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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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260 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 12
Gots: 17 | 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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captainbearcat

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 22:22:13 | More by jdhilt
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jwff

Alaska

2.59/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 04:02:14 | More by jwff
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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-30-2013 01:20:45 | More by Sonofalime
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jryanj927

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-29-2013 23:44:34 | More by jryanj927
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-22-2013 23:21:30 | More by DerwinWentworth
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RangnaR

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-11-2013 21:04:01 | More by RangnaR
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MattSlem

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-06-2013 05:46:34 | More by MattSlem
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

09-05-2013 23:14:16 | More by TaylorK
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-02-2013 05:44:12 | More by Kelp
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 12:12:27 | More by jbaker67
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utopiajane

New York

3.19/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 14:37:55 | More by utopiajane
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briandaube

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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

New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

New York

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-08-2013 17:46:12 | More by ncstateplaya
Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner from Uinta Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.