Trader Session IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

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Trader Session IPATrader Session IPA

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Noted for its bright hop character, this sessionable IPA is wonderfully balanced.

42 IBU

Added by packetknife on 08-21-2002

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Reviews: 84 | Ratings: 253
Photo of dbl_delta
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can dated best by 10/10/16 into pint glass. Pours a cloudy amber with a persistent but thin off-white head. Initial impression is citrus, pine, maybe a little floral hops. Not much bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Dry, refreshing finish. Very sessionable - would be great with seafood.

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Photo of tone77
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the commander of canned beers, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is fruity, tangerine, mango. Taste is mild compared to the aroma. Citrus, caramel malts, very little bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but lacking any punch.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.22/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Comes in hearty looking for a session ipa, dark gold, seems like plenty of malt (or color from heavier toasting). 1/2" white head. Aroma was more earthy old world hops than anything.

Taste had an almost lager yeast like fruitiness, mild hopping, mild toasted hops, still comes across like a hybrid of an American and English pale ale. Noticed substantial variation in the six pack. It was alright, but clearly a ways away from being an elite 1st tier session ipa.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a finger and half of head on a slightly hazy straw body.
The aroma is pine, mango and pineapple. Nice tropical smells.
The taste has a sharp pine bitter followed by a watery bitter.
The texture is crisp.
It has nice aroma but the flavor is a bit jarring.

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Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. the appearnace is a clear, fairly dark yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is complex with hops, citrus and yeast. The taste is heavy with malt and has a hop finish. Overall, a really good IPA.

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Photo of babacosmo
3.92/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a variety 12 pack with Hop Nosh, Looks like a pale ale, smells like an IPA tastes very bitter and hoppy, outstanding for a session IPA, Can hang with the big boys.

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Photo of jooler
3.32/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Smell is malty and look is dark. Taste is not as malty as I expected. But the taste still isn't that great. It tastes like a watered down beer. No hops

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Photo of jw4free
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle (best before 10/05/15) in a weizen glass. Light copper, cloudy. Big head, fades quick. Lots of lacing. Mega piney nose. Fades to tangerine overtones on taste. Not too thin, not so crisp, finished piney. Cool bottle and like the beer glass recommendation.

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Photo of Oleyomoleyo
2.92/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I'm an IPA guy and this one just didn't do it for me. I like most of what I've had by Uinta. This one was not up to what I'm used to from them. Poured with a nice head. Nice deep golden color. Taste was almost like a flat IPA.

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Photo of SupportNewEnglandBrew
3.32/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle into a pint tumbler glass.

L: Poured a very weak head. Deep amber and cloudy body.

S: Citrusy, hop stank, mild.

T: Starts with a nice black tea bitterness that rolls into a very uninspired generic malt profile. But fear not, because that's soon hopped into oblivion.

F: Solid balanced feel. Sessionable.

O: I liked this more as a I drank it (after adjusting to the harsh hop profile) but overall it's a meh.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.89/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Best before 8/8/15.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is subdued with some malt, earth, dirt, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with subdued earth, citrus zest, and slight metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer with subdued characteristics that make this one a bit of a chore to drink.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12oz can split two ways – Societe Brewing 2nd Anny glass
Notes taken on 12/23/2014

A: Golden straw with a hint of amber to it and some minimal haziness around the core. A foamy layer of whipped egg whites settles over top. Light dots and slippery curtains of lace hit the glass walls after every sip.

S: Malty aromas straight from the can. Touch of bread and toasted biscuit with an overall caramel like sweetness. Somewhat lacking in aroma hops however I do get nice grassy and floral arrangement to this. Decent but I would say all around the nose is a bit subdued.

T: Caramel malt and biscuit breads combine to make up most of the fore flavors. There is a nice grassy resin note to this one and a very drying level of puckered bitterness. Sprinkle in some lemony pine and floral notes. Not bad on the balance and overall session. Has some burpy malt packed in for sure.

M: Light and spritzy with a moderate to light body. Upper levels of constricting bitterness lend to a very dry crisp finish and some resinous linger.

D: An okay session I would say. Malt is bready and hops are grassy for the most part. Does have some nice bitter punch while keeping the balance in good check. Cool to try out but not in the top echelon of the table brew race.

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Photo of nebula1999
3.99/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Retrying this beer fresh in a can. Much better than the version I had before. I bumped up my rating. There's actually some malt in the background to support the hops, so it isn't so chalky like most session IPAs.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the can in a tulip glass, this solid IPA pours a hazy yellow amber with a thick frothy white head of slllloooowwwllyy dissipating bubbles that leaves very nice soapy lacing. Nose of spicy hops, white pepper, light tropical fruits, light sweet malts, and bittering hops. Flavors of thin sweet malts come through the front with bittering and herbal hops commandeering the flavors tot he back and on the aftertaste. Light citrus notes linger briefly but are overtaken by bittering hops. Smooth light carbonated mouth feel finishes wet and light with lingering bitterness. Good for the style.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Can from the Drinkery
Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with a huge frothy bubbly bone white head that persists forever leaving lots of stickies to the sides of the glass on the way down. Huge peppery, resinous, earthy, lightly onion hop aromas. Faint bready caramel maltiness barely backs up the huge hop aromas. The flavor holds more of the toffee caramel bread maltiness than the aroma suggested. Pine resin and dank hop flavors with a smooth but firm hop bitterness. Light to medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick watery mouthfeel. This is one of the better "session" IPA's that I have had. I find most don't have much body and seem very thin and watery whereas this one works a little better for me in that area.

