Pale Ale
Uinta Brewing Company

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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #2,605
Ranked #44,623
3.59 | pDev: 11.42%
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
Pale AlePale Ale
Notes: Formerly Cutthroat Pale Ale

This traditional style pale ale has a rich amber color, full malt body and a clean hop finish.

34 IBU
Reviews: 87 | Ratings: 258 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

this is once again called cutthroat, at least on the label in the stores and on the draft list i ordered it from, a pretty old school recipe here, amber in color, malt forward, and with more hop bitterness than either aroma or flavor, almost too balanced in that sort of generic sense, unexciting, although well enough made, i was not disappointed, but i was not stoked either, just a beer, and certainly not a highlight in their lineup, at least in my opinion. not a ton of head on it either, looks a little lazy in the shaker pint, deep copper tones with some shine on it, and a few stray bubbles rising up. it smells and tastes like a little bit of a caramelized malt thing, with some sweetness running through it, sort of autumnal and warm, and covering up what i think are the best part of the hops. instead i get a little bitter bite out of it, but not much else, maybe a hint of grapefruit peel in the mix, but almost overly malty, even by old school standards. the body though remains pretty light to drink, this isnt real filling or anything, and there is a little more carbonation than it shows in the glass, so it goes down easy enough. hard to get too jazzed up about a beer like this, but it is objectively solid in terms of quality. it just tastes like a million other pale ales ready to be forgotten by time...

Oct 28, 2020
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance - The beer is served a light amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades fast to leave a trace of la e on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The aroma of the brew is strongest of a caramel smell with a touch of bread. That pretty much sums it up.
Taste The taste begins with a bready and caramel taste that has a little bit of grass and herb. Along with these tastes comes a little bit of hay and toast, leaving one with a light and slightly toasty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel-. The body of the brew is light and thinner with a carbonation level that is moderate. Overall ok and easy drinking for the low abv and light flavor.
Overall - Nothing all that great. Not bad, but not good as well. Just OK...

Oct 25, 2019
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huthuty from Utah

4.44/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours medium dark amber, thick stubborn head
The smell is thick of malt, hops in the background
Taste is a darkish sweet malt, hops mellowly complementing it.
Overall: pleasantly dark while being a session.

Jun 29, 2018
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a frosted mug at Escobar’s in Kanab, Utah

Copper colored liquid , thick frothy off white foam cap, looks a frosted cream soda

Malt aroma

Malt taste with hop bittering, whips of pine

Tad bitter , lingers slightly

Nice beer

May 07, 2018
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elNopalero from California

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This pours a caramel-tinged color with an inch thick cap of foam. The foam lingers far longer than it has any reason to. Mildly grassy aroma, slight hop bite. Easy middle-of-the-road drinker here.

Jan 25, 2018
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UtahBeerPleb from Utah

3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Utah's flagship beer. Not too hoppy, but certainly enough of a hop bite to count as a pale ale still. It's a little bit on the maltier/sweeter side for a pale ale. It's got a definite caramel flavor to it, and it's a golden amber in color. Body is on the thin side, but not significantly thin. Highly drinkable. A solid pale ale that's still certainly worth checking out if you can find it, especially if you happen to be in Utah.

Known as Cutthroat Pale Ale within Utah.

Jan 23, 2018
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VeganUndead from Virginia

3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Decent hop profile, more on the malty side, decent flavor profile but nothing too impressive, especially when compared to hop Nosh. An average pale ale

Jun 09, 2017
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a half pint glass: color is copper, transparent, head presents thinly, lingers even thinner, minor lacing on the glass.

Smell is a bit on the sweeter, caramel malt side, touch of biscuit/cracker, hint of earthy hops.

Taste is similar, but maybe a bit muted in maltiness compared to other stand out pale ales. Toasted caramel malt, hints of biscuit, earthy hops.

Mouthfeel is moderate , crisp, bitter, solid.

Overall a good beer with a sweeter, caramel like flavor but otherwise lighter maltiness. Hops are clean and simple in aroma and flavor.

May 23, 2017
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andrewh995 from Arizona

3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark clear copper color with a white head. Smells of caramel, malt, and some hops. Tastes of slightly bitter hops, sweet malt, caramel, and bread. Light-medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overalll a decent APA.

May 09, 2017
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BucannonXC5 from California

3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 25-oz. draft
Glass: Clear mug
From: Firehouse Pizzeria in Logan, Utah
Price: $5.00
Purchased: Oct. 27, 2016
Consumed: Oct. 27, 2016
Reviewed as: American Pale Ale
Misc.: N/A

Had this before and gave it a 3.50 on Untappd. Got to try it again on a work trip to Logan, Utah.

Poured a copper amber clear color with two fingers of frothy-to-rocky white head when I got it. Some bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. World-class circular foamy lacing. World-class retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled more malty on the nose than hoppy. Got rye, caramel, toffee, lemon, peach, light woody notes and nuttiness. (Smell - 3.75)

Taste followed the nose somewhat. Very dry. Not quite as good as the smell now that I think about it. Malty, earthy rye, lemon zest, caramel, toffee and dry peach. (Taste - 3.50)

Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, citrusy finish. (Feel - 3.50)

A tad overwhelmed overall. I think I overrated this one a bit. Logan, Utah, you know? (Overall - 3.50)

3.61 | 82 | B

Nov 10, 2016
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shorty review. 12 oz bottle good until 8/28/16.

