Belgian Style Pale 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: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by chugalug06 on 04-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
150
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
11.53%
 
 
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3
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5/5  rDev +34%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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4.76/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Bitterbill
4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It looks like this was canned on the 2oth day of January 2014 but it's a bit confusing. Bought locally at Liquor Shed for $9.99 a six pack.

It pours a hazy pale gold, has a 1 finger head of foam with a non aggressive pour, tipping my glass to the side, I see lots of nice lacing.

Big nose here of clove, Belgian yeast, coriander, very Belgian Style Pale Ale like, for sure.

The taste has the clove, some light peppery notes, very yeasty of the Belgian kind, some mild sugary notes, a bit of hoppy zing that's a bit hard for me to describe but it sure does add some tasty and enjoyable notes.

The body and carbonation are spot on. Makes for a great mouthfeel.

Wow. This is seriously good. True to style and a real bargain for what I paid for it. We, in Casper, don't get a whole lot of Belgian love, in other words, a lot of Belgian imports. This will do VERY nicely. Man, Upslope did one hella good job with this.

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4.37/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I could see how this one wouldn't be for everyone. It's basically a beafy Wit (meaning it has some sweetness you wouldn't expect).

A: Beautiful hazy orange, exactly what I was hoping for. The head dissipates too quickly.

S: Lots of belgian trappist yeast in the nose, followed by coriander and hops. Great!

T: Hit with some funk up front, then comes some serious sweetness/sugar, followed by a slight hoppy kick and more yeast. It took nearly a full can to pin down the flavors: Slight banana, coriander, citrus, along with the ever present belgian yeast. There's some nutty malt flavors going on as well. Wow, this is good.

M: Slightly hot. It's got great carbonation, nice and milky smooth.

O: This is an excellent beer that I will likely purchase far more of in the future. Crazy drinkable and the ABV sneaks up on you. Belgian ale fans- seek it out!

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keemohoppy
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My utmost thanks to the dear Blargimus for sending me enough CANs to sustain The CANQuest (TM) for some time! I see that local trader, tone77, has already reviewed his CAN so now it is my turn.

From the CAN: "Hand-Crafted Beer"; "Ale Brewed with Coriander"; "Limited Release"; "Ingredients [-] Snowmelt; Malt; English hops; Turbinado sugar; Coriander; Trappist yeast"; "Specs [-] Hand-Crafted; Unfiltered; Aluminum CAN; Portable; Recyclable; Good".

That last reminds me of my specs in the Navy - Sandwich-fed, Chief-driven, Beer-cooled, Semi-awake. It probably should be no surprise that there was wide-spread rejoicing when I decided to pull the plug and retire early.

The Crack and inverted Glug went really well and I ended up with two fingers of dense French vanilla-colored head with very good retention. Color was a cloudy oranish-yellow with visible floaties. Nose was peppery and musty, undoubtedly caused by the combination of yeast and coriander. Mouthfeel was full, kind of dense and viscous and the black pepper flavor was immediately evident on the tongue. The finish had an initial flavor of mixed fruit, like Juicyfruit gum, but then the peppery flavor returned and caused it to be almost gaspingly dry. Once upon a time, I used to eschew such beers, opting for the latest AIPA instead, but now I feel as though I CAN appreciate them much more. Gadzooks, but this was dry.

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4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zimbo
4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Marty enthused about this and he was right to do so. Typical of the style to the eyes but its the other senses which really luck out with this beer. The sweet damp fruity (banana-ish) nose and core is beautifully dominant and is well supported by a supple but concentrated core which goes the distance. Gloss and silk on the way down too. Easily the most authentic and deep American made Belgian PAle Ale I've tried. Tip top.
Thanks again Marty.

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4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerWizard
4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from what looks like one of those generic "BEER" cans they used to sell at the supermarket into a Chimay goblet. Not much of a head; what was there quickly dissapated, and not much going on in there now, save for the steady bubbles coming off the bottom of the goblet where it's etched. Looks medium-amber in color. Experience improves with the aroma, which is candy-coriander-alcohol-yeast. Nice. I literally went "Mmm!" after the first sip, as I wasn't expecting it to be that big of a flavor, but it is really nice. Sweet, floral, coriander, and alcohol is present just a bit on the back end, as well as some herbal funkiness. I'm pleased with the oiliness of the mouthfeel, but would like more carbonation. Other than that, I think this stuff's great. I'm always on the lookout for sixers of domestic Belgian-styles, and this one says it is a limited release so I will for sure try to get it again before it's gone.

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4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Upslope Belgian Pale:

APPEARANCE: The BPA pours bright orange in color, but with a slight haze. A finger of stark white head lasts a few moments before settling into the wafer thin, white cap that remains atop the beer throughout. Lacing is thin, but consistent from top to bottom of the glass.

SMELL: Light banana with hints of citrus. Coriander and hints of grass creep into the nose around the edges.

TASTE: Clove, coriander, citrus and some spicy hop flavors are all tied together by a consistent, but subtle banana flavor. A very slight minty taste hits the back of the palate and a nice, spicy finish takes wraps it all up.

MOUTHFEEL: Given the style and ABV of this beer it is incredibly light-bodied and refreshing. It goes down easy with a pleasant, thirst-quenching sparkle. While there are some sweet fruit flavors, the yeast provides a dry finish, again, adding to the overall drinkability of this beer.

OVERALL: It really is hard to believe this is a 7.5% beer. It's just so easy to drink. Perfect porch beer for this time of year.

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4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very solid American Belgian style pale ale. Nice and smooth, with a creamy white head and slightly cloudy dark straw body. The yeast flavors are restrained (in a flavorful but not spicy way) and contribute to an overall level of smoothness not often seen. I think the can helps this with slightly lower than normal carbonation feel. This is one of my favorite Upslope beers, and I like the higher ABV too. I am sad to log in to review it and find that it is listed as discontinued.

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Belgian Style Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
3.73 out of 5 based on 150 ratings.
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