1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Upslope India Pale Ale - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

Not Rated.
Upslope India Pale AleUpslope India Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

285 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 285
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 14
Gots: 21 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Upslope India Pale Ale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 285 | Reviews: 101 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Jesse_M
5/5  rDev +37%

One of my favorite go to IPA's! Easy drinking compared to some others put there.

Jesse_M, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +37%

MaddDogg84, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of backslide311
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

backslide311, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Snaketooth
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Snaketooth, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of jriggins6
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

jriggins6, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of GrahamwH
4.58/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This darker and richer American Pale Ale is heavier on the malt and alcohol than the bittering hops. However, this APA also has a refreshingly hoppy aroma and a smooth finish to compliment the complex malts. I just wished they sold & distributed outside the Rockies. Highly recommended!

GrahamwH, Sep 09, 2011
Photo of dankster
4.55/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark copper with one and half fingers head. nice lacing after head dies

S- more malt up front than hops but can note their presence. nice balance

T- AWESOME! One of the most balanced IPA's on the market. Great hop taste of the ipa with great smooth malt backbone to slow the bitter down with each sip.

M- somewhat thick but slick at the same time. not oily at all. very drinkable for the 7.2 ABV

O- Top three IPA for colorado ales. Top ten Nation wide IMO. Great buy for $9 after tax for a sixer. A go to at all times for me being so close to Boulder. anyone that has not tried this is missing a great beer that does not get a lot of cred on this site or even outside the boulder area.

dankster, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Hacksaw34
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Hacksaw34, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Jspriest
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

EnojysAnyBeer, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of mjurney
4.46/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Copper color, touch of haze. Lots of small bubbles rising to the top. Thick off-white rocky head.

Aroma:
Citrusy, resin, spicy, herbal, sweet bread, toffee, some fruity.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Citrus, spicy, herbal, resin, a little piney. Deep malt character, mainly caramel-toffee. Finish is bitter, semi-dry, smooth. Body is medium, slight creamy texture, smooth.

Overall:
It's an outstanding IPA. Very well balance.

mjurney, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of mastodonj
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was really surprised at how good this was since I was told, quite a while ago, that it wasn't really a west coast IPA with loads of fresh hops.

Well, on tap at the Upslope tap room, it is definitely loaded with
fresh hops!

Huge lacing from rim to bottom, a deep amber color.

Great hoppy freshness.
The fresh hops, the high abv and a little malty complexity
really make this special.

Very drinkable.
Really, just should not be missed on tap (disclaimer: I have not
tried it from the can....yet)
Did I mention how fresh the hops smelled and tasted?

mastodonj, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of johnyeast
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a copperish brown out of a can. Lacing holds on to the glass and so holds the slight beige head. The dominant smells are sweet malt and hops though the hops doesn't overwhelm. This is a well balanced beer. The malty-ness and the hops compliment each other with this IPA. I like that there isn't the blast of the hops which tends to happen. This is a highly drinkable beer and it was a nice surprise from one of the newer breweries in Boulder. It is as nice as their Pale Ale which I had earlier in the day. I will highly recommend this beer and brewery. High quality. Highly drinkable.

johnyeast, Jul 01, 2009
Photo of mcflypie
4.29/5  rDev +17.5%
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!

mcflypie, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Tiernan, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of BJsLove
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Upslope's IPA Pours with not so much head. Appearance is copper, almost ruby. The taste is big but well balanced, considering that this India Pale is 7.2 ABV. Three or more and you will feel the abv the next day if you have to get up early. It's a great value (I bought it for 8.88 + tax) for a delicious beer. I would buy again as I'm always pleased with what I drink from Upslope. I prefer their Pale though.

BJsLove, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of ZorroMulder
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

ZorroMulder, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of puboflyons
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

From the can. Sampled on September 16, 2014. In trade from a non-BA member.

Orange amber pour under a full white head. Good clarity.

Fine pungent floral and earthy hop aroma with bread and biscuit. Hops are the more prominent.

Medium to full body.

Great malt start with a wonderful bitterness at the finish. Grand hop character yet well balanced.

puboflyons, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Biff_Tannen
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Biff_Tannen, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of HurricaneCamille
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

HurricaneCamille, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Ispeakforthetrees, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of joshuacavett
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

joshuacavett, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of CUBeerBuff
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

CUBeerBuff, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of joelBfrasier
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

joelBfrasier, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of MrHungryMonkey
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nose is hoppy, chocolate malt, some spice, biscuit malt, slight fruit. Smells pretty good.

Pours clear reddish brown, moderate head. Looks good.

Strong chocolate malt body with solid biscuit undertones. Moderate bitterness and some powdery dryness and mod fruitiness - dark fruit. Full body. Malty and thick. Unusually mildly hoppy. I get lots of bitterness and leafy earthiness. Some noble pungentness - soft and reserved. This would make an excellent English pale ale. Softish hops. Delightfully malty. Slight spice. Almost Scottish Ale malty. Mild citrus. Mild pine. Tastes good-very good. Feels good. Near perfect drinkability.

Very good. It is bold, deep, and bitter. Superb malt, soft hops. I look forward to trying some maltier styles of beer from Upslope, they must be divine.

MrHungryMonkey, Sep 07, 2009
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Upslope India Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
83 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.