Upslope India Pale Ale - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
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3.06/5 rDev -15.9%
Appearance: Dark burnt orange color. Three finger of head on the pour which settled in while drinking. Lots of sticky lacing left behind. Lower end carbonation for the style.
Smell: Big caramelized malt front. Some medium to heavy bodied fruits show up on the body with accents of orange peel and grapefruit. More sticky malt toward the back end.
Taste: Big malts hit on the front. More malt on the body with a touch of sweetness but mainly heaviness with a touch of saturated citrus poking through. The finish is slightly chalky with more heavy malts.
Mouthfeel: malt, with a touch of citrus. Carbonation is what you'd expect.
Overall: i've really enjoyed the offerings I've had from Upslope so I won't let this disappointment get me too down. It's just a run of the mill malt forward single IPA. Next please.
06-27-2014 01:45:36 | More by KFBR392
3.1/5 rDev -14.8%
Out of a can, into my New Belgium goblette.
One hella dark IPA, color of heavy rust, dark pomegranates. Cloudy looking, thick and heavy in the glass. Pretty active, too. Lots of carbonation from the scored nucleation point. Pretty good head, doesn't last as long as I hoped it would. Bubbly and thick, resiny colored. Smell is a good balance of raw hoppy resin and burly caramel/Munich malts. Not much fruit, more pine and fresh hop cones, backed up with a nice malt presence. Taste is a little dull, surprisingly. Starts off with a balanced approach, then the hops bloom and overtake towards the finish. The hop taste is kind of flat and bland, all bitter and no pop. Lots of bitter in the finish with a constant malt background, which is nice, but for me, the hops don't come alive at all. They seem limp and lacking somehow.This beer leaves me wanting. Feel was pretty good, smooth and not too prickly. Good body, felt pretty good.
Hmmmm...I dunno what it is about this one, but it doesn't call to me like I wanted it to. Not a bitter bomb at all, just the right amount of oily finish. Just lacking the multidimensional character it needs.
04-17-2011 23:56:28 | More by SamN
3.1/5 rDev -14.8%
poured from the can into a tulip glass. Deep red orange with large, orange tinted head. Good lacing, a little opaque.
The hop aroma is a little faint, some citrus and herbaceous spiciness, toasted malt, but not as aromatic as I'd like.
Tastes pretty good, more of an English IPA, lots of bready malt and some caramel with floral and spice hops rather lots of citrus and pine. Balanced more toward the malt with a smooth bitterness to finish.
Highly carbonated mouthfeel, smooth, medium body with a touch of alcohol heat, but not boozy at all. It drinks well, actually a beer I prefer out of the can. A solid beer for everyday drinking, nothing to wax poetic about, but just a good beer to enjoy while relaxing.
11-25-2010 07:22:59 | More by Anaz
3.15/5 rDev -13.5%
12 oz can was poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that has reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. A nice reddish/brown color with great clarity and slight signs of carbonation coming up through the center of the glass.
Smell: All I could get is sweet caramel and bready malts. Floral, pine, and citrus aromas are barely even noticeable.
Taste: This is a veyr funky array of flavors. Sweet and bready malts, but then I get this mocha and chocolate flavor. I get some citrus and pine, but this mocha flavor is killing it. A. very weird off flavor. Ugh. I have taken several more sips and drank some water to no prevail.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation, chewy in a strange way, not the easiest thing to put down.
Overall: I am a little dissapointed about this beer, what started off great, ended up going downslope quickly. I would still be willing to give this beer another time when we go to Denver or have our friend bring some back in her suitcase just like we did.
01-17-2012 06:36:21 | More by Flounder57
3.19/5 rDev -12.4%
Picked up some of these at Argonaut at the end of last summer. Poured out a darker than usual amber and light brown color. Head was around 1/3" and nice looking. This was a heavier malt ipa, rather than a west coast hop bomb. Aroma was mildly sweet, mildly hoppy, ample malt.
Taste was predictable. Bitter, with almost the entire flavor profile being derived from the malt. Its a little more roasty in the mouthfeel than I prefer. Fans of black ipas should probably like this. Lots of caramalt and metallic flavor in this one.
At least it was more consistent than the pale ales. Those were like a total crapshoot.
07-09-2013 16:03:31 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Upslope India Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
82 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.