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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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90
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2,095 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2095
Reviews: 427
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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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
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UCLABrewN84

California

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

Bottled on 1/11/12.

Pours a clear amber with a 1 inch beige head that settles to a thin film on top of the beer. Thin wispy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grapefruit, citrus zest, and some earthy herbal hops. A bit of an alcohol kick in the nose as well. Taste is of citrus zest, bitter grapefruit, herbal hops, with a subtle malt backbone. There is an assertive hop bitterness that sits on top of the tongue after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good IPA but the bitterness is pretty harsh on this one in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 03:26:35 | More by UCLABrewN84
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out a very nice golden amber with a little bit of a haze to it, but nothing terribly dramatic. A good amount of carbonation could be seen streaming up toward the top of the glass, which only served to reinforce the very nice head

The aroma was classic hop bomb of an IPA from the first whiff. No, mention of the alcohol what so ever in this one from the aroma through. Lots of fresh citrus hop aromas coming right at you with a delicate balance of bitterness and a touch of sugar as well. Definitely some light sweet notes coming through on it, especially as it warmed up a touch. Very nice feel here, with a rich medium body that was full of carbonation, offering you a very nice creamy feel as it went down,

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 06:25:43 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Bruery Provisions

The beer pours a clear golden orange with a white head. A really weird aroma. Quite floral with a little bit of grass and pine. Slightly sweet malt aroma, mostly bread. The flavor is moderately sweet without a ton of hop flavor either. It's mostly grass and line with a touch of floral hops and citrus peel. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2012 06:39:24 | More by womencantsail
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a very impressive head; three fingers of great stickage but relatively little lacing

Smell: Plenty of piney hops on the nose, but an equal dose of caramel and melon underneath

Taste: Up front, the malts take a stand, bringing caramel and melon; without missing a beat, the bitter hops also arrive, rather piney, with some pithy citrus as well; after the swallow and through the finish, both the malts and the hops maintain a strong presence though the bitterness lingers into the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A well-balanced beer; though not among my favorites, this beer is certainly an enjoyable example of the style

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 23:26:46 | More by brentk56
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Phyl21ca

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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BEERchitect

Kentucky

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
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metter98

New York

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation along with some small particles visible floating in suspension. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down but consistently covered the surface and left thick lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrusy hops in the nose—grapefruit and orange seem to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of citrusy hops along with a moderate amount of bitterness. There are some hints of caramel from the underlying malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied, smooth and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very well balanced IPA that is easy to drink and delivers a good amount of hop aromas and flavors without being overpowering. This isn’t nearly as bitter compared to other IPAs that have a similar hop profile.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 04:03:42 | More by metter98
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16 ounce pint - $5.25 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Clearish, copper-gold body with one full inch of sustained white foam. Good lacework on the descent.

Smell: Pale malts with a simple breadiness about it in the aroma with an element of alcohol mixed amongst the hop notes of resin, citrus pith, and florals.

Taste: Sweet, bready pale maltiness with a very, very thin edge of caramel. Spice, lemon rind, and a light dash of resins. Moderately bitter. A slight alcohol presence gives a lift to the bitterness (on the far end of the spectrum at 7.30%) Bready, bitterish finish with those resins still sticking around.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A little more alcohol than needed or desired. While not great it's decent enough, it's an IPA that just holds it own in the vast sea of IPA's out there these days.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2012 16:43:36 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 11/16/11.Poured into a standard pint a clear burnt orange with a tight formed 1/2 finger white head atop that settled into a soapy-like mass.Grapefruit aromas along with a bit of fresh cut grass show nice hop complexity,Amarillo-like sharp hop flavors like grapefruit and aspirin (wich I like),along with ha big shot of green herbalness,a caramel malt base does show thru a little.This a damn fine IPA,I admit Iam a little surprised at how well of a job Uinta did here.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 23:01:15 | More by oberon
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with a strong burst of grassy hops bitterness that is quickly followed by a heavy citrus and caramel sweetness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is very solid IPA to drink for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 03:22:09 | More by TheManiacalOne
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emerge077

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 8/27/2012
Poured into a tulip glass. Appears a bright and saturated deep orange color. Plenty of foamy head that left a drippy collar of lacing all around the glass. A cluster of bubbles clung to one side for the duration of the glass.

