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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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This traditional American Pale Ale is a combination of the finest Midwestern malts and American Hops, creating a refreshingly crisp, citrusy, and slightly bitter taste. Named for the Greek sun god, Helios Pale Ale is a great choice for those who like a lot of personality and individuality in their beer. Helios was given its name to reflect Uplandís commitment to environmental sustainability, specifically the installation of ten solar water tube panels on the roof of the brewery, which have dramatically reduced the amount of natural gas used to heat water in the brewhouse.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyReynolds (861) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Having at the Indiana Brewerís Cup. This has me worried for my entry as it won beer of the show last year!? What.The.Fuck? Not Uplandís best beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Floback (523) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Six-pack from Big Red Liquor. Pours a hazy orange body with an inch of fluffy white head that retains well. Very subtle aroma of citrus and pine. The flavor continues along a mild hop presence, spruce, lightly floral. Medium body and soft-medium carbonation. Just a tad flat, in my opinion. Not bad, but this is a fairly generic pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2075) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2014
On tap. Reddish color with a white head. Hoppy, citrus smell. Taste is smooth, refreshing, pretty good.. Why is this rated so low? I can only imagine it does not translate to bottle well.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3446) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle: Clear, bubbly amber-orange with a thick off-white head. Scent is very light....orange, citrus... Orange-peel, bitter-sweet flavor....orange malt. Mild on all accounts..good, yet run-of-the-mill.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2761) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
This isnít a bad pale. It pours orange into the glass and has a small ring of a fine-bubbled head. This is a bit on the sweet side but is nicely balanced with firm bitterness so it works pretty well. As it warms, a resinous piny quality emerges in the finish. This is a medium bodied brew with gentle carbonation. It isnít the most fragrant and vibrant hoppy beer on the planet but its solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jaysbeers (61) - - APR 11, 2014
On tap at Upland. Clear, golden amber. Light aroma--not strong enough to overcome the fragrance from my fish tacos. Light/medium carbonation. Not a bold flavor, and it is fairly tame as a pale ale, with a small bite at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SirADNielsen (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle @ home, shared with LeninCat. Thanks to Adam for sending. Hazy dark orange appearance with a thin off white head. Smells a bit stale / dusty. Tangerine / citrus fruits in the nose. Some potpourri / flowers and cookie as well. Kind of doughy / chewy, lightly toasted malts in the flavor. Mild citrus. Moderate bitterness and sweetness. A bit too old but still nothing too special. LeninC@ ticks this 4/5 but I think heís just especially thirsty for a boost.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madvike (2666) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle - Aaaand this is what happens when you build a mix-six at the grocery store with two little kids hanging on you--you get a pale ale bottled in July 2013 (!) when itís mid-March 2014. Ugh. Oh well--here goes. It pours nice, with a big foamy off-white head atop a hazy amber body. Nose is buttery and malty, with toffee, caramel, and sweet breadiness. Taste is the same--buttery toffee, light grassy, lemony hops, dry bread, a bit of mineral and metal, and a watery, lightly grassy finish. Slick and medium-bodied. Not good, but this one didnít have a chance with the age.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EamonTheGreat (125) - USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottled in November. Mild hop aroma. Pours golden amber with a very little head and almost no lacing. Slight lemon zest flavor with smooth malt character. Not a bad pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CpyNPrnT (324) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Slightly spicy, hops, small amounts of citrus. Would hop for more of the citrus hops to come through.


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