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Cutthroat Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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82
good

143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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:
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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2/5  rDev -44%

Photo of digitalczech
2.3/5  rDev -35.6%
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 scottfrie
2.3/5  rDev -35.6%
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 nataku00
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of akahn
2.6/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours an dark orange-red color with lots of bubbles streaming up and a creamy, tall, sticky off-white head. Good lacing.

A nice fresh, hoppy nose.

Taste: not much. Some grainy maltiness followed by woody, piney hops. Very clean finish (i.e., not much taste in the finish), with some grain husk showing up.

This is not a good beer. Very watery, very little flavor and what flavor there is isn't very pleasant. This tastes like water flavored to taste like an APA. I'm surprised this beer has gotten such high marks.

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of sloejams
2.9/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
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 AylwinForbes
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
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 BuckeyeNation
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Rustic orange with a bronze-like glow. The three finger cap is pastel caramel in color; just about the hue one would expect given the beer that created it. The foam is sticky enough to deposit barely broken sheets of lace on the upper few inches of the glass. This is a darker, richer looking APA than one typically sees.

The nose is balanced. Translation: it isn't as hoppy as I would have liked. Given the color and the aroma, I'm guessing that a hefty portion of caramel malt was used in addition to pale malt. The hops are primarily citric with an earthy overlay. To my nose, that means a mixture of American and British varieties are present.

Cutthroat Pale suffers from UBS (Utah Beer Syndrome). Even with more guts and a bigger body, it still wouldn't fit my prefered blueprint for a beer of this style. As in the nose, it's caramel malty, citric hoppy and balanced to within an inch of its life. The problem is, neither side of scale is weighted down very heavily. An infusion of ingredients is sorely needed.

Some 4.0% beer from this brewery, and especially from the Utah Brewers Cooperative (Wasatch), manages to possess a decent mouthfeel. Why, then, can't the entire lineup? This one, for example, is thin and bordering on watery. I've learned to cut APAs a little slack, but I've cut Cutthroat all I'm going to cut.

The Uinta website tells me that Cutthroat Pale Ale is 'the state's #1 selling craft-brewed beer'. That's hard to figure since I've had quite a few better from that state. On second thought, it isn't all that surprising, since if the 'craft-brewed' part was left out, the #1 selling beer is probably Budweiser.

Photo of tonistruth
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap @ the Lighthouse in Ogden, UT

A- chill hazed bronzed straw brew under a foamy 2 finger white head, nice lacing and retention

S- toasted malts, grainy, grassy hop (all scents rather mellow)

T- slightly toasted grainy malts balanced by grassy hop characters and subtle hints of pine, nicely balanced

M- smooth flowing medium body, coarse at times, good carbonation

D- sessionable pale with flavors a tad over par, nothing fantastic but not offensive either, good drinking can't register many complaints here

Photo of mojohawk21
3.25/5  rDev -9%

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Cutthroat Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.