Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Reviews: 556
Hads: 3,680
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 133
Gots: 914 | FT: 1
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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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Reviews: 556 | Hads: 3,680
Photo of bubseymour
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking this on 6/30 with a "best before" date of 10/3/14 so it should be fairly fresh.

This is listed at 7.3% but it drinks much more like an 8-9% double IPA with the heavy resin texture on the mouth. Nice appearance, a really nice hop profile on the nose, with some citrus, floral, pine resin all mixed together nicely IMO. This beer is very under-rated and its an outstanding IPA. Very flavorful with a nice full bodied balanced mouthfeel and a citrus/pine hop balance with only moderate bitterness in finish. Definitely a go-to option for American IPA fans and hop heads as this one is easy to find and always available. I highly recommend this brew. (656 characters)

Photo of fscottkey
2.58/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Notes: Best by 09/14/14 (consumed 6/27/14). Poured into a nonic pint

A: A clear pale golden color. It produced a 1 1/2 finger head that is made of dense uniform bubbles. As the head recedes it leaves nice lacing.

S: Pine and resin scents are present.

T: First sip - metallic then bitter. After that I am getting a slight lemon zest taste - but only mildly citric.

M: Slight sense of carbonation. There is a bitter drying feel that I am not a fan of.

O: I don't like this one. It is bitter with no sweetness or citrus to balance it out. There was also a weird metallic taste and aftertaste. I would definitely pass on this one in the future. (646 characters)

Photo of beer456
4.64/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A very pleasant surprise from this little yellow can. The taste is very hoppy and clean. The smell was very fresh. And the ABV was high enough to pack a nice punch. I strongly recommend this beer, especially for IPA fans that don't like the sticky citrusy IPA. This IPA is mountain fresh. (288 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a medium amber-gold colored beer with a head that quickly fades away. The nose is faint, but offers some grassy hop notes. Flavor is mostly hops--moderately high bitterness, with rather acidic grassy, spicy hops. Not much malt at all. Dry finish. Neutral body, though nicely spritzy.

Completely ordinary IPA. (318 characters)

Photo of 1PA
4.83/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. Had in bottle and can. I must say the can is 100xs . Hop aroma is more intense. Maybe freshness caused . Very drinkable and easy to get. For my money really hard to beat. Bitterness is perfect crisp on the tongue but cleans very nicely. Carbonation is perfect. Would love to try on tap (298 characters)

Photo of kevanb
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can, best before 9/22/14, poured into a Three Floyds Pint glass.

The beer pours a soft golden color, hues of straw and copper, slight chill haze with a few bubbles rising to the top of the glass. A thick, foamy, frothy, white head, about 2 fingers high rises and settles nicely atop the beer that has nice retention and leaves a nice amount of soapy lace behind. The aroma is very pleasant, grassy hops, light piney resin, mild citrus with some wildflower and a soft, pale malt backbone. The flavors are nice, much more potent hop flavor, lots of citrus, wildflower, pine, hop spice and grassiness, diverse but balanced with just a kiss of pale, honey malt at the end, lightly sweet, but the hop bitterness isn't too over the top to begin with, very enjoyable. The body is nice, fairly juicy with a nice liveliness to it, coats the mouth well and finishes easily with a lightly dry bite.

Verdict: A very nice IPA from Uinta. This can definitely changed my perception of this beer, perhaps before, all my experiences, including draft, were from older and less fresh kegs/cans/bottles, but I am very impressed with this when fresh. Bright, balanced and refreshing, everything one could ask for in an IPA. (1,210 characters)

Photo of zac16125
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass
Best before: 7/25/14

A: Pours a very hazy, nearly opaque apricot orange with 2 fingers width of off white colored head. Head dissipates down slowly and leaves lots of nice lacing.

S: Lots of malts, come citrus, candied sugar. Smells nice, but hops definitely take a back seat.

T: Citrus rind and piney bitterness, hops as a whole definitely more prominent in the flavor than the aroma. Really nice hope profile with a huge degree of bitterness. Malt backbone holds its all together.

