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Brown Ale - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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BA SCORE
89
very good

209 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 17
Gots: 21 | 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 Thads324:
Photo of Thads324
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the simple and easy going cans
Pours a medium brown, red hues when held to the light. Massive soft and tight tan bubbles of head. Great lacing, good start.

Aromas of heavy malt, brown bread, hints of mild chocolate, pumpernickel bread. Deep scent of a real deal brown.

Taste starts light and watery, heads towards slightly roasted and grainy husk ville. Bits of toffee and dark wheat bread. Slight earthy hop bitterness at the beginning. A bit astringent at the end. Hop bitterness lingers a bit, kind of leafy.

Mouthfeel is lower part of medium bodied. No alcohol present and highly drinkable.

A pretty good brown, but the small odd almost plasticky astringency is a bit off putting.

Thads324, Jan 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Tiernan, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Todd, Dec 17, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Beaver13, Jan 30, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

SmellsofMahagony, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

chossboss, Nov 16, 2013
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Prospero, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Jeffwildcat, May 06, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

lnashsig, May 05, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz pint at the Glass Half Full taphouse in advance of night two of the Beer Diaries Colorado premiere.

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.

The bubbles are fairly understated, the body a heady medium-heavy weight, and decidedly smooth, with a pleasantly subtle creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the expected sweetness readily tempered by a lingering earthy hoppiness.

A rather enjoyable, and surely drinkable Americanized brown ale - not overhopped, but instead beefed-up in the mouthfeel area. Worthy of at least a round or two.

biboergosum, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

MADPolo, Aug 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

My regular complaint with brown ales is the pairing of a big, thick body with a plain, generically roasty character. This beer does exactly what I want: It finishes dry, the body isn't too thick, and there's a long cocoa and coffee bean and deeply toasted barley. It's big flavor and easy to drink for the strength. I'll have another.

tempest, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

kaidasz, Jun 13, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One and a half fingers of tan head on brown, amber ting'd colored body.
The aroma is a nice nutty and malt smell. Really nice.
The taste is nutty and malty as well. A solid profile.
Smooth texture with low carbonation and medium body.
A drinkable brown ale and tasty too.

Fatehunter, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jheezee, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

kkrez, Nov 14, 2011
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R3ason, Sep 05, 2014
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zonker17, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

blindpiggie, Dec 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

great beer, much heavier than your average brown ale.

MilesBecker90, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

GRG1313, Nov 05, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

UlfAndreas, Sep 19, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yet another canned beer provided by the
(in)famous woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pretty dark brown color with amber hues and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malts, nutty, caramel. Taste is good, malts, caramel, nuts, a touch of hops is present, very flavorful. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall this is a high quality brew worth seeking out.

tone77, Oct 06, 2011
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Brown Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
89 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.