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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Reviews: 569
Hads: 3,766
Avg: 4.01
pDev: 27.68%
Wants: 142
Gots: 988 | FT: 2
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: 569 | Hads: 3,766
Photo of AyeMito
4.72/5  rDev +17.7%

I was very pleasantly surprised with this IPA! It is incredibly smooth and refreshing. On the nose I get bright citrus notes of tangerine and orange peel with a lighter grassy hint to freshen it up. I love how this IPA has elements of a good wheat beer. For Instance, it's appearance is slightly cloudy with a thick foamy head which gives off very citrusy aromas. It has a very smooth and creamy taste with wonderful notes of orange, vanilla, and pine to finish it off with that fresh bite every good IPA has. In my opinion, this beer is very skillfully done and an absolute pleasure to drink.

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Photo of fourstringer
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a silly Sam Adams tulip-pint glass. Moderate hand. Best before 11/09/14.

A: 4.0 Cloudy orange-yellow body with 1.5 fingers of eggshell-colored head. Good retention. Nice lacing.

S: 4.0 Balanced hops and floral notes. Equal parts pine and citrus. Grapefruit. Grass. Lighter bread, caramel.

T: 3.75 Dry, grapefruit pulp bitterness initially and throughout. A touch of malt sweetness peeks through, but remains in the background. The malt is present, but acts more as a support for the assertive hopping. Finishes dry with a citrus zest bitterness lingering in the aftertaste.

M: 3.75 Moderate carbonation with a moderate body. Slightly oily.

O: 3.75 Hops run the show here with just enough malt to fill out the flavors and body. Fairly bitter. Depth is ok. Lacks that certain juiciness I look for in an IPA, but I could see some people really digging this.


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Photo of gutbuster
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours a slightly hazy medium amber in color with a thick, frothy white head that lingers well after the initial sip

Smell- Oranges and pine resin dominate with just a slightly bread like quality.

Taste- A blast of hops right off the bat with pine and a slight earthiness. Oranges and lemons make an appearance mid palate making the sip slightly mouth puckering, and finishing with a hint of caramel and bread.

Feel- Dry, medium body and medium carbonation. Slightly resiny.

Overall- A solid IPA and enjoyable.

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Photo of SoulFroosh
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle. Very cool looking bottle ftw.

Grapefruit, tropical fruits in the nose.
The taste is beautiful. Follows the nose with a sweet tropical, clementine, grapefruit burst that is well rounded, then the hops bite, lingering in the mouth.

The IBU's really show if you savor in the mouth longer (as with all craft beer)

Excellent IPA

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Photo of Fear4Beer
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I can't say that I really appreciated IPAs until I had this beer. I hate tons of pine and bitters. This beer to me was very drinkable. I LOVED the grapefruit taste and while it did have some bitter bite, it was not nearly as bad as some IPAs that I've had. The IBU rating is about a 82. That is high but to me the grapefruit flavor is so powerful it negates the feeling of massive bitterness. This beer is very hoppy for sure but the malts help to balance things.

BUY THE CANS! Don't buy this in bottles. The cans will prevent skunking and will stay fresher for longer.

While this was the first IPA that I liked. Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' was like this beer but a tad bit toned down. A lot less bitters (64 IBU rating). Check that beer out too!

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Photo of dave39
1.99/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

It's fascinating how one's palate can evolve after drinking several varieties of beers, in this case IPA's. I actually had this on tap at Brixx wood fired pizza two years ago. At the time I actually liked it, thought it was awesome. I even got more of it then.

I've moved on to many other different IPA's, and thought I'd revisit this after a couple of years. I hate it now!!!!

What the heck? It doesn't have the citrus notes of a world class IPA, the flavors are off. Bad after taste. Amazing. I got through a quarter of one and did a drain pour with the other 5.

As my palate has developed, I don't like it, and don't know how I ever liked it in the first place.
Everyone's palate changes and develops as they experience more brews, and it certainly has with this, but not in a good way.

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Photo of argock
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear glass mug. Best by 9/29/14 on label. Rec'd as a thank you from good friend Walker.

A: Hazy orange-amber with fluffy 2-finger, off-white head with good retention and huge swaths of lace.

S: The aroma in this beer is very weird -- minty and herbal with a slightly sour dankness and some honeydew melon and grapefruit rind. Malt aroma is minimal to none with a hint of 2-row malt graininess. I don't get any alcohol or noticeable yeast esters.

