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India Pale Ale | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.67/5
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428 Ratings
India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
65 IBU

Added by rowew on 12-07-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,026
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
428
pDev:
12.26%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
74
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 428 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of casapy
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRFounder
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libeertarian
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken yesterday:

Nice clear deep copper, though packed with small flakes in suspension. Head of sandy tan, very fluffy, somewhat creamy, retention excellent, fair lacing. Aromas of resin, light pine, caramel, a little grassy/grainy character. Starts out mildly bitter, tons of caramel in the background, works its way toward pine, orange, rind, dankness, spices, and peppercorn by the finish. Medium-bodied, nice thickness to it, still great for refreshment, carbonation is mild, nice and smooth beer.

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Photo of bilbobrewer
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can as part of Denver mix6 pk.
BB date Mar 17/16...The age of this can is surprising, given it's local popularity. But should still be good....

Pours a surprising red color. Very good inch of creamy, off-white head on the pour, but not long lasting,

First taste: malty sweetness.
This is very malt-forward.
No hop aroma, no hop taste. A hint of bittering hops. Not very resiny Sooo...."Patagonian hops" !?! What the hell is that ?!?

Not heavy or filling, not boozy. Easier to drink than the 7.2% abv might suggest.

So...like lie the recently-reviewed Odell Runoff Red IPA, this is really an Amber Ale....and Runoff Red is the better of the two.

If you're a PNW-style, IPA hophead, this is not your beer.

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Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1ale_man
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can dated best before 12-5-15 into a pint glass.
Pretty dark for an ipa. Looks like fresh unfiltered honey.
I get mostly malt and caramel on the nose.
Taste follows nose except for a strong floral taste. I've smelled flowers like the taste but can't call a name. Alcohol is well masked. Some citrus right at the finish.
Semi thick on the tongue. Like the feel.
Great beer. I will buy again. Hopefully a little fresher.

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Photo of Lobina
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatheredwaters
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackWormCultBrew
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of akolb
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber. The darkest "regular" IPA I've had, even more so than Celebration. Thankfully I love maltier IPAs, so my expectations are quite high based on the look. Aroma is fairly subdued, faint citrus and malt. A bright bitterness livens things up. Hops, bread, and caramel dominate the taste. Also some sweetness and alcohol. This is a different beast than your typical hop forward IPA, much more focused on the malts while offering up some tasty bitterness to make a complex, well-rounded brew. If you like Celebration or Flipside from Sierra Nevada, or Runoff Red from Odell, this beer is in a similar vein.

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Photo of DaftDrinker
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DefenCorps
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can from Lone Star in Carrollton. Unfortunately, this is a couple of days past its best by date.

An ominously dark copper with a dense, off white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is quite malty with some hop character. Plenty of caramel, mild toffee along with candied grapefruit, candied orange. Despite the fact that this isn't at it's oak, the hop character is intriguing, reminding me of old classics like Brass Knuckle. The palate opens with a blend off moderate hop bitterness with pine and grapefruit, mild hop flavor and a noticeable burnt sugar bitterness and flavor. Despite this, it is relatively light in body, probably because of the alcohol which appears on the finish. Clean and bitter, this is solid; well crafted but unfortunately not my preferred interpretation of the style.

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Photo of crob3888
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chandango
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

An enjoyable and easy to drink IPA. It pours a nice light brown with a big and fluffy head, not what I was expecting after having had so many west coast style IPAs of late. Not much of an aroma, a bit bitter, a bit malty. The same comes through in the taste, and again, it's a bit of a departure from the crisper, fruity hops, as the malts come through in this one, almost like a hopped brown ale. The mouth is bit chewy, and as expected based on the looks. Overall, a pleasant drinker.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of milletc
3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Masonpp85
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of keng1343
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The color on this is darker than your average ipa, and definitely darker than good ones (apologies to Celebration Ale). Aroma was malty.

Bitter taste, this straddles the line between a brown ipa and a standard ipa. Definitely not a west coast ipa, this seriously was like English meets brown ale.

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Photo of TetonMike
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WestmontDon
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jtaylord
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

India Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 428 ratings
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