Brown Ale | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Colorado, United States
upslopebrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our medium-bodied Brown Ale is brewed in the English tradition, with an infusion of American creativity. The rich, malty backbone balances an assertive hop character, and ends with a smooth, dry finish. Our Brown Ale boasts a dark brown body that supports a creamy tan head.

Added by Domingo on 11-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,239
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
346
pDev:
10.2%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
67
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best by 11/29/18. 12 oz can poured into Calusa mini snifter.

Toffee pour folds into a deep brown color with a tall fluffy beige head of 2 fingers, with lace destroying the glass. Great stuff.

Holy smokes! Tons of brown sugar and chocolate on the nose. Silky chocolate milk and chocolate mousse. Coffee beans. Decadent; dessert-like.

Flavor brings forth some really nice chocolate-y notes with undercurrents of caramel and brown sugar. Piney hop bite stings from underneath that knocks the beer off-kilter a bit.

Creamy mouthfeel, really nice. Good carbonation level about medium. Medium bodied.

Overall, a very solid brown ale, highly recommended. The stabbing piney hop note is the downer of this beer, but the surrounding sweetness makes for a great sipper.

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Photo of Gatsby26
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Joedonlon13
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rymish
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AquaLer
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bb-magic
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kdouble
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreyGooseStout
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JimSnyder
1.39/5  rDev -64.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

This looks like a brown ale. I LOVE reds and browns. Unfortunately, the similarity to a brown ale starts and ends with the appearance. The flavor is all IPA - an overabundance of hops accentuated by mild to moderate souring, without nuance. There is barely a hint of malt. The mouthfeel is thin and the aftertaste is slightly astringent. No head to speak of. If you are a fan of overly-hopped IPA but want to look like you have a broader range to your tastes, drink this. If you are a fan of brown ale, stay away.

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Photo of LostTechnique
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fryeguy52
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConorGolden
3.15/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can

Pours a nice dark brown color, pretty nice carbonation, with a nice small thick/creamy off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee, nutty. The taste is malty, nutty, chocolate/toffee. Medium body, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rarigney
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerucee
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Less sweet and still good.

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Photo of Spacedog666
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beaulabauve
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Brown Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 346 ratings