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Singletrack Copper Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Singletrack Copper AleSingletrack Copper Ale

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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.66%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2001)
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Photo of Mitchster
4.33/5  rDev +27%

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
Photo of tavernjef
4.2/5  rDev +23.2%

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 AtLagerHeads
3.15/5  rDev -7.6%

This is a beautiful ale. The pour at slightly less than 60 degrees created a very good looking copper / amber hue that was slightly hazy and topped by a huge and billowing light tan head. The head receded but did not disappear and left a very clingy lace down the glass. The hops showed in the nose followed by caramel malt. The taste was bit flat but did have a nice dry hop balance with the malt. A very dry finish with only a moderately bitter aftertaste. Watery mouthfeel with little carbonation to add crispness. Overall a drinkable if not great beer.

AtLagerHeads, Apr 09, 2003
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.85/5  rDev +12.9%

Pours an amber/coppery color, with a fine, frothy white head, that doesn't stay long. Aroma is subtle, sweet, with fresh clean notes of citrus, lemon, and honey. Floral, herbal, and a bit on the dry side. Slightly toasty, caramel notes come through towards the middle. Light in body, smooth mouthfeel, with a little tang in the texture. Low in hops, smooth, sweet, delicious. A nice light ale with excellent hops. Perfect for it's target audience, the type who never want to wrestle with hops, and just want to slide something down their throat.

feloniousmonk, Jan 14, 2003
Photo of ZAP
4.1/5  rDev +20.2%

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
Photo of Bighuge
4.2/5  rDev +23.2%

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
Photo of bditty187
4.13/5  rDev +21.1%

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
Photo of BeerBob
4.05/5  rDev +18.8%

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
Photo of Pegasus
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%

Pours a lovely copper color as the name suggests. Quite nice off-white head that unfortunately disappears within a couple of minutes. Lace is quite decent; carbonation is slight. Aggressive floral hops dominate the aroma; faint caramel malt makes an appearance as well. Taste begins with a mild caramel malt sweetness which is quckly overcome by the hops. The finish is quite dry; mild to moderate hop bitterness lingers well past the end of the taste.

Pegasus, Oct 17, 2002
Photo of Murph
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%

Pours a nice orangey-amber color with a good, thick, tan head that settles to a very nice lacy film. Strong caramel malt aromas in the smell with some decent hops lurking in the background. Malty swetness is present from the start and throughout but much like the aroma, the flavor shows some signs of strong hoppiness but the hops never can get out from under the guard of the malt. Slightly sticky and cloying mouthfeel take away from this beer but it isn't bad overall. After just having sampled the McNeill's Firehouse Amber the other day I don't know if I will ever be satisfied with any other amber ales.

Murph, Jul 17, 2002
Photo of ADR
3.3/5  rDev -3.2%

Clear orangey-brown color, very poor head generation -- a skim is gone in 35 seconds. Aroma is fleeting, just a little sweet molasses impression. Light-bodied and a little seltzer-like. Flavor is clove/sweet and finishes close to an orange soda in flavor, with a little pepper/grass impression somewhat reminiscent of a caraway tone from the malted rye. To me, there was little remarkable in this beer, slightly different but pretty underplayed. Drinkable enough, I suppose.

ADR, Jul 15, 2002
Photo of marc77
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%

Copper in hue w/ just a touch of haze. Although the head settles quickly, it is persistent enough to leave Belgian lace. The aroma is quite spicy and relatively complex for style due to the combination of malted rye and citrusy hops. Although lightly bodied, this brew is quite flavorful. The rye conrtibutes a grainy tartness, while the crystal malt sweetness is well balanced by the hop bitterness. There are no off flavors whatsoever in this brew. Singletrack finishes bittersweet, dry and refreshing. It's a satisfying brew.

marc77, May 03, 2002
Photo of nklatt
3.15/5  rDev -7.6%

Pure, clean amber color with a large, rocky head that wouldn't even give in to greasy pizza lips. Smells fruity/flowery. More than negligible buttery flavor, mid-high hops.

nklatt, Nov 25, 2001
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Singletrack Copper Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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