Rise & Pine
Uinta Brewing Company

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IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
Ranked #90
Ranked #11,646
3.97 | pDev: 9.07%
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
Very Good
Rise & PineRise & Pine
Notes: 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.
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Reviews by flagmantho:
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flagmantho from Washington

3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a dimpled mug. Best before 4/10/18.

Appearance: rich, dark-brown hue with what appears to be a fair amount of haze (in that I can't see through it). Head is a finger of frothy tan foam; quite good-looking.

Smell: earthy and piney with a pretty sweet malt component. There's a yeastiness as well, which comes across to me as a little messy, but overall not bad.

Taste: sweeter and more malt-forward than the aroma would suggest; it is both bitter and smooth, and is surprisingly well-balanced. Earthy, like the aroma, and the piney qualities of the flavor manage to be non-prickly. I think it's very successful.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good carbonation and creaminess. The texture really adds to the perception of smoothness for this beer; I like it.

Overall: this is a very nice example of the style. It's a bit heavy in flavor and ABV for me to want to just quaff away, but other than that it's a good beer indeed.

Nov 30, 2017
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Burrocreek from Arizona

4.73/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A dark, challenging beer that manages to remain dry while pushing the limits of dark malt, hops and juniper. The juniper is restrained but comes through more and more as the beer warms. Nice bacony notes and plenty of roasty malt. Overall a fantastic example of the form and perhaps Uinta’s finest effort. And it’s in a can so you can drink it in the dark, deadly woods where it belongs. Cheers!

Nov 28, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown close to black color with an off white thick foamy head that dissipates at a decent pace. Thick foamy clingy lacing spreads all around the glass. The aroma takes on the sweet juniper berries but extracts the bitterness nicely out of those berries. Spruce is there showing some balancing sweet to bitter hoppiness. Good use of chocolate malts. Some coffee beans. The flavor balances very nicely between the bitterness and the sweet of the juniper, the spruce and the coffee beans. Chocolate malts slide a bit further back. Dark fruity berry (slightly acidic). And then there’s the dark fruity aftertaste with a quick semi-slick sort of sweet to bitter finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sipping quality about it. Mild carbonation hits nicely. Overall, nice American Black Ale that I could see coming back to. A little bit of a dark acidic fruitiness I can dig for it’s creativity.

Jun 18, 2017
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

not the first great hoppy dark one these guys have made, but another good one, nice to see something new from unita, i feel like its been a long while since i have had the pleasure. this has some juniper in it, a nice woodsy northwestern hop complexion, and is darker than brown but not quite black in the glass under a frothy and lasting khaki head. looks more active in the glass than see styles normally do. the nose is robust here, some fresh cut pine, very festive, and a light gin note from the juniper, highly botanical and fresh and green, a neat juxtaposition to the darker, heavier malts. some light smoke, dark chocolate, and burnt coffee character to the grain, a hint of brown sugar sweetness in the middle too, but lots of hops, approaching the ipa level and there is some definite bitterness most of the way through it. i like the freshness of the hops, super wintery complexion, and i like the bitterness pushing through the heavier malt base. dry cocoa and just a touch of sweet at the end, nice carbonation, this drinks sturdy but not so much so that i wouldnt want two or three or four of them. nice beer for this time of year, cool marriage of the juniper and the hops!

Nov 30, 2019
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BillRoth from Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apr 23, 2019
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Suds from Missouri

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a twelve ounce can, this one is thoroughly black, with a thick and creamy tan head. The aroma is hoppy, resin-like, with pine and a little roasted grain underneath. The taste is dry, with lots of heavily roasted notes. Woody, tree-like (could be the juniper), and very fresh-tasting. Full and creamy in body. This is an excellent and very enjoyable beer.

Dec 24, 2016
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RBorsato from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 05, 2017
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OatmattStout from Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

WOW! this beer intrigued me on the shelf. I like hops, dark ale and juniper. I was not disappointed. Look is amazing with huge fluffy and impressive head. Great nose of pine and juniper as described with a hint of roast. The tatse and mouth feel are great. Big roast up from with resinous pine bite, a dryness from both hops and roasted malt that is balanced by light sweetness of the malt. Dark chocolate and espresso. the juniper is not over the top but partners so well with the hops. The alchohol is present but masked with body of beer and hops well.

I really am enjoying this one.

Nov 10, 2016
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Reidrover from Oregon

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

32 oz growler from Growl Movement in Salem OR $6 A very attractive beer to look at! Darkest of mahogany brown with a large thick and creamy beige head. Sarcomas subdued but of darker roasted malts.coffee, dark chocolate.but also noticeable floral and citrus hops. Taste is similar but dark bitter coffee and a touch of burnt bonfire toffee dominate. Some ash in the end, citrus hops show up..but this is more on the porter side of the CDA family. Palate is nice and medium body..low to medium carbonation,slight drting on the finish. A nice CD but have had many better in Cascadia!

Jan 02, 2017
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can dated best before 5/10/17.

Pours almost opaque black with a mahogany tinge. A tan head settles to a whisp on the surface with some streaky lacing. Aromatics are roast-forward with plenty of chocolate and coffee. A hint of piney hops is faint. On the fuller side of medium bodied. The mouthfeel is velvety with a crisp edge. Chocolate and char with hints of espresso and Oreo shells on the palate. Moderate bitterness and the hops are subdued. Finishes with lingering roast, dark chocolate, and coffee.

Tasty and very Porter-like. The pine and juniper as advertised on the can don't really make an appearance though.

Feb 03, 2017
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arizcards from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from Craft Beer Hop Stop on 11-11-16 for $1.33. Best before 5-1-17 and stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured dark brown with a nice off white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is light roast and hints of pine.

