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Upland Broad Ripple Tasting Room

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BA SCORE
87
very good

30 Ratings
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Taps: 6
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar ]

4842 N College Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46205-1964
United States
phone: (317) 602-3931

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @uplandindy

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(Place added by: emerge077 on 11-15-2009)
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Reviews by jale:
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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%

Came here to pick up my Sour Reserve bottle. Small inside with chairs and sofa. Seating for about 15 or so people. Very colorful like a quaint coffee shop. Staff are very polite and helpful. They gave me some great tips for bottle shops and a great beer bar in Muncie. I was also able to pick up a few Lambics from them, which was a pleasant surprise. They have a nice selection of upland shirts and other related items. This is a place to stop by if your in the mood for a quick beer. Not really set up to stay long. Staff enjoyed talking beer and this is always a plus.

jale, Oct 31, 2011
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3.57/5  rDev -6.3%

Went here to turn in my entry for the 2014 UpCup.

Atmosphere- Quaint atmosphere. Very close to the college and very college-esk It's got a rustic feel and is pretty small. It would be a cool place to study and drink a pint if there were more room.

Quality- The beers are all pretty solid but none that are the best in my book. No food at this location but a good tasting room none-the-less. The seasonal beers are usually better than the lineup and are enticing to keep you asking what's next.

Service- Fine service. There is only one bartender but he was polite.

Selection- The usuals are always on tap with one or two seasonals/specialties that make Upland a nice Indiana brewery.

No food at the tasting room.

The value is good with growlers for less that $16 a fill and well priced pints for really good beer.

I recommend this place for good draft beer but wouldn't be my first choice over flat 12 or Sun King.

dmgeng, Jun 30, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -19.2%

I like this funky little coffee house vibe here.
The staff was friendly and helpful, and seemed pretty knowledgeable about their beer.

I was hoping to stumble upon some of the tasty leftover lambics, but it was not to be... Instead I settled on a flight of 3 of the beers; the pale ale, the IPA, and the double ipa.

I liked the pale ale the best. The ipa was too malty for my tastes. The double IPA was decent.

I like the vibe in here more than the beer...

Thus place is about 5 miles or so north of Sunking, and traffic wasn't really too bad-- if you're in the area (and you're a bit of a ticker like me) make the drive and check it out.
Of course, if you're not a ticker, then feel free to skip it.

AleWatcher, Jan 21, 2012
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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%

A: Very funky and comfortable coffee shop type atmosphere. A few couches and tables to sit at, chat with friends, and taste beer. Neat artwork on the walls and everything is bright and upbeat. A little small, but this is a tasting room. Cool futuristic looking growler fill machine.

Q: Everything is super fresh and of the highest quality.

S: Excellent service. Staff is super friendly and helpful.

S: Limited amount of beers available for growler fill. Taster flights and pints available. Sometimes there are lambics for sale as well.

F: This location does not sell food, but there is a different food truck outside almost every day.

V: Overall everything is nicely priced.

tsauce2, Jan 13, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev -9.4%

This tiny depot is the Indianapolis Proxy for selling Upland beers only.
Size and atmosphere of a Starbucks, with 8-12 Upland beers for sale. Growlers, bottles, pints.

If you're already driving by this place on your way to Broadripple or downtown, its worth the stop to see if they have any lambics laying around.

The staff is helpful and courteous. There are a few younger female employees that are familiar with Upland beers and not much else. There is nice orange haired pierced faced guy who is wise to both Upland beers as well as other worldly beers. He's excited to talk about beer.

jisom123, Sep 02, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

drove over to indiana to pick up RSVPed Upland sours (raspberry, kiwi, and persimmon) that I have been hearing soooo many good things about.

Nice clean tasting room with a small outside patio that in a back alley.

Service was stellar! 3 friendly and professional bar keep (not to mention attractive young women) who served us a sampler of the Upland beers. Including a wheat beer, the ipa, a pilsner, a brown ale, a porter, and a milk stout. Decently priced sample at 7.50 for six 4oz samples.

I though the lambics were a bit on the pricey side, but its a nice place with a mild hippie vibe going on here! U can dry your hands off in the bathroom with old t-shirts so that we don't waste trees by using paper products as the bathroom signs says!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Aug 15, 2011
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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%

Stopped in here to pick up some lambics with a couple other BA's. Don't blink, cause you'll almost miss it! Quite a bit smaller than I would have expected it to be. A few tables, a couple bar stools, and some couches make it a very relaxed, easy going atmosphere.

They have all of their year round beers on tap along with some seasonal beers. All available for growler fills too. The night we went they were pouring 6oz glasses of everything instead of pints.

The two girls working were very helpful and very knowledgeable of the beers they had. Very quick to offer refills and very friendly.

Only had about 7-8 beers on tap, so limited selection. They also don't offer food, so stop somewhere to grab a bite to eat before you come.

Overall, great place to hang out for a bit and enjoy a couple drinks.

HosP, Aug 13, 2011
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3.51/5  rDev -7.9%

Stopped by here the day after Winterfest 2011.

A- Tiny little place that looks more like a cafe place than a tasting room. I like the looks of it as it seems more artsy than what other places look. A couple couches and maybe some single chairs and that is it.

Q- The beers on tap were poured right but it seemed like everything was poured into pint glasses. There was good head on each beer without there being too much.

S- We were served prompt and most of our questions were answered quickly but not right all the time. I liked our bartender and to be honest he was pretty good altogether.

S- Selection was just Upland and only then a few select offerings from them. That was my biggest beef with this place.

alleykatking, Mar 13, 2011
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4.16/5  rDev +9.2%

Upland's tap room is a great little trendy place just south of Broad Ripple "proper." You have to be very driving by, though, or you'll miss it. It's not the largest of businesses, but is very cozy, and the couple of times I've been in, space has not been an issue (plenty of places to sit at those times).

Service was excellent, with the lovely girl behind the bar doing a good job of serving and describing the beers. Not sure I'd have said the same if I wasn't so knowledgable about Upland's brews, but maybe she sensed I was and didn't go into more detail than necessary.

I wish they had a larger selection of Upland's brews, but they do carry a nice assortmant, from their standards to their newer, bigger brews. It's a great place to try several Upland beers, in tasting flights, to see what you like.

I did like the T-shirt hand towel idea in the restroom, too, even if finding the restroom was a bit odd.

JamesS, Jan 03, 2011
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Upland Broad Ripple Tasting Room in Indianapolis, IN
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