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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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2,098 Ratings

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Ratings: 2098
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%

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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Photo of dtreindl


4.93/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

If you are the kind if person who loves to explore beer, then you know the feeling of falling in love with a beer the first time you ever tasted it. That was my experience with Hop Notch. Then you try it a second and maybe again a third time. Sure enough, no subsequent taste ever matched the first. Tis life; passions are rarely permanent.

This brew doesn't follow. I saw the lable and immediately recalled fond memories. But then worried my memory exceeded potential. It didn't. This IPA's hop blend beats almost any other. Try it if you can find it. If you appreciate hops you'll love it!

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 04:22:22 | More by dtreindl
Photo of Jeffwildcat


4.91/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

First time I had this and I was completely surprised how great this beer is. Very comparable to Pliny...yes it is that good. And for the price...7 a six pack at total wine. Can't beat that. It's a very fresh ipa that has the hints if rosemary, pine, and some Orange peel. You must do yourself a favor and try this if you havnt already....

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 00:51:57 | More by Jeffwildcat
Photo of Budinetz


4.89/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured vigorously from the bottle into a teku glass.

A- pours an amazing light amber color with a solid, white, 3 inch head. I waited until it subsided and poured over top. The head is so firm that it raised above the rim of the glass about an inch. Gorgeous lacing all around the glass with every sip.

S- smells of biscuity malts, grapefruit/citrus hops.

T- tastes sweet up front on the tongue and finishes a dry, pleasant bitter. Packed with tons of hop flavor, but has a nice full body and delicious malt to balance it out. Lots of flavor in this brew.

M- slightly prickly on the tongue with no ether/alcohol flavor present despite the 7.3% abv. Very well done. No harsh bitterness on the finish. A very pleasant mouthfeel.

O- a solid, drinkable, IPA. Very well balance with hop flavor/bitterness and malt sweetness. One of my favorite IPAs to drink as it is very drinkable dispute the abv.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 08:57:51 | More by Budinetz
Photo of george1128


4.88/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm gonna be honest with the beer world. All of the geeks who say Pliny is the greatest, or heady topper. Hop Notch is the best bang for your buck out of any beer. Go find 35 bucks in your couch cushin and buy a case. Stone or Bells couldn't carry this beers lunch. Unless you live in Vermont this is the king of ipa's. Don't let the generic label fool you. Your drinking Hop Notch your living high class. Peace my beer drinking brothers

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 01:04:29 | More by george1128
Photo of Adeeez

New York

4.8/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really like this one ! Great aroma greets you right away. One of my absolute favorites, mouth feel is great. The bitterness is perfect, flavor overall is very complex. Wonderful color. HopNotch is about as good as it gets on IPA's. Chinook hops deep flavor, piney, slight citrus, wonderful overall!

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 00:02:38 | More by Adeeez
Photo of chefdaddy18042


4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

WOW! This is an almost perfect IPA, color is slightly opaque with a one finger head. Smell is very resonant pine and floral. The taste is citrus mixed with pine and backed with a sweet malt background so as not to kill the tongue with bitterness. Mouthfeel is only described by one word, fresh. The alcohol doesn't really come off as hard as it should at 7%. This beer is truly deluxe, i'm keeping this one on hand perpetually for friends and family to try, DEF case worthy!

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 16:33:26 | More by chefdaddy18042
Photo of LordChesterfield


4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic beer. The hop profile is not particularly complex, and the malt is clean, but deep tasting at the same time with lingering flavors of what I would call peach at the finish. The mouthfeel is utterly smooth and almost creamy. The ABV is pretty high, but you could never tell through taste. At $6.49 a six pack, I think I found my new favorite beer. Thank god it's not a seasonal. Now it comes in cans! I can't wait to try it.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 09:01:16 | More by LordChesterfield
Photo of cfitterer


4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a very unique, well-balanced IPA with a nector-like mouthfeel. It has a strong malt presence with floral forward hops and tropical fruit undertones. Easily in the top 5 beers I've ever had.