2F+ head with good retention and lacing. Beer is an attractive bronze. Nose is mostly pilsner and caramel type malts and the taste is about the same. Maybe some pine left in the hops, but that's about it. Light bodied and medium carbonated. Drinkable enough.

Jul 30, 2016
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scotorum from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75


Another from the latest beer club shipment of four different. We get Uinta but I have not tried this one yet.

Best by 9/24/16, which could mean...anything. Could be two thirds of the way through its recommended lifespan, or not.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams English nonick.

a: Clear copper with a finger thick white head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Pear and apple.

t: Light fruit notes with a medium hop bite over a bready malt base. Dry finish.

m: Light to medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o; A good session pale, easy drinking and flavorful. Not to be confused with the Cutthroat holiday version pictured, which has double the ABV of this one.

Jul 10, 2016
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Lovely red-orange body, clear, with a white head, lots of lacing.

S - Spicy traditional hop notes, pine and pepper. Bready malt core.

T - Tea and mild lemon malt notes, with crusty bread notes in the center, and bittering hop on the close.

M - Prickly carbonation, dry close. Session friendly with a clean finish.

O - A decent old-school pale. Bright and drinkable.

Jul 10, 2016
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jkrich from Florida

3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a freshness dated 12 oz. can: clear, reddish-amber with a foamy, white-head. Unfortunately, you have to open the cardboard box to see the freshness date stamped on the bottom of the can; this defeats the purpose of a freshness date unless you open the box at the store...well now.....In any event, the "drink by" date is a week away.

The aroma is somewhat earthy and malty but does have some spicy hops in the mix.

It may not be fresh but the flavor seems fresh enough; there is a surprising resiny hop bite followed by a mellow malt profile with caramel highlights.

Perhaps the weakest part: the body is light and a little too watery, though there is a nice, lingering malty sweetness on the palate. The carbonation is restrained.

I really wish this ale was fresher as I think it would be an excellent, low-alcohol pale ale. While the ale did taste fresh there was a hint of staleness that I can only attribute to age. Next time I am just going to have to open the box at the store and check one of cans before buying.

Jul 03, 2016
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ta_hagen from Minnesota

4.56/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Let's start off and say, this beer is a very good flagship crafted beer. I think a lot of hop heads and their palates might over look a beer like this. This beer is good, very well crafted and fits the APA catagory quit well. Very smooth drinking, not to hoppy, not to bitter and goes down very nice. On the nose, very tropical flavors coming through. Grapefruit, woodchips, light citrus, orange peel, very little dankness, amber honey, pine and malt backbone. It has a dry finish and goes down very smooth. Overall, very good beer in this craft beer world. Thumbs up to this craft beer.

Jun 21, 2016
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mooseisloose from Florida

3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of an assorted 9er, lets give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a waft of grapefruit and citrus. Pours to a deep copper color with a thin head. On the taste this brew has a nice balance of piney citrus and brown sugar. Balanced from start to finish, a very smooth drinker. Finish is slightly bitter and actually quite clean.

Jun 07, 2016
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DrMullet from Florida

3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep amber.
Smell is a mild mixture of caramel malt and floral citrus.
Taste follows the nose with sweet caramel malt and some citrus

May 29, 2016
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep copper with a half finger of head that disappears rapidly leaving virtually no lacing. Malty grain aroma... somewhat bready flavor. on the thin side, maybe a bit under-carbonated.

May 27, 2016
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated 06/04/16J into pint glass. Pours a clear honey-amber with an eggshell-white head. Initial impression is light pine, citrus, biscuity malts. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Dry, slightly bitter finish. Refreshing but not outstanding.

May 27, 2016
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jp32 from Michigan

3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours copper in color from the can. Good head retention. Smells hoppy and relatively basic. It has a nice balance between it's malts and hops. Actually probably a bit malt forward for an APA. Tastes great though, I like it.

May 25, 2016
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Wow for a pale ale its the darkest I ever seen crossing well beyond IPA and going DIPA! Head is nice I got a 1/2 inch that settles to some great lacing.
S - Decent hop to malt ratio a bit of sourdough bread. Nothing to write home with.
T +M - Its a good balance of hop to malt in fact its so perfectly balanced I could see why people give it such an average rating. Even though its 4% its still feels like a medium bodied beer so I can't seem to chug it so it's not even session able. Perplexing...

Overall I pretty much bought this because of the trout and I love fishing as much as I love ticking beer!

Apr 23, 2016
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks goes out to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a copper/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of caramel malts, light citrus. Taste is malty, light caramel and hops, very little bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a very drinkable beer, but kind of lacking the hoppiness expected in this style.

Apr 17, 2016
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Lemke10 from Wisconsin

3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a medium amber color with a frothy beige head. The aroma is weak with some malts and touch of hops. The taste is a lot more bitter than I imagined. Decent depth to the taste but there are without a doubt much better pale ales on the market than this one. Finishes with a sweet yet bitter after taste.

Apr 12, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice golden color, good clarity, almost a full inch of white head on it. Aroma was largely absent.

Taste was something striving for balance mild hops, mild toasted pale malts. Some caramel but not so much that is heavy bc of the light hopping. Very light bodied, very light alcohol notes. Total session beer. Other than looking pretty, its pretty average.

Apr 06, 2016
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of pine, citrus and toffee. Sweet citrus, toffee and caramel with a piney bitterness.

Mar 08, 2016
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