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Thai Style White IPA | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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3.71/5
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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,112
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
167
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by November 2nd, 2018. Poured into Batch 19 Pub Glass.

A straw-golden colored body with slight chill haze, and a fluffy head of 1/2 finger leaving slight hilly lacing up the sides.

I get a nice nose of coriander, citrus peel, lemongrass, ginger, clove, and slight dill. There's a hop bitterness there in the nose too but I can't quite pin it down.

Flavor starts with basil and lemongrass, then coriander, ginger, lemon peel, dry grass, clove, slight orange and banana, and finishing with more basil and bitter dry grass.

Feel is carbonated, faint creaminess that's canceled out by the hop resins, which carry to the finish. A dry parch remains on the palate.

Overall, a very interesting take on a white IPA. I wish more breweries did this. This is the 2nd Thai style IPA I've had, and the better of the two was from Around The Bend called Silk Road. Interesting trial if you can get ahold of this one though.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bear1964
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RDW
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into Duvel tulip. BB NOV 02 18 stamped on bottom of can.

Appearance- Pours massive white pancake batter head with long life and slight sticky lacing. Extremely hazy bright yellow body with no particulates. 4.5

Smell- Slight banana. Almost reminds me of a hefe. A little too mild. 3.75

Taste - Strong grass up front but I'll be damned if this is not a belgian white blended with an IPA. Orange peel finish. No bad characters. 3.75

Mouthfeel - Smooth and spicy hop feel. Suprisingly balanced considering the strange blend. 4.5

Overall - Well crafted beer, especially for a limited release. Many brewers put on the same beer for years and can't get them this good. Genuinely suprised by this. 4.5

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Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of white_pony21
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Momma_Knapp
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmurphy7
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is an interesting experiment. It's not quite as Thai-styled as you'd expect, at least to me - I didn't get much of the lemongrass or ginger, but did get quite a lot of the coriander. So it was more of a witbier for me, but I still enjoyed it. This is better than their more generic and widely available beers.

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer has a very distinctive flavor profile. The spices are ginger, Thai basil, and lemongrass, and it's got a good Belgian yeast presence. It's got enough bitterness that you know it's an IPA, but It's on the low end of the bitterness scale for IPAs. It's quite unusual.

I'd expect this will get negatives from quite a few folks, as it's quite different from any other IPA I've had. But I think it's pretty good.

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Photo of Montanabeerz
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeB
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjdevel
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
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 +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beaulabauve
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quesophresco
2.87/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elNopalero
4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
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 +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erk0607
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
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 +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Thai Style White IPA from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 167 ratings