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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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2,102 Ratings

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Ratings: 2102
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 jimmah120


4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A wine glass of this stuff at CC Gallaghers in Avalon, CA

Average IPA look, clear, little head and spotty lace. Smell is sweet caramel malt and lemongrass. Taste follows: a pleasantly bitter herbal hopping with citrus and a sweet malty backing. Thinish feel with a hint of alcohol.

A great west coast IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2014 02:18:20 | More by jimmah120
Photo of KYGunner


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

Light coppery with golden tones the head was thin with little retention but extreme lacing.

The nose holds citrus fruit and pine with plenty of caramel malt to even it out.

The flavors are easily discernible with a sharp caramel malt at first sip. The hop profile is subtle at first but then grows with tropical fruits, citrus and then a piney finish.

The feel is smooth and drinkable but does give off a metallic bitterness.

Overall this is a very good IPA with plenty of tropical fruit sweetness and an offsetting malt backbone.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2014 00:36:17 | More by KYGunner
Photo of BEERchitect


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

With a strong "west coat" attitude, the usually conservative Utah based brewery does the unusual- kicking off with a strong IPA with the hop-forward balance that's highly worthy of the style but also capturing a rustic and simple taste.

As the ale pours, there's really no surprises: its camel-hued body is amber and mildly hazy. As a foamy cap frames the beer, its lace circles the glass with concentric patterns. Its a frothy ale that simply sells its IPA character well.

Bold citrus aromas are of grapefruit, fresh orange zest and fresh-cut grass. As the malt influence grows it allows a thin honey, lightly toasted grain and caramel character to prop up the hops- but the focus squarely relies on the beer's high hop character.

Its taste starts out with graham cracker, light caramel and medium honey sweetness. But that sweet taste proves short-lived as the citrusy middle palate unleashes pink grapefruit, ripe orange and a hint of lemon and leaf. As the ale develops into a dry malt taste, its finish is bitter with citrus pith, pine resin and a sharp grassy note.

Medium-light in body, the ale kicks off with a more moderate sense as the malt sweetness seems to balance. But as the hops take command, the sweetness quickly fades and the hops dry the beer with its acute acidic sense and with its piney and grassy bitterness. Its mild warmth plays delicately on the palate and facilitates its supreme drinkability.

I love how this ale is dry, clean and crisp. But its leafy and grassy taste is a bit too prevalent to celebrate its only moderate citrusy smooth tones. Its an all-day, every-day beer that will find comfort in my glass at any time.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2014 06:36:34 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of ccrida


3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draught at The Bier Stein, appearence is orange with a creamy white head leaving thick, tight lace rings.

Smell is pungent, resinous piney hops.

Taste is similar, but not as dank. Fairly malty, cheap 2-row, a little dirty.

Mouthfeel is oily, medium bodied.

Drinkability is pretty solid. Not great though, an average west coast hop bomb. Overall impression of coarseness...

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2014 02:50:12 | More by ccrida
Photo of Kanger

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Golden amber and clear. 2 finger head which lingered until my first big sip.

Smell - Sweet hops. Fruity. Slight floral notes.

Taste - Fruity Hoppy taste. More of the floral hops do peak through as it warms up. Very mild bitterness on the backend.

Mouthfeel - light medium body. Slight dry finish on the back end.

Overall - A great IPA. A good hoppy bears for the hopheads. I prefer this on draft than in bottles.

Serving type: 16 oz pint

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2013 21:32:31 | More by Kanger
Photo of DoubleJ


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

On-tap at the Coffee Table Lounge. On to the beer:

This IPA is lighter orange colored and topped with a little head, though it does whip some rings of lace around. It's a classic West Coast IPA by profile, providing an aroma with grapefruit, pine, and orange, while the taste is pleasantly hoppy with clean pie, sweet grapefruit, citrus, and a decent caramel base. The bitterness is tolerable as well, pleasant and not over the top.

