First Drop | Upper Pass Beer Company

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4.15/5
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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): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by chippo33 on 07-06-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,289
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
211
pDev:
6.75%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
64
Trade:
0
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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

Photo of WunderLlama
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
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 -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraftConsumer_97
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
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 +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peter1977
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dion2282
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevend7627
5/5  rDev +20.5%
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 -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newcastlemike
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cambabeer
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DudMan
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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First Drop from Upper Pass Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 211 ratings