Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 5.8 IBU: 36
Upslope Brewing Company Pale Ale
What the brewers say
“This clear, crisp, dry pale ale is our signature beer, the one that started it all! Its refreshing characteristics and signature dry finish blend smooth malt flavors with a unique spicy hops bitterness.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Strong lemon on the nose with sweet citrus and light biscuit malt. Slight, yet interesting mineral character and a nice Smarties candy aroma. Hops are a bit subdued but come through as pine and resin. A touch of malt sweetness follows the hops notes.”
Flavor: “Sweet and lemony with hints of orange and tropical fruit. A very unique grape-juice-like flavor with some intense gooseberry and tart cherry notes. The malt is just enough to showcase the hops character. Similar mineral profile in the aroma. A mix of citrusy hops and a touch of malt sweetness and perhaps even a perception of sweetness from the hops (maybe tropical fruit) work to balance this one out, both in flavor and finish.”
Overall: “A unique beer with some very interesting and new hops flavors, though restrained, that work well. The hops character is complex and unique with just enough malt backbone to keep things balanced and a distinct character in the hops selection.”
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