Imperial IPA - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
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Reviews by AlCaponeJunior:
4.19/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A nice two finger head that left pretty good lacing topped an orange-tan beer that was clear and had a few rising bubbles.
Aroma and flavor are quite nice, especially aroma, tons of sticky oily hops penetrate your nose like a fiery hop candle. The flavors are bold, but a bit more subdued than the aroma, with a somewhat hoppy skewed, yet balanced big beer. The hops have both soft fruity and sharp, resinous citric qualities. There's a bit of dank that accompanies the flavorful malt backbone of the beer, along with notable spiciness.
Body is medium and sticky with resinous hops and a bitter finish. Carbonation is on the money for what I would personally want, given the rest of the beer's qualities.
The flavors and aromas are complex, and Upslope has once again impressed me with their beer. Keep up the good work, and I'll keep buying your beer.
And I do like that it comes in cans. Mind you I either use commercial bottles for homebrew, or recycle. But for the general public, and the overall good of the planet, cans are very easy to recycle, are very good at keeping beer fresh, and are easier to store or transport than bottles. So for this reason, I am very hoppy that Upslope decided to invest in canning technology and infrastructure for their brewery.
Great Job! ;-)
Serving type: can
03-10-2014 08:32:21 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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4.28/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
19.2 oz can poured into Dogfish Head IPA glass. Don't see a canned on date anywhere.
Appearance: Pours clear amber with a fluffy 1 inch off-white head. Good head retention.
Smell: Very pungent hop aroma - citrus and grapefruit dominate along with some floral qualities and pine. Just a hint of caramel malt sweetness in there, but hops definitely take over. Very nice.
Taste: Similar to smell - big grapefruit hop presence, tangerine, floral. Some tropical fruit that I wasn't picking up in the aroma. There's a hint of sweetness from the caramel malt to balance it out but flavor-wise this is all hops. Just a tad bit of alcohol heat on the finish along with bittering hops. Overall, very very clean flavor profile that really shows off the hops.
Mouthfeel: Excellent. Clean, crisp, medium to high carbonation level keeps the hops popping.
Overall: Outstanding showing from Upslope. Hangs with some of the top DIPAs in the business.
Serving type: can
06-16-2014 23:03:35 | More by emyers
Imperial IPA from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
89 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.