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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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2,111 Ratings

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Ratings: 2111
Reviews: 428
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 AgentMunky


3.38/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into an Allagash cervoise glass. Best before 5 June 2014.

A: Thick creamy head. Pellucid bronze body. Sticky lacing.

S: Grassy and herbal. Subdued.

T/M: Thick and malty, with odd bursts of berries and herbs and lemon peel.

O: To be fair, I'm coming off an Enjoy By, but this still seems a subpar IPA. Aside from nice fruity notes, it's kind of dull.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 04:34:53 | More by AgentMunky
Photo of y2jrock60


4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Hazy light orange with a thin head that laces.

S- Piney, citrus, and grassy.

T- Resinous and piney upfront. Citrus, oak, and grass flavors make an appearance in the middle followed by a sharp dry bitterness that lingers.

M- Medium bodied and very resinous with moderate-low carbonation.

O- A very pine forward IPA with a lingering bitterness. It's very solid and straight forward.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 01:07:11 | More by y2jrock60
Photo of rawfish


3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear and brassy hue, quickly lifts up a tow finger high head of white. Retention is good and it begins to get rocky as the cap of foam settles. Leaves rings of attractive lacing.

Light aroma, clean and crisp grassy hops with citrus and pine backing. Unassuming malt profile lays low providing a bit of neutral sweetness and white bread.

Steel cut grains and toast, minimal sweetness just like the nose. Flavor matches the nose with fresh cut dried grass and a secondary impression of pine. Citrus hits late with a lemony flash, husky grains, slight astringent alcohol in the finish. Aftertaste clings to the pine with moderate bitterness.

Medium body and carbonation. Initial impression is that this beer is crisp and clean with exceptional drying qualities. Alcohol is revealed as the beer warms as are some imperfections in the malt adding some steely astringency.

Good IPA, satisfies the hop itch while excelling in feel and appearance. Aroma is very light and grassy so the piney bitterness in the flavor was a surprise.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 07:11:52 | More by rawfish
Photo of BrandonLBC


3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 05:46:24 | More by BrandonLBC
Photo of Mo_fro


3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured in a tulip glass 4-6-14

A- Has a clear deep copper color with a thick and chunky two finger head, as the head recedes it leaves behind nice chunky white lacing all the way around the glass

S- Smells of banana and caramel mixed with some apple

T- The taste is similar to the smell with the addition of bread and grass up front followed by a pineapple finish. It also has a small hint of alcohol at the end.

M- Has what I would call a soft mouth feel with a chewy texture. Very light carbonation that pars well with the taste

O- I like the overall balance of this beer. It starts well and ends well. It also has some complexity to the flavors which creates some interest while drinking it.


Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 23:36:27 | More by Mo_fro
Photo of Iman224


3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A--Nice golden color.
S--Light smell, crisp.
T--Crisp, hints of orange
M--Very smooth. Not too dry or heavy.
O--Solid IPA

This is my first overall review, and just getting into the beer scene. Started home brewing 7 months ago, and really getting into IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 23:24:26 | More by Iman224
Photo of BTodd


3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

A-Golden in color with a hint of orange. 2 fingers of suds with nice lacing; dissipating slowly.

S-Grapefruit all the way with this one; with some orange peel and lemon as well.

T-Nice malt balance with caramel, citrus fruit shines through.

M-A little light for the alcohol, but lingers on the tongue tip. Nice carbonation.

O-Nice drinker. Lacks the green hop aroma/taste that I enjoy, but has enjoyable malt/fruit flavors. It'd be easy to kick several back though.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 20:43:34 | More by BTodd
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Rhode Island

4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Harpoon tulip glass.

The color is a golden orange with a finger of foamy white head and some nice stringy lacing left on the glass.

The smell is citrus flavor all the way with some of that nice hoppy aroma. The nose is full of the slightly dank hops with some slight green grass aroma. Grapefruit is here but also tangerine and a touch of lemon.

The taste gets a tad bitter at first but then the citrus flavor comes and washes over the tongue pushing off the bitterness and letting some earthy, green grass flavor come in. There is tangerine in the flavor but not as pronounced as in the nose. There is a slight bready flavor in the background and there is also touch sweetness that last through the bitterness that comes back at the end.

