Brown Ale | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

BA SCORE
88
very good
330 Ratings
Brown AleBrown Ale
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
Ratings:
330
Reviews:
71
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
58
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 330 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TeamSeinfeld
4.79/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jacobus79
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lobina
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thumperskibum
3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elglueckert
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B_B
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Parmesan
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours a dark brown mahogany color, with a nice white head that slowly dissipates, and lots of lacing around the glass.

S: Lots of roasted dark malt, very little hop noticeable, some sweetness, but overall the majority of the aroma is the roasted dark malt.

T: Lots of roasted dark malt, a light mineral note, some earthy nuttiness, and a light hop bitterness in the finish.

F: Fuller body, with lower carbonation

O: Aroma is a little one-dimensional, but overall a very nice beer.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Swizz1esticker
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ControlVolume
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Libeertarian
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mtn
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kips
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsteez
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown and murky pour; tan 2 finger head; nice lacing on glass. Smelled like burnt brown sugar and brown bread crumbs. Tastes like brown sugar, nuts, caramel malt, and a hint of hops in the aftertaste (only detectable when it warms up a bit). Pretty standard medium/full body on this bad boy. I like it. It's a great winter beer. Not as good as SN Tumbler brown ale, however.

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Photo of BlackWormCultBrew
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RI1117
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.34/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackWaterPark
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Masonpp85
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brown Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
3.95 out of 5 based on 330 ratings.
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