Imperial IPA - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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88
very good

184 Ratings
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very good

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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 14
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ArrogantB on 06-02-2013

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber orange color with a thick and billowy white head. The head has an incredible level of retention with it staying for some time. The head very slowly recedes, leaving tons of foamy lace on the sides of the glass and some bubble islands that sit atop the brew for the life of the drink.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite robust of some sweeter tropical fruit aromas with tangerine and mango with other fruity smells of melon and some tangerine. Along with these aromas comes the hoppy smells, with these being a mix of grapefruit as well as some grass. A hint of earthy hop and a little bit of caramel sweetness are there as well, creating a sweeter fruity and moderately hopped aroma overall.

Taste – The taste is a little bit deceiving from what I was expecting from the nose. It began with some of the sweeter fruit flavors that were detected in the nose with flavors of tangerine and mango, these however are rather light in comparison to the smell. The foremost of the tastes at the start is some caramel sweetness as well as a decent showing of a doughy taste. There is also some lighter grapefruit hop tastes upfront, which grow stronger and stronger as the flavor moves onto the end. Along with the grapefruit increasing, some pine and an earthy hop taste also come to the tongue as well. The fruity flavors that were present upfront are largely lost at the end with some of the caramel fading as well. With a little bit of a grassy and slightly boozy taste coming to the tongue at the finish, the doughy flavor takes on a bit of a drier cracker taste, and with the rest of the flavors, it ends up leaving a somewhat drier and moderately hopped warming taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side for the 10 % abv. of the brew with it containing a carbonation level that is rather average to a little bit lighter. The lower body thickness and moderateness of the carbonation are actually quite nice as they match the drier tastes rather well and help minimize the alcohol taste, making this a fairly easy to drink brew even at 10 %.

Overall – While not the most balanced imperial out there, it is a rather decent big IPA overall. It is a fairly robust brew that is well worth a try, all while maintaining a decent level of drinkability.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #80 (Sep 2013):

Our palates know right away that this is an Imperial IPA, but does it drink like one? No. Way too easy to put back, even with the aggressive hopping. Choice of can size and making this year-round were correct decisions for Upslope here.

STYLE: American Imperial IPA
ABV: 10.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Clear copper tone, lovely suds

SMELL: Fresh-squeezed oranges, pineapple, mint, pine, mild tobacco, alcohol, faint caramel, green peppercorn

TASTE: Smooth, slightly creamy, chewy medium body, intense bitterness, bready, semi-dank hop resin, dried fruit, piney, fresh-cut grass; drying, bitter finish

Photo of Beaver13
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

19.2 oz can. Pours copper amber with a medium fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is piney, resiny stinky hops (almost summit like, but not over the top) and some caramel malt.

The flavor is sweet bready malts and tropical fruits with a big piney, resiny hop finish. Pick up very slight summit hop off notes, but not much. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a solid DIPA. I'd buy it more in 4 packs vs big cans though.

Photo of biboergosum
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An Imperial pint tall-boy can, procured on a Whole Foods run, on the first day of Denver Beer Week, last week, and a tad dear for the single, at that. I do like the typically spare ingredients list, only here the first item is 'snowmelt'. Gnarly.

This beer pours a clear medium golden amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, frothy, and ultimately bubbly pale beige head, which leaves a broad swath of metal t-shirt imagery lace around the glass as things take a header southwards.

It smells of sassy, somewhat musty citrus - sweet fleshy orange, underripe grapefruit, pineapple and kiwi - hearty biscuity, bready caramel malt, crystalline toffee, and further perfumed floral and pine resin hop esters. No real sign of the ABV as of yet. The taste is a mite bit more subdued - semi-sweet citrus cream, which does well to blend and obfuscate the individual fruits, caramel and toffee malt, some wet breadiness, a mild zingy, mint-suggestive spiciness, and back-nine leafy, woody, and pine needle hops.

The bubbles are rather understated, i.e. damned near flat, the body an adequate medium weight, and smooth, in that horror movie sense, where the tension tells you that something jarring is just out of range. It finishes off-dry, surprisingly clean, and teasingly hoppy.

A sort of strange bird for the style, but in a very good way. Everything on everybody's checklist is indeed there, but everything just feels, well, laid-back. Especially the full, nicely round 10 points of alcohol - where on God's green Earth did the brewer hide that? Wow - I found myself at times contemplating the quality of this unassuming APA (!!!). Anyways, a superbly rendered DIPA, nothing too extreme on either side of the proverbial aisle, and stupidly, inanely, and pleasantly easy to drink.

Photo of tone77
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another beer from the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 19.3?! oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very hoppy, some tropical fruits. Taste is bitter, liots of hops, a bit of pine, some fruits, 10% abv is well hidden, dry at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Photo of ocelot2500
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden orange color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of tropical and citrus hops.

