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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Reviews: 573
Hads: 3,773
Avg: 4.01
pDev: 27.43%
Wants: 143
Gots: 994 | FT: 2
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Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Beernoisseur on 10-04-2011

Bold and refreshing, this IPA combines an abundance of hops with a smooth malt profile.

82 IBU
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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
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

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Photo of Knapp85
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
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

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.77/5  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.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.89/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by 4/12/15.

Hazy pale amber topped by a clingy white cap. Nose is herbal, leafy, citrus rind, touch of grain. Faintly tropical note suggests minimal usage of some new school hop probably mixed with a bunch of oldschool hops. Taste is okay - bitter citrus rind, leafy earthiness, ear wax, grapefruit. Pretty bitter and dry, slight astringent mouthfeel. Clean fermentation. Malt backbone feels somewhat substantial, but it's buried beneath a lot of bitterness. Not a great beer by any means, but nothing particularly bad about it. Can't say I'd want to drink it again.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, from a random grocery store in Glendale, Colorado.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with a fistful of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some spidery cobwebbed lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds away.

It smells of musty, somewhat dank pine needles, watery orange juice, grainy, crackery pale and caramel malt, and further leafy, floral hops. The taste is bitter pine resin, orange cream, white grapefruit rind, gritty caramel malt, a touch of earthy yeast, and leafy, weedy, and moderately perfumed hops.

The carbonation is average in its bearing, not really in a palate-tickling mood, the body on the light side of medium weight, and actually more or less smooth, the hops really starting to act tardy. It finishes off-dry, the caramel sweetness exhibiting a decent final flourish in the face of an arisen hop bitterness.

A pleasantly hoppy, and duly balanced IPA, the flavours all meshing nicely. Any extra alcohol is well integrated, making this a warming and enjoyable tipple - Utah be representin'!

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Photo of emerge077
3.53/5  rDev -12%
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.

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Photo of oberon
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
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,

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Photo of womencantsail
3.26/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.39/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

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Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. I enjoyed this within a month of the 1/11/12 bottling date.

Pours a crystal clear golden copper, with a finger of thick, bright-white head that is showing maybe a bit more of an off-sheen depending on how you look at it. This holds tight, with a foamy ½ finger that leaves back a rich cascade of patchy lacing that sticks. The aroma smells floral and piney, with some bitter smelling fruit. More ripened tropical fruit mingles with herbal accents to help round out some of the harder edges of the nose, while a touch of honeyed sweetness from the malts sit along the back.

The taste has a full feeling citric bite to it that is packing some bright flavors, spreading bitter pith, resins, and spice the whole way to a strong lingering finish, with that pine laying in especially hard. This is mostly balanced by a lightly toasted grainy sweetness and a combination of some softer fruit notes and herbal tones that run the whole way through this. The overall bitterness here though unfortunately gets a little out of hand at times. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and while initially sharp on the tongue, spreads out nicely into more of a creamy slickness as the carbonation works itself towards the back of the throat. There is a bit of an alcohol presence to this which mostly pops the aggressiveness of the hops here.

I liked the initial full-on fresh power of the hops in this IPA but things ultimately finished a little too harshly for me to call this anything other than average to good. The aroma and overall feel are definitely high points of this though. I’d still say that it’s maybe worth checking out a single bottle of it before committing to a six-pack.

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Photo of mactrail
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a 12 oz poured into a pint and mug shared with tenderbranson69.

The color is deep amber with good clarity and thick cream with good retention and lace. The smell has lots of grapefruit aroma which is pleasant and floral hop ester with light citrus peel and light herbal odor. The feel is very good with moderate bitterness and slight resinous feel and moderate carbonation with a lasting bitter finish with dry quality.

The flavor is spicy and bitter from hops up front with nice citrus taste with subtle herbal quality and light malt sweetness with a piney finish and semi-sweet middle with a nice yeast creaminess with adds to the flavor and there is still enough malt to provide a nice bitterness that is not too sharp as it finishes. Overall a great, drinkable IPA, very hop forward as is eexpected and this is a good example of the style overall.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Small to lesser medium sized off white head settles to a quarter inch or less of frothy covering above a clear light caramel copper colored beer.

Light citrus and pine hops aroma just seems to get better as the beer warms a bit.

Fresh pine seems to be coming through more than anything else when drinking this IPA, along but to a lesser degree there is some citrus as well as a fresh cut grass aspect to the taste.

Dry aftertaste that seems to almost pucker the lips and leaves a slight citrus taste behind with this medium bodied beer.

Pretty darn decent IPA, not overwhelming but it has some nice citrus and pine hops characteristics that I like.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.18/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
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

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.31/5  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.

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