1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner - Uinta Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Tilted Smile Imperial PilsnerTilted Smile Imperial Pilsner

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

272 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 272 | Reviews: 115 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of briandaube
briandaube

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-21-2013 00:24:19 | More by briandaube
Photo of ramblinwreck101
ramblinwreck101

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-15-2013 19:24:25 | More by ramblinwreck101
Photo of alphajackson3
alphajackson3

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-12-2013 03:29:11 | More by alphajackson3
Photo of KTCamm
KTCamm

New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured from champagne style bottle into a perfect pint glass. My first beer from this brewery.

Pours medium amber, slightly dark, with huge white foam. Sticks everywhere. Light malt layered nose, hints sweet. Taste is straw like light but with a firm hop. Crisp and boozy.

08-10-2013 11:35:06 | More by KTCamm
Photo of mjstacker
mjstacker

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-08-2013 02:24:45 | More by mjstacker
Photo of smb71481
smb71481

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-07-2013 23:46:17 | More by smb71481
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-05-2013 14:49:37 | More by Hopheadjeffery
Photo of CaptDavyJones
CaptDavyJones

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-27-2013 04:37:00 | More by CaptDavyJones
Photo of jwps214
jwps214

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-26-2013 02:10:39 | More by jwps214
Photo of sloelco
sloelco

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-18-2013 05:41:28 | More by sloelco
Photo of nzerbe
nzerbe

New York

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

07-08-2013 22:11:35 | More by nzerbe
Photo of ncstateplaya
ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-08-2013 17:46:12 | More by ncstateplaya
Photo of drebrew
drebrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-03-2013 01:03:07 | More by drebrew
Photo of BeerWizard
BeerWizard

Colorado

4.04/5  rDev +11.6%

Picked up a 750 of this from World Market tonight on sale for $8 - score!

Can't say that I've ever had a double-pilsner, nor do I drink a lot of regular pilsners, so I went with a tallish, thin goblet for this one. Initial pour yielded about 3/4" of liquid and 4" head, so I set it down for a few while I got dinner set out.

Smells pilsner-y; earthy, funky, bread/yeast/toast, and maybe some figginess - got me thinking of some Oktoberfest I recently had. Body is a rusty golden yellow, with bubbles streaming up, and looking pretty active.

I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor, especially after reading a lot of reviews that seemed to rate that as the low point. I think it's nice - really follows suit to what you get in the nose, with emphasis on the malt-toast and fig. The alcohol is unbelievably well-hidden. 9%? You're kidding me. There's some spiciness and warmth in the background that gives it away, and a slickness to the mouthfeel, but otherwise you wouldn't know.

Overall, I really like this one, and heartily recommend!

06-30-2013 02:52:40 | More by BeerWizard
Photo of Irish57
Irish57

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-25-2013 00:05:10 | More by Irish57
Photo of earljones199
earljones199

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-18-2013 15:06:54 | More by earljones199
Photo of Hultkrantz
Hultkrantz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-16-2013 20:07:44 | More by Hultkrantz
Photo of TheBeeraholic
TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-16-2013 17:20:09 | More by TheBeeraholic
Photo of VelocityXMass
VelocityXMass

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%

Nice taste, not amazing, but there was something about the head that just felt great, not at all the gossamer insubstantiality of other lights, but rather, a curiously coherent, dense foam approaching - what? the chewiness of hops itself? - that was different, exciting, and enticing.

06-09-2013 14:44:05 | More by VelocityXMass
Photo of Resuin
Resuin

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-08-2013 00:44:17 | More by Resuin
Photo of weonfire
weonfire

Illinois

2.66/5  rDev -26.5%

A - Golden, translucent, full finger of white thick head, sticky lacing, head dissipates slowly

S - barley, grain, water, low hops, booze, carmel

T - malt, saaz hops, sweet carmel, high booze, melon. finish is a sweet carmel booze.

M - creamy, med body, med frothy, real boozy which lingers

O - Booze dominates this beer. Nose is just about nonexistent. small carmel, booze and a hint of barley. Uinta must tone down the booze. Carmel is nice. More Saaz. Crisp this up. This is straight sugary maltiness. Germans would be disgusted with this pilsner. I don't recommend this.

06-04-2013 03:01:27 | More by weonfire
Photo of Gww1864
Gww1864

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-25-2013 23:36:19 | More by Gww1864
Photo of JacobGumina
JacobGumina

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-23-2013 17:25:32 | More by JacobGumina
Photo of BeerNinja007
BeerNinja007

New Hampshire

4.49/5  rDev +24%

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.

05-14-2013 03:05:12 | More by BeerNinja007
Photo of Slatetank
Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-10-2013 01:13:24 | More by Slatetank
Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner from Uinta Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.