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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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2,123 Ratings

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Ratings: 2123
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of LambicPentameter


3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle with a "best before" date of 01/05/14 stamped on the label. Poured into a 6 oz hotel room water glass because I don't have anything else. I suppose I should be glad that I found a decent beer at all, since the beverage cooler in the Rio casino shop was dominated by giant macro beers, with a small corner dedicated to a few Uinta and Stone beers. I must say that I love the label art, with a pair of farmers handling watermelon-sized hop cones to one another out of the back of a wagon wheel cart bed.

Appearance - Pours a brassy copper color that is completely clear, with traces of carbonation bubbles rising up through the liquid to form a one-finger head of microbubbles the color of old parchment. Retention is quite good, and when it finally dissipates, it leaves a smattering of sticky lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit, a symphony of herbal notes dominated by fresh grass and alfalfa, as well as light notes of pine. Hard to detect anything but the bouquet of hops, but that doesn't bother me one bit for the style. Looking forward to diving in.

Taste - Not as citric as the smell, but that grapefruit element is still there. Now, the more dominant flavor profiles are the pine resin, more herbal grassiness and a pleasant bitterness like baby garden greens and dandelions. On the finish, a faint bit of malty sweetness comes through, but make no mistake, the hops are running this show.

Mouthfeel - Body is barely on the light side of medium and the beverage possesses ample carbonation, as seen with the bubbles rising up through the glass. Finish is faintly bitter and mostly dry.

Overall, this is my first foray into the world of Uinta beers, and it seems I've picked a good place to start. This IPA has the punch you in the face hop profile that so many love about the style, but uses hop profiles that prevent this from being a bitter bomb. I've made sure to get my fill of them while in Las Vegas, since alas Uinta doesn't distribute to the Kansas City area.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 01:47:22 | More by LambicPentameter
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New York

3.44/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured half bottle into snifter glass

A- Nice color, dark amber, orange tint, when poured seemed a bit cloudy but did clear up when settled. A nice big billowy off white head that rose to a couple inches and stuck around and seems to cling to the glass nicely with nice big bubbles

S- smell is full of hops, mildly floral, but not too sweet. Maybe a bit vegetal, a little bready with a hint of sweet grapefruit.

T-Not a whole lot going on but grapefruit, grapefruit grapefruit. The hop taste is actually quite nice for my liking. I was never a fan of grapefruits or the juice, but this I can work with. The bitterness is just right for me too. There is just a touch on the tongue, but it's not over the top. A bit one-dimensional, but still pleasant.

M- This is a clean, crisp, refreshing IPA. The mouthfeel seems to be right for the style. It's smooth going down and there isn't a bite from any excessive alcoh-whoah, I just saw that this was 7.3% ABV! I was thinking 5.6-6. I would not have guessed that high. Well, there you have it. This is definitely not a session beer!

O- If I saw this in a bar I would order it, but only if the options were limited. I only purchased one bottle just to try it. I was in the mood for a new IPA. I was not disappointed, but I wasn't blown away. It is a decent offering. Uinta is a nice brewery and I am glad to see their beers in New York now.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 23:42:42 | More by mitch3114
Photo of Fatehunter


3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a finger and half of head on a hazy, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice orange and mandarin smell.
The taste is moderate to strong pine and grapefruit bitterness throughout with a nice orange sweetness balancing it out.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 22:06:57 | More by Fatehunter
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North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle -> Wine Glass

A: Medium 3/4" off-white head, pure amber color, decently long lacing.
S: Citrus hops, marijuana bud, fresh herbs, slightly floral.
T: Malty front, caramel, toast, pine/citrus hops, herb/chive, nice refreshing bitter hop middle and end, refreshing/cleansing.
M: Excellent CO2, great body for the crystal clear appearance - even a bit creamy.
O: Solid beer. It packs a nice hoppy punch and sets you down softly. Nice hop finish lingers around - not too harsh - just right. This could make it to a new regular brew status. I do appreciate that it is 7.3% but hardly noticeable and brewed with renewable power. Watch out Sierra Nevada...

