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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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581 Reviews
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Reviews: 581
Hads: 3,813
Avg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 146
Gots: 1,026 | 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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Reviews: 581 | Hads: 3,813
Photo of cervezango
3.57/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

opaque orange, with a thick bumpy head

smells very sweet,some banana, mostly floral sweetness.

very sticky coating mouthfeel .

some sweet dough flavors. very sweet too sweet. only hop character comes out in after taste. not my type of IPA.

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Photo of Miller138
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle
Deep gold/Straw color with some haze. Not a heavy head at all, moderately carbonated.
Aroma is pleasant with a biscuit/bread nose and some earthy hop notes.
Nicely balanced beer for the style - starts with a touch of caramel sweetness that fades quickly then re-emerges a little at the finish.
Hop profile has a little of everything with a grassy/earthy character with spicy notes and a slight grapefruit/citrus finish. Good stuff!

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Photo of Ben_Swartz
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into tulip. Best before date: 9/13/15

L: Golden amber with a white head. The head is about 1 finger when poured. Head retention is nice as it lingers around 1 finger. The lace is great.

S: Citrus hops right off the bat. Very fruity and floral. A little spicy. A hint of malt comes cuts through the hops. Smells very nice. Can't wait to taste it.

T: A caramel malty backbone accented by the bitterness from the hops.

F: Medium mouth feel. Very carbonated. The finish isn't as dry as I was expecting.

O: A terrifically refreshing IPA. I will definitely be picking up some more while I can.

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Photo of MarkQ617
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a growler of this, had it poured into a pint glass. Color is a medium copper, good look for an ipa. The flavor is bold, plenty of hops and pine, very crisp. Probably more carbonation than i'd like but not bad. Havent been a big uinta guy historically, but this is their flagship as far as I can tell and it's quite nice.

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Photo of hman43
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It pours dark golden with orange tinges and a full white head that leaves plenty of lacing. It has citrus aromas with hints of pine and lemon. The flavors are a piney, citrus combination with a moderate bitter bite on the palate.

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Photo of Bugs318
3.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brilliant orange-tinged copper colour with an ever-so-slightly-off-white head of low retention. Nose wafts floral, pine, and pineapple notes. Taste is more pine forward and resinous, but though a decent bitter linger, it has a pretty malty beginning with honeyish qualities, and some present ethanol. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A touch oily.

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Photo of Kennethzelljr
3.38/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange peel and pine is all on the nose,and undertones of lemon zest.big and bold with a decent malt background. i feel though it was a little boozy tasting and off balance but depends what style ipa you're in the mood for.maybe tomorrow I'll love it

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hop Nosh pours a hazy golden color with a big lacing long lasting head. There is a big hoppy aroma. The taste is very very earthy, with big roasted malt flavors. Flat feel, but strong flavors. Overall its a very malty and earthy IPA with strong flavors.

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

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a rich medium coppery amber with a fine two finger off-white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus and piney hops, smells good. Flavor is also a base of caramel malt with orange, lemon citrus and piney hops which transition to a more grapefruit and resinous piney hop finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess, good mouth feel. This is my favorite profile for IPAs, with a well balanced, flavorful caramel malt supporting interesting hop flavors. Hop bitterness a bit understated, but good and flavorful. Well done. I'd be happy to drink this any time.

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Photo of Jcorn
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Is it hop nosh or hop notch? Either way, solid IPA. Nothing special & oddly I mean that in a good way. Clear & dark for an IPA. This is firmly embedded in a mix of other great, not amazing, IPAs like Titan, Union Jack, etc. You'll be happy drinking this if you like IPAs.

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Photo of pagriley
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap
Golden Amber with heavy lacing
Citrus and pine, fresh, and no dank
Grapefruit, citrus with a clean bitter bite
On the malty side. Good backbone and mouth feel to hold up to the bitterness

Overall a solid go to ipa

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

Smell is bready and slightly sweet with earthy hops. Taste is bitter up front with a lingering caramel fruity sweet aftertaste. Could pass as a DIPA. Nice beer. yb

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

12oz can into a tulip.

A: pours a slightly hazy pure copper with 1" white head that recedes at a moderate pace. Retention & lacing are quite nice.

S: Spicy, off-sweet tropical fruit & citrus up front. Hints of bready malt & flat-out black pepper follow. A touch of pine is detectable. Smells absolutely amazing.

T: Leads with the kind of brutal bitterness that I love. Beneath that is a very complex blend of citrus rind, lemon/lime soda & grass. There's a touch of resinous dankness married to bready malt on the mid palate before that bitterness comes back to lead out the finish.

M: Moderate carb & a pretty big soapy body help to support everything that's going on flavor-wise.

O: This is a tremendous IPA!

