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Wasatch Evolution Amber Ale - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Evolution Amber AleWasatch Evolution Amber Ale

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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rmtaggart

North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +41.8%

05-22-2013 16:47:30 | More by rmtaggart
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lzepplin01

Arizona

4/5  rDev +19.4%

04-12-2014 20:35:21 | More by lzepplin01
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Tjvan2

Iowa

4/5  rDev +19.4%

02-11-2013 03:46:04 | More by Tjvan2
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

4/5  rDev +19.4%

12-01-2013 23:57:51 | More by DerwinWentworth
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McIntosh

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +19.4%

06-07-2014 23:12:20 | More by McIntosh
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KollinSLC

Utah

4/5  rDev +19.4%

12-13-2012 22:21:45 | More by KollinSLC
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andythejerk

Utah

3.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I give this beer very high marks. It has constantly proved itself to be my favorite local utah brew (This use to be called the 2002 unofficial ale). I noticed the fantastic, inviting aroma while still pouring. If the pour makes your mouth literally water, you know it's good. The head wasn't huge, definitely could've been bigger, but was small and sticky and good nonetheless. Very light, easy hops in this one, but beautiful malt flavorings that went down extra smooth and very drinkable. Damn good beer,

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2006 06:28:39 | More by andythejerk
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wasatch Evolution offers a hazy copper body and creamy ivory head. The retention is good, and it leaves rings of lace at the outset of the glass. The nose is clean and delicate with a touch of lightly sweet, caramelish malt. In the mouth it's medium-light bodied and gently crisp. The flavor offers an impeccably balanced combination of light crystal and mildly toasted malt, very soft yeasty fruitiness, and mild, grassy and floral hops. The bitterness rises ever so slightly from start to finish, starting just slightly sweet, rising to balance the malt, and then leaving just a drop of sweet malt in the finish along with some residual leafy hops and the suggestion of some low level roastiness beneath. It's remarkably clean and easy to drink, and makes a great cross-over beer; but perhaps there's not quite enough flavor to keep the beer connoisseur coming back for more than one.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2007 21:26:46 | More by NeroFiddled
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bort11

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
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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skeetermoses

Oklahoma

3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
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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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from Wasatch, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malt, apples and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste is malty & sweet but still light, with mild flavors of caramel & apples. There’s a mild but complimentary hops presence. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not very filling, I found this to be a nice little session-type brew due to its mild kick and the fact it’s easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2007 00:59:07 | More by TheManiacalOne
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jamesDaExMoBeerGuy

Utah

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

03-04-2013 21:11:31 | More by jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
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Zesiger

Utah

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

05-28-2014 20:17:43 | More by Zesiger
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alva7172

Utah

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

10-15-2012 16:12:56 | More by alva7172
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

11-04-2012 17:21:28 | More by dmorgan310
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Gerred

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

07-27-2014 23:41:23 | More by Gerred
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
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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isualum12

Idaho

3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
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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dnichols

Washington

3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
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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plaid75

New York

3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
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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alexgash

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a medium copper-amber with orange edges. Finger of tight, off-white head that doesn't stick around long. Nose of spicy fruit (pears) mixed with rich caramel and toffee. Not much hop presence, but the malty sweetness is nice. Very similar to the Unofficial 2002 Amber that this basically replaced. Sweetish toasted caramel malt and moderate fruitiness up front. Toasted graininess gives way to mild, herbal hops. Finish is cookie dough sweet. Light-bodied ale with a sticky feel. A nice malty session beer to balance out Squatter's Full Suspension when I'm at the oppressive <4% bar. By the way, the bottle labels and the six pack carriers are great! "Made in 27 days, not 7" and "Darwin Approved."

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2006 23:26:05 | More by alexgash
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RoundelMike

Utah

3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

More than a few of my Salt Lake City acquaintances consider Wasatch Evolution their favorite beer. It's easy to see why: it stands head and shoulders above pretty much anything else on your standard tap.

This beer pours a nice brown color but with a smaller head. The lacing sticks around though. The smell is a bit hoppy but nothing extreme. I felt that there was a floral hint in both the smell and the taste, nicely balanced with some mild bitterness. Drinkability is excellent and it's always easy to order another. Overall this is a high quality beer, and it's only real drawback is that it's conservative and perhaps a little uninteresting.

I prefer Uinta Cutthroat to Wasatch Evolution, but if it's available I'm happy to drink the Evolution. This beer is sporadically available in restaurants and bars in the Salt Lake valley. The closer to downtown you get, the easier it is to find.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2006 22:31:58 | More by RoundelMike
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
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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atjefft

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
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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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-25-2014 21:16:45 | More by WoodBrew
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Wasatch Evolution Amber Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
77 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.