Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Reviews: 557
Hads: 3,684
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 134
Gots: 919 | FT: 1
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Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Beernoisseur on 10-04-2011

Bold and refreshing, this IPA combines an abundance of hops with a smooth malt profile.

82 IBU
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Reviews: 557 | Hads: 3,684
Photo of bstave
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into Dogfish Head tulip glass.

A- Straw colored body with 1 fnger white head and strong lacing.

S- Light citrus hops with a bit of tropical fruits.

T- Taste is citrus hops with a bit of a nutty malt backbone that I don't favor.

M- Mouthfeel is nice and easy to drink for a bigger single IPA.

O- Kind of a run of the mill IPA to me. I was expecting a bit more from these guys, but it is an easy drinker. (427 characters)

Photo of heelsn02
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty pumped to review this one... just started carrying this here in NC I'm pretty sure.

cool looking 12oz. "compass" bottle poured into snifter, while watching WVU smoke Clemson in the orange bowl.

Nice white 1-finger head... tiny white bubbles... pretty, clear copper color

crisp piney, floral smell. very slight rusty/metallic smell too

sweet and bitter tasting IPA here. really bitter, especially at the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel is light/medium body... good carbonation.

Overall a nice American IPA, one I'd definitely buy again. Pretty sure this is the first beer from Utah I've ever had... looking forward to trying other styles from Uinta. (659 characters)

Photo of ToddT
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L- Slightly hazy orange amber color topped with a thin off white head. Head fades quickly and leaves some spotty lace on the glass.

S- Floral hops are most dominate, with notes of pineapple and grapefruit hops as well.

T- Citrus and pineapple hops are first followed by a caramel malt that cuts through the hop notes and provides balance. The hops never really recover from the malt to take center stage again, but they do reappear at the finish as a floral grassy final note. Finish is dry but without the lingering bitter note of hops that I've come to expect in an IPA. As this warms, a bit of alcohol heat begins to show up at the finish.

M- Medium in body and carbonation, this is pretty clean for an IPA too, with very little oily build up on the palate.

O- Decent beer, nothing I'd go out of my way for but nothing I'd turn down either. A little different than what I was expecting but nothing that really stands out either. The 7.3% ABV makes it an easy drinker though. (982 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served an orange-amber colored brew with a one finger white head. The head has fairly good retention, eventually fading to give a nice level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is a nice abundance of sweet citrus and some lighter tropical fruit as well as more bitter hop smells of a grapefruit and pine nature.

Taste – The taste begins with a strong bready base with some light caramel sweetness and a mild grapefruit hop bitterness. As the taste advances further the caramel is lost to lighter fruit flavors in nature. While this occurs so to does the citrus grapefruit bitterness increases. As time advances however the grapefruit hop flavor gives way to a piney hop flavor, which at the end of the taste, leaves a bitter yet fairly balanced flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly creamier side with the carbonation level being below average and light. The combination of the two overall, gave it more of a cask beer feel, which was nice for the hoppy and malty flavors of the brew.

Overall – A pretty nice IPA with a good balance between breadiness, sweetness, and hop. Well worth a try. (1,188 characters)

Photo of mfavoino
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 2/29/12.

Appearance: Clear golden orange color with a 1.5 finger head that diminishes rapidly. Solid lacing stuck onto my pint glass.

Smell: Mild citrus hop scent and not much else there.

Taste: Like the nose, subtle citrus hop flavors are most prominent with a malt profile that is more than I expected. Finishes with light bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel and drinkable. No detection of alcohol at all.

Overall: Solid IPA with few distinguishing qualities. (484 characters)

Photo of ExtraStout
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
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. (952 characters)

Photo of dar482
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a reddish strawberry orange color.

The aroma has pine needles, earthy herbal hops, almost a spicy rye note, and a caramel sweetness.

The flavor follows with those herbal and earthy hops in the front, along with a toasted breadiness, and then the beer finishes of dried oak chips. There’s a lot of woody and floral notes, without much hint of fruity hops. There is also not much sweetness here along with a lack of mid palate.

The beer drinks towards a small American barleywine. Not really the flavor profile I’m looking for in an IPA. (560 characters)

Photo of JordanPhraczek
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a 12 ounce bottle into a Sam Adams Spring Seasonal Glass.

A - Amber-brown classic ale color with a white head. Looks appetizing. Clear, minimal bubbles, minimal lacing.

S - Standard English stock ale smell with some hop notes. Smells like a classic IPA.

T - If you are an IPA purest who likes an English tasting malt with pleasant hops that aren't overpowering this is your beer.

M - English brown ale feel. Gives a watery punch to the back of your throat and has nice bite after you drink it.

