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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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2,105 Ratings

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Ratings: 2105
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 AlCaponeJunior


3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Great looking, tan to orange with a great light tan fluffy head that lasted and lasted and left sticky lacing.

Aroma is nice, good and hoppy. Flavor is also quite hoppy, as expected. The hops have a nice blend of citric, piney, and a little bit of floral notes. A nice bit of malty backbone gives the beer a pretty good overall flavor.

Body is a little weak and thin. it's not a huge downer tho. Overall the beer is tasty and I'll happily drink it anytime.

Serving type: can

03-26-2014 19:31:42 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Photo of StJamesGate

New York

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber blonde with creamy pocked can-pour head taupe head that speckles and rings.
Resin, musty lemon, and flowers - a bit muted.
Caramel biscuit, a bit of marshmallow, then Creamsickle orange hops with some pine resin and nectar.
Lemon herbal finish and lingering powdery bitterness.
Lt-med, very creamy, round.

This was a few days past its expiration date (old enough to be labelled Hop Notch, and that changed in November!) so that's a factor throughout, especially with the nose.
Not huge hops, but does have that soft but sneaky Cascade hit that was big ten years ago. Sessionable (aren't cans usually?) yet not sure that makes sense at this ABV. Makes up for in smooth body what it lacks in IBUs (hits like 50, but again, is that age?).

Too gentle, but I kinda want a sixer of it.

Serving type: can

03-20-2014 11:40:35 | More by StJamesGate


4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i saw this beer for the first time and never heard of it but im always up for trying a new ipa so i said what the hell.never heard of the brewery either.

first thing right off when you pop this cans top is a nuclear weapon of a hop bomb,the scent is world class to say the least and it explodes out of this can.

now on to the appearance,it pours out a very nice copper to hazy orange color spot on for the style, exactly what a ipa should look like.the head is good and it laces the glass very well.its a true beauty queen.

this beer smells like a hop paradise gone wild,their is malt for balance but not much.this is a hop nuckle sandwich to the nose but done well.

the taste is very good nice and hoppy and bitter at the end with a little malt in the front,top notch.if i had to knock it i would say its not exactly highly drinkable for an ipa its more like a double ipa in that regard.

its not too smooth of a finish and feels kinda heavy in your mouth but that again is more of what i would call a double ipa finish than ipa.still not bad at all.

over all its a very good ipa and one that you should try,i enjoyed it a lot and would buy it again.now their is nothing that stands out about this beer either i guess i should point out but hey everything doesnt have to be earth shattering or ground breaking.i love ipa and this just gives me another ipa to put in my go to list.

Serving type: can

03-13-2014 05:07:50 | More by BEERZILLA
Photo of babaracas


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

Pours a mostly clear amber with big off-white colored head. Lots of lace splattered on the glass as it slowly settles to a small cap. Smell: apricot, grapefruit, tropical fruit note, mini dank. Taste: pineapple, tropical note, citrus rind, sugary pale buried in lots of hop flavor and bitterness. Very nice.

Serving type: can

03-13-2014 03:15:40 | More by babaracas
Photo of ZoomanCru


2.49/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Hop Notch – IPA (7.2%) - Uinta Brewing Co. (Utah)

App: Pours a rich amber with a nice one and a half finger off cream white head that retains well and leaves high, tight lacing all around the glass. Slightly cloudy, but not against style.

Smell: American piney and resinous hops dominate nose with a slightly sweet, tropical fruit note to them. Hints of passion fruit and grapefruit. Slight hint of overripe banana and cantaloupe. Malt is very faint and slightly biscuit like. Slight solvent, but not overbearing.

Taste: Pretty much falls in line with the aromas in the nose, with some pretty severe alcoholic heat after the swallow. Malt balance is a little off, with not quite enough sweetness to counterbalance the massive hop bill in this one. Hops are good overall, beginning with some pretty strong herbal notes that are taken over by more piney flavors. Eventually overcome entirely by the alcohol heat.

Mouth: A little thin bodied. Carbonation is low, which doesn't compliment the style at all.

Home tasting, 12oz can into Snifter. 1/27/14.

Serving type: can

01-28-2014 04:32:23 | More by ZoomanCru
Photo of PicoPapa


3.64/5  rDev -9%
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.

