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Hop Nosh IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

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Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bold and refreshing, this IPA combines an abundance of hops with a smooth malt profile.

82 IBU

Added by Beernoisseur on 10-04-2011

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Reviews: 614 | Ratings: 3,994
Photo of OldSwampy
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Gold color with bronzy tint, modest white head, but it leaves sudsy lacing. Primary scent of resinous hops. Taste with calm, moderate entry, then with malts and hops growing into a full rich ale. Hops are strong, but they do not overbalance the malts, which are tasty. A bit of caramel candy almost in there. Mouthfeel wonderfully smooth, rich, and rather creamy and sudsy. Finishes with bitter hop aftertaste.

Best before date was 07/24/16, and I had it on 20 May '16.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into IPA glass. It pours an orange amber color with a thick, frothy, milk-white head and extensive lacing that lasted throughout the pour. The smell was fairly subdued: mostly malt with a whiff of pine needles and grapefruit. Like the smell, its taste was rather bland: sweet malt, earthy, and grassy with a hint of citrus and a rather bitter, hoppy finish. Neither the hops nor the fruit exploded on the palate. This ale is medium-bodied and creamy, with moderate carbonation and the ABV of 7.3 makes for easy drinking. Overall, I was disappointed with the smell and taste but in fairness the bottle was 5 months old. I'm a big fan of Uinta's Dubh and I will give Hop Nosh the benefit of the doubt and try it again - hopefully fresher.

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Photo of Suds
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear and amber-golden with a huge, rocky, white head, this beer is attractive. The aroma is spicy, with pine and citrus-peel hop scents. The taste is balanced slightly sweet, with a huge hoppy-fruity character. It's almost juicy with the flavors. The beer is full in body and very enjoyable.

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Photo of BierRunner
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good looking brew, pours a dark orange. A nice nose with pine and citrus coming through. The taste does not deliver what the nose promises and the IBUs kick in immediately. Decent mouth feel and good carbonation. A very good IPA but a little short of outstanding.

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Photo of bound4er
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden light yellow appearance with a two finger white head. Laces from top to bottom. Smell is on the dank, piney side with some grass and bready malt to round things out. Taste mirrors the palate with piney hops, some earthiness and creamy malt. Finishes with nice persistent bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with some creaminess present. Solid IPA - my first beer from Unita and something I wouldn't mind drinking from time to time as a break from all the tropical flavored IPAs on the market.

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Photo of zshaft
3.57/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours slight hazy orangeish with nice head that hangs on for a while. not getting much fruit on the nose. maybe more floral and earthy. taste is really balanced with nice feel and nothing really overpowering. hops and malt seem to blend togeather with some earthy and piny hops and cracker like malt fading away without leaving me with a strong opinion. this beer overall while well balanced is nothing I would really go back for. not at all bad. but forgettable.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.3/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden color with a thick off white head.

Smell: Hops, pine notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and malt. With a hint of citrus sweetness.

Overall: Not a bad beer, nothing too special.

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Photo of Whatsthepint
2.46/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I agree with priceisalright's March 15th review. Hop Nosh used to be delicious, and this last purchase (3/20) was terrible. The beer was bitter and had an incredibly strong and unpleasant aftertaste for this IPA lover. My favorite beer is Ballast Point Sculpin, with Founder's Centennial, Stone IPA, and Ithaca Flower Power frontrunners as well. I originally felt Hop Nosh was outstanding back when it went under the name Hop Notch...but this year, I would never give it a rating anywhere near that. This one was so bad I poured it out.

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Photo of priceisalright
3.07/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I recently had this beer (not for the first time) and was disappointed. I've had this beer in the past and enjoyed it, but the most recent 6 pack I picked up here in Ohio really let me down. The bitterness was very pronounced, almost overbearing. The aroma was lacking the hoppy floral notes and the flavor was really bland and malty. I'm just hoping I got a bad batch. I will give them credit for the color and clarity though. On point as always.

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Photo of TripleSun
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a regular wine glass

L - Crisp golden
S - Citrus and pine
T - Bitter hops very apparent but mix very well and stays on the tongue for a while
F - Citrus and the hoppy bitterness of the beer work well together

Second time picking up a pack of this. Very tasteful and a hard to forget IPA to me. Love the strong hops dancing on my tongue. Would buy again.

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Photo of BWED
3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a willibecher.

A- Hazy bronze. Dense pad of off white head. A little rocky. Great lacing.

S- Juicy and dry citrus, and a little piney. Malt is biscuity.

T- Hops are bitter and pithy. Earth and pine. Mailt sweetness is faint.

M- Medium body, pretty long finish. Bitter, dry.

O- Decent a little too bitter in feel. Love the smell.

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Photo of TheNightlyPint
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

A deep honey amber with a craggy crown that lasts and leaves a good deal of lacing. Big grapefruit hips with some nice melon notes. A tongue coating hippiness that lasts with no astringency.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.63/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can into a small can shaped glass. Best by date is about a month from now, 3/16/16. Smell upon cracking the can is a hodge podge of flamboyant hops, tending towards the pine, resin, and some tropical flavors. Stellar smell on this orange gold, hazy unfiltered looking beer. Crisp white foamy, pillow forming head with some lacing all around.

