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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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135 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of spoony
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%

From a 12 oz can into a globe glass.

A-The brew is crystal clear and light, yellowish gold in color. A thin white head dissipates quickly. It looks like a pale lager.

S-Very light aroma of pale, fruity malts with a little bit of bread dough. There is also some cereal grain, but hops are pretty much non-existent.

T-The taste tracks the smell at first, with lightly buttery, fruity, pale yeasty flavors. There is a little grassy hop twang on the finish, which really helps.

M-The feel is light (although it is medium to full for the style), crisp, and drinkable. Carbonation is medium.

O-This beer is nothing to write home about, but there is a decent flavor, which makes it a decent alternative to macro-AAL-type beers. The problem I have is that for the same price, you can get significantly more flavorful session type beers, so unless you have a hankering for a lightly flavored pale lager, why buy this over say...Sierra Nevada Pale or Dale's Pale?

spoony, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of DenverLogan
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%

On tap at Lowry Beer Garden, Denver.
Pours a gold-straw yellow with minimal head in a pint glass.
Aroma of light malts, slight sweetness.
Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of grassy hops, minerals, light caramel....crisp, refreshing but also a touch of bitterness in the initial bite through the finish.

DenverLogan, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of RudnicsMEB
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

RudnicsMEB, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Rayek
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Rayek, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of allforbetterbeer
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.

allforbetterbeer, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of beergoot
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%

Pouring the beer into a pint glass produced a nice, soft yellow body with a creamy white head. Soft grainy aroma with hints of freshly cut grass. The taste comes across with a subdued grain-like flavor, kind of biscuit-like, with a good hop bitterness. Medium-light body with a crisp, dry finish.

This is a very nice, refreshing lager with well-rounded grain hop character. Flavorful enough enjoy a few in a row, and with the low ABV, it would do well as a session beer.

beergoot, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of alexipa
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.

alexipa, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of bootsandbeer
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

bootsandbeer, Dec 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

veifokorp, Nov 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

MBSpear, Nov 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Twal, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of Timmah11
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Timmah11, Sep 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

hiphopj5, Sep 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

carteravebrew, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

MarkyMOD, Aug 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Ispeakforthetrees, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%

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
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

JMBSH, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Jason, May 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

crobinso, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Formwerker, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%

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
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

ScorpyX, Jan 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Grebdioz, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

savagepm, Dec 19, 2011
Upslope Craft Lager from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
82 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.