Tastes of the fruity hops with a pretty big malt profile. Hops lead off with pineapple, mango, and grapefruit along with some pine. Big hops notes, but not much in the way of bitterness. Syrupy malts come through and add some sweetness to the fruits. More malts come in with caramel and toffee notes. Finishes sweet with a bit of spice.

Mouthfeel is full with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a fruity DIPA that is malt heavy.

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

Clear copper colored ale with a medium sized yellowish-white colored head.

Aromatic beer this is one you can smell from across the room. Scents of sweet malt and heavy hops, from about 6 feet away. Strong tropical fruit and woody scents. Pineapple, mango and passion fruit with caramel candy.

Starts out savory with strong fruit flavors. Mild alcohol sting lots of mango taste. Pineapple and passion fruit with a little strong tea at the end. Bitterness is mild for the strength of the ale. Faint garlic taste if you look for it.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty and deceptively mild tasting for how strong it is.

Photo of jpwilliamson
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a bitter pleasure to drink. I love the can presentation and style...very Boulder. I'm psyched Upslope came out of the closet on this beer...this is what we want, what we need in a hoppy, HA, but drinkable pull. I've enjoyed 4 or 5 of these lovelies over the last few weeks and each were a pleasure. Just be sure you've not followed on by too many others as the 10% ABV will catch up with you quick...

Photo of GregJ
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very aromatic, the aroma hit as soon as the can was opened. Floral, citrus, bready and rye. Heavy pine, sweet malts, bready, pine, floral. Full body and medium carbonation. Lacing down the glass, resin on the lips and strong pine resin aftertaste. Not unique but a solid imperial that I would certainly try again.

Photo of woodychandler
4.69/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I CANnot get over just how many craft CANs are available in Colorado! If you are looking for a trade or if I owe you from a previous CANTrade (TM), let me know as I am going to have a plethora available shortly.

From the CAN: "Hand-Crafted Beer"; "Robust, Hoppy, Generous"; "Ingredients [-] Snowmelt[,] Malt[,]New Zealand Hops[,]Yeast[,]"; "Specs [-] Hand-Crafted[,]Aluminum CAN[,]Portable[,]Recyclable[,]Good"; "Why CANs? We package our beer in Aluminum CANs because it's good for you, the beer, and the environment."

What a great Crack & Glug! The room suddenly seemed scented with hops. An aggro Glug later and I was facing a dense finger of tawny head with good retention. Color was a deep-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose was redolent with caramel, minty hops and an alcohol heat/burn. My nose hairs suddenly disappeared! Mouthfeel was that of a big, solid dollop of goopy, gloppy beer on my tongue. Taste was intensely hoppy, very very minty, initially, followed by a wash of caramel. Finish was a like a minty caramel and if it weren't such a spendy beer, I'd have bought a bunch more.

Photo of obrike
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one was pointed out to me by my beer guy at Round Rock Specs. Delivered fresh off the truck...can was still cold as I took it off the room-temp shelf.

Nothing extravagant about the look. Kind of a honey yellow with a light, wispy head...no lacing to speak of.

Man, a great hop wallop to the nose. Very pronounced tropical fruit and some dank weed as well. Very nice hit to the nostrils.

Big tropical hoppy flavor...but complimented nicely by sweet syrupy malt. Delicious. This one coats the mouth wonderfully. A tiny bit of booze is felt, but come on, this is a 10 percenter.

Very happy to try a new uber fresh DIPA. Pick this up asap and enjoy the hop blast to the palette.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
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! ;-)

Photo of kojevergas
3.19/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

"Upslope Imperial India Pale Ale" (NOT "Imperial IPA"); let's cut the shit with abbreviating beer names haphazardly, alright? 90 IBUs. 10% ABV confirmed. Reviewed as an imperial IPA because it self-identifies as such in the name and on the label. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; I'm in the mood for this style. 1 pint 3.2 fl oz aluminum can with straightforward label art acquired at Davidson's Liquor and served into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass in me parents' gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado.

Served cold - straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a gorgeous five finger wide head of khaki colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. Smooth complexion. Supple. Head retention is superb for the style - about 9+ minutes.

Body colour is a predictable clear vibrant copper. Translucent/transparent. I dig the vibrance. Some gold hues. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Looks good for the style - certainly above average. Looking forward to trying it. Quite inviting.

