Craft Lager | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ArrogantB on 06-21-2011

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Ratings: 285 |  Reviews: 59
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Domingo
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow gold. Just a little bit of haze to it. Lacing galore, though.
Lighter malts on the nose. Hops are there, and they give off a little apricot character. I've gotten this from other mild noble hop based pale beers, too...but never a lager. A little honeycomb from the yeast shows that it clearly IS a lager though.
That apricot note from the nose is there in the taste, too. I think it comes from the extra sweet pale malts and those hops. I wish they'd used a different hop, as these could use a hair more bitterness.
Easy drinking, but a little odd to have a fruity lager.
Pretty good, if not unusual.

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Photo of boatshoes
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of kkrez
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of drabmuh
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Boatshoes, this beer is yellow and clear with a soft white head of large bubbles, some lacing on the glass, decent retention. Looks good.

Aroma is absent, oops, forgot to make it smell like anything.

Beer is medium to light in body and sweet up front with a good finish. As far as a little pilsner goes, above average for sure but a little boring. I wish for something more the entire time drinking it, I'd have a dry hopped version on tap someday if that were possible.

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Photo of rawfish
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark gold into a shaker glass with a 2 finger high white head of foam with decent retention for a lager and streams of delicate lace on the glass.

Corn meal, cereal grains and a bit of bread. Yeast heavy on the aroma gives it a more earthy feel before Saaz hop character builds a nice finish grassy. Pretty coarse, nicely brings out the hops but the malt is divided into sweet and grainy.

Any unpleasantness in the nose is not present here, nice bready backbone shifts to a lighter grassy hop flavor coupled with some soapiness.

A bit heavier on the palate than typical lager and lower carbonation enhances that. Pleasant soapy finish but leaves some residue on the palate.

I laud Upslope for always putting out a solid product, a small brewery shouldn't pull too many punches and you know what you are going to get every time, a beer that is true to style, a bit lackluster in creative approach but solid.

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Photo of Formana
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden bright color. Nice head produced from vigorous pour. Light Czech Saaz hops on the nose. Very refreshing taste that goes down easy. At 4.8% abv this will be my new summer beer. I love that Upslope has expanded their portfolio with an awesome lager.

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1.68/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This brewery seems determined to present itself as a craft brewer without formulating anything interesting or 'good' in its nominal attempts at different styles.

This particular beer is like a sad knock-off of Avery's Joe's Pilsner, which in itself is less than perfect.

All Upslope beers suffer from lackluster carbonation- each sip lands dead on my palette. This lager needs to be dryer and present a bigger head, to start.

Again and again I wonder if these smaller brewers are starting with some target references - Urquell, Paulaner, Asahi?

No way this is worth $9 a six pack.


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Photo of emmasdad
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

$6.99 a six pack yesterday at Argonaut; Hadn't had it, and the price was right. Poured a clear golden color with a small white head. Aromas of bread yeast, biscuit and light hops. On the palate, this one was medium bodied with flavors of bread, yeast and light hops.

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3.26/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can with orange accents on the can. Color is yellow and the head is just ok. Smells like your average lager, beery. Taste is not bad but doesn't wow me at all. This is super easy to drink but for $8.49 I'm going to go with something else every time.

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Craft Lager from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 285 ratings