Belgian Style Pale Ale
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Colorado, United States
Belgian Pale Ale
3.73 | pDev: 10.99%
Apr 26, 2019
Apr 28, 2012
Belgian Style Pale AleBelgian Style Pale Ale
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Rated: 3.69 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a light golden color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading over time to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is rather big of a sweet candied and fruity smell of an almost fruit punch mixed with banana like smell. There is also a whole lot of cotton candy and a big yeasty smell. While all these smells are big, so too is the spice smells with a whole lot of coriander and clove and a little bit of a nutmeg.
Taste – The taste begins with a slightly drier taste then I would have expected from the nose, but was by no means dry. It started with a somewhat doughy taste that has a moderately sweeter taste with some candied sugar, banana, and harvest fruit tastes. There is also a good sum of yeast and spice right from the start with a whole lot of coriander and clove, just as one may have been expected from the nose. As the taste advances the yeast and spice grow stronger and stronger, and are joined by some other flavors of herb and hay coming to the tongue. The sweetness seems to get slightly stronger initially, only to dwindle a little bit at the end. While the sweeter dwindles at the end, the doughy flavor transitions to a slightly more grainy flavor, and in the end, with the transition of malt, the big yeast and spice, and some light alcohol tastes coming to the taste, one is left with a lightly warming, and robustly spiced Belgium strong taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the moderate side in terms of thickness with a carbonation level that is rather average overall. For the mix of sweet, grain, yeast, spice, and heat, the feel is rather well done and makes this brew more slow sipping, yet still very approachable.
Overall – While classified as a Belgium pale ale, this tastes much more like a Belgium Strong pale ale to me. Any which way however, it is a nice drinking brew and quite enjoyable overall.
Mar 29, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts

Jun 06, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by darth_punchbowl from Utah

Apr 11, 2018
Rated: 3.64 by white_pony21 from Colorado

Mar 12, 2018
Rated: 4.22 by Keemohoppy from Colorado

May 25, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Dec 28, 2016
Rated: 4 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

Aug 30, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Aug 11, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by Donkster46 from Washington

Aug 08, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by deereless from Colorado

Jul 09, 2016
Rated: 3.43 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Jul 07, 2016
Rated: 3.67 by benloho from Utah

Jun 29, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Jun 17, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Jun 08, 2016
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Reviewed by Benish from Utah

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: golden peach in color with a very thin layer of head at the surface.

Smell: smells like candied fruits with a faint tartness. Also notes of plums and bananas. Yeast is upfront - there's no doubt you're drinking a Belgian style beer.

Taste: sweet with notes of esters. Very fruity with prominent notes of pitted fruits and subtle notes of banana and slightly spicy at the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, slick, and almost chewy.

Overall: the flavors are heavy and the mouthfeel is almost thick. It's not a sipper but it's not exactly a beer you crush through on a hot day. Regardless, I enjoyed the beer.
Jun 04, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by Shockey from Ohio

Jun 03, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by CojakSilverBack from Colorado

May 30, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by RDW from Nebraska

May 27, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by craigbelly from Iowa

May 13, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by B_B from California

May 13, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by glinnebur from Arizona

May 09, 2016
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
L: Cloudy yellow orange with a small creamy head and fingers of lacing around the glass.

S: Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, banana and bubblegum, toasted cracker malt. Good aroma.

T: Corainder, pepper and clove, hints of banana, some bitterness, a slightly weird spicy astringency in the finish. Finishes fairly dry.

F: Medium body and fairly high carbonation.

O: A nice Belgian pale that definitely shows off the Belgian yeast.
May 08, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by elglueckert from Montana

May 06, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by amalahow from Illinois

May 02, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by gatheredwaters from Vermont

Apr 29, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by Tlloyd417 from Colorado

Apr 22, 2016
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Reviewed by akolb from Colorado

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Aroma has coriander, wheat, grass.
The taste also had coriander but opens up nicely with fruit and yeast. A hint of peppery spice and alcohol. Finished bitter. Easy drinking for the ABV. One of the better examples of the style.
Apr 05, 2016
Rated: 4 by getlifted1212 from Texas

Mar 24, 2016
Rated: 3.89 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Mar 21, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by ControlVolume from Colorado

Mar 18, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by CreedeSon from Illinois

Sep 27, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Jasoncpace from Texas

Aug 09, 2015
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
14 Ju1 15
On-Tap 10oz. (The Ale House)

Pours a nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, with a nice one-finger creamy white head, some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, very nice yeast note, nice touch of bananas and coriander. The taste is malty/yeasty, very nice touch of bananas, and coriander. Medium body. Overall a tasty brew.
Jul 17, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by kovfer from Colorado

Jun 29, 2015
Rated: 3.65 by BIll_Currie from Wyoming

Jun 23, 2015
Rated: 3.71 by WDJersey from Colorado

Jun 13, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by ccosper4

May 30, 2015
Rated: 3.54 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

May 15, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by TetonMike

May 04, 2015
Belgian Style Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
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