Taste is a big juicy version of the smell which fades, with a clean bite. Very drinkable good beer that is exactly the direction I like to see taken. Lots of underlying magic, a little sour, will drink again.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From a growler, pours a good-looking coppery orange, very clear, with a 2+ finger off-white, dense head that takes its time going down. Lots of lacing.

Smell is grapefruit at first, then layers of dusty earth, ripe melon, oranges and spicy herbs. Hints of pine. A bit of sweet malt is present as well, but it plays a secondary role.

Taste is more the spicy hops with a good foundation of malt. Decent bitterness keeps any sweetness in check. A little doughy yeast toward the finish, then a long, lingering grapefruit pith and resin finish, moderately drying and slightly resin-sticky.

Feel is on the lighter side, bordering on a little watery, but the carbonation keeps it from being overly so.

Overall, a really excellent IPA, on the spicy, resinous side, balanced in a good (not boring) way. Definitely good to have it from a fresh keg like this.

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Photo of Ghrymm
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle
L: Pour a Golden amber thin white head good lacing
S: Nice floral citrus nose
T: A nice hoppy IPA but somewhat on the sweet end
F: Well balanced with the hops and malt
O: Very nice all round IPA, good on the hops

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Photo of tillmac62
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

BBD 11/17/15. Cloudy medium amber pour. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Very good nose of floral hops, light rind, pine and caramel. As it warms, a hint of dank is detected.

Light body that is slightly smooth. Normal carbonation level with a hint of effervescence in the middle and a bit more in the finish.

Very nice flavor profile that approaches outstanding. Hop flavors are the main focus coupled with mild bitterness. A nice biscuit and caramel provide exceptional balance from the middle on. Pine and orange rind are the dominate flavors with a hint of spicy spruce towards the finish. Alcohol remains well covered until it appears in the lingering finish of pine and orange rind.

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Photo of 57md
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with well over a finger of head. The nose is hoppy with a touch of dankness. The flavor is well-balanced.

This is a well-crafted IPA but it does not quite rise to the ranks of exceptional.

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Photo of RockRuler
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours a beautiful golden color. Nice head and lacing. Hoppy aroma. Excellent hoppy flavor. I'd have this again. A solid IPA.

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Photo of mnj21655
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden amber in color with a solid very light khaki head that leaves lots of sticky lacing (which I love). Slightly hazy, likely mostly chill haze but with some tiny particulates. Aroma is a bit subdued with some pine and a bit of malty sweetness. Taste is hop forward, mostly resiny/piney with some light caramel malt sweetness. The finish leans towards dry with a moderate bitterness. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. I liked this beer, it had a fair amount of balance for an IPA but did do a good job of showcasing piney hops that I do quite enjoy.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.06/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gold/amber, with a moderate fizzy head with substantial lacing.

Smell of both grassy and fruity hops.

Massive caramel malt envelopes the palate, especially when compared side by side with a different IPA. While still present, bright indications of hops are beaten down by this caramel overtone very handily.

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Photo of breardon1776
2.91/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

As others said...disappointing.

Average amber/cooper color. Clear and some decent carbonation.
Earthy smell of pine and hops.
The taste and feel where i had major let downs. Bitters did not correlate well with hops.
It was light bodied, watery, and again.....Dissapointing

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark orange and copper appearance, nice haze, white lace, good retention. Aroma was juicy with the pineapple and pine.

Taste kept going, high ibu's does not translate to high bitterness in this one. Light body, tropical fruit for Utah, wow, keeps the body to a minimum to let the hops shine. Well done Uinta.

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Photo of Samlover55
3.19/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

drink by 12/26/2015 drank on 12/13/2015
poured into Libbey tulip
L- gorgeous hazy peach color, thin white head which dissipates pretty quickly to white lacing
S- predominantly grass, some citrus notes
T- not much until the finish where there is some nice hop bitterness, leaving a good aftertaste
F- light bodied, watery, lightly carbonated
O- was very excited to drink this beer look was great smell was good.....taste was a letdown, feel was watery

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Uinta Brewing Company - Hop Nosh IPA. 7.3% ABV. 12oz can poured into snifter. Best by 2/27/16

Look: Pours a nice translucent burnt orange, with a small half finger white head.

Smell: Strong aromas of floral hops, dank resiny pine, and juicy grapefruit.

Feel: Smooth and creamy, with some carbonation. Medium bodied.

Taste: More earthy forward, with dank pine and hops making up most of the palate. The grapefruit enters near the back end, and remains into the aftertaste.

Overall: Nice overall IPA. This one leans more toward the earthly pine and resin side of the spectrum, whereas some are on the fruity side. This has a nice balance between those and the fruit. Finishes crisp and dry.

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Photo of TheWolf
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper. Slight haze. Nice fluffy white head

Orange and pine aroma. Maybe some passion fruit.

Delicious. Similar to jai alai but with better bitterness.

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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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