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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

280 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 13
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of KFBR392
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.

KFBR392, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of JDV
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

JDV, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of gspeicher
3.75/5  rDev +3%

gspeicher, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of emyers
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours an amber-red color with a one-finger off-white head.

Smell: Interestingly caramel malt is the most prevalent smell here. There;s a very nice hop profile backing it up with pine, citrus, and some herbal qualities. Smells quite good, but not particularly like an IPA.

Taste: Once again, this does not seem like an IPA. There's definitely a strong hop presence with pine and herbal hops along with some citrus, but the caramel malt really takes over. Really more of a hoppy red than an IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation. Pretty clean.

Overall: I really like this beer. That being said, I probably wouldn't call it an IPA.

emyers, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of Brob245
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Brob245, Jun 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

ZacWoz4, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Kappakoosh, Jun 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Snaketooth, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Trfagan3, Jun 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Rhettroactive, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

TX-Badger, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

MarkyMOD, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

KevinGordon, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

deereless, Jun 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Axnjxn, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Nightwish1094, May 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

ScubaSteve00, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

blastoderm55, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

sarick84, May 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

teraflx, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

ctwybeerguy, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

IllicitEloquence, May 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Domvan, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of mjurney
4.46/5  rDev +22.5%
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
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Can_has_beer, Apr 28, 2014
Upslope India Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
82 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.