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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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82
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274 Ratings
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 15
Gots: 20 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

BigGingDrinker, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

aaroncom2005, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
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.

Flounder57, Dec 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

htdoerge, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

jheezee, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

BillRoth, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
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!

GratefulBeerGuy, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

abex44, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

brandon911, Nov 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

buckyp, Nov 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

vermilcj, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

jnardone235, Oct 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Jamison85, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Hockey_Fan, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

captainbearcat, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of jdhilt
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.

jdhilt, Oct 21, 2013
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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.

jwff, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Sonofalime, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

jryanj927, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

DerwinWentworth, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

RangnaR, Sep 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

MattSlem, Sep 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

TaylorK, Sep 05, 2013
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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.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Kelp, Sep 02, 2013
Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner from Uinta Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.