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Wasatch Evolution Amber Ale - Utah Brewers Cooperative

Wasatch Evolution Amber AleWasatch Evolution Amber Ale

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.97%


Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative visit their website


Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 01-04-2006)
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atjefft

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Rich copper color. 1/2 finger head. Faint, wispy lacing that dissipates

S: Great aroma to this beer. Huge malt nose. Rich dark toffee with some slight oak.

T: The taste left a bit to be desired after the excellent nose it possessed. The toffee was certainly there, but it was rather simple. A tiny bit of good bitterness to finish it out.

M: For my preferences in an amber ale it was a bit over carbonated. The mouth feel was also a bit thin.

O: Certainly a decent example of the style. However, I would probably not seek it out and can find better examples in my area.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 08:12:06 | More by atjefft
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I have to admit a bias here. I had this on tap at powder mountain after a long day of learning to snowboard. I don't know how this would taste as beer number 3 at the brewery, but let me tell ya, in pitcher form, with a hot chicken wing, there is absolutely nothing better after a day on the windy slopes. pours nice caramel red with a vibrant creamy textured khaki colored head as high as the pour is aggressive. the nose is dry red malts and a gentle honey sweetness. flavor matches the nose, and is really refreshing for a darker and sweeter beer. down easy, low abv as per Utah law, and a dry finish with far less sweetness than the standard American amber. good carbonation and a creamy medium body. it washes a chicken wing down clean, infinitely sessionable. no beer I can name could have satisfied me in this way after getting beat up all over the mountain. yum!

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2013 01:41:59 | More by StonedTrippin
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Beer #23 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

This beer smells like a brown ale. I wish it tasted something along those lines. It's a malty kind of messy thing. I don't know where this beer is going, but I'm not quite certain I want to stick around to see where it goes. Unfortunately, this is a big miss for me. My least favorite brew out of all the Utah-based ones I have tried so far.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 01:15:16 | More by RblWthACoz
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mactrail

California

3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rather dry and grainy ale. Looks nice in the glass with enough foam and lacing, plus the golden amber color. Very shy on hops. Just a slight beery flavor in a light bodied brew. Not bad for a gulp, but it lacks flavor.

This very unassuming style doesn't translate as well to the low-alcohol version, I don't think. Very plain. Reminds me of AB Michelob Amber Bock. From the 12 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 02:05:49 | More by mactrail
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isualum12

Idaho

3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed it tonight at brewforia in Boise Idaho

app: Golden Red. There is a brass red that seems to glow. Nice white fluffy head on top that evals to a white ring around the top.

Smell- lots of amber burnt hops. There is a little bit of earth tones.
Taste: Little malt on it with some burnt flavor. It is weak in flavor in general so I cant call it harsh or great.
mouthfeel: I wouldn't call it smooth but it is still nice. This beer has bite on the end.

nice beer out of the growler...I will enjoy the rest of it...

Serving type: growler

08-13-2011 23:02:16 | More by isualum12
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IMPERALEVERYTHIN

Utah

1.78/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

appearance: Slightly hazy, light amber, low carbonation

Smell: Fresh 2 row grain, foul yeasty bread

Taste: Foul yeasty bread, fresh grains, watery finish

Mouthfeel: Light, esp. considering style

Drinkability: I just cant, big pass for me. It tastes like this is brewed with nottingham ale yeast, which I find unpalatable.

Used burgundy style glass

Born on rubbed off, purchased from brewery

Consumed at 45F

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 21:51:11 | More by IMPERALEVERYTHIN
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Wasatch

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice dark golden color, nice carbonation, very small head which dissapates quickly, some sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is malty and nice caramel. The taste is malty, with a slight hint of caramel, with a kinda dry after taste. Medium body. Drinkable, another tasty brew from Wasatch.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2010 22:35:27 | More by Wasatch
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colts9016

Idaho

3.08/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass at 40 degrees.

Appearance: A half finger white creamy frothy head with little retention. The color is a dark amber with reddish orange hues. The clarity is clear.

Nose: A toasty biscuit malty aroma. A light hop aroma with fruity esters and wood.

Taste: A toasty malt flavor, there are notes of floral, fruity esters, and wood.

Overall: The mouth feel is watery and carbonated. The body of the beer is medium light and the finish is light. This is an okay beer it is thin and watery was some flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2010 05:52:59 | More by colts9016
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Arbitrator

California

2.28/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

7-oz taster at the Wasatch brewpub.


A: Pours an amber (duh) color with copper and ruby highlights when held to the light. A half-inch head recedes into a film on the glass, with speckles of lacing down the sides.

