First Drop | Upper Pass Beer Company

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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): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by chippo33 on 07-06-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,481
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
222
pDev:
6.75%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
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Photo of Fitzy01
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Decent New England pale ale. Nice dark hazy look with minimal head. Not much on the nose but some breads and tropical fruit. Taste of citrus pine resin. Feel is medium. Overall a good brew.

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Photo of mmhannon
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of devos900
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ElGallo
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Handz
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 10-22-18
L: Honey, hazy.
S: WTH.. there is so much going on. Citrus and tropical..earthy and light pine.
T: Matches the smell.. very well presented across the citrus spectrum. Light malt and a tad salty? There's also a mild sweetness that rides along, but it doesn't intrude.
F: Medium, smooth, with low carbonation.
O: What a great PA. With so much ummphh going on, I'm really surprised it's only 5.9%

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Photo of adpalombo
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just delicious. Nice color. Great mouthfeel. Perfect balance of hoppiness and light juiciness without just the right balance of malt.

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Photo of PalatePilot
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a two finger head; good retention and splashy lacing

Smell: Somewhat dank, with hints of caramel and graham cracker underneath; papaya, pineapple, wintergreen and pine tones waft

Taste: Pineapple forward, with papaya, caramel and graham cracker balance; dank and piney, through the middle, with a balanced finish that features some wintergreen in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit more malt balance than I see from other NE style beers

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Photo of Burt
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Holderness
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned today!

L — Classic NEIPA orange juice haze with a finger and a half of soapy off-white head produced with aerated pour. Some retention and spotty lacing
S — Zesty grapefruit&orange, sweaty pineapple, concord grape, lychee, kiwi
T — Yellow grapefruit pith, crackery malt, green mango, touch of leafy earthiness, lemon zest
F — Medium- mouthfeel, medium carb. Nice and easy drinking with minimal residual bitterness
O — It may just be the freshness, but I honestly like this slightly more than Cloud Drop, which I found a little too bracingly bitter for my tastes. This has a nice balance to it

85/100

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

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

Photo of dannycohen62
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Elzevirien
4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer with pretty nose and good hoppy taste.

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Photo of bylerteck
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Single from Ma and Pa's.

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Photo of MikePacheco12
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greywulfken
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Super flavorful and juicy APA, but tight enough around the edges to avoid being too much like an IPA... For an IPA fan, a real nice APA... double dry hopped featuring Azacca, Centennial, Mosaic, and Citra hops; canned 7/26/18...

Medium gold, juice-looking with a basically opaque haze and a few fingers of off-white foam... Moderate-to-mild sweetness with fruit suggestions both tropical and orchard, including notes of apricot, papaya, and mango; but this dries out on the finish, with a mild bitterness... Fairly full-bodied for a 5.9% abv APA, with a bit of chewy fruit flesh and tacky shellac lingering behind...

Surprised and impressed...

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Photo of kniles38
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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First Drop from Upper Pass Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 222 ratings