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Slippery Slope Ale - Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

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Slippery Slope AleSlippery Slope Ale

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Our full-bodied ale uses crystal malt and generous amounts of cascade hops to produce a well-balanced seasonal ale."

Grains: 2-row, Crystal 120, Chocolate, Honey
Hops: Cascade
Available: October 1 – Feb 1

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-15-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

MikeDAdams, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

twelveinches, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Braz
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Braz, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Spikester
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clean dark brown with a small tan head and a good amount of lacing. Smell is dark malts with a slight amount of floral hops. Taste is dark dank molasses and a touch of earthy hops. Certainly a light winter warmer but very drinkable and modestly tasty. Carbonation is just enough. Overall it would be a good introduction to the style from the less adventouress. (?)

Spikester, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of muchloveforhops3
3/5  rDev -14.5%

muchloveforhops3, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of vfgccp
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

vfgccp, Jan 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

bumchilly25, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of hannaho
4/5  rDev +14%

hannaho, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thin head on a dark copper colored body.
Smell is a faint dark fruit, mostly plum.
Taste is dark fruit sweetness with mild bitterness. Good balance.
Slightly fizzy texture, moderate carbonation and medium body, but with a sticky feeling.
Nice with good flavors, though lacking in the aroma area.

Fatehunter, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

Tmmpeterson, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a He'brew small shaker pint. Pours a medium coppery amber with a thin off-white head with good retention and lacing. Malty aroma, dominated by bready and a hint of toasted malt, slight brown sugar and cinnamon. Flavor follows aroma, with bready and lightly toasted malt, slightly earthy with a hint of holiday spicing. Finishes with a touch of hops, cinnamon and ginger. Nice medium body with some creaminess. Somewhat understated flavors, but a nice malty winter ale that was great on this cold, rainy evening.

LiquidAmber, Dec 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

AndyAvalanche, Dec 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

LJWalker, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

slimntubbs, Nov 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

johnnyboy76, Nov 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

KlayWey, Oct 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

reviticus, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sensible 12oz bottle poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a coppery mahogany color with just a thin cap of white head that had no retention or lacing.

The aroma featured some very good malts, a bit sweet, a bit earthy, as well as some yeast spice. There was just hint of a hop kick in the background. The flavors were pretty much the same, sweet and earthy malts, some spice/yeast, and a tinge of hops. The beer was nicely balanced.

The body was very good, smooth, even, and had a semi-dry finish. Drinkability was was also very good, it went down quickly and easily. Overall, a nice take on the style, certainly worth trying if you see it.

beertunes, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Murrhey
2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap at Henry's 12th Street Tavern in Portland, OR. Reviewed from notes.

A- No head, but sticky lacing. Coppery color and some nice carbonation.

S- Some diluted hops and medium bodied malts. Spiciness as well.

T- Bitter hops and slight malt flavor. Finishes bitter with some spices.

M- Medium body, little overcarbed. Unclean finish.

O- Decent beer, not impressive though.

Murrhey, Apr 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

shelby415, Feb 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev -43%

Sargully, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of msubulldog25
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, inadvertently snagged in a gift exchange a couple weekends ago at Timberline Lodge (clad in a swell Joe Biden 2012 huggie). Poured, while watching the Trailblazers-Sacramento game, to a pint glass.

A: Typical caramel brown 'winter warmer' color with a slightly rusty-red tint. Modest head, a fine light tan bubbliness that can't quite build to a finger. Besides a pretty color, complexion is fairly clear - a slight haze that obscures my fingers through the glass a little. A few meandering bubbles.

S: A dusty dry grainy nose, with an ashy (not smoky, there's a difference) dullness. A tingly, woody/spicy scent, too - strong enough, but one-dimensional and not really an enticing 'winter' aroma.

T: Nutty and caramel-based maltiness with an evergreen sprig or two tossed in. A little citrus rind (orange-y) and a dash of spice on a vaguely metallic/tinny body. Fruitiness is kinda interesting, in a mishmashed 'fruit cake' sort of way.

M: A mild, unassuming kind of mouthfeel. Smooth, fairly clean, but also fairly light. Modest carbonation, slightly sticky finish.

O: It's ok, just ok. Lots of scores that are average or just above, but the whole result is 'average'. Easy enough to drink, but there are many warmer out there that are more flavorful or daring. Fine for a try, and kinda glad this was nabbed in the gift exchange for a chance to try... because I wouldn't buy otherwise.

msubulldog25, Dec 28, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

injuredreserve, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of isualum12
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the same beer as santas helper just relabeled.
Bought at Boise coop
Look red with copper tones. White foamy head that disappears soon leaving lace
Smell not very strong. I kind of want more out of that..
Taste- a red with more flavor. Great spice but not overpowering. I can taste the malt in there without wishing I hadn't.
Feel. Smooth
Overall a great beer.

isualum12, Dec 21, 2011
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Slippery Slope Ale from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.