Serving type: can

01-24-2014 02:47:04 | More by PicoPapa
Photo of donkeyrunner


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

Enjoy by 3/14/14. Amber color with a showy off-white pale beige head. Cans!

Juicy fruit hop aroma and sweet hard candy-like malt. Sharp, buzzing grass.

Sharp, grassy citrus, bitter lemon with a slightly floral/oily potpourri finish. A bit heavy on the malt IMO but I'm pretty sensative about that.

While it doesn't have the je ne sais quoi of Sculpin or Lunch it's definately in that 1B IPA tier of Baxter Stowaway and the like. Great stuff.

Serving type: can

01-22-2014 00:14:36 | More by donkeyrunner
Photo of johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from the Lazy Dog
Pours s lightly hazy dark golden color that borders on amber with a huge fluffy whit head that persists for quite a while. Aromas of citrus and pine with some faint green onions and a solid hit of bready caramel malt to back it up. The flavor is actually quite malt forward with lots of sweet bread and rich caramel and toffee notes. Pine, resin, and a bit of green onion flavor provides a bit of balance. Firm hop bitterness. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy and resinous mouthfeel. My can shows a best before 1/25/14 I'm not sure when that means it was bottled, but I found this a bit malty for an IPA. Decent enough and drinkable, but I'd grab something else before this again.

Serving type: can

01-06-2014 01:14:42 | More by johnnnniee
Photo of Florida9


3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A nice looking beer. Gold in color. Clear. Forms a large, fluffy, and stable head. Good amount lacing.

S: Aroma is okay. Some lighter caramel notes mixed with grassy and herbal hops.

T: Taste is simple, but good. Light sweetness. A touch of caramel. More herbal hops. Maybe a touch of pine, but not much.

M: On the lighter side of medium. Moderate bitterness. Appropriate carbonation.

O: Not a bad beer. A good everyday drinker, but not one I'd bother seeking out.

Serving type: can

11-03-2013 23:06:24 | More by Florida9
Photo of MNishCT77

District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. can purchased at Franklin's Brewery & General Store in Hyattsville, MD., unknown bottling date but enjoy by 11/12/13, poured into my Weyerbacher tulip glass, drank 10/25/13 over an hour.

A: 2/3 - golden-orange coloration, moderate clarity (can see but not read through), initial frothy white head resolves into 1/2-1 finger head, moderate alcohol legs which re-agitates the carbonation on swirling

S: 9/12 - lots of citrus fruit - grapefruit, pineapple, apricot and tangerines - hop character likely from "C" hops, very little dank/piney hop character; although the hops predominate, there is a caramel/biscuit malt character detectable for balancing

T: 14/20 - on the anterior tongue, Florida citrus fruit bitterness and flavors are most apparent; it the middle of the mouth, there's a mild bitterness with some caramel sweetness that starts to emerge; mild-to-moderate sweetness on the back end but overall dry, little aftertaste

M: 4/5 - medium body with some hop oils sitting on the tongue, some alcohol fullness but easy tio drink and doesn't taste like 7.3% ABV; high carbonation that does not detract from the flavor profile

O: 7/10 - solid single IPA from an excellent brewery

TOTAL = 36/50

Serving type: can

10-26-2013 05:44:52 | More by MNishCT77
Photo of dougfur

New York

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darker straw color, very clear, decent head. The smell is a bit skunky and just a touch oniony, it's all hops, and pretty good, but not quite enough of the floral/citrus/fruity side for my tastes. The taste is very good, but same issue for me. Well made, well priced beer that I would drink again, but I wish the hop bill could be tweaked a little.

Serving type: can

10-08-2013 23:59:06 | More by dougfur
Photo of beergoot


3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clean looking, light copper body sporting a thick, lasting, finely foamed head. Good, pine-like hop aroma. Light, toasted malt flavors interspersed with a bold hop bitterness from start to finish; juicy. Medium bodied, crisp, clean, with a dry finish.

This beer looks good (lots of lacing and sticky foam clinging to the glass), tastes like an excellent IPA should (at least an American version) with strong hop flavor and bitterness throughout, and drinks easily with a relatively light body. Perhaps a little weak in the aroma department, but overall, a very classy beer.

