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Imperial IPA - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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Imperial IPAImperial IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

142 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

LotsofLupulin, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

UHCougar12, Jan 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

thereal_adam, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of blindtiger24
4.68/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

19.2oz imperial can poured into a pint glass.

A: Light orange / copper color with soapy, sticky head and tiny, active carbonation bubbles. Head is resilient and carbonation slows down over time, but is still visible and pokes up through the off-white head.

S: Lots of citrus with noticeable pineapple and mango aromas. The piney, dank, earthy hop aromas are there but in the background.

T: Fruit forward flavors, again pineapple and mango most noticeable. Biscuit and esters set up a contrast of incredible peppery blast and huge dank, earthy, salty hop bitterness.

M: A full-bodied beer that provides fruit sweetness and spice from the hops and relief from the malt. A bit drying from the bitterness, but the carbonation helps lighten up the mouthfeel.

O: Love the imperial pint and it proves that huge, complex, and impressive beers can be canned. The imperial IPA style can be hard to judge between competitors, but I think Upslope has created a true rival to Deviant Dale's. An excellent beer. I would love to try it on tap.

blindtiger24, Jan 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Moerdertaktiken, Jan 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Texasfan549, Jan 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

kjkinsey, Jan 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

bbadger, Jan 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

rorjets, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Tiernan, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Gagnonsux, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

wtkphoto, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

loboD113, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

beerforpresident, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

gtermi, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

lokieman, Dec 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

army01, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of obrike
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

obrike, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of SavvyStudent
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

SavvyStudent, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

creepinjeeper, Nov 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

deanhead, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

chossboss, Nov 16, 2013
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4.79/5  rDev +21.3%
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!

Liveupthere, Nov 11, 2013
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4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
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!

mcflypie, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

SPRichard, Oct 27, 2013
Imperial IPA from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
88 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.