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Belgian Style Pale Ale | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by chugalug06 on 04-27-2012

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Reviews:
29
Ratings:
145
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
26.08%
 
 
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4.37/5  rDev +17.5%
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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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
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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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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3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Fast growing and fast leaving white foamy head. Very little lacing. Brew is very cloudy (almost a wheat look) orange.

Huge banana nose. Upslope nailed the Belgian aroma, but where's the funk? Tons of cloves too.

Very weird aftertaste, highly metallic*. *For the record, I'm not a believer that cans leave metallic flavors behind. High carbonation and high abv, heat is very traceable. Flavor is of thin cloves and heavy banana.

Hum. An interesting brew. Can't say I was blown away, but can't say I was disappointed. I know UpSlope can do better yet, I've had their "better". This brew is a *slight* mess.

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Belgian Style Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
84 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.
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