Uinta Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner
I love pilsners. I love imperial beers. They are the ying and yang of my beer drinking existence, just as Family Guy and Breaking Bad are the opposing forces of my TV addiction. As Stewie Griffin should never ever join forces with Walter White, I thought these two beer styles could never co-exist peaceably.
Like most things, I was right until I was wrong. Unita has done something remarkable with their Tilted Smile; they crafted a beer that both sings and shouts. The clean Pilsen malt offers up aromas of freshly toasted biscuits. This turns into a rich full-bodied maltiness on the palate, which is balanced by a light effervescence. The finishing hops poke in with the essence of wild flowers and long grasses; finally, a bright and spicy citrus note smooths it all out.