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Judge's Review: 92 Rating - Trader by Uinta Brewing

September, 2018


Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
37 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Trader by Uinta Brewing is a refreshing and modern take on the American IPA style at session strength. This beer was reviewed as 21b Specialty IPA-Session IPA.

In the glass, the beer is a hazy deep gold with orange highlights and has a frothy off-white head that persists and is quite attractive overall. The nose is bright and citrusy with tangerine and pomelo, along with some spicy notes and light tropical fruit, guava and passion fruit. The malt is fresh and somewhat biscuity. Fresh and clean. At tasting, the beer is very hoppy, though the hop flavor is a bit restrained, tending towards citrus rind with light tropical fruit and earth. The malt is definitely supporting the beer with a clean and medium bitterness. Super drinkable. Medium carbonation and medium body on this beer. This is a tricky style and difficult to please everyone, but I really appreciate the balance and freshness of this beer.