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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,102 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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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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11JON11MO

New York

4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance = nice golden amber with a beautiful full head
Smell = Very nice citrus pine aroma
Taste = Very nice grapefruit - citrus expected from an IPA
Mouth feel = good feel until the expected deadening results
Overall = I really like this IPA from the tap into my growler into my belly
A-

Serving type: growler

10-06-2013 01:41:23 | More by 11JON11MO
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Ego

New Jersey

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

$10.99 for a growdog @ ole joe canal's locally...

eyes...
2 fingers of soapy/craggy head that is in no rush to leave the party, somewhere between golden and orange hues, not much carbonation commuting up to the head but the retention and lacing do not suffer, pretty god looking

nose...
herbal and citrus hop, orange peel with sugar on the edges, just clean, crisp and fresh with nothing out of place and nothing in your face, a nice balance

taste etc...
the carbonation is strange, it really needs more bite to up the lip smack factor, right now it is a touch to flat, decent bitterness lingers on the after gulp, you get all the same notes in the mouth as noticed by the nose.. except that the body lacks here without the right level of carbonation. there isn't much to say about this, even my BS can only go so far, this is pretty middle of the road

verdict?
an average APA with a slight kick in the ABV area, nothing bad here, just nothing worth going bonkers over. if it is your only option at a bar when you want a nice hop bitterness, go for it.

music: minus the bear - infinity overhead

Serving type: growler

09-23-2012 05:29:55 | More by Ego
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elgiacomo

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz Growler, nice fresh batch from mid-December 2011. Served at around 45F.

Pours lightly cloudy yellow/orange/gold with a nice two finger off-white head that leaves beautiful sticky drippy rings of clumpy lacing and holds a nice cap. Purty!

Aroma starts with real nice citrus, mostly tangerines, some lemon, some pineapple, grapefruit, touch of apricot, along with floral, grassy and pine notes underneath, some light cracker malt as well. Very nice.

Flavor is juicy citrus, tangerines, orange, some grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, a little pine and grass, light bready malt, mild sweetness, and very nice bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little creamy, a touch sticky, good carbonation.

Impressive! I’ve been hearing nothing but good things and after missing out on a batch of bottles at the store, I HAD to snag a growler before it disappeared and I’m glad I did. Very juicy IPA, incredibly drinkable and one I will definitely buy again in the future!

Serving type: growler

01-28-2012 03:45:40 | More by elgiacomo
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r0nyn

New York

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

Poured into my trusty Troegs pint glass from a growler.

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.

A solid, serviceable IPA from Uinta. I guess I was expecting more of the typical hop character from this, especially out of a growler. Nonetheless, an enjoyable brew.

Serving type: growler

01-24-2012 02:31:58 | More by r0nyn
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AgentMunky

California

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
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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

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
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rawfish

California

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
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BrandonLBC

Utah

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
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Mo_fro

Connecticut

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.

Enjoy-

Serving type: bottle

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

Michigan

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
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BTodd

Illinois

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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jimmah120

Minnesota

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
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Duhast500

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
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Dsimenson

California

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
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

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
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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.
Soon.

Serving type: bottle

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

Virginia

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
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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
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Celtics17

California

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
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BEERZILLA

Texas

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
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babaracas

Florida

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
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BeerWizard

Colorado

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
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reebtaerG

Maryland

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
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PaulyB83

Michigan

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
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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
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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,102 ratings.