Cutthroat Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Cutthroat Pale AleCutthroat Pale Ale

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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | 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
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Photo of hopsleeroy
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle brought back from Utah by my girlfriend.
A-Clear Dark Amber, 1 inch head that dissipated quickly, Looks good
S-Grassy hoppy, slightly bready
T-Tangy flavor, watery, mild malt with slight roast flavor, mildly grainy
M-Thin and light in mouth
D-Nothing stopping me from drinking more but nothing jumping out at me making me want more.

Decent beer-girlfriend had on tap with a slice of pizza and was a fan, but maybe doesn't stand alone so well.

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 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 sloejams
2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On my trip across this fine land of ours I made my way through the beautiful state of Utah. Utah is not known for their beer, quite the opposite. When I saw a couple local singles in the fridge of the gas station I stopped at, I figured I give them a go.

This pours a yellow straw color. The aroma is part caramel, part wheatfield and slightly fruity with some citrus. Flavorwise, it has some subtle hops with some cereal oat. It''s a bit watery - my guess in complying with Utah's ABV% regulations.

It's likely one of the best beers you can get in Utah, but that's not saying too much.

Photo of skillerified
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a nice draft pint in the hotel bar during a recent stay in Park City. It was served way too cold, but you could still tell that this was a decent brew all the way around. Really got tasty as it warmed.

Generous head, even on a chilled glass (unfortunately). Inviting copper, gold and yellow hues.

Scent and taste had a nice base of caramel malt, bready and biscuity, and a nice floral top layer. Also a note of spices on the nose.

Smooth and easy drinking. Again, mine was served far too cold (and I didn't have time to wait for it to warm too much), so my judgement here might be a little off. Still had a nice medium to light bodied feel, slightly creamy. Appropriately bitter for the style. Pretty good.

Would have loved to have had another one (or the Kolsch they also had on tap). Definitely something to look for when in the beer badlands of Utah.

Photo of ElGordo
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried a bottle at the Delta Crown Room in the SLC airprot. Pours a dark amber without much head. Nose is balanced between floral, bitter hops and a some light sweet malt. Palate is equally balanced, with the hops becoming more pronounced on the finish along with a subtle underlying smokiness. Medium body holds flavor well. Decent, but unremarkable.

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 digitalczech
2.33/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer seems to be all over Utah but instead of it being like a craft beer it seems more like a macrobrew in quality and taste. It has a decent clarity and gold color but upon opening the bottle up and pouring it the head was somewhat weak and the aroma smelled a tad skunky. Where it really seemed to fall flat was the taste. It had little character and drinkability was limited to one bottle. The malt came through but it had a soapy aftertaste.

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 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 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 RoundelMike
4.63/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is my default session beer here in Salt Lake City. I'm finding a surprising number of local options here in this beer-strangled town, but I keep coming back to Cutthroat. This ale pours a deep, copperish red and has a nice, thick head. The taste, at least to me, is notably full and strong, with a really nice bitterness to it--but it can be too bitter for many. The beer's real strong point, however, is in its drinkability. You simply don't get sick of it. It continues to be a refreshing, interesting and livable taste all evening long.

Photo of AylwinForbes
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It is encouraging to see beer flourishing in this area, though the brewers are really doing it with one hand tied behind their backs courtesy of the laws governing alcohol content. This pale ale had nothing particular to commend itself other than being considerably preferable to an industrial beer. It also gave one a nice locavor feeling to be drinking it at the kind of event where most of the time the dreaded Heineken may be served as the high-class "import." Color was quite coppery for a pale ale, the nose largely of grain, very minimal hop profile, taste slightly bitter in the English style with a bit of maltiness.

Photo of mattmaples
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I, like many people here in the NW were under the impression that Utah was a vast wasteland of cheap flimsy beer. I have been enjoying a couple of 6-packs that a customer had sent back with his sister and my opinion is quickly changing. The ones I have tried (barring the Polygamy porter) have benn rock solid beer that has held quite true to style. This Cut Throat Pale is no exception. Very well balanced, good deep copper color. The head could have been a little better but the flavor was great and not over hopped for a pale. The judicious use of Cascade hops made for more of the floral notes instead of the citrus/grapefruit flavor. Well done pale ale.

Photo of marc77
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Copper hue, thick head, attractive lace. Dry - hopped Cascade nose, along with light yeast fruitiness in aroma. The toasty malt flavors are accompanied by a firm hop bitternss. Medium bodied for a pale. Citrusy hop flavor. Dry, crisp flavor. An above average & drinkable session pale ale.

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 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 MaltyGoodness
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle thanks to BigJTrucker

Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head that fades. Minor lacing on the glass.

Aroma is a nice blend of caramel malts and herbal hops.

Rather weak caramel malt taste upfront followed by a pleasant herbal hop flavor and medium bitterness. Finishes rather bland and dry with a slight lingering hop flavor.

Thin body, mild carbonation.

Not difficult to drink, but would greatly benefit from a bit more malt character and a lot more body.

Photo of woodychandler
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This arrived with a good, medium-tan head with decent retention. The nose was an interesting mix of hops and malt with hops gaining the slight edge. The color was a deep, dark amber with NE-quality clarity. The mouthfeel was medium with a good bit of hops. I experienced a light sweetness on the finish, but not enough to put me off. Hops, hops, hops ... It's a common theme with me. Great lacing throughout.

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.

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 efhart
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank this at their brewery pub in Salt Lake. I really liked this beer. the Brew had great color in wonderful glass. The hops were just right and present in sufficient amount. Balanced pale ale results apparently from balanced malts and hops. Good finish.

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 Suds
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I tried this brew on a recent trip to Salt Lake City. It’s a clear, golden-amber colored beer with a moderately sized white head. The aroma is of floral hops, with a nice backing of caramel and toasted malt. It’s a much better aroma than I expected. A little grassy, with some resiny, pine-like hops. The hops really stand out in the taste, which is refreshingly bitter. Slight, caramel sweetness up front. The finish is very clean, with a lingering grapefruit hop quality. This brew is very easy to drink, and would make an excellent session beer.

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.

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