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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Upstream India Pale Ale is a golden amber ale that is full in body with a medium flavored malt profile that is balanced with high bitterness and a refreshingly bold hop flavor and aroma. Upstream India Pale Ale is our highest hopped beer with the bitterness weighing in at 65 IBUís. The rich malts and increased alcohol content help to balance the bitterness and create a truly extraordinary beer drinking experience. (6.3% ABV, 63 IBUís, 1.061 OG,)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (12383) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Draft. Clear light amber color, white head, solid lacing. Aroma ofslightly peppery caramel, pine and grass. Taste is bitter pine resin and grass .

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2004 (Draught) Pours a deep golden color with little to no head. A descent hoppy flavor to this beer, but nothing overly exciting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9285) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2012
Tap @ Upstream. Amber appearance with a white head. Piney, fairly resiny, grapefruit citrusy hoppy aroma. Fairly sappy, resiny, piney hoppy flavor with some grapefruit, orange citrus notes. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9226) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Clear gold pour, nice white head. The flavors are resin, Christmas trees, grapefruit peel and the beer is balanced well with a nice dose of caramel malts.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6622) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Tap at the Old Market location. Mild citrus hop and taste. Somewhat malty. Kind of subdued overall.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Golden hue with small head and some lace. The aroma is the standard pine, grapefruit, toasted and biscuit malts, floral hops, barnyard yeast,and sour apple. The taste has bitter forefront with a fruity twang and additional malt undertone. Lingering bittering found. Medium-bodied and slighty creamy. Solid IPA, not big but drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
disagree with the low scores here. another hit from Upstream. Across the board, their brews were better than average...even the wheat...and the IPA is no exception. The big flavor leads you to believe itís bigger than 6.3 abv would indicate."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5838) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2005 Semi-active amber and clear. Nice floral aroma. Robust-enough grapefruit flavor. Sweet and tart with an OK malt underpinning. A stock IPA, but this is among the best they offer at Upstream.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Tap at the brewpub. The body was dark amber with a lightly off white head. The aroma was grapefruit and almonds. Not much to hold onto though. The taste was light grapefruit and almond, but light. This had little to no malt backbone. Drinkable, but boring.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4570) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Draft at Upstream. Filtered orange-brown. Steady, thin head. Nice dry grapefruit aroma. Pretty solid, soapy hops. Toasty, full of flavor, but sort of has the body and a Pale Ale. Decent.


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