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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

280 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 13
Gots: 20 | 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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bootsandbeer, Dec 02, 2012
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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..

teetotaler, Feb 02, 2010
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: 4.25 - Lovely clear mahogany color with a dense 3 quarters inch head atop it.
S: 4.0 - Resiny, earthy hops with a light bread-crust malt scent.
T: 4.0 - High bitterness with a sharp piney hop flavor. Malt is ... more nutty than in the nose. In any case, nice interplay between hops and malt. Clean yeast-wise, with a dry finish.
M: 3.75 - Medium body, neutral texture.
O: 4.0 - Very drinkable IPA. Like the malt a lot. It's a little too strong to be a quaffing, session beer, but it's a good after-dinner drink.

allengarvin, Oct 04, 2014
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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!

russpowell, Jun 06, 2010
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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.

ISmith87, Mar 07, 2014
Upslope India Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
82 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.