Saturday, March 25, 2017

Upper Hand UPA

Upper Hand Upper Peninsula Ale. 5.5% ABV.
Upper Hand Brewing, Escanaba, Michigan.

Clear-ish, amber-hued, big ivory head, leaving lace, looking good.

In the nose: fairly quiet, some hop notes, light caramel malt.

In the mouth: Earthy hops up on the front, bitter, but balanced. Caramel malt tones greet the palate next. A little fruity, little floral, nice and even. And a little complexity, too, lot of different flavors at play. This is alright, good upper peninsula ale, and you can drink it.

Also, there ain't nothing wrong with it.

From the label: "Brewed and bottled where it's meant to be enjoyed." If that's the case, why do they ship it out of Michigan? What is this bottle even doing in my hands?

From the website: Upper Peninsula Ale is an American Pale Ale, brewed just for the north. The use of toasted malt gives it a nice, deep golden color, and the Mosaic hops impart citrus, floral, and berry aromas, and give UPA® a crisp, moderately bitter finish.

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