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Imperial IPA - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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Imperial IPAImperial IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

116 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 06-02-2013)
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birchstick

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-18-2014 14:14:29 | More by birchstick
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: can

04-17-2014 20:14:58 | More by ISmith87
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Stillmakingnoise

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-16-2014 23:45:01 | More by Stillmakingnoise
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calcutron

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-11-2014 18:06:19 | More by calcutron
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-06-2014 23:00:21 | More by mtbdonn
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-05-2014 19:57:51 | More by BillRoth
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afsdan

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

04-03-2014 22:30:12 | More by afsdan
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-31-2014 22:22:56 | More by jklecko2
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Gerred

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-28-2014 19:27:23 | More by Gerred
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

Serving type: can

03-24-2014 04:14:17 | More by Stevedore
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-15-2014 15:01:30 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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phooky

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-12-2014 02:28:19 | More by phooky
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

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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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: can

03-10-2014 02:12:07 | More by ocelot2500
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Todd

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-03-2014 03:40:21 | More by Todd
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-01-2014 05:18:59 | More by Canada_Dan
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dozier77

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-16-2014 01:36:17 | More by dozier77
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mactrail

Washington

4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Serving type: can

02-08-2014 05:27:12 | More by mactrail
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MouthfulOfchris

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-08-2014 02:03:19 | More by MouthfulOfchris
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kevindp9

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-03-2014 00:25:27 | More by kevindp9
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mfield14

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-24-2014 15:55:00 | More by mfield14
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stogirelli

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-20-2014 01:30:01 | More by stogirelli
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Theortiz01

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-19-2014 14:58:38 | More by Theortiz01
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-19-2014 01:38:53 | More by dhbiker0889
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

01-15-2014 20:17:21 | More by LotsofLupulin
Imperial IPA from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
89 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.