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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Bold, Deep, Bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mfrato (110) - - JUL 15, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Teases with a hoppy aroma but no flavor at all. Very bland for an ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarrettB (1256) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2300) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1794) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Can from arminjewell. Pours is a nice orange with tons of white head. Hops on the nose, but not a ton of them. Floral hops, malty, IPA? Sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3633) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 19, 2013
The bitterness in this beer is a bit off. There are citrus and pine notes in the aroma, but the astringency at the end is distracting.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Da314man (16) - LONGMONT, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Heavy but BALANCED Malt to Hop ratio. Not your typical West Coast IPA. Hops pack a punch but the heavy malt brings it back to earth making it a heavy IPA. Still awesome to have such a great beer in a can keeping it fresh and easy to enjoy at the lake!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lhns03 (93) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Poured from a 12oz can. Beer’s aroma is noticeable as soon as the can is cracked. BIG hops with a sticky resin, pine aroma. Taste is big and bold with hints of metallic hops. Full-bodied palate for an IPA. Finish is lingering and sweet with a reminder of the 7.2% abv.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
355mL can. Pours a clear amber, large rocky tan head. Soapy lacing. Good retention. Nose is wheat cracker, soap. Taste is extremely harsh. Massive tea tannic astringency. Unsweetened ice tea. Can’t drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Doofgoblin (454) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Aroma was a bit weak, just wanted more hop notes. Aroma is mostly malty notes with a underdeveloped piney, citrus hop character. Taste is similar with more malt, toastiness present with a lackluster hop goodness. Finish is smooth and malty with a lingering creamy caramel note. Not a bad brew per se, but still it’s kind of a miss and lacks some of the hoppy, bitterness one would crave from this style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
Pours golden amber with nice foamy head. Nose of earth, grass, some citrus and nuts. Body is light with nice lemon zest and bitter hops. Finishes bitter with some favors of walnut.

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