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Upslope India Pale Ale - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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Upslope India Pale AleUpslope India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

247 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 13
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
65 IBU

(Beer added by: rowew on 12-07-2008)
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Stillmakingnoise

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-16-2014 23:44:33 | More by Stillmakingnoise
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Salter714

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-29-2013 05:06:28 | More by Salter714
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-29-2013 05:11:38 | More by BillRoth
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-20-2011 22:48:59 | More by Texasfan549
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Hoganlaw

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-13-2014 01:37:56 | More by Hoganlaw
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2013 19:09:52 | More by dhbiker0889
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bootsandbeer

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-02-2012 16:23:03 | More by bootsandbeer
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teetotaler

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into the commemorative deschute's snifter.

A- amber with brown hues reminiscent of cherry juice. oh, it's in a can. why the can?

S- oh my. the dry-hopping is ever present. not over-powering, just fresh. first thoughts involve opening a new bag of Hallertau (or some noble variety) hops and breathing deep (i am momentarily perplexed by the images in my mind vs the reality that is in my hand). freshness like you wouldn't believe. i don't detect any of cascade's piney or citrusy notes; kudos for not using the old standby.

T- the nose follows closely onto the palate. hallertau hops through and through. citrusy and earth notes follow. mild lingering bitterness, closer to a hoppy pale ale than an IPA. well-balanced, but not for those seeking higher IBUs.

M- coats well. carbonation is very present and tingles on the edge of the tongue, but doesn't agitate the throat. if there was a drawback, it'd be the all-too-present carbonation.

D- with very little alcohol bite, and moderate bitterness, it's easy to have two or three before the ABV sneaks up like a process server with divorce papers.

i'd be interested to try this on tap to see what (if any) influence the can has..

Serving type: can

02-02-2010 23:07:41 | More by teetotaler
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-12-2013 02:25:52 | More by dmorgan310
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SavageHopHead

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-01-2013 03:47:57 | More by SavageHopHead
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Gerred

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-01-2014 04:47:12 | More by Gerred
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-19-2011 00:35:57 | More by savagepm
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Parker9000

Iowa

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-02-2013 11:44:55 | More by Parker9000
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moserine

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 04:42:48 | More by moserine
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dmadsen

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-04-2014 02:56:29 | More by dmadsen
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one is from Bitterbill, cheers Bill! Good looking can!

Pours a some what effervescent copper with 3 fingers of rocky tan head. Superior lacing & good head retention

S: Faint breadyness, caramel picks up as this warms, this the only thing that really holds this beer back for the most part...

T: Caramel, citrussy & piney hops, plus dryness up front. Caramel, herbal hops, doughyness, plus a bit of mineral hops as well as this warms, plus a slight astringency & booze kiss. Finishes piney with a touch of cookie dough, dryness caramel & pineapple; on the cusp of a 4.5

MF: Medium bodied, smooth carbonation & great balance, the malt sweetness really holds the hops in check, but never steps all over them

Great drinkability

Super drinkability, this really hides the ABV, pretty darned impressed with this one!

Serving type: can

06-06-2010 03:39:56 | More by russpowell
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ISmith87

Arizona

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 3.5 - Orange-brown murky color with sparse white head that actually leaves pretty nice lacing.
S - 4.0 - Nice grapefruit, garlic, onion, orange, lemon-lime, pretty damn hoppy.
T - 4.0 - Garlic, grapefruit, pine, citrus zest. Background malt is mostly covered by hops.
M - 4.0 - Light-medium mouthfeel. Alc covered. Aftertaste is garlicy pine.
O - 4.0 - Good IPA.

Serving type: can

03-07-2014 05:05:06 | More by ISmith87
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coldriver

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can pours a deep amber with beautiful fluffy white head. Aroma is caramel, grapefruit, with a slight metallic hint. Taste is pine resin, lemon, tobacco, and toffee. Nice thick mouthfeel with drying finish and pleasant bitter aftertaste. Overall not a bad IPA - flavorful without being a tongue shredder and nicely balanced.

Serving type: can

08-04-2013 17:24:34 | More by coldriver
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rawfish

California

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark for an IPA rust colored, slightly hazy with a huge crown of foam, nearly 2 and a half fingers of burnt parchment colored head with exceptional retention and sheets of lacing on the glass. A guy could die of thirst waiting for this head to subside...

Dark malt presence here, roasted, slight cocoa with strong earthy pine and chewing tobacco.

Roasted, almost honey like quality in the malts, sweetens even more by caramelized apple. Heavy handed malts but hops provide a pine resin note that is constant and uplifting throughout the drink before yielding to flashes of citrus towards the back end. Dries well for the amount of malt and is pleasantly bitter. Very well balanced.

