Angler's Pale Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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Angler's Pale AleAngler's Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mitchster on 06-22-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 124 | Ratings: 157
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.19/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Imagine you had a macro lager and cut it equal parts with an amber ale, that is the color you get here. Nice carbonation, 3/4" white head. Aroma of mild grass and grain, almost no hop perceptible.

Taste, has a fruity yeast edge to it, mild hopping, mild 2 row and honey pale malt styles. Carbonation still high, contributes to the levity. A decent choice when you're fishing, but maybe not cold weather fishing.

Tows the line between kolsch and extra pale ale.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an orange amber with virtually no head, and no lacing. A bit cloudy as well. Smells a bit unbalanced, too much sweet malt in the nose and not enough hops. The taste is similar. Too sweet, a bit haylike, and virtually no hop presence. I'd say the carbonation is just a tad too sharp as well. I like my pale ales a bit dryer and hoppier.

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Photo of Tone
3.11/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, copper color. 6/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hint of honey, citrus hops, hint of earthy malt, hint of grain, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, citrus hops, hint of yeast, and slight metallic. Overall, good appearance, but metallic flavor is off-putting.

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Photo of JednoPivoProsim
2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on: 07/11/11.

Appearance: Pours a light orange amber with a thin white head.

Smell: Metallic hop aroma. Smells slightly bready with a touch of caramel.

Taste: Slightly bitter upfront. Taste borders on apple juice. Not a ton of flavor. If anything, a malt forward APA.

Mouthfeel: Very thin and watery. Not a lot of carbonation and little to no aftertaste.

Overall: I've definitely had better APAs. This could use a dose of hops to give it a little more flavor and backbone. I had Uinta's Hop Notch last night and it was delicious. I was hoping for more here.

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Photo of Samp01
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy amber with a small short lived head. Aroma and Taste of sweet biscuit malt, some yeast and breadiness with some light hops and fruity notes. A medium body and moderate carbonation on the palate. Finish has a distinct sweet malt, yeasty character with some light hops and fruity notes. Overall an average easy drinking brew.

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Photo of beertunes
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Tom for grabbing this one for me. Date on bottle is 5/17/11, don't know if that's born on or best by. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear amber gold color with about 1/8 inch of white head that dissipated quickly and left light lacing.

The aroma was malt forward, closer to Fat Tire than, say, Mirror Pond, with just gentle hopping in the background. There was a slight funky tang that I attributed to the yeast. The flavors were, as well, more reminiscent of an Amber than a Pale, but that can sometimes be a thin line. The beer was sweet, malty, a bit biscuity and had a gently balanced hop flavor on the finish.

The body was fuller than typical for the style, again more Amberish, and was full and smooth. Drinkability was pretty good, I could see drinking these if they were in my area.

Overall, a decent beer. Not worth a lot of effort to obtain, but worth trying if you see it, and, if you trade, asking for one bottle to try in another trade.

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Photo of jondeelee
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Utah is not a place one would expect decent beer, and I say this from experience, having spent two decades of my life there. But in the recent past, several excellent microbreweries have cropped up in the Salt Lake area, including Uinta. Their Anglers Pale Ale is an excellent testament to their brewing dedication, which is evident in the aroma, with its massive and lovely combination of pine, grapefruit, and malty sugar notes.

On the tongue, the beer continues to surprise and delight, with a full regalia of grapefruit-bitter hops that brings the IBUs within shotput of a decent IPA, and an equally full grain backing that brings in flavors of toasted wheat and caramel. The bitterness lasts well into the aftertaste--along with just a hint of Grape Nuts cereal or biscuit-like toastiness--and while the mouthfeel is slightly watery, the flavors are anything but.

Overall, this is a good beer, bordering on great in its crispness and balance, and is well worth the lift to the lips.

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Photo of Cresant
2.88/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served this 12 oz. in a Sam Adams glass. Bottled on 3/21/11. The body was a medium golden color with a modest head that left splotchy lace.

The smell was grainy and sweet. Weak.

The taste was also grainy sweet but with a richness and tanginess. There were tart apple and grape notes. This one is not bad but I wouldn't seek another.

The mouthfeel was somewhat slick and medium bodied. meh

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Photo of bucklemyshoe
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle at 42 degrees into a pint glass.

