Thai Style White IPA | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

BA SCORE
85
very good
153 Ratings
Thai Style White IPAThai Style White IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Colorado, United States
upslopebrewing.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Thai Style White IPA

Added by LotsofLupulin on 01-23-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
153
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Photo of sjdevel
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: 4.0
Pale yellow / golden color. This one is quite hazy. A 3-4 finger head from a 12 ounce can. Lower on carbonation than expected as it dies out pretty quickly. Looks more like a Saison.

Smell: 4.0
Smells of hops and spices. Like some Belgian IPAs that I have had. Smells l ike there is quite a bit of coriander in with the other spices.

Taste: 4.5
Tastes like a Belgian IPA. Some bitterness up front, then a touch of sweetness just before the spices blast in. A touch of heat from the spices. Some cracker/biscuit. The spices taste like clove, coriander, ancie, turmeric, nutmeg, black pepper, and ginger. There is a lot going on here. Very flavorful.

Feel: 4.0
Medium bodied. Even though not many bubbles are evident in this one later on in the drinking experience, it still seems to have an effervescent tingle.

Overall: 4.25
Very interesting IPA. Many flavors melding together here. Should try this one for sure. It is not something that I would drink every day, but it was very enjoyable.

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Photo of Gomez427
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beaulabauve
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quesophresco
2.87/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elNopalero
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a golden white with a billowy cap of foam. This smells like coriander and estery pepper. Nice Belgo yeast profile. Smooth finish. From a can.

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Photo of Jeffwildcat
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erk0607
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: Golden amber with an off-white, super fine head that lingers.
Smell: Stir fry and hops. Definitely a peppery, funk that transcends a saison that was in an asian kitchen.
Taste: Bitter hops, curry spice, perhaps some orange zest. Much like the smell, there is a straw funk crossed with IPA that comes through.
Feel: Medium-light body, super fine carbonation.
Overall: Not a fan of the flavor, though it does all go together.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrsqc7
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Huge massive billowy head floating on a fuzzy dark yellow orange warming a busy very busy amalgamation of varied spices leaving a general dry bitterness

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Photo of Irrationalist
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keng1343
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkarimi
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpkrippner
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zbooks
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of angelmonster
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review is of a 1 month old can

Pours a clear fizzy, pale gold. Head is 1/5th of an inch and ivory. Lacing was above average and head retention was pretty good.

Smells of belgian saison yeast, coriander, lemongrass, sweet malt, and slight basil. Basically smells like a spice rack, in the best way possible. Hops arent present and neither is alcohol.

Taste is big on belgian yeast, lots of witch hazel and juicy fruit gum. Sweet malt is also there, coriander, lemongrass and some basil add another layer of flavor to the beer making it very unique. Hops arent detected and alcohol is hidden extremely well.

Mouthfeel is light and very carbonated. Beer ends with some astringency, foam from head was nicely present throughout.

Overall this was a pretty good summer beer. I normally enjoy white ipas and this one was especially pleasant, thought the spices complemented the style well.

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Photo of elglueckert
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdwil
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petersonmatt22
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libeertarian
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes taken 04/11/16:

Mostly clear but dense with fine hazy specks. Gold-hued. White, fluffy, chunky, fine, delicate head of moderate retention, with long-lasting film and thick lacing. Smell is bizarre but enticing. Seems Saison-like at first, but likely for the wrong reasons (i.e., not so much from the yeast). Coriander and rind (apparently from hops and not orange peel), lemon, mixed with more exotic spice notes. Ginger the strongest throughout. A little cracker character behind all this. Alcoholic burn in the nostrils, likely accentuated by Thai spices. Again, on the palate, ginger is powerful, but basil, coriander, citrusy hops, and lemongrass still detectable throughout. Citric-tart at the base. Rindy hop character nearly lost in the gingery finish. Strong peppercorn retro-olfaction to be found if sought after. Don’t drink in a hurry, you’ll miss out and your palate will soon become overwhelmed. Medium-bodied, somewhat thin but still very creamy with extremely fine softer carbonation, though some tingles here and there. Fairly crisp, so much going on here I barely noticed. I know some ginger fanatics that would probably rate this much higher, but this is not quite my thing. It is different enough, however, that I would pick it up again, if they decide to make its release a little less limited. Whatever you do, do not drink this from the can. It traps the aromas and doesn’t allow the flavors to properly aerate, and though still good, is not distinguishable enough, in my opinion, from Upslope’s Blood-Orange Saison, nor their Belgian Pale Ale.

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Thai Style White IPA from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
3.77 out of 5 based on 153 ratings.
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