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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

243 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 243
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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WritersBlock

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-18-2013 06:23:25 | More by WritersBlock
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-28-2012 23:48:21 | More by crobinso
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beerrooster

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-24-2013 02:17:31 | More by beerrooster
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-26-2014 18:04:42 | More by AlexFields
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seabas5

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-24-2012 05:36:30 | More by seabas5
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-06-2014 04:13:03 | More by Axnjxn
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-15-2013 03:14:24 | More by mmulebarn
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GetTheYayo

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-03-2013 22:51:05 | More by GetTheYayo
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-28-2013 20:00:18 | More by redleg411
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

06-27-2014 01:45:36 | More by KFBR392
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SamN

Colorado

3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: can

04-17-2011 23:56:28 | More by SamN
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Anaz

California

3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 07:22:59 | More by Anaz
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

01-17-2012 06:36:21 | More by Flounder57
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.19/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

07-09-2013 16:03:31 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-22-2013 19:52:44 | More by hiphopj5
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-13-2014 02:04:37 | More by Rhettroactive
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poodog

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-24-2012 14:38:11 | More by poodog
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JDV

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-25-2014 01:08:42 | More by JDV
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StArnoldFan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-07-2013 00:21:16 | More by StArnoldFan
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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-01-2013 01:59:45 | More by duff247
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afsdan

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-03-2014 22:31:40 | More by afsdan
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer from Wilbur's in Ft. Collins, around $7 if I'm not mistaken.

A: Deep red in color, verging on brown, about a finger's worth of tan head that disappears to a thin cap of bubbles, a few spots of sticky lacing. Not a bad looking beer, maybe a shade on the dark side though.

S: A mix of bready malts, citrus rind, pine, and just a slight bit of floral hops, but as it warms the bready malt profile really starts to shine. Slightly soapy. Caramel. Not bad.

T: Wow a lot more malty than the nose leads on, in fact there is actually very little hop profile until the very end where there is a nice bitter bite, think grapefruit peel. Huge caramel malts and a slightly doughy profile as well. Very grainy and malty. Slight booze at the end. Not sure IPA is the best category for this.

M: Thick, almost chewy, slightly warm booze, medium carbonation.

D: It is a tasty beer, but I can't call this an IPA, just doesn't fit the bill, way too malty, and the choice of malts reminds me of something you'd see in a strong ale, or maybe a double ESB or something. Just not quite an IPA, but not strong enough to be a barleywine. Not to split hairs about style, but this definitely isn't an IPA. Not a bad beer, but not overwhelmingly great either. Good one to have in the fridge, as it is pretty satisfying.

Serving type: can

01-29-2010 01:42:31 | More by pokesbeerdude
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can into a glass, not impressed with this brewery at all. Beer is dark, too dark for an IPA with a white head, nice retention, some lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is cascade hoppy, sweet.

Beer is medium in body and overall really heavy with malt, it is a very malty IPA and I do not enjoy it, this will not be a repeat for me.

Serving type: can

11-02-2012 19:43:07 | More by drabmuh
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz can.
A) Pours with a two finger head. Takes awhile to settle. Big bubble and sticky lacing. Hazy body. Amber in color.
S) Earthy hops. Some light caramel aroma. Grapefruit.
T) Robust hops upfront with a mix of malty sweetness. Toasty notes. Caramel. Grassy. A lingering hop bite in the finish and beyond.
M) Thick. Medium to full bodied. A tannin-esque feel.
D) A decent IPA. Doesn't stand out vast number of IPAs, but I'd drink another one.

Serving type: can

02-15-2011 01:05:48 | More by u2carew
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ZoomanCru

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

App: Intense copper color with hints of true red, brighter than most IPAs. A little bit hazy, but overall pretty clear. Active carbonation sustains one and a half finger rocky, cream colored head that clings tightly to the edges of the glass. Looks pretty good!

Smell: Pleasant nose of caramel maltiness with just a hint of piney sweet hops aroma. Not particularly strong bouquet. Well balanced and pleasant. Slight diacetyl smell.

Taste: Slight malt sweetness in foretaste, not as complicated as it should be. Slight toasted taste intermingled well with an assertive hops bite that falls short of truly bitter. Piney characteristics mostly with some citrus sweetness. Well balanced overall, but not remarkable. I will say however that the alcohol content is very well disguised and frankly a little dangerous. Slight bitterness in the finish with a little diaetyl to smooth things out. Would make a good session beer if you were out on the river.

Mouth: Smooth and easily drinkable, carbonation is fairly light and creamy, but still dances enough to excite the hops flavors.

Serving type: can

12-10-2013 23:16:08 | More by ZoomanCru
Upslope India Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
82 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.