M/D: Full bodied, appropriate carbonation, drying on the finish, drinkability is average.

O: Overall, a good beer. I liked this one quite a bit. (666 characters)

Photo of jameswaldo
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I pour a cold 12 oz bottle of this fine IPA into a cool rinsed pint glass, lifting the pour to make an excellent durable creamy head that leaves lacing all the way down. Even the last drop has a foam top: prettiest SRM whitish-orange turbid Color #7 (Creamsicle?) you could want on an IPA. Uinta claims its SRM is 15, but not in Ithaca sunshine, it's not. (The 82 IBUs they claim seem right, though it's a real suave bitterness.)
The smell isn't as aromatically florally hoppy as my favorite IPA, but a lively verdant hop bine green vegetal aroma is good intro to the delicious taste. Especially appealing to me is the aftertaste, which lingers in a long comfortable mouth-watering gentle foundation of bitter that bitter lovers like me need for IPA to work right.
Mouth feel is smooth, carbonation excellent and long lasting for the glass that lasts a half hour of sipping with a sourdough beer pretzel and NY roasted garlic cheeze curds.
This is a bit pricey for my budget, and definitely not locavore, but so good I'll probably have to get it again. (1,052 characters)

Photo of sulldaddy
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pouring a cold bottle into a snifter. A gift from my brother Curt.
the beer pours a very cloudy copper color with fizzy bleached white head that foams up about 1 cm and then fades to an edge layer.
Aroma is grapefruit rind and some pine sap. I also get a little biscuity and caramel malt, but the malt is very faint and the hops are for certain the show here.
First sip reveals very fine and tingly carbonation, an average body and smooth crisp texture.
I dont get any hints of the alcohol which is listed on the bottle. Flavor is very briefly caramel and then rolls to pine and a heavy rindy presence of grapefruit. The beer has a juicy hop quality to it if that makes sense, definitely not a drying out on the finish.
This is a beer that I have had for about 10 months and it is quite tasty and interesting. Certainly well crafted and an enjoyable IPA. (854 characters)

Photo of DavidLosAngeles323
4.95/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This hop nosh brew is great. First off the bottle Is nice, it has a little compass indented into it, a nice thing to appreciate for a couple seconds. This definitely tastes different from your IPA, smells different, and is a complete different experience. Very fruity taste and that is awesome, I've had in bottle and glass, glass is more flavoring and goes down a bit better while bottle is a bit stronger. Definitely recommend this beer for all (446 characters)

Photo of Mojo
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle -> snifter

A - pours up the expected medium gold with a fluffy two inch head, a thin retention ring forms later and elaborate lacing is displayed on the side of the glass

S - this is a very sweet and fragrant offering with abundant citrus note: lemon, oranges and the like

T - The flavor profile for this closes resembles a muted version of Hopslam. The malt profile is very sweet with a distinct honey flavor. Citrus flavors are noted with sweet oranges being predominant. The finish is pine, and a nice liberal offering.

M - nice feel, about medium thick with good carbonation. Clean tasting without a huge aftertaste.

O - what can I say. This is an excellent IPA. (691 characters)

Photo of DeanWormer
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

OK, I'm a big DIPA fan but let's face it - at $14 a four-pack for top-tier craft DIPAs, you may want a reasonably-priced six-pack alternative. And sometimes, you'd like the DIPA sensory indulgence but don't really need 9-10% ABV. Here's where Hop Nosh (formerly "Hop Notch") comes in. At 7.5% it's classified as a regular IPA, but on the strong - robust end of that category. However, the taste, the aroma, the complexity, the hop-forwardness; all say "DIPA." Not as big or as bold as say, a 10% Great Divide Hercules, but at 82 IBUs, there's a lot of "there" there. And what's there is delicious. My local price on Hop Nosh is $9 a six-pack - $1.50 a can compared to $3.50 a bottle for Hercules. Hoppy, yeasty, bready - this is a fabulous IPA and a pretty darned good DIPA alternative at over 50% off. It's now one of my staples. (830 characters)

Photo of hophugger
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, what agreat beer. Nice orange-brownish color with a very nice expected head that dissipates at just the right speed. First flavor seems to be like hay, but quickly goes to a nice hoppy, crisp, clean finish. The carbonation is just right and leaves a clean, yet flavorful finish. Also, with the hay, a touch of citrus, maybe grapefruit??. Overall, one of the best beers I have had in awhile and will definitely seek this one out a gain. Great brewer. Keep up the good work (476 characters)

Photo of Bone53
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit

Appearance: Hazy orange copper color with a two finger off white head. Great lacing. Doesn't get better looking in the glass for the style.

