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Brown Ale - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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BA SCORE
89
very good

212 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 19
Gots: 18 | 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 mcflypie:
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4.74/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Almost perfect in nature, I have enjoyed this beer both on tap and in the can since its conception. Maybe my favorite Upslope brew, I can never get enough Brown.

A: Dark and brown.

S: Brown sugar and malty sweetness.

T: Sweetness, brown sugar, malty, and hoppy bliss.

M: A bold, brown sugar and hop oriented sweet pleasure.

O: Could almost be confused with a delicious dessert. This beer is a keeper.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Beaver13
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.

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of mkrass
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Jeffwildcat
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of lnashsig
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.

Photo of biboergosum
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.

Photo of MADPolo
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of tempest
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.

Photo of kaidasz
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
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.

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of kkrez
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of R3ason
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of MilesBecker90
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

great beer, much heavier than your average brown ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of UlfAndreas
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of tone77
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.

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Brown Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
89 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.