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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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3,286 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,286
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 105
Gots: 624 | FT: 0
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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MacQ32
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very clear golden color with a finger of tan head, ok retention. A nice thick outer ring remains with fantastic lacing all around

S - Bitter hops, mild citrus (orange?), mild pine, cracker and mild sweetness from caramel malts. Very mild smelling but pleasant.

T - Fairly bitter leafy hops up front, the bitterness doesnt linger too long. Citrus, apple and cracker follow with a bit of sweet caramel follow. The bitterness reappears at the finish and lingers a decent bit.

M - Lighter bodied, pretty well carbonated. It works but it's almost lighter than I'd prefer. Regardless, very drinkable and refreshing.

O - Was in VA looking for some awesome beer I cant get in SC. Didn't really see anything too recognizable (slightly disappointed) but I went with the Hop Notch (I had heard of unita but was not familiar with them). I'm glad I picked this one out - not my favorite IPA but I'd consider it a wonderful "introductory" ipa - not too overwhelming but extremely well balanced and drinkable.

Photo of Izzybone
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of tronester
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear copper in color with a small head. Aromas of pine and grapefruit. Taste begins with some toffee, then a big citrus rind flavor, finishing with pine-cone flavor. Mouthfeel is rich. Overall a very nice IPA, its quite flavorful with plenty of hop punch.

Photo of KS1297
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of seakayak
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Bamarooster
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Nizzle913
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of philbe311
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - A full finger's worth and then some of crisp slightly lush off-white colored froth with a bit of a rocky top comprised of small and medium sized bubbles... Excellent retention... Loaded with swirling carbonation that starts sluggish before accelerating to a moderate pace... The color is equal part rich copper and caramel... There are some slight pale straw undertones when back lit... Gobs of lacing cling to the sides of the glass...

S - A moderate yet distinctive hop presence is at the forefront... Mostly sweet citrus with some earthy and piney notes mixed in... A bit beneath the surface is a slight malt base comprised of cracker and caramel... Solid, but a bit understated...

T - The hops take on less of a citrus character and more of an earthy piney richness... The is a pure hop leaf resiny quality about it... There is some light tobacco notes... The malt base is minimal and comprised mostly of cracker... There is a very minor metallic component... The hop bitterness lingers on the finish...

M - Medium bodied... The lush froth greets the lips first... Sturdy... Clean... Crisp... A bit dense... Prickly carbonation... Finishes with an ever so slight touch of dryness...

D - A very well rounded American IPA... Approachable enough for the masses and interesting enough for BAs... Goes down easily and hides the 7+% ABV rather well... Wouldn't be my first choice in the beer aisle, but it wouldn't be to far behind either... After a bad initial experience with Uinta, brews like Hop Notch are starting to win my respect back...

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Mister_Falcon
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden-amber into a clear glass mug. Had a quarter inch of fizzy head before it dissipated. Smells aggressively hoppy. Very bitter and well hopped but just on the edge of being over hopped and unpleasant. Decently crisp and tongue-numbing. 4/5 overall.

Photo of templar316
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cool, crisp amber just a few weeks after bottling into my SammySmith pint. The bright white head leaves lacing up and down clinging to the body. Thicky oiley hops dominate the nose, hints of candy pinnapple and biscuit malt finish. It's amazing how smooth this drinks! Sweet Citrus hops burst after a caramel opening. Mandrin oranges dance into piney bitterness and the backbone of malt sweetness delivers a nice, smooth easy drinking ale.

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Pours a very good looking honey that is crystal clear. It had a 1 finger fluffy white head with nice retention and moderate lacing. Very good looking beer

S - Citrusy with a slight piney smell. The underlying malt aromas also come thru quite nicely

T - Quite tart upfront just like a grapefruit with a little pine mixed in. It has a solid bitterness throughout but it is balanced nicely with the malts.

M - Would call it between a light and meduim bodied beer. Felt crisp on the tounge.

