Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Singletrack Copper Ale | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Singletrack Copper AleSingletrack Copper Ale
BA SCORE
3.4/5
Okay
319 Ratings
Singletrack Copper AleSingletrack Copper Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States
boulderbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,317
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
319
pDev:
14.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 319 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of Jhopson
2.51/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GarrisWH
1.48/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of Jodio
3.31/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.96/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper ale comes in just as claimed, copper. Thin 1/3" white head. Caramel aroma, but not a lot of hops, maybe some Cascade, but not dry hopped.

Taste was average run of the mill non descript beyond the cliche descriptor kind of thing, balanced, grain, 40 ibu stuff.

It is what it is.

 290 characters

Photo of moodenba
3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Single track copper ale growler filled 7/2016 on Long Island, NY.

Chilled brew poured into a newcastle half pint glass. Paler than "copper", I'd say. This is a pleasant, very quaffable small beer with a longlasting hoppy bitterness over a thin malt background. Pretty good beer. I like the fact that this beer, unlike most modern ales, doesn't have much of that flowery aromatic hop character. However, I prefer a drink with a little more malt body.

 455 characters

Photo of smithj4
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmoore32
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lokicat444
2.58/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours with a orange-ish gold, with just a slight hint of a haze. Two finger thick head of small bubbles, which quickly dissipate into nothingness. The smell is light, and the only note I detect is caramel.

Upfront, the dominant taste is of caramel, with a slight hop bitterness. The can describes this a medium bodied beer, and that seems just right. However, the taste fades after a few seconds, with a finish that feels like a light beer. I don't notice any rye spiciness.

I had high hopes for this beer, and was hoping for something like Sierra Nevada's rye ale. However, the body and taste of this beer do not deliver a memorable or unique experience. The first impression of this beer seems like an interesting 'medium bodied' beer, but the lack of finish or additional notes is a disappointment.

 805 characters

Photo of Daphne12266
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Parmesan
2.89/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look: Nice golden copper color. Little head. Some carbonation bubbles.

Smell: Little bit of biscuit, malt and bread but not much.

Taste: Light on taste little bit of malt and biscuit. No hop flavor.

Feel: Is over carbonated, but has a nice crispness.

Overall: Not too much flavor but overall it's drinkable.

 314 characters

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mullenite
3.84/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ssippisam
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Moose90
3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of delta490
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light hazy orangey-copper with a light white head with decent retention. The aroma is barely there with just a little bit of biscuit. The taste is equally absent, with just faint notes of caramel malt sweetness. The body has a decent weight to it, smooth throughout.

 274 characters

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greasy
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trocketsauced
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blazer22
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Powderhornphil
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of barczar
3.69/5  rDev +8.5%

A few months past the best by date.

Aroma is very floral, lightly citrusy, piney, and has a substantial caramel, nutty toasted malt backbone. Flavor reveals more floral hop character at the base, with a moderately bitter finish and a toasted malt backbone. Notes of grapefruit surface, but the perfumey, floral hops dominate. Malt presence contributes well to the profile. A little too floral, but a nice change of pace.

 422 characters

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of mwar
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of swierczt
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Singletrack Copper Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 319 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.