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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

137 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

zestar, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Texasfan549, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

kjkinsey, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

jaydoc, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Jason, May 02, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

for a pale lager, this is damn good. pours a straw yellow color with a 2 inch white head nice and thick on top. smells more malt than hops, but some bitter notse come through in the taste from what appears to be a fairly generous hopping for this style. mouthfeel is excellent, good carbonation, not too too light on the body, and a crisp finish. very easy drinking, and interesting enough to want to drink a bunch of them. i have really enjoyed every upslope brew ive tried so far, and this one was no exception. stood up well to some hot food.

StonedTrippin, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Boatshoes, this beer is yellow and clear with a soft white head of large bubbles, some lacing on the glass, decent retention. Looks good.

Aroma is absent, oops, forgot to make it smell like anything.

Beer is medium to light in body and sweet up front with a good finish. As far as a little pilsner goes, above average for sure but a little boring. I wish for something more the entire time drinking it, I'd have a dry hopped version on tap someday if that were possible.

drabmuh, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of mactrail
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very pale in the tall Pilsener glass with a nice foamy cap. Ultra-light body with some decent spritz on the tongue.

The endless lemony flavor is the best feature. It's not overly sharp, but there is something like a lemon chiffon cake flavor. The nose has that same bready, citrusy aroma. The hops are rather subtle, with just a whisper of bitterness. It's just faint all over. A ghost of a beer, but a friendly spirit.

From the 12 oz can bought at Grapevine Liquors on south Monaco.

mactrail, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

MarkyMOD, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of woodychandler
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I CANnot get over just how many craft CANs are available in Colorado! If you are looking for a trade or if I owe you from a previous CANTrade (TM), let me know as I am going to have a plethora available shortly.

From the CAN: "Hand-Crafted Beer"; "Bright, Fresh, Easy"; "Ingredients [-] Snowmelt[,] Malt[,]Czech Saaz Hops[,]Lager Yeast[,]"; "Specs [-] Hand-Crafted[,]Aluminum CAN[,]Portable[,]Recyclable[,]Good"; "Colorado Trout Unlimited 1% for Rivers".

The Crack revealed yet another brimful craft CAN and so it was time for an inverted Glug. Now, before I proceed, I need a disclaimer. As a native Pennsylvanian, I know how hard it CAN be to use lager yeast and since we have centuries of experience, PA lagers are some of the finest outside of Germany and the Czech Republic, IMHO. That said, I tend to be hard on craft CANned lagers. I got a finger of foamy, bone-white head with moderate retention from my pour. Color was a pale yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was lightly grassy, leading me to wonder what happened to those lovely hops, along with a very characteristic honey-like lager sweetness. Sofa. Sofa, so good, because when I CAN smell the honey characteristic of the malt, it means that NO adjuncts were involved. Mouthfeel was medium, about right for the style, and I got grassy hops on the tongue, but not as prevalently as I might have liked. Finish was both grassy and slightly metallic. It was not a bad beer, per se, but as a lager, it was found by me to be lacking. Keep tweaking this one, fellows.

woodychandler, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of afsdan
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

afsdan, Apr 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Mebuzzard, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

sendbeer, May 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

dmorgan310, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Rhettroactive, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Bitterbill
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

$9.99 for a six pack at Liquor Shed in Casper. Canned 17th of March 2014.

It pours a clear and bright straw yellow with a 3 finger head of foam, does well with the lacing.

It smells grainy, earthy, slightly sweet. Overall, right for the style.

Nice tasting brew. The grain isn't overwhelming, good solid malt presence that has some sweetish notes and there's a nice bit of a hoppy bite that brings a flavourful balance to this Lager. Easy drinking, smooth, tasty, yes, I like this.

Creamy mouthfeel and so drinkable, almost a session beer by US standards but not quite. Still, I could enjoy putting away a few cans of this Craft Lager and not feel guilty. Upslope is a solid brewery in my book.

Bitterbill, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

tone77, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of champ103
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear yellow/straw color. A two finger rocky white head forms, and recedes in a minute. Some lace is left behind.
S: Grainy and biscuit malts up front. Lightly sweet, with a lingering grassy hop and bitterness.
T: Big cereal grains and biscuit malts. Lightly sweet with the same grassy, hop bitterness. Though an off putting mineral, sulfur like flavor that I am not a big fan of.
M/D: A light to medium body. Decent carbonation, but watery and thin. Easy enough to drink if in the mood for something lighter.

Not a bad lager at all. For me, there is a mineral and sulfur like character that is a bit off putting. Though not enough to kill the beer. Maybe not something I will reach for first in the future, but not a bad second tier option.

champ103, Mar 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can with orange accents on the can. Color is yellow and the head is just ok. Smells like your average lager, beery. Taste is not bad but doesn't wow me at all. This is super easy to drink but for $8.49 I'm going to go with something else every time.

ArrogantB, Jun 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

eawolff99, Aug 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Gagnonsux, Mar 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

cdwil, Sep 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Whiskeydeez, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

gtermi, Apr 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

st9647v3, Sep 17, 2014
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Upslope Craft Lager from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
82 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.