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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (867) - Friona, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours clear medium amber decent creamy head good retention. Big aromas citrus, grapefruit, peach, apricot. Big citrus hop flavor, grapefruit, medium caramel backbone apricot. Flavors arent to complex but what is there is big. Medium to high sweet. Medium to high bitter. Light dryness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"Pretty big, thick, and chewy. Not as overtly aromatic or citric as I like, but definite pineapple and tropical fruit, especially at the back end of the flavor. Pretty nice, but crowded out of the big boys in a very competitive style."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1290) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
19.2oz can. What? Pours a gold color with a minimal white head. Aromas of tropical candy type hops. Citrus, juicy fruit. Taste is bitter and semi sweet. Flavors of mango, pineapple, sweet grapefruit. Mouthfeel is semi syrupy and coating. Alcohol is noticeable. Low carb. Finish is bitter and sweet. Middle of the road impy IPA, but fuck me, I love the can size. Do they sell these in 4 packs? Because that would be awesome.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bill Becker (341) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a clear 24K gold, small but persistent head of foam. The smell was of sugary sweet malt with a lightish aroma of hops. The taste is strong with malty sweetness, lightly hopped despite the hefty IBUs, fairly strong alcohol presence. Medium bodied, light to medium carbonation, that’s not what I’m not liking. Too strong, too malt liquor like, too reminiscent of Dogfish Head 120, which I detested. I’m glad I won’t have to buy another $6.99 can.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
Floral and citrus peel smell and flavor as expected. Big hop bitterness. Creamy light carbonation mouth feel. For hop heads only. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westchesterco (962) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
From notes It is a golden color with a slight head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is a strong bitter flavor that resonates floral overtones.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ctplt777 (131) - - AUG 14, 2014
Sooooo gooooood. Absolutely phenomenal IPA. Fresh Pineapple juice immediately after popping the top on the can, and unmistakable pineapple. Like in your damn face. Super fresh is an understatement. Taste is bitter, hoppy, sweet just a dream. Tons of pineapple, tropical fruit, and sweet malty balance. I am loving IPA’s out of the can as of late. I feel it makes them so much more hoppy and intense. This is the real deal snag one of these if you can it’s just that damn good. This is what beer is all about!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3303) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
From a 16 oz can enjoyed in Jackson Hole. Pours a clear copper with a thick off white head. Intense fruit nose. Flavors of pineapple and grapefruit. Bitter finish. Nice DIPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidmartinek (3674) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Aroma: sweet Jesus! Flavor: hopsicle Appearance: perfect 10 Palate: bitter Overall: The irridescent orange is yes. How can something be "is yes" you ask. Go upslope and find out.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1131) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Can. Pours a clear amber-gold with a high, cream-colored, lacy, large-grained head. Nose is lime, resin, geraniums, gardenia, and cut grass. A little butterscotch sweetness up front, then lime and spruce hops bitterness on the center of the tongue; caramel sweetness back in a touch on the back of the mouth to seal the deal. Well balanced. Finish is long, elegant, and camphorous. Not the most extreme example of the style, but very well made.


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