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Uinta Trader Session IPA



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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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India Pale Ale is a style of ale noted for its high hop content. The style of beer received its name in the 19th century when England controlled the country of India. With no refrigeration or pasteurization in those days, the British were challenged to brew a beer that would survive the long, hot trip to India and upon arrival, satisfy the British citizens and thirsty troops stationed there. In discovering that the hop flower is a natural preservative, the British brewed an ale with an abundant amount of hops, and it worked! Hundreds of years later, the style is still the favorite of many a craft brew drinker. Uinta’s Trader is a well balanced version of the traditional India Pale Ale. The beer is dry hopped with a generous amount of Centennial hops that give it a nice floral finish and a citrusy assertiveness without jeopardizing its malt flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (5587) - Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2014
12 oz can. Pours a hazy golden color with hints of orange and a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have some citrus and floral character with toasted pale malts. There is an off character to the nose that I can’t quite place, but it is not something I like. The flavor is rather bland with some mild bitterness. I wouldn’t have this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2595) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle. Hazed orange-gold with a white head. Orange zest nose, lightly floral. Flavor comes off a tad sweet with a decent citrusy hop hit on the back end makes up for it, trailed by a light caramel tone. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2014
12oz can, best before 1/04/15. Mostly hazy amber orange color. Nice thin off-white head, leaves good thicker lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft crisp light to moderate carbonation, dry finish. Piney kind of citrusy hop flavor, pretty nice. Moderate sweet, moderate bitter taste. Some mild biscuity malt. Reasonable session IPA. Lacks a lil’ something something that makes All Day the benchmark, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (2762) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2014
12oz can from Kroger in Grandview. Orange gold pour with frothy white head. Aroma of grain, bread, grass. Tastes are along the same lines with herbal, pine, light citrus, caramel. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2014
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a orangeish golden topped with a white head. Nose is pine citrus hops and some earth notes. Taste is as the nose with a nice light hop and some caramel malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3728) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Resinous hop color. 1 inch frothy white head. Aroma is floral but more faintly fruity. Flavor is fruity and finishes with a lingering medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JDBaker11058 (1316) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Appearance: clear gold from a can, with a creamy, bubbly, eggshell-colored head, with average lacing. Aroma: nice aroma of pine, grapefruit, orange rind, apricot, lightly toasted white bread. Taste: very light flavors, with citrus and caramel, light pine, and some earthy notes as well. Finish: abrupt and slightly watery, with a ghost of grass and pine. Notes: Had a few session IPAs lately, and this wasn’t anywhere near the top of the list. It wasn’t outright offensive, but it wasn’t great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Can at home in CT. Pours clear orange-gold with a foamy white head. The nose has plenty of pine, some orange rind, melon. Light sweet flavor with more melon, ripening orange, Fruity Pebbles cereal, pine, grapefruit. Light bodied with average carbonation. OK balance to finish with more citrus fruits, light piney bitterness, light perfume, some pale bread. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2461) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
12 oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a nearly clear golden colour with modest-sized white head. Aroma is grassy, floral hops with grains and a little earthiness. Flavour is grainy with grassy, floral hops, some citric notes and a little earthy character. Lighter body and carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1515) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Can. Very light IPA, thin body, light yellow with white head. Just okay for a session style

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