Note - This beer is also very affordable at just over $1/beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 04:39:55 | More by cfitterer
Photo of DesertRat

North Carolina

4.74/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A real stand out of the American IPA style. Even at the higher abv, I love drinking a few of these with some tacos of some Thai food. It is hoppy as excepted, but not too bitter. Very well balanced. I wish I could get growers of this beer as it is a waste for how many bottles I go through.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 02:36:58 | More by DesertRat
Photo of BeerZack

North Carolina

4.73/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear golden with slight tint of orange and one finger of head that sticks around a bit. Mouth-watering hoppy smells of fresh-cut grass and piney woods with a hint of citrus and light malt. Intense flavors of dank, grassy hops that approaches an oniony or garlicy character, but falls just short of that. Sweet from the begining, but also very bitter the whole time, so it finally finishes somewhat dry after the long bitter finish. Great American IPA, just a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 04:52:15 | More by BeerZack
Photo of cityofFestivals


4.71/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Presentation: Full disclosure, the Uinta Brewing beers caught my eye in the cooler. They have tremendous aesthetic and shelf appeal. I was drawn to their bottles by creative labels and excellent presentation. I'll admit that's not always the smartest way to choose a beer without knowing anything else about the brewery, but in this case it worked out well.

Appearance: Although I consumed 4 directly from the bottle, Uinta does suggest on their label to pour this into a glass for best taste. I poured one into a pint glass for this review. Pours out golden orange with a 2 finger off white foam, light and airy head.

Smell: Smells citrus/grapefruit coupled with earthy/piney hops. The smell is beautiful and what a quality American IPA should smell like.

Taste: Outstanding. Very hop forward, followed by grapefruit and bitterness, then finishes super clean. Highly drinkable. Aftertaste is slight pink grapefruit on the tongue and inside of cheeks. For a 7.3abv the alcohol is complete unnoticeable. That's a mark of an excellent brew.

MouthFeel: Medium to full bodied with an exceptionally smooth mouthfeel. Again, for a 7.3, this one is highly drinkable.

Overall: This one has my full attention. An interesting brew and simply outstanding American IPA. Highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 13:03:35 | More by cityofFestivals
Photo of ISmith87


4.71/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - 4.5 - Crystal clear amber color with a finger of white head that's sticking around

S - 4.75 - Bam! CItrusy hops all around, grapefruit, orange zest, spiciness, even a little cinnamon maybe? Orange spice.

T - 4.75 - CItrusy hops with grapefruit and orange/lemon zest for sure, some lime in there too. Malty goodness balances it all out. Spicy! Honestly for the price, this may be the single most economical IPA I've ever had - nearing Pliny and Hop Stoopid in hop flavor intensity.

M - 4.5 - medium body, good carbonation, alcohol covered, strong hop bite. Very bitter.

O - 4.75 - Great beer, amazing for the price (@ 6.99/6 pack). This will probably be my go to day to day IPA from now on. Maybe years from now I can just not worry about price at all but this one is so good anyway it doesn't matter.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 01:20:53 | More by ISmith87
Photo of dankster


4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- copper color with a big puffy white cloud of head

S- Tons of fresh hops in this brew. hard to tell which ones. notes of big pine and citrus fruits are upfront.

T- slama jam on the hop sense's! not overly bitter which is great and a great malt base to back it.

M- bubbly and just a little sticky on the roof of the mouth. coats nicely.

O- Fantastic IPA! The 7.3% ABV hides very well and i will be picking up more of these for the low price of $7.35 a sixer

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 17:01:50 | More by dankster
Photo of Jsteez


4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a dimpled beer mug from a 12 oz. bottle when I was visiting Salt Lake City.

A-Poured a cloudy orange-amber color with a thick, bubbly 2 inch off-white head. The head dissipated into a thin foamy surface. Nice sticky, almost syrupy, lace left on the glass. This beer was lookin' good! Low carbonation.

