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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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BA SCORE
83
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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chugalug06 on 04-27-2012)
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.3%

10-09-2012 22:46:06 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.3%

10-09-2012 23:16:30 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-31-2014 02:40:26 | More by kjkinsey
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

always love trying new upslope stuff. this one pours a very very cloudy orange to amber color with a nearly 2 inch white head. smells like belgian yeast, pale english malts, and mellow but flavorful hops. flavor is surprisingly sweet from the turbinado sugar. that wasnt detectable in the smell, but man this whole beer has a sweetness to it from start to finish, not overpowering, but always present. yeast mixes nicely with the hops. this isnt a belgian pale ale in the sense of like a petrus or even some of the new belgium products, but it is a cool take. feel isnt bad, a little sugary on the teeth, but a good medium body and appropriate carbonation. overall a very drinkable 6pack, and at 7.5% its good bang for the buck as well.

Serving type: can

05-09-2012 18:06:04 | More by StonedTrippin
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mactrail

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy to cloudy light golden brew, plenty of suds and lots of yeast.

Rather sweet, like a Hefeweizen. Kind of a Saison style, with plenty of Belgian yeasty bitterness, but also lots of fruit. More bubble gum than bananas, but quite rich with the esters and spicy notes. Lots of malt, and certainly a heavier version. Thoroughly pleasing and nicely balanced with the bitter twang and dry finish.

All the flavors and fine condition of a live beer should put to rest any concerns about canned craft beers. I am getting more pleased to buy cans the more I try the whole range of beers in aluminum. From Grapevine on Monaco.

Serving type: can

07-18-2012 04:03:32 | More by mactrail
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-31-2012 02:16:44 | More by MarkyMOD
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My utmost thanks to the dear Blargimus for sending me enough CANs to sustain The CANQuest (TM) for some time! I see that local trader, tone77, has already reviewed his CAN so now it is my turn.

From the CAN: "Hand-Crafted Beer"; "Ale Brewed with Coriander"; "Limited Release"; "Ingredients [-] Snowmelt; Malt; English hops; Turbinado sugar; Coriander; Trappist yeast"; "Specs [-] Hand-Crafted; Unfiltered; Aluminum CAN; Portable; Recyclable; Good".

That last reminds me of my specs in the Navy - Sandwich-fed, Chief-driven, Beer-cooled, Semi-awake. It probably should be no surprise that there was wide-spread rejoicing when I decided to pull the plug and retire early.

The Crack and inverted Glug went really well and I ended up with two fingers of dense French vanilla-colored head with very good retention. Color was a cloudy oranish-yellow with visible floaties. Nose was peppery and musty, undoubtedly caused by the combination of yeast and coriander. Mouthfeel was full, kind of dense and viscous and the black pepper flavor was immediately evident on the tongue. The finish had an initial flavor of mixed fruit, like Juicyfruit gum, but then the peppery flavor returned and caused it to be almost gaspingly dry. Once upon a time, I used to eschew such beers, opting for the latest AIPA instead, but now I feel as though I CAN appreciate them much more. Gadzooks, but this was dry.

Serving type: can

08-28-2012 23:51:59 | More by woodychandler
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afsdan

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-03-2014 22:29:16 | More by afsdan
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billab914

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-14-2014 22:06:27 | More by billab914
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-28-2013 02:58:40 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.44/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It looks like this was canned on the 2oth day of January 2014 but it's a bit confusing. Bought locally at Liquor Shed for $9.99 a six pack.

It pours a hazy pale gold, has a 1 finger head of foam with a non aggressive pour, tipping my glass to the side, I see lots of nice lacing.

Big nose here of clove, Belgian yeast, coriander, very Belgian Style Pale Ale like, for sure.

The taste has the clove, some light peppery notes, very yeasty of the Belgian kind, some mild sugary notes, a bit of hoppy zing that's a bit hard for me to describe but it sure does add some tasty and enjoyable notes.

The body and carbonation are spot on. Makes for a great mouthfeel.

Wow. This is seriously good. True to style and a real bargain for what I paid for it. We, in Casper, don't get a whole lot of Belgian love, in other words, a lot of Belgian imports. This will do VERY nicely. Man, Upslope did one hella good job with this.

Serving type: can

04-13-2014 14:38:42 | More by Bitterbill
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: can

08-25-2012 01:11:06 | More by tone77
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blackie

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
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

Serving type: can

08-31-2013 03:58:25 | More by blackie
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

08-12-2013 02:47:32 | More by eawolff99
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cdwil

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-20-2014 23:02:19 | More by cdwil
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

04-26-2014 18:03:53 | More by AlexFields
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-23-2014 00:47:26 | More by Whiskeydeez
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crobinso

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-24-2013 00:25:35 | More by crobinso
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birchstick

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a copper color with a light head that sticks around.

S - nose is fruity and earthy with some herbal spiciness to it

t - starts off fruity from the yeast and moves on to a touch of cereal malt. Following this, bubblegum fruitiness blasts through and overpower anything else that is underneath, save for a modicum of citrus, earthy hops.

M - mouthfeel is a touch light, but smooth and goes down well

D - overall, this is a nice Belgian Pale Ale. The yeast definitely adds a lot of fruitiness to the pale ale base. I would drink it again, but also wouldn't necessarily seek it out.

Serving type: can

07-20-2013 22:35:12 | More by birchstick
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-18-2014 21:51:55 | More by ADTaber
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.05/5  rDev -44.1%
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.

Serving type: can

07-14-2012 02:14:29 | More by Beaver13
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JohnBender

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-30-2014 00:46:37 | More by JohnBender
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-14-2014 12:59:12 | More by JISurfer
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-28-2012 18:33:00 | More by JMBSH
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grittybrews

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-08-2013 03:40:36 | More by grittybrews
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Belgian Style Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
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