Pumpkin Ale | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by emmasdad on 09-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
135
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.43%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of gangstabobangsta
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of angelmonster
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber/brown body, head is one finger and sand colored. Lacing is great and head retention is good.

Smells of nutmeg, allspice, clove, all the usual pumpkin spices. Caramel malt and burnt sugar are next, faint earthy hops are also present. No alcohol is detected.

Taste is of a typical yet well made pumpkin beer. Heavy on pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cardamon, allspice and clove. Roasted, biscuity malt seems to be the backbone of the beer, very much like a brown ale. Alcohol is more apparent in the flavor than the aroma though the hops arent really tasted.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated. Head stuck around for awhile and provided some nice frothiness.

Overall this was a well done pumpkin beer, true to style. Nothing outstanding about this style though, doesnt really stand out. Probably wouldnt buy again due to the massive amount of pumpkin beers out there released in a short span.

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Photo of erk0607
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbcrunch
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bitterbill
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draught at Raccas in Casper.

Pours a clear amber, small head of foam that shrinks to a ring around the glass.

Pumpkin spices in the smell, not particularly strong.

More meat, so to speak in the taste. Nutmeg, pumpkin flavours, still on the milder side but enjoyable.

Medium body and carbonation.

Nice.

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Photo of akolb
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Aroma has allspice, cinnamon, pumpkins, vanilla. Taste has a nice breadiness that provides a backdrop for ginger, cloves, plenty of pumpkin, and much more bitterness than your average pumpkin ale. Lots of spice and warmth from the cinnamon and gingers. Spices and pumpkin flavors were very intense, a bit too much for my liking. A heftier malt background would have helped things out. The creamy sweetness was a nice touch. I can't quite decide if I like it or not, but it is interesting.

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Photo of ControlVolume
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's like a notawful fruli. Focuses more on pumpkin spices rather than pumpkin though

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of R3ason
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.84/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Shippy
3.24/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2015 version, poured from a can. Orangey copper color with a beige head. Smell is muted malty bread and spices. Taste starts off with some vanilla, followed by pumpkin, a hint of ginger, and some allspice and clove spiciness. Mild bitterness throughout. Feel is pretty smooth with some carbonation, pretty full-bodied. Overall a pretty enjoyable pumpkin ale, well-balanced, but not exceptional.

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Photo of V1per41
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BTHU
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
3.32/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Quite attractive coppery orange color with a fine-grained foam in the Troubadour tulip. Pleasant aroma with a touch of allspice. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Susan's Fine Wine & Spirits in Santa Fe. It starts with some malt and a little sweetness before the spice attack.

This seems like a lot of spice. I think the squash flavor would be pretty good but it gets lost in the hot ginger and cloves. It doesn't seem to have the usual overdose of cinnamon, though, which is a plus. The dirty spice flavor sticks in the back of my throat. Why couldn't we have an Oktoberfest beer flavored with pumpkin, and maybe a little more of the Hallertau hops? This pumpkin pie thing has got to stop.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KLHBB
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, clear brown. Rich taste of pumpkin pie spice, sweet malts, toffee, cinnamon, and a bitterness that tempers the candy sweetness. Smooth mouthfeel, quite excellent.

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Photo of benvossler
4.74/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ocelot2500
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear garnet color with a tight, off-white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of subdued spices and some toasty malt.

Tastes of the sweet malts layered with spice. Malts lead off with notes of toasted bread, graham cracker, and toffee. Fairly sweet. A bit of pumpkin makes an appearance towards the middle. Spices add in next with some nutmeg and allspice. I don't pick up much cinnamon. Finishes fairly clean.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid pumpkin. Nothing special, but still pretty good.

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Photo of Moonshae_D
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sporklift87
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Devman171
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zephan
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Pumpkin Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
3.85 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
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