Imperial IPA - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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BA SCORE
88
very good

154 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of sammyg832
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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 qcbrewer
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Nightwish1094
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of ImperialStout
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of mc4z
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of CUBeerBuff
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of IllicitEloquence
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Domvan
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of AlexFields
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of maniaczak
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of kylemckinnis
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of birchstick
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ISmith87
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
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 Stillmakingnoise
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of calcutron
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of afsdan
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of jklecko2
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Gerred
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Stevedore
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
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 SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of phooky
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Imperial IPA from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
88 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.