Uinta Mango Lime Pilsner

When Val and I were at Savor, we tried Uinta’s Lime Pilsner and absolutely loved it. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find it anywhere at home. One of the times we went down to DC, we saw this version and had to bring it home.

ABV: 5.3%

Style: German Pilsener

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “An insatiable desire to explore drives our team. We captured the impulse to follow an unmarked trail down a canyon or drop in on a new single-track run and translated it in our craft. This itch for adventure helps us dream up bold new beers and approach our tried-and-true brews with fresh eyes (and taste buds).”

Random: There is no information about this beer on the brewery website.

The beer poured with a small, half finger of white head. It dissipated quickly, but left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy yellow with no visible carbonation. The nose was filled with fruit, almost like a fruit soda. I couldn’t pick up any of the normal pilsner scents due to the amount of mango and lime notes. The taste was all fruit. It started with a lot of lime juice and then went into some mango puree. There was a touch of malt at the end of the sip. The body was light and had a lot of carbonation. It had a quick finish with mango. Don’t get me wrong, I liked this beer. It was an easy drinker and would make for a great poolside beer. But, I think this is way more of a fruit beer than a pils. Either way, it is worth a try.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

Uinta West Coast Style IPA

Although Uinta distributes to New Jersey, I rarely see their beers on the shelf. Lately, I’ve been frequenting Cranbury Buy Rite since it’s on my way home from work and I haven’t seen an Uinta beer in months. This one was picked up on a beer stop in Pennsylvania.

ABV: 6.3%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our bold and citrusy West Coast-style India Pale Ale—brewed using four different hop varieties—features pronounced aromas of pineapple, mango and pine.”

Random: This is a year-round beer from Uinta that comes in at 69 IBUs.

The beer poured with a two finger, off white head. It took awhile to dissipate and left some lacing on the glass. The body was copper-colored and had a touch of haze to it with little visible carbonation. The nose was all Mosaic hops. I picked up pine first, but it quickly went into tropical fruits with lots of pineapple and mango. The taste was the same as the nose with lots of tropical fruit. The pineapple and mango didn’t taste artificial and were really pungent. There was also a floral characteristic to it. There was some malt at the end to try to balance out the hops. The body was on the medium side and had moderate carbonation. The finish was pretty quick with mango and flowers. I picked this up for $1.83, which broke down to $.15 per ounce. This was a pretty good beer that went down quickly and easily. I would have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Uinta Lime Pilsner

Awhile back, Val took me to Savor in DC. One of the best things about it was finding this beer. It’s rare that Val enjoys a beer so much that she asks to get a six-pack of it and this was that beer. She could not get enough of it. Let’s see what I thought of it in a formal review.

ABV: 5.3%

Style: Czech Pilsener

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Crisp, light-bodied and immensely refreshing, our small batch Lime Pilsner combines a subtle malty sweetness with hints of fresh lime for a little splash of summertime, anytime, anywhere.”

Random: This beer would pair well with anything, but I’d really like to see how it would hold up to fish tacos.

The beer poured with a two finger head that was rather thick and dissipated quickly. It left almost no lacing on the glass. The body was clear and straw yellow in color. There was a lot of carbonation visible. The nose was filled with lightly toasted malt and fresh lime juice. The taste started with a touch of the tartness and brightness from the lime juice. It also had some malts, but lime was definitely the star of this one. The body was light and had a lot of carbonation. The finish was quick with lime juice. A can of this was $1.67, which came to $.14 per ounce. I loved this beer at Savor and I love it now. This is the perfect Summer beer, my only complaint being that it is pretty hard to find in this area.

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0

Uinta Hop Nosh Tangerine IPA

Breweries are getting into the craze of adding fruits to IPAs. I’ve had a few that were good and some that were just flat out terrible. Let’s see how this one was.

ABV: 7.3%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Your new main squeeze. A play on our flagship IPA, this beer features an aromatic menagerie of tropical hops and tangerine zest. Wraps up with a crisp, bitter finish.”

Random: Uinta products are sometimes really easy to find in Jersey, but other times are super difficult to find.

