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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:
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(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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jwc215

Wisconsin

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

Pours chill-hazed amber with a thin head that quickly becomes patchy. Some trailing lace slides down the glass.

The smell is mild with a hint of caramel and a slight touch of alcohol despite the modest abv level.

The taste is caramelish, but not overly sweet. Something seems missing and it's rather watery. Nothing "off" per se, just lacking.

The feel is pretty thin and a bit prickly.

This could be something if it had more body and depth - hard to tell though, as it doesn't. Not much too it and not bad, but nothing that interested me in it either.

Glad I had the chance to try it - Thanks to Wasatch for including it in our trade!

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2007 15:19:24 | More by jwc215
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer is a little disappointing. I had heard the Utah brewers were doing "big" things with their 3.2 beer, but this is pretty meh. Sure, there's nice lacing, but the aroma is nonexistant and the flavor is a bit flat. I get a little biscuit malt and caramel, but it comes off with an odd earthy flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2007 01:53:30 | More by tempest
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MaltyGoodness

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle thanks to BigJTrucker

Pours a nice amber color with a small creamy white head that thins. Decent lacing on the glass.

Aroma is caramel malty with a hint of nuttiness and herbal hops.

Light caramel and nutty malt taste upfront leading into a mild bitterness and herbal hop flavor. Becomes quite dry and bland at the finish.

Overall, a plain Jane amber ale that does nothing to offend and even less to stand out. Easy enough to drink, but leaves me wanting for something with more character.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2007 22:03:11 | More by MaltyGoodness
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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Acquired via trade from Wasatch

A - Crystal clear amber color with a modest off-white head

S - Crisp caramel and a nice balance of hops.

T -light malts, caramel and complimentary light hops bitterness.

M -light bodied, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D - goes down smooth and easy. I paired this with a salad and was happy with the combination.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2007 21:28:11 | More by barleywinebrewer
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
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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BigJTrucker

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up this bottle in SLC @ Utah Brewers Co-op on 300W when I traveled there for my Dad's funeral.

Pours a dark amber color with a thick frothy off white/tan head, that settles fairly slowly, leaving a thin layer of foam. A thin malty smell, gentle hop aroma. Very well balanced. Fairly run of the mill. I'm not sure why I was expecting more. @ 4%, you could drink it all day, but i feel the flavor is somewhat lacking.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2007 07:23:10 | More by BigJTrucker
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
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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Wasatch Evolution Amber Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
77 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.