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Photo of chinchill
3.72/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can into a nonic.

Pours clear and golden with a good sized off-white head. The head is durable and leaves plenty of lacing.

Aroma: surprisingly strong aroma of piney-floral-fruity hops.

Flavor: satisfying and well balanced, with less hop flavor than the aroma or IPA labelling suggest ... and more bready malts.

O: an aromatic, low ABV, APA (not a typo).

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I'm not a fan of the trader session leans toward english style. The beer poured a cloudy orangeish yellow with no head and no lace. The scent was more bittery grapefruit. The taste bitter with weak grapefruit. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with subtle carbonation. Overall it's ok....but don't expect much.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a crystal clear pale copper colored beer with a nice airy, frothy head that's a good 3/4ths inch tall. The nose gives moderately abundant citrus hop notes. The taste--actually not all that bitter. Hop flavor is fairly light as well, with grassy, citrus hints. Malt, naturally, is very light. This beer is on the low-end of hoppiness as far as session IPAs go, but it is fairly drinkable.

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Photo of argock
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Shaker pint glass. No evident freshness dating. Received in beer-of-the-month club from Tami.

A: Slightly hazy amber with 1-2 finger nearly white, frothy hed with good retention and sheets of lacing down the glass.

S: Dank hops and medium-dark crystal malts, some nutty, woody aromas but not a lot there.

T: The flavor is not an IPA style flavor -- this fits more into the session APA or session amber ale category. The flavor is balanced, but I would say more malt-dominated with medium-dark crystal maltiness and a light orange and grapefruit citrus hoppiness. A little bit of fruity yeast esters. All in all, not bad but not really an IPA in any form.

M: Light-medium body which is amazing given the 4% ABV with light-medium carbonation and pretty dry finish.

O: Not a beer I would seek out but not bad. More fits the session ale (APA or amber, probably more session English IPA or amber IMO) category.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a orange-amber color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a spotty cap that leaves decent lacing

S: Some fruity hops along with an almost overwhelming maltiness. Quite balanced but definitely not going to hop route

T: Starts off with a balance between the fruity hops and lightly sweet maltiness. Goes into a bit of graininess and very light bitterness. Finishes with a bit of both

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Maybe even a bit too malty for a session IPA, this beer is definitely malt forward with a bit of hoppiness. Very easy to drink but a bit on the malty side, it definitely gets a bit cloying after a while. Worth a 6-pack if you're going to session a few, but probably not worth a 12-pack. I'd easily choose Hop Nosh over this

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear amber in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall foamy sudsy off-white head that slowly reduces to a mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of hops - pine/resin, floral, and citrus/orange. Light aromas of grainy malts with a hint of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of grainy malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of pine/resin, floral, and citrus/orange hops (in descending order of strength) which imparts a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades rather quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish. Slightly thin/watery.

O: A decent session IPA but not nearly as exciting as some of the others produced more recently (Stone Go To, Founders All Day, etc.). Nice flavors and aromas but a little underwhelming in the mouthfeel.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.85/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light gold color with a white head. The smell is pungent and hoppy, malt sweetness also factoring in. In the taste, toffee like malts and some earthy, bitter hops. Has the weakness of a NA beer with a bit of hops. Sessionable, but so is water if that's your prerogative . Tastes like a watered down ipa also sporting a watery body. There are some citrus notes and soft grain, but honestly thin and watery. Why bother.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of 07/24/14. Sampled on May 18, 2014.

The pour is a light to medium copper-amber with a lasting white head. A little cloudy.

The aroma has a decent enough pine and floral hop character with a modest malt balance.

The mouthfeel is about medium and the texture seems chewy.

The taste is a pretty straight forward hopped up IPA with some amber malty notes. The hops leave a lingering bitterness.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark copper with light haze. Mostly white head that left a thin full cover over the top layer. Medium carb.

S: Pine. Light woodiness. More pine. Pretty straightforward.

T: Juicy and not terribly overpowering up front. Big strong pine resin flavor follows that up. A little bright green grass taste, but mostly pine resin. Again, not much depth, but still good.

M: Thin, light and refreshing. A little woody green grass aftertaste, but it dies off quickly with only a little lingering dryness.

O: Nothing amazing, but not bad. Not sure what to say here, not much depth, but some good bright hop flavors.

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Photo of Zorro
2.86/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Clear amber colored ale with a small white colored head.

Smells of mildly of NW style hops and biscuit malt scents. Woody scents and a faint pine scent.

Starts out dry and slightly bitter. Light malt and stronger hops. Light strong tea, wood and pine flavor. Taste stronger than it smells.

Mouthfeel is OK.


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