Brown Ale - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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BA SCORE
88
very good

58 Reviews
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Reviews: 58
Hads: 261
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 4.02%
Wants: 20
Gots: 36 | 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

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Beer added by: Domingo on 11-28-2010

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Reviews: 58 | Hads: 261
Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 12 oz can into a nonic.

A-An aggressive pour leads to about one finger of light tan head. The head fades quickly and doesn't leave much lacing. The brew is dark and cola colored. It is mostly clear.

S-The smell is a nice mixture of nuts and roasted malts with a little hint of caramel and molasses. Not terribly sweet.

T-The nutty maltiness from the smell continues through to the mouth in a good way. There was just enough caramel in there to weigh the beer down and a mild, bitter twang at the end. The finish is long and sumptuous.

M-The beer is quite smooth with just a touch of carbonation that leads to medium body. A nice weight for the flavor profile here.

O-I really enjoyed this brown. It was less caramel flavored and more dry than many beers of this style, which was a good thing in my book because the nutty flavors really shined here. Although the taste wasn't terribly complex, it was pleasing and drinkable. This beer is a good example of focusing on one flavor profile and letting it carry the beer. Extra points for a nice mouthfeel, too. (1,069 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Beaver13
3.13/5  rDev -21.4%
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. (382 characters)

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of chossboss
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of mkrass
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color with minimal light penetration. A bit over half an inch of small bubbles form a tightly knit beige head. Heavy Brussels lacing. I smell chocolate and caramel notes. The flavor is primary caramel with some chocolate and toffee notes. The body is creamy and smooth. Drink by date was back on 12/7/14. (324 characters)

Photo of Jeffwildcat
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of RobertRuiz
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of lnashsig
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
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. (746 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
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. (955 characters)

Photo of MADPolo
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of tempest
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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. (334 characters)

Photo of kaidasz
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
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. (271 characters)

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of kkrez
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mikefuski17
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of R3ason
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of blindpiggie
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of drone
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of MilesBecker90
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

great beer, much heavier than your average brown ale. (53 characters)

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Brown Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
88 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.