T: The flavor of this beer is a deflection rather than a reflection of the aroma profile -- there are hints of the minty, herbal side that comes off a little grassy-weedy but not unpleasantly so, combined with a big berry-melon coated with honey flavor that lasts throughout. There is a little tobacco-like dankness and a nice crisp light caramel maltiness with a good mix of breadiness and grain flavor. Some lime and grapefruit flavors poke through too. The heavy melon and mintiness complete the finish. I don't get any alcohol or yeast flavors. Bitterness is medium-high.

M: Fairly crisp with a medium body and medium-high carbonation.

O: Hop Nosh is a good IPA which taste like it is crafted with new hops varieties with all of the melon, berry, and grassy-herbal flavors. The flavors mesh moderately well which limits this beer's drinkability to some degree. It is a little hop-sweet in my opinion -- the honeydew melon quality is very strong and a little of it goes a long way.

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Photo of curasowa
3.4/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy, copper color with one finger of thick, creamy head that fades to a thin cap.

Aroma: Piney, resinous hops over a nice, toasted, biscuit malt. Also some fresh hop/grassy aroma going on.

Taste: Piney hop bitterness and some grapefruit over a bready malt base. Sits a bit thick in the middle, then really bitter on the finish, slightly harsh, lots of grapefruit and pretty phenolic. Quite lingering.

The Rest: Decent, but the balance I look for in a really good IPA was a bit lacking on on this one.

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Photo of MateoWarhol
4.79/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

For my first beer review I thought I'd start with a somewhat recent favorite of mine. This beer, although an IPA, is extremely drinkable, even for someone who claims to hate hoppy beers. Despite it's slightly bitter floral aftertaste (that any decent IPA SHOULD have) it's surprisingly smooth and refreshing, especially considering it's 7.3% alcohol content. Also with that being said, this beer is easy to have a few of without realizing how strong it is so indulge with caution.
Uinta has become one of my favorite breweries, ironically out of Utah, where you might have trouble finding this fine crafted brew in it's true form. (However of you get the 3.2 version, this suddenly becomes a great session ale :-D )

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Photo of Hop-Droppen-Roll
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a big, creamy, sticky head. The aroma is not particularly potent, a nice respite from the big beers I was enjoying the other night. Smells of pine and fruit, but mellow - not too sweet. Tastes nice, mild bitterness on the finish, echoes the smell. Mouthfeel is pretty darn good - creamy and tingly, but not too much so.

My fist offering from Uinta. Very nice.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on-tap at Thirsty Monk Asheville. Served in an 8 oz tapered glass.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium amber color with a 1/4 I ch white was that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of sheer surface foam.

S- Pungent, grassy hop aroma with some citrus notes as well.

T- Bitterness clamps down hard and stays as the resinous hop flavors dance on the palate. Taste is decidedly more vegetal with minimal hop backing. Alcohol is very well hidden.

M- Sharp and a bit dry with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- An excellent go-to for hopheads.

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

A: Pours a clear, orange-tinged gold with a creamy, lingering white head.

S: Aromas of tangerine, mandarin orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, herbs, navel orange, biscuit, and crackers are present on the nose.

T: Notes of tangerine, mandarin and navel oranges, lemon, lime, kumquats, grapefruit, fresh herbs, biscuits, cream, and crackers fill the mouth. The finish is pleasant, presenting a surge of biscuit and tart citrus flavors.

M: Medium in body and mildly resinous. Carbonation is prickly.

O: A really nice, really solid American IPA. The flavor profile here is more or less great. Uinta continues to impress me.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Wise Guys Pizza in Orange, CA.

Raul wasn't too into this one at first like the first ten minutes of his first date with his baby mama; but as it warmed with time, like said baby mama, Raul became more fond of it. A lil too sweet like chewin' on some smarteez, but it's ok enough.

Probably a one and done, but Raul ain't too mad.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.37/5  rDev +9%
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.

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Photo of fscottkey
2.58/5  rDev -35.7%
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.

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Photo of beer456
4.64/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.53/5  rDev -12%
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.

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Photo of 1PA
4.83/5  rDev +20.4%
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

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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.

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Photo of zac16125
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of jameswaldo
4.01/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of DavidLosAngeles323
4.95/5  rDev +23.4%
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

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Photo of Mojo
4.33/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Photo of DeanWormer
4.29/5  rDev +7%
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.

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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.