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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
Ranking:
#25,325
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
150
pDev:
11.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

always love trying new upslope stuff. this one pours a very very cloudy orange to amber color with a nearly 2 inch white head. smells like belgian yeast, pale english malts, and mellow but flavorful hops. flavor is surprisingly sweet from the turbinado sugar. that wasnt detectable in the smell, but man this whole beer has a sweetness to it from start to finish, not overpowering, but always present. yeast mixes nicely with the hops. this isnt a belgian pale ale in the sense of like a petrus or even some of the new belgium products, but it is a cool take. feel isnt bad, a little sugary on the teeth, but a good medium body and appropriate carbonation. overall a very drinkable 6pack, and at 7.5% its good bang for the buck as well.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy to cloudy light golden brew, plenty of suds and lots of yeast.

Rather sweet, like a Hefeweizen. Kind of a Saison style, with plenty of Belgian yeasty bitterness, but also lots of fruit. More bubble gum than bananas, but quite rich with the esters and spicy notes. Lots of malt, and certainly a heavier version. Thoroughly pleasing and nicely balanced with the bitter twang and dry finish.

All the flavors and fine condition of a live beer should put to rest any concerns about canned craft beers. I am getting more pleased to buy cans the more I try the whole range of beers in aluminum. From Grapevine on Monaco.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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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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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -6.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Belgian Style Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 150 ratings
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