HighlandsBeerGuy (21) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange color with a lot of foam. I had it both on tap and out of a can. It isn't very hoppy and quite bland for an IPA! Perhaps this could a be good beer for someone trying to get into IPA's?
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
IPA day 2013, dark orange amber color with tall creamy foam, sweet caramel aroma, flavor is muddy caramel, pine , sweet finish
drinkdallas (21) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a can, not bad. There is something unique about this taste from most IPAs but it would be way down my rankings of Colorado IPAs.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
had the choice between this and the pale lager, wish i had gone with the lager, this isn’t very good .. . deep amber .. . great foam .. . some dirty brown hops and rusty grass .. . whatever, i don’t like this .. . . . Run for fun? What the hell kind of fun is that?
Sledutah (4066) - Utah, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can picked up at Wilburs in CO
Pours clear dark amber with a medium sized beige head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is malty, dusty, caramel, earthy and pine. Taste is sweet caramel up front with bitter pine in the finish
OK, sweet and bitter.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can poured into glass. Nothing super exciting about this beer, but I’m always up for something new out of a can, especially since I can’t get these in FL.
brokephibroke (268) - Mead, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Patagonia hops. I believe this is like Sierra Nevada’s Southern Hemisphere IPA, the use of regional hop, not a specific type of hops. Poured from a can, a beautiful red brown with a tan head with nice lacing. Pine aroma. The bitterness hits hard with a nice matching sweetness and a bit of alcohol. One of the bitterest IPAs I have tried. I think a barrel of this would definately make it from England to Austrialia on a sailing vessel.
mfrato (99) - - JUL 15, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the brewery. Teases with a hoppy aroma but no flavor at all. Very bland for an ipa.
GarrettB (899) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
December 30th, 2011 - Upslope’s India Pale Ale begins to reveal a pattern that was only an inkling earlier in the beer tasting process. It seems that, at least in late 2011, Upslope’s brewers a bit hops shy. Looking back on this review after two years in San Diego it seems like madness, but I’ve forgotten that the hops dial has a setting below 11. Upslope’s IPA is a little bit shy around bitterness, instead offering a sweet, sugary hops aroma, closer to a syrupy pine smell, but also a little watery and diluted too. The taste has a touch of dark maple sweetness, but is again somewhat attenuated, even watered down. And notable again is the complete retreat of hops. The flavor is overall mild, crisp and clear, but this makes it almost more like a lager than an IPA - a stylistic choice, I suppose, but I’d rather get some hops imprinted on my tongue than not. Without that resinous miracle, an IPA comes across a little bland.
hackobock (838) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, 061013. Amber with a large light tan head. Aroma has malt, caramel, floral hops, on the maltier side for being an IPA. Taste is medium sweet/bitter with sweet roasted mallt notes, pine bitter finish.