India Pale Ale | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
BA SCORE
53.2%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 427 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:
#30,977
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
427
Liked:
227
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
12.26%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
75
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 427 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of kpowledge
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lokicat444
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a thick head; impressive dark orange/copper color in a glass. A muted grapefruit smell. The taste is initially mild, but builds in complexity after a couple seconds - the taste is reminiscent of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. The mouth-feel is somewhat disappointing; it feels thinner than it looks, which detracts from the overall experience.

This is one of the better canned IPAs I have had. It would be good for camping, canoeing, or other outdoor event in lieu of a 'session' IPA. The taste is very satisfying and robust, but this beer still maintains a good drinkability. Worth a try.

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Photo of mirish72
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Drank at Illegal Petes. Tasty.

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Photo of MCBigGame
2.98/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of raiderandbeerfan
3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Roll through Denver with a dirtbag to see her family, hit up Argonaut and pick up some bottles. Color wasn't impressive, appearance wasn't making me eager to move forthwith. Head was almost 1/2", that part was cool. Ample malt nose, mildly hoppy, mildly sweet.

Taste was predictably bitter, strangely enough the taste profile is largely dominated by the malt aspects of this one. If you like your ipas darker, here ya go. These cans weren't bad, they were consistent at least.

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Photo of MartzMimic
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from the can a reddish amber with a finger of white head. The aroma is rather light, but smells of bready malts and caramel. There's some hop bitterness in the taste, but sweet caramel carries the day. Medium mouth that's rather sticky and chewy. As others have said, this isn't a typical IPA, maybe a hoppy scotch ale. I do have to say I like it more with every sip. Just don't expect a lit of citrus and resin.

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Photo of brn9000
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soze47
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This can im sampling may be a little long in the tooth. Very malt forward and a little too heavy for a 7.2 abv. Needs to be a lot lighter.

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Photo of R3ason
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Savan
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured an delightful amber hew into a tulip glass, had little noticeable smell, tastes bread like and off sweet, has a almost sessionable feel to it.... a good IPA for a lazy summer night :)

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Photo of Beermanic
2.23/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz can bought at Specs in Houston.

A: Amber with 2-finger off-white head and nice lacing.

S: Very Sweet Malty aroma with a touch of resinous pine aroma. Some alcohol aromas but mainly sweet smell. Not to style.

T: The flavor is very sweet unbalanced with the hops heavy on caramel malts, with heavy pine cone and pine hopping. Alcohol is detectable. Very sweet type of IPA, hard to drink.

M: Medium Low carbonation.

O: An ok IPA, way to sweet and not malty unbalanced with hop profile. Hard to drink, did not finish, just no my pint of beer. No buy for me. Will try again later down the road, but for now its a No.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep orange amber color with a one finger head of off white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a decent sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heavy of a bready and a more earthy and pine hop smell. Along with these aromas comes a decent showing of a grapefruit citrus hop as well as some aromas of caramel and a little bit of sweeter citrus fruit, with just a touch of an onion smell rounding it all out.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor mixed with a decent showing of a hop taste of a grapefruit nature. While grapefruit is the heaviest of the hop upfront, it fades as the taste moves forward, with it being replaced by other hop flavors of a pine and earthy hop. All while this occurs, the light caramel that was present upfront transitions to a more fruity like sweetness with some tangerine and a little bit of tropical fruit coming to the tongue. The sweet remains very light overall, and with the increase in the more dank hop flavors as well as a coming of some light onion and grassy hop tastes, one is left with a rather dankly hopped and malty taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. For the dank hop tastes and lighter sweetness, the feel is pretty good as it really accentuates these tastes and allows for them to stand out in light of the more bready nature of the brew.

Overall – A fairly nice, more dankly hopped and sort of bready brew. Not my favorite, but one I would get again and one that is at least worth one try of.

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Photo of HaightAshbury
4.45/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 10Crumra
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of markjarema11
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zorro
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Really dark amber this could pass for red or even a brown colored beer. Tall yellowish white colored head.

Smells floral, hoppy and woody. Distinct Cedar plank scent. Scents of sandalwood and incense. Could be more complex but it is quite the aromatic beer.

Starts out neutral and woody with a melon after taste. Taste of wood and melon. Tastes like a Barleywine. Medium bitterness. Flavor doesn't evolve much.

Mouthfeel is Good.

Overall a heavyweight IPA in the realm of not doubled or Imperial stuff. Certainly pushes the limits of normal AIPA.

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

Photo of NateMac13
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

India Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Beer rating: 53.2% out of 100 with 427 ratings
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