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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,935 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,935
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 88
Gots: 424 | FT: 0
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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4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I can't say that I really appreciated IPAs until I had this beer. I hate tons of pine and bitters. This beer to me was very drinkable. I LOVED the grapefruit taste and while it did have some bitter bite, it was not nearly as bad as some IPAs that I've had. The IBU rating is about a 82. That is high but to me the grapefruit flavor is so powerful it negates the feeling of massive bitterness. This beer is very hoppy for sure but the malts help to balance things.

BUY THE CANS! Don't buy this in bottles. The cans will prevent skunking and will stay fresher for longer.

While this was the first IPA that I liked. Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' was like this beer but a tad bit toned down. A lot less bitters (64 IBU rating). Check that beer out too!

Fear4Beer, Aug 08, 2014
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A 12 ounce bottle poured into shaker pint glass (cool label).

Appearance - Burnt orange color. Hazy. Big, course head. Great lacing.

Smell - Big nose. Orange rinds. Fresh.

Taste - Grapefruit hop flavor. Slightly bitter. Rosemary. There's a mild malt flavor just below the surface.

Mouth - Fizzy. Sharp.

Overall - This is a West Coast style hop bomb to be sure. An interesting ale but I wish the malt backbone was a touch more pronounced. Not quite the balanced, full-bodied flavor of a Sierra Nevada of a Firestone pale ale but still very drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Poured a hazy and honey shade with some golden highlights. The foamy, white-head dissipated quickly leaving a lot of lacing on the glass. The bottle label has a "best before" date.

The aroma will grab your attention right away as strong bitter tropical fruit and pine attacks your olfactory. The best before date is 1/10/15 and the aromatics strongly indicate freshness.

The flavor is not very subtle on the first few sips and this one screams hops; there is no doubt that you are drinking a true "American" IPA. The first flavor is pine that is quickly overtaken by almost harsh, bittersweet tropical fruit flavors. The ale is slightly abrasive on the palate. As the ale warms you can detect a smooth though faint malt profile. The hop also calms to a nice mandarin orange flavor with hints of honey.

All in all, this is quite enjoyable, especially after it has time to settle in the pint glass. It is a just a little too bitter and high in alcohol for me, but I am sure many will not agree. After trying a few mild and gentle 4.0 % ABV beers from this brewery, this ale came as a surprise.

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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,935 ratings.