Smell: Tropical, piney, grassy, all while maintaining subtle and extremely clean. Has got me ready to dig in!

Taste: Pine and malt upfront, then citrus and melon that carries into the aftertaste. Tasty burps!

Mouthfeel: Medium body; Well carbonated, slightly oily, goes down crisp and easy

Overall: When I first had this a couple years ago my mind was blown and haven't had it since until now, and I gotta say, this is one of those beers that I enjoy as much as I did back then. Its very true to the style and everything I want in a IPA. Balanced between fruity and pine hops, and sweet malts. Very fresh aroma and taste. Not too bitter and goes down smooth. The price is right also. Hands down one of my favorites in the style, and this six pack is making me wonder why I don't have this more often. I will, let me tell you. (1,039 characters)

Photo of Br0wnsfn31
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Severed in a Pint from a bottle dated best before 7/18/14

A- Very nice in the glass.. Orange- Cooper color with light to moderate carbonation.. when poured i got about a finger and a half of head and within 3 minutes it has reduced but is still sticking around.. nice lacing around the top of this glass..

S- A very heavy mixture of citrus and hops.. i get oranges, grapefruits and a hint of mangos.. the hop presence is piney but not too forward... it lingers in the background.. very nice

T- You get a ton of citrus up front with a bitter hop back end.. the complexity and balance of this beer is really what makes it one of my favorites..

M- Not too much carbonation.. and hides the alcohol feel very nicely

O- This along with 5 others are my go to beers.. i dont know how to sum this beer up without using the word WOW.. the label is pretty cool too.. and it has a date on the bottle.. Very nicely done Uinta.. I recommend this to everyone..

P.S. My girlfriend HATES beer.. had her try a sip of this.. she stole the glass away.. yeah its that good (1,060 characters)

Photo of Mongrel
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good looking beer -- perfect copper orange color and soft, fluffy head and lacing.

Smell is hoppy, but mellow -- I get lemon, peach and pine.

Cool, piney and lemony, with some soft peach and mango following close behind. Malts take a back seat, as they should in an IPA, and it's just as sweet a it needs to be.

Crisp, piney finish with maybe some rye spice? There's a little alcohol burn as you near the bottoms of the glass.

Overall, this is a crisp, tasty, refreshing IPA with a soft feel. (503 characters)

Photo of SitkaSteve
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Free beer - I'm there.
A shipmate brought this back for me.
Poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was slightly a burnt caramel color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated in a graceful respect. Lacing, uh...only slightly there.
The smell had a good grapefruit/citrusy sort of bittersweet hoppiness.
The taste took those bittersweet hops and added a light caramel maltiness to balance.
The mouthfeel was fairly light and sessionable as the bittersweet citrusy aspects roll over my tongue and give it enough prickly feel goods to tell me - yup its an AIPA.
Overall, wish I could get this on a daily basis, if I would I'd be drinking this all of the time. (668 characters)

Photo of dar482
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a reddish strawberry orange color.

The aroma has pine needles, earthy herbal hops, almost a spicy rye note, and a caramel sweetness.

The flavor follows with those herbal and earthy hops in the front, along with a toasted breadiness, and then the beer finishes of dried oak chips. There’s a lot of woody and floral notes, without much hint of fruity hops. There is also not much sweetness here along with a lack of mid palate.

The beer drinks towards a small American barleywine. Not really the flavor profile I’m looking for in an IPA. (560 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz bottle with an expiration date of 07/25/14. Sampled on May 18, 2014.

