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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
81
good

281 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 281
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 dankster
4.55/5  rDev +25%
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 acc88
3.75/5  rDev +3%

acc88, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of poodog
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

poodog, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of wstitzel
3.75/5  rDev +3%

wstitzel, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of randomjazzr
4/5  rDev +9.9%

randomjazzr, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Parker9000
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Parker9000, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of DevilDogBeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

UpSlope IPA was a red-amber in my pint glass with a thin white head. The head dissipated to whips fast but did leave nice lacing on the glass for the drink. The nose was packed with floral hops and was crisp and clean. The taste followed the nose well and presented a clean hop burst on the to the that meshed nicely with a slightly sweet but not sticky aftertaste. This was very good IPA that I considered above average. It's a good bet for IPA fans bu won't overpower the new-to-micro beer fan, either. A good choice and a nice IPA!

DevilDogBeer, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of shawnohall
4/5  rDev +9.9%

shawnohall, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of ZoomanCru
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.

ZoomanCru, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of matthewwarner
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

matthewwarner, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of jyeast101
4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
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.

jyeast101, Jul 01, 2009
Photo of mastodonj
4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
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 Joeyroush
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Joeyroush, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of MarvinTheMarzen
4/5  rDev +9.9%

MarvinTheMarzen, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of stabzmcgee
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

aroma was that of pumpkin bread. Nice appearance. Head sticks around for a while- white tan. Beer is dark mohogany brown. Taste is malty with a bitter earthy hops. Palate is crisp and refreshing. Overall a pleasant surprise. Can't wait to try their pumpkin beer.

stabzmcgee, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of OsoRojo
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Revisited this IPA last night, had been awhile. Very serviceable IPA that will keep a number of beer drinkers happy. Nice balance, character and ABV % Great choice for those entering the realm of IPAs. Also a very good price and value for a 6-pack. Colorado Craft in a can, well done Upslope!

OsoRojo, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of beerrooster
3/5  rDev -17.6%

beerrooster, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of sarick84
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

sarick84, May 21, 2014
Photo of joshuacavett
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

joshuacavett, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of heelsn02
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

heelsn02, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of moserine
4/5  rDev +9.9%

moserine, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of jtnord
3.75/5  rDev +3%

jtnord, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of veifokorp
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

veifokorp, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Anaz
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.

Anaz, Nov 25, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

ZorroMulder, Aug 26, 2012
Upslope India Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
81 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.