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Cutthroat Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Cutthroat Pale AleCutthroat Pale Ale

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121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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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scottfrie

California

2.3/5  rDev -35.4%
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

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
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 +5.3%
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%
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 +7.6%
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%
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 +32.6%
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 -3.1%
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%
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 +1.1%
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 +4.8%
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 -35.4%
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 +8.1%
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 -3.1%
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%
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 +3.9%
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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efhart

New Mexico

4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2009 20:59:05 | More by efhart
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originalsin

California

3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one in Green River, Utah--the first sign of civilization for what I think was about 110 miles. Driving Route 80 through Utah is incredible - the views are breathtaking. A friend who I had spent some time in Vegas with was driving back home to Boulder so we had plans to find a local spot, eat a meal, and have some brews together. The whole time, in the passenger seat, I dreamed of taps flowing with some beautiful big big beers to rival the scenery. Unfortunately, I forgot I was in Utah...

Uinita doesn't do a particularly terrible job with this one though. It pours a beautiful deep copper with about a quarter inch of rich whitehead that settles on top. The smell is ok for a pale ale- a lot of grassy floral notes and a little citrus undertone. The taste was just kind of sparse -- could barely taste the hops or the light biscuity malts that I was getting. I suppose that's ok, at least it was balanced. The beer had pretty good carbonation and the mouthfeel wasn't all that bad.

All in all, hey, it's Utah. This isn't an awful beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2009 17:11:48 | More by originalsin
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received courtesy of breity in a recent trade. Thanks, Andrew!

This is one of the "smaller" beers that I've had, but it was also one of the best looking. This beer poured a deep copper gold with a billowing white head on top. Retention was superb, and there was a sticky, lacy mess all over the glass edge. Very nice. Smelled grassy and sour. Some hints of lemon in there on top of the grassy hops.

Very tame beer right away, but as I continue to drink, this beer gets more hoppy and more enjoyable. Very well-balanced with plenty of biscuity malts in there, all mixing and jiving with the slight hoppy muscle. Drinkability is extremely high, as the ABV is very low. I could drink these all summer long. I was very pleasantly surprised by this "little" beer. I wasn't expecting a whole lot, but it showed me a thing or two...

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 17:40:27 | More by Onenote81
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AylwinForbes

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2009 13:17:57 | More by AylwinForbes
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deanhead

Vermont

3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden to slightly amber in color. Almost dark for the style.
Very low hop profile for this Pale Ale. Hint of grassyness Aroma to this beer. Biscuity taste and well blended malt profile.
Nothing bitter at all about this beer.
Beer is light bodied and thin. Unremarkable. I would not steer clear of this beer. It is a nice attempt at the style.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2009 17:39:46 | More by deanhead
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Patrick999

Florida

3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had at dinner, Z-Tejas, SLC.

A - Typical pale amber, no head with a stadium-style pour. I suspect the restaurant got the pour wrong, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.

S - Aroma was grainy, with a nice little blast of piney hops.

T - Good balance of hops and caramel. Not the greatest pale, but at 4%, more than respectable.

F - Really, really burpy. Ultra carbonated....I don't think they gave a hard enough pour to burn some of that off.

D - Due to the carbonation here, hard to drink. Too filling.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2009 22:26:22 | More by Patrick999
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

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

Picked up a sixer at Wal-Mart (UGH!) on huge sale at $5 a six pack. I couldn't pass it up . Stubby bottle, 10/13/2008 date on the bottle.

A: Light copper color with a cream head, not much retention. Crystal clear, very filtered beer. Excellent lacing on the glass.

S: Earthy hops, slight caramel malt bill, slight plastic smell, which is really odd, never noticed that before. Pretty standard pale ale smells, only a little lighter.

T: Follows the nose nicely, nice pale malt characteristic, and a light earthy hop flavor, lingering malty aftertaste, big time tea presence. Excellent light pale ale. Very well balanced, seems a little watered down, but not too bad.

M: Not as thin as one would expect for a 4% beer. Nice carbonation. Somewhat dry, clean finishing beer.

D: This is an excellent session beer. One of my favorites since moving to Utah. All around good flavors and low alcohol, have consumed many of these in one sitting. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a session brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2009 02:57:48 | More by pokesbeerdude
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hopsleeroy

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2008 03:29:11 | More by hopsleeroy
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2008 00:28:29 | More by woodychandler
Cutthroat Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.