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Trader Session IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Trader Session IPATrader Session IPA

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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: packetknife on 08-21-2002

Noted for its bright hop character, this sessionable IPA is wonderfully balanced.

42 IBU
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Photo of Tywilly132
5/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of rmtaggart
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Photo of plaid75
4.28/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a medium copper hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a spicy and reather earthy hop, caramel malts and a touch of diacytl.

The taste consisted of sweet, doughy malts, an earht hop and a very biscuity finish.

The mouthfeel was a touch toward the thinner side of the style.

Overall a tasty and complex IPA.

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Steamer
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.2/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden color, thick layer of white froth atop, leaving lingering lace.

Big, bold hops in the nose, citrusy, Cascades, very fresh and alive. Raw and vital. Exquisitely attractive.

Nice, brisk bitterness on the palate, well-balanced, matched by a solid body, and ample malt. Hop character squuzes it's juice in the mouth and gums with every sip...caramel/toffee taste comes through in the middle...nice balance, may I say once more...medium'bodied, with a bittersweet, sometimes harsh, sometimes mellow finish...I like it.

This is my kind of IPA...juuuust right. Just enough hops in every taste, just enough taste to meet the hops.

Well done, Uinta!

Photo of Ryanbux
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Spot on for what you'd expect in an American IPA. Clear with just a hint of chill haze, yellow with just a touch of orange makes it look citrus-y. A small head that gives good mouthfeel but allows for some good aroma to come through.

S - I love the smell of this beer! I am assuming there were a lot of late hop additions to this beer as well as dry hopping. I get a rich cascade and citra hop aroma. It smells sweet and hoppy, but not bitter hoppy, more rich fruity hops.

T - Less hoppy than one might expect for an IPA, I find it hard to believe it is 42 IBU's. Not much bitter hop taste, more rich, sweet, savory hop taste. As the name implies it is a sessionable IPA, it is more hoppy than a pale ale but sweeter than traditional IPA hops. I can drink this stuff all night. Citrus-y hops - orange/grapefruit tasting. One drawback is that it seems a bit over-carbonated so I would recommend letting it open up a bit before drinking it. Not an IPA for hop heads though.

M - Too carbonated for my taste, sharp but clean finish. Not a full bodied beer by any means.

O - I love this beer, it is a good go-to and never leaves me unsatisfied. A good table beer. I drink it in the winter or summer. One of my favorite session IPA's.

Photo of mverity
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of RBorsato
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bright gold with a full pillowy off-white head, very active carbonation, and partial sheets of lace. Perfumy and lightly citrus big hop aroma. Perfumy hoppiness dominates over any malt flavor. Light bodied and airy with a lightly bitter finish but refreshing.

Label states: "Extra hopped" & 4% ABV

Per Uinta website: "Dry hopped with Centennial hops"

Best Before: 03/04
Tasted: 01/31/04

Photo of etreesh
3.96/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of zeff80
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with hints of orange. It had an off-white, firm, one-finger head of foam.

S - It smelled of grasses and biscuity malt.

T - First sips bring a mild spiciness with a good dose of burnt toast maltiness. A mild citrus flavor emerges as it warms up.

M - A crisp and sharp IPA with a smooth finish. It's a light to medium-bodied brew.

D - This is a solid IPA. I grabbed it in my quest to try my first Utah brew and I enjoyed it.

Photo of mactrail
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very mild IPA, not that there's anything wrong with that. It is more like an English Pale Ale than anything I've had lately. Rich flavor, medium body, a big wet kiss of hops. Aroma is really nice and adds a long flowery nose to every sip. Otherwise, it's extremely light weight but goes down with a great aromatic sizzle.

This won't win any friends with the Beat me Senseless with IBU gang, but it's a surprisingly pleasant beer. Don't hate it because it's not a real IPA. Totally quaffable. I submit this as the beer to get your Bud Light friends to try. Not bitter. Not offensive. A flowery introduction to hop flavors.

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of woodychandler
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This arrived with a thick, off-white head with decent retention. The color was a medium amber with NE-quality clarity. The nose had a welcome citrus-hop aspect. The mouthfeel was medium with a great hop presence on the palate. The finish had a dry, citrusy quality. I began to sweat off my hops jones that I had felt so strongly while visiting SLCUT. Feed the monkey!

Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle thanks to BigJTrucker

Pours a clear, light amber with a small white head that thins. Decent lacing on the glass.

Aroma has tones of both citrusy and piney hops, but still allows for a nice malty and grainy base to come through.

Nice citrusy and piney flavors upfront giving way to some caramel malt flavor and a nice graininess. Medium bitterness midway before finishing with a nice combo of malt and hops. Quite well balanced.

Medium body, mild carbonation.

Overall, a nice IPA and easy going down. Doesn't push any boundaries, but does a great job of maintaining balance. Won't satisfy hard core hopheads, but that's certainly not the intention of this brew.

Photo of chuckd123
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap recently at the Goldminer's Daughter Lodge at Alta. First off, know that it is a 4% beer going in, and your perception changes. I think it's a decent brew given the limitations on ingredients if you have to end up at 4%. Hops dominate the aroma and taste, very weak malt backbone, as expected. Decent head retention, and the flavor was pretty good, albeit a tad on the grassy side as others have noted. You know it;s an IPA and not a pale from the hop aroma, but it's more of an extra pale than an IPA. Tasty enough and definitely sessionable which is great when you're looking to have more than 1 or 2 and are at 8500'. I say well done Unita considering the limitations you were under.

Photo of allengarvin
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a crystal clear pale copper colored beer with a nice airy, frothy head that's a good 3/4ths inch tall. The nose gives moderately abundant citrus hop notes. The taste--actually not all that bitter. Hop flavor is fairly light as well, with grassy, citrus hints. Malt, naturally, is very light. This beer is on the low-end of hoppiness as far as session IPAs go, but it is fairly drinkable.

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Trader Session IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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