Sm: Has a nice citrusy bite to it - grapefruit and orange peel. Floral hop character. Clean fresh barley. Pale malts. Pine. Some breadier malts. A dash of caramalt - not too much. It seems like a good mix of malts and hops, with hops clearly dominating just a they should. But I'm not convinced of the integration or balance. Some zest. An approachable pleasant aroma of mild to moderate strength.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Pleasant juicy grapefruit bite with some taming orange citrus notes. Unfortunately, there's also a bit of that hoppy stale orange juice flavour that destroys so many otherwise good IPAs. Perchance a bit oniony. Malts are covered up by the hoppy notes, but I do get caramalt - a bit too much for the style - and pale malts. Also some bready malts. Clean barley throughout.

Flavour intensity is above average for the style. Shallow depth of flavour. Flavour duration is average.

Somewhat imbalanced. Decent complexity; not much subtlety. There's not a whole lot of pleasant flavour here, and the naked untamed bitterness really brings it down.

I don't pick up any yeast character, but there's a bit of alcohol that's noticeable.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with a nice crisp bite. Somewhat refreshing. A biteen overcarbonated. Suits the flavour profile generally well. Pretty decent body. Fair thickness.

Dr: A downable imperial IPA, but its lack of balance and absence of any special characteristics makes it forgettable. I'm sure many locals will rate this highly, but it doesn't compare favorably to the best/great beers in the style. Pedestrian. I wouldn't get it again, but it's drinkable enough. Certainly above average overall. They really need to sort that bitterness out if they want to play with the big dogs. Hides is ABV alright.

Highish C+

Photo of ISmith87
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

19.2 oz canned 1/23/2014 - almost 3 months old

A - 3.75 - nice copper color that's crystal clear with a white head that sticks a little bit. Not much lacing though. Nice alcohol legs.
S - 4.25 - Super nice sweet tropical fruits from the hops, caramel/bready malt in the background. Grapefruit, papaya, passionfruit, mango, orange.
T - 4.25 - Very sweet version of an IIPA. Lots of papaya, mango, passionfruit, orange, lime, tangerine, grapefruit and pine but less than other ipas. Some people say this one is really dank, I'm not getting that so much as LOTS of tropical fruit flavors.
M - 4.25 - Nice, light mouthfeel. Could easily drink a few of these if they weren't 5.99-7.49/can (@#$%!@#%$). Alc dangerously well covered. Aftertaste is pine, grapefruit rind, pretty bitter but not devastatingly bitter.
O - 4.25 - This is a good imperial IPA. Compares well with the new recipe for Oscar Blues Gubna in my book. A smooth, citrus/passionfruit heavy IIPA.

Photo of colingaiser
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a very tall boy into a pint glass...

L: A really inviting deep amber that verges on orange in the right light, with a thick, creamy head that doesn't want to disappear.

S: The New Zealand hops produce an incredibly tropical olfactory overload! I get papaya and mango especially, with a little tart apricot and a dash of honey. Really nice.

T: Wow, the taste definitely does not match the aroma. The malt tends to dominate, tasting like sweet brown sugar and honey, and there's a comforting warm booziness that sets in after a few seconds. The hops mostly provide generic bitterness but there are some notes of papaya that linger into the finish. It's definitely complex and interesting, but it could be better balanced.

M: Surprisingly crisp and medium-bodied, not nearly as heavy or cloyingly syrupy as some imperials. Renders it dangerously drinkable!

O: I'm not in love with this beer -- it's a little unbalanced and not as hop-forward as I'd like -- but it is definitely tasty. It hits almost all the right notes for an imperial. Would buy again if it were cheaper!

Photo of mactrail
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Handsome amber color with a long-lasting head in the tall Maredsous goblet. Gardenia flowers and pineapple in the aroma. Spritzy and sharp on the tongue.

Rich and unctuous mouthfeel. Expansive flavors of mango and oranges with a touch of carrot juice. Moderately bitter but nowhere near as bitter as the typical West Coast overdose. Delicious malt taste with some acidity but not as hot as you might expect with all the alcohol. Totally drinkable with a fruity and just right bitterness.

Another New Zealand hop bomb, but a sensational plus-sized strong beer for serious sipping. One of the best DIPAs I've had, and this can is at least six months old. From the lanky 19.2 fluid oz can bought in Denver.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.17/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

tried this one out today and it's a solid beer. It hides the abv well and is not bad drinking. With a caramel color and clear body the beer looks good and sweet. Nice foamy head, some lacing.

It seems this beer's focus is on the bite, because the smell isn't all that good. Onion and metal, mixed somewhat poorly with pine and some citrus. The sweet bread helps it a bit, but the alcohol accentuates the calamity.

The flavor is better, though. That onion and metal is gone, replaced with citrus and tropical fruit, some green grass. Not to be outdone, the malt comes in with some sweetness...and booze.
Still, it was easy drinking. I would like to know the hop bill further than "New Zealand hops". Why mention that and not the hops??

Photo of chugalug06
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice big Stove Pipe can...

Soapy straw colored head on top of brilliantly clear orange brew with tint of red.

