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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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2,668 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,668
Reviews: 466
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 72
Gots: 306 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

82 IBU

(Beer added by: Beernoisseur on 10-04-2011)
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Reviews by BradtheGreat7:
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4.24/5  rDev +5.7%

12 oz brown bottle. Uinta bottles are brilliantly shaped and stand out amongst a wall of 3,000 beers. I love them! And their labels are eye catching, made with quality yet simple. The entire thing is just awesome! Hop Notch is a perfect example of what Uinta is all about. A yellow label with a dark green color going on. A classic pickup truck with 2 farmers harvesting hops. Just a damn traditional yet classy label. Poured this into a stemmed port glass. Or ipa glass in the eyes of some breweries.

A - nearly perfect clarity. Quite surprising its so clear with what this offers up in taste and smell. Anyway, a golden bright orange body color with a Snow White head sitting a top. A real stunner to look at. Bright and luscious looking head that's like a big white pillow with a refreshing and smart looking body. Random bubbles rise to the top keeping a sturdy ring of lace leaving lots of stick. I can't say I've ever seen stick like Hop Notch leaves. Some of its splotched in the masses while there are tiny dustings of stick all over. Very impressive!

S - a whiff of dank hops up front followed by traditional west coast pine and grapefruit whiffs. Fresh grass and some lighter fruits and citrus going on. Biscuit malt balances an overall dank funky bit of hop goodness aroma.

T - big west coast pine notes up front followed by a touch of grapefruit and citrus. The biscuit flavored malt balances the hops in a world class style. Fresh green grass gets more detail as this warms. Some sweeter caramel malt notes come out of nowhere before the funky fresh hops pick back up leaving a bit of hop spice and dank character to the finish. Delicious.

M - medium bodied and refreshing. Maybe a bit thinner than I'd prefer, but take nothing away from this dandy. It packs in loads of brilliant flavors. Saying its thin is wrong. It carries good texture and thickness while coating very nicely. It's just not as thick as some out there and I'm a thick kind of guy. But overall the feel is good, flavorful and refreshing. I could drink this all day

O - Hop Notch is a dandy of an American ipa. It's really a perfect example of an American ipa. In fact, I believe Uinta's hop notch is a perfect example of just how great American made craft beer is today. They not only brew in a way not many can pull off, but they are just producing some fine crafted brews these days. Hop Notch is a winner and some of the best stuff on the planet. Easy to find and available year round!? You bet ill be enjoying plenty of these.

01-25-2014 23:53:44 | More by BradtheGreat7
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North Carolina

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
Photo of Fear4Beer


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
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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
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

12-28-2012 04:48:47 | More by baloubao
Photo of MadScientist

New York

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
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

08-09-2013 21:16:09 | More by Zakk
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-21-2014 19:52:14 | More by Tiernan
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

01-06-2013 22:19:56 | More by woodchipper
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-15-2012 03:03:41 | More by BenTherHppedThat
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-12-2014 19:58:06 | More by beergod82
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

01-05-2014 18:22:38 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-10-2012 06:55:27 | More by danthehopslamman
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-02-2014 21:10:58 | More by freshflesh
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

01-30-2014 04:14:41 | More by Kappakoosh
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

01-24-2014 07:29:53 | More by Wanderer4beer
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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
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-10-2013 03:02:46 | More by warnerry
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-23-2012 23:07:24 | More by DWolf
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-06-2013 14:35:08 | More by SunDevilBeer
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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
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-02-2013 17:30:00 | More by TTripp725
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-02-2014 04:00:58 | More by Shagator
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-29-2012 20:59:20 | More by nstroup
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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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