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Thai Style White IPA - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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Thai Style White IPAThai Style White IPA

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85 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | 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:
Beer added by: LotsofLupulin on 01-23-2014

Thai Style White IPA
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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 15
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Can, best by 1/25/15. Pours a unbelievably clear pale yellow, similar to bud light with more head. Aroma is all Belgian yeast, looking for more hop aroma here. Mouthfeel is watery with some malt sweet/stickyness left over, not overly dry. Taste is Belgian yeast with some citrus notes but I can not pick up the basil so much, not enough hops here for me, beer is well balanced however. Feels more like a pale ale, not a fan of the white IPA genre myself, and this is middle of the road.

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Serving: 12 oz can poured into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Light, very slightly hazy, bright lemony yellow. Smaller frothy head but lasts well with nice lines of lacing.

Smell: Belgian yeast, citrus, lemongrass and some savory notes.

Taste: Lighter malty body (crackers, white bread), fruity Belgian yeast and layers citrus and spice. Finishes dry and a bit bitter.

Mouthfeel: Light and well carbonated.

Overall: Somewhat confused in style, more a hoppy wit than IPA as the Belgian yeast takes over, but still drinkable, refreshing and interesting all at once.

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Interesting flavor, but a bit too flowery to drink on its own. However, as might be expected, it pairs well with Asian food, especially sweeter-tasting dishes.

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Nice pour, with a light head that dissipated fairly quickly. Very 'white', looks like a light beer in many ways. But the aroma had some interesting notes, a bit fruity and a bit spicy. The first sip proved that to be true - a strong ginger flavor, with the hoppy citrus taste coming on the back end. The other listed spices - Thai Basil, coriander, & lemongrass, were subtle, and harder for me to pick out, although they added some flavors beyond the ginger & hops. All in all, a fascinating combination that was a pleasure to quaff.

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Thai Style White IPA from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
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