Trader Session IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

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3.41 w/ 257 ratings

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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Ratings: 257 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of Tywilly132
5/5  rDev +46.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of plaid75
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a medium copper hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a spicy and reather earthy hop, caramel malts and a touch of diacytl.

The taste consisted of sweet, doughy malts, an earht hop and a very biscuity finish.

The mouthfeel was a touch toward the thinner side of the style.

Overall a tasty and complex IPA.

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Photo of Steamer
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of wertschy
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.22/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden color, thick layer of white froth atop, leaving lingering lace.

Big, bold hops in the nose, citrusy, Cascades, very fresh and alive. Raw and vital. Exquisitely attractive.

Nice, brisk bitterness on the palate, well-balanced, matched by a solid body, and ample malt. Hop character squuzes it's juice in the mouth and gums with every sip...caramel/toffee taste comes through in the middle...nice balance, may I say once more...medium'bodied, with a bittersweet, sometimes harsh, sometimes mellow finish...I like it.

This is my kind of IPA...juuuust right. Just enough hops in every taste, just enough taste to meet the hops.

Well done, Uinta!

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Photo of Ryanbux
4.13/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Spot on for what you'd expect in an American IPA. Clear with just a hint of chill haze, yellow with just a touch of orange makes it look citrus-y. A small head that gives good mouthfeel but allows for some good aroma to come through.

S - I love the smell of this beer! I am assuming there were a lot of late hop additions to this beer as well as dry hopping. I get a rich cascade and citra hop aroma. It smells sweet and hoppy, but not bitter hoppy, more rich fruity hops.

T - Less hoppy than one might expect for an IPA, I find it hard to believe it is 42 IBU's. Not much bitter hop taste, more rich, sweet, savory hop taste. As the name implies it is a sessionable IPA, it is more hoppy than a pale ale but sweeter than traditional IPA hops. I can drink this stuff all night. Citrus-y hops - orange/grapefruit tasting. One drawback is that it seems a bit over-carbonated so I would recommend letting it open up a bit before drinking it. Not an IPA for hop heads though.

M - Too carbonated for my taste, sharp but clean finish. Not a full bodied beer by any means.

O - I love this beer, it is a good go-to and never leaves me unsatisfied. A good table beer. I drink it in the winter or summer. One of my favorite session IPA's.

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Photo of mverity
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryanjtravis
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +17.3%
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 jduprey007
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of bonbini26
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of InfragilisBrew
4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of nebula1999
3.99/5  rDev +17%
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 RBorsato
3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bright gold with a full pillowy off-white head, very active carbonation, and partial sheets of lace. Perfumy and lightly citrus big hop aroma. Perfumy hoppiness dominates over any malt flavor. Light bodied and airy with a lightly bitter finish but refreshing.

Label states: "Extra hopped" & 4% ABV

Per Uinta website: "Dry hopped with Centennial hops"

Best Before: 03/04
Tasted: 01/31/04

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3.96/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of zeff80
3.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with hints of orange. It had an off-white, firm, one-finger head of foam.

S - It smelled of grasses and biscuity malt.

T - First sips bring a mild spiciness with a good dose of burnt toast maltiness. A mild citrus flavor emerges as it warms up.

M - A crisp and sharp IPA with a smooth finish. It's a light to medium-bodied brew.

D - This is a solid IPA. I grabbed it in my quest to try my first Utah brew and I enjoyed it.

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3.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very mild IPA, not that there's anything wrong with that. It is more like an English Pale Ale than anything I've had lately. Rich flavor, medium body, a big wet kiss of hops. Aroma is really nice and adds a long flowery nose to every sip. Otherwise, it's extremely light weight but goes down with a great aromatic sizzle.

This won't win any friends with the Beat me Senseless with IBU gang, but it's a surprisingly pleasant beer. Don't hate it because it's not a real IPA. Totally quaffable. I submit this as the beer to get your Bud Light friends to try. Not bitter. Not offensive. A flowery introduction to hop flavors.

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Photo of babacosmo
3.92/5  rDev +15%
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 Lelampp
3.89/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Trader Session IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 21% out of 100 with 257 ratings
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