Ah, canned beers have come along way over the past few decades...

Serving type: can

09-30-2013 23:16:33 | More by beergoot
Photo of DenverHopHead


3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can dated best by 12/9/13, into a tulip.
Appearance - gold, clear and bubbly with a fluffy, pillow white head! Lacing all over the glass!
Smell - citrus hop forward, some grass and pine, West Coast IPA in nature, but a bit disappointing.
Taste - balance of hops and malts, but this is clearly an IPA from a can.
Feel - nice grapefruit bitterness, but the slight aluminum presence prevents me from getting too excited.
Overall - ultimately, a solid IPA. I usually give a little extra love for craft beer in a can, for convenience, though this one may be limited due to the fact it's in a can.

Serving type: can

09-28-2013 01:50:36 | More by DenverHopHead
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New York

3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a sam adams glass, developed a great full head which lasted and laced well. Head had a creamy, off white appearance and the beer was slightly hazy with a dark golden color. Aroma was very hoppy with floral and citrus notes. Tasted floral and spicy with some grain noted and a good hop finish. Mouthfeel was medium with a dry lingering aftertaste.

Serving type: can

09-13-2013 21:59:15 | More by Huffs
Photo of Kendo

New York

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

A: Poured from the can into a pint glass. Body is clear coppery/amber that appears more dark golden when backlit. Nice 2-finger ecru-colored head settles on top, leaving behind a decent amount of foamy lace on the glass.

S: Not a terribly strong nose - for the hops there's pine and citrus and something herbal or floral. But there's also some moderate sweetness too.

T: I'm warming up to it more after a couple sips. First impression: I was surprised by the sweet foundation, which made me think of sugar and brown sugar. After a couple of sips, however, the hops seem to kick in and coat the palate with a solid dose of pine - needles and resin. Also some spiciness that at times recalls rye. Finishes with a good lingering bitterness that brings to mind pine (again) and a touch of lemon or maybe orange peel.

M: Good creamy feel to this one. Heft is middle of the road, maybe a tad bit heavier - this is clearly not one of those "session IPAs." Carbonation is modest.

O: Solid stuff. Not blown away by it, but it's good.

Serving type: can

09-13-2013 00:34:37 | More by Kendo
Photo of flagmantho


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

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich orange hue with a dash of haze and a light effervescence. Head is three fingers of frothy ivory foam with a hint of orange. The head is sticking around a good long time and leaving a thorough lace on the glass. Great!

Smell: sweet malt with a dash of breadiness and spiciness. Hops are piney, herbal and resiny. Well-enough crafted, but not my favorite IPA profile.

Taste: citrusy, piney, sweet and a little bit herbal. Bitterness is moderate but raspy in character; it's kind of in-your-face without being a hop bomb. I actually rather like it; the citrus in the flavor really adds something that is missing in the aroma.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a nice smoothness and a moderate creaminess. Not too bad.

Overall: this is a good beer, although it almost feels more like a pale ale than an IPA. Still, it's tasty and drinkable!

Serving type: can

08-30-2013 22:04:45 | More by flagmantho
Photo of dsal89


3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Serving type: can

08-27-2013 04:11:32 | More by dsal89
Photo of LI_PO12


4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can into Pint class best by nov 2013.

Appearance- Gold, clear, 1 1/2 finger white head, nice retention

Aroma- Very big pine, citrus, tropical, dank, slightly sweet caramel, somewhat floral

Flavor- Piney, sticky resinous citrus, a little less tropical than the nose, good firm bitterness, but still easy to drink, caramel malt backbone

Mouthfeel- Medium, with good carbonation

Overall- Very nice IPA, refreshing, bitter with a good range of hop flavors and aromas. Liking the can form as well, worth a try for hop heads.

Serving type: can

08-26-2013 03:15:05 | More by LI_PO12
Photo of micromaniac129


4.61/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very aromatic from the moment I popped the tab. The hop aroma was fresh and wet with maybe hints of citrus dankness.
The appearance was equally enticing. A clear orange amber colored beer with moderate carbonation. The head pours tall and thick as all get-up.
The taste was really good and was bold and hoppy. Malty yeah but who really cares when you get a nice and fresh and hoppy IPA. It's all about the hops baby!
I'll say this though the malts were lip smacking sweet.
Hops were fresh and dank with some citrus and floral notes. Drinks smooth and easy and even with the boldness of the hops, it's not bitter at all.
Definitly case worthy.... if fresh. Drinks nicely with Elastic Bond's Find a Way.