O - Overall when I think of an IPA that has some nice American hop taste with a classic English background this pretty much fits the mold. Nothing fancy, but fills all the requirements for a quality original style IPA. (732 characters)

Photo of Mounty4Life
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap at D's II. Nice orangish color with decent head that is white as clouds. Lacing sticky throughout!! Smells of hoppy goodness but has something missing. Crispy hops ride in early but slightly watery and lack of malt maybe? But could pound these and at 7% could get dangerous. I like a better mouth pop from ipa. Good but not great , easy going ipa! (358 characters)

Photo of Zorro
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber orange colored beer with a very small white colored head. This is pretty much the color I call IPA orange.

Smell is sweet malt and hops, sweeter than most IPAs. This one leans more to the citrus side than the pine. Passion fruit and pineapple are strong in this . Grapefruit, orange and lemon are lesser scents. Slightly woody the malt here is more or less simple syrup.

Starts out sweet and woody at first. Sweet upfront and ends bitter. Tastes like it smells but not as intensely. Bitterness is medium.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a nice IPA, just wish is tasted more like it smells (599 characters)

Photo of iSip
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Uinta Hop Knotch IPA: This Uinta offering is a hazy caramel in color with well developed head that makes it to the finish line. Good aroma of fruity hops. The flavor has the flowery hops shining through the malt sweetness, but the finish is a bit rough. This is a good middle of the road IPA. (292 characters)

Photo of silentjay
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I wonder if Hop Notch is going to be a Top Notch IPA, oh how I love these hop puns. they will never get old. /sarcasm

pretty clear pale amber color with a smallish eggshell colored head that sticks around and laces well.

piney hop aroma with some tropical fruits and bitter citrus on top of a sweet caramelly malt base.

floral and herbal hops come out of nowhere and the tropical fruits that i found in the aroma almost dissapear, but bitter citrus and pine are still there with a significant grainy and sweet malt backbone.

light/medium bodied with a hefty prickly carbonation with little resin left behind, but plenty of bitterness lingers.

its good, but not great. with the plethora of real "top notch" IPAs available, this one falls to second tier. (757 characters)

Photo of dethomp
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very thick head. Easily between 2 and 3 inches. Looks good enough to show it to anyone.

Pouring into glass results with good, intense smell. Appealing. I'm automatically inclining to sniff more and more deeply.

Very fine taste, especially as being different from what I've been tasting frequently. Sorry, but my ability to assign names to what I am tasting is also minuscule. I'll verify that the taste changes nicely from start, to middle and to end. Very nice and hoppy but not at all bitter.

Mouthfeel is very good. Requires notification and attention. Perhaps on second bottle I can focus on why I sat down to do several different things on my computer.

Perhaps I should rate it higher than 4.00 overall. Still, I would gladly suggest it to other beer lovers. It's also very good to have beginning beer learners try. (824 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clean orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, nice and mellow pine like hops. In the taste, pine hops with just a note of orange citrus hops, however a bit watery. A small hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry pine and a small orange citrus hop in the aftertaste. Nice hops, mellow but good, a bit watery and thin, but still enjoyable. (382 characters)

Photo of brewskis
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark orange color with finger and a half tannish white head that goes down slowly and leaves a blanket of lacing. Smells of light grapefruit, some pine, some grass, oranges, a resinous quality to it, some light bready notes as well as some carmel sweetness. Taste is pretty much like the smell. It starts with grapefruit, oranges, and lemon. Then the malt comes in and balances the beer fairly well. Lots of sweet breadiness. Then the hops of the more bitter variety come back. Lots of resinous pine, as well as some grapefruit and oranges. Nice creamy and smooth mouthfeel to accompany the resinous hops. Medium body. The bitterness lingers after each sip. Wouldn’t mind getting this again. Decent ipa that comes in cans. (732 characters)

Photo of dsal89
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 ounce can into my New Belgium globe glass.

Pours out of the can a rusty orange with a 2 finger head a soapy white bubbles. As it dissipates it is leaving nice lacing around the glass. Looks like a standard ipa...but that look is always something I love.

Smell is big citrus with a small whiff of pine. Not getting too much in the way of malts but I imagine they are in there somewhere. There is also a tiny bit of spiciness going on in there as well which I think meshes well with the big citrus notes.

For saying it is balanced on the can I am just not seeing it. Nothing really on the front of the palate. Middle of the mouth it hits with some nice citrus and pine and finishes with more citrus and pine and bitterness to follow. Middle of the mouth to the finish might have some type of caramel sweetness in there that helps cut the oncoming bitterness but I am not sure.

Mouthfeel on this, I think, was perfect. Right in the middle of the road. Not too heavy and not too light.

Far better options out there but this isnt bad. (1,051 characters)

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Bears a bottled on date of May 17, 2012. Pours a slightly hazy amber color, with a 1 inch white sticky head. Nice lacing as the head reduces.

The smell is quite interesting, combining floral notes with a peppery spice. Hints of resin and citrus are also present. I don't smell much of the malt at all.

The taste is another story, however. It had a smooth honey malt taste, mild citrus, and a barely present hop bitter finish.

