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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
83
good

302 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 17
Gots: 27 | 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:
Beer added by: rowew on 12-07-2008

65 IBU
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a fairly dark, clear reddish-amber color with about a finger of head. Head recedes to a thin layer fairly quickly, but retains well throughout the rest of the beer. Leaves slight, spotty lacing.

S - Fairly sweet on the nose with malty bread and caramel aromas. Some spicy and citrus hop scents in there as well.

T - Sweet caramel and bread maltiness up front with the hop flavors coming through after. The hops have hints of citrus, spiciness, and a little bit of pine as well. Somewhat bitter on the finish, but not too intense. Definitely leans toward the sweeter side with fairly heavy malt flavors. Doesn't quite have the hoppiness of many IPAs.

M - Medium to light bodied with a good level of carbonation. Somewhat resinous with a lingering sweet aftertaste.

D - At 7.2% abv, this is quite drinkable. Lacks a bit in the hop profile, in my opinion, but overall, it goes down smooth and isn't offensive by any means.

I think upping the levels of hops in this one couldn't hurt, as it is slightly too sweet for me, but really a pretty good offering for a newer brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BeerWizard
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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!

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Upslope India Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
83 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.