Campside | Upland Brewing Company

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Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BTFU on 06-01-2013

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Ratings: 142 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Sammy
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brentk56
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives slightly hazy and goldenstraw colored with a modest head; a few strands of lacing

Smell: Floral and citrusy, with hints of mango and grapefruit

Taste: Minimal malt flavors (just a hint of grain) and the hops take over, bringing tropical fruit and grapefruit tones; clean, dry finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Gets the job done and a decent drinker; I have had other hop profiles I like better but this was still enjoyable

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 5/2013. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice rings of soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, floral, grass, herbal, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bright hop and malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange/lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice bright hop flavor balance with a light-moderate malt balance; with minimal cloying bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very good hoppy blonde ale. Good complexity of hop flavors with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of imperialking
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

50 IBU Session IPA tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pint can on August 22, 2015. Look is gold, not quite cloudy but not clear either, small head that dissipates fast, and some faint lacing. Smell is citrus fruit, pine, floral hops and honey. Taste is bitter citrus, pine, grass and some sweet honey notes. Feel is light with a crisp and somewhat bitter finish.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of aasher
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of sendbeer
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: lightly cloudy yellow hue with a moderate effervescence and some floaties. Head is two fingers of frothy white foam. I think it's pretty attractive!

Smell: fruity, citrusy hops on a lightly malty base. There's mango and grapefruit in there; a nice tropical concoction. I find I quite like it.

Taste: hops are a lot more grapefruity in the flavor than in the aroma, and in general the tropical character is toned down. Malt is a little bit grainy, but I kind of like it. Refreshing.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with an OK carbonation and a moderate creaminess. Not too bad.

Overall: a light, refreshing and tasty beer with a great aroma. I could drink plenty of this on a hot day.

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Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

This pours a hazy light gold with a 1" head of foam, nice lacing left behind.

The smell is hoppy but I get more of a grainy sweet malt aroma.

The taste follows the nose and I have to say that this session IPA has more malt character than most I've tried. Either that's the way it was intended or the can I have is older than fresh.

On the heavy side of light bodied, nice carbonation, very good mouthfeel.

Big thanks to Trent for sending this my way!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

So I had this the first time during the reunion weekend in the midwest in 2014. A somewhat cloudy golden pour, 3/5" white head on top. Good middle of the road dry hopping, perhaps Amarillo going on.

Taste, nice light body, respectable hopping. Nothing reinventing the wheel, this does make sense for a good summertime camping trip in the humid midwest. Standard citrus feels. Not overly bitter, in the 50ish ibu range. This is a good example of a hoppy session ipa just right for summertime.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of barczar
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly hazy lemony golden with a dense white head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of lacing.

Floral, slightly dank hops, lemony citrus, and musty, earthy notes form the initial aroma. There's a grainy character at the base, with faint pilsner crackery malt making an appearance.

Flavor is very citrus-forward, and bitter from the start, though a soapy kind of bitter that's fairly offputting. It lingers throughout. Lemon, grapefruit, and muted tangerine give the impression of sweet tarts, and underlie a soft bed grainy malt. The balance is bitter.

Body is moderate to a touch light, slightly slick, with moderate carbonation, substantial astringent harshness, and modest alcohol warmth.

Decent hop flavoring profile, with little malt presence, keeping it might. The bitterness is overwhelming and unpleasant. It lingers indefinitely.

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Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jzlyo
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZAP
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid enough little session IPA...Nice bright citrusy aroma with lemons, and tangerines.

Relatively balanced on the taste with a light crackery malt and citrus and tropical fruits...tough of pine on the finish.

Body fits the style. Not a super assertive take on the style but a nice enjoyable flavorful beer.

Best by Aug, 2016 on bottle.

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Photo of MSandahl23
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Campside from Upland Brewing Company
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