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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Bold, Deep, Bitter


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12oz can pours with a clear copper body that has thin gold edges and supports a nice looking tan head of foam. The aroma is inviting with spicy hops and pine hops that move into a mild citrus hop note plus a light mix of biscuit malts and sweet maltiness. The taste delivers a mix of sweet malts, pine hops and grapefruit to clementine citrus hoppiness. To midway the hop bitterness surges forward along with some spicy hops as well. There’s a modest sweet malt to crystal maltiness creating a nice base for the hops. Solid IPA.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Dempseydog (2) - - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
Nothing special. Lots of better options out there for the money. I suspect IPA is not Upslope's specialty or focus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phildorsey (159) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2014
12oz. Can. Pours clear, fizzy and dark amber. Aroma is fruit flavors and bold. Taste is heavy, hoppy and bitter. The finish is strong and malty, and the alcohol content seems exact. Great beer... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammer (1036) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Copper colored pour from can. Taste is booze, citrus, pine needles, dough and hay. This is a solid IPA that should be rated much higher.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (813) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Can poured a clear ruby-brown hue w/ large creamy head and sticky lacing. Moderate to bold hoppy aroma. Initial flavor is mild sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of medium duration. Tastes are grass, pine, and straw. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, and average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1055) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Can pour copper color. Nose dank hop, caramel malt. Taste minimal sweet up front and trace fruit hop. Mostly strong malt through the early and mid palate. Light bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
foyle (237) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Appearance: pours a 1"+ off white head which recedes slowly, plenty of lacing. color is a somewhat cloudy copper, with some carbonation streaming. Aroma: citrus is the dominate aroma. Also some pine and bread dough. Mouthfeel: fairly light bodied, not much carbonation, and sticky. Finish is somewhat astringent. Flavor: hops are quite dominant. Bitter citrus rind, grapefruit, pine oil are present in the first taste and the finish. There is a brief interlude of sweetness in the middle with some yeasty roll and a slight caramel. Overall: a decent IPA and representative of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - DEC 27, 2013
Pours Amber with an orange hue. About a cm of thin off-white head. Aroma is bitter citrus and pungent spruce hops. Nice caramel malt with some hoppy resin flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - DEC 13, 2013
Drunk from a can. Looks to be a golden color. Not much aroma. Pretty smooth to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Rich, deep plum color. Not enough head to be noteworthy. Aroma is lacking, so gotta go middle of the road there. Medium bodied. Balanced bitterness with the malt and a hint of mint. Is that haiku? No. Spicy finish. Ha.


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