S: Completely unremarkable, and very weak. Took lots of agitation with the glass covered just to get a whiff of caramel malt. Couldn't detect anything else.

T: Pretty much follows the nose. A light touch of caramel malt, some biscuit, and what could be cinnamon. A very watery finish. Generally an inoffensive, bland flavor.

M: Slightly light-bodied, with medium carbonation that works well for the style.

D: The definition of 'meh.'

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2009 23:09:08 | More by Arbitrator
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

My notes have this as Revolution Amber (I may have just misread the menu)

A: Copper color with amber highlights. Poured a thin 1 finger off-white head with coarse bubbles that dissipated quickly. Thin, broken lacing.

S: Crystal malt and bitter hops. Also a faint green apple smell that seemed misplaced.

T: Malty and sweet, but nicely balanced with bitter and flavoring hops. A bit of a lingering hop bitterness along with the sweet aftertaste was pretty interesting.

M: Definitely the light side of medium body. Maybe a little undercarbonated. Some sweetness clung in the finish.

D: A real easy drinking beer if you intend to a few (like I did). Not filling, yet fairly flavorful. No need to worry about the abv.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2009 21:16:13 | More by Haybeerman
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Thanks go to Wasatch (Naturally!) for hooking me up with a bottle of this in a trade.

The initial pour of this is pretty darn fizzy as first but after a bit I'm able to get most of it in the glass. Settles down into a clear amber with a couple fingers of foamy off-white/borderline light tan head. Retains with about a 1/2 finger creamy covering that stays sturdy and leaves a suprisingly massive amount of lacing back. The aroma is lightly toasted and malty with a touch of citrus and spicy floral hops.

The taste is similar with toasty caramel malts and supportive notes of citrus and spicy bittering hops in the back. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied wiht a firm carbonation that lends this a crisper and stronger feel than what is probably actually there.

This was decent. The lower ABV holds back the flavors and aroma some but this packed enough to at least keep me interested for the duration of this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2009 17:45:51 | More by Kegatron
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from Wasatch, cheers John! Review based on notes

Pours orange/amber with 2 fingers of tan head. Average lacing & minmal head retention

S: Faint medicinal hops

T: Rich caramel, tangerine & faint herbal hops up
front. A bit of grainyness, more caramel & some leafy hops as this warms. Finishes with orange peel & a touch of caramel

MF: Thin, watery with low carbonation

Drinks alright needs more hops or malt or both

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2008 15:04:32 | More by russpowell
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bort11

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Wasatch for this one.

12 oz bottle poured an imperial pint glass. Tall fluffy and partially fizzy off white head that quickly recedes. Thin lacy cap on the surface, but not much on the glass. Color is a coppery red amber, very clear and plenty of bubble activity.

Smell has a very interesting cinnamon spice caramel malts. Hints of orange peel. Taste is also pretty strong with the spicy cinnamon and hints of nutmeg. That spice is very interesting to me.

Mouthfeel is pretty thin, but goes down quickly. This would be a great session beer on tap

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2008 02:38:30 | More by bort11
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dnichols

Washington

3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: It poured a light amber body with a thin off-white head that receded fast and left a thin lace on the glass.

S: It had a caramelized malt profile with hints of white fruit (apples) and a light whiffs of spicy hops.

T: It was dominated by sweet malts with distinct flavors of caramel, apples and cherries. It had a bit of white spice flavor from the hops and a sweet aftertaste.

M: It was light bodied with a smooth body with light carbonation and a fairly clean finsih.

D: It is a decent bar session beer with a light body, low ABV and balanced flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2008 15:25:28 | More by dnichols
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TroyS

Idaho

2.95/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a good Utah brew. What I mean by that is that it's good considering the fact that they have to meet certain alcohol limitations, but not up to par for a great ale. It's a bit on the thin side. The appearance of the beer is good. It has a nice light brown amber color and is quite clear. It leaves quite a bit of acid on the tongue. Maybe I cut Utah brews a bit too much slack;) "Good Beer;)" BTW...got this one at Nostalgia Coffee House. I was needing open internet access while waiting for a delayed flight, so...if you even need open internet access, coffee, and beer, I guess it would be a great option;)

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2008 04:40:52 | More by TroyS
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Avryle

New York

2.78/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Slightly murky copper-brown color. Small white head even with a vigorous pour. Disipates quickly leaving a ring around the glass

S- Sugary maltiness

T- Light maltiness with a bland hoppy finish

M- Thin bodied. Active carbonation. Unpleasant bitter finish that lingers

D- Glad that I was able to buy this as a single.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2008 04:00:48 | More by Avryle
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hustlemuscle

Ohio

2.95/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Somewhat murky out of the bottle. Surprising pop of alcohol on the nose, hiding under the other hints of candyish malts.

