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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

113 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | 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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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-04-2014 03:31:44 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-04-2014 03:29:39 | More by kjkinsey
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bbadger

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-02-2014 02:46:58 | More by bbadger
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Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

12-31-2013 03:54:20 | More by rorjets
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-31-2013 03:28:28 | More by Tiernan
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-30-2013 19:45:54 | More by Gagnonsux
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wtkphoto

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-29-2013 21:16:52 | More by wtkphoto
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loboD113

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-28-2013 01:05:45 | More by loboD113
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beerforpresident

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-25-2013 04:55:56 | More by beerforpresident
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gtermi

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-25-2013 04:26:55 | More by gtermi
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lokieman

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-24-2013 04:46:53 | More by lokieman
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army01

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-23-2013 18:51:22 | More by army01
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obrike

Texas

4.26/5  rDev +7%
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.

Serving type: can

12-21-2013 01:51:17 | More by obrike
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SavvyStudent

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: golden color with solid lacing and minimal carbonation visible. Small head on pour.
S: very strong American hop characteristics. Grapefruit and citrus brightness that is really awesome and potent.
T: grapefruit, hoppiness and citrus strong on the front.
M: bright with light mouthfeel and little carbonation.
O: they did a great job keeping this DIPA fresh and bright with all the flavored you look for in an IPA. The traditionally mouthfeel of many CO beers is left out in this beer. I was hesitant to buy just another CO beer but this brewery surprised me and worth a buy if you find it.

Serving type: can

12-03-2013 02:03:42 | More by SavvyStudent
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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deanhead

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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chossboss

Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Liveupthere

Colorado

4.79/5  rDev +20.4%
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!

Serving type: can

11-11-2013 19:26:39 | More by Liveupthere
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mcflypie

Colorado

4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden, almost syrupy in color. A little lacing.

S: Sweet, passion fruit odor. Hoppy smells galore no doubt.

T: Tropical fruit notes and hoppy/malty tastes. Like Fruity Pebbles, but hopped out.

M: Lively and citrusy IPA. Delicious.

O: A refreshing Tropical Imperial IPA. A classic here in Boulder, CO. Long Live Upslope!

Serving type: can

11-03-2013 03:22:03 | More by mcflypie
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-27-2013 19:08:33 | More by SPRichard
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-25-2013 23:14:32 | More by Haybeerman
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

10-21-2013 06:29:03 | More by ygtbsm94
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: can

10-19-2013 02:46:42 | More by biboergosum
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SirNoodle

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

10-18-2013 01:41:45 | More by SirNoodle
Imperial IPA from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
89 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.