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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

155 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 22 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.72/5  rDev +30.4%

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4.59/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of alexipa
4.43/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of Formana
4.4/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +16%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.11/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.08/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.01/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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Upslope Craft Lager from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
82 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.