This beer has a pretty drinkable feel and is medium bodied to give it enough of a feeling like this beer has substance but is still pretty light for the ABV.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 05:55:21 | More by Duhast500
Photo of Dsimenson


4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a chilled glass. Forms a one finger head, then beautiful clinging lacing. Hazy unfiltered medium amber color. The aroma is distinctive--not just grapefruit, but smells like fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. Reall exhilarating! The flavor starts out with malt and hops, then develops a strong bitter finish that us terrific. The mouth feel is medium thick, not quite chewy. Overall this is an outstanding IPA with a unique character.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 00:55:46 | More by Dsimenson
Photo of Oncefire

New York

3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 21:02:02 | More by Oncefire
Photo of delta490


3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours out a clear orangey amber with a big creamy eggshell head. The head has great retention and leaves big sticky lacing. The aroma is primarily floral and citrus hops with a nice caramel malt sweetness. The taste is mostly hops and little of the caramel malt. The beer is a little lighter on the palate than I would have expected but there is a good smoothness to it with just a little crisp hops bite on the finish. A great IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 18:55:19 | More by delta490
Photo of Celtics17


4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Clear orange pour with a creamy single finger head. Lace is present.

S-Slightly grapefruit. Lots of citrus and dank fruits, but not overwhelming.

T-Pine, melon, slight grapefriut, mild malt flavor,

M-mouthfeel is refreshing and dry. Medium bodied mouth. Great carbonation!

Overall this was good, if not great. Enjoyed how fresh this IPA was.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 06:00:07 | More by Celtics17
Photo of BeerWizard


4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Uinta keeps selling me here and there with their unusual bottles and color-saturated labels, but I've liked what I've had from them and don't know why I don't seek it out more. I grabbed a couple of these IPA's in a mixed six from World Market today. Label depicts a couple of farmers unloading some huge hop cones from a wagon.

Pours a rusty, crystal-clear amber. Nice head of fine off white bubbles which settles down in a moment to a nice looking collar. Visually impressive. But it doesn't stop there. The nose is just awesome: super-tropical, floral, mango, pineapple, booze - if I could drink this through my nose, I would.

Flavor is really hop forward, moderate-high bitterness, with a tiny amount of sweetness, citrus, and light malt. Actually has a pretty light and elegant feel to it given the big, fruity nose and 7.3 abv. Still pretty oily and full, with delicate effervescence.

Overall, I think this is a great IPA that I would totally get again. Welcome to my rotation, Hop Notch.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 03:22:54 | More by BeerWizard
Photo of reebtaerG


4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured bottle best by 5/6/14 into New Belgium globe

A-Clear orange pour with a creamy single finger head. Lace is present.

S-Slightly grapefruit. Lots of citrus and dank fruits, but not overwhelming.

T-mellow grassy taste with some hints of melon.

M-mouthfeel is refreshing and dry. Medium bodied mouth. Great carbonation!

O-overall a great IPA, got as a gift, score!

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 23:15:13 | More by reebtaerG
Photo of PaulyB83


4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Labeled as Hop Notch with a best by date of 4/24/14. I assume they give this a 6 month best by date so it's about 3 months old at this point.

A- Pours a light-medium amber with a high white head that dissipated to a few centimeters. Very slightly hazy but still a good degree of clarity.

S- Nice notes of tropical pineapple and papaya. Citrus notes mostly of tangerine and some grapefruit, light pine.

T- More floral than in the nose. Pine, grapefruit , the fruity notes are not as big as in the nose, I think if I had a fresher bottle that might be different. Nice medium malt in the finish and nice sweetness as well.

M- Medium, good carbonation and an easy drinking single IPA.

O- A nice everyday year-round IPA. Hope to get some on-tap or a fresher bottle sometime. I enjoyed the fruity aroma and the sweetness but wish the fruit was more apparent in the taste, which was more floral and piney. I know with IPAs the fruity flavors are the first to go so hopefully a fresher bottle would be more fruity.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 03:10:43 | More by PaulyB83
Photo of MikePags

New York

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice hoppy beer, overall citrus flavor makes it rather refreshing. Drank from a bottle I was lucky enough to have bought for me by my wife, which is impressive that she knew to get something decent.

