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Thai Style White IPA - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

TheWiredDJ, Monday at 06:32 PM
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

rorjets, Sunday at 11:09 PM
Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

jheezee, Sunday at 07:53 PM
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

kjkinsey, Saturday at 09:29 PM
Photo of TX-Badger
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

TX-Badger, Saturday at 06:08 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

whatname, Thursday at 12:55 PM
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3.4/5  rDev -8.6%

gfg0020, Oct 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Comiha, Oct 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

CUBeerBuff, Oct 11, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +1.1%

Viperman1316, Oct 10, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

Gagnonsux, Oct 08, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

StArnoldFan, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Clear straw colored pour with a minimal white head. Very light aroma of spice and citrusy hops. Taste has lemon grass and coriander upfront for a really interesting, and good, initial taste. Light bodied. As the beer warms the spice comes out more along with a bit of lemon, basil, pepper and yeast. Not much in the way of hops/bitterness present but still interesting and good. Finishes short lingering lemon grass and basil flavor.

Karibourgeois, Oct 03, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: 3.75 - Hazy pale gold with a smallish head.
S: 4.0 - Nice perfumy witbier aroma, with wheat and bitter orange peel coming through clear. Coriander is light.
T: 4.25 - Good flavor! Bitterness is high but not enough to mask other components. Lots of wheat. Coriander makes an appearance now, though it's mild (maybe viet coriander?). There's a pleasant subtle pepperiness that might be green peppercorns, though not sure. Citrusy orange is also there.
M: 4.0 - Light, very drinkable, but with plenty of carbonation.
O: 4.25 - Quite a decent wit, though the thai-ness isn't really apparent. Without the label to tell me, I'd not find much to differ from any other good wit. But good wits are always welcome with me.

allengarvin, Oct 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Pro_Magnon, Oct 01, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +4.3%

Amsterdallas, Sep 30, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -6.5%

yeahrick, Sep 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Dogleg, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

ctwybeerguy, Sep 24, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +14%

binx, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of StoneTSR
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
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, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

ktenneydenver, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
2.58/5  rDev -30.6%
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, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

JohnParadee, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Robloc303, Sep 16, 2014
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Thai Style White IPA from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
84 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.