckering chalk. melted vinyl. good

drinkability: Not too overpowering. Could be a session if you can get past the smell. Which I, obviously, cannot.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2008 22:36:08 | More by thinkbreakfast
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DogFood11

California

2.85/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Average appearance across the board. Copper with red around the edge, flimsy head with average retention. mixed carbonation is lazy. I could pick up a decent malt base backed with some citrus and very minimal hops.

Tasted flimsy for the most part. has a chalky mouthfeel that was distracting. fairly light on taste overall. Had to really concentrate to pick up any depth. the Citrus was welcomed finishing the beer off clean.

One and done on this offering. Had it at old chicago's in denver because it was on special. The waitress said it was her favorite beer. Win some lose some.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2005 02:33:37 | More by DogFood11
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Singletrack Copper Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
78 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.