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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 dredmahawkus
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad hop bomb!

First one I had must have been skunkd cuz it was terrible! I couldnt even swallow it! but the next day I had another and it was pretty good! Be careful of skunkd hop nosh! get a fresh rack! First beer when skunkd I couldnt even swallow!
the un-skunkd one was a pretty good hop bomb!

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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 AirBob
4/5  rDev -0.2%

A - Twp fingers of thick, white head. Opaque, amber body with visible carbonation. Great head retention and lacing.

S - Sweet fruits (some tropical and peach) and slight pine.

T - Some tropical fruit and resin. Then a deal of citrus bitterness, like biting into a slice of orange without the rind removed.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation.

O - A little too bitter in the finish for my liking but still at great IPA.

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Photo of dipso123
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: beautiful thick head but a bit cloudy
S: light citrus
T: soft citrus and juicy
F: best part of this beer, very soft
O: very drinkable especially for 7.3%. Seek this out.

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Photo of MasterfulIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Poured into a Riedel tulip. The liquid is a transparent amber, with a thick yellowish head that fades pretty quickly, but leaves plenty of lace.

Aroma is pine resin, with a notable caramel malt backbone. Hints of grapefruit, but mostly piney.

Taste follows the nose - lots of pine, a bit of grapefruit, and a really noticeable caramel malt base. Finish is pretty bitter, but the malt really comes out on the aftertaste, kind of tasting like a sugar cookie, and maybe a little bit of cotton candy, which does a really great job offsetting the bitterness. Great balance here.

Mouthfeel is excellent - medium-bodied, but surprisingly creamy. Lots of soft carbonation that really contributes to the creaminess. Probably the silkiest IPA I've ever tried!

Overall, really solid IPA. Even though it doesn't have my favorite type of hop profile, the delicate balance really makes it great. It doesn't go too far in the direction of being resiny and piney, and it doesn't go too far in the direction of being overly malty either.

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Photo of Redneckwine
4.29/5  rDev +7%

12oz frosty bottle into tulip

Appearance - Completely hazed over and a ruddy dark golden, there are tons of little white floaties suspended and swirling about. Nice 2 finger head with good retention. Lots of sticky lacing abound.

Smell - Starts off with a very tropical fruit hop blast; sweet, citrusy, slight pine resin. Malts present themselves as sweet but subtle caramel notes. Great smell.

Feel/Taste - Medium body feel with very gentle, smooth carb, carries flavor over the palate well. Taste is a big hop bomb up front; sweet and citrusy, pineapple, citrus pith, big grapefruit character, stone fruits like peach, a bit of pine and a moderate blast of bitterness. The malts balance nicely on the finish with a sweet caramel, honey and toasty bread note, while a moderate hop bitterness gently fades away. Not a breath of alcohol noticed despite the hefty 7.3% ABV.

Overall - An absolutely top-notch IPA (pun intended). This is a west coast, hop bomb style IPA done right; superb balance, very drinkable; actually, dangerously drinkable at 7.3% ABV. A great bargain at $8.99 p/six as well!

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Photo of generallee
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 7.2%.

Appearance: The body is cloudy with a super fine sediment inside a rich amber liquid. This is topped off with a nice tall creamy head which hangs on well and makes tons of sweet lacey patterns on the glass.

Smell: The aroma is full of sweet fruity hop notes. I get notes of peaches, white grapes and some mango.

Taste / Palate: The base malt adds some grainy bready maltiness and some sweetness which props up the fruity hops. The hops bring a full on blast of mango, peach and a touch of white grape up front. This quickly moves on to more bitter notes of citrus rind. It seems to finish quickly but a light pine like hop bitterness creeps back in on the tongue. The palate feels fairly full and we’ll carbonated. This as well as its 7.3% abv makes for a nice slow sipping beverage.

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

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 3/4” head and is a hazed amber color. There are patches of lacing and the head recedes fairly soon leaving patches of foam clinging to the sides. Sipping leaves speckles and legs of lacing.

The aromas include pine and citrus from the hops along with a touch of caramel and melon in the background.

The flavors begin with the sweetness of the malt backbone and some fruity character before the bitter arrives along with the flavors of the hops. There’s pine, citrus and melon here and all are on stage till the finish begins.

The mouth feel is medium bodied and has moderate carbonation. The finish is medium long with lingering bitterness and some dryness at the end that invites the next sip.

Overall this is a good beer with a reasonable balance of malt and hops detectable thoughout. I’d be happy to have this again. That said its not on I’ll make a special effort to find as there are plenty of local IPAs I enjoy as much or more.

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Photo of tyjudd
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Pours a hazy orangish brown with almost perfect head. Head retention diminishes but stays solid throughout. Nice lacing. The nose is very floral with bright citrus. The taste is smooth with balanced hop and malt. The finish explodes with the hops and trails off with the bitterness. Nice beer.

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Photo of WanderlustNJ
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Love the pour from a bottle. Perfect head and color. Well balanced IPA. Smooth, creamy and refreshing with the right amount of hop bitterness. Well done. Will get this one again.

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Photo of SaltofOH
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Appearance: Pours an extremely hazy copper-bronze with a 1" frothy head. Giant chunks of sediment. Spotty retention, with outstanding rings/lacing.

Aroma: Extreme hoppiness. Juicy, resiny, pine, pineapple. Hoppy, but not the most complex nose ever.

Taste: Bittersweet arrival, clean, malty, sweetness across mid-palate, then POW! Big, bitter finish. The finish is really where this one shines.

Mouthfeel: Heavy, leaning toward midweight; moderate slickness; a touch heavy for the American IPA style?

Overall: A solid American IPA. Comparable to Sierra Nevada Torpedo, but slightly more bitter. Good malt backbone, but a little ,more hop forward, and a bit heavy. I think I can get better locally.

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