1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Belgian Style Pale Ale - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

Not Rated.
Belgian Style Pale AleBelgian Style Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

114 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 114
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chugalug06 on 04-27-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of aljskelton
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of MisterFuzz
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of IPAddict88
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of atpca
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Tayloraphilips
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jaywes754
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of JISurfer
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of msanborn
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of MWilt
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Kubrickx
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Guden
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Bmbarnes34
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of StoneTSR
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Upslope Belgian Pale:

APPEARANCE: The BPA pours bright orange in color, but with a slight haze. A finger of stark white head lasts a few moments before settling into the wafer thin, white cap that remains atop the beer throughout. Lacing is thin, but consistent from top to bottom of the glass.

SMELL: Light banana with hints of citrus. Coriander and hints of grass creep into the nose around the edges.

TASTE: Clove, coriander, citrus and some spicy hop flavors are all tied together by a consistent, but subtle banana flavor. A very slight minty taste hits the back of the palate and a nice, spicy finish takes wraps it all up.

MOUTHFEEL: Given the style and ABV of this beer it is incredibly light-bodied and refreshing. It goes down easy with a pleasant, thirst-quenching sparkle. While there are some sweet fruit flavors, the yeast provides a dry finish, again, adding to the overall drinkability of this beer.

OVERALL: It really is hard to believe this is a 7.5% beer. It's just so easy to drink. Perfect porch beer for this time of year.

Photo of trebbates
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of sammyg832
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of drone
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of RyanStelzner
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of habaceeba
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of CeeJayEl
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Belgian Style Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
84 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.