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Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner - Uinta Brewing Company

Tilted Smile Imperial PilsnerTilted Smile Imperial Pilsner

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BA SCORE
82
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240 Ratings
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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%


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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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance: Cloudy golden. Decent head and lacing for a 9+.
smell: Bright fruit, honey. Restrained in the balance. Nice.
taste: This is a slurper. Flirted with a 4.5. Very nicely balanced and tasty.
overall: Hard to justify a higher overall than all the individual scores, but hey it is.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 23:52:02 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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mactrail

California

4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful golden amber in the Orval chalice with nice lacing and swirly foam. Perhaps not as intensely hopped as some light-bodied Pilsners, but it has a good dose of hoppy flavors. While not seriously bitter, it does have enough hops to balance the large malt. It's not really sweet, however, just ridiculously strong. It's the best malt liquor you ever had.

There's something comforting about this stuff. It's so big and rich, without either an overdose of hops or a crazy flavoring. It's beery to the max and very straightforward. Cold night + hot bath + imperial pilsner = Tilted Smile.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 05:10:09 | More by mactrail
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augustgarage

California

4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL caged-and-corked bottle into my Radeberger pokal.

Clear amber body is topped by a small yet lasting creamy layer of pale melon foam. Rich, fairly dense lacing and superior retention.

Pure subtley complex aromatics - spicy distinctive Saaz notes are accompanied by a low biscuity sweetness and very delicate esters.

Rich malty palate entry - very deep and lasting breadiness with a hint of toast. The alcohol adds additional flavor and kick without being excessively hot. Finishes medium-dry with a long malty aftertaste. Low bitterness throughout with faint hay and white pepper notes offsetting the malt.

Creamy, effervescent, filling mouth-feel.

An excellent and rather unique example of the style - while not a replacement for my favorite retired Imperial Pilsners (e.g. Grand Teton's Persephone; the Blvd/Orval collaboration), I'm glad I picked it up.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 03:38:42 | More by augustgarage
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

4.11/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle cage and cork stylie bottled on 8/8/13 consumed on 11/19/13

Deep golden color, massive, smooth pure-white foam crown.. Active look.

Hearty, spicy hop and yeastie aroma, saaz hops smell wonderful! green veggies, spring water, mild citrus, sour white grapes. The aroma is actually very pungent.

The flavor is pretty intense, high heat for sure, spicy and tangy bite with hops and yeast taking over after the heat. This one dry's out nice, hits you as slick and rich at first then becomes earthy and dry with a tangy bite. Complexity in flavor and mouth feel is really high, layers of flavor...which makes this Imperial Pils rather interesting concidering how mundane and standard most pilsners can be. corn, hearty wheat, veggies are all in the flavor in a minimal way, but the complexity reveals many interesting aspects. As the brew warms, some cloying malt slickness coats the mouth, but this is an Imperial pils, so I'm not to surprised by this.

I'm not the biggest fan of this style usually, but this one is spot-on. Big in all the right ways while still leaving room for the classic aspects of a pilsner. I also appreciate any brewer that can create a well rounded IMP Pils. not an easy style, almost blasphemous in many regards, but it certainly is a style-bender and envelope pusher!

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 03:28:00 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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aerozeppl

New York

4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was really impressed with their crooked series at ACBF. Brought home a few bottles. 750 into my Stone glass.

A: Crystal clear golden color. Poured with a finger and half of white head with only a touch of lacing remaining on the glass with each sip.

S: Fresh clean malt. A touch of sweetness and only the faintest hint of hops. I never get much aroma out of this style so it is expected.

T: Nice clean pilsner taste. A little bit of fruit comes through as well. I always wonder what yeast they use to get the ABV up this high. Little bit of a lingering sweetness in the finish.

M: Very light and refreshing body. Well carbonated.

D: I don't know why the reviews are so low for this. It is spot on to style. One of the better examples I have had in fact. Dangerously drinkable to boot. Watch out for their crooked series.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2010 22:22:42 | More by aerozeppl
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Wasatch

Utah

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 19:33:46 | More by Wasatch
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jowilant

Colorado

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 :)

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 03:30:44 | More by jowilant
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georgiagirl

Virginia

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

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 01:36:23 | More by georgiagirl
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thekanna

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 16:03:57 | More by thekanna
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BeerNinja007

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 03:05:12 | More by BeerNinja007
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tapman

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 03:34:59 | More by tapman
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Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner from Uinta Brewing Company
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