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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

3,490 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,490
Reviews: 578
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 121
Gots: 780 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 3,490 | Reviews: 578
Photo of Atlas1
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First of all, we get this in cans in San Antonio, not bottles. I love the can. Love the color. Love the design. Love the compass around the top of the can. Love the fact that it says "Earth, Wind and Beer" on the can too. If I could rank stylistic points for appearance and creativity, this would get high marks.

But what's so great about the Hop Nosh is that the beer lives up to all the hype the can is bringing with it. It's a pretty dark apricot color with a good looking, thick head and some serious lace. Sticky, if you will. The nose is big on pine and citrus. Not flashy, but solid and totally what an American IPA should smell like. The taste is almost divine. Rich and assertive, the sweet malts grab you up front, tickle your taste buds for a brief moment, and then sit back and let the hops take over. Finishes rich with piney bitterness. Mouthfeel is chewy. You'll want to roll this one around in your mouth for a good while and enjoy it. Damn, this is a delicious beer.

This beer has become my go-to IPA these days. I just don't know how else to describe this except as the standard-bearer for the style. This is what all other IPAs should aspire to be like. For reals. And I love that it comes in cans as well. Well done, Uinta Brewing Co. Well done.

Photo of JasW
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A world class IPA. A waft of citrus upon opening. Pours a gorgeous golden amber sitting below a fluffy three fingered head that dissipates with fine lacing. Chewy hop edge, the kind of IPA you want to roll around on your tongue. This is the real deal.

Photo of brye570
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's what Every ipa should be top notch can't go wrong with this

Photo of MattR2014
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good ipa. Had in bottle could be a go to for me when I see it

Photo of andrewkkeenan
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So drinkable. A delicious IPA, not overpowering but deceptively strong.

Photo of Jmac55
4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tastes like a better version of ranger ipa from New belgium. Lots of pine flavor with a nice hop bitterness and a smooth finish

Photo of TryThemAllOnce
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First thing, the name seems to have an alias, it is pictured on BA with a label "Hop Notch" but is "Hop Nosh" on the bottles I just purchased! Weird. I spotted this at the local mini-market up the street and got it for $9.99 in a sixer (12oz).

The "best before date" is July 19, so this is apparently very recently bottled. First thing to note is this poured with a massive four finger head that sat up there for several minutes, the lacing is quite good on the glass, and the beer is a pretty one to behold, golden/copper and very clear.

There's some fruity and piny nose that is quite subtle, it's maybe the only dip in my evaluation, as I prefer my beers to make a strong statement in the aroma category.

The malt/hop balance is well done, very drinkable and tasty, just the right amount of carbonation - it makes my mouth happy.

This is a well executed IPA, I will certainly not hesitate to purchase again (soon!).

Photo of coltonbrimhall
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

- a murkier ipa thick holding head
- hop and sweet but not a lot of aromas
- a bright and mellow hop slight citrus very balanced
- a little light but not to carbonated
-good but not the best ipa needs more notes

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper color with a one finger white head. Aroma is citrus and pine, and some resin. Taste is pine, some more pine, citrus with a complimentary malt backbone and touch of malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium, a bit viscous even, definitely can tell the beer has body, which makes it tastier and you want to drink more of it. Overall a good, hop forward ipa that belies its strength and drinks smooth.

Photo of apokatastasis
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Dark amber in colour, almost reminding me of pine sap, with a thin head which recedes almost as quickly as it forms. Thick and sticky lacing is left on the glass after every sip.

Aroma: Big and bold hops, featuring strong pine and floral notes in the background, like sitting in the middle of a pine forest. This is a very strong and pleasing aroma.

Taste: As the nose suggests, this is very hop forward, particularly a load of bitter and piney hops which produces a huge but very gratifying flavour. This is certainly a hophead's IPA. There is also a strong malt background, balancing hop bitterness with malt sweetness. The proportion is good and yields a full-bodied yet drinkable beer.

Mouthfeel: Slightly viscuous, with little carbonation. It lightly coats the mouth and throat and has a lingering finish.

Overall: I think Uinta completely succeeded at what they were going for: a sensibly hop-heavy IPA with plenty of malt character to balance it and give it some complexity. This is a very fine beer that stands out amongst the plethora of American-brewed IPAs that flood the market today.

Photo of majorbase2
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a large white foam head. Decent retention recedes leaving a nice, smooth thin head. Good lacing on the sides. Visible carbonation.

