India Pale Ale | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

BA SCORE
83
good
419 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
Ratings:
419
Reviews:
133
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
71
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 419 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of ArrogantB
2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz can. Nice dark orange-red color. Smell is caramel, butter, more butter, caramel, diacetyl? The taste has a hoppy bitterness but it doesn't help. I wanted to like this beer because it is local but it was just average. i will say the alcohol was well hidden. This was like a fourth-rate Dale's.

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Photo of Foyle
2.96/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a 1"+ off white head which recedes slowly, plenty of lacing. color is a somewhat cloudy copper, with some carbonation streaming.
Aroma: citrus is the dominate aroma. Also some pine and bread dough.
Mouthfeel: fairly light bodied, not much carbonation, and sticky. Finish is somewhat astringent. Flavor: hops are quite dominant. Bitter citrus rind, grapefruit, pine oil are present in the first taste and the finish. There is a brief interlude of sweetness in the middle with some yeasty roll and a slight caramel.
Overall: a decent IPA and representative of the style.

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Photo of MCBigGame
2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HOITINK
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of R3ason
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dav2080
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of keenanite21
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of WritersBlock
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -17.6%
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 beerrooster
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of AlexFields
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of seabas5
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Axnjxn
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of mmulebarn
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Mortarforker
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of GetTheYayo
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of redleg411
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JimRyan42
3.04/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Millsnerlight
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of KFBR392
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark burnt orange color. Three finger of head on the pour which settled in while drinking. Lots of sticky lacing left behind. Lower end carbonation for the style.

Smell: Big caramelized malt front. Some medium to heavy bodied fruits show up on the body with accents of orange peel and grapefruit. More sticky malt toward the back end.

Taste: Big malts hit on the front. More malt on the body with a touch of sweetness but mainly heaviness with a touch of saturated citrus poking through. The finish is slightly chalky with more heavy malts.

Mouthfeel: malt, with a touch of citrus. Carbonation is what you'd expect.

Overall: i've really enjoyed the offerings I've had from Upslope so I won't let this disappointment get me too down. It's just a run of the mill malt forward single IPA. Next please.

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Photo of Anaz
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured from the can into a tulip glass. Deep red orange with large, orange tinted head. Good lacing, a little opaque.

The hop aroma is a little faint, some citrus and herbaceous spiciness, toasted malt, but not as aromatic as I'd like.

Tastes pretty good, more of an English IPA, lots of bready malt and some caramel with floral and spice hops rather lots of citrus and pine. Balanced more toward the malt with a smooth bitterness to finish.

Highly carbonated mouthfeel, smooth, medium body with a touch of alcohol heat, but not boozy at all. It drinks well, actually a beer I prefer out of the can. A solid beer for everyday drinking, nothing to wax poetic about, but just a good beer to enjoy while relaxing.

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Photo of SamN
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Out of a can, into my New Belgium goblette.

One hella dark IPA, color of heavy rust, dark pomegranates. Cloudy looking, thick and heavy in the glass. Pretty active, too. Lots of carbonation from the scored nucleation point. Pretty good head, doesn't last as long as I hoped it would. Bubbly and thick, resiny colored. Smell is a good balance of raw hoppy resin and burly caramel/Munich malts. Not much fruit, more pine and fresh hop cones, backed up with a nice malt presence. Taste is a little dull, surprisingly. Starts off with a balanced approach, then the hops bloom and overtake towards the finish. The hop taste is kind of flat and bland, all bitter and no pop. Lots of bitter in the finish with a constant malt background, which is nice, but for me, the hops don't come alive at all. They seem limp and lacking somehow.This beer leaves me wanting. Feel was pretty good, smooth and not too prickly. Good body, felt pretty good.

Hmmmm...I dunno what it is about this one, but it doesn't call to me like I wanted it to. Not a bitter bomb at all, just the right amount of oily finish. Just lacking the multidimensional character it needs.

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Photo of raiderandbeerfan
3.13/5  rDev -14%
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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India Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
3.64 out of 5 based on 419 ratings.
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