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 00:36:19 | More by I3eck
Photo of VoiceOfTheSoul


3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 01:34:30 | More by VoiceOfTheSoul
Photo of Andrew041180


4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep copper color with a thick, creamy head and moderately strong visible carbonation. The head retains very well and leaves thick lacing on the sides of the glass. It is mostly clear, with a little bit if haze. Pretty beer.

S - Strong scent of citrusy hops, some darker malt sweetness in there as well as some pine. Very encouraging.

T - This is a big IPA, and if I were doing it blind I would think it a double. The flavors rush at you right away, very powerfully. The taste is darker than the aroma suggests. Very earthy hops, piney, resinous. The malts balance somewhat, although the hops dominate. The sweetness is closer to caramel.

M - Quite full bodied and almost chewy. Distinct resinous quality. A little heavier than I would like.

O - I would suggest this beer for a time when you know you're only having one. The scents and flavors are all there in spades, but it became a bit overpowering for me. Recommend, but not sessionable for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 13:40:32 | More by Andrew041180
Photo of da_beers


4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a slightly hazy (chill haze, it cleared after warming) dark copper with a thin white head that quickly dissipated. Good carbonation, good lacing.

S - Hops! Has a sweetness from malts as well. Its a nice balance. Some bitterness of a grapefruit/citrus in there. Smell is great.

T - Has a very unique taste. tarts off small, with nice sweetness, then it develops its hops and kicks in the mouth! Earthy/natural/outdoorsy. Great by not over-hopping you as some IPAs do.

M - Great here. Very smooth. Medium body, slight warming sensation. Good overall flow across the palate.

O - I like. Tate is unique, in a good way. I enjoyed the balance and body. Earthyness and sweet malts - I'd recommend.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 01:34:17 | More by da_beers
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 sfprint


4.51/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Transparent orangy brown with some fast rising carbonation. short soda like head.

Pretty much exactly what I want in the scent of an ipa, piney, "warm" christmas spices, hoppy.

There's an interesting sort of hotness to it, like chili or "red hots." That's what's particularly unique about this beer. It's somehow tied into the bitterness, which makes the bitterness far more pleasant. The hops are some kind of tree, but I wouldn't say your typical pine. Something darker, maybe redwood? Warm, having some amber characteristics. Kind of reminds me of Lagunitas Undercover in that way. But I think I like this even more. But there's a really nice, sweet element to it in the aftertaste.

Interesting and special mouthfeel. Partially very sharp and partially very very smooth.

Light(ish) and bright, with an excellent flavor and unique characteristics. I love it.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 23:10:48 | More by sfprint
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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 355 ml bottle (best by November 24, 2013) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces a clear, orange-golden liquid with a few tiny bubbles of carbonation. The head is a nice-looking eggshell affair that starts at about one finger tall and drops moderately while leaving some chunky, sticky lacing on the glass.

S-The aroma is pungent and hop-forward with mildly sweet citrus flavors and a bit of floral character. The malts are mostly buried, but there just a bit of caramel sweetness underneath for balance.

T-The taste is slightly more bitter and aggressive than the smell. Juicy citrus flavors are still prominent, but I detect a bit more pine and pepper on the drying finish. I like the hops here, but a bit of balance from the malts wouldn't hurt.

M-The brew has moderate to light carbonation levels with fine bubbles dancing on the palate. The heft is medium.

O-This is very solid beer and my favorite so far from Uinta. The hops are aggressive, but not harsh, and flavors are pretty tasty. The smell is particularly impressive and it is rather good-looking, too. This brew may lack the balance to compete with the best in the crowded field of IPAs, but I would certainly drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 03:48:20 | More by spoony
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear orange amber body with a creamy ecru head. Nice retention and quite a bit of fluffy lace. Good looking beer.

Scent is floral and citrus - grapefruit and orange pith. Hint of pine.

Taste follows the nose. Citrus - orange, lime, grapefruit. Touch of pine resin. Little bit of sweetness from the malt - almost graham cracker-y? Some spicy hop notes.

Mouth starts sharp and ends creamy.

Very tasty IPA. Actually my first brew from Uinta. Will have to try more.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 00:11:35 | More by sethmeister
Photo of augustgarage


3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Best before 11/11/2013 - poured from a 12oz bottle into a big water glass.

Brilliantly clear dark orange body with an off white head. Sticky lacing, decent retention.