Very good showing by Uinta. It looks like they can do that hop thing too.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2013 05:18:28 | More by DoubleJ
Photo of timfelix

New York

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had it at local restaurant in central NY. One of the best IPAs I have had. My wife thought it was ok, which is high praise from her for anything hoppy. And it was hoppy. But a pleasant fragrance and bite, which did not overpower other flavors.
Hoppy, malty, a little sweet, and balanced.
A truly enjoyable brew. If I was an IPA lover, this would have an even higher rating from me.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2013 00:42:57 | More by timfelix
Photo of IrishJames


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

Appearance: Gold with half inch foam head. Excellent solid curtain of lace. Very clear.

Smell: Nicely balanced with hops offering floral notes slightly overpowering the malt backbone.

Taste: Even better balance in the taste than the smell. Moderate carbonation. Smooth and definitely sessionable.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with very light stickiness. Carbonation seems spot on for what I expect to experience in an IPA. At 7%+ expected the mouth feel to become more of a chest feel, but the burn never seemed to set in.

Overall: Highly enjoyable. Will consider it anytime it's next to the other great American IPAs like Stone, Lagunitas, and Sweetwater.

Enjoyed on tap at Fish House Grill in Bar Harbor, ME

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2013 00:36:55 | More by IrishJames
Photo of Leftbob

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With a decent selection to choose from I just could not think of a reason to have a second glass and I moved on.

It was well hopped and had a decent citrus note but just lacked balance and finished kind of harsh.

Granted lately I have been drinking Founders Centenial and ball at Point Sculpin so perhaps the bar is set high.

It's not the first time I had a pint of Hop Notch and in general I would rate it about the same.

There simply are better choices in a decent bar.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2013 22:14:07 | More by Leftbob
Photo of JAlvy


3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Eco friendly brewery that makes very quaffable beer. Hop Notch IPA is a good example of an IPA. Crisp, hoppy, and smooth malt finish. Had a 1/6 keg of it and it poured a nice thick head and straw color with a bready and hoppy aroma. Good balanced beer and clean finish. I recommend checking out there line of beers. Will buy again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2013 04:34:33 | More by JAlvy
Photo of ExtraStout


3.64/5  rDev -9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2013 23:12:30 | More by ExtraStout
Photo of HoppyPeteSkolnik31


3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

At PJs Bethlehem

A: Finger thick head that leaves a dense lacing throughout the pint, nice deep orange color

S: Oily, citrus hops with some biscuit malt in the nose

T: Same as the smell. Resiny, oily, hops with a nice malt backbone to provide balance. Delicious.

M: Mild carbonation, not too thick. Well balanced.

O: A very tasty offering, from Utah nonetheless. Hoppy and flavorful, overall a good beer for anyone who enjoys hoppy beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2013 03:19:41 | More by HoppyPeteSkolnik31
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good though not exceptional IPA, on tap at Capone's Restaurant. Big IBU, fruity and orange taste. Spider lace. Decent drinkability, however some bleach in the finish. Decent drinkability despite imperfections because of the hop complexity. Middling for all the great IPAs out there.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2012 17:36:27 | More by Sammy
Photo of Darkmagus82


3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2012 22:25:00 | More by Darkmagus82
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North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - reddish hazy color. Decent carbonation with lacing.

S - Slight fruity, piney and malty

T - Earthy, grapefruit, caramel, malty but not overly bready. Hopped nicely

M- medium body and medium carbonation

D - Really enjoy this beer. The hop character with the malts really come together for me.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2012 16:22:12 | More by jtd1969
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New York

3.13/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: amber with a thin film of white head.
S: bready malts and fruit on the nose.
T: flavors are also pretty bready. Caramel maltiness, just a touch of balance from the herbal fruity hops.
M: nice medium mouth and good carbonation.
D: kind of struggling with this one, I'm not impressed. Kind of a bready malt bomb.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2012 20:41:16 | More by washburnkid
Photo of Mounty4Life


3.6/5  rDev -10%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2012 22:36:42 | More by Mounty4Life
Photo of thecheapies


3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Burnt orange color with hop haze. Overpour left little in the possibility for a billowing head. I'll settle for my foam ring.

Aromas are dominated by tropical fruits and some pine. Pineapple and grapefruit most noticeable. Light toast to the malt grains. Has a semi-slanted balance to it.