A: It pours a semi-clear orange color with a finger and a half of dirty white head that laces well.

S: Mild floral hoppiness, orange peel, light tropical fruits, and some balancing caramel and cracker malts.

T: Mild piney and floral hops, tropical fruits, and caramel.

M: The body is medium-light and somewhat creamy with a crisp but slightly dry finish.

O: This is quite flavor-packed for an APA.

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Photo of herman77
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden honey with a moderate off white head. Good retention and nice lacing.

S: Light earthy and a bit of pine hops. Some semi-sweet carmel malt.

T: Very mild pine hops, a touch of citrus. Bready and slightly carmel malt. A bit grainy.

M: Medium bodied for a pale ale. Pretty smooth, good level of carbonation.

O: Pretty good overall. Decent drinkability. A "real pale ale," not too hoppy at all.

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Photo of B967ierhunter177
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear, gold color with a thin head. The aroma begins with butterscotch with bread and citrus mixed in. This is followed by a well balanced flavor with notes of toast and orange leading to a citrus tang. It has a medium mouthfeel, is refreshing, and would be easy to session. Uinta Angler's Pale Ale is a very good beer, highly recommended.

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Photo of kagent777
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz born on 12/30/10 (way to go Uinta for puttin bottled dates!) poured into a goblet.

Appearance: A clear orange-light golden color, Minimal head that settled quickly and leaves no lacing to speak of. Actually kind of lifeless looking.

Smell: Not too big but balanced. The caramel maltiness blends well with the herbal, earthy hoppiness. I also sense a small amount of metallic notes in the smell. Subtle and nice.

Taste: Only slightly sweet, this pale ale coats the mouth with flavor. Follows the nose with balanced hops and light caramel malts.

Mouthfeel: Being on the thin side is not a bad thing for this beer. It allows the flavors to coat the mouth and have a long finish. The bitterness is enhanced from the prickly carbonation.

Drinkibility: This beer has a fuller flavor to its little brother "Cutthroat". Uinta does a good job of making solid beer that can be sold in Utah, most have less than 4.0 ABV. At 5.8 this one must be purchased through state channels but it is worth it. Solid beer!

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Photo of tbern007
3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Angler Pale Ale born on 11/30/10. The only beer in the Uinta 12er mix pack that admits it's ABV, which is 5.8%.
Pours golden/amber, clear, fluffy thick white head. Lacing is good.
S - hops, mildly earthy and mildly malty. Doesn't hit you like a lot of APAs do but has decent balance.
T - Hops, mildly malt, just a hint of brief sweetness (increases as the beer warms a little). Overall decent/average. A little bitter when it's all said and done.
M & D - a little bitter, good mix of dryness with a touch of brief sweet. A bit of a bitter brief aftertaste. Maybe a type of hops that is not common to what I've had in the past. Not on par with something like Sierra Nevada (nor others like that) but an ok alternate that is cheaper. I think most pale ales have a little stronger hop and stronger ABV than this.

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Photo of jacobseyb
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter with a slightly orangish golden brown color. Head was pretty much white and retained one finger for a minute or so with some lacing. Smell is faint but noted pine and some malty sweetness. Taste has some distinct pine bitterness but still provided a malty sweetness. Reminded me a bit of a barleywine. Feel is medium bodied with a nice crisp carbonation. Generally a good drinking pale ale.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle bought from

Poured an amber orange colour. Slightly off white head poured thick and meringue like then faded slowly to good thick coating... very faint carbonation drifts slowly to surface... some decent patchy lacing...

Aroma - Lightly toasted bready malts, slightl caramel notes, some fig and orange fruitiness (marmalade hints), some woody traces, light ginger and peppery spiciness, grassy hops, toasted nuts...

Taste - Light spicy fruits (bitter oranges, figs, pears), some butterscotch notes, toasted bready malts, light caramel sweetness, peppery and grassy hop bitterness, light metallic traces, some saltiness...

Feel - Sharp initially then smooths out... light bodied... Extremely drinkable - i could happily knock back a few of these in a session...

Overall - A very good APA... i wish i could get this on a regular basis as it would be an excellent beer for everyday drinking... recommended...

