Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by Bone53:
4.5/5 rDev +12.2%
Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit
Appearance: Hazy orange copper color with a two finger off white head. Great lacing. Doesn't get better looking in the glass for the style.
Smell: Tropical, piney, grassy, all while maintaining subtle and extremely clean. Has got me ready to dig in!
Taste: Pine and malt upfront, then citrus and melon that carries into the aftertaste. Tasty burps!
Mouthfeel: Medium body; Well carbonated, slightly oily, goes down crisp and easy
Overall: When I first had this a couple years ago my mind was blown and haven't had it since until now, and I gotta say, this is one of those beers that I enjoy as much as I did back then. Its very true to the style and everything I want in a IPA. Balanced between fruity and pine hops, and sweet malts. Very fresh aroma and taste. Not too bitter and goes down smooth. The price is right also. Hands down one of my favorites in the style, and this six pack is making me wonder why I don't have this more often. I will, let me tell you.
05-23-2014 01:13:28 | More by Bone53
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev +5%
I can't say that I really appreciated IPAs until I had this beer. I hate tons of pine and bitters. This beer to me was very drinkable. I LOVED the grapefruit taste and while it did have some bitter bite, it was not nearly as bad as some IPAs that I've had. The IBU rating is about a 82. That is high but to me the grapefruit flavor is so powerful it negates the feeling of massive bitterness. This beer is very hoppy for sure but the malts help to balance things.
BUY THE CANS! Don't buy this in bottles. The cans will prevent skunking and will stay fresher for longer.
While this was the first IPA that I liked. Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' was like this beer but a tad bit toned down. A lot less bitters (64 IBU rating). Check that beer out too!
08-08-2014 19:19:18 | More by Fear4Beer
4.22/5 rDev +5.2%
Bottled on 11/16/11.Poured into a standard pint a clear burnt orange with a tight formed 1/2 finger white head atop that settled into a soapy-like mass.Grapefruit aromas along with a bit of fresh cut grass show nice hop complexity,Amarillo-like sharp hop flavors like grapefruit and aspirin (wich I like),along with ha big shot of green herbalness,a caramel malt base does show thru a little.This a damn fine IPA,I admit Iam a little surprised at how well of a job Uinta did here.
12-06-2011 23:01:15 | More by oberon
3.79/5 rDev -5.5%
Pours a semi-golden color, light amber - similar to the yellow color on a stoplight. Mildly hazy with some clarity around the edges; an off-white, eggshell colored head tops this one off, receding to a ring within a few minutes leaving back some nice legging. Hop-heavy nose, full of dense pine resins, dank and oily up and down. Light grapefruit and citrus aromas are secondary to the raw hops and pines. Very faint spice and pepper character to the hops, but not heavy at all.
Pine needles are the first thing that come to mind upon taking a sip; heavy pines, lots of resinous and mildly-pungent hops and hop oils. That light peppery flavor comes out a bit, too, showing the nice range of flavors of the hop profile. Sweet grapefruit, very faint pineapple and pear make up the citrus side of things and provide a touch of sweetness on the back-end. Bitterness is the king here, though, as the bitterness is the most prominent portion of the aftertaste. The aftertaste fades fairly quickly, however, and the beer seems slightly watery at times. I feel like this one could've packed such a bigger punch but it fell just short. Still very tasty, just not living up to its possible potential. Medium body, carbonated heavily.
Not a bad IPA, nice level of pine and pepper spiciness. Not sure I'd ever seek this one out again but I'm glad I tried it.
01-27-2013 17:29:15 | More by tectactoe
3.64/5 rDev -9.2%
Had this on tap in a 20 oz metal "mug club" mug at Ciro's Tavern in Woonsocket, RI.
Pours a clean, clear straw yellow color. Minimal white head with scattered flecks of lacing. Not the most exciting IPA to look at, but it works. Smell is actually quite malty, with sweet malt essences coming to the forefront. There are hops in there too, to be sure, with floral notes of pine and citrus, but the malt is the most noticeable thing. Not that that's a bad thing!
A mild bouquet of floral hops greets the palate. Classic IPA staples grapefruit and citrus rind come through, as well as some other fruit nuances. It's all pretty subdued though, which is odd. Bready malts round out the taste, providing a subtly sweet finish. Bitterness is very tempered. Not at all what I was expecting. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, but with a good body to it, providing a slick feel on the tongue.
I much prefer Uinta's Dubhe but as a stright IPA this one is fine.
02-03-2013 23:12:30 | More by ExtraStout
4.05/5 rDev +1%
Bottled on 6/19/2012
A: A medium amber with an orange hue and excellent clarity. The persistant rocky, white head settles to a thin film but never goes away.
S: Citrusy American hops dominate the aroma at a moderate level with a light alcohol note. The hops have a pleasant grassy character suggesting a decent amount of dry hopping and a light tropical fruit aroma. There is a light malt sweetness with slight caramel notes that ar revealed as it warms. There are also some very low fruit esters, just enough.
T: Hop flavors dominate being mostly citrusy, followed by grassy herbaceous then slight tropical. The strong hops flavors are supported by a moderately-strong hops bitterness and a supportive moderate malt sweetness and a slight caramel flavor. Alcohol is almost as strong as the bitterness and malt but remains soft yet strong, a little more and it would become solventy but it's kept in check.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. There is a medium amount of warmth with this beer along with a slight creaminess. Despite the substantial hop bill this doesn't have any astringency.
O: There is more hops flavor in this beer than almost any beer I've had; it would have been a thing of beauty and wonder if there had been more hops varieties than being so focused on the citrus hops. This is still a solid effort and I will look for other beers from Unita.
09-09-2012 22:54:55 | More by MadScientist
4.13/5 rDev +3%
Clear, pale golden mug, with a light trickle of carbonation leading to a near white head. Looks inviting.
Light, piney hops on the nose. Maybe I'm just getting a cold, but it seems less aromatic than most IPAs.
Nice full flavor without being overbearing. Roasted caramel notes leading to a slow mild bitter finish and aftertaste. Almost sessionable for a 7.3% IPA, could be trouble.
Medium bodied, finishes pretty clean.
I know some people who say they like IPAs, but some are too intense for them3. I'd say this one is safe to recommend to those people. I'd definitely have a pint if I saw it somewhere and would probably buy a 6er again, depending on options.
07-04-2013 13:20:23 | More by andyfrancis
3.53/5 rDev -12%
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is bready malts, some tangy melon and some dank, resiny, piney hops.
The flavor is a little sweet fruit with a big resiny almost charred bitterness. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a little watery.
Overall, a pretty solid IPA. A little more sweet fruit and less char in the flavor to better balance it and a little more body and this would be excellent.
12-24-2011 22:36:11 | More by Beaver13
Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,726 ratings.