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:
73
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 419 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of TwoMeters
5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of Jesse_M
5/5  rDev +37.4%

One of my favorite go to IPA's! Easy drinking compared to some others put there.

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of backslide311
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of Snaketooth
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of jriggins6
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of GrahamwH
4.52/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This darker and richer American Pale Ale is heavier on the malt and alcohol than the bittering hops. However, this APA also has a refreshingly hoppy aroma and a smooth finish to compliment the complex malts. I just wished they sold & distributed outside the Rockies. Highly recommended!

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Photo of Hacksaw34
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of Jspriest
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of dankster
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark copper with one and half fingers head. nice lacing after head dies

S- more malt up front than hops but can note their presence. nice balance

T- AWESOME! One of the most balanced IPA's on the market. Great hop taste of the ipa with great smooth malt backbone to slow the bitter down with each sip.

M- somewhat thick but slick at the same time. not oily at all. very drinkable for the 7.2 ABV

O- Top three IPA for colorado ales. Top ten Nation wide IMO. Great buy for $9 after tax for a sixer. A go to at all times for me being so close to Boulder. anyone that has not tried this is missing a great beer that does not get a lot of cred on this site or even outside the boulder area.

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Photo of kbrown8769
4.47/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely in love with this beer.

An IPA from Colorado that is not dominated by hops.

Beer pours a dark amber and has a thick mouthfeel. Pine and citrus are the prominent flavors.

Simple and delicious.

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Photo of mjurney
4.46/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Copper color, touch of haze. Lots of small bubbles rising to the top. Thick off-white rocky head.

Aroma:
Citrusy, resin, spicy, herbal, sweet bread, toffee, some fruity.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Citrus, spicy, herbal, resin, a little piney. Deep malt character, mainly caramel-toffee. Finish is bitter, semi-dry, smooth. Body is medium, slight creamy texture, smooth.

Overall:
It's an outstanding IPA. Very well balance.

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Photo of HaightAshbury
4.45/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mastodonj
4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was really surprised at how good this was since I was told, quite a while ago, that it wasn't really a west coast IPA with loads of fresh hops.

Well, on tap at the Upslope tap room, it is definitely loaded with
fresh hops!

Huge lacing from rim to bottom, a deep amber color.

Great hoppy freshness.
The fresh hops, the high abv and a little malty complexity
really make this special.

Very drinkable.
Really, just should not be missed on tap (disclaimer: I have not
tried it from the can....yet)
Did I mention how fresh the hops smelled and tasted?

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Photo of johnyeast
4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a copperish brown out of a can. Lacing holds on to the glass and so holds the slight beige head. The dominant smells are sweet malt and hops though the hops doesn't overwhelm. This is a well balanced beer. The malty-ness and the hops compliment each other with this IPA. I like that there isn't the blast of the hops which tends to happen. This is a highly drinkable beer and it was a nice surprise from one of the newer breweries in Boulder. It is as nice as their Pale Ale which I had earlier in the day. I will highly recommend this beer and brewery. High quality. Highly drinkable.

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Photo of BoozerBrad
4.37/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lotgod
4.31/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcflypie
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Bronze and copper in color. Decent head.

S: Citrus, malt, and hops in smells. With a definite sweet presence.

T: Heavy malt flavor with bitter hops and fruity sourness.

M: Tropical hops feeling with strong malty character.

O: This is a decisive IPA. Either you like it or think it tastes funny due to the abundance of malt involved. I'm one of the lover's. Great IPA!

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of ZorroMulder
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of puboflyons
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

From the can. Sampled on September 16, 2014. In trade from a non-BA member.

Orange amber pour under a full white head. Good clarity.

Fine pungent floral and earthy hop aroma with bread and biscuit. Hops are the more prominent.

Medium to full body.

Great malt start with a wonderful bitterness at the finish. Grand hop character yet well balanced.

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Photo of ToMakeEndsMeet
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biff_Tannen
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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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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