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Campside - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
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34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.61%


Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BTFU on 06-01-2013)
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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 7 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jmarsh123:
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4/5  rDev +14.6%

07-15-2013 17:47:44 | More by jmarsh123
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avschmitt

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-15-2014 17:22:13 | More by avschmitt
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

04-14-2014 00:46:42 | More by ToddGingerich
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burntoutphilosopher

Indiana

3.19/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - Mildly cloudy. Golden yellow. Beautiful small bubbles. Very little pure white head that lingers extra long
S – fresh, hay type smell, like a farmhouse. The smell hides the bitterness within.
T – Great at first. Clean, soft, nicely bitter. I REALLY like whatever blend of hops is used here. Thin, and to my taste, a bit light on flavor. Very one dimensional. It has, in my mind, a poor aftertaste. Reminiscent of a strong barley wine, where the bitter gets thicker and builds rather than dissipate.
M – thick fluid, for a yellow beer. But still refreshing. Thicker than just a thirst quencher, with a very long finish.

Overall:
I didn't know this was an IPA when I bought it. Got a six pack on sale for 8.99. I expected a soft summer ale. Boy was I surprised. It’s a great example of American IPA. Not my favorite style, but I appreciate how clean it is. It’s bitter without being overpowering. It’s thirst quenching without being watery.
It’s a top quality product, though it’s not my personal preference.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 20:02:25 | More by burntoutphilosopher
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ESkirv

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

04-05-2014 16:16:40 | More by ESkirv
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

03-16-2014 17:02:28 | More by dcisco44
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dunlap926

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

03-16-2014 17:01:21 | More by dunlap926
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.6%

03-16-2014 15:00:15 | More by Fettpopps
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zrab11

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

01-20-2014 21:56:35 | More by zrab11
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 5/2013. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice rings of soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, floral, grass, herbal, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bright hop and malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange/lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice bright hop flavor balance with a light-moderate malt balance; with minimal cloying bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very good hoppy blonde ale. Good complexity of hop flavors with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 21:52:52 | More by superspak
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DaCoach81

Indiana

3/5  rDev -14%

01-05-2014 03:45:04 | More by DaCoach81
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ChrisWashington

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

12-30-2013 04:21:01 | More by ChrisWashington
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NooseJustice

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

12-01-2013 22:11:17 | More by NooseJustice
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tangoafterdark

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

10-31-2013 22:55:16 | More by tangoafterdark
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ScottJWing

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

09-26-2013 20:07:39 | More by ScottJWing
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-30-2013 13:48:26 | More by MSandahl23
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dsauter

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-27-2013 00:02:51 | More by dsauter
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-25-2013 04:52:10 | More by Cynic-ale
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barczar

Kentucky

3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly hazy lemony golden with a dense white head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of lacing.

Floral, slightly dank hops, lemony citrus, and musty, earthy notes form the initial aroma. There's a grainy character at the base, with faint pilsner crackery malt making an appearance.

Flavor is very citrus-forward, and bitter from the start, though a soapy kind of bitter that's fairly offputting. It lingers throughout. Lemon, grapefruit, and muted tangerine give the impression of sweet tarts, and underlie a soft bed grainy malt. The balance is bitter.

Body is moderate to a touch light, slightly slick, with moderate carbonation, substantial astringent harshness, and modest alcohol warmth.

Decent hop flavoring profile, with little malt presence, keeping it might. The bitterness is overwhelming and unpleasant. It lingers indefinitely.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 22:27:54 | More by barczar
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-08-2013 07:19:55 | More by WoodburyMN
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BeerGut4Life

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-04-2013 05:16:17 | More by BeerGut4Life
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flagmantho

Washington

3.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: lightly cloudy yellow hue with a moderate effervescence and some floaties. Head is two fingers of frothy white foam. I think it's pretty attractive!

Smell: fruity, citrusy hops on a lightly malty base. There's mango and grapefruit in there; a nice tropical concoction. I find I quite like it.

Taste: hops are a lot more grapefruity in the flavor than in the aroma, and in general the tropical character is toned down. Malt is a little bit grainy, but I kind of like it. Refreshing.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with an OK carbonation and a moderate creaminess. Not too bad.

Overall: a light, refreshing and tasty beer with a great aroma. I could drink plenty of this on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 18:18:19 | More by flagmantho
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JoeLacy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.6%

07-25-2013 05:38:45 | More by JoeLacy
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PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-22-2013 01:19:32 | More by PhilDaBrewer
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jnikkel

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-20-2013 00:17:33 | More by jnikkel
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Campside from Upland Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.