Aroma is very strong. Lots of pine up front, paired with floral hops and citrus. Very vivid, lively aroma, that almost places me in the setting with all the odors.

Taste leads with Pine. Well hopped. Follows with a good amount of sweetness and hop bitterness. Some nice citrus on the back end, featuring grapefruit and pineapple, with mango sticking on the tongue.

Medium bodied. Low carbonation. A bit sticky. Pretty easy to drink, could definitely down a few of these. No hints of alcohol.

Overall, a very good IPA. Might actually make this one of my go-to's.

Photo of Vinitb91
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good "go to" IPA. Not overly hoppy for people that don't like too much bitterness. Great summer IPA when well chilled.

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Uinta Brewing Hop Nosh India Pale Ale, 7.3% ABV. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Appearance: lightly hazed, bright golden/amber coloring, with a beautiful, blooming white head.

Aroma: Bold and lively citric & floral notes. Gorgeous.

Taste: Bittersweet hop flavor grabs the palate at first, and never lets go. Medium-bodied, lean and easy. Long bitter finish, with just a pinch of malt sweetness.

The can is refreshingly free of gobbledygook, as refreshing as the beer is to drink. Just a straight up and down decent IPA. Good beer and you can drink it.

Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -24.1%
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.

Photo of mnrider
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours clear light amber with two fingers of creamy white head.
Tiny sediment particles can be seen. Great head retention with
excellent lacing.

S: Pine. Sweet malts. Hops. Resin. Fruits and some citrus.

T/M: Hops. Bitter. Pine. Citrus. Orange. Malt sweetness to help
balance. Has a creamy feel to it. Aftertaste is bitter and a little
citric. Medium bodied.

O: An easy to drink IPA. Well balanced with the typical hop
bitterness. Nice citric flavors of orange and grapefruit. I can see
this IPA being marketed as a session beer.

Cheers!!

Photo of Extol
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not so good in my opinion.

Photo of MNJR
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smooth and sweet, massive foamy head. Big flavor, honey, mint, citrus, sugar, vanilla. Slightly syrupy, but tightly carbonated. Very good.

Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy, almost murky, golden color. Fluffy head that lasts all the way throughout the entire beer. Smells citrusy, hoppy, a bit of pine or resin. Very tasty IPA. The hops are the main showcase of its flavor profile, but some citrusy grapefruit and resiny flavors balance it nicely. Its brewed with some malt to keep it smooth. This is enjoyable. Highly recommended by me.

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: brilliant amber under a 1’ white foam cap that produces sheets of lace.
S: woody, earthy hops
T: fruit and citrus up front, with a little sweetness and then by mid-palate it becomes bitter and dries out with a little hop driven astringency, culminating in a long bitter finish. The bitterness is herbal.
M: Clean, medium body and medium low carbonation.
O: A very freshing beer with big hops.

Photo of Twisted_Halo
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great overall beer. The best new IPA I've tried in a few weeks.

Photo of tomharris73
4.89/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My current favorite go-to ipa. I like it slightly better than Sculpin, which is a pretty awesome ipa. If you like your ipa's to taste "bright" and be boozy yet frighteningly drinkable, this one's for you.

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 1.79/12 oz can at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
BB 5/27/15 can at 40 degrees into hand washed and dried SA lager glass
Aroma piney
Head large (6 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, slooowly diminishing to 1 cm frothy layer
Lacing fair – partial rings and islands of tiny bubbles
Body light orange, slight haze
Flavor begins bitter with slight citrus taste, long hang time on the bitterness; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, slightly oily, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

Photo of Bierleichen
2.8/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sorry just don't like ipa's

Photo of HamdenHector
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; bronze colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin collar; very little lacing;

S: a heavy dose of pine with a hint of tropical fruit behind it;

T: all pine with moderate long lasting bitterness at the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish if you give it a minute;

O: so many IPAs I taste today feature citrusy or tropical fruit flavors; it was nice to get some pine character; not much complexity to it, but nice just the same;

Photo of drpimento
4.94/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a great beer from the get-go! Appearance is a huge cream-colored, long lasting head with lots of lace, and a clear, honey amber color. Aroma is equal parts grapefruit and resin with caramel malt and hints of cereal. Flavor’s just spot on balanced with perfect amounts of malt sweet, hop bitter, carbonic tang. Body is dialed in too. I want more!!

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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,490 ratings.