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 gatheredwaters
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackWormCultBrew
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of akolb
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber. The darkest "regular" IPA I've had, even more so than Celebration. Thankfully I love maltier IPAs, so my expectations are quite high based on the look. Aroma is fairly subdued, faint citrus and malt. A bright bitterness livens things up. Hops, bread, and caramel dominate the taste. Also some sweetness and alcohol. This is a different beast than your typical hop forward IPA, much more focused on the malts while offering up some tasty bitterness to make a complex, well-rounded brew. If you like Celebration or Flipside from Sierra Nevada, or Runoff Red from Odell, this beer is in a similar vein.

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Photo of DaftDrinker
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DefenCorps
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can from Lone Star in Carrollton. Unfortunately, this is a couple of days past its best by date.

An ominously dark copper with a dense, off white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is quite malty with some hop character. Plenty of caramel, mild toffee along with candied grapefruit, candied orange. Despite the fact that this isn't at it's oak, the hop character is intriguing, reminding me of old classics like Brass Knuckle. The palate opens with a blend off moderate hop bitterness with pine and grapefruit, mild hop flavor and a noticeable burnt sugar bitterness and flavor. Despite this, it is relatively light in body, probably because of the alcohol which appears on the finish. Clean and bitter, this is solid; well crafted but unfortunately not my preferred interpretation of the style.

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Photo of crob3888
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chandango
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

An enjoyable and easy to drink IPA. It pours a nice light brown with a big and fluffy head, not what I was expecting after having had so many west coast style IPAs of late. Not much of an aroma, a bit bitter, a bit malty. The same comes through in the taste, and again, it's a bit of a departure from the crisper, fruity hops, as the malts come through in this one, almost like a hopped brown ale. The mouth is bit chewy, and as expected based on the looks. Overall, a pleasant drinker.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of milletc
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Masonpp85
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of keng1343
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 TetonMike
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WestmontDon
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jtaylord
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CO-Bloom
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kpowledge
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of lokicat444
3.53/5  rDev -3%
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 +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

India Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
3.64 out of 5 based on 419 ratings.
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