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Belgian Style Pale Ale | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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Belgian Style Pale AleBelgian Style Pale Ale
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Brewed by:
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by chugalug06 on 04-27-2012

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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 142
Reviews by Zimbo:
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4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Marty enthused about this and he was right to do so. Typical of the style to the eyes but its the other senses which really luck out with this beer. The sweet damp fruity (banana-ish) nose and core is beautifully dominant and is well supported by a supple but concentrated core which goes the distance. Gloss and silk on the way down too. Easily the most authentic and deep American made Belgian PAle Ale I've tried. Tip top.
Thanks again Marty.

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Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Beaver13
2.05/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz can. Pours clear golden orange with a small white head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is sweet bready banana malts.

The flavor is sweet sugary malts and bananas with a little grassy bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, I didn't care for it - way too much sweet banana.

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Photo of Guden
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of RDW
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lnashsig
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BOTG# 29! I'm an animal! Thanks to Courtney at Crafting a Nation for this one- my first every Upslope beer.

Poured from can into Brooklyn tulip. Pours a super cloudy orange color. Cant see through it at all. Not much head on this. Looks nice though. Smell- coriander, cream, this smells like dreamcicle popsicles! Some vanilla as well. Taste- huge orange presence, nice hop bitterness on the back on the throat. Borders on being overly sweet, but the vanilla and coriander flavors come back together. For 7.5% this is amazingly drinkable. Nice mouthfeel. Overall, I could see this being a sneaky high abv alternative during the summer months. Well done.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 12 ounce can into a snifter.

Golden, semi-hazy body with no visible carbonation. There's a pretty head on this, about a finger thick and burly-looking, like a blanket of pale white. It dissipates rather quickly into a layer of lace.

Sweet and malty with a hint of Brett yeast upon the first whiff. Somewhat floral in aroma, it reminds me a bit of Karmeliet Tripel. The hop presence isn't highly pronounced, aside from the floral presence.

This beer drinks nice and mellow. Still getting a floral yeast flavor and some sweet malt. I get a hint of hop flavor and bitterness, something earthy and floral, but this beer is really more malt-heavy. I do notice hints of grapefruit, but they are of the understated variety.

The beer is medium-bodied, but still retains good drinkability and has a nice effervescence. Sweetness, as I've mentioned, is big here and the bitterness only slight. The finish is yeasty and long.

I suppose I'd want a stronger hop presence from this beer. It seems to me that it has more in common with a sweet, malty tripel and than a BPA. If I ignore the style and my own expectations, I can still enjoy this beer plenty.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of CojakSilverBack
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drone
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of tone77
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another beer provided by the creator of the can quest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is fruity, some spices. Taste is spicy, malts, fruits, easy drinking, alcohol well hidden.Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a soapy white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of light fruits and coriander.

Tastes of a fruity character along with some spicy notes and sweet malts. Fruity notes lead off with banana and apple. This gives way to a bit of coriander and peppery spice. Doughy malts come through along with some syrupy sweetness. Finishes with a bit of bready yeast.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slick amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is solid, but it doesn't quite stand up with other Belgian pales.

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Photo of GRVrush2112
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of LotsofLupulin
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of MrJolly
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of dcisco44
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Snowrs
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of akolb
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma has coriander, wheat, grass.
The taste also had coriander but opens up nicely with fruit and yeast. A hint of peppery spice and alcohol. Finished bitter. Easy drinking for the ABV. One of the better examples of the style.

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Photo of blackie
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

single from the boulder liquor depot

a: served in a large snifter, the pour creates a short-lived cap of white carbonation, falling back to a small island in the center of the honey amber colored ale

s: malty, slightly sweet nose of mostly pale grain with a touch of caramel, subtle coriander, sweet tropical fruit, light hops bring a touch of lemon rind, some yeasty spice

m: carbonation on the lower end of the moderate range,

t: pale malt structure with a sweet, light caramel flavor, delicate floral coriander, yeast, fruit, sugar, mild lemony hops

o: not particularly impressed, but a fine ale, I look for the style to be a little more crisp and bright, too much residual sugar here for me, but tasty enough, works okay as a non-traditional “belgian” ale

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Photo of minterro
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

GF bought at Grapes and Grains in Denver, CO. Shared a can with me. Poured into a pint glass, no food pairing.

A&S: Transparent, lively deep yellow colored beer. White fizzy head pours a half finger, but doesn't retain well. No lacing left. Aroma isn't powerful, but its pleasant. Banana and spice are the main components, mild bubblegum yeast present also.

T&M: Bananas upfront. Yeast comes through mid-taste and is more powerful than the aroma would led you to believe that it would be. Semi-spicy partially clean finish. Medium body, high carbonation. Crisp without being completely clean.

Overall: pretty solid beer, don't expect for your mind to be too blown. I think this might be the best beer I've had from Upslope's line so far.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of MisterFuzz
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Belgian Style Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
84 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.