Soft floral aroma, light fruity canteloupe.

Lightly spicy bitterness, herbal and dry in the finish. Fairly malty, medium bodied with a bready heft to it. PIne and resiny herbals dominate the flavor. Moderate bitterness. A serviceable IPA but not all that memorable.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 00:15:33 | More by emerge077
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in NC, wish these guys were still in Arkansas... BBD of 03/03/13

Pours honey colored with 2 fingers of beige head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Catty & grassy, grapefruit

T: Grapefruit pith, lemons & lemon zest & a touch of grassyness up front. Some biscuitty notes as this warms. Become herbal & catty as this warms, pineyness & leafy hops in large quanititiesas well. Finishes grassy, catty, piney & grapefruitty

MF: Medium bodied, soft carbonation & great balance

I would love to try some of this fresher if possible, but fairly kick ass as it is, very quaffable

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 03:33:04 | More by russpowell
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drabmuh

Maryland

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

Beer on draft at Churchkey in DC. Beer is yellow and mostly clear with a thin white head, medium bubbles, some lacing on the glass.

Aroma is hoppy and sweet with a nice citrus aroma, it is a little weak though.

Beer is medium to light in body, it is fine on the palate, a little bitter on the finish and a little dry. Malt backbone is subdued, it is fine but nothing special about this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2012 16:16:44 | More by drabmuh
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jlindros

Massachusetts

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

Pours a light fizzy almost 1 finger head that fades semi slowly with a touch of lacing, over pale orange honey colored beer with lots of bubbles rising from the etch at the bottom and reinforcing the head.

Nose starts interesting, with some light citrus and floral hops, hint of tropical fruit, but then quickly fades so an earthy almost herbal gritty hop with some gritty pale malts underneath.

Taste starts with a decent bitter kick, earthy hops at first, the light citrus and hints of tropical fruit, then more grassy and herbal like hop flavors. The bitterness gets more and more as it goes, with an almost spicy hop that starts to break through towards the finish. The semi sweet grainy pale malt balances it fairly well, with a hint of caramel, for more of an east coast style IPA. The finish gets quite dry, very spicy and bitter earthy hop pellet taste, and the bitter hop flavor never seems to end.

Mouth is slightly bigger than med bodied, decent carbonation.

Overall not bad, typical east coast style IPA mostly, malty and hop balance, long bitter spicy hop finish, nice hops overall on the flavor but nothing special, but the nose lacks a bit as well. Although it could have been a bit better.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 23:25:55 | More by jlindros
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a copper color with a nice looking white creamy head on top. The smell of the beer was hoppy, it had plenty of floral citrus notes on the nose. The taste of the beer was full of bitter flavors from the hops used in this brew. The aftertaste had a light caramel flavor to it. The mouthfeel was clean and sharp feeling. Overall this beer was a good ipa, I would probably drink this one again I I came across it.

Serving type: on-tap

12-14-2011 22:19:52 | More by Knapp85
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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

Beer #35 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

Passed on trying this in CA, as I was sure I'd see it in UT. And, alas, here it is - and it was bottled 24 days ago.

There is a heavier amber color to this one than I would have expected for the style. Nose seems almost non-existent. Very faint tones of earthy hops. Flavor profile is quite earthy. Much more than I was hoping for, if I am going to be honest. The beer is still pretty solid though. Heavy malt base with a well managed hop influence on top of it giving it a fairly thick body. It's a good beer, but not really my cup of tea...err...beer, for an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2012 00:18:57 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

