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Brown Ale - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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BA SCORE
88
very good

180 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 14
Gots: 14 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Jeffwildcat, May 06, 2014
Photo of Davideo
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Davideo, May 03, 2014
Photo of Berg77
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Berg77, May 02, 2014
Photo of mmachine83
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

upslope brown ale 6.7% abv. srm I would say mid 20s. ibu of 45, but jesus the malt in this guy hides that.

massive head. lot of malt and coffee on the first smell, almost no hop smell. good mouth feel not a heavy beer, but it certainly has some weight to it, with a nice creamy finish.

as I drink it I've lost almost all smell except for that cutting coffee smell, which is pleasantly light in the overall flavor of the beer. just enough sweet to balance what is an obviously large amount of malt. doesn't taste like its packing this level of alcohol. after taste is all malt and chocolate.

looked down and half the beer is gone. taking smaller sips now just cause I want this guy to last while I write this. I'm loving this beer. the bitter, malt, and alcohol are obviously at this party as a threesome and they're having a great time together.

no fruit, no weird spice, no special rare thing from some country. an unapologetic tasty brown ale, well planned and brewed. is it ground breaking or revolutionary? not at all. is it a solid beer you'll be glad you took a sip of? without a doubt. if you dig a good brown ale, you owe it to yourself to give this number a taste.

it'll be better a little colder, get it fridge cold and pour it into a pint glass, or get it fridge cold and then let it sit on the counter for 15 minutes. luckily I have 5 more of these bad boys to share tomorrow night.

mmachine83, May 01, 2014
Photo of AlexFields
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

AlexFields, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Foyle
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

Appearance: pours a thick beige head which slowly recedes with plenty of lacing. Color is a deep reddish-brown. No noticeable streaming carbonation.
Aroma: dark roasted barley malt, cocoa, rich bread dough, and some herbal hops.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, somewhat oily mouthfeel, with a drying finish.
Flavor: molasses, coffee, cocoa, plenty of robust barley malt. some hops near the finish, and some warming alcohol lingers.
Overall: well done example of an American Brown Ale.

Foyle, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

tubeyes, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

cbcrunch, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

bsuedekum, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of ToddKehoe
4/5  rDev +1.5%

ToddKehoe, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of arizcards
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

Picked up a couple of cans from Total Wine in early February for $1.79 each. Received at TW 2/5/14. No discernible freshness date but it probably was canned around the turn of the year.

Beer poured dark brown with a nice tan head on the initial pour.

Nose is nice, roasted malts and coffee dominate.

Taste is very well balanced. Roasted malts and coffee are prominent. Finish is nicely balanced by a generous amount of hopping.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall this is a delicious brew, nice coffee twist to the American Brown style.

arizcards, Apr 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.2%

Filabee, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

afsdan, Apr 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

casapy, Apr 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Gerred, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Hopheadjeffery, Mar 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

UncleAddie, Mar 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

n00blar, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

quadhog, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of bennetj17
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%

Rich brown color, you can just see through the beer in the light. Thin off-white foam dissipates leaving a few sudsy remains. The aroma has an interesting character of roasted popcorn. Very malt forward but not particularly sweet. I don't get much in the way of hops either.

Relatively clean, toasted nut, toffee malt taste, again only lightly sweet, with moderate bitter finish. Has a robustness and roast comparable to a porter, but without the darker malt character. The alcohol seems well in check as this leans a little stronger for style. I really like the mouthfeel: a good moderate thickness, relatively sharper carbonation, and feels clean/smooth on the palate.

Overall a nice take on a Brown Ale. They could have gone with more hop balance as the trend seems to be here in the U.S., and I certainly would have appreciated it, but I like the focus on the roasty malt flavor. Not sure how I feel about a full six-pack of something like this, but I would definitely mix in the rotation now and then.

bennetj17, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

beerforpresident, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jaymo18, Feb 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

TFMyriad, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

appetiteforparis, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

ralphw56, Feb 16, 2014
Brown Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
88 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.