Taste is pretty well balanced. Chocolate and moderately roasted malts combine well with citrus and pine.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall this is a solid beer that is definitely worth giving it a shot at this price point.

Feb 11, 2017
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Happy New Year Beer Sunday (Week 619)! I am getting ready to head off for pork & sauerkraut, followed by Th' Stillers game, but I have time for one more before I go. Praise be! It is a CAN in support of the dormant CANQuest (tm) as I diligently work on the eradication of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody.

From the CAN: "Topped Off by Uinta Brewing Company Salt Lake City Utah USA"; "Goes Well With Anywhere"; "Forget the Map, Pack the Uninta"; "Brewed with Juniper and Piney Hops".

Oh, the excitement and adulation of a Crack! & inverted Glug is not to be glossed over, my droogs! My efforts resulted in two fingers of dense, rocky, foamy, light-tan head with very good retention. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44) with caramel highlights at the edges. Nose smelled like one of those cut-yer-own Christmas tree farms in December, cool with loads of pine needles & sap! Drool. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was like licking a burnt pine tree! That may not sound appealing, but I have long railed against the American Black Ale/Cascadian/Dark Ale IPA style because all too often, the dark malts get in the way of/overpower the hops. Not here! Instead, the pine flavors were prevalent with the malts lending a smokiness to the mintiness. Mmm. CAN you imagine a smoked Peppermint Patty? Really get the sensation! Finish was literally breathtakingly cool. Inhaling after every sip was like smoking a menthol cigarette! Once more, the relatively high ABV was well-hidden, making this a dangerous drink, but a tasty one, nonetheless.

Jan 01, 2017
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tall, dark and hoppy, the Uinta team refuses to retire the IPA style for the winter season, rather embracing them in conjunction with the demand for robust malt flavor.

Rise & Pine pours with the depth, visual creaminess and darkness of the most robust of porter. Yet, its scent is rife with grassy and piney hops and a kiss of citrus peel. Layered with a dense blanket of mocha froth, the beer's first malty taste is toasty, nutty and decadent with charred malt sugars.

As the sweetness relaxes, the balance starts to trend IPA-like. Caramel, honey and sweet breadiness dissolves while the hops billow into a bright middle palate of pink grapefruit, dried pineapple, freshly grated orange, lemon and a long trail of pine resins that lure the palate into a lasting sticky bitterness.

Charred with the roasty tips of singed malts, the bitterness from roast resembles that of cocoa, coffee and walnut. Those bitter grain flavors link up with hop bitterness for a tandem of gullet-gripping bitterness to push both roast and hops into a flavor world that neither can see on their own. Full-bodied and slightly warming, the beer strikes the difference between a hoppy porter and a black IPA.

Nov 21, 2016
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Can
Best Before: 05/08/2018

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice dark brown color, with some pretty nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger light tan head, which leaves some small islands and some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with some juniper, pine, slight citrus, licorice. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, juniper/pine, citrusy, licorice. Medium body, ABV hidden fairly well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty/interesting brew.

Jan 16, 2018
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap 12/4/2016 at Natty Greene’s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color, with a short beige head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, some hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with flavors of dark chocolate and coffee. Then a hearty roasted malt character comes in along with some citrus sweetness. The hops presence is decent and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

Dec 04, 2016
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out an opaque, black color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of pine and roasted malt. Roasted malt, caramel, toffee and a bitter piney bite.

Nov 19, 2016
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Budlum from Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 01, 2018
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szmnnl99 from Michigan

3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jan 14, 2018
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Can offering.

Black, almost totally opaque except if you hold it up to direct sunlight, ruby red hues appear around the edges. O.k....fine, it's dark. Frothy mocha foam head sticks around long with major lacing.

Smokey chocolate malt in the nose, sweet piney hops all over the face!

A very full and smooth mouthfeel is noticed first, which ends with a dry, earthy hop bite and decent bitterness. Smokey, chocolate and leafy bitter hops hit the palate hard, sweet dark fruit currents ride in next. Bitter piney hops with a fruity background even out the bitter dark chocolate and smokey malt very well. All and all, very complex and crazy easy to drink for a rather bold dark, super hoppy brew.

The juniper is too subtle for me to say for sure, but there is an extra bitter-fruity kick and long earthy finish that I cannot nail down. I believe it's the combo of the juniper and big piney hop addition. Definitley adds depth and complexity to an already deep brew. Fresh and wild taste!

Mar 05, 2017
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depechemode1983 from Texas

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Oct 27, 2018
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metter98 from New York

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high dark beige head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing clinging to the edges of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of juniper berries are present in the nose along with notes of pine and hints of roasted malts.
T: The taste has strong flavors of roasted and charred malts, juniper berries, and piney hops, all of which linger deep into the finish. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Black IPA has rather assertive flavors. I found that the juniper berries lend some complexities to the smell and taste and work well with the other ingredients.

Serving type: bottle

Jan 21, 2018
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NickMunford from Wyoming

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 03, 2016
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Tone from Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Feb 15, 2018
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from a Lazy Dog
Dark brown with a huge frothy tan head that slowly recedes. Coffee and roast on the nose with lots of citrus and pine to counter. Floral citrus and pine with a fairly assertive roasty caramel maltiness. The juniper is a bit strong for my taste but this isn't too shabby overall.

Jan 27, 2017
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iguanodon from Utah

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Pours dark red / brown, almost opaque, thin brown head. Aroma is malt, pine, juniper, a hint of alcohol. Taste is sweet malt, pine, caramel, chocolate. The pine is just right, not overwhelming. An excellent black IPA, one of Uinta’s better offerings.

Jan 26, 2019
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