AndyW68 (1422) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good, but not a top ipa for me. Pours a clear copper. Aroma is citrus and pine with some maltiness. Taste follows nose. Citrus and pine with some surprising sweetness. Finishes a little over bitter. I like bitter, even more bitter than this, but this bitterness does not seem to add to the beer.
fakebeersnob (316) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Utah IPAs (even the doubles, imperials, etc) seem to really like the caramel malt backbone. This has a citrus and hoppy smell, but can smell some malt sweetness to it. The taste follows the smell. A bit of citrus, a bit of pine, then followed by caramel sweetness. Big mouthfeel. Ends with an IPA bitterness.
Having trouble finding just a plain olí IPA in this state (as I like less caramel and sweetness when paired with spicy foods). This one, like the HopNosh were rated pretty high, but so far both of the Uintaís I have had have not impressed me much.
ogre71 (287) - Utah, USA - NOV 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good ipa lots of hoppy flavor with some citrus notes easy drinking at 9.5% smooth no bitter after taste.
Joakgust (1319) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Semi hazy orange Amber beer with a large off white head. Aroma is spicy with notes of citrus, pine needles, alcohol, herbs, toast and oranges. Flavor is fruity with notes of citrus, pine needles, danky hops, herbs, oranges and pineapple. Somewhat over bitter.
mambossa (273) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Working in a beer and wine store, I see many people picking up these and "Hop Nosh"-es nonstop. Iíve never been a fan of Uinta, yet itís been a while since I could recall exactly why. After having a few, I must admit their beers do look great. Slightly unfiltered, nice pillowy head. Nose of many typical IIPAs, thick gooey malt with prickly earthy hops beneath ripe tropical fruit. Flavor displays the same, however, as opposed to the deScription, I do not find it very dry at all. It is a rather sweet ale. It has the bright and scintillating pine notes and ripe syrupy fruits but...no cleanliness to cut through it. It feels incomplete. It ALMOST made my list of drain-beers, but something is keeping me sipping (albeit maybe not much) After having this and their Hop Nosh, I may have eased up on my judgement. I can see why people go for these. They are drinkable, good quality, a typical go-to. But if youíre looking for something different, something youíve never tasted before, this may not be the first suggestion I would give. All in all, for me, it just needs a little flowery/rindy kick to it. And a notch or two down on the syrupy sweetness.
sawbuck (610) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma of hops...citrus....some cattiness. Deep orange color with a huge tan head. Rich sweet malt up front. Carmel. Bitterness cuts in nicely, then builds. Notes of orange, pine. Finish is bitter in a good way. Medium body with a long bitter finish an some alcohol burn. Nice beer.
edgallow (3568) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, citrus and floral. Taste is big hops and caramel.
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The predominant aroma is floral. Pours an opaque deep amber. The head is frothy with leaving nice lacing as it dissipates. The ale is thick and full-bodied. The taste is initially sweet with a long lasting bitter finish. This ale is more barley wine that double IPA and certainly woth another taste.
Fatehunter (2152) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a finger and half of head on a hazy dark straw body.
The aroma is dank grapefruit and lemon.
The taste starts with lemon, grapefruit and pine bitterness, then a little malt sweetness and a touch of alcohol heat to finish.
The texture is thicker.
Itís a flavorful and big IPA.
ClarkVV (5559) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Undated can drunk 9/6/15.
Amber-copper body is clear and topped by an off-white head that is dense yet small.
Melon, pine, grapefruit and very little in the way of lighter tropical fruits. Caramel and rich honey malts work against the heavy resin, while alcohol heat is notable immediately, especially so with warming.
Big, rich, bold, aggressive flavors show no nuance or elegance. Sharp alcohol and resinous hop flavors fight against sugary, dense malt sugars and the resulting mess is a win for no one. Sent this one to the drain after a few sips. No patience for these crass, aggressive, messy beers.