S-Grapefruit, American hops, citrus, grassy, and piney. The hops smell were balanced by a sweet smell. There were also hints of floral notes as well.

T-Great balance here: grapefruit, pine, bitter hops, floral undertones, sweet malt, and citrus. Hints of grass, but not too much. The aftertaste was bitter from the hops. The bitter aftertaste was balanced nicely by the sweet malt up front. This is rated up there with Sierra Nevada's Torpedo in my opinion! The high abv was completely unnoticeable.

M-Light bodied for a 7.3 % ABV brew! Very drinkable, sessionable indeed, although a session of these would leave you with a crazy hangover because the alcohol is so covered. It carried a crisp and light feel that kept me craving for the next sip. The overall feel reminded me of a nice spring day in the high desert. It quenched my thirst.

Overall, I will buy this again. Uinta doesn't have a lot of great beers, they just have good beers. This one, along with Dubhe, are among the best from Uinta, in my book. If you're into highly hopped beers with a fresh and smooth taste, then I recommend checking this out. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 15:27:07 | More by Jsteez
Photo of Johnny_Muir

New Jersey

4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

After finally learning to correctly pronounce the name (You-In-Ta), I settled into one of the best IPA's I've ever tasted. A perfect blend of piney and citrus notes, hop bitterness is fantastic. Lacing all up and down the glass, perhaps the most I've ever seen. I would inject this IPA directly onto my tongue 24 hours a day.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 20:29:41 | More by Johnny_Muir
Photo of Knox_Worrell

North Carolina

4.66/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into my Duvel snifter.

A - Pours a nice light amber color with an even, clean head. Leaves a great lacing along the rims of the glass.

S - Strong but not overpowering pine hop smell with some caramel, grapefruit and citrus notes.

T - Pretty much the same smell but with a nice spicy taste as well. Grapefruit is a little more present.

M - Perfect. Just smooth, light and clean. Not heavy but bitter in a good ipa way.

O - One of the best IPA's I've had. Not too flashy, just good quality hoppy taste with grapefruit and caramel malts.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 01:56:52 | More by Knox_Worrell
Photo of davidkennedy85


4.63/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my first review, so helpful suggestions are appreciated :)

A: It pours a copper/amber color. Three fingers (I'm pretty sure I poured it wrong) of off-white head with excellent retention. Lacing sticks all the way down the glass. By the time it's empty, there's still a finger of foam left at the bottom! Mild carbonation. Crystal clear.

S: Holy hops! Dank, grassy, piney, citrusy hops! I think I can detect a sweet aroma from the malt, but I'm not very good at sensing malt aroma yet. No idea what yeast smells like, so I can't say there.

T: The first thing I notice is a sweet, caramelly (possibly roasty or toasty - not sure what this would taste like) flavor from the (I assume) malt. Next, a warm alcohol sensation all down the throat and into my belly. Right after that (or perhaps simultaneously), a full on assault of hops! Dank, grassy, piney, and citrusy flavors. Finally, a lasting bitterness. I can still taste it ten minutes after it's gone. I can't stop smiling.

M: As mentioned above, this beer is mildly carbonated. Not too fizzy, not flat. It's just right. This is definitely my least confident area, but I believe it's light-bodied, like an IPA should be. It's not thick at all. CAUTION: Leaving this beer on the palate for longer than a few seconds could scar you for life!

O: This is one of my favorite beers to date. I had to knock a couple of points off because it's not as perfect as other IPA's I've had (from Stone), but it comes damn close. In particular, it'd be nice if there was more smell/taste from the malt/alcohol. I can only hope Uinta makes a special bomber edition at some point in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 18:00:51 | More by davidkennedy85
Photo of Traill


4.63/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I used to enjoy IPA's in just the colder months-thought they were kinda heavy for the summer. Fast forward to the last few years, the number of tasty not too heavy IPA's is enough to keep me from having to switch to a pilsner when it's 90 out. Big fan of this one.

