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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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BA SCORE
90
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2,866 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,866
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 85
Gots: 389 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by jondeelee:
Photo of jondeelee
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop Notch IPA opens with a lovely hop aroma, full of pink grapefruit, grapefruit rind, pine resin, dandelion stem, eucalyptus, mint, anise, and pepper, and the potency and variance of these aromas speaks volumes of the care and craft that went into hop selection alone. But an equally nice layer of malts and sugars rests just beneath, bringing syrupy orange, nectarine, berry, and cherry fruit esters, scads of brown sugar, and rising whole wheat dough sprinkled with flour. As a whole, the nose is excellent, showcasing a wide variety of aromas that play well off each other, and while hops do dominate here, they do so in a polite fashion, instead of overpowering everything else.

On the tongue, the beer is of course immediately hoppy, and geared toward the more bitter hop flavors, with pine resin, dandelion stem, and grapefruit rind immediately apparent, and shades of more sugary pink grapefruit just beneath, textured with pepper and mint. The 82 IBUs do bite at the tongue and soft palate, but neatly so. The malts are somewhat more difficult to locate here, overshadowed by the hops, but toast crust and biscuit can still be found, as well as toasted pecan and a few orange and apricot notes. The aftertaste is mainly the more bitter hop notes, with some sugars and breads remaining, and lingers on the tongue for a long time. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is very good IPA, but hindered somewhat by the mere strength of the hop flavors, which do tend to dominate the flavor profile, and prove strong enough that in subsequent sips some of the sugary malt flavors are lost altogether, leaving only grapefruit rind and pine resin on the tongue. For hopheads, this will be a sure treat, but a greater sugar content would have balanced the beer.

jondeelee, Jun 08, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Fear4Beer
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

Fear4Beer, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

oberon, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of tectactoe
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tectactoe, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of ExtraStout
3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

ExtraStout, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of baloubao
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

baloubao, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of MadScientist
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

MadScientist, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Zakk
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Zakk, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Tiernan, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of woodchipper
4.25/5  rDev +6%

woodchipper, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of BenTherHppedThat
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

BenTherHppedThat, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of beergod82
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

beergod82, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

BubalooBrewMaster, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of SmellTheGluv
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

SmellTheGluv, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of danthehopslamman
4/5  rDev -0.2%

danthehopslamman, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

kuishinbo_tantei, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of freshflesh
4/5  rDev -0.2%

freshflesh, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Kappakoosh
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Kappakoosh, Jan 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Wanderer4beer, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of andyfrancis
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

andyfrancis, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

warnerry, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

DWolf, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.25/5  rDev +6%

SunDevilBeer, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

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.

Beaver13, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

TTripp725, Sep 02, 2013
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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,866 ratings.