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Brown Ale - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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BA SCORE
88
very good

152 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 13
Gots: 10 | 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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ucsbmullet

Colorado

5/5  rDev +27.2%

01-20-2012 05:31:07 | More by ucsbmullet
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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +27.2%

07-12-2014 03:06:25 | More by MaddDogg84
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

06-27-2014 20:18:52 | More by sammyg832
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mttdls

New York

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

03-08-2013 21:15:20 | More by mttdls
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

12-22-2013 21:36:46 | More by PaulsBrew
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mcflypie

Colorado

4.74/5  rDev +20.6%
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.

Serving type: can

10-16-2013 06:12:42 | More by mcflypie
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The last of my haul from pokesbeerdude in the Thrice as Nice CANs BIF. Thanks, dude!

From the CAN: "Hand-Crafted Beer"; "Roasted, Malty, Aromatic"; "Ingredients Snowmelt Malt English Hops American Yeast Brown Sugar"; "Specs Hand-Crafted Aluminum Can Portable Recyclable Good".

Man, but the Crack & Glug was phenomenal resulting in two fingers of light-tan head with good retention. Color was a deep dark-brown with ruby highlights. Nose smelled of evergreen and cocoa and I may have just been inspired for some hot chocolate this winter. I used to love peppermint schnapps in my hot chocolate and I have not done that in years. Mouthfeel was thick and viscous and I'll be damned if that taste was not just like the cocoa I mentioned a moment ago! Minty chocolate. This must be a panty peeler of some stripe, I would imagine. Finish was literally breathtaking with its intense mintiness up front, followed by a soothing wash of chocolate. How many of these do I have left?

Serving type: can

10-16-2011 23:11:51 | More by woodychandler
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Prospero

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-19-2013 15:49:06 | More by Prospero
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Jeffwildcat

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-06-2014 01:23:04 | More by Jeffwildcat
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joelavelle

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

08-09-2012 05:37:29 | More by joelavelle
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backslide311

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-22-2014 15:11:24 | More by backslide311
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Nightwish1094

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-30-2014 09:59:41 | More by Nightwish1094
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birchstick

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

10-07-2013 01:34:24 | More by birchstick
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Lawl3ss

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-12-2014 02:17:23 | More by Lawl3ss
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prock180

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-26-2014 18:55:00 | More by prock180
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Stephen_Younge


4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

07-04-2014 04:17:34 | More by Stephen_Younge
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RudnicsMEB

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-05-2013 01:48:18 | More by RudnicsMEB
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

thanks to ablackshear for this beer!

poured into new glarus stien.

Appearance: dark brown bodied beer with 2 full fingers of khaki colored head.

Smell: Roasty and toasty; sweet and nutty malts. A nice smell of bowl of brown sugar oatmeal. Light earthy hop. Slightly fruity.

Taste: A sweet malt forward brown ale with a hint of brown sugar; this is a seriously delicous brown ale! Malts are nutty, roasty, and toasty. Light earthy hops just like in the nose that helps keep the sweetness in balance.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with almost moderate carbonation levels. This beer has such a creamy mouthfeel giving the beer a substantial full bodied feel. While the beer is super smooth and as drinkable as water. This has the best mouthfeel of any brown ale that I can ever remember sampling.

Overall: This is quite a gem from Upslope. I wish this beer was a local beer in my distro area because I would always have a fresh six pack of this beer in my fridge as an "anytime" beer. Upslope also wins bonus points for packaging this beer in a can. This beer screams a "Colorado original" to me.

Serving type: can

01-12-2014 05:55:56 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass.

The beer is a dead-as-leaves muddy water brown. Autumn, anyone? A vanilla head recedes to a fine film with spotty lacing.

Smells rich, roasted, of meats, and nuts, and brown sugar.

The taste is slightly roasted and maybe burnt, but in a toasty way. Rich glazed caramelized sugar over roasted beef brisket, with a faint tangy hop finish.

Mouthfeel is bright, carbonated slightly, and a touch of alcohol.

Overall, just a delightful brown ale on a mid-august day. Really has a nice body to it.

Serving type: can

08-11-2012 20:36:54 | More by JuicesFlowing
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SamN

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: can

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

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Serving type: can

01-07-2013 04:54:56 | More by spoony
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice filtered brown color with reds and blacks... Head is nice straw color. Head pour is aggressive. Nice foamy head.

S - Slight sugar malt scent... Nice roasty scent. Lots of big smooth smoke. Nice scent. Lots of pine too.

T - Very roasty and malty. Great smokey flavor. I'm not a smokey fan, but this one is done well.

M - Perfect carbonation. Great mouthfell. Well-done.

O - A little all over the board... Definitely recommended! Great brew, perfect for a hot day or a cold one...

Serving type: can

06-29-2011 02:38:03 | More by chugalug06
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ClassicallyTrained

New York

4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a great example of an American Brown Ale and one of my favorites from Upslope. It has a nice dark-caramel color, and is not cloudy at all. The nose packs a nice punch of roasted malt with a little bit of sweetness in there. The flavor matches the nose and does not disappoint. Throughout the tasting you get the roasted malt flavor balanced with a little bit of citrus hop flavor.

I would classify this on the dry side, since there is not a lot of residual sweetness from the malts, instead more of a roasted flavor. Same flavor all the way through the beer and does not have any abnormal lingering flavors. Would definitely drink this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2013 16:05:31 | More by ClassicallyTrained
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up six cans of this in Colorado Springs on the recommendation from an employee at Coaltrain Liquor.

I like cans! Pours a really nice looking crystal brown with ruby highlights and a one inch eggshell head that slowly subsides in to nothing, but leaving behind some scant lace through its short lifespan.

Smells very malty, nutty, and toasty.

Flavors abound with nuts, sweet caramel malt, baked whole grain bread, dark toasted english muffins, and fades into sweet woody almond-vanilla deliciousness.

Medium bodied, fairly smooth, and very dry.

This is probably the best brown ale I've ever had the pleasure of drinking. Should have bought a case!

Edited 03/07/14.
I've really come to love this brownie. After a couple of cases worth of experience I can say that I really can't get enough of this beer. The only other brown ale that I might consider over Upslope's would be Dogfish Head's Palo Santo Marron which is really it's own thing. Go for it and prepare to be amazed.

Serving type: can

08-13-2011 03:04:14 | More by DelMontiac
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lnashsig

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Serving type: can

05-05-2012 21:34:24 | More by lnashsig
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Brown Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
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