Upslope India Pale Ale - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
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3.1/5 rDev -14.8%
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.
11-25-2010 07:22:59 | More by Anaz
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
Served in a pint glass, on-tap. In all fairness to the beer, I believe the pint glass could've been cleaner than it was.
Not a typical American IPA as the hops are played down and the malt is played up.
A golden copper in the glass, it came to the table with a scant finger of foam that resided fairly quickly, leaving mild lacing down the sides of the glass.
Citrus and pine are there in the hops category on both the nose and in the mouth, but this IPA is much more about the balancing characteristic of the bready, grainy malt profile. A drier style overall, lacking any sort of sweet, viscous quality.
I normally like in-your-face IPAs, but this is definitely one I could drink numerous pints of, as it's lighter on the hops and reminds me of an amped-up, English session style ale, although at 7.1%-ABV, calling it a session style ale is a bit misguided.
If I had tasted this blind, I would've put it into the Pale Ale category, not an IPA.
02-17-2011 05:26:29 | More by JonathanG
3.4/5 rDev -6.6%
Poured into a pint glass with about half inch off white head that dissipates in short order but laces nicely.
Aroma is very faint, mostly of light caramel and a hint of hops. Taste is a little sweet, not particularly bitter.
Definitely more English in style, as far a IPAs go.
01-06-2011 02:35:07 | More by GatheringBrews
3.65/5 rDev +0.3%
A: Deep, rich, amber/red coloring. About three fingers of frothy head, at first, probably due to the can. Then the head drops off. Still, by the end of a glass there is a light coating. Very light lacing.
S: Slightly spicy, hoppy aroma. Some malty caramel note. More bread and sugar than in most IPAs.
T: Again, very sweet and bready for an IPA. Not much bitterness. The hops come through slightly at the end, and there is a sightly bitter aftertaste. There is a hoppy bite at first followed by a strong caramel, sugary feel. The taste that initially hits your palate lasts until that bitter aftertaste follows up again. In other words, not too complex as the initial taste almost matches the aftertaste. This beer really tastes of caramel, for an IPA. Brown sugar lovers check this out!
M: Light for an IPA. Perfectly carbonated for its style. Sweet and oily residue.
D: Very session-able. Besides the caramel sweetness this is a slammer for those who don't mind a bit of bitterness. The sugar will get in the way before ABVs or IBUs.
P.S. This beer reminds me of Dales Pale. However, it is not as full bodied. The mouth feel is completely different. Dales is much thicker, almost syrupy. This beer is better for sessioning, but lacks the complexity and force of a Dales. In other words, if you're asking which beer is better . . . the clear choice is Dales.
04-19-2009 07:54:51 | More by bluetravlr
4.29/5 rDev +17.9%
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!
11-04-2013 00:55:47 | More by mcflypie
3.68/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
02-06-2009 23:02:52 | More by RicoBrew
Upslope India Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
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