Uinta Crooked Line Tilted Smile
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For a beer coming from Utah, which I erroneously believed to be a dry state, Tilted Smile by Uinta Crooked Line is not what I would have expected for a beer coming from Utah after learning it wasn’t dry. Even though it’s become a little less dry in the last few years, I would still assume that Utah beer might be bland and weak. However, Tilted Smile is neither. Under a thick, frothy head that smells faintly of banana, a dark amber colored imperial pilsner tastes more like the malts found standard in a pilsner – crisp and mildly sweet. This beer with 9% ABV/30 IBU is produced in a facility that is powered 100% by wind, so I love that Crooked Line doesn’t beat around the bush with its slogan: earth, wind, and beer. Traditional techniques that are good for the earth, with wind for energy, make a tasty beer.