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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,550 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,550
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 69
Gots: 250 | 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:
Bold and refreshing, this IPA combines an abundance of hops with a smooth malt profile.

82 IBU

(Beer added by: Beernoisseur on 10-04-2011)
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6%

01-28-2012 05:17:16 | More by PEIhop
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elgiacomo

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz Growler, nice fresh batch from mid-December 2011. Served at around 45F.

Pours lightly cloudy yellow/orange/gold with a nice two finger off-white head that leaves beautiful sticky drippy rings of clumpy lacing and holds a nice cap. Purty!

Aroma starts with real nice citrus, mostly tangerines, some lemon, some pineapple, grapefruit, touch of apricot, along with floral, grassy and pine notes underneath, some light cracker malt as well. Very nice.

Flavor is juicy citrus, tangerines, orange, some grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, a little pine and grass, light bready malt, mild sweetness, and very nice bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little creamy, a touch sticky, good carbonation.

Impressive! I’ve been hearing nothing but good things and after missing out on a batch of bottles at the store, I HAD to snag a growler before it disappeared and I’m glad I did. Very juicy IPA, incredibly drinkable and one I will definitely buy again in the future!

Serving type: growler

01-28-2012 03:45:40 | More by elgiacomo
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

01-28-2012 00:53:08 | More by hoppymcgee
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guezarka

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-27-2012 01:56:58 | More by guezarka
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busterthecat

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 6 pack for $11. Bottled date of 1/11/12. Poured into a SA perfect pint glass. Served at fridge temp. Had a few over the past week, time to review.

A- Pours a bright golden coppery hue. Transparent with decent amount of bubble rising to the surface. A clean white 1/4 inch of head forms before quickly reducing to a good ring and center island of foam from the laser etching.

S- Smooth, sweet, tropical. Aroma is pretty strong on this brew. Lots of sweeter citrus fruit come through, mainly ripe orange. Pineapple and light peach are also present. Good aroma.

T- Closely follows the nose in the flavor profile. The hops are forward, but barely out of balance with the malt. Bready and biscuity malts with a touch of caramel sweetness lay a light backbone for the sweet ripe hops to sit upon. Some pine resin character can be felt.

M- Very smooth with good balance on the palate. Hops linger lightly on tongue, but are not overpowering or strong in any way. Carbonation is present in the feel. Medium bodied for an IPA of this size.

O- A good IPA that showcases a sweeter hoppy profile without being malt heavy. Very easy to drink, making having a few quite enjoyable. Not a bold IPA by any means.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 04:49:07 | More by busterthecat
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womencantsail

California

3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Bruery Provisions

The beer pours a clear golden orange with a white head. A really weird aroma. Quite floral with a little bit of grass and pine. Slightly sweet malt aroma, mostly bread. The flavor is moderately sweet without a ton of hop flavor either. It's mostly grass and line with a touch of floral hops and citrus peel. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2012 06:39:24 | More by womencantsail
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Sensaray

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look is clean orange amber with half inch of off white head that dissipates slowly into a small frothy head.

Nose is bursting with citrus hops and is very pleasantly sweet. The scents all blend together well. Hints a apple, peach and some tropical smells too.

Taste is delicious. Similar to the smell its got orangy mango citrus with some tropical and pineapple. Very nice bitter that hits you first then mellows with the flavors melding and then reappears at the close. I could drink this all the time.

Really easy drinking mouthfeel with a pleasant spiciness. Medium bodied.

Overall this is a very very good ipa.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 23:48:37 | More by Sensaray
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 1/11/12.

Pours a clear amber with a 1 inch beige head that settles to a thin film on top of the beer. Thin wispy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grapefruit, citrus zest, and some earthy herbal hops. A bit of an alcohol kick in the nose as well. Taste is of citrus zest, bitter grapefruit, herbal hops, with a subtle malt backbone. There is an assertive hop bitterness that sits on top of the tongue after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good IPA but the bitterness is pretty harsh on this one in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 03:26:35 | More by UCLABrewN84
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r0nyn

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my trusty Troegs pint glass from a growler.

