Imperial IPA | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

BA SCORE
88
very good
252 Ratings
Imperial IPAImperial IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ArrogantB on 06-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
252
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.33%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
49
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 252 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GilGarp
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tall boy can served cold into an imperial pint glass.

Hazy copper-orange color with thick white head. Good retention and spotty lacing.

Aroma is hoppy but not overly fresh.

Flavor is predominantly sweet up front leading towards a big bitter hop hit in the middle. It finishes with a mouth-coating barleywine style mouthfeel.

Overall not a great imperial IPA but not a bad strong ale or barleywine.

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Photo of kvgomps
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jeschaefer
2.05/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Photo of parkcenterlounge
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The smell is the best I've had to this point. I think this beer us underrated in general. Please try. Great dipa

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Photo of luke12345
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bieniek30
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blazer22
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SamN
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Huge, incredibly thick head. Very dark honey color. Thick-looking, very little carbonation. Fantastic complex lacing is imminent. Smell is intoxicating; tangerine rines, overripe pineapple. Very fruity. A bit of spiciness in the sheer hoppiness. Sweet and surprisingly malty, too. Peppery, hint of basil. Taste is all imp ipa; hops, hops and more hops. Tons of oily bitterness, vaguely fruity. But overall a bit of a one trick pony. The tastes don't really evolve much on the palette. It tastes good, it's what you'd want from an double ipa, but I kind of want a more well rounded experience, more variety of tastes than straight up NZ hops. Overall, its a surprisingly balanced double ipa. Bitter without being a buzzsaw.

Medium body, surprisingly, but i think it works. Minimal carbonation, adds of touch of texture to the lingering bitter finish. Another great Upslope Beer, just expected a little more of a taste experience. A bit one sided, akin to my feelings on OB's Gubna.

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Photo of Fusebuddy
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ASirahSyrah
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbcrunch
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jroberts8811
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber gold with a large head for 10%. Smells of sweetness and some light tropical fruits, pine. The taste is sweet, with some mango and citrus, followed by prolonged bitterness. Reminds me of a not as well balanced great lakes chillwave. Pretty good, the style has much better to offer though.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopLover1
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayWhitson
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

very fresh can, expires 10/23, bright, crisp and sweet, excellent brew

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Photo of khmel
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moonshae_D
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aussiebeer
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DahWag
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Devman171
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ccosper4
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Imperial IPA from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
3.97 out of 5 based on 252 ratings.
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