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Brown Ale - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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BA SCORE
88
very good

171 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 14
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Domingo on 11-28-2010)
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Reviews by SamN:
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SamN

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +10.7%

Served in a dimpled stein.

Mmmm, mouthwatering looks! A thick creamy head of dense foam sits atop a solid, dark brown liquid. Amber highlights really make this beer glow, and that head is just fantastic for a brown ale. Great looks, the prototypical brown ale. Smell is strongly aromatic; hazelnuts, creamy robust malts, a good balancing bitterness that compliments the malts perfectly. Really, this is the ideal of Perfect Balance, I've yet to taste a brown ale that blends the two flavors so perfectly. There is a delightful, long-lasting finish of coffee and toffee. Really, goddamn, this is one delicious brown ale. A little stronger at 6.7, but the alcohol is pretty well hidden in the taste, a little warming is present. Mouthfeel, however, could benefit from the lessening of carbonation. Also, the palette numbs a bit from the slightly higher strength.

Overall, this is a stand out brown ale, a stand out can beer and one of the few brown ales produced in CO. I am quite impressed by this offering from Upslope and look forward to having it again!

04-23-2011 03:19:41 | More by SamN
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.13/5  rDev -20.4%

12oz can. Pours a medium brown with a small creamy white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet nutty chocolate malts.

The flavor is sweet nutty chocolate malts that are a bit acidic. There's a bit of bitter roast in the finish with some off plasticky notes. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK brown.

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4.28/5  rDev +8.9%

Many thanks to Crafting a Nation for this Upslope brew!

This is #BOTG 30! Go Stros, looking forward to another win tonight.

Poured from can to Brooklyn tulip. Noticing Upslope cans aren't terribly carbonated, even an aggressive pour won't overflow the glass. Pours a transparent brown rainwater color. Not much head or lacing. Decent enough looking brown ale. Smell- fresh coffee beans. Smells like I stuck my head into a fresh pot of coffee. Toffee, caramel. Nice aromatics to this one, I don't think its brewed with coffee at all, but it really comes out in the malt. Taste- oh yeah. roasty bitterness. coffee, toffee candy. Loving the coffee presence here. Not really sweet, this is highly drinkable and an interesting example of the style.

05-05-2012 21:34:24 | More by lnashsig
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biboergosum

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This beer appears a clear dark russet brown hue, which leaves a streaks of island arch lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of robust dark chocolate and oily nuts, a grainy caramel malt, some soft char, a touch of citrus pith, and earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more malty up front, before a clavacade of bittersweet cocoa and mixed nuts comes crashing down, a mild roast waft about, and some tamed leafy, weedy hops balance things out.

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Brown Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
88 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.