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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

244 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 13
Gots: 14 | 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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sqadup2020

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

07-10-2013 01:36:06 | More by sqadup2020
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Salter714

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-29-2013 05:06:28 | More by Salter714
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mcflypie

Colorado

4.29/5  rDev +17.9%
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!

Serving type: can

11-04-2013 00:55:47 | More by mcflypie
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ATMinBoulder


4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-08-2012 02:07:18 | More by ATMinBoulder
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spencerharkins

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-06-2011 17:36:07 | More by spencerharkins
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ZacWoz4

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-16-2014 18:35:29 | More by ZacWoz4
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RicoBrew

California

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a nice deep copper/amber color with a nice off-white fluffy, lacy head with good retention.

S - Mild citrus with a caramel/malt background. With a tint of breadiness.

T- The patagonia hop is a bit more mild than any chinook or cascade choice that most breweries would pick for their IPA's. Upslope did a nice job with the hop schedule in this to make it bitter and nicely aromatic. The malt sweetness comes through. I would classify this as a pale ale rather than a IPA. The hop aroma isn't quite there. The aftertaste is a little cloyingly sweet with the bitterness makes you want a little water to wash it down.

M- Smooth, a little oily on the palate.

D - Overall very drinkable, but I'd bring it camping or to the softball game rather than pair it with any food.

Serving type: can

02-06-2009 23:02:52 | More by RicoBrew
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Bookaboom


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-05-2014 20:16:22 | More by Bookaboom
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seabas5

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-24-2012 05:36:30 | More by seabas5
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augustij

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great color if you pour it out of the can, but hey...half of the novelty of this beer is the can! I'm a fan of canned craft brews, and I finally knew I had support in this endeavor when I noticed (i.e. "caught") Colin Meloy of the Decemberists with a few cans of this excellent brew onstage at the Ogden Theatre, Denver in March, 2011. Anyhow, this beer has a great balance of smooth malt with medium hop kick, but great caramel and spice to balance.

I met one of the brewers at an event in Denver, and this is another example of a hard-working group putting themselves out there to make great craft brew (in a can!). Give it a shot, then try it again, as this is a beer that will grow on you. Much better than the pale ale IMO.

Serving type: can

08-12-2011 06:02:18 | More by jpwilliamson
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teetotaler

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into the commemorative deschute's snifter.

A- amber with brown hues reminiscent of cherry juice. oh, it's in a can. why the can?

S- oh my. the dry-hopping is ever present. not over-powering, just fresh. first thoughts involve opening a new bag of Hallertau (or some noble variety) hops and breathing deep (i am momentarily perplexed by the images in my mind vs the reality that is in my hand). freshness like you wouldn't believe. i don't detect any of cascade's piney or citrusy notes; kudos for not using the old standby.

T- the nose follows closely onto the palate. hallertau hops through and through. citrusy and earth notes follow. mild lingering bitterness, closer to a hoppy pale ale than an IPA. well-balanced, but not for those seeking higher IBUs.

M- coats well. carbonation is very present and tingles on the edge of the tongue, but doesn't agitate the throat. if there was a drawback, it'd be the all-too-present carbonation.

D- with very little alcohol bite, and moderate bitterness, it's easy to have two or three before the ABV sneaks up like a process server with divorce papers.

i'd be interested to try this on tap to see what (if any) influence the can has..

Serving type: can

02-02-2010 23:07:41 | More by teetotaler
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Snaketooth


4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

06-14-2014 17:29:47 | More by Snaketooth
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HayesdaHophead

Colorado

2.58/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer is a big let down. You expect an IPA from Colorado to have either decent amounts of bitterness or hop aroma or BOTH.

The dark color reflects the strong malt character. I have to agree with many of the posts here. This is a decent beer, but is not a success as an IPA. I am afraid to try their Pale now as the IPA is more of a Pale Ale in its hop character.

Skip this if you are looking for a good IPA. Try it out if

Serving type: can

04-06-2010 22:50:05 | More by HayesdaHophead
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morgens2

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not the typical IPA, that's fer shur. Pours a slightly transparent, light orange color with a good finger of head.

Bold, malty presence gives it somewhat of an English IPA feel to it. Smells of caramel and bready malts and tastes of the same. Slight, slight hints of chocolate hover in the background and come to the forefront from time to time, but again, the caramel-ly malt is the star of the show here. The hops help balance it a bit here, but aren't too noticeable. Took my sweet time with this and still felt decent in the mouth by the end of it, once it had time to warm up quite a bit.

Serving type: can

03-03-2010 08:56:22 | More by morgens2
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BJsLove

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

Serving type: can

11-16-2011 02:13:47 | More by BJsLove
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eddy5335

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Like another reviewer I like in CO and wanted to try another IPA from Colorado to see how it compares. Bought a 6-pack cans poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: dark carmel color, white head. I felt it left a nice lacing on my glass the entire time. Good carbonation.

Smell: More malty and citrus smells then a normal IPA I'm used too. Hops are there, just not as strong.

Taste: Again the malty-ness is there, but the hops seem to finish it off on the palate. Not to dry, which I found great. The hops aren't to strong that they make it over powering and undrinkable. I think that this is a very drinkable IPA with an excellent after taste.

Overall: Pretty solid IPA. Not a ton of hop flavor. So hop-heads I'm sorry for an IPA you won't get it. But I think a very drinkable IPA and another good Colorado brew.

Serving type: can

03-10-2012 20:35:57 | More by eddy5335
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GrahamwH

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +25.8%
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!

Serving type: can

09-09-2011 21:42:24 | More by GrahamwH
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Upslope India Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
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