Slope Style Winter IPA
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Slope Style Winter IPASlope Style Winter IPA
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From:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.57 | pDev: 13.73%
Ratings:
191
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 22, 2018
Added:
Sep 01, 2014
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  60
SCORE
81
Good
Slope Style Winter IPASlope Style Winter IPA
Notes: None
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3.25 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Jul 22, 2018
 
3.97 by Electros from Canada (ON) on Apr 27, 2018
 
3.7 by moundbz from North Dakota on Apr 12, 2018
 
3.74 by KingTen144 from Illinois on Mar 02, 2018
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3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a pint glass from nitro draft at The Vine on February 24, 2018. Look is dark red amber with a thick creamy head and lingering lacing. Piney hops. Full in body.

Feb 27, 2018
 
3.77 by BlueSpader from Washington on Feb 15, 2018
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3.14/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "crush by" date on bottom of can is "FEB 27 2018".

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, deep amber color with one-finger tan head with excellent retention, slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, medium carbonation.

SMELL: bread and caramel, there is a slight pine note.

TASTE: initially sweet caramel and bread then an understated piney hop profile and finished with a slight metallic taste.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is an unbalanced, malt forward IPA that did not work for me, it's not terrible but, there are better IPA's out there so I would not seek it out again.

Feb 08, 2018
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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 2/2/2018. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red, light copper/brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity hops and dark/bready/light roast malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, herbal, grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, roast, herbal, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity hops and dark/bready/light roast malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, fairly sticky, and slightly chalky/resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.4%. Overall this is a delicious red IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity hops and dark/bready/light roast malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Nicely juicy fruity/citrus hop complexity, balanced crystal/Munich/light roasted malts. Never overly sweet/heavy with adequate dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and great style example.

Jan 27, 2018
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3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by sjrider from California

Pours a dark reddish brown ,cream colored head with quite a bit of lacing. Not much nose here,maybe a little malt. Taste is malt forward with a tiny bit of hop bitterness. For $1 at TW I'm not disappointed, a one and done for me.An average beer.

Jan 27, 2018
 
3.76 by white_pony21 from Colorado on Jan 27, 2018
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3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

Pours a brownish color. The head is off white, frothy, 1 finger,good retention, and nice lacing.
The nose is fairly subdued. Slight hop, but not much else.
Taste, a slightly bitter hop to this beer. Some malt also.
Feel is about what I would expect.
So,so beer overall. I don't think I would go out of my way for it.

Dec 28, 2017
 
4.15 by milwaukee512 from Wisconsin on Dec 06, 2017
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3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by craigbelly from Iowa

This is a very uneven beer. No real hop structure. I taste nothing but bitter and malt. Lots of pine but nothing to compliment it. Light carmel notes aren't enough to add another layer and save this one.

Dec 03, 2017
 
3.5 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Jul 02, 2017
 
1 by GarrisWH from Colorado on Jun 20, 2017
 
2.61 by DOCRW from Washington on Apr 18, 2017
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3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Parmesan from Colorado

L: Pours a brilliantly clear copper red color with a large rocky white head that dissipates rather slowly and leaves sheets of lacing all around the glass.

S: A very piney, woody aroma, with notes of tropical fruit in the background, a few notes of caramel and malt follow the pine. Overall, it smells a little sweet.

T: A very strong piney taste, with notes of tropical fruit. There is a strong malt in the background and a medium bitterness.

F: Medium to fuller body, medium carbonation.

O: This is an average piney red IPA, but as far as Colorado brewed red IPAs, I would much rather have Odell's Runoff Red IPA.

Apr 17, 2017
 
3.4 by Kahlerbock from Kansas on Feb 25, 2017
 
3.59 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania on Jan 15, 2017
 
3.74 by Kiro from Russian Federation on Dec 30, 2016
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3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Pours a dingy dark amber color.

Smells of pine and some subtly sweet citrus.

The taste hits similar notes as the smell, but with some caramel malt added. The pine is definitely present, but is balanced enough to not distract from everything else. Mouthfeel is light and this is quite drinkable.

Solid beer!

Dec 26, 2016
 
3.75 by freewill35 from Indiana on Dec 17, 2016
 
3.22 by BeerWithMike from Nebraska on Dec 16, 2016
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3.21/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by BB1313 from Ohio

Enjoy by 2/17/17. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours auburn with ruby hues and has nice clarity; bubbly off-white head that fades leaving nice bubbly retention and decent lacing. The aromas are malt forward with some fresh cut fruit. Hints of watermelon mixed with some dark fruits. Caramel and toffee is in the mix. The flavors basically follow the nose. More watermelon notes along with some subtle hints of grapefruit and pine. There's some raisins and plum in the mix. More caramel and toffee. Solid malt backbone with a mild earthy bitterness. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is ultimately light with moderate carbonation. It's very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid brew. It comes off as a "Red IPA". It might not be flashy or anything crazy, but it's enjoyable and very refreshing. There's nothing wrong with this one at all.

Nov 21, 2016
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3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by YourFavoriteMaleNurse from Illinois

Marketed as "piney." Half convinced they used pinesol to brew this beer..... I'm not a huge IPA guy; I tend to draw the line at pale ales. This beer was surprisingly decent though. I would not necessarily buy it again, yet I would drink it. As previous reviews have pointed out, it is rather malty, sweet, and piney. I recognize that people seek out this flavor, so I would say it is marketed as what it is.

Oct 10, 2016
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3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by DrMullet from Florida

Pours a medium copper color.
Smell is slightly sweet and piney.
Taste comes across malty, with a bit of toasted caramel and pine.

May 22, 2016
 
3.25 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas on Apr 22, 2016
 
4 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania on Apr 22, 2016
 
3.71 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Apr 21, 2016
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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Bluegrass49 from Minnesota

Poured into a 16 oz ale glass. Rich dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Surprisingly delightful IPA. Citrusy in taste and a great blending of the hops.

Apr 19, 2016
 
3.75 by Prue from Maryland on Apr 09, 2016
 
3.44 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Apr 04, 2016
 
2.96 by AD17 from New Jersey on Mar 28, 2016
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3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a clear, copper color. 3/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of English hops, slight citrus hops, sweet malt, tea, slight caramel malt, and a hint of grass. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of English hops, slight citrus hops, sweet malt, tea, slight caramel malt, and a hint of grass. Overall, great appearance, but aroma, body, and blend are average at best for an AIPA, but slightly better if an EIPA.

Mar 12, 2016
 
3.75 by Pensfan0782 from Pennsylvania on Mar 02, 2016
 
3.61 by TimBell from Pennsylvania on Mar 02, 2016
 
3.37 by mds1101 from Illinois on Feb 25, 2016
 
3.25 by SPD656 from Illinois on Feb 22, 2016
 
3.27 by AGoodStout from Kansas on Feb 21, 2016
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3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Extol from Georgia

Appearance - copper in color, a bit of retention on the head. Smell - Olney and floral mostly. Taste - follows the nose with a slight fruit taste but fairly smooth on the back end. Overall - solid but nothing outstanding. Girlfriend said it tastes like pine trees and bread.

Feb 20, 2016
Slope Style Winter IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 191 ratings