O - Wonderful beer. Excellant flavor and aromas. Very close to a world class beer.

Photo of Brenden
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop Notch is a clear bright gold-amber color with a craggy white head on top that's strong enough to leave plenty of lacing in various forms on the glass.
The aroma shows a nice balance between hops and malts with focus on the hoppier side, specifically fresh citrus. Breads come out as well with a little caramel sweetness as some zest comes out along with orange and grapefruit flesh. All said, this smells pretty fresh.
The taste adds more leafy and piney flavors along with the balancing malty sweetness. Sure, the citrus is still there, but it's not as deep as it could be. It's still nice, though. Grassy notes come out through the middle, and It finishes a little on the pithy side.
There's a fluffy sort of lightness on the tongue, but with a good, firm body to it. Carbonation is consistent and makes for a nice, creamy flow. Resins add a little stickiness initially, but it really goes smooth.

Photo of Joethebeerpro
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big grapefruit, then citrus, then piney finish its a very pronounced IPA intense awesome for a hot day. The first impression is as I state above, but after pouring it into a tall beer glass it settled down and was much more sessionable. It sneaks up on you because its 7.3abv. the alcihol is well hidden.
Citrus bomb that satisfies every time.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of falloutsnow
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From: Binny's, Bloomingdale, IL
Date: Best by 7/16/2013
Glass: Standard US pint glass

Hop Notch is a solid US IPA from Uinta, focusing on grapefruit-like flavors and bitterness provided by North American hops. The malt base is fairly typical for an IPA, and the hops are the clear focus here. While somewhat generic (like every other US IPA), it's still a quality beer made by brewers who clearly know what they're doing.

Pours a fairly generous head of 2cm, made up of small bubbles, somewhat dense, but primarily dish-soap looking. Retention is about two minutes, above average for the style. The foam descends, leaving good lacing along the sides of the glass, primarily of thin columns with a slight wave-like appearance. The body is a golden yellow color, slightly hazy, with light bringing out brighter yellow-orange hues. Carbonation is visible, though minimal in number and sluggish in movement.

Abundant hop aroma, primarily grapefruit and lesser pine, hints of other citrus and bitterness, with a backdrop of slightly biscuit-like and light caramel malts. Hops are mostly bright, slightly dank, and at the forefront of this beer.

Front of tongue picks up grapefruit and lemon citrus on a bed of faint biscuit and light caramel malt. Mid-palate is of citrusy, slightly flowery hops, with strong grapefruit notes and lesser pine resin, guava, and passion fruit. Back of palate picks up strong bitterness, grapefruit, unripe guava, slightly biscuit-like malt. Aftertaste of long-lingering bitterness, with very bitter grapefruit over somewhat bland biscuit-like malts.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium-low intensity. This leads to a mouthfeel that is slightly foamy, never prickly, but also somewhat smoothly stagnant. A bit more carbonation would do a good deal for this beer, or at least this bottle. Closes quite dry, with medium-level stickiness on the palate.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of HippieHops
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Skeeze
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Bauzen
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful mirky dark golden brown color. Head is fluffy and soft, and it dissolves relatively when properly poured into a tulip.

Flavorful bitter citrus aromas are present, but there's a malty lager base there too.

Flavor follows the aroma. A very solid genre representative for IPAs everywhere; an "all-day IPA," if you will. If you like Lagunitas' hoppy brews, this one fits a similar flavor profile but finishes dryer and cleaner. You either like that or you don't.

My only complaint with this beer is that the flavor doesn't linger longer. Luckily I was drinking this beer with dinner, and drier beers tend to shine with food.

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I absolutely loved this beer. Great anytime IPA. Citrus nose, nice bitter flavors with a malt backbone that smooths everything out. Not exactly session-able at 7%, but I can definitely crack a few of these in a row and be perfectly content. Great 'Everyman IPA'.

Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,286 ratings.