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

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Added by Mitchster on 06-22-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 124
Reviews by Molson2000:
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4/5  rDev +12%

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Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 9-14-05,I believe this is my first Utah brewed beer,poured clear copper with a huge blossoming head that left sheets of lace behind as it took its time settleing.Quite herbal aroma wise a touch of mint I even picked up a touch of sweet basil something I have never really picked up in a beer I also noticed a nice underlying lemon zest appeal.The flavors are quite basic some biscuit malt flavors up front only a touch of sweetness like that of clover honey,finishing with just enough of a grassy/herbal hopsmack to make it somewaht interesting.I think a nicely balanced session style pale here,a solid offering from Utah.

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Photo of merlin48
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked a bottle of this up last Saturday, at the Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, Va. My first Utah brew.
Pours a slightly hazed, honey amber body with a sturdy beige head that retains well and leaves some patchy lace. Aroma has a bready malt character with sybdued peach and orange esters. Some pine cone scents suggest Cascades hopping. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderately high carbonation. Taste is well balanced, with grapefruit hop bitterness accented by some pine, mingling nicely with the malt base. Caramel and a hint of fruity orange, with a lot of fresh breadiness. Tasty stuff here.
My initial doubts about quality beer in Utah, were dispelled by this well made and very drinkable APA.

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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 bsp77
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received as part of the March shipment of my Beer of the Month club.

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Yellow-orange, semi-hazy, nice head from aggressive pour, settled to 1/4 inch head with lots of lacing.

Smell: Mainly citrus and grainy malts.

Taste: Semi-sweet grainy malts, citrus hops, slight bitterness at end. Overall a relatively light APA with the expected taste.

Feel: Medium carbonation, a little thin and watery, semi-dry finish.

Drinkability: Above average easy drinking APA.

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Photo of Hugh37
3.75/5  rDev +5%

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 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 ADR
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear sub amber color, weird head of large bubbles and "canyons" in between them, medium duration. Good lace, sticks in lots of patches. Lightly hoppy smeall, a little wander into laundry detergent though. Medium to higher carbonation and less than medium mouthfeel. Middle of the road malt bill, slightly bready, some light brown sugar with barest molasses. Hops are a decent match, late in coming but grapefruit in character. This beer is balanced and drinkable, the aroma and fleeting mouthfeel just sort of stacks it in the middle of a long list of American Pale Ales.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of dashirey
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer came in my beer of the month selection a few months ago. I had one left and I'm trying to review here we go.

A - Looks like cloudy iced teas to me with a little more reddish tint. One finger of head, most of it goes away quickly but a thin layer of it remains for over half of the glass.

S - Malt really is what I smell. There is a small amount of hops smell after a deeep enhale.

T. Sweet and malty up front, but there is a nice hop finish.

M - Medium bodied with a good carbonation.

D - Pretty good overall. I think it's little too malty for a pale ale, but I would definitely drink another one

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Photo of NJpadreFan
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Uinta- Angler's Pale Ale

Thanks to Wasatch for this 1.

A- Reddish brown with a small sticky head.
S- Sweet fruity malt with hints of caramle and pine.
T- Sweet pine hops with a nice blast of vanilla caramel and sweet fruits: grape, orange, and grapefruit come through.
M- Sweet and chewy with a thick malty body. Finishes off with a touch of crisp dry pine bitterness.

Overall- Another damn good Utah beer. Very flavorful and too easy to drink.

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

Soft, caramel-soaked biscuity malt and gentlly citrusy hops greets you in the nose of Angler's slightly cloudy orange-copper body. The creamy ivory head holds well, and it leaves behind some rings and splashes of tiny bubbled lace as it goes. In the mouth it's medium-bodied with a dextrinous edge and a seemingly natural, moderate, tiny-bubbled carbonation that gives a delicate zing before warming to become creamy. The flavor is as the nose suggests, with the soft, rich, and gently syrupy malt enveloping the mildly citrusy and grassy hop flavors while a very firm bitterness does it's best to keep the finish from becoming sticky. Overall, it's a very nicely done, somewhat unique, and pretty drinkable APA. A touch more balance and crispness would lend it more drinkability; but at the same time it would step right in line with so many other APA's that mirror each other.

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Photo of avisong
1.75/5  rDev -51%

Photo of cliff1066
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of russpowell
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 4/21/08

Pours an orangey caramel with 1 finger of sand colored head. Very good head retention & above average lacing

S: Citrussy hops, caramel

T: Citrussy hops, a bit of caramel & dryness up front. Herbal & leafy hops come through as this warms. Finishes with a caramel & a touch of booze, plus some orange peel

MF: Light/medium bodied with low carbonation, a bit of wetness, but good balance

Drinks easy, kind of hard to believe this is near 6% abv, but a bit simple as APAs go

