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Imperial IPA - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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BA SCORE
88
very good

166 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 14
Gots: 20 | 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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ArrogantB on 06-02-2013

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Ratings: 166 | Reviews: 29
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 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 richkrull
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Critters
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TetonMike
3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.42/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Koke22
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TreeScott
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.76/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.8/5  rDev +21.5%

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4.4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.08/5  rDev -22%

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Imperial IPA from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
88 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.