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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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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 15
Gots: 19 | 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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3.59/5  rDev -0.8%

750 ml bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a good sized head that reduced to a puffy layer. Nice lacing from the reduced head. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. More lacing on the glass as the best was drank.

Smell: Bready and sweet Pilsner malts followed by grassy noble hops. Nothing fantastic.

Taste: Pilsner alcohol, boozy alcohol, grassy and mild hop bitterness

Mouthfeel: Chewy, crisp, refreshing, low to medium carbonation, a little boozy, and medium to full bodied.

Overall: This imperial pilsner is a bit too much for me. Alcohol is a bit much along with the pilsner malts. The hops are nice and traditional.

12-17-2013 00:02:04 | More by Flounder57
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

12-14-2013 04:40:48 | More by htdoerge
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-14-2013 00:59:54 | More by jheezee
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-30-2013 18:42:47 | More by BillRoth
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New Hampshire

4.11/5  rDev +13.5%

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!

11-20-2013 03:28:00 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-16-2013 06:38:15 | More by abex44
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-16-2013 06:15:30 | More by brandon911
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-15-2013 01:57:19 | More by buckyp
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-31-2013 03:40:29 | More by vermilcj
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-31-2013 01:32:20 | More by jnardone235
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-28-2013 05:40:11 | More by Jamison85
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-28-2013 02:04:00 | More by Hockey_Fan
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-27-2013 00:48:28 | More by captainbearcat
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.5%

Pours a three finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber/copper color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet grapefruit nose and flavor is grapefruit and caramel. Higher ABV is hidden. Worth trying. $8.49 for a caged and corked 750ml bottle from Hannaford's Concord, NH.

10-21-2013 22:22:13 | More by jdhilt
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2.59/5  rDev -28.5%

Bottled 9/16/13

Tilted Smile pours into a standard pint glass a honey/gold. The head was pristine and white while it lasted, and there isn't much carbonation in the glass. There are maybe 2 or 3 lazy streams. Smell is a mix of sweet and grainy. Mild earth note is present from the hops, but I am really searching for it.

Taste is similar to the smell, but with a more pronounced hop finish. Incredibly sweet, and low in carbonation. As it warms there is an alcohol presence in the middle that clashes with the hops in the finish. Body is viscous and undercarbonated. I enjoy the hop flavor I do get, but the overall presentation of flavor struggles to cooperate.

In the end I'm disappointed, because almost everything on the label about the beer has been completely the opposite.

10-20-2013 04:02:14 | More by jwff
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-30-2013 01:20:45 | More by Sonofalime
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-29-2013 23:44:34 | More by jryanj927
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-22-2013 23:21:30 | More by DerwinWentworth
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-11-2013 21:04:01 | More by RangnaR
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-06-2013 05:46:34 | More by MattSlem
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

09-05-2013 23:14:16 | More by TaylorK
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3.55/5  rDev -1.9%

Bottled 1/4/13.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and slight alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet grain and grassy hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but there is an alcohol bite after each sip that slightly takes away from the drinkability in my opinion.

09-05-2013 02:39:40 | More by UCLABrewN84
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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-02-2013 05:44:12 | More by Kelp
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3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

Pours a golden copper color witha two plus finger fo white fizzy foam. On the nose its a bit sweet with a honeyed grassy profile that mixes with a bit of fruity yeast. On the palate it is more of the same. A touch sticky and the yeasty fruit flavors far outweigh the saaz hops and the bready pilsen malts.

08-25-2013 12:12:27 | More by jbaker67
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New York

3.19/5  rDev -11.9%

Pours pretty amber with an orange hue and a fat head of off white foam that fell slowly and left a layer on top and cloud like lace. Nose is good. Pilsner malt, spicy hops, spice and a touch of lemon. Starts off with a little grass that becomes more pronounced as it warms. This has a light bread with honey that becomes an actual caramel sweetness as ti warms. I did not observe any alcohol on the nose.

Taste is heavy and immediately boozy. Instead of that citrus and grass and saaz you get alcohol and then a light hop bitter. The sweetness is heavy and detracts from the grain. There's a corn sweetness in here too. It's verges on cloying and all the elements of a pislner are fighting with the heavy alcohol and clashing with the caramel. The corn is just too much.

This finishes clashing. Sweetness with a moderate bitter. Thank goodness the carbonation was more than ample to keep the body of this beer from being heavy like a rock. The corn outdoes the spice and that is half the flavor of the pils as far as I am concerned. It's a little slick on the palate and overall just average.

08-23-2013 14:37:55 | More by utopiajane
Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner from Uinta Brewing Company
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