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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

132 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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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Wiscosrw

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

08-16-2014 01:57:49 | More by Wiscosrw
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mjurney

Texas

4.59/5  rDev +27.5%

Appearance:
Golden color, touch of haze. Good amount of small bubbles rising up. Soapy head.

Aroma:
Fresh cut grass, grainy, some spicy hops.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Pale malts, grainy, grassy, cracker, a little biscuit. Mild hop bitterness towards the end. Finish is super clean and crisp. Body is light, crisp, clean, refreshing, semi dry.

Overall:
It's an outstanding beer.

02-09-2014 00:31:18 | More by mjurney
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Jordan7890


4.5/5  rDev +25%

07-29-2014 20:17:07 | More by Jordan7890
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +25%

07-11-2014 00:39:00 | More by MaddDogg84
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alexipa

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +23.1%

A: Pale straw yellow with little head, even when pouring straight down the center of a tall pilsner glass.

S: Very sweet malty smell, a hint of yeast and citrus as well.

T: Nice crisp citrus taste up front, lemon mainly. Lots of sweet pilsner malts throughout, kept balanced with subtle bittering hops. Well balanced and very pleasant.

M: Full bodied and creamy smooth, which is quite unexpected from the look of it. Nicely carbonated and still light enough to drink a few in succession.

O: Just a great craft lager in the German style. I could see hop lovers being slightly disappointing here, as malts really steal the show. I really enjoy it and find it to be a perfect fishing or lawn work beer.

01-10-2013 04:27:24 | More by alexipa
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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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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

08-09-2014 04:42:35 | More by Can_has_beer
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backslide311

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

09-02-2013 10:05:20 | More by backslide311
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RudnicsMEB

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

03-05-2013 01:44:40 | More by RudnicsMEB
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.11/5  rDev +14.2%

Pours lightly yellow to straw. Well carbonated, with a pretty big head for this style.

Aroma and taste are surprisingly complex for what's essentially a simple beer style. I get sweet grass and hay, just a smidge of funk, grain silo, fresh meadow, crispy hops, and a tinge of mowing the lawn on a cool autumn morning.

Body is ridiculously drinkable, yet still has character, with a bit of a slick finish and a crispy hops afternote. Plentiful carbonation. Upslope = damn good beer.

08-14-2014 14:34:23 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

4.01/5  rDev +11.4%

Poured into a snifter- not the ideal glass but one that I have found I enjoy beer from whenever I am reviewing it.

This is a slightly cloudy light straw-gold color in body with a minimal head. The nose shows the faintest touch of sulfur, light earthy hops and some sweet grains. Approachable and inviting. Almost innocent.

The flavor is sweeter than expected, with a nice crackery barley presence that starts off strong and lasts throughout. The hops a light and present with minor earthy and even floral tones. Overall the feel is smooth from a lower level of carbonation (a bonus in my book) and the light sweetness actually makes this totally drinkable.

Conclusion: It seems to me that most of the reviewers on this site are still in their craft beer adolescence. By that I mean that they want simplicity, bold and easy to identify flavors, and constantly are seeking to "one-up" the beer they drank yesterday. Thus a mild flavored, low ABV, easy drinking beer such as this will score low. What if Upslope intended to keep everything mild mannered? And if so, why is that mandate a low score? I digress. This beer could almost pass as a kolsch as it is fruitier and slightly sweeter than the standard lager. Warmer fermentation perhaps? Either way, this is light, drinkable, and quiet tasty.

02-15-2013 06:40:09 | More by allforbetterbeer
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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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boatshoes

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-07-2013 14:51:41 | More by augustij
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-07-2012 19:09:23 | More by carteravebrew
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deadliest

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-24-2013 18:26:09 | More by deadliest
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mgcleveland

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-28-2014 22:38:06 | More by mgcleveland
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cat117


4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-22-2014 05:52:16 | More by cat117
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Formwerker

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.1%

04-09-2012 20:26:43 | More by Formwerker
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Upslope Craft Lager from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
82 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.