Imperial IPA - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
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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.
09-02-2014 00:22:08 | More by Bitterbill
4.28/5 rDev +8.4%
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.
06-16-2014 23:03:35 | More by emyers
Imperial IPA from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
88 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.