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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
81
good

120 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-25-2012 01:36:23 | More by MarkyMOD
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.7%

08-24-2012 23:59:21 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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mactrail

Washington

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: can

07-14-2012 05:22:18 | More by mactrail
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-12-2012 21:33:13 | More by JMBSH
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-28-2012 23:12:02 | More by crobinso
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Formwerker

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-09-2012 20:26:43 | More by Formwerker
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2012 20:43:23 | More by StonedTrippin
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ScorpyX

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-11-2012 08:04:33 | More by ScorpyX
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Grebdioz

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

12-27-2011 11:57:01 | More by Grebdioz
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-19-2011 00:35:47 | More by savagepm
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Domingo

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow gold. Just a little bit of haze to it. Lacing galore, though.
Lighter malts on the nose. Hops are there, and they give off a little apricot character. I've gotten this from other mild noble hop based pale beers, too...but never a lager. A little honeycomb from the yeast shows that it clearly IS a lager though.
That apricot note from the nose is there in the taste, too. I think it comes from the extra sweet pale malts and those hops. I wish they'd used a different hop, as these could use a hair more bitterness.
Easy drinking, but a little odd to have a fruity lager.
Pretty good, if not unusual.

Serving type: can

11-26-2011 21:22:02 | More by Domingo
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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

Maryland

3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: can

11-04-2011 17:13:40 | More by drabmuh
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rawfish

California

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark gold into a shaker glass with a 2 finger high white head of foam with decent retention for a lager and streams of delicate lace on the glass.

Corn meal, cereal grains and a bit of bread. Yeast heavy on the aroma gives it a more earthy feel before Saaz hop character builds a nice finish grassy. Pretty coarse, nicely brings out the hops but the malt is divided into sweet and grainy.

Any unpleasantness in the nose is not present here, nice bready backbone shifts to a lighter grassy hop flavor coupled with some soapiness.

A bit heavier on the palate than typical lager and lower carbonation enhances that. Pleasant soapy finish but leaves some residue on the palate.

I laud Upslope for always putting out a solid product, a small brewery shouldn't pull too many punches and you know what you are going to get every time, a beer that is true to style, a bit lackluster in creative approach but solid.

Serving type: can

06-28-2011 22:21:28 | More by rawfish
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Formana

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

Serving type: can

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

Colorado

1.65/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: can

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

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

$6.99 a six pack yesterday at Argonaut; Hadn't had it, and the price was right. Poured a clear golden color with a small white head. Aromas of bread yeast, biscuit and light hops. On the palate, this one was medium bodied with flavors of bread, yeast and light hops.

Serving type: can

06-22-2011 22:54:09 | More by emmasdad
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

Serving type: can

06-21-2011 01:44:33 | More by ArrogantB
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Upslope Craft Lager from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
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