Slippery Slope Ale | Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

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Slippery Slope AleSlippery Slope Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
cascadelakes.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Our full-bodied ale uses crystal malt and generous amounts of cascade hops to produce a well-balanced seasonal ale."

Grains: 2-row, Crystal 120, Chocolate, Honey
Hops: Cascade
Available: October 1 – Feb 1

Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-15-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
13.39%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Photo of GrantBrennan
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of JarMills
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of isualum12
3.91/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the same beer as santas helper just relabeled.
Bought at Boise coop
Look red with copper tones. White foamy head that disappears soon leaving lace
Smell not very strong. I kind of want more out of that..
Taste- a red with more flavor. Great spice but not overpowering. I can taste the malt in there without wishing I hadn't.
Feel. Smooth
Overall a great beer.

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Photo of 81tillinfinity
3.87/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice candy like toffee sweetness with a hint of spices, rich mouthfeel and a touch of dark fruits. Hops shine through as the beer warms. Overall pretty good and in line with other winter warmers.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz single from Fred Meyer, S.Salem store. $1.25
Nice clear brown ale with a luscious light tan head..that is bubbly and creamy thick.
Good choclate ,coffee aromas..a whiff of what seems like whipped cream. Pleasant.
Taste is peppery coffee and cream, dark chocolate and a touch of pipe tobacco even getting a touch of peppermint and ginger..very nice really
Good strong mouthfeel..coasting but not uncomfortable.
Overall i found this a very nice beer for the colder weeks.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at Cantine in Seattle.

Appearance: rich red-brown hue with a finger of creamy ivory foam. Very nice.

Smell: sweet and malty with a bit of biscuit and a little fruitiness. Festive!

Taste: sweet and fruity with some caramel character and a little bit of toastiness and biscuitiness. It's rich, and it's quite nice for the style.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a big carbonation and very satisfying creaminess. Woo!

Overall: this is a smooth and drinkable winter ale; stylistically good although the malt profile doesn't fit my personal palate.

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Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a He'brew small shaker pint. Pours a medium coppery amber with a thin off-white head with good retention and lacing. Malty aroma, dominated by bready and a hint of toasted malt, slight brown sugar and cinnamon. Flavor follows aroma, with bready and lightly toasted malt, slightly earthy with a hint of holiday spicing. Finishes with a touch of hops, cinnamon and ginger. Nice medium body with some creaminess. Somewhat understated flavors, but a nice malty winter ale that was great on this cold, rainy evening.

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Photo of slimntubbs
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ElGordo
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Body is a pretty deep brown color with garnet highlights. Very little head. Aroma of sweet caramel and dark malts, a touch of fruity hops, dark stone fruit, and a touch of holiday spices. Palate is robust sweet malt up front, with a bit of a roasted malt character on the swallow, along with a touch of hoppy bitterness. Body is full and smooth, with just a bit of creaminess, very nice for a winter warmer. I'd buy this again.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this one up last night at the COOP .... Poured tonight into my Corsendonk tulip. only about 1/2" of lite tan head, but it sticks around forever and leaves nice drapes of lacing... the brew is polished deep amber brown.

Nose shows quite a bit of dry warm toast and a lite nuttiness... not so subtle caramel.... a little bit of citrus hoppiness shows, but is lost in the maltiness.

Flavor mirrors the nose with a pretty penetrating estery profile... significant cocoa with warmth... golden raisins and some sorta fruitcake qualities but without the sugar... a bit of dried cherry fruitiness on the finish.. surprisingly dry IMO... The hops are there throughout as a lite citrus element, but again is buried by the waves of malt.

Medium bodied but has a nice everpresent small bubble carbonation...

I am normally pretty apathetic about winter warmers, but this is nicely done.

4/3.5/3.5/3.5/4

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Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on nitro so it could be skewed score wise. Pretty good in taste regardless

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Photo of beertunes
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sensible 12oz bottle poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a coppery mahogany color with just a thin cap of white head that had no retention or lacing.

The aroma featured some very good malts, a bit sweet, a bit earthy, as well as some yeast spice. There was just hint of a hop kick in the background. The flavors were pretty much the same, sweet and earthy malts, some spice/yeast, and a tinge of hops. The beer was nicely balanced.

The body was very good, smooth, even, and had a semi-dry finish. Drinkability was was also very good, it went down quickly and easily. Overall, a nice take on the style, certainly worth trying if you see it.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Slippery Slope Ale from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
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