Slightly astringent as you get further into the beer,
it otherwise has a medium mouth feel.

Overall a decent IPA, but not one that I would eagerly seek out again. In some respects, it tastes more like an American pale ale rather than an IPA. I wish I could've had this when it was brand spanking new, to see if the two and one-half months of age had any impact upon its taste. (858 characters)

Photo of PicoPapa
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can with Enjoy by 3-14-14 stamped underneath the can. Pours a translucent orange color with over an inch of frothy white head. Tons of lacing. The aroma is piney and floral hops with some light citrus notes. The taste is floral hops with some pine as well. Cut grass, orange peel and almost a soapy floral taste. Bitter floral finish. Light alcohol presence. Lots of carbonation. Overall, its a decent beer but nothing special. (432 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

IPA from Utah, 20days old, and for $1.99 a single? Yes please.

Clear copper, brilliantly so, with a dense, off-white head that falls off to a disk leaving patchy lace, this looks pretty nice. The nose has a blend of orange and grapefruit (Cascade again?) with some pine and resin, there's some candied orange also present. There _is_ a malt character here, but the beer is fresh enough to pull it off. A little bit of toffee and caramel round out the nose.

This is a good East Coast IPA. Moderately floral Centennial hop flavors coupled with citrus and tropical fruit with a dash of pine resin thrown in, there's quite a a bit of hop flavor with a pleasant level of bitterness thrown in. Some sugar, maybe a little too simple and a little too much, with a little bread. A pleasing citrus rind bitterness and resin character is present on the finish, coating the palate and reducing the sweetness. Moderately peachy as well, especially as I keep drinking it, and as it warms up. While decent, the sweetness does get to be a bit much after a while. Medium in body with moderate carbonation, this is quite pleasant on the palate with great flavors, but unfortunately, it's not quite my kind of IPA. I can't see drinking 2 or more bottles in a sitting, but it's still one I will pick up when I see it fresh, and after I've drunk down my cellar some. Recommended. (1,360 characters)

Photo of Oncefire
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Tasty brew from bottle one. Label change did not change the beer.
Very aromatic, pleasing.
Leaves a legacy on the glass.
2 or 3 in a row is easy to do.
A great rendition of a classic taste. Up front and bold.
Familiar to other beers but sets it self apart enough to remember.
With a classic label.
Will buy again.
Soon. (325 characters)

Photo of VoiceOfTheSoul
3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured copper with a strong, fluffy buttercream/ivory head that really sticks around leaving thick, cloudy lacing. Smells of melons, grapefruit, and pine with some sourdough and peach. It's sharp and slightly tart, very piney, some lemon rind, good deal of bitterness in the middle, sweet lemon verbena and orange, quinine in the finish. Full and effervescent, sharp on the tongue. Overall very good in the beginning and kind of devolved into a bubbly, bitter drink. (466 characters)

Photo of schoolboy
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Although this brewery name sounded familiar, I am pretty sure this is the first of their that I've tried. It looks great in the glass. It is the right color (deep yellow) and it has a little head and lace. Good for an AIPA.

The aroma is strong enough and nice and piney/hoppy. There is something slightly wrong on the aroma - and this is in the taste too.

It tastes very bitter, appropriately for the style. It has a faint metallic or sour taste that should not be there and it spoils the experience.

The aftertaste is a nice bitter. I will not seek this out again. I hope the other from this brewery that I brought home are better. (636 characters)

Photo of BrandonLBC
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A--Pours out of the bottle with a medium head that fades. Color is a gorgeous orange. Leaves thick lacing all around the glass.

S--Fruity hops hit right up front. An orange smell, maybe grapefruit? A touch of pine as well.

T--Definitely packs the hop punch that you'd expect, but not as much as some of the other IPAs that I've had. Can definitely taste the orange, and the pine is a bit more forward in the taste than it was in the nose for me.

M--Medium thickness, and I expected it to be thicker. Pretty easy to throw back a bottle or two.

O--I've generally been impressed with Unita beers, but I've never had an IPA with them. I'm definitely impressed. IPAs generally aren't my style but I found this to be smooth and drinkable. Also of not. label artwork is great, despite the renaming.. I enjoyed mine from a bottle into a pint glass with a best before date of 7/7/14. (878 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a golden amber, lively bubbles, off white head. The noses is grassy is and herbal with a decent caramel malt backbone. The flavor has some oily hop resign flavors, notes of meaty orange citrus, with a grassy herbal spice in the finish. The body is a touch syrupy but has an aggressive carbonation to balance out. (318 characters)

Photo of ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12ox bottle from a six pack that cost me $7.99. Clear orange color, creamy head, good lacing. Smells like caramel and orange rind, not bad at all. Flavor is hoppy, citrus orange rind but has a pretty good malt backing to it. Overall, not bad and a good value but I am s biased towards west coast IPA's. (302 characters)

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