Craft Lager | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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84
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271 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ArrogantB on 06-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
271
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.29%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
70
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 271 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of Moose90
3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tempest
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer commits to being a tasty all-malt American pilsner. There's a rich, lightly-toasted barley flavor with just a hint of spicy hops. I'd still like a touch more bitterness, but it's like a more flavorful Session Lager from Full Sail.

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Photo of brentk56
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a crystal clear golden color and a perky head that leaves quite a few strands

Smell: Doughy and slightly grassy

Taste: Doughy, with a developing touch of sweetness, up front, with a slightly grassy hop bill building in the middle; clean finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Good for what it is; a nice clean lager

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Photo of JohnBender
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Agriverbear
2.92/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bigdood33
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dirtgar
4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of argock
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Shaker pint. Best by 03 APril 2015 stamped on the bottom of the can. Purchased at Albertson's (Jackson Hole, WY).

A: Clear honey-gold with solid 1-1.5 finger ivory head, frothy and sticky with good retention and solid bands of lacing down the glass.

S: Grassy and herbal on the hops side, slightly more hoppy than malty, but with a dough, biscuit, and soft cereal grain pale pilsner malt aroma. Clean with a bit of minty hops as well.

T: Flavor is solid and refreshing with grainy, doughy, breadiness leading in the flavor but layered with grassy, honeysuckle, and minty hops. Clean in flavor as well withminimal esters even with warming.

M: Clean and crisp, light bodied with medium carbonation and relatively dry finish.

O: Upslope Craft Lager was a solid pale lager, probably more in the pre-prohibition lager mode than a helles or pilsner given the evenness of the malting and hopping. Nice job and I look forward to trying a few more Upslope offerings this trip.

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

Photo of WDJersey
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teraflx
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Moonshae_D
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abrodsky
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nmgreen
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rphx88
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Musickazoo
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of TetonMike
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of BH712
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of maniaczak
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of StoneTSR
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: A pale, straw colored beer flows out of the can and just barely squeezes into a pint glass with a perfect two fingers or white head that crowns just a touch of the rim of the glass. The head seems to sit and stay forever, receding just a quarter-inch or so in the first two minutes since the pour. While the lacing is consistent throughout the glass (and looks quite pretty), it is fairly thin. Overall, great looking, appetizing beer.

SMELL: Pretty clean on the nose with a hint of bready malt and a touch of citrus.

TASTE: Compared to most Pale Lagers, this beer has a ton of flavor, starting with the hops. They provide a nice grassiness with a touch or earthy and citrusy (mostly lemon) character. The bread from the nose is still present along with the tiniest touch of funk.

MOUTHFEEL: This is an exceptionally easy beer to drink. Light in body and dry (with just a tiny bit of malty sweetness to balance) I have almost finished this beer before this review I’m writing, which never happens.

OVERALL: What this beer lacks is one of its greatest strengths; that sweet, corn-syrupy taste and feel that most Light American Lagers have way too much of. It keeps the beer refreshing and easy to drink. It is just what I’m looking for out of an American Lager, but never find with the big boys.

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Photo of Redemption575
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of msanborn
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Craft Lager from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
3.72 out of 5 based on 271 ratings.
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