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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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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

ONovoMexicano, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of magno3025
3/5  rDev -16.7%

magno3025, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of champ103
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%

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
Photo of Mongrel
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours straw gold with a fizzy white head that recedes after a minute or two. No lacing, but good carbonation with tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass the entire time.

Smells like a refined euro lager. Crisp and clean with a slight sweetness and earthy hops coming through.

Taste mimics the nose with a good moderate dose of saaz hops providing earthy, spicy notes, plus a little bit of lemon. Light bready malts lend a slight sweetness. This is a flavor profile everyone is accustomed to from mass marketed pale lagers, but pay close attention and you'll notice the hop bill has been ratcheted up a little here and things are overall more refined. Nice refreshing beer that goes down easy without being too boring.

Mongrel, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of ocelot2500
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%

Pours a clear straw color with a tight, white head that leaves little to no lacing.

Smells of light grains and grass with a touch of lemon.

Tastes of the grassy and lemon hops with some grainy sweetness. Light hops notes lead off with the grass and some lemon zest. A touch of grainy sweetness comes through and rounds everything out. Very light profile which needs some oomph.

Mouthfeel is light with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, the right notes are there, but it is too light for me. However, I think they accomplished their goal of making a light and unoffensive lager.

ocelot2500, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of mjurney
4.59/5  rDev +27.5%

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

Fresh cut grass, grainy, some spicy hops.

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.

It's an outstanding beer.

mjurney, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of BeerWizard
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%

Pours golden yellow with a moderate white head, that leaves lacing as it subsides. Can says they use Saaz hops in this one. Nose is sweet, mildly skunky and herbal. Tastes very bready, corn/grain, has some sweetness, and very mild bitter back end. This would be excellent to take fishing or to pound after some summer yardwork. Mouthfeel is crisp, light, and refreshing, with medium carbonation. Overall this lager packs a lot of flavor, is super drinkable, and the more I drink it, the more I like it.

BeerWizard, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

jaydoc, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

mfield14, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

LotsofLupulin, Jan 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

cgrunin, Jan 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Thads324, Jan 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

birchstick, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of BryanCarey
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%

This lager pours from the can to a golden/straw color and produces only a small amount of foam- enough to look nice without producing so much to overflow your glass. Inhale the aromas and you get scents of sweet grains, dough, and light fruit.

Tasting this beer reveals about what you expect, with flavors of barley malt, grains, biscuits, and crackers. There is a little fruit in there as well and just the slightest spice. The beer finishes smooth and refreshing.

Upslope has produced a good, sessionable lager with this beer. The flavor of pale barley malt and grain forms the basis of this beer and its crisp, clean, easy- going nature make it a good choice for multiple purposes. At first glance, it might look like the typical macro- lager, but the nose and taste have none of that funk and/or cardboard flavor common to some of the big name, adjunct lagers.

Overall, a tasty little lager that I will keep in mind for my next party.

BryanCarey, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

trytoketchup, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Texasfan549, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #65 (June 2012):

LOOK: Clear straw yellow, thin head

SMELL: Biscuity, bread crust, faintly floral, nutty, clean

TASTE: Crisp, lighter body; doughy, faint sweetness, biscuity, dried grass, balanced bitterness, herbal; clean, dry finish

Awesome to see another craft brewer go wild and brew an American lager, and Upslope went right for it. The retro flavor is there, and it drinks very easy. The only missing factor is that it does not come in the tallboy format. Not a problem knocking a few of these back.

BeerAdvocate, Nov 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

mmulebarn, Nov 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

S_C, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

deadliest, Oct 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

famous_mortimur, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

ste5venla, Oct 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

kew, Sep 28, 2013
Upslope Craft Lager from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
82 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.