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Campside - Upland Brewing Company

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81
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79 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

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

Washington

3.84/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

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

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

This pours a hazy light gold with a 1" head of foam, nice lacing left behind.

The smell is hoppy but I get more of a grainy sweet malt aroma.

The taste follows the nose and I have to say that this session IPA has more malt character than most I've tried. Either that's the way it was intended or the can I have is older than fresh.

On the heavy side of light bodied, nice carbonation, very good mouthfeel.

Big thanks to Trent for sending this my way!

08-14-2014 23:43:21 | More by Bitterbill
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-05-2014 18:16:54 | More by aasher
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-08-2014 23:49:25 | More by enelson
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-06-2014 22:59:07 | More by Gatordaddy
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.91/5  rDev +10.8%

A-Semi-cloudy, some carbonation, two finger head.

S-Good deal of hops, lemon and citrus, some malt.

T-Balance is off, wheat/straw is competing with citrus/lemon flavors. Mild bitterness.

M-Light to medium bodied, dry crisp finish.

O-Not a great beer, but for a summer session ale, rather drinkable. Not the best summer sessional but worth a taste, which is more than can be said about most Upland beers.

06-24-2013 22:54:06 | More by rlee1390
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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

Kentucky

3.2/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-06-2014 22:28:05 | More by fredmugs
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-10-2013 19:20:08 | More by mpayne5
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

05-24-2014 15:20:14 | More by neckbracesub
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev +9.9%

Pours a cloudy golden, with substantial head. Thick and beautiful lace.

Nose is pleasantly grainy with plenty of citrus notes. I get orange peel and spice as well.

Taste is also quite good -- very nice citrus hops presence, yet with a lighter, near-lager body. Perfectly light but flavorful session ale, and one I'd gladly enjoy again.

06-19-2013 14:28:30 | More by secondtooth
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22Blue

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-03-2014 00:49:34 | More by 22Blue
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-11-2014 00:25:51 | More by SkinniePost
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bcm75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-13-2014 19:08:37 | More by bcm75
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-08-2013 02:26:02 | More by robwestcott
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-28-2014 02:57:27 | More by BarryMFBurton
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zrab11

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-20-2014 21:56:35 | More by zrab11
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freewill35

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-12-2014 21:29:24 | More by freewill35
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-04-2013 05:16:17 | More by HumanParaquat
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NooseJustice

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

12-01-2013 22:11:17 | More by NooseJustice
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Campside from Upland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.