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Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner - Uinta Brewing Company

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Tilted Smile Imperial PilsnerTilted Smile Imperial Pilsner

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293 Ratings
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 15
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Tilted Smile breaks away from the crowd. Big in alcohol, yet approachable and versatile. Confidently balanced with Saaz hops and 100% Pilsen malt. Crisp and delightfully carbonated.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: smcolw on 06-05-2010)
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5/5  rDev +38.5%

Travisnin, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +38.5%

Ryan1423, Jul 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

TaylorK, Sep 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

gleemonger, Sep 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

harrylee773, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of tapman
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden, apple juice body with a moderate, though insistent, white head of froth. Poured into my Sam Adams Noble Pils pilsner glass.

Very bready, doughy and like wildflowers.

Tangy, bready and almost gin-like. Wildflowers mixed with earth and grass with a full-bodied, honey/apple sweetness. Wine-like alcohol tang.

A little sharp and very full in body.

I think that this is a good one. Big beer with not giant 'off' qualities. Plus, pilsners are a relatively mild beer and this one packs quite a wallop while remaining pretty drinkable. Am having it with sushi and it is a fine compliment.

tapman, Mar 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

moeamaya, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

PressEnter, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of BeerNinja007
4.49/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big 750mL bottle, crowned and corked. Bottled on 02/1/13, so roughly 3 months old. Paid $7.49 at Dover Discount Beverage, Dover NH, USA. Attractive high quality label, nice presentation. Served cold in a pilsner glass.

A: A gentle pour gives a nice 2" of ivory head, which I guess isn't difficult in this skinny glass. Brew is crystal clear deep yellow in color, tons of robust carbonation flowing upward. The head slowly retracts and pulls away from the glass like taffy, leaving a thick marshmallowy lace. Seriously, the head looks like something you'd need a spoon for.

S: Thick light malt backbone with a good dose of grainy silage and a touch of sweetness. Hops are present but mild, not much emerges from underneath the malt, very faint fruity floral notes bound up with the sweetness. Alcohol is masked well.

T/M: Alcohol plays a major role in the taste, but it is incorporated well into the overall profile and isn't dominating or out of place... pleasant in an odd way. Very well balanced in that regard. Good thick light grainy malty backbone. Touch of sweetness, in the very early stages of caramelization from what I presume is a longer boil. Hops are present mostly in a bittering capacity, just a bit of floral/ herbal thing going on. A nice bitterness lingers in the finish and hides nearly all the alcohol, but I do feel it on my breath. Mouthfeel, like the rest of it, is just enough and not too much. Carbo and body keep each other in check. Not nearly as fizzy as it looks

O: Supremely well-balanced. A place for everything, and everything in its place. Great execution of this uncommon and difficult style.

BeerNinja007, May 14, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +24.1%

samibr, Yesterday at 07:50 PM
Photo of thekanna
4.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Orange-gold with a thick, fluffy white head that takes a while to settle.

S: Citrus and a resonant spiciness, with a strong backbone of hearty wheat and yeasts.

T/M: Thick, full body that bequeaths notes of citrus, pepper, wheat malts and caramel. Delicious and sweet, with just the right amount of tang. Ends on a bitter hop note.

D. I could drink this all day. Delicious and relaxing to drink.

thekanna, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of georgiagirl
4.38/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had the good fortune to share this beer with a good friend on a blanket in the grass... so my perception may be a little skewed. There's a lot to be said for atmosphere.

This beer looks like a sunset and tastes like butterscotch. I drank this beer after a very hectic weekend of attending my best friend's wedding, and the lace on the glass reminded me of what a bride's dress should look like - with pure classic lace. The head looked like a soft blanket. Overall, the beer was near perfect, except that the smell of yeast was definitely present. But this ice cold beer was the perfect ending to a weekend of chaos. I didn't want the glass to empty; this beer definitely brings me a tilted smile

georgiagirl, Jul 02, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A really great beer and style I haven't seen before. Even though it has a higher alcohol content the beer didn't have an alcohol flavor to it. It came in a 22 oz bottle and was a perfect size and ABV to share with 2 other people. Everyone enjoyed it. There is no hoppiness to the beer as would be expected with a pilsner, but my biggest pet peeve is when pilsners have an overwhelming amount of that strong pilsner malt, but this one did not at all. It was a great balance of a strong beer and a pilsner, if Imperial Pilsner wasn't written on the bottle I would have had a hard time putting this beer into a category.

mediumtommy, Apr 26, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is my first Imperial Pilsner, and I must say that I am very impressed. Pours a thicker head than expected, with a good amount of attenuation in the the body. The nose is fruity/bready/yeasty. Taste sweet, with a bit of fruity/bready qualities. I also really appreciate the slight alcohol character that comes in the after taste. I sense a creaminess that is a wonderful surprise for a pilsner. Overall, a great introduction to a new class of beers for me (imperial pilsner). Gonna have to brew me one of these :)

jowilant, Apr 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Happy_Camper, Apr 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Beer21, Apr 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

ladyivory, Sep 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

brandoman63, Nov 18, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

zbloom, Aug 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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htdoerge, Dec 14, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The head on this beer is pretty remarkable, nice lacing. As the bottle describes high in alcohol but very approachable.

Ainman11, Oct 18, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml Bottle
Caged/Corked
Bottled On: 5/5/10
$6.95 ea.

Poured into a chalice a very nice hazy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger foamy white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, very slight yeast note, fruity, very nice hop note. The taste is malty, hoppy, some citrus, fruity. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, definitely not as hot as other Impy Pils. Very Drinkable, for the price you cannot beat it, well job done Uinta.

Wasatch, Aug 01, 2010
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Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner from Uinta Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.