Aroma is rather subdued; some citrus, orange flowers, and a vague herbal note.

Unfocused smattering of syrupy malt and aggressive but short-lived hop oils. Biscuity and bitter, with a touch of fruit, soap, and earth. Finishes a little sweet for the style.

Almost greasy mouthfeel, though the carbonation is decent and helps-offset the perceived slipperiness.

By no means terrible, but disappointing and overpriced - while I still like this brewery, there is really no place for a sub-par IPA in today's craft beer market.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 20:42:53 | More by augustgarage
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Quebec (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a orangey/bright amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fresh citrus and light piney notes with lightly sweet malt backbone is quite enjoyable. Taste is a mix between some citrus notes with some light piney and fruity hoppy notes as well as a lightly sweet malt backbone (but no caramel malt which is nice). Body is quite full with good carbonation. Easy drinking with plenty of flavours.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 18:15:35 | More by Phyl21ca
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New York

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

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear copper with a one finger white head. Lots of tiny bubble visible in the body. Some lacing as the head dissipates.

S: Hop bitterness dominates the aroma. Malts come through as a fermented type of fruit.

T: Certainly a tasty IPA. Hops hit you at first but arent overly bitter. Malts come back around with a lightness that never let the hops get out of sight. Lingering hop well into the aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden in the bitterness.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Sticky resinous mouthfeel to it.

Overall I'm a fan of this IPA. First had it as part of a west coast flight and glad I got another bottle of it. Give it a go if you into hops.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 00:51:34 | More by CloudStrife
Photo of NODAK


4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

When opening the beer, there was certainly a good blast of citric hops...orange, grapefruit....settling quickly and revealing a spicy note on the nose. Tropical notes as well.

Hazy golden color here....very standard for style.

Taste is fairly citrusy for the most part....some orange perhaps....but certainly has a good amount of hop flavor to it. The malt backbone is present in the rear, peeking through somewhat sweet and providing some balance but staying in the background as it should. Has a thick mouthfeel, so it seems. Bitterness on the end is pretty clean, with only a fair amount of resin lingering after the swallow.

Pretty dang good IPA here actually from a brewery I haven't thought much about. The flavors are there, not overpowering, but present and clean. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 00:49:45 | More by NODAK
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in tall ale glass

A: cloudy darkly pale orange color; modest head; decent carbonation
S: sweet, appealing hop profile; orange and citrus on the front end
T: light-roast barley combined with strong, Citra-like hop bouquet; sweet; not very bitter; well-meshed alcohol content

Very good, solid IPA; worth having multiple times

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 21:44:55 | More by Arithmeticus
Photo of BARFLYB


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

12oz bottle into a Sam Adams Imperial Pint Glass

Unita's IPA glides into the glass nice without a overabundant head. The liquid is a very clear golden color with a small amount of amber peeking through. The cap is an inch of white foam with decent retention and OK clinging ability. Smell is what you would expect, hopped up nicely with a big malty background. I can smell the alcohol pretty clearly. Some tropical fruit scent coming off and a bready malt bill. Taste is a very hop forward ale with a sweet side to it. The malts come first and than some alcohol, reminding me of some East coast DIPA'S. After that the hops form a bitter seal on the tounge and cling for a good amount. A grassy aftertaste is left and the alcohol stays. feel is right dead center medium and a bit syrupy. Easy drinking beer but a bit rough around the edges.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 15:59:40 | More by BARFLYB
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New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up one of these in Totowa last week, having never tried this beer before and not blown away by anything that I've previously had from Uinta. That was not the case here, as this beer really surprised me and was one of the most drinkable and enjoyable American IPA's that I've ever had. Not only was it balanced, but it was tasty, had a pleasant aroma, and had a well-hidden alcohol profile to it. Add it up, and this was a beer that I plan on buying more of in the near future!

The pour to this was solid, with a frothy head, apricot hue, and a nice splattering of lacing that stayed on my glass after each sip. Lots of earthy hops in the nose, which were also present in the taste. There was some caramel malt to balance it out but this had an earthy feel to it with some tropical fruit and resin underneath it. A nice, oily mouthfeel and wet feel to the hops made this slide down easy and the back had the earthiness fade into a nice floral aftertaste that stuck around for a while. Not a lot of burn or booze to this and the carbonation was more visible than tasted, but it was indeed there.

