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Cutthroat Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 4
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-23-2002

This traditional style pale ale has a rich amber color, full malt body and a clean hop finish.

34 IBU
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Ratings: 152 | Reviews: 60
Photo of Ivan815858
4.88/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Only available in Utah, but certainly a good beverage.

Photo of dikebrewery
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's a slightly above average apa.

Photo of McAfee85
2.59/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Very hoppy with a fruity finish

Photo of JohnIrving
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From can and bottle at least a few hundred times. Pours a transparent oak color with a half finger head. Aroma is of earthy hops and caramel malts. Taste is pretty unique - those earthy hops from the aroma with breadiness from the yeast and malt. Always described as a "malty pale ale", and I think that basic description works. This was one of the very first craftbeers I ever had, and I've almost never been without a few in the fridge. Favorite session beer for any occasion. Nice to see it get a silver medal at the 2014 GABF. Try it fresh, or don't review it until you do!

Photo of cbutova
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed during the last week when out of service area/Wifi in WY/UT. Full phone notes taken at Watchman Campground, Zion National Park, UT.

A- Poured from the 12oz bottle to a goblet glass with a fairly deep amber body for a pale ale. An off white cap forms to two fingers with a thick creamy consistency. Great head retention and sheets of lace begin immediately. Beyond that are thick webs and drizzle.

S- Pretty much an equal balance of malts, yeast and hops; perhaps the last a slight bit lighter. A mix of medium caramelized grains, toasted malts, citrus and spicy hops, yeast bread and fruit esters.

T- Carries on from the nose with a flavor that falls between pale ale and amber with a moderate hop dosage but plenty of grains to balance. Prominent notes are floral citrus hops, pine, medium crystal malt, toasted cereal grain, yeast bread and some pear feel.

MF- Light to medium bodied with a smooth, silky creamy texture. Moderately high carbonation feels quite soft on the palate and ot finishes very slightly bitter.

Balanced out Pale Ale that actually has quitr a few characteristics of a lighter Amber Ale. It still stays towards the Pale Ale side and comes together with a flavorful balance.

Photo of Jsteez
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard American pint glass.

A-Pours a borderline amber brown to medium amber with a thick off-white 2 finger head. The head stuck around for sometime and it left some sticky lace on the glass. The head eventually dissipated into a bubbly ring around the edges. It looks good!

S-Dominant malt character, with some citrus undertones. Not too much in the smell.

T- It's light, crisp, and flavorful for a pale ale. The caramel-toasty malt balanced the bitter hops in the aftertaste. For a lighter pale ale, it is quite balanced. There were also some light citrus notes that complemented the hops.

M-Light bodied beer with a full-bodied feel. Moderate carbonated feel, crisp and clean. A bit watery, but that is to be expected in Utah.

Overall, if your visiting the Rockies and you happen to be in SLC, try this ubiquitous beer. It is sold just about everywhere. It is one the best beers in the 4% ABV zone. It's a great brew for any time of the year, sessionable for summer/fall, drinkable in the spring, and warm in the winter.

Photo of FlyingBull
3.32/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I purchased this beer in Beaver UT while on the way to GABF.

A: This beer pours a deep amber with 1 finger very light amber head. The head did last an abnormally long time however, a left a good amount of lacing down the glass.
S: Nice aroma and flavor of caramel malt with a hint of citrus or British hop flavors.
T: Light notes of sweet caramel malt and a touch of citrus hops. Not bad for a low ABV easy drinking beer. Good session beer for sure.
M: Somewhat light body with a lightly slick but fairly watery mouthfeel. Carbonation is soft enough.
O: This beer is a good session beer with good flavor, low ABV, and not heavy at all.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer #5 in the great Utah Brew Hunt.

A very mild pale ale with minimal hop tones and influence. Had a sweet tone on there that seemed a bit much. The whole beer strikes me as less than memorable, especially in comparison to some of the other more heavy hitters that I had before and after this one.

Photo of rinhaak
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Sundance. Poured into a pint glass.

Pouring a pretty dark amber, Cutthroat Pale is all about the malt. Lots of caramel malts with a slight roastiness in the background, the flavor would suggest a higher ABV if it weren't so watery in the mouth.

A very drinkable session ale that seems to lack a unique character, but not a bad beer for sitting by the BBQ or watching a game.

Photo of prometheus
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a Utah favorite. This is definitely my favorite brew from the Rocky mountains and the Great Basin :) Pours amber, copper head, taste of dry hops, and caramel malt. Great and if I had to drink one beer for the rest of my life this would definitely be it. Try it next time your in Utah!!!

Photo of letigre621
4.53/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

when I first tried cutthroat it wasn't as appealing at first as it now is as far as taste goes. it took me a couple tries to get used to the taste it was a little on the bitter side hade a citrus taste to it . Great amber looks with a white head on it. Nice lacing down the sides. However Cutthroat is now at the top of my drinking lists for this month

Photo of TwelveOunces
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a couple pitchers of this.
Pours deep amber red with a perfect looking 2 finger head, very clear. The smell of this beer is mostly malt dominant, as with the taste. There is a variety of sweet malts and dry red malts that leave you to believe this is an amber. There is very little hop character to this beer but comes with some undertones of bitterness. A decent enough pale but I think its closer to an amber ale. It wont get you excited but you wont be disappointed either.

