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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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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:
#31,608
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
427
pDev:
12.26%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
75
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 427 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of blackie
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: served in a wide snifter, the beer is a slightly hazed nutty amber in color, the head off-white and showing nice retention

s: the aroma features pale and moderately caramelized malts with a prominent nutty, toasty aroma, hops piney with strong woody and earthy tones, toffee, nice

m: carbonation around moderate, body about the same with a slight thickness on the back of the tongue

t: toasty caramel puts out a slight sweetness through the mid-palate before drying up nicely, if not completely, as an earthy hop flavor pushes things towards a moderate bitterness, as with the aroma - very earthy, nutty, and woody

o: far from the typical American ipa, this one shows signs of an English pedigree - with a more varied malt flavor than most native examples and a more balanced approach rather than hop-centricity, good and an interesting take, drinks nicely for the abv as well

sixer from Mondo Vino, Denver

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnBender
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Beaver13
2.81/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. Pours a dark amber with a creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is caramel malts, a little mint and some grassy bitterness and some vegetal notes.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts and some fruits and mint with a decent grassy burnt bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, an OK IPA. I didn't much care for the flavors - lots of weird off notes.

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jaymo18
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of elNopalero
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours malty brown in color. Rustic orange and a hint of grass, flavor has a drying finish. Had from a can a buddy brought back from Colorado. Thanks, man!

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Photo of gatornation
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The classic look and smell of an IPA. Some dankness and citrus had a malt finish. Well carbonated with a good amount of pine/citrus hops. An ordinary IA in a filed of so many this is good but not good enough.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that has reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. A nice reddish/brown color with great clarity and slight signs of carbonation coming up through the center of the glass.

Smell: All I could get is sweet caramel and bready malts. Floral, pine, and citrus aromas are barely even noticeable.

Taste: This is a veyr funky array of flavors. Sweet and bready malts, but then I get this mocha and chocolate flavor. I get some citrus and pine, but this mocha flavor is killing it. A. very weird off flavor. Ugh. I have taken several more sips and drank some water to no prevail.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation, chewy in a strange way, not the easiest thing to put down.

Overall: I am a little dissapointed about this beer, what started off great, ended up going downslope quickly. I would still be willing to give this beer another time when we go to Denver or have our friend bring some back in her suitcase just like we did.

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of durlta
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Photo of Moose90
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of allengarvin
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: 4.25 - Lovely clear mahogany color with a dense 3 quarters inch head atop it.
S: 4.0 - Resiny, earthy hops with a light bread-crust malt scent.
T: 4.0 - High bitterness with a sharp piney hop flavor. Malt is ... more nutty than in the nose. In any case, nice interplay between hops and malt. Clean yeast-wise, with a dry finish.
M: 3.75 - Medium body, neutral texture.
O: 4.0 - Very drinkable IPA. Like the malt a lot. It's a little too strong to be a quaffing, session beer, but it's a good after-dinner drink.

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

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerstravis
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of leroybrown10
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Kiniey01
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Blazer22
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deereless
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of emmasdad
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from the can a somewhat hazy coppery-brown color with a nice cap of light brown foam. Aromas of floral hops, toffee and caramel. Sweet caramel malt flavors contrast with the spicy hoppy notes. A good, solid local canned IPA that I can take to the park.

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India Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 427 ratings
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