Even though this was listed as an IPA, it felt like a Pale Ale from start to finish, Deceptively strong but also easy to quaff, this felt like a West Coast beer even though it wasn't from California. There's enough to like here and almost makes it stand above the crowd, but that's only because of how many good competitors are out there. This is worthy nevertheless and worth a try for any hophead that loves a beer that's tasty and well-balance. Easily the best offering Uinta currently on the shelf.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 23:57:51 | More by JerzDevl2000
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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. can into a Harpoon IPA glass

a: Clear amber with a two inch white head which shrank to surface foam and extensive lacing.

s: Pine.

t: Moderate piney hops. Pleasant, easy drinking. Surprisingly mild hop bite considering the 82 IBUs.

m: Light to moderate, quite smooth.

o: An exceptional IPA, very drinkable and refreshing. The ongoing pine nose keeps you alert to what you are drinking.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 03:46:15 | More by scotorum
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New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours burn orange with a phenomenal white head and lace. Picture perfect. The smell is just ok. A bit hoppy and sweet. The taste is like the smell, not too overpowering and hit sweet and hops at times. There is a little tounge burn out going on here. Sort of tastes like a west coast IPA with a bit of the piney hops taste. It does have a creamy light feels. Overall, it's enjoyable but I'm not going to run out and grab more.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 22:19:02 | More by sjones5045
Photo of Spikester


3.44/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light amber with a huge long lasting off white head. Good amount of clumpy lacing. I am more than half done and it still has some head.
Smell was pure grain bin.
Taste is floral grapefruit rind and enough grainy malts to keep it drinkable. Some white pepper on the tip of the tongue.
Mouthfeel was a bit thin but to style. Carbonation slightly soft.
Overall an average IPA that looks awesome. Not much zap for such a high abv.
Best by date of 10-25-13. Would like to try it in the canned version to rule out bad handling, etc.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 06:20:01 | More by Spikester
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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A beer from my old home of SLC, purchased here in VT! I might have stuck around longer if there were more beers like this there 15 years ago (no, probably not...). Bottle says best by 10/14/13.

A: Light orange, brilliant clarity, medium head fades after a minute or so.

S: Nice but a bit subdued: pine, herbs and a little toasty (Munich?) malt.

T: Some sweet/toasty malt, big pine and herbal hop flavors, a hint of grapefruit rind and mango. Piney bitterness lingers nicely.

M: Near perfect balance of bitterness and malt body. Hints of alcohol get blasted away by the bitter finish.

O: Nearly a world-class IPA; just falls a little short in the aroma department. Tilted more toward hop bitterness rather than flavor and aroma, maybe a slight resemblance to the unjustly derided "East Coast IPA" of 10-12 years ago, but it works well here.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 22:27:58 | More by skivtjerry
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead


4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into becker pint glass; clear golden orange with a medium fluffy white head that sticks as a disc of foam leaving delicate lacing. Smell is herbal and piney hops, overtop of subdued crackery malt. Taste has even more pronounced hop flavor; citrus peel, pine and herbal flavors meld, with a good but not strong biscuity malt presence. Alcohol is a bit noticeable at 7.3%, mouthfeel is clean and a bit spiky.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 03:38:13 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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New York

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out amber/dark orange and very nice looking.

Smell come off with crisp sweet hops.

Taste is lovely. Nice punch of hops upfront with a smooth mellow finish. Nothing bitter here and at 7.3% it's very easy drinking. A very enjoyable all purpose ipa.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 04:32:20 | More by beerloserLI
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3.13/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

Bitter, Bitter IPA. Not a fan of the Bitter aftertaste common in the IPA. However, This has some compliments worth stating in this category. The immediate taste is refreshing, hard to describe, but a grassy finish helps compliments the IPA immediate taste, but the aftertaste is still fairly bitter. I am usually extremely against IPA's but this is probably one I could manage with in this category, be it the pine and grass hint, or strong hops? unsure. Probably would not try again but would recommend if you enjoy IPA's. The best IPA for me but IPA is my least favorite style.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 02:07:01 | More by json83
Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,123 ratings.