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Photo of bbudell
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 1 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Camping in Acadia, scored this at Gott's store and saved my life. Outta the bottle was a bite that I needed while camping with the fam. Get it and give 'er a try.

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Photo of TH28
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can. 4/24/15 code date. Appearance: deep golden and clear, with a frothy, white foam cap. Aroma: Possibly subdued by age, but get some musty citrus and grassy notes. A bit of melon and pineapple. Nice, but a little weaker than if fresh. Taste: Sweet caramel malt up front, giving way to grassy and melon hop notes. Bitterness is soft, but hits on the swallow. Mouthfeel: Medium with light/medium carbonation. Finish: Finishes dry with sticky resin on the tongue and lingering bitterness. Overall: Really like the malt character of this one, with an almost candy like sweetness to balance the bitterness. Balances well and is very drinkable for a 7.3% American IPA.

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Photo of fx20736
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

turbid honey, thin, frothy white head. Aroma is a masterful blend of pine, citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is same as smell with a dry sting at the end. Medium full feel with some prickly carbonation. A tasty, enjoyable beer.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can dated "best before 11/1/15" (so it's still got about 4 months on the meter) into a pint glass. Pale amber with a thick, persistent, eggshell-colored head. Medium carbonation.
Pine resin dominates, although perhaps there is a tiny bit of citrus lurking in the background. Slight malt sweetness, but doesn't balance the piney hops. Surprisingly bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel.
This is my second rating, and I think I got it right the first time. I like hops, and I like IPAs...but this one's just too one-dimensional for me.

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Photo of Catracho5
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass

A: Orange, amber color with a nice creamy fluffy white head, lots of lacing, not much head retention, cloudy, some carbonation.

A: Sweet malts come through really strong, fresh pine needles, grapefruit, citrus rind, not getting any alcohol on the nose.

T: Piney, citrus rinds, bitterness, sweet malts at the end on a dry finish, tastes great.

M: Medium mouthfeel, dry finish.

O: I really liked this, citrus bitterness reminded me of fresh grapefruit rind, citrusy bitterness is prevalent, I picked up a strong malt presence, but really leans towards the bitter side than maltier side. This beer is definitely worthy of another purchase.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hop pour a rich copper color. The aromas are mostly of brown bread and nuts. The taste is an interesting combination, I get some citrus, grapefruit and orange in particular. I also sense a bit of brown sugar. It drinks like a single IPA, but has a much flavor as most doubles. The creamy, smooth texture makes this go down very well.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really surprised by this one coming out of Utah. CT finally started getting Uinta a few months ago, if I recall correctly. Really great IPA here, not too heavy on the body but with some malt backbone to play with the hops. Hop note is front and center, nice citrus and pine.

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Photo of Mdog
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Gold, lots of particles, good head.

Smell: Nice citrus aroma, lemon.

Taste: Moderate sweetness, then tangerine and lemon citrus come through. Moderate bitterness.

Overall: Picked up a single to try of this new IPA to Minnesota. I was impressed, the tangerine flavor was a unique treat. Interesting lemon flavor also for an IPA.

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Photo of DaneBramage
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Amber
S: Piney and citrusy
T: Hoppy and citrusy, yet smooth
F: Nice aftertaste
O: Glad to see a smooth Utah IPA is available here in the Chicago burbs.

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Photo of Uhopia
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Every can kissed by St. Hoptimonium himself. Had it most recently out of aluminium. Not as good as the bottle, I have to say. But at $10/6, its a refreshing alternative to the usual suspects in my cooler. I do like the citrus-ness of the hop character and it is not overly malty.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark orange/Amber color. Nice big fluffy off-white head that lasted well and gave some great lacing all down the glass. Got some flowery and tropical smells with a bit of biscuity sweetness. Lots of grassy/piney flavors, but not as much sweetness in the flavor. Nice thick creamy mouthfeel, with a clean dry finish. Nice beer, I'll continue to look for this one.

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Photo of smanders
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had never heard of Uinta before stumbling onto a 6'er at Harris Teeter. Quick BA check confirmed this was an IPA I needed to try. Poured into a tulip for review.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful dark, clouded honey with caramel-colored head. Web-like lacing. Gorgeous!

Smell: Whets the appetite with citrus, sweet caramel, and biscuits.

Taste: Excellent "west coast" IPA. If you're craving oranges/grapefruit, herbs, and a little hop spice, this is your beer.

Mouthfeel: very smooth with just a touch of cloying resin.

Overall: Excellent; if the appearance, smell, and taste don't win you over, the $8.99 for a 6'er definitely will. A quality IPA without the jacked-up price! Love the compass in the bottle!

Thanks Uinta!

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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 581 ratings.