Tastewise, it is kind of bland. As it warms the alcohol becomes more pronounced, ruining the beer. Not sure if this one is a bit past its prime, because there is no date to be found. Oh well.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2008 00:32:19 | More by hustlemuscle
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dashirey

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into my Brooklyn tulip pint from a 12 oz. bottle. Thanks to tayner for this as part of our trade!

A - Very deep amber with some brownish hints to it as well. A little hazy, but not cloudy. Very little head at all. The small amount that was there disappeared in less than 30 seconds. There was some lacing on my glass as I drank this beer down.

S - Smell is overpowered with malts and some caramel tones, but not much else.

T - The smell the taste up well. Malt in the front with some nutty flavors coming through, but malt again in the aftertaste. I agree with what some reviewers mentioned as a "dry" aftertaste, but not bitter from hops. I don't think there is much balance present.

M - A little thin with a lot of carbonation - not my favorite mixture.

D - Overall fairly easy to drink, but the hard carbonation would probably stop me from having another.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2008 01:12:39 | More by dashirey
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wagenvolks

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Pie, right off-campus from the U. of Utah (collections study at the Natural History Museum).

This is a beauty of an Amber Ale in the pint glass: fiery, copper-brown body with a decent amount of khaki head that retains well. Thick webs of lacing are left down the sides. The aroma is a "de-evolution" of sorts. There's some crystal malt, a hint of caramel and piney hops, and not a whole lot else. In this beer's defense, the ovewhelming smell of pizza from The Pie may have thwarted my olfaction.

The flavor is a notch in the right direction: crisp, toffee-caramel malts with a hint of organic grains, and a subsidiary hop note that's both fresh and resinous. You can definately tell this is a beer that could use a 2% bump in alcohol, as the 4% leaves something to be desired. The mouthfeel is light bodied and crisp, with a refreshing hoppy aftertaste. Overall, this was a good lunch beer. It's not too heavy, definately not too alcoholic, and fairly tasty. Have one again? You bet.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2008 16:54:47 | More by wagenvolks
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rkuhnel

California

3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 12 oz bottle with a cool label showing man evolving from an ape, this poured a red-amber with a medium white head. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor of caramel malts with light hops. Not much finish but what exists is dry. This just another average amber.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2008 03:51:49 | More by rkuhnel
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got a six-pack as part of my Christmas gift from my Uncle.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a beige head that thins to a sudsy film.

Smell: Malty. Toasty and bready with maybe a hint of caramel

Taste: Toasty malts, a hint of caramel sweetness, with a grassy quality and light bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, high-carbonation.

Drinkability: Light and easy to drink.

Overall: Solidly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 03:56:14 | More by EPICAC
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skeetermoses

Oklahoma

3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this in the Airport waiting for a plane, not bad I do enjoy a good amber, I would have liked it bettter if it were not for the price of the beer. I had two for over eleven dollars, Overall this one would be a good beer to get if it were offered in Oklahoma.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2007 07:56:45 | More by skeetermoses
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plaid75

New York

3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a medium amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and good sticky lacing.

The smell featured a light huskiness with a clean nutty aroma.

The taste was toward the lighter of the flavor profile with a solid nuttiness and toasted grain. There was some light honey sweetness as well.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side and extremely clean.

Overall a tasty and very easy drinking ale. Super sessionable. Thanks to Wasatch for this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2007 00:52:33 | More by plaid75
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well, its about that time so...I like the theme of the label, I'm sure the rest of Utah agrees. The color was a beautiful amber with a head that ran away like the world's greatest coward. The smell is a nice cereal, malty smell; I like it. The taste drops off quick. Decent malty flavor but somehow fades with a bad ending. I'd like to subtract more points but I really like the smell, fuck. GO UTAH!

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2007 03:57:06 | More by ArrogantB
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wasatch- Evolution

Thanks to Wasatch for this 1.

A- Nice reddish amber brown with a thick foamy head.
S- Caramel malt and shortbread.
T- Sweet buttery caramel, shortbread (Lorne Doone), & biscuity bread.
M- Sweet and chewy throughout. Very malty!

Overall- This is delicious, albeit a little cloying.
I could, like the man on the label, stroll along and drink a 6er of this!

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2007 21:55:54 | More by NJpadreFan
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Wasatch Evolution Amber Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
77 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.