First Drop | Upper Pass Beer Company

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4.14/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upper Pass Beer Company
Vermont, United States
upperpassbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by chippo33 on 07-06-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,629
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
199
pDev:
7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
62
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Photo of Simon212
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of WunderLlama
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can dated 6.18.18, opened 7.20.18

Poured into a glass, two finger off white thick, rich, dense creamy foam head

Hazy orange juice liquid, sticky lacings

Aroma is tropical fruits, citrus orange

Taste is citrus hops

Low sudsing

Good beer

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Photo of gbiello
3.49/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraftConsumer_97
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Opaque, almost apple-cider like color to it. Poures with a quarter inch foam layer that dies down into your typical thin layer that leaves a band of lace around the edge of the glass.

The taste is stronger than the aroma. Some fruits come through, with a subtle earthy flavor that mutes the tropical fruity flavors. It has kind of a bready, somewhat malty essence to the taste.

Medium bodied feel to it. It's only 5.7% alchohol (low for an IPA) but feels like more so drink slowly ;-)

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Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peter1977
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dion2282
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevend7627
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite VT beers of all time. These guys know how to brew a fucking beer.

Actually 5.9% BTW

Also BTW, talking about the "mouth feel" of a beer is fucking ridiculous. Or the look. I don't give a shit how my beer "looks". Is it good? Fucking great. Could be purple. I don't care.

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Photo of curlybird
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newcastlemike
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cambabeer
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DudMan
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eddiefl
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daudelin2000
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very cloudy, dark gold to orange color with a decent white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is subdued slightly, especially for a double dry hopped beer. Smells slightly tropical, but I had to really search for it.

The taste is stronger than the aroma. Tropical fruits come through with a bready malt backbone. Teeters towards almost tasting like a good home brew which isn't really a bad thing.

Mouthfeel is really nice! Creamy and soft. In the medium range. Bitterness sneaks up on you a little. Drinks more like a 7% or more beer rather than under 6%.

Overall, I really like this beer. It didn't blow me away like Cloud Drop, but definitely furthered my excitement for Upper Pass and I can't wait to try other beers from then.

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Photo of jesusgorilla
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mlefebvre7
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMH73
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque dark orange with a quarter inch head that dissipates to a ring quickly and leaves blotchy lacing down the glass. Smells of tropical and citrus fruits and pine. Tastes of pine, grass, under-ripe pineapple and mango, tangerine, grapefruit rind, apricot and a hint of sweet malt. Very earthy with a lingering dry and bitter mouth feel. Light to medium bodied and lightly carbonated.

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Photo of Gowens18
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JimmyAddo
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheWolf
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really nice beer. Good balance.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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First Drop from Upper Pass Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 199 ratings