Serving type: can

07-17-2013 13:04:23 | More by Traill
Photo of micromaniac129


4.61/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very aromatic from the moment I popped the tab. The hop aroma was fresh and wet with maybe hints of citrus dankness.
The appearance was equally enticing. A clear orange amber colored beer with moderate carbonation. The head pours tall and thick as all get-up.
The taste was really good and was bold and hoppy. Malty yeah but who really cares when you get a nice and fresh and hoppy IPA. It's all about the hops baby!
I'll say this though the malts were lip smacking sweet.
Hops were fresh and dank with some citrus and floral notes. Drinks smooth and easy and even with the boldness of the hops, it's not bitter at all.
Definitly case worthy.... if fresh. Drinks nicely with Elastic Bond's Find a Way.

Serving type: can

08-25-2013 12:27:49 | More by micromaniac129
Photo of mattcrill


4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Aroma: Lots of pithy orange and grapefruit aromas up front. Some marmalade-type sweetness emerges as the beer warms and opens up.

Appearance: Amber pour with a moderate white head that retains well.

Flavor: More grapefruit heavy flavors up front. Love the resiny hop character and just a hint of caramel malt that is subdued by the heavy handed hop load. Balance is to the bitter. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. A bit of hop derived astringency is welcome. No alcohol heat.

Overall impression: Grapefruit bomb IPA. May not be for everyone but I love it. Glad Uinta finally made it to Ohio!

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 20:54:00 | More by mattcrill
Photo of djbreezy


4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottled on 12/13/11 so 15 days fresh! poured into a tulip.

appearance - pours a beautiful transparent orange with a nice white head, amazing retention, lacing streaks the glass

smell - grapefruit and citrus hop profile

taste - grapefruit and pine hops up front followed by a nice hop bitterness, malt plays a low background, very much a west coast style ipa

mouthfeel - medium body, high carbonation, frothy and smooth, slightly oily, dry finish

overall - great hop profile, the hops shine in this one as they should, excellent ipa

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 22:16:25 | More by djbreezy
Photo of Edward19

New York

4.56/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Purchashed this beer at White Water Pub in Liverpool, NY. This beer is actually called Hop Notch. Very nice IPA. Hoppy and bitter. This beer has full flavor yet you are able to drink a few without getting overwhelmed. I would definitley purchase this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 17:12:09 | More by Edward19
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out a very nice golden amber with a little bit of a haze to it, but nothing terribly dramatic. A good amount of carbonation could be seen streaming up toward the top of the glass, which only served to reinforce the very nice head

The aroma was classic hop bomb of an IPA from the first whiff. No, mention of the alcohol what so ever in this one from the aroma through. Lots of fresh citrus hop aromas coming right at you with a delicate balance of bitterness and a touch of sugar as well. Definitely some light sweet notes coming through on it, especially as it warmed up a touch. Very nice feel here, with a rich medium body that was full of carbonation, offering you a very nice creamy feel as it went down,

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 06:25:43 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 1/11. Fresh enough for me!

Pours light amber/orange color. Nice frothy half inch head bubbles away. Looks alot like Hopslam in my Hopslam glass.

Lots of sweet lemon on the nose. Juicy oranges. Full citrus fruits. Hints of honey malt in the background.

Man, those 86 IBUs come out to play, but theyre backed by full juicy citrus fruits. I love when an IPA is loaded with citric hops. Very bitter upfront, almost scarily bitter. Then all those juicy fruits i mentioned come out. I would swear to everything thing this was a lighter version of Hopslam. Boost the ABV, and youve got Hopslam. Honey malt floats in the background, but only to accent the hop profile.

Beautiful hop profile, but not as balanced and sweet as Two-Hearted. Only one step below it.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 19:48:17 | More by VncentLIFE
Photo of MIchelle318

New York

4.54/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My go to. Period. This is also a great beer for someone just starting to explore IPA's
My favorite beer distributor recommended this to me (LOVE IPA's DIPA's) calling it the pliny killer. Anyone looking for a good full bodied beer try this. Will not disappoint

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 01:49:19 | More by MIchelle318
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