Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company
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3.71/5 rDev -7.5%
If they made beer cologne – and if they don’t they should – this wouldn’t be a bad place to start.
STYLE: American IPA
LOOK: Creamy head sits nicely atop a surprisingly clear amber, more vinegar than oil. Slow but persistent carbonation up the gut. I can tell already, the lacing, it’s there.
NOSE: Classic West Coast IPA. Sugared grapefruit right away. Also orange. Also pineapple. And also nectarines. There’s a wonderful little piney note, like if you took a citrus cocktail and stirred it with just a needle or two. Tempting and coy.
MOUTH: It can’t replicate the nose, and that’s a shame because I had orgasmic hopes for a mouth parade. What I need here is some sweet honey tang and something that sticks in my gums for a minute. This, I’m afraid, is too light to be excellent. But not to get too caught up in the negatives, because there are some, let’s cover the positives. Because there are just as many. Sharper pine without being overwhelming. Clever bitterness. And a nice malty gulp.
Beeradvocate Rating: 89
ratebeer Rating: 96
Hayward Abbey Rating: 86
02-09-2013 03:02:05 | More by viverlee
4.05/5 rDev +1%
A: Crystal clear, shining amber with a bright white soapy head.
S: Grapefruit, orange rind, mango. Some pine. Love the aroma but wish it was a little stronger.
T: Wow, rarely does an IPA taste better than it smells (in my opinion) but this one has pleasantly surprised. Bitterness lingers, nice strong grapefruit, citrusy presence. You really get that IBU strength on the palate. Love this.
M: Light but nice. Refreshing and juicy like a perfect IPA.
02-04-2013 20:56:48 | More by circus_cat
4.34/5 rDev +8.2%
A- hazy unfiltered looking apricot amber with a dense sticky buff colored head. Lace covers the glass in thick ribbons topped by a splattering of spots and swirls. Tiny bubbles rise in slow motion through the fog.
S- large succulent tropical fruity aroma. Damn this smells good. Pineapple is most prevalent, followed by passionfruit, mango, grapefruit, apricot, clementine, and Meyer lemon. This has got to be one of the fruitiest IPAs I've ever inhaled. White lilies, orange juice, and pale toasted grains hover behind the masterfully executed use of hops.
T- pleasant hoppy bitterness from start to finish. Never astringent or acrid, just grapefruit and tangerine peel and the distinct flavor of Meyer lemon, which is awesome but hard to describe. A decent amount of malt sweetness plays well of the hops and neither seems to outweigh the other, but the hops have stamina and last into the finish.
MF- surprisingly full creamy body with subtle carbonation. Juicy pithy feel on the cheeks.
D- the aroma is the high point for for me but this is a solid brew.
02-04-2013 03:54:40 | More by hustlesworth
3.64/5 rDev -9.2%
Had this on tap in a 20 oz metal "mug club" mug at Ciro's Tavern in Woonsocket, RI.
Pours a clean, clear straw yellow color. Minimal white head with scattered flecks of lacing. Not the most exciting IPA to look at, but it works. Smell is actually quite malty, with sweet malt essences coming to the forefront. There are hops in there too, to be sure, with floral notes of pine and citrus, but the malt is the most noticeable thing. Not that that's a bad thing!
A mild bouquet of floral hops greets the palate. Classic IPA staples grapefruit and citrus rind come through, as well as some other fruit nuances. It's all pretty subdued though, which is odd. Bready malts round out the taste, providing a subtly sweet finish. Bitterness is very tempered. Not at all what I was expecting. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, but with a good body to it, providing a slick feel on the tongue.
I much prefer Uinta's Dubhe but as a stright IPA this one is fine.
02-03-2013 23:12:30 | More by ExtraStout
3.94/5 rDev -1.7%
12oz. bottle served at 51 degrees in a nonic. Best before 4/26/13 indicated on the label. Pours a light copper hue with a translucent clarity and a fizzy, 1.5 inch off-white head. Head eventually settles into a thin, consistent, soapy skim with strands of lacing revealed during the tasting. The nose on this exudes fresh, aromatic hops - grapefruit, piney notes, tropical fruit and a suggestion of Simcoe (yep - I get a little cat pee). Taste is a bit less fruity than suggested by the nose, but there's still some grapefruit characteristics as well as a light, earthy bitterness towards the back. Finish comes off as slightly watery. All this on a balanced, malty backbone. Mouthfeel is light-medium with an even carbonation that falls just short of lively, a slightly oily texture and a light alcohol bite at the finish. Overall, a fairly well-balanced IPA with a well-hidden abv. Pretty decent IPA overall, but I anticipated a little bit more based on the nose.
02-02-2013 02:11:20 | More by Jwale73
3.65/5 rDev -9%
Although this brewery name sounded familiar, I am pretty sure this is the first of their that I've tried. It looks great in the glass. It is the right color (deep yellow) and it has a little head and lace. Good for an AIPA.
The aroma is strong enough and nice and piney/hoppy. There is something slightly wrong on the aroma - and this is in the taste too.
It tastes very bitter, appropriately for the style. It has a faint metallic or sour taste that should not be there and it spoils the experience.
The aftertaste is a nice bitter. I will not seek this out again. I hope the other from this brewery that I brought home are better.
02-01-2013 00:43:23 | More by schoolboy
Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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