Brown Ale
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Colorado, United States
Brown Ale - English
Ranked #13
Ranked #15,268
3.92 | pDev: 10.2%
Nov 28, 2021
Nov 28, 2010
Very Good
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Notes: 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.
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3.64 by DOCRW from Washington on Nov 28, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by eppCOS from Colorado

L - Dark, frothy, holds head, decent lacing in the right glass too. Interesting they are referring to as an English Brown given the weight on this ABV.
S - Great, roasted toffee near coffee element on the nose - good malts here.
T - Where this upslope shines as one of their best; tastes like a traditional brown with a little more oomph and hop punch to the palate than one would expect.
F - No complaints; good carbonation, good palate impact, saturation, and nice, dry roasty finish.
O - Maybe still my fave from Upslope.

May 27, 2020
4.38 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Mar 25, 2020
3.91 by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico on Mar 16, 2020
3.99 by Azpittil57 from Arizona on Feb 05, 2020
3.9 by Manta200 from Kentucky on May 13, 2019
4 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 26, 2019
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4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Nass from Florida

I'm getting some chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, & slight coffee. This is quite smooth & tasty Brown Ale. Cheers! A-

Mar 28, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jwc215 from Arizona

On-tap at Tempe Tavern, Tempe, AZ:

Pours deep brown with a thin head that doesn't hang around long. Spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is robust - caramel, toffee, brown sugar, chocolate, some coffee.

The taste is of brown sugar, chocolate, caramel. There is a touch of roast, but more of the balance to the sweetness comes from an earthy undertone. Long finish.

It is on the fuller side of medium-bodied.

A great example of a brown ale. It is smooth and easy to drink a few of these! An enjoyable brown ale!

Dec 06, 2018
3.83 by drunkenmess from Michigan on Nov 21, 2018
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4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by hoptheology from South Dakota

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.

Oct 22, 2018
3.65 by Gatsby26 from Wisconsin on Sep 11, 2018
4 by paulish from New York on Aug 29, 2018
4.37 by Joedonlon13 from New Jersey on Aug 21, 2018
3.59 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Jul 23, 2018
4.17 by Rymish from Colorado on Jun 23, 2018
4.02 by AquaLer from Colorado on May 25, 2018
3.67 by bb-magic from Florida on May 13, 2018
3.98 by craigbelly from Iowa on Apr 19, 2018
3.58 by Kdouble from Tennessee on Apr 18, 2018
3.63 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Feb 26, 2018
4 by GreyGooseStout from Colorado on Jan 11, 2018
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1.39/5  rDev -64.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1
by JimSnyder from South Carolina

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.

Nov 06, 2017
4.13 by LostTechnique from Colorado on Nov 04, 2017
3.94 by user785335 from Florida on Oct 25, 2017
3.72 by BlueSpader from Washington on Aug 26, 2017
3.89 by fryeguy52 from New Mexico on Jun 24, 2017
3.15 by ConorGolden from New York on Apr 30, 2017
4.14 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on Apr 28, 2017
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Wasatch from Colorado

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.

Apr 05, 2017
3.5 by Rick778 from California on Apr 05, 2017
4.24 by rarigney from Washington on Apr 04, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Beerucee from Texas

Less sweet and still good.

Apr 04, 2017
5 by Spacedog666 from Colorado on Mar 05, 2017
4.11 by beaulabauve from Louisiana on Jan 14, 2017
3.5 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Jan 03, 2017
4.1 by Billolick from New York on Dec 22, 2016
3.75 by shigg85 from Japan on Nov 28, 2016
3.5 by Aisha from Massachusetts on Nov 21, 2016
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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by BrownAleBollocks from Kansas

Pours a deep brown with red highlights and a one finger off white head that disappates quickly. Aroma is classic english brown ale with caramel, toffee, biscuit, light roast and earth, and floral hops balance. Taste follows with caramel, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, earth, and a bit of spice, with a nice floral hop balance. Mouthfeel is medium and just a bit oily, with some mouthcoating dryness. Overall, this is a very good brown ale, english style all the way with a few American tweaks.

Nov 18, 2016
Brown Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 356 ratings