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Thai Style White IPA - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Thai Style White IPA

(Beer added by: LotsofLupulin on 01-23-2014)
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4.24/5  rDev +13.1%

binx, Today at 05:29 AM
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4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: Very pale, yellow in color with a stark white head. That head is thick and foamy and seems to be locked in place. It takes a few sips for it to fall.

SMELL: No need to stick your nose in the glass here, the aroma wafts up from the glass in an impressive way. A little funky, wet blanket thing is going on along with traditional Belgian smells like coriander, banana and clove.

TASTE: Herbal and spicy, all of the ingredients listed on the can become apparent fairly quickly in this beer. In order from strongest to least strongest, I’d say: Corriander, lemongrass, citrus hops, Thai Basil, Ginger.

MOUTHFEEL: This is such a crisp, refreshing beer. It sounds weird to say that about a beer with Belgian Wit yeast, but the citrus from the hops, the basil and lemongrass really thin out the body (in a good way) and make this a very thirst quenching beverage.

OVERALL: The Thai IPA is such a unique beer. I hope this eventually makes it as a year-round package. At 6.5% it isn’t exactly a session beer, but it’s such a perfect beer to close a night with; not super-high in ABV, but completely full of flavor and so satisfying. Great work Upslope. Everything about this beer is good, but when it all comes together it's great - truly an example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.

StoneTSR, Yesterday at 07:45 AM
Photo of Beaver13
2.58/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. Pours clear light yellow with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is lots of musty Thai spices.

The flavor is some sweet bready malts with a lot of spices and some light floral hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, interesting Thai spices. Lots of spice but not much IPA.

Beaver13, Thursday at 04:42 AM
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Robloc303, Tuesday at 02:59 AM
Photo of Florida9
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Very light shade of pastel yellow in color. Forms a moderate sized, fluffy white head. Decent retention and moderate lacing. Aroma offers up none of the advertised "thai" flavors and is much more Belgian in character: yeast, bread dough, and plenty of coriander along with the scent of "green." The taste however comes through with a lot more of the thai-style flavors: Starts off with a mild toasty malt backbone, then lots of different spice, though primarily woodsy coriander. Spicy basil along with cooked ginger and some yeasty esters. Finish is somewhat bitter with a dry astringency. Lighter bodied, medium carbonation, moderate bitterness.
Well I can say this tastes sort of thai. In a way. That said, this is more of a novelty beer - a decent made one - but I couldn't see drinking more than one of these...ever.

Florida9, Sep 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

Reminds me of White Rascal but I like it more actually.

Jesse_M, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

leroybrown10, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

XicanoBeerRun, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

chefbigjon, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Tiernan, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Lawl3ss, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

R3ason, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

haems, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%

Talks the talk and walks the walk but the jive is a bit unique here. Has the Belgian character, fluent in yeast but the spicing accent is where this beer sets its self from the rest. Good job all around.

Jason, Sep 03, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +13.1%

doldham, Sep 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

EnojysAnyBeer, Sep 02, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +14.7%

It pours a pale gold with a good head of foam to start the session
It shrinks quickly but leaves some lacing behind.

There are big spicy notes like coriander and cloves with mild hints of bitterness that you'd expect in the style

That is nice. I get more of the same tasting this spice forward White. The bitter is, again, on the mild side and works for me. Works very well!

Medium body and carbonation.

This is yet another pleasing offering from Upslope.

Bitterbill, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

n00blar, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

WDJersey, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

quadhog, Aug 27, 2014
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2.24/5  rDev -40.3%

BigLahopski, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of GilGarp
3.9/5  rDev +4%

12 oz yellow can served chilled into a goblet.

Thai Style White IPA is a pale hazy yellow color with thick white head and good retention.

Aroma is slightly spicy coriander and maybe saffron.

Flavor is balanced between hops and spice with the notes bouncing back and forth on each sip. It seems to end spicy, bitter, and dry.

Mouthfeel is light in body, crisp and balanced.

Overall a solid beer and not, as I feared, reminiscent of Thai food.

GilGarp, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

rseidlitz, Aug 16, 2014
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Thai Style White IPA from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
84 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.