Dries well despite being slightly heavy on the body and a bit viscous drinks better cold than warm. Carbonation is average and is smooth.

One of the most malt heavy IPAs out there and relies on alpha acids and over all bitterness to balance the malts out nicely. No flashes of hoppy brilliance but a well delivered IPA off the beaten path.

Serving type: can

04-29-2011 22:12:20 | More by rawfish
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mactrail

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pleasant, more subtle type of IPA.

Reddish golden in the snifter with the usual head and lacing in the glass. Quite malty with a rich mouth feel. Aroma is floral and very hoppy. Fruity flavors define the hops, which express a lot of aromatics and a modest bitterness. "Patagonian hops" sez the label. Roasted malt adds to the richness. Long aftertaste joined by the malt as well as the bitterness.

Very drinkable for the style, less bitter than many Pale Ales and even Ambers. I'll have to look for other Upslope beers, I have only seen the IPA and only tried it as a single in the "make your own six-pack" jungle at an Aurora liquor store.

Serving type: can

06-05-2011 05:13:11 | More by mactrail
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A perfect pour from the 12oz can into an Anchor pint glass shows off a splended glowing clear copper orange color topped off with 2 fingers of eggshell head which leaves a sparse rippled lace from top to bottom. Really sweet and piney - caramel candies, warm oven fresh white bread, sweet hot creamed cereal, honey, pine sap, and wet pine needles. Flavors a really sweet if you let this warm to 50F or more - sweet caramel ripple ice cream, honey hot rolls, vanilla bean, and a snappy sharp hop bite before alcohol warms and soothes. Mouthfeel is medium body and somewhat velvety and chewy. If this beer is too cold, you'll know it. Allow some warming time and it's gonna make your day.

Serving type: can

03-19-2013 00:03:51 | More by DelMontiac
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stabzmcgee

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

aroma was that of pumpkin bread. Nice appearance. Head sticks around for a while- white tan. Beer is dark mohogany brown. Taste is malty with a bitter earthy hops. Palate is crisp and refreshing. Overall a pleasant surprise. Can't wait to try their pumpkin beer.

Serving type: can

10-17-2011 21:45:06 | More by stabzmcgee
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Durge

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a can of this from my friend George and was glad to give it a spin. It's a dark brown copper color with a big light oatmeal colored head and great gobs of lace. The aroma brings bright metallic wheat grass hop and spring herbal flowers, pineapple hints. The flavor offers solid malt and herbal/pine. It's solid mid-bodied plus with modest carbonation and the feel is light and silky. Quite drinkable with caramel sweetness and grainy goodness. This seems to be one for the masses, not bad at all.

Serving type: can

06-23-2010 03:13:52 | More by Durge
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice fluffy off-white head. Pour is strong three finger. Brew is murky amber color with browns and reds... Looks nice. Could also be described as a freckly-ginger head...

S - WOW. This brew is sooo much different fresh vs. older. It really falls off quite a lot. Lots of pine and caramel. Also, tons of fruity cloves. Not your typical IPA scent.

T - Again, much different fresh. Slightly bitter. Nice hop balance. Very piney and resinous. This one could easily be more aggressive.

M - Awesome carbonation; nailed-it! Medium bodied with great IPA bitterness. Nice wet finish for a dryer IPA.

O - A bit all over the board. This brew, along with all UpSlope brews, could stand to be more aggressive. This brew is borderline an IPA more of an aggressive Pale... Nice brew, could be awesome with some tweaks.

Serving type: can

06-21-2011 01:36:15 | More by chugalug06
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass.

Appearance: With an aggressive pour, a monster beige sea foam froth forms, resting on top of a deep amber colored beer. The beer is a little bit hazy and there are a few flecks of particulate matter at the bottom of the glass. Spiderwebs of lace coat the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a dry bitterness with a strange aroma that reminds me a bit of sawdust. Some peat and and other earthy notes combine with a light caramel sweetness and medium strength grain character. This smells much more English than American IPA.

Taste: The flavor is also consistent with an English IPA. A full grain flavor is most noticeable with just a bit of caramel sweetness. There is a lot of earthy, peat, and moss character that leads into a long, full bitterness that lasts through the finish.

Mouthfeel: This is somewhat dry, especially for an IPA, with a body that drinks right around the 7% ABV. The carbonation is fairly standard in magnitude and creamy smooth. There is no real lasting bitterness or hop residue. If anything it is a little bit grainy and has a mineral character to it.

Overall: The flavor definitely surprised me a bit as I was expecting more of a West coast style IPA, but I thought this was a well brewed beer. I would be interested in having it again.

Serving type: can

11-04-2011 03:37:25 | More by KickInTheChalice
Upslope India Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
82 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.