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Upslope Craft Lager - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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Upslope Craft LagerUpslope Craft Lager

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BA SCORE
82
good

130 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 06-21-2011)
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bootsandbeer

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

12-02-2012 16:21:32 | More by bootsandbeer
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +3.6%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #65 (June 2012):

LOOK: Clear straw yellow, thin head

SMELL: Biscuity, bread crust, faintly floral, nutty, clean

TASTE: Crisp, lighter body; doughy, faint sweetness, biscuity, dried grass, balanced bitterness, herbal; clean, dry finish

Awesome to see another craft brewer go wild and brew an American lager, and Upslope went right for it. The retro flavor is there, and it drinks very easy. The only missing factor is that it does not come in the tallboy format. Not a problem knocking a few of these back.

11-27-2013 18:16:16 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Todd

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-06-2013 00:23:32 | More by Todd
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-02-2012 02:34:04 | More by Jason
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juicebox

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-05-2014 02:56:58 | More by juicebox
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-15-2011 03:37:28 | More by boatshoes
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

04-20-2014 04:20:52 | More by HoppySeb
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-09-2013 16:33:20 | More by ste5venla
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-09-2014 04:21:58 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Formana

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +22.2%

Pours a golden bright color. Nice head produced from vigorous pour. Light Czech Saaz hops on the nose. Very refreshing taste that goes down easy. At 4.8% abv this will be my new summer beer. I love that Upslope has expanded their portfolio with an awesome lager.

06-27-2011 17:11:21 | More by Formana
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-14-2013 22:02:30 | More by jheezee
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kkrez

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-14-2011 18:32:08 | More by kkrez
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ShabbyX

Colorado

1.65/5  rDev -54.2%

This brewery seems determined to present itself as a craft brewer without formulating anything interesting or 'good' in its nominal attempts at different styles.

This particular beer is like a sad knock-off of Avery's Joe's Pilsner, which in itself is less than perfect.

All Upslope beers suffer from lackluster carbonation- each sip lands dead on my palette. This lager needs to be dryer and present a bigger head, to start.

Again and again I wonder if these smaller brewers are starting with some target references - Urquell, Paulaner, Asahi?

No way this is worth $9 a six pack.

Cheers.

06-26-2011 02:28:04 | More by ShabbyX
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-07-2012 19:10:37 | More by hiphopj5
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-12-2014 04:37:17 | More by zonker17
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Mongrel

Maryland

3.61/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours straw gold with a fizzy white head that recedes after a minute or two. No lacing, but good carbonation with tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass the entire time.

Smells like a refined euro lager. Crisp and clean with a slight sweetness and earthy hops coming through.

Taste mimics the nose with a good moderate dose of saaz hops providing earthy, spicy notes, plus a little bit of lemon. Light bready malts lend a slight sweetness. This is a flavor profile everyone is accustomed to from mass marketed pale lagers, but pay close attention and you'll notice the hop bill has been ratcheted up a little here and things are overall more refined. Nice refreshing beer that goes down easy without being too boring.

03-08-2014 16:41:59 | More by Mongrel
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.39/5  rDev -5.8%

A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is sweet, malty. Taste is crisp, malts, some grains, none of the sweetness in the smell, kind of on the mild side. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent brew.

08-25-2013 16:54:38 | More by tone77
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.2/5  rDev -11.1%

Pours a clear straw color with a tight, white head that leaves little to no lacing.

Smells of light grains and grass with a touch of lemon.

Tastes of the grassy and lemon hops with some grainy sweetness. Light hops notes lead off with the grass and some lemon zest. A touch of grainy sweetness comes through and rounds everything out. Very light profile which needs some oomph.

Mouthfeel is light with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, the right notes are there, but it is too light for me. However, I think they accomplished their goal of making a light and unoffensive lager.

03-04-2014 03:18:08 | More by ocelot2500
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-23-2014 23:53:20 | More by LotsofLupulin
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-02-2014 17:26:57 | More by jaydoc
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gtermi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-22-2014 03:55:04 | More by gtermi
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Jayschool

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-17-2013 22:53:17 | More by Jayschool
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ToMakeEndsMeet

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-01-2013 19:05:30 | More by ToMakeEndsMeet
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

09-05-2013 19:01:54 | More by MinorThreat
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-13-2014 03:09:52 | More by Rhettroactive
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Upslope Craft Lager from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
82 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.