The pour is a handsome looking copper-amber color with a full cream colored head that slowly settles back and leaves lacing and a ring. A bit of a haze.

The aroma has floral, grass, and citrus hops all over it but at the same time they do not smell overly pungent or bitter. That might be due to the roasted malt character balancing things out. Yet it is enough to know I'm in for a hoppy experience.

Medium body.

The roasted malts start things out in the flavor but the floral and grassy hopes kick in pretty fast and tend to take things over. A nice bitter finale. (658 characters)

Photo of snaotheus
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can at 41 F poured into a pilsner glass. Best before 7/25/14. This is following Dirtwolf, but I've had a full meal in between.

Pours slightly hazy, with a medium sized head, that dissipates moderately quickly. Strong carbonation. Amberish in color. Slight orange tinge. Smell is flowery, citrus, medium strength. Something grassy and refreshing about it.

Taste is bitter, pine resin. Not much to balance it out. Something reminds me of hay.

Mouthfeel is super dry. Overall, not bad at all. (497 characters)

Photo of tbraun1
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap to pint glass.

A - Hazy, golden amber. A bit cloudy. Looks delicious. No real head but it was a full pour from the bartender
S - Not terribly pronounced but some hints of grapefruit and citrus.
T - Fantastic. A more bitter end of the citrus spectrum. Nice bready malts and and a dry finish.
M - Not overly carbonated but has a nice resinous overlay to the mouth. Thick.
O - Very enjoyable. I liked the breadyness in this one. (436 characters)

Photo of hoppygram
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Appearance: Cloudy with a three finger head that faded quickly, but great lacing.

Smell : Complex smell of hops, citrus, pine, herbal, earthy and grass.

Taste : Wonderful taste with the hops, grapefruit, pine and grass. There is a bitterness that lingers in a good way.

Mouthfeel: This beer is well carbonated and a little coarse.

Overall: This beer is in my top ten that we can easily find here in Maine. Great beer overall.

Serving type: Twelve ounce bottle into a beer mug. (488 characters)

Photo of secondtooth
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean golden-amber, with attractive 2-finger head of off-white foam. Lovely tree-line lacing.

Nose is sweet citrus and floral hops. Yum.

Taste is heavy-duty, high alpha hops through and through. I get notes of sticky pine, citrus, and a lingering bitterness. Hop Nosh is a superlative hop bomb, and one I thoroughly enjoyed. Would love to try a brand new, fresh bottle one day, but meantime, this is a wonderful IPA, no doubt about it. (445 characters)

Photo of mjurney
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bright amber gold color, a bit hazy. Lots of small bubble rising up. Thick creamy head.

Lots of citrus, some pine, sweet bready malt, a bit of caramel.

Citrus, grapefruity, bitter orange, a little piney and resin. Deep bready malt, sweet, caramel, doughy. Finish is bitter and crisp. Body is bold, smooth, crisp, refreshing, semi dry.

It's an outstanding beer IPA. (414 characters)

Photo of blackcompg
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - A strong pour gives nearly 3 fingers of rocky golden eggshell foam with a slight lite orange tinge, body is a bright translucent golden yellow amber, very little carb in the body, leaves nice defined foam lacing after each sip.

Smell - Candied orange peel, some tropical especially pineapple, and some nice floral hops.

Taste - Very much like the nose, there is lightly sweetened orange peels, some nice light tropical flavors of mango and pineapple, then floral hops join the citrus and tropical flavors and fill the mouth, as they fall off your left with lightly bittering florals, some light grassy hops and then full on drying citrus pith, but there are still hints of candied orange peel throughout.

Mouthfeel - Medium mouthfeel, carb is lower side of medium and allows the flavors to assert and coat the mouth, carb is silky smooth and slightly slick, having edges only at the very back of the tongue. Still very drinkable, and almost thirst quenching.

Overall - Really a very nicely done ipa, I like the citrus and floral forward flavors here. The floral does not get grainy as it does in some others, and the lightly dry and bittering finish begs the next quaff. If you like citrus, tropical and floral hops, give this one a try. (1,255 characters)

Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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