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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Welcome the newest addition to our year round lineup–Upslope Imperial India Pale Ale. Packaged exclusively in Ball Corporation’s 19.2 oz Royal Pint can, this assertively hopped 10% ABV Imperial IPA captures a bright orange color with a medium body. Each barrel is brewed using six pounds of a unique blend of hops to impart subtle flavors of pineapple and melon to the central hop notes of citrus and pine.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Tangerine colored pour with moderate white head. Aroma of big citrus, tropical hops, mango, apricot. Flavor is well balanced with a grassy hop bitterness, citrus, and a subtle honey quality.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammer (1117) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Copper colored pour from the can. Taste is hops, dough, pine needles, wood and a nice hit of booze. Well done!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Clear golden, minimal tan head. Strong piney resin, mango, tropical fruit. Some light honey. Quite bitter, significant amount of sweetness. Long finish, medium body, very oily. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4038) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Big ol’ can (like yo mama). Cloudy copper color with a thick, lacy, foamy white head. Sticky tangerine, honeydew melon, and sugar malt notes. Sweet malt flavor, sugar syrup, and a citrus hop finish. Fairly syrupy and sticky on the feel. Fairly full body. Enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (419) - - NOV 27, 2015
Can. Hazy orange color with a white head. Tropical fruit hops aroma. Fizz up front, medium heavy body. Grapefruit musty pine flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scooterbub (967) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Pint+ can. Pours an unclear golden orange with a two inch beige head that slowly collapses. Taste is of malt, citrus, hops, pine, resin, dark fruit and caramel. Has a similar aroma. Has a sticky body that coats the mouth. Easy to drink, especially considering the alcohol. Easily one of the best beers I have had in a while.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Nearly 20 ounce can. Pours clear golden with a small white head. The aroma has a lot of citrus, tropical fruit, kiwi, pine. The taste has a nice bitterness, earthiness, tropical fruit notes. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (760) - Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Coppery golden color with a smallish white head. Taste is quite sweet, some caramel, with a some tropical fruit. Hops are there, but take a back seat to sweetness. Pine resin and citrus rind are the hops. A really good IIPA, but a bit too sweet for tastes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3541) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Can-Pours bright deep orange hue with a small soapy white head and decent lacing. Nose is oxidized sweet hops. Slightly metallic. Light honeysuckle and flowers however the metallic notes sort of distort the nose. Flavors are a bit better-lots of sweet tropical hops, light alcohol and the flowery notes as well. The can says best by 9/11/15 so its within freshness range however, this one suffers from metallic oxidization. WOuld like to try this again on tap or fresh can. VERY long juicy citric finish lots of pinneaple, passionfruit and tangerine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemdawg (558) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Hazy orange body with a thin white head and good lacing. First thing I noticed in the aroma was not the expected hop bomb, but tropical fruits such as pineapple. That did give way to grapefruit hops as it warmed. Big grapefruit and piney hop flavor right off the bat, but I detected those pineapple flavors again mixed with honey of all things. Very pleasantly suprised with this one. I was expecting just another hop over load,but the fruity flavors were nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1171) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Slightly cloudy amber pour, decent off white head. Nose was woody hops. Bitter. Middle was medium roasted malt, caramel, earth, bark. Finish was steady, but not overpowering bitterness. Alcohol was almost nowhere to be tasted. This is a dangerous beer!


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