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Photo of BretSikkink
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Burnished orange with hints of brown and red. Pale, tight foam keeps a solid lid on things for a while - a creamy sort of rocky. Leggy.

Bland caramel-citric aroma. Give me more here.

The flavor is malt-centric - a very basic pale ale. Clean all around. Not very hoppy; the flavor whisks right away and you don't get much of that "come hither" lingering flavor. Too bland even for this take-all-comers style. Finishes somewhat herbal, but still not a lot.

Probably quite drinkable on a warm day, and there's certainly nothing offensive here. Just wishing for more hops about now...

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle tried 2 Jun 2010. Bottled on 5/25/09.

Served in an Abita shaker pint. Small light amber head. Medium carbonation. Clear copppery orange color. Aroma is light and sweet, caramel. Lightly sweet, orangey, caramel malts. Middle and finish is a little drier, bitter and citric. Ethanol is mild, warmer in the finish. Medium body.

Ok Liquor Mart, wtf is up? Seriously. Rotate your stock you bastards.

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Photo of OlRasputin989
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint...

A: pours a copper color, mostly clear, with a small white head with some spotty lacing

S: a good balance between toasty, butterscotch malt aromas and sweet, citrus aromas of mandarins and lemons, along with some pine, although the overall smell is rather light

T: begins with a sweet caramel flavor that is joined by well rounded bitter hop flavors of citrus and pine. finishes very piney, along with a taste of peanut butter.

M: medium body with a light carbonation that finishes dry

Overall, a very well balanced and drinkable APA. Everything is in good balance with both hops and malt coming through nicely. My first beer from Uinta Brewing and I will be seeking other offerings.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a little more amber than a macro, lots of carbonation, minimal aroma.

Taste, a little fruity, standard hopping, body. Just right down the middle, with a little uptick in your step I guess. A great segue beer between the macros and craft. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of tigg924
2.9/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: orange-brown in color, medium carbonation, clear, minimal head

Smell: caramel and citrus hops

Taste: caramel malt, citrus hops and tea

Mouthfeel: sweet with a bitter backbone, light body with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: I found this one to be a bit light on flavor. The malt and hops did not come together for me as well as in some other beers. I will pass on this in the future.

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Photo of Spineypanda
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark straw color with a decent head that lasts shortly but enough to give a nice representation.
Smells of a bit of caramel and some nice bitter hops.
Tastes bitter as well, from the hops, but has that sweetness from the malt that is common in about fifty percent of the pale ales I have had these days.
Not as refreshing as I would hope but not bad at all.

A good pale ale.

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Photo of Gavage
3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a thick 3" head that lasts a while. Moderate lace paints the glass.

Smell: orange and floral hops are pleasant and easy to pull from the glass.

Taste: caramel, orange, floral hops, and some red grape sweetness. Bitterness is nicely balancing here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, a bit smoother towards the finish.

Drinkability: easy to quaff pale ale that hits the spot. This is a nice sessionable beer.

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Photo of taigor
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured clear amber color with medium head that dissipated very quickly leaving slight lacing around the glass.

S - Very faint smell of citrus with some other floral scent.

T - Slightly sweet upfront followed by citrus and slight hoppy bitterness.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation.

D - Very drinkable and low in abv. Overall would like to drink it again.

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Photo of feelmefoam
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a DFH specialty glass.

Pours a light orangish-copper color with a lively stream of carbonation running up the side of the glass, supporting quite a monstrous head that appeared even on a softer pour. Two inches of pockmarked foam bathed in a creamy color.

Pretty nice nose, a decent amount of hops present as well as a mild hint of caramel malts in the end of the aroma.

The caramel malts show up again in the taste, working in unison with a spicy and piney hop flavor that isn't too aggressive, but is flavorful. I want a bit more of a hop presence, but it's still good.

Nice smooth mouthfeel that supports the low abv of the beer but allows for a creamy finish on the tongue.

Overall, a solid drinker of a pale ale from a brewery I've never tried before. Good flavors, but they could've done a bit more.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Copper color with bright white head that dissappears quickly

S - Bready and biscuty

T - Mild Hoppy and mild bitterness. I perfer a bit more hops in my pale ales.

M - mouthfeel is a little watery just a little too light

D - good drinkablity, but a bit light on the taste

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