Despite alcohol topping out at 7.2, could be a good six pack beer, but not something that would be good for a full session, at risk of having too much of a good thing

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 02:23:36 | More by MikePags
Photo of dethomp


3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 04:59:48 | More by dethomp
Photo of dank203

New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured a dark golden. aroma fresh, earthy. a little sugary, floral, citrus, all subtle but mingling. flavor has spice up front and wet. as it goes down, citrus, pineapple comes out, finishes pretty dry and bitter. this is overall a great easy drinking, not too bitter ipa, juicy

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 02:03:45 | More by dank203
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 mfnmbvp


3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with best before date of 03/19/2014. Acquired this bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local beer store; I've only had this beer once before, & I figured this would probably be my last opportunity to try the beer known as Uinta Hop Notch IPA, before the name changes.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice bright coppery orange colored body with three big fingers of white head. Nice thin rings & streaks of lacing. Some okay clarity, but slightly hazed. Looks very nice.

S - Smell is of big bright grapefruit / earthy / pine / spruce hop resin, lemongrass, a bit of soapiness, musty yeast presence, and lots of caramel / bread malts. Floral & mildly skunky. I feel like there is also some spice character present that I can't identify.

T - Taste is very nicely balanced. Piney / grapefruit hop resins, sweetened earthy tea leaves, lemongrass, and lots of bready malt to round things out.

M - Feel is mostly clean, with some residual hop bitterness and dry breadiness on the palate. Pine / grapefruit on the finish.

Overall, a solid IPA from Uinta, and I look forward to trying it again in the future. Very nicely balanced, and extremely drinkable for the mildly high 7.30% abv. Recommended for sure, as an easy readily available IPA.

Uinta Hop Notch IPA ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 01:54:03 | More by mfnmbvp
Photo of macrosmatic


3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Westbrook pint glass.

A: Light copper in color, mildly hazy with some chill haze as well. Forms a over a finger's worth of eggshell-colored head with average retention and medium visible carbonation.

S: Resinous hops primarily, with secondary aromas of floral, citrus and melon hops. Fair amount of biscuit malts as well.

T: Mild-flavored resinous pine, bittersweet citrus, floral and melon hops, with just a bit of grassy character. The light biscuit malts make an ever-so-brief appearance right before the swallow, then a light lingering citrus pith bitterness.

M: Medium body and mouthfeel, good carbonation sensation, and maybe a little more noticeable alcohol presence than standard.

M: This was pretty good. Not terribly bitter, and an easy drink. Nothing about the aroma or taste to make it stand out from other American IPAs, but nothing objectionable. Glad to have another tasty IPA choice around.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 13:56:05 | More by macrosmatic
Photo of Bouleboubier


4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: clear, amber liquid.... large, foamy 1.5" head, whipped texture.... some bands of mucus-y lace.... very attractive bottle label, eye-catching art

S: pineapple-y hops, orange-y as much.... some pine, some chrysanthemum.... mildly medicinal alcohol

T: peppery bitterness up front, pop of booze in the finish.... sharp orange-y, slightly spicy hops.... clean malt with a touch of light crystal... not extraordinary, flavor-wise, but moreish enough... little bit of a toasted grain aftertaste

M: around medium-bodied, though I'd say the alcohol does seem to attenuate that a bit by the finish, lightening and brightening it.... pretty darn soft and smooth.... no alcohol burn, maybe a late, light hot flash

O: spicy orange hop flavors are the centerpiece to this.... it's a refined brew, though it's taste, within the vast realm of IPAs, isn't particularly memorable.... a quite serviceable hoppy ale, nonetheless

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 00:24:36 | More by Bouleboubier
Photo of Rett


4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a case at our biggest local distributer in PA with a 5/27/14 date. Noted name has changed to HOPNOSH fom Hop Notch. Loads of hoppy aromas and flavors. Fresh and clean with nice malty background. Loved it so much, opened a 2nd bottle. Have had this before. Always very good

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 23:20:36 | More by Rett
Photo of GJ40

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks great with golden color, great clarity and a fluffy white head with fantastic lacing. And great aroma with loads of citrusy hops. But the flavor was a let down. The hops just weren't assertive enough. And the mouthfeel was nothing special. A good beer but not a great IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 14:31:59 | More by GJ40
Photo of jngrizzaffi


4.89/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured amber/honey color with thick foamy head - about 2 finger's width. Excellent lacing on side of the glass. Grassy, piney smell with hints of citrus. Piney hoppy bitterness upfront when tasting. There is a hint of citrus at the end, but the grassy hops persist throughout. The bitter aftertaste is not too strong and not too weak. Just right. There is a slight malty character in the middle, but it is not a major part of the beer. Even, though, this is an excellent IPA. I recommend all those who like hoppy beers to give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 15:50:45 | More by jngrizzaffi
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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,111 ratings.