Canned pineapple, evergreen, grapefruit pith, melon, and light orange. Moderate levels of bitterness. Semi-dry with some oiliness. Intricate flavors scatter from fruit to fruit to flower. Has that snappy plant astringency to it. Hints of peach and lemon. Chalky flavors in the middle. A bit thin, but above-average in the way the carbonation works hard.

Great IPA. Thank you for landing in PA.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2012 03:47:42 | More by thecheapies
Photo of AEArider


3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a glowing copper with a creamy off white head and exquisite lacing as I drank. Smell was a citrusy hoppiness, taste expanded to the citrus profile lemon essence and other complexities. Mouthfeel was smooth and a bit oily-surprisingly refreshing considering the abv. Overall very enjoyable and a great addition to my meal.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2012 01:07:29 | More by AEArider
Photo of devilben02

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from my home tap with a a bright yellow-orange color and a thick, foamy head, this beer has an aroma of light citrus and woodsy hops combined with a likewise light bready malt character. The flavor is more pronounced, with a bitingly bitter combination of dull grapefruit rind and grass, although there is also a mild malty presence to provide some semblance of balance. The mouthfeel is resinous and substantial, enhancing the bold, bitter flavor. Overall, this is a solid, bright IPA that impresses but doesn't stand out.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2012 17:29:36 | More by devilben02
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North Carolina

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

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a clear, slightly pale copper-brown coloring with a foamy, light, frothy, off-white head. Aromas of wet, resiny, citrus hops with a subtle toffee backbone. Flavors are hop forward and rich, with a clinging resin and bitter character. Toffee backbone remains light, but strong enough to balance the strong hops profile. Very well blended and smooth, the beer has a slightly bitter, resiny aftertaste. Solid body, with a layered lacing on the glass as you drink. The finish is smooth and clean, with a touch of bitterness to give a slight drying feel. Very solid IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2012 17:06:09 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of JTSbeerislife


3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the fridge, 6/10/12, notes taken when served.

12+ oz. poured into a German style lager glass, slightly tuliped, mostly straight.

Pours a nice, medium, ½” thick, off white head, which has very brief longevity and very good lace.
The color is medium amber, average.

The aroma starts out with medium, spicy, lightly piney, resiny hops, with a citrus tang, followed by medium rich malt, a nice toasty, balanced character with some Ale yeast present. The hops dominate of course, but there is a definite malt presence.

Average crisp entry on the palate of medium distinct bitter hops, herbal and resiny with a hint of lemon, quite enjoyable and refreshing, followed by medium refined malt, toasty, with some Ale yeast in the back. Medium full body with a light carbonation and medium, balanced, sweetness.

Medium long finish of bitter hops and rich toasty malt. The hop oils linger well with the malt peeking through occasionally.

A very good IPA, tasty. Perhaps not in the top tier of its peers.
Worth a test drive.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2012 01:09:38 | More by JTSbeerislife
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4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at Paradise by the Slice.
The body was a golden/orange color body with a small head on it. The smell was nice of pine and a hint of citrus. The taste was nice strong of bitter hops and pine flavor on the back of the tongue. Very nice mouth feel and overall a really good hoppy beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2012 02:27:17 | More by chefhatt
Photo of Chaney

District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Kramerbooks in DC.

A: Poured a hazy, apricot color, with a 1.5 finger vanilla head that stuck around throughout the session.

S: OMG.... this was a Bell's Two-Heated clone and then some! It had the same brand of fruity, tangerine-infused hop bite that was to die for.

T: Not too sweet.... the hops did a great job at breaking that up. It had a really nice, refreshing, tangerine and apricot flair and a pleasant, yet intense bitter aftertaste.

M: Ridiculous lacing, bitter, and fruity as hell. Like I said before, the tempered, well-tamed sweetness was kept in check in the best type of way.

O: When did Bell's move to Utah?

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2012 08:33:21 | More by Chaney
Photo of weeare138


3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a transparent light gold with a small white cap that quickly fades into a collar. Streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of light citrus, and flowers with a touch of pine sap.
Taste is of the aromas with a bitey bitterness found in the swallow.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, light, and refreshing with a dry finish.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2012 17:31:46 | More by weeare138
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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,102 ratings.