Pale Ale | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

BA SCORE
81
good
231 Ratings
Pale AlePale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rowew on 12-07-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
231
Reviews:
60
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 231 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of Quafftastic
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spacedog666
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjdevel
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Nice 2 finger head from a 12 oz can. Crystal clear light gold color. Very good head retention stays frothy for awhile.
Smell: Nice hop aroma. Malty and some bread. Smells rich and sweet.
Taste: Some hop bitterness rushes right into sweet maltiness. Sweet at first, drying out a bit just after. Seems very fruity/citrusy. After taste is passion fruit and some charred wood flavors. Nice earthiness.
Feel: Just right, but a bit lower on carbonation than I like.
Overall: Nice, rich, malty, and fairly hoppy. Not my favorite Pale Ale, but really good.

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Photo of suckaj
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of msumike89
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erk0607
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold with white head made up of fine bubbles, didn't last all that long
Smell: Minimal, but when you do get a whiff, you get some sort of light hop profile
Taste: Very palatable, with definite hop bitterness, but not overbearing. Definitely grainy and bready too with a bit of orange zest.
Feel: Intermediate body that foams up on the palate
Overall: not bad, a quaffable beer

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Photo of gruss004
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TCMike
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of godawgs
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gamblebc
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tempest
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall a milder and more session-friendly pale ale. Reminds me of the old GD Denver Pale Ale. The hops are a mild of herbal spice and grapefruit. A smooth brew, with a creeping subtle bitterness. I only get a light hit of the toasty malts. This would probably be a fun cask beer, there's a lot going on but it's subtle.

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Photo of carrollmel7
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Piperguy
2.22/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Parmesan
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Clear straw color with a small white head that doesn't stick around for too long.

S: Toasted bready malt, some honey, and a slight floral/citrus hop, a littl bit of grassiness.

T: Toasted bready malt with a taste of honey,very mild spicy floral hops, with a slight citrus, pretty low hop bitterness.

F: Pretty light body with medium carbonation.

O: A fairly malt forward pale ale, could use a little more hop flavor and bitterness.

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Photo of elglueckert
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BWED
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. can poured into a willibecher.

A- Pale straw with great clarity. White head retains at a small pad.

S- Slight hint of fruit. A little boozy (unexpected) in smell, and sweet bread backbone.

T- Mild fruitiness, and a little citrus. A bit of pine.

M- Light body, a little fruity, and lightly bitter in the finish.

O- This one is a little bland. It drinkable, but lacks any real complexity.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours from the can a clear gold with a slightly off-white head that leaves spotty lacing.
The aroma is a bit subdued. Floral and citrus notes with a bit of biscuit and spice.
Taste is light citrus with biscuit and a bit of grassy hops and a lingering, slightly bitter pith.
Mouthfeel is light and bubbly with a clean and crisp finish.

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Photo of lb526
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nhmp105
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of habaceeba
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
3.55 out of 5 based on 231 ratings.
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