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Photo of bditty187
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Vaguely hazy, coppery-bronze in hue with a slight tawny highlight, this is the color of hundreds of APAs. A fairly large head developed, it was off-white in color and two fingers in height. The head retention was very good; it took a long while before it faded to a foamy cap. The subsequent lacing was prevalent and sticky. At first the nose is almost all Cascade hops. Lovely but short-lived, in time the bouquet becomes a bit muted as the malt becomes more pronounced. The maltiness is very ordinary, typical for the style, dry, clean with hints of caramel. There is also some wondering graininess. Still the smells are pleasant and inviting enough to encourage me to drink. I like the palate even though it is nothing special. It is a typical APA, this is a ubiquitous style and this one does nothing to standout from the crowd. The hops come to play, acidic, juicy, and moderately bitter. In the middle it because fruity, largely nondescript, maybe oranges. Before the finish the malt emerges, lightly caramel. Grain too. Once the beer left my mouth a pleasant, hoppy aftertaste reminded me of the beer I just quaffed. There is some residual candied heat. I like this beer, it is very tasty albeit simple; itÂ’s a good summery beer. Any beer that gives me hop burps is fine by me! The mouthfeel is very ordinary, medium in body with modest carbonation, soft on the tongue. Like I said, it is very drinkable but it is nothing noteworthy, aside from the fact it is brewed in Utah. That is really the only reason I purchased a six-pack of this in Burnsville, MN. Beside the six-pack was only $6; that is a deal!

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Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper in color with a light tan head that left some lace.
Aroma of floral, citrus hops with pale malt underneath.

Taste shows a nice citrus, floral hop flavor that makes a statement, but seems to back off a bit much. Pale malt flavor doesn't hold it's own. This beer is lacking in body and depth. It wants to be good and has some solid attributes, but just doesn't put it together and falls a bit short.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery.
Easy-going and drinkable.

Overall, a decent pale ale that seems like it could use a little polishing around the edges. Enjoyable, but not one I'd seek out.

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Photo of BeerZack
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy dishwater brownish with bit of orange glow. Small off-white head that quickly fades to a ring.

Smells of spicy woodsy hops with lots of sweet and roasty caramalts.

First impression is sweet and slightly toasty caramalts with bitter hop undertones. As the beer warms a sourish fruitiness creeps out that messes things up. The sour notes serve to muddle the hop bitterness and leave the beer a bit off balance.

Smooth, but still decently carbonated gives a nice medium-full feel without being too heavy.

This beer is decently drinkable despite the weird sourness which Im not sure is a sign of spoilage or not; bottled on date is 7/09/08, so it shouldn't be too bad. Still comes off as more of an "Amber" ale than an American Pale ale.

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

Thanks go out to wasatch for this one.

Presentation: Poured from a stubby 12 oz brown bottle into a standard pint glass. Label is red with a fish front and center. Bottled on 12/10/08.

Appearance: Pours with 1 finger of medium tan head. This settles to a quarter inch layer of foam. Some lacing as I drink. The beer itself is perfectly clear and the color of polished copper. No sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Very little going on here, picking up some slightly sweet malt with a sour tinge.

Taste: Slightly bready malt with a medium hop bitterness in the finish.

Drinkability: Average level of carbonation and a good body.

Drinkability: Exactly as it bills itself, a easy drinking yet substantially hoppy beer.

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

I had a taster of this Utah beer at a Tulsa beer bar that sells mainly Oklahoma craft brews. It tasted like it was the "low point" version of this product (4% abv). It had a nice hoppy aroma. Decent head retention and nice amber color. Flavor is a light imitation of a typical Pacific Northwest style pale ale. Moderate bitterness and malty sweetness with a somewhat watery mouthfeel. This is a beer I'd like to see in bottles on the grocery shelves in Oklahoma because for a low point product it has huge flavor compared to the typical offerings. (The only "craft beer" we see in grocery and convenience outlets is a watered down Boulevard Wheat.)

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

A: Poured a medium dark coppery-orange with a towering rocky structure for a head initially 3 fingers high in the center and eggshell white in color. Retention was very good easily lasting 4-5 minutes while leaving thin column trails down the glass for a lacing. Visible carbonation was medium strong. Really liked the coloring here while the monstrous head and lacing also fair well giving this a good start.

S: The aroma was fresh piney-citrus with fresh lemons backed by sweet caramelized grains. The overall strength was light-medium in strength was a weird lemon pledge scent found on the fade.

T: The flavor was malty with a big helping of sweet caramelized grains with a fresh wet lemony twang hopping. The balance between the sweet caramel malting and hops was well done giving this both a full luscious maltiness as well a wet lemon juice hopping. The beer starts off sweet while the lemon hops enter complimenting the sweet maltiness along with some fresh pine. The bitterness is sweet, twangy and wet, not dry and bitter like most per style with a fresh wet juicy lemon hopping that adds a thirsty mouth watering flavor on the finish.

M: decent, malty and luscious from the generous helping of specialty grains with a medium fullness and very smooth, though lacked a good crispness. Not as lively as I would like per style, more of a full and lazy laid back mouthful with a fade of wet lemon hops on the swallow.

D: Overall a good combination of maltiness and hoppiness with a good transition and combination between the two makes this a fairly easy downer and one to enjoy. Not your typical pale mind you, more sweet and twangy with a wet juicy hopping then your usual dry, bitter and crisp offering. Something a bit different.

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Photo of bonbini26
3/5  rDev -16%

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