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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

263 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 13
Gots: 18 | 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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eawolff99

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-12-2013 02:46:14 | More by eawolff99
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-10-2013 22:07:11 | More by steamboatbrewer
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Smurf2055

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

08-08-2013 16:22:11 | More by Smurf2055
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coldriver

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-01-2013 22:16:02 | More by MumboJumbo
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SteeleWright

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-11-2013 04:37:31 | More by SteeleWright
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sqadup2020

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

07-10-2013 01:36:06 | More by sqadup2020
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

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
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PhatAtUT

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-09-2013 14:52:11 | More by PhatAtUT
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-08-2013 22:15:24 | More by kjkinsey
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GetTheYayo

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-01-2013 21:11:56 | More by pinnser
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-19-2013 02:10:53 | More by sgttibbs
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CUBeerBuff

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

06-11-2013 22:25:53 | More by CUBeerBuff
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augustij

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-07-2013 14:52:09 | More by augustij
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%

This is the poor man's Titan IPA (Great Divide). Titan grows on you and you want to hit it in the fall and winter with that strong malt balance. Upslope doesn't give you much beyond a good pale, red or brown ale. I've got a few more in the sixer, so my opinion could change. Worth a look if you're one of those, "I like IPA's, but not the real hoppy ones"!

05-25-2013 22:43:53 | More by DenverHopHead
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-18-2013 13:08:23 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-16-2013 16:24:00 | More by sendbeer
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BeerWizard

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +12.1%

I shyed away from this one for a while due to the generally lackluster reviews, but after enjoying their Belgian-style offering recently, I decided to give this one a go. Comes in Upslope's fairly unimaginatively-decorated cans, which look like some kind of diet soda. Pours an unexpected brown amber, with a shallow head. It has a spicy, jammy nose with some notes of citrus. Taste is definitely well-balanced; not a super-bitter all-hops IPA, but not all malt, either. It's somewhere in the middle, and the middle's pretty good. I was actually suprised by how much malt-caramel gets through, and there is even a bit of a roasted character to it. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, and overall I like it quite a bit. Almost drinks like a DIPA. I'll get it again.

05-16-2013 01:46:27 | More by BeerWizard
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joelBfrasier

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-28-2013 01:35:17 | More by joelBfrasier
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-09-2013 03:14:38 | More by Joshgonzales79
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maximum12

Minnesota

2.78/5  rDev -23.6%

Thanks to blakelive84 for dropping this can into a recent box, a new IPA is always welcome in this house. 12 oz. can popped open on a night with plenty of nastiness.

The pour drips out pure copper piping, filtered like a canoe-country sunset. Nose comes up 97 pound weakling; pine, sweet Hawaiian bread, but only a sliver of either. Mostly this smells like water.

Upslope IPA doesn't bring much IPA to the glass. Heavy dose of caramel coats the palate & strangles other potential tastes. Faint bitterness, touch of sap-coated pine. An almost peaty aftertaste comes on strong & sticks like cobwebs to the tongue. Very sticky. Shrug. I'll finish it.

This beer raises my indifference level to extraordinary levels. Needs hops. As an IPA a failure, as a beer, routine. Works out to sub-routine.

04-09-2013 02:34:07 | More by maximum12
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Joeyroush

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-23-2013 04:56:19 | More by Joeyroush
Upslope India Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
82 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.