Campside Session IPA

Indiana
United States
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

This crisp golden ale is built on the foundation of delicate light malts. This allows us to showcase some of the most interesting and effervescent American hops in a way we have never before done. We saved over
75% of the hops used in this recipe to add after the batch was boiled, allowing the distinct fragrance of grapefruit, apricot and pine to be preserved as much as possible in the finished beer. With a crisp, but subtle
bitterness, a refreshingly light malt character, and a 4.5 ABV, this is the perfect warm weather beverage for those who think flavor is just as important as refreshment.

 

Profile

ABV: 
4.5%
IBUs: 
50
Hops: 
Warrior, Columbus, Cascade, Simcoe, Mosaic
Malts: 
Pale, Pilsen, Carapils, Vienna
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Upland Brewing’s Campside Session IPA is being evaluated as a session strength American IPA (2015 BJCP Category 21A) from the BJCP guidelines. The aroma of this beer is inviting with notes of cantaloupe, apricot, and a touch of pine. There is no malt character to speak of, indicating the session strength of the beer. The aroma is clean and showcases hop complexity well. A slight touch of haze is evident within the blonde body and a small, thin, creamy white head sits atop the beer with decent retention. The flavor is a bit of a letdown; the aroma set the expectation high and hop flavor is lacking in the balance. The lack of malt flavor combined with low hop flavor makes for a very thin flavor profile.  Bitterness is thankfully well-balanced within the size of the beer. The body comes across a bit thin, even for the style. More hop flavor and more robust malt presence would make this session IPA drink more like a low gravity India Pale Ale and less like a lawnmower beer with a juicy hop aroma.  

Brewery Introduction

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Upland Brewing Co. began its intriguing story in 1998 with a mission to brew remarkable beers in remarkable ways, staying true to the artisan, progressive spirit found in our part of the Midwest. Our sour program began in 2006 as a way to entertain our curious... Read More

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