Pine, marshmallow, resinous, earthy, slighty dank. A bit weak. Slight cow pasture aroma.

Creamy, smooth, easy drinker, nicely biting hops, bready, dry, piney, crisp and refreshing. No sweetness, smooth flowing bitterness, light easy carbonation.

Great brew for a hot summer(ish) day. Recommended. 19.2oz cans are fun too.

Photo of beergoot
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lively carbonation rising through an amber body and producing a thick, creamy white head. A bonanza of hop aromas: melon, citrus, pine; very sweet smelling. Light malt character packed with juicy sweetness and an excellent hop bitterness; bright and bracing flavors. Smooth, medium body, dry finish.

Hops rule this one with immense aromas and light yet bracing bitterness. Malts and hops character combine it interesting, complex ways and do a fine job of masking the high ABV. Well-made and easily drinkable (especially if intense IPAs are your thing).

Photo of Stevedore
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

19.2oz tallboy can, no clear canning date. Extra'd by Daniel, thanks man. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 3/23/2014.

App- Clear light copper body, very appealing, with a one finger white head with sticky lacing. Fine retention. Looks the part of an IIPA.

Smell- Smooth caramel and toffee malts, which are backed up somewhat by a spicy tropical hoppiness. No question though, this is on the sweeter side of DIPAs.

Flavour- Grapefruit, passion fruit hop flavours are here, buttressed by caramel and toffee flavours. Rather sweet for the style. Nice citrus bitterness on the backend.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, well carbonated. Finish is dry, citrusy and fairly bitter. Refreshing and a moderately drinkable beer.

Overall- Solid, it's a bit on the sweeter malt side for the style. The citrus and tropical fruit hop flavours are muted and clearly in the background. The can could be old, of course. Still, not a bad beer at all and it was worth the try. I'll finish this one happily.

Photo of Liveupthere
4.77/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Loved this beer, especially from the large can. Great feel in the mouth, not too chewy. Especially for an I-IPA. The taste notes included citrus, raisin, and pine. Closest thing to Heady Topper I've found from a can. Careful! The over sized can and the ABV will sneak up on you!

Photo of blindtiger24
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

19.2oz imperial can poured into a pint glass.

A: Light orange / copper color with soapy, sticky head and tiny, active carbonation bubbles. Head is resilient and carbonation slows down over time, but is still visible and pokes up through the off-white head.

S: Lots of citrus with noticeable pineapple and mango aromas. The piney, dank, earthy hop aromas are there but in the background.

T: Fruit forward flavors, again pineapple and mango most noticeable. Biscuit and esters set up a contrast of incredible peppery blast and huge dank, earthy, salty hop bitterness.

M: A full-bodied beer that provides fruit sweetness and spice from the hops and relief from the malt. A bit drying from the bitterness, but the carbonation helps lighten up the mouthfeel.

O: Love the imperial pint and it proves that huge, complex, and impressive beers can be canned. The imperial IPA style can be hard to judge between competitors, but I think Upslope has created a true rival to Deviant Dale's. An excellent beer. I would love to try it on tap.

Photo of emyers
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Photo of argock
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 19.2 oz tallboy can into a clear pinot noir glass. Best by May 02 2015 on bottom of the can.

A: Hazy gold with 2-3 finger, frothy, sticky, rocky off-white head with good retention and thick lacing bands.

S: Pine and minty, tropical fruit like pineapple and guava with lime citrus and solid light pale malt aroma. Alcohol is fairly hefty but not obnoxious. No yeast esters.

T: Great flavor with dense tropical fruit (mango, guava, pineapple), pine, minty, and limeade hops character with heavy pale malt backing. No yeast character and smooth warming alcohol. Bitterness is medium-high. Excellent flavor profile and really unique.

M: Fairly heavy, I wonder if this would be a little better with a somewhat lighter body and ABV in the 8.5% range, but there is nothing wrong with the feel. Body is medium-full with medium carbonation.

O: Great tasting imperial IPA. I did not have high expectations after trying their very disappointing regular IPA but this was really a good, if slightly heavy bodied IIPA. Very unique and complex flavor profile with excellent range and intensity. Give it a try for sure but be ready for a bit of a boozy, hefty beast.

Photo of Bitterbill
2.95/5  rDev -25.3%

Pours a clear 24K gold, small but persistent head of foam.

The smell was of sugary sweet malt with a lightish aroma of hops.

The taste is strong with malty sweetness, lightly hopped despite the hefty IBUs, fairly strong alcohol presence.

Medium bodied, light to medium carbonation, that's not what I'm not liking.

Too strong, too malt liquor like, too reminiscent of Dogfish Head 120, which I detested.

I'm glad I won't have to buy another $6.99 can.

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Imperial IPA from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
88 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.