Thai Style White IPA | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

BA SCORE
85
very good
157 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:
157
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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 +7.4%
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 +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeB
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjdevel
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beaulabauve
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quesophresco
2.87/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elNopalero
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
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 +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erk0607
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
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 -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrsqc7
3.59/5  rDev -5%
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 -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keng1343
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkarimi
3.41/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpkrippner
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zbooks
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of angelmonster
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
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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Thai Style White IPA from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
3.78 out of 5 based on 157 ratings.
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