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

My first Uinta from Utah, I love the bottle you can get drunk and magnetize it and use it as compass since the glass is etched with cardinal directions. I've already drank half of the six pack and I'm really enjoying it so far, pours a brilliant copper color with slightly off white billowing head, leaves fine speckled lacing. Aroma big dank earthy citrus and a bit of the fine mary jane like resinous cannabis, light biscuit caramel malt backbone just barely present. Flavor upfront big juicy hops, pine, citrus, earthiness resinous flowing notes with a hint of malt in the backend, finishes semi dry I like the hops in this bottle. I will call it an almost west coast IPA, pretty damn good. Incredibly easy to guzzle, the hops don't linger with razor sharp bitterness yet have complex hop notes all day, I really dig the vibe I'm getting here. Resinous medium bodied hop oils glide well across my palate with sturdy carbonation, classic IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 01:48:03 | More by WVbeergeek
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smcolw

Massachusetts

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

Lightly hazy. Orange amber color. Good starting head, but it settles to a narrow band of bubbles. It does leave some streaky lace

Green,fresh hop smell with a strong scent of grapefruit.

A traditional American IPA, with lots of bitterness that is reminiscent of chile peppers. Very light malt. The body is good with an appropriate level of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 00:00:11 | More by smcolw
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Halcyondays

California

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours goldenrod to light orange with a medium white head, nice thick lace, solid retention.

S: Has some dank greeness initially but that blows off to reveal a lot of citrus.

T: Nice lemon zest with a lot of tropicality, pineapple for sure. Orange in there as well with a good hit of pine oil. A complex hop flavour, quite tasty.

M: Medium-bodied, resiny, soft carbonation, quite drinkable.

O: A very solid IPA right in that $10/6-pack arena which is good to see. This one was exactly one month old when I had it so I had it pretty fresh. Good beer, another nice IPA in the Southland at a great price.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 09:49:45 | More by Halcyondays
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mactrail

California

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

Pleasant rich hoppy ale. Nice nose of resins and flowers. Pours a golden amber in the wine glass. Rich and flavorful with a big malt presence. Sweet and spicy is the flavor profile. While not as bitter as many IPAs, the hoppy bitterness provides the right balance to the maltiness. A grapefruit flavor without any excessive harshness. A medium body with nice creamy mouthfeel.

Really drinkable and tasty. Among the better IPAs I've had this year.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 03:36:25 | More by mactrail
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a deep straw color with good carbonation and a small white cap

S: Some grass and hay with a dash flowers in there for good measure

T: Grassy with light citrus notes notes, somple but clean and tasty as heck. Wow. this beer hops and pops well.

M: Lighter to medium body with good carbonation, light floral and fresh cut grass lingers

O: Good IPA and a very clean, well put together IPA

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2012 02:28:02 | More by barleywinefiend
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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

one of the better india pales ive had in awhile. pours a reddish amber orangey color with a tall whte thick frothy head. smells resiny hops and red malts. flavor is very very citrusy. grapefruit, lemon peel, and piney hops. this is so complex and balanced. very refreshing for spring/early summer wearther, and a nice sturdy abv rounds out a very complete beer, and certainly the best ive had from uinta. feel is nice, medium to fuller bodied but very drinkable. i will be buying this one again

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 17:27:46 | More by StonedTrippin
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Poured a clear golden yellow with a small white head that receded mostly and left a bit of soapy lacing behind. I didn't get too much in the aroma, biscuity malts and a good mix of hops profiles. Not too flavorful either, I must say, light malts, crisp floral hops with some lemony pith coming through. A little bland overall, but that aside, this was definitely an easy drinker, and quite smooth going down. Pretty decent.

Serving type: on-tap

02-29-2012 06:15:57 | More by Rifugium
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Billolick

New York

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 11-17-11, yes, nice fresh hoppy IPA.

Pours hazed lighter amber, loose and fluffy of white head, some retention shown, then a loose film, thicker collar and decent low sheeting and spots of lace.

Pungent citric nose, chunks of fresh pineapple and grapefuit come to mind.

Fruity and flavorful. Hopped up and moderatly bitter on the back end AIPA. Easy to drink and enjoy every sip of this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 01:05:18 | More by Billolick
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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,095 ratings.