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Belgian Style Pale Ale | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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Belgian Style Pale AleBelgian Style Pale Ale

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by chugalug06 on 04-27-2012

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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 148
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Beaver13
2.05/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz can. Pours clear golden orange with a small white head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is sweet bready banana malts.

The flavor is sweet sugary malts and bananas with a little grassy bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, I didn't care for it - way too much sweet banana.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of RDW
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lnashsig
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BOTG# 29! I'm an animal! Thanks to Courtney at Crafting a Nation for this one- my first every Upslope beer.

Poured from can into Brooklyn tulip. Pours a super cloudy orange color. Cant see through it at all. Not much head on this. Looks nice though. Smell- coriander, cream, this smells like dreamcicle popsicles! Some vanilla as well. Taste- huge orange presence, nice hop bitterness on the back on the throat. Borders on being overly sweet, but the vanilla and coriander flavors come back together. For 7.5% this is amazingly drinkable. Nice mouthfeel. Overall, I could see this being a sneaky high abv alternative during the summer months. Well done.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 12 ounce can into a snifter.

Golden, semi-hazy body with no visible carbonation. There's a pretty head on this, about a finger thick and burly-looking, like a blanket of pale white. It dissipates rather quickly into a layer of lace.

Sweet and malty with a hint of Brett yeast upon the first whiff. Somewhat floral in aroma, it reminds me a bit of Karmeliet Tripel. The hop presence isn't highly pronounced, aside from the floral presence.

This beer drinks nice and mellow. Still getting a floral yeast flavor and some sweet malt. I get a hint of hop flavor and bitterness, something earthy and floral, but this beer is really more malt-heavy. I do notice hints of grapefruit, but they are of the understated variety.

The beer is medium-bodied, but still retains good drinkability and has a nice effervescence. Sweetness, as I've mentioned, is big here and the bitterness only slight. The finish is yeasty and long.

I suppose I'd want a stronger hop presence from this beer. It seems to me that it has more in common with a sweet, malty tripel and than a BPA. If I ignore the style and my own expectations, I can still enjoy this beer plenty.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of tone77
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another beer provided by the creator of the can quest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is fruity, some spices. Taste is spicy, malts, fruits, easy drinking, alcohol well hidden.Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a soapy white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of light fruits and coriander.

Tastes of a fruity character along with some spicy notes and sweet malts. Fruity notes lead off with banana and apple. This gives way to a bit of coriander and peppery spice. Doughy malts come through along with some syrupy sweetness. Finishes with a bit of bready yeast.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slick amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is solid, but it doesn't quite stand up with other Belgian pales.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of akolb
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

single from the boulder liquor depot

a: served in a large snifter, the pour creates a short-lived cap of white carbonation, falling back to a small island in the center of the honey amber colored ale

s: malty, slightly sweet nose of mostly pale grain with a touch of caramel, subtle coriander, sweet tropical fruit, light hops bring a touch of lemon rind, some yeasty spice

m: carbonation on the lower end of the moderate range,

t: pale malt structure with a sweet, light caramel flavor, delicate floral coriander, yeast, fruit, sugar, mild lemony hops

o: not particularly impressed, but a fine ale, I look for the style to be a little more crisp and bright, too much residual sugar here for me, but tasty enough, works okay as a non-traditional “belgian” ale

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3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

GF bought at Grapes and Grains in Denver, CO. Shared a can with me. Poured into a pint glass, no food pairing.

A&S: Transparent, lively deep yellow colored beer. White fizzy head pours a half finger, but doesn't retain well. No lacing left. Aroma isn't powerful, but its pleasant. Banana and spice are the main components, mild bubblegum yeast present also.

T&M: Bananas upfront. Yeast comes through mid-taste and is more powerful than the aroma would led you to believe that it would be. Semi-spicy partially clean finish. Medium body, high carbonation. Crisp without being completely clean.

Overall: pretty solid beer, don't expect for your mind to be too blown. I think this might be the best beer I've had from Upslope's line so far.

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

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Belgian Style Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
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