Beergeek23322 (2596) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
September 2010 from bottle. Amber color with caramel, nut and earthy aromas. Buttery sweet flavors with malt and light fruit.
SpringsLicker (3237) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber body under a tall mostly white head.
Very light malt aroma.
Very light flavor that is slightly more sweet than bitter.
A bit of astringency in the finish.
GarrettB (1183) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 December 24th, 2012 - Amber Ales don’t always excite me, but they can be good accompaniment to food or parties. And the photo I took of this beer for my notebook says this is exactly the case. Christmas decorations crowd the background, filled with bodies and plates of food. So, maybe this was the ideal environment for the Copper. By itself I worry that it’s simply too anemic. A little nuttiness and cedar comes off in the smell, lighter than a full, caramel rich red ale, but still aromatic. But the flavor is on the weaker side, mirroring Fat Tire with a nutty, slightly dank flavor, and a thinner palate. Pair this with lighter foods or even appetizers, but if it’s Christmas time, there might be better ways to celebrate with something more generous with flavor and complexity (and intensity, should that be a better present for your tastes.)
December 30th, 2011 - After a long day of trekking around Boulder, soaking up beer and jotting down notes, a late dinner was very necessary. So, of course, we selected to eat some grub at Boulder Brewery, where I sat down for a mediocre burger, and another flight of brews. Beginning before the meal was a sample of Boulder Beer’s Singletrack Copper Ale, a simple, parsimonious, and somewhat boring amber ale. The smell is muted - a combination of a day’s worth of assaulting my senses, but also a low-key aroma. The palate is distinguished by a masking foaminess, and a general flavorless which does nothing for my appreciation of the beer or for the meal.
jkwalking05 (4157) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper in color with an average off-white head. Aroma is of leaves, overripe oranges, dough. Taste is dough, nuts, leaves.
travita (4335) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The look is clear, thin white head, and copper in color. The smell is malt, caramel, sweet, grainy, and fruit. The taste is grain, sweet, weak, and blah.
smaynard6000 (741) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at O’Niell’s. Amber in color with spare rocky white head. Sparkling body. Aroma is mostly of caramel malt. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Lightly sweet and moderately bitter, I found this to be fairly well balanced. Sharp and abrupt flavors draw attention to the characteristics of this beer. I enjoyed it.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tasting notes. Bottle. Pours amber with a small white head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with a hint of fruits. Flavors of caramel malt, fruits and a touch of grapefruit hops. Slightly hoppy finish.
Maverick34 (2521) - New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Orangey brown pour foamy white head. Malts caramel and hops. Nothing special.....
wilnatp (632) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at MSP. Aroma of bread, yeast, peach, caramel, and some floral hops. Taste is okay.
sonnycheeba (4148) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours clear, bright amber with average, fizzy off-white head; decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is funk, caramel malt, dough, floral hops, barnyard notes, and light citrus. Flavor is dry, breast malts, light fruit esters, grassy hops, funk, and some astringentcy; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.