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Cutthroat Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

Cutthroat Pale AleCutthroat Pale Ale

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%


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

34 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-23-2002)
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Jsteez

China

3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | 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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 17:28:08 | More by Jsteez
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FlyingBull

California

3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 04:21:40 | More by FlyingBull
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2012 18:18:47 | More by RblWthACoz
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2012 03:38:32 | More by rinhaak
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prometheus


3.93/5  rDev +11%
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!!!

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 01:49:13 | More by prometheus
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letigre621


4.58/5  rDev +29.4%
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

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2012 00:16:47 | More by letigre621
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2012 04:36:42 | More by TwelveOunces
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nickd717

California

3.5/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 16:01:40 | More by nickd717
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kflorence

California

3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 02:16:15 | More by kflorence
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scottfrie

California

2.3/5  rDev -35%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 01:32:06 | More by scottfrie
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dtivp

West Virginia

3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2011 17:32:53 | More by dtivp
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srandycarter

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 04:03:07 | More by srandycarter
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sqquuee

Utah

4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 04:09:41 | More by sqquuee
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jeffjeff1

California

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 02:59:33 | More by jeffjeff1
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2010 02:38:59 | More by BeardedBoffin
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lumikuuro

British Columbia (Canada)

4.72/5  rDev +33.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2010 02:49:58 | More by lumikuuro
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2010 17:50:55 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2010 17:32:21 | More by BlackHaddock
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Mora2000

Texas

3.6/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2010 23:04:24 | More by Mora2000
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CHL

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 18:39:22 | More by CHL
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digitalczech

California

2.3/5  rDev -35%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 18:10:47 | More by digitalczech
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Pint glass with little to no head. The slightest amount of lacing sticks in the glass. Orange/Amber in color with good clarity and no visible carbonation

Aroma is of crackers and toasted malt.

Flavor is rather bread/crusty bread like and has a lot of black pepper notes. Slight fruity esters and a mild hop finish. Pretty nice.

Carbonation tingles and brings the black pepper notes to life. Body is medium light and it finishes a little dry.

Rather drinkable, just not overly exciting.

A decent pale ale and one to have when in Salt Lake.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2009 00:59:10 | More by Reagan1984
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rkuhnel

California

3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle this poured a very clear gold with a small white head and good thick lacing. Nose of caramel malts with citrus hops. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is a good balance between malts and hops, and finish is dry and lightly bitter. A very serviceable APA.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2009 00:05:38 | More by rkuhnel
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Jmoore50

Nevada

3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this on-tap at a Salt Lake City restaurant, was good but not great. The food kicked ass although. HA.

The appearance was good, especially for a lighter pale ale. It had a foggy golden color that looked good in my large pint.

The smell was not strong, which is what I love about the pale ale's big-foreign-brother the IPA. It smelled of oats and wheat, actually more of an earthly smell is more accurate.

The taste was good cold, but once it warmed up just a degree or so I noticed a stale taste to it. It really was not the tap or anything, it just gave off a really flat taste, and again it was not the carbonation because it came with a fat two finger white head. It just tasted dull, which might be due to the fact that Pale Ale's just dont cut it for me anymore. It is unfair to compare two different styles but I think personally Pale Ale's just are two weak these days. The reason I say that this one didn't give me a great experience is because I had a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and I enjoyed it still. All matters aside it didn't blow my socks off with any specific characterisitic.

The mouthfeel was okay, but went along with the flavor on terms of dullness. It tapped on my tongue like a pale ale does, but didn't really knock. It was dull, but the drinkability was a little better because it was like drinking a regular ole' beer. Nothing great, nothing bad, just there. Overall not worth buying again.

J

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2009 21:12:43 | More by Jmoore50
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LeftyBWS

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a pint glass.
A: Nice amber/orange color, thin layer of whitish head that lingers, spotty slippery lacing.
S: Sweet little caramel sugars dart at the nose amid a blanket of spicy, bitter floral hops. Yum.
T: Good mix of hops and sugars, mirroring the smell. Bit of grainy flavors in the finish, but mostly caramel malts and floral/piny hops.
M: Bittery and grainy, good hoppiness and a bit of sweetness to balance it out.
D: Solid; tasty and refreshing and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 05:13:40 | More by LeftyBWS
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Cutthroat Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.