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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

237 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 237
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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mcflypie

Colorado

4.29/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Bronze and copper in color. Decent head.

S: Citrus, malt, and hops in smells. With a definite sweet presence.

T: Heavy malt flavor with bitter hops and fruity sourness.

M: Tropical hops feeling with strong malty character.

O: This is a decisive IPA. Either you like it or think it tastes funny due to the abundance of malt involved. I'm one of the lover's. Great IPA!

Serving type: can

11-04-2013 00:55:47 | More by mcflypie
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obrike

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-02-2013 00:44:46 | More by obrike
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twiggamortis420

Texas

2.89/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can pours a dark caramel color with an ample cap of creamy tan head. Nice retention and the lacing is a solid sheet of residual head on the glass.

Nose is way too malty for an IPA, burnt toffee and very little hops, maybe some leafy greens but that is about it. Not cool.

Taste puts out a bit more hoppiness but still is way to malty even for an English IPA. The malts are too bold, too sweet and too toasty. The bitterness is decent and there does seem to be some herbal hop flavors, but the malts (specifically toasty) are just too much. Mouthfeel is full, and the fine-bubbled carbonation is probably the best part about this beer. I finished my sixer over a couple weeks, but wasnt very happy about it. I can safely say I will not be buying this one again.

Serving type: can

10-26-2013 21:06:21 | More by twiggamortis420
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-25-2013 23:14:00 | More by Haybeerman
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.71/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12oz can, from Tipsy's Liquor World, altogether well known by now.

This beer pours a slightly hazy medium copper amber hue, with two chubby fingers of puffy, chunky, and mildly rocky beige head, which leaves some decent creepy webbed lace around the glass as things slowly ebb away.

It smells of weirdly plastic-like pine resin, bready, lightly toasted caramel malt, and further acetone-heavy floral hop notes. The taste is more musty, strangely smoked, I think, caramel malt, with a bit of burnt orange peel citrus character, pithy herbal tea, and muted earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is a tad frothy, and little more, the body medium-light in weight, and still stupidly clammy for this style, or any other, for that matter, and 'smooth' by that very measure. It finishes on the sweet side, the standard caramel malt persisting, sure, while that compromised pine essence slowly abates.

I don't exactly know what Patagonian hops are, but if this is any indication, I'm not about to jump on any bandwagon for them. Barely an average pale ale, yet alone an American IPA, which is strange, because this brewery's DIPA is really quite stellar. Different hops, different day, different everything, apparently.

Serving type: can

10-25-2013 03:02:02 | More by biboergosum
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deadliest

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-24-2013 18:25:35 | More by deadliest
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BeerGreg

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

10-22-2013 16:06:37 | More by BeerGreg
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Tiernan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

10-16-2013 03:24:12 | More by Tiernan
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-13-2013 05:52:16 | More by famous_mortimur
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Red amber glass struggles to hold a thin head, but manages to lace the glass a bit. Looks a little flat.

Smell: Pine tar and citric hops are present without being heady. Some grainy sweetness shows support and gives a full IPA nose.

Taste: Hops are front and center, but don't punch as much as I would prefer. Goes a bit toward the English IPA in hop intensity, but sports a full flavored American hop profile. Mild tea flavor gives some depth and complexity.

Mouthfeel: A gravelly prickly carbonation in a fairly cask level beer. Medium heavy body is a bit oily and lingers a bit after the swallow.

Overall: A fine American IPA. Toward the more balanced side, but that gives a bit of drinkability. Not disappointed that I picked up the 6, but there's a lot of IPAs out there; doubt I'll spring for more but glad I tried it.

Serving type: can

10-08-2013 00:17:39 | More by HardTarget
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-04-2013 02:21:37 | More by zonker17
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Parker9000

Iowa

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-01-2013 03:47:57 | More by SavageHopHead
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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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ajmitch4

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-25-2013 03:24:04 | More by ajmitch4
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Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-20-2013 00:30:12 | More by Jame515
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wstitzel

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-11-2013 01:36:22 | More by wstitzel
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S_C

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-07-2013 23:13:37 | More by S_C
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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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backslide311

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

09-02-2013 09:12:05 | More by backslide311
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BeerZack

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-26-2013 03:51:04 | More by BeerZack
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WritersBlock

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

Kansas

4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Deep deep copper color. Cream colored head with good retention. Light lines of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Malts, bitter hops, and faint fruit like apricot.

Taste: Starts out sweet with a good malt presence with some spiciness. Gives way to bitter hops and grapefruit sourness. A nice fruity, floral apricot sweetness works it's way in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: A very tasty, solid IPA. I like it a lot.

Serving type: can

08-16-2013 22:10:02 | More by JuicesFlowing
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-12-2013 02:46:14 | More by eawolff99
Upslope India Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
82 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.