Brown Ale
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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Style:
Brown Ale - English
Ranked #10
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
88
Ranked #10,907
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 10.15%
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
355
From:
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  26
Gots
  68
SCORE
88
Very Good
Brown AleBrown Ale
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.
Reviews: 76 | Ratings: 355 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by ClassicallyTrained:
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ClassicallyTrained from New York

4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a great example of an American Brown Ale and one of my favorites from Upslope. It has a nice dark-caramel color, and is not cloudy at all. The nose packs a nice punch of roasted malt with a little bit of sweetness in there. The flavor matches the nose and does not disappoint. Throughout the tasting you get the roasted malt flavor balanced with a little bit of citrus hop flavor.

I would classify this on the dry side, since there is not a lot of residual sweetness from the malts, instead more of a roasted flavor. Same flavor all the way through the beer and does not have any abnormal lingering flavors. Would definitely drink this one again.

Jun 19, 2013
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Haybeerman from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Oct 26, 2013
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GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 28, 2017
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chugalug06 from Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice filtered brown color with reds and blacks... Head is nice straw color. Head pour is aggressive. Nice foamy head.

S - Slight sugar malt scent... Nice roasty scent. Lots of big smooth smoke. Nice scent. Lots of pine too.

T - Very roasty and malty. Great smokey flavor. I'm not a smokey fan, but this one is done well.

M - Perfect carbonation. Great mouthfell. Well-done.

O - A little all over the board... Definitely recommended! Great brew, perfect for a hot day or a cold one...

Jun 29, 2011
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Tlloyd417 from Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jul 19, 2015
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SPThirtyThree from Colorado

3.05/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured aggressively from a can into a pint. Served around 40 °F.

A: 3f lunmpy head atop clear, brown beer. thick foam. as i drink, tufts of fat sticky lacing cling to the glass and dangle foam tenticles into the beer.

S: sweet honey, dms, and caramel malt. as it warms, the dms overwhelms the flavor profile, but right out of the fridge, there's virtually no smell.

T: sweet, light brown. light, sugary, and watery. like kool aid. slight earthiness to offset some of the sweetness. some roastiness, salted pecan, and the faintest hint of alcohol in the finish.

M: light bodied, smooth, with just a slight hint of stickiness and tartness.

D: i accidentally drank the whole pint before i finished the review, but i'd wager the sugariness would kick in about halfway through a third can, like with blue moon and other beers this sweet, and leave me so full and bloated that it would turn me off to this beer permanently. that, of course, is speculation, but i'd be shocked if it weren't the case.

i think my drinkability comment sums this one up. it's an easy drinker, and could be good for someone who is looking to explore non-macro beers for the first time. it's good for a sweet brown, but for me, this beer is too sugary to be really enjoyable.

Jan 13, 2013
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RobertRuiz from Texas

4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

May 31, 2015
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sunsjammer from Arizona

4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on tap at Mellow Mushroom on 8/27.

Aug 28, 2015
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rarigney from Washington

4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 04, 2017
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jaydoc from Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Feb 02, 2014
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bb-magic from Florida

3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

May 13, 2018
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

thanks to ablackshear for this beer!

poured into new glarus stien.

Appearance: dark brown bodied beer with 2 full fingers of khaki colored head.

Smell: Roasty and toasty; sweet and nutty malts. A nice smell of bowl of brown sugar oatmeal. Light earthy hop. Slightly fruity.

Taste: A sweet malt forward brown ale with a hint of brown sugar; this is a seriously delicous brown ale! Malts are nutty, roasty, and toasty. Light earthy hops just like in the nose that helps keep the sweetness in balance.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with almost moderate carbonation levels. This beer has such a creamy mouthfeel giving the beer a substantial full bodied feel. While the beer is super smooth and as drinkable as water. This has the best mouthfeel of any brown ale that I can ever remember sampling.

Overall: This is quite a gem from Upslope. I wish this beer was a local beer in my distro area because I would always have a fresh six pack of this beer in my fridge as an "anytime" beer. Upslope also wins bonus points for packaging this beer in a can. This beer screams a "Colorado original" to me.

Jan 12, 2014
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keng1343 from Colorado

3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jan 22, 2015
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teamwiggum from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 28, 2016
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Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Jan 30, 2015
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kkrez from Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Nov 14, 2011
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topherchrismanharth

4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 22, 2015
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poppyjohn from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Jan 24, 2012
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mancavebeercouch from Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 01, 2015
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GRG1313 from California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Nov 05, 2014
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Libeertarian from Montana

3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep cuprescent brown, quite clear. Cap of brownish tan foamy fluff, excellent retention, okay lace. As the can says, aromatic. Strong porter-like roasty toastiness, subdued cocoa, little nuttiness to speak of, with metallic and earthy hop notes. To the taste, metallic throughout, decently boozy as well, toffee-sweet and smoky-tart roastiness and earthy to leafy to spicy hops strongest as it lingers and then finishes. Nice rich brew, lighter side of full-bodied, teases with prickles but ultimately jam-packed with fine creamy suds, very tight seductive smoothness combined with quenching crispness, not distractingly astringent. This is an amazing Brown Ale, Porter-like, even compared to actual American Porters.

Feb 24, 2016
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Rifugium from North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Mayor of Old Town, Ft. Collins, CO

Poured a pleasant mahogany with a thin off-white head. Toasty brown malts and brown sugar sweetness in the aroma. More of the same in the taste, with lots of sweetness, brown sugar and molasses, some cocoa notes, and little to no hops to speak of. I don't like many brown ales, but I did like this one. Medium-bodied, and nicely drinkable.

Aug 15, 2011
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sporklift87 from Colorado

4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 14, 2015
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Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jan 25, 2015
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Matt141 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 25, 2015
Brown Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 355 ratings