Serving type: can

08-25-2013 12:27:49 | More by micromaniac129
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3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a shaker pint glass. Best by date: 11/12/13
Poured a clear golden orange with a 1.5 - 2 finger head full of bubbles which lasted a long time; finally leaving a thick sea foam head towards the end.
Tons of citrus and piney aromas coming off of it as soon as I popped the top!
Love the taste! Citrus-grapefruit and citrus rind flavors. Nice bitterness and a hoppy finish.
A nice amount of carbonation on this one.
Really enjoyed this and will definitely seek out more, such an easy drinker it's almost dangerous!

Serving type: can

08-16-2013 23:59:25 | More by jhartley
Photo of JMScowcroft


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

Uinta Brewing Company - Hop Notch IPA, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours a clear copper amber with a glorious foamy head that leaves chunky rings of lacing.

Smell - Straight dank citrus hops with a sweet caramel malt backbone. Fairly typical AIPA aroma but good nonetheless.

Taste - Juicy citrus hops that make was for blended sweet malts, then ends piney hop bitter.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied and smooth. Great drinkability. Slightly warming but it is a 7.3% AIPA but it's not bad at all. Rests slightly bitter and dry.

Overall - Solid brew, doesn't necessarily stand out in the vast sea of this style but still it is a solid brew and it is respectable. I wouldn't turn one down!

Serving type: can

08-03-2013 20:21:36 | More by JMScowcroft
Photo of LeRose


3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

$1.80 for a 12 ounce can, poured into pint glass.

Aroma was very strong grapefruit/citrus/tropical fruit, some pine notes and resin, nothing remotely floral about it. Very slight malt (caramel?) in the background.

Big frothy beige head that laced all the way to the bottom, orange body with a very slight cloudiness.

Flavor - definite slap from the bitterness. Almost too much, but it went away quickly. Very reminiscent of grapefruit rind with a little sting from the resin. Some sweetness to it, but malt was not very pronounced - more of a complimentary role rather than the star. Some tropical fruitiness thrown in the mix.

Mouthfeel - lively, well carbonated, very light. Nothing lingered - nice, clean, crisp feel. Refreshing.

Overall thought this was good to very good. Paired excellently with some spicy Thai take out we were eating.

Serving type: can

07-22-2013 21:41:27 | More by LeRose
Photo of Traill


4.63/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I used to enjoy IPA's in just the colder months-thought they were kinda heavy for the summer. Fast forward to the last few years, the number of tasty not too heavy IPA's is enough to keep me from having to switch to a pilsner when it's 90 out. Big fan of this one.

Serving type: can

07-17-2013 13:04:23 | More by Traill
Photo of gabedivision

New York

4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can to a Saranac snifter glass

A- pours a slightly hazy deep golden amber with a tight white bubble head with a beautiful slimy lacing

S- sticky bud, very dank, big pine tons of citrus, oranges, mango, grapefruit and touches of sweet caramel

T- nice sticky hop resin up front on the tongue, peaches and mango and sugary grapefruit. Just a huge citrus hop blast, hop juice all the way. Finishes nice and try with a touch of bitterness

M- medium bodied, smooth drinking ipa, low carbonation. Fruity with slight bitterness and a nice dry finish

O- damn good ipa that I had never heard about. Has all the great components you want from a ipa, pine, citrus, resin, just all around some tasty shit

Serving type: can

07-17-2013 00:51:15 | More by gabedivision
Photo of Pencible


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

A: This poured a clear gold with lots of white head.
S: It smelled like fresh grapefruit and pineapple, with some sweet honey malt.
T: It tasted like grapefruit and green mango, with some pineapple and sweet hungry malt. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was fairly thick with a little carbonation. Nice big body.
D: This was a great IPA. Great tropical scent and taste, with solid body and a smooth finish. Easy to drink, and quite worth going back to drink more. Yum.

Serving type: can

07-04-2013 19:14:02 | More by Pencible
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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,105 ratings.