The brew poured with a half a finger of pure white head. It dissipated rather quickly, but left limited lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, bright orange color. Despite the cloudiness, there was still some visible carbonation. The nose was pungent. It had fresh tangerine juice, pineapple slices and grapefruit pith and segments. After those notes, I picked up a touch of breadiness, but this was all citrus, all the time. The taste was just as good. It had definitive notes of tangerine that tasted authentic, as opposed to just super-sweet extract. It was quickly followed by grapefruit and grain at the back. The alcohol did make a slight appearance, but nothing overwhelming. The body was on the heavier side of the style, but wasn’t overwhelming. It had a lengthy finish with tangerine juice. A bottle of this was $2, which came to $.17 per ounce. I thought this was a good beer and executed the fruit addition of an IPA well. I would have this again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Uinta Ready Set Gose

So, I’m off for the rest of the week before I start my new job. It’s really rainy here and I got an oil change this morning. I also got Val’s watch a new battery and am trying to take a stain out of the marble tile in the bathroom downstairs. I also did the dishes and have a load of laundry going. Val has already yelled at to me relax, which I seemingly have any issue doing. So, I’ve parked myself on the couch to bang out a few reviews.

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ABV: 4%

Style: Gose

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This tart and salty ale smells of fresh lemon rind and coastal sea breeze. Wheat malts give this beer flavors of freshly baked bread and coriander.”

Random: If not for anything else, this beer gets points for the punny name.

This beer poured with a half a finger of pure white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was clear and straw yellow in color. There was a lot of carbonation that was visible in the body. The nose had sea salt and coriander up front with lemon zest. The first thing that struck me was that it wasn’t nearly tart enough for the style. It did have the sea salt and coriander not, but just needed that tartness. The body was heavier than normal for the style with high carbonation. It had a quick and unremarkable finish. A can of this was $1.37, which came $.11 per ounce, which was really affordable, but just needed more tartness. There are many other goses on the shelf that I would reach for before this one.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0

Uinta Farm Side

So, I have been spending a lot of time in Ohio, covering a site that had no management. Where I am staying is like chain restaurant heaven. I also can’t find a place for decent Italian food, so I’ve been craving it when I’ve been home. They have a chain pizza place called Donato’s that has almonds and cinnamon on their Hawaiian pizza. Val thinks I’m crazy for liking it, but it is quite good.

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ABV: 5.6%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Boasting funk & fruit notes from white wine must and gooseberries, this earthy saison is approachable yet complex.”

Random: I tried Donato’s chicken bruschetta pizza and wasn’t a huge fan.

The brew poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was hazy, light yellow with moderate carbonation. The nose had lemon peel and a lot of spice. It had a white grape characteristic that partnered well with the bready yeast. What surprised me about the taste was that it was more grassy than spicy. The spice characteristic was present, but not prevalent. There was a brightness from the lemon flesh note and also a crackery yeast note. The body was too thin and had high carbonation. It had a quick finish with grass. A bottle set me back $1.50, which came to $.12 per ounce. This one had a decent price, but it needed more depth. I wouldn’t have this one again, there are better selections on the market.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

Uinta Detour Double India Pale Ale

Today’s beer is from a brewery that gets relatively wide distribution in New Jersey, but I haven’t tried many of their beers, nor do I see a lot of reviews of their beers. This can is one I think Val picked up for me to finish out a mixed six-pack. The can art is pretty whimsical, so hopefully the liquid inside is halfway decent.

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ABV: 9.5%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our trail blazing double IPA hauls a bold hop profile featuring heavy pine, orange rind, and guava with a sweet malty finish.”

Random: This is a year-round offering from Uinta. I also wish they gave a slightly more comprehensive description of the beer.

The beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. It did leave a small crown on top of the slightly hazy, bright orange body. There was light carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of caramel malt sweetness. It went into notes of mint, pine needles and grapefruit. The taste was filled with piney hops and old grapefruit zest. Then, some caramel malt came through and gave it sweetness. It also had a prominent alcohol note. The body was thick and syrupy with light carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with syrupy pine and booze. A single can of this was $2.25, which broke down to $.19 per ounce. This beer was alright, but the booze needed to be better integrated. I wouldn’t rush to have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0