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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Upslope India Pale Ale

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Upslope India Pale Ale
Upslope Brewing Company
1501 Lee Hill Road - No.20
Boulder, CO USA
Est. 2008

Brain Damage Quotient = 7.2 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Opaque copper color.
True hoppy IPA nose with sticky pine smell.
Two-finger tan colored head. Slowly dissipates and stays to the bottom of glass.
Nice hops sting and bite. Mellows when warmer to a malt character.
Medium carbonation.
mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Surfing the booths at The Great American Beer Festival this September, I found a wonderful IPA. So enamored with it, that I made the trip through the line 4 times!

The first thing you notice is the punch of hops to your nose. Okay, so that's how an IPA is supposed to be, right?  I hear ya'.  But the brew is wonderfully balanced.  A creamy sweet maltiness comes through towards the end.  This is especially true if you allow the beer to stand for a bit towards the end of the glass.  Really a remarkable play between the hops you expect and the malt you never see coming.

Going back to Colorado soon.  You can be sure The Reaper will be examining a few more of their offerings.  Cool too, that they are canning beer. I like that.

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