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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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83
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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | 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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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-26-2014 04:59:36 | More by tylerstravis
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demosixt

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

04-25-2014 13:22:52 | More by demosixt
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minterro

Colorado

3.94/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

04-24-2014 03:37:59 | More by minterro
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Northtexan

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-20-2014 00:53:17 | More by Northtexan
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jokelahoma

Missouri

3.66/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured into a snifter at my own humble abode.

Pours a pretty, clear golden, with little head. Only the thinnest of remnant sticks around. Still, it's a very pretty beer to look at.

Smell is very clean, mostly a pilsner malt aroma, with slight hops, and only the tiniest bit of what one would describe as a Belgian character. Per the can, this uses a Trappist yeast. Not sure I detect much in the way of esters associated with that. No coriander in the nose, which the can says is there too. Overall just a tad muted.

Taste is clean, almost lager-like. Finally the Belgian, Trappist character appears, but even in the flavor it's faint. Still not a hint of the coriander, so if you're expecting a big blast like a witbier would provide, you'll be disappointed. An odd sourness skirts the edges of the palate, not interfering with the drink, but still enough to be noticeable. A honey-like sweetness finishes the sip, and a bright, almost lemony flavor fades it out. It's really nice, just not very "Belgiany".

Mouthfeel is very light, also leading to a lager comparison. Not that you'd want anything chewy, but this is much lighter than expected.

Overall, this is anything but a bad beer. But it doesn't have any qualities that make you pull out a Keanu-esque "whoa!" either. Almost too clean for what it purports to be. Very easy to drink, which is never a bad thing. But too much so, in my opinion. A good beer, and don't turn it down if offered, but if you're approaching this thinking "Belgian", you'll likely come away a bit disappointed.

04-16-2014 01:51:04 | More by jokelahoma
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.44/5  rDev +20.7%

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.

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-06-2014 06:32:58 | More by Tiernan
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afsdan

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-28-2014 19:12:39 | More by Gerred
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magno3025

Colorado

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-07-2014 02:28:43 | More by magno3025
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-23-2014 23:52:48 | More by LotsofLupulin
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.9%

12-26-2013 14:28:17 | More by NonicPanic
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-13-2013 05:49:41 | More by famous_mortimur
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Parker9000

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-02-2013 11:46:23 | More by Parker9000
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backslide311

Colorado

4/5  rDev +8.7%

09-02-2013 10:05:44 | More by backslide311
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blackie

California

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%

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

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

Utah

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-20-2013 18:16:33 | More by andy_c
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-08-2013 03:40:36 | More by grittybrews
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

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

Colorado

3.54/5  rDev -3.8%

07-06-2013 03:23:34 | More by rkarimi
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crobinso

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-24-2013 00:25:35 | More by crobinso
Belgian Style Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
83 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.