Friday, June 21, 2013

Upslope Imperial India Pale Ale

I was contacted a week or so ago by an agency representing Upslope Brewing Company in Boulder, Colorado. They recently released their Imperial IPA in 19.2 oz cans and wanted to know if I'd like to give it a try. What do you think I said? The can is tall and sleek. On the side, the INGREDIENTS: snowmelt, malt, New Zealand hops, yeast; and SPECS: hand-crafted, aluminum can, portable, recyclable, good. I'll be the judge of the last one. 90 IBU; 10% alcohol.

Fruity, boozy aroma, some tropical and citrus orange. Fruity, malty sweet beginning with a strong boozy aspect. Some peppery hops come next, but then you start to taste this funny, off, vegetal flavor. That flavor just keeps building too. Blech! That's about as far as I got. Too sweet, extreme booze, unpleasant prominent flavor. I guess since I dumped most of it, that means I don't get that 19.2 bumper sticker for my car?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

If they need a second opinion, they could always ship me a 19.2 and I'll give it a try.