Rise & Pine Hoppy Dark Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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Rise & Pine Hoppy Dark AleRise & Pine Hoppy Dark Ale
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3.96/5
Very Good
161 Ratings
Rise & Pine Hoppy Dark AleRise & Pine Hoppy Dark Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Juniper and piney hops build the framework for this bold dark ale. With its assertive bitterness and sweet malt finish, this beer stands tall above the rest.

Added by kell50 on 09-01-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,500
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
161
pDev:
9.34%
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of shkin
4.97/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of moundbz
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of djembeist
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of csfcmitchell
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Ssitron
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of depechemode1983
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out black with a two finger brown head. Head retention is superb and leaves rings of sticky lacing.

Smells like Christmas. Smells very piney with a firm malt sweetness balancing it out. Getting hints of chocolate as well and if I'm not mistaken I am in fact picking up faint juniper.

Lightly roasted sweet malts out the gate with a strong pine bitterness quickly making an appearance. Its lingers on with a molasses sweetness to the end. No juniper this time around. I'm guessing they added them in for the aroma more so.

The mouthfeel full bodied and silky smooth. Carbonation is light leaning towards for of an effervescent feel adding a lightness.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown. Thick, medium tan head that lasts a while.

Smells roast malt, caramel, Pine and Light fruitiness.

Taste roasted and charred malts, Pine, citrus peel, caramel and light chocolate. Finish is dry with a roasty and pine linger. Lighter medium body and creamy lower carbonation.

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Photo of TBoneJones
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Deep dark brown pour, y’all creamy tan head that sticks around, like the lacing.
Smells sweet up front with lots of molasses, with earth/ lumber and a hint of chocolate.
Taste is some nice pine-like hops, and a bitterness that shares the malts/ molasses in a terrific balance. This really does shine in the malt department. The beer’s malts are sweet without being overly so, and still have the flavor you might find in a high quality, solidly malt-backboned DIPA, like DFH 90-min. (for example)...a tea-like, robust malt flavor. After some sipping some hints of vanilla even surface. Make no mistake, this IS dark.
Uinta nails what it sets out to do here.
Feels creamy and full with low carbonation. Very smooth. Even took some camping to a cabin in the pines. Had it before noon, and was just like its name suggested.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jvillefan
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FLima
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Almost black color with a thick two finger caramel head with great retention and leaving laces.
Aroma with notes of creamy coffee, pine, hay and tangerines.
Flavor with notes of juniper, roasted coffee beans, cola, cream, melon, tangerines, grapes, pine, cocoa, white pepper, gooseberry, lychees and stone fruit. Dry and bitter aftertaste. It feels lower than its 73 IBUs.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.5% is completely absent.
Superbly balanced and citrusy-piney Black IPA. Great complexity.

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Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 4/24/2018. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finer fairly dense and rocky khaki head with awesome retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, lemon zest, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toasted bread, light smoke/char, herbal, and floral/grassy/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate dark/roast/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, lemon zest, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toasted bread, light smoke/char, herbal, and floral/grassy/roasted earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/herbal/grassy/spicy hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, lemon zest, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toasted bread, light smoke/char, and herbal/floral/grassy/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate dark/roast/bready malt flavors; with an awesome roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and zero acrid/astringent hop/roast flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/sticky, and lightly chalky/resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7.5%. Overall this is an awesome black IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate dark/roast/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/charred/drying finish, never overly aggressive. Great mix of juicy and dark/earthy hop complexity; nice balancing dark/roast/bready malt presence, but still feels like an IPA. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of Tone
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. 3/4 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight piney hops, slight roasted malt, slight wood, slight spicy hops, and slight spruce. Fits the style of an American Black Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. There is an elevated hop bitterness. Tastes of sweet malt, alcohol, slight roasted malt, hint of wood, slight spicy hops, slight piney hops, hint of coffee, and a hint of earthiness. Overall, good appearance, aroma, feel, body, and blend.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raime
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the twelve ounce can. Liked to label. Only had one other outta unita so far and was rather underwhelmed so I'm hoping for the best.

Look - Coca cola with hints of garnet. Two finger near mocha head that leaves a fair bit of stick.

Smell - About as pine forward as you would expect. Some definite juniper showings.

Taste - Super juicy hoppyness beyond what I was expecting. Pine as expected with a nice cakey malt background. Juniper comes around though isn't overbearing and refreshes the mouth.

Feel - Between light and medium bodied with a low creamy factor as it sits. Swallows easy and crisp.

Overall - Pretty solid offering by Unita. Don't see many black ipa's much anymore. This one definitely gives me hope for trying more of their beers in the future.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mountaincoffee
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UtahBeerPleb
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown with an impressive and thick head. I wasn't getting a ton on the aroma, but what I do get is hops and more hops. The taste is quite piney, as advertised. The juniper presence that's advertised is very subtle and comes in towards the end. I get a lot more of a dark, roasted malt presence that rounds out the hop forwardness. A well balanced and tasty beer. The alcohol is very well hidden, but I did notice just a little bit of a warming presence as I made my way through the can. Not something that blew me away, but a nice seasonal offering for a winter night.

Also props to Uinta for the artwork, it's one of my favorites!

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Rise & Pine Hoppy Dark Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 161 ratings