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:
#31,022
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 fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gruss004
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Benish
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: it pours an amber color and presents with a tannish or amber color head.

Smell: smells sweet with no hints of citrus or pine. Notes of cherry and caramel with medicinal qualities.

Taste: hops upfront but it has a medicinal quality. Taste the bitter rind of grapefruit and some cherries. This beer takes more after a strong ale than an IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium-bodied

Overall: this beer is okay. I find it taste more like a strong-ale with added hops. It does not present pine or tropical fruit hop qualities I find in others.

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Photo of tempest
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Balanced in the aroma and initially on the tongue, then big roll through for a bitter finish. Reminds me of Victory Hop Devil and other aggressive East Coast IPAs. The aroma's actually malty with fresh bread and caramel. The toasty, toffee malts pop, but are quickly overwhelmed by big grapefruit and pine. This is a fun change of pace from all the dry, blonde IPAs I'm drinking (and enjoying) so often. Only knock is I want more hops to match the malts in the aroma.

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

Photo of carrollmel7
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Parmesan
3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Dark copper amber color, quite dark colored for a regular IPA. Pours a small white head that dissipates quickly with little lacing on the glass.

S: Lots of pine and evergreen trees, some caramel malt. Aroma is a little one dimensional for an IPA.

T: Lots of pine and evergreen as in the nose and quite a bit of bitterness. A little bit of fruit and floral hops, but no very much. Once again a little one dimensional for an IPA.

F: Medium Carbonation and medium body

O: Compared to a lot of IPAs out there these days, this one is quite one dimensional.

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

Photo of BWED
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into Spiegelau IPA glass.

A- Amber-chestnut in color. Light tan head, keeps well and leaves good lacing.

S- Evergreen, woodsy, with juicy citrus.

T- Piney and evergreen. Citrus is faint and pithy.

M- Medium. Dull bitterness with a dry finish.

O- Not bad. The aroma is nice. Other qualities are lacking a bit.

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Photo of BoozerBrad
4.37/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Golfer3Aces
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Sabtos
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reddish copper, with a large beige head, and minimal lacing.

Aromas of caramel, lager, light pine, and hint of peach or orange. As it warms there's even some roasty, nutty and coffee notes as well.

Caramel, pine, and grapefruit flavors.

Carbonated, dry, crisp and astringently bitter.

This is like a hoppy red ale, more on the red side than the hoppy side too. It's even more drastic when compared to its Imperial brother.

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Photo of soupyman10
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jordanian2
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of beaulabauve
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of casapy
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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