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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 IBU’s. The rich malts and increased alcohol content help to balance the bitterness and create a truly extraordinary beer drinking experience. (6.3% ABV, 63 IBU’s, 1.061 OG,)

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3.4
Travlr (26423) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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 .

3.8
Ferris (17099) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Draft - Big pine notes with a caramel base. Cloudy gold with a rich white head. Bitter resin and grapefruit with a nice caramel sweetness to balanced. Well done and easy drinking.

2.8
bu11zeye (13239) - 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.

3.8
slowrunner77 (13206) - 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 it’s bigger than 6.3 abv would indicate."

2.9
BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Tap at the Old Market location. Mild citrus hop and taste. Somewhat malty. Kind of subdued overall.

3.9
daknole (11048) - 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.

3.6
cubs (10740) - 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.

3.4
arminjewell (9727) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of nice pine, orange, grapefruit into a bit of grass, some bready, biscuity notes in there into a bit of yeast. Taste was a mix of nice citrus, orange, grapefruit, some slight pine, grass into a bit of yeast, slight bread, finishing bitter.

3.5
bytemesis (9502) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber, medium creamy beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is nice pine and grapefruit. Flavor follows, light sweet and medium bitter with the same harshness as the apa. Medium body, oily mouthfeel.

3.4
radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2017
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear orange color with a small white head. Aroma was some light floral and citrus hops. Some earthy hop notes. Citrus, with some light toasted malt notes. Decent bitterness on the finish.


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