Photo of nickd717
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Review dated 1/9/2009, from 12oz bottle.

Bottle in Park City. Amber color with decent white head. Nice hop aroma, somewhat citrusy. The flavor has caramel malt and citrusy hops. Medium-bodied, maybe a little more watery than I’d like, but hey...you know...Utah, man.

Photo of kflorence
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Imported from ratebeer.com - AUG 12, 2008

Poured a deep amber color with fairly nice head. Smells of roasted malts, hops, and fruit. The taste is mostly hops and sweet, roasted malts. The brew finishes with a lovely malted caramel flavor. One of the better pale ales I’ve tried, mostly because the flavor is dominated more by malts than hops, which I enjoy.

Photo of scottfrie
2.34/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into SA perfect pint. Thanks to mjyoung for sharing. Bottled 5/6/11.
A: Pours a deep amber with a rather thin head despite my rather rough pour. The head did last an abnormally long time however, a left a good amount of lacing down the glass.
S: Not picking up much. Light scents of caramel do poke through along with maybe a hint of citrus peel.
T: Light notes of sweet caramel malt and a touch of citrus hops. Not very potent flavors. I’ve had amber ales with way more hops than this. Very watery.
M: Thin body with a lightly slick but fairly watery mouthfeel. Carbonation is soft enough.
O: Pretty boring (bad) for a pale ale and beer in general. Not something I really want to drink.

Photo of dtivp
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark copper brown with a one finger off white head good
retention with light lacing.

Aroma of malt and flowery hops.

Taste followed the nose with malts, light hops and a slight caramel sweetness.

Mouth fell was medium towards light body with light carbonation.

Overall this was a good drinkable , crisp pale ale. The holiness was just a little too light.

Photo of srandycarter
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice clear copper, near white 1 inch head that leaves to disk. Lots of cling lace.

S - Very mild malt and hops coming through.

T - On the malty side, very one dimensional. Hops make a sound presence, however.

M - Good carb, fine balance. Not terribly interesting, but ...

D - Low alcohol, very easy flavors.

Photo of sqquuee
4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a great copper hue.. A finger and a half of lacing.

The aroma is of pine notes and a bit of grain.

Nice firm hop bitterness, clean hoppy finish. Slight malt back ground. The hop bitterness lingers.

Mouth feel is great.

This beer is great on a hot summer day. This is one of my favorite pales out of salt lake.

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this beer at a gas station in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Appearance- amber color

Smell- hops

Taste- hops, malt, nice flavor

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought this was a pretty good beer. Good session beer only 4% alcohol, I thought it was worth drinking again.

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The pint of Cutthroat has an amber hue with a sticky head floating above. Toasted caramel hops and flowery hops are in the mild aroma. It flows light across the palate. There is a little sweetness up front, hollow through the center and some balancing hops at the end.

This beer is a little weak in the flavor department, but there are no off flavors here. Very drinkable and it goes down easy.

Photo of lumikuuro
4.7/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Zion Lodge, Zion Canyon, Utah.

Appearance: Reddish brownish amber, clear, modest head. Served in a plastic glass.

Aroma: Lots of malty aromas married with a nice balancing of hops.

Taste: As in the aroma, a nice malty flavour with some chewy soft spiciness and a surprising amount of hop, giving some good bitterness. Tastes somewhat like a best bitter style with a north american freshness to it. Nice. You wouldn't guess that this is only 4% because of Utah state restrictions.

Mouthfeel: Medium, mostly remember it as refreshing because it was 38/100 degrees that day.

Drinkability: I'd have this again. An excellent example of how to get around the limitations of strength and still create a delicious beer.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good color, good clarity, lace etc. . . aroma was lacking, not back, just nothing.

Taste, a standard pale. Refreshing, but will seem pedestrian to a hophead (or big fan of their BW like I am). Good caramel, not enough hops. Maintains a light play on the tongue though, doesn't acquire that earthy heavy wood feel that some APAs will when they aren't heavily/appropriately hopped.

Easy to drink, won't be offensive to anyone, just won't be something exquisite at any time either.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Fl Oz bottle, drank outside Bryce Canyon on 6th May 2010. The bottle was obtained (along with some other choice brews) at Ruby's Inn general store.

The beer was poured into my plastic toothbrush tumbler, it is all I had to use in the motel.

The beer seemed a whole lot better than the on-tap version I'd had a couple of days earlier outside Zion NP in Springdale.

The pale amber body seemed thicker and richer to look at and the off-white head stayed longer.

The aroma was hoppy and interesting and the taste was a good blend of hops and malts unlike the 'wishy-washy' brew from before.

A lot better experience than the tap beer, missed the good food though, only had a salad with cheese this time.

Photo of Mora2000
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orangish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is malty with some fruit notes. The flavor is malty and grainy with a good touch of hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of CHL
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden-yellow color with disappointing head.

Superior smell with citrus hops and a sweetness in front, which translates into taste, albeit weaker than I hoped. I like sweet-biased beers with malt, and this one is good. I would call it balanced (with the caveat that I do like sweet malts).

Bit watery in the mouth, but drinkable--especially with the low ABV.

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Cutthroat Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.