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.

A solid, serviceable IPA from Uinta. I guess I was expecting more of the typical hop character from this, especially out of a growler. Nonetheless, an enjoyable brew.

Serving type: growler

01-24-2012 02:31:58 | More by r0nyn
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riored4v

Colorado

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

Poured with a 1 finger, tight, white head. Hazy, copper colored body. Good lacing.

Aroma had a some strong citrus aroma that was very orangey and grapefruit. Mild caramel. Slight biscuit. Moderate amount of malt sweetness.

Taste was excellent for an ipa. Loads of hoppy flavors that were citrusy. Some lemon, orange and grapefruit. Nice bitterness in the finish that lingers for only a short time. Slightly grassy. Mild malty backbone. Slight biscuit flavor. Mild caramel. Very nice for a cheaper IPA. No signs of ABV.

Mouthfeel was medium body, medium carb and a dry finish.

Overall it was a very nice beer. Good hoppy flavor and finish. Mild sweetness. Still very drinkable and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 01:21:31 | More by riored4v
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gkob

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-23-2012 23:45:15 | More by gkob
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes, 20JAN12.

Poured into a New Belgium globe. Uber fresh bottle (11JAN12) so approx. 9 days old when sampled.

A: Crystal clear golden honey orange...small amount of white head recedes but leaves pretty good lace.

S: Resiny pine and grapefruit, floral juicy hops...a touch herbal and pungent. Slight hint of sweetness, possibly caramel malt.

T: Very light and refreshing, good medium bitterness. Piney grapefruit...tropical fruits...not as spectacular as I was hoping with as fresh as this is but still good...seems just a bit watery on the middle of the tongue.

MF: Pretty light to light-medium, decent carbonation, medium bitterness and medium dryness.

O: While I do like this as a refreshing drinker, would like to see more hop flavor and bitterness on this one. Its still good...maybe I expected too much from this fresh bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 14:51:55 | More by Scotchboy
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zgunder

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-23-2012 03:00:07 | More by zgunder
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

01-23-2012 00:28:38 | More by jpd7374
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jlaw7005

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-22-2012 17:35:41 | More by jlaw7005
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dprophet

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-22-2012 00:48:58 | More by dprophet
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the blind pig...

Poured into a pint glass, color is golden, pale with nice bright white head.

Smell is fresh, piney and citrusy hops, Very clean pale malt.

Taste is crisp, clean malt sweetness quickly followed by some great hop bitterness, very fresh light pine and citrus.

Mouthfeel is a little cloying, bitter, good carbonation, finishes cleanly.

Overall, very nice IPA , hop freshness, clean malt flavors, good stuff from uinta

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2012 23:57:23 | More by mvanaskie13
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle served cold into an imperial pint glass.

Hop Notch is a slightly hazy golden copper. Thick, long lasting head with good lacing once is does settle.

Aroma is super hoppy and fresh. Citrus and pine abound with lots of grapefruit and orange rind.

Flavor is intensely hoppy as well. The malts are just there enough to support the huge hop profile. A little bit of caramel for sweetness and a whole bunch of hops for bitterness and flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium light in body and well carbonated.

Overall a really great surprise. I never expected this but it's really good. Definitely getting this one again.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 02:18:55 | More by GilGarp
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

01-20-2012 03:39:27 | More by Brown120
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very cool looking 12oz bottle (bottled 12/13/11) courtesy of Wasatch poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours an exceptionally clear and bright orange color. A short-lived finger of somewhat fizzy off-white foam appears on the pour and falls quickly to a thick and uneven collar that still manages to leave behind some nice lacing on the glass.

S - Plenty of hops up front with strong contributions of citrus (lemons and grapefruits), some tropical fruit, peaches, hints of pine. Malt is able to push thru a bit giving some yeasty, bread doughy aromas.

T - Peachy, fruity, pineapple, grapefruit...fruitiness seems maybe to have a bit of an over-ripeness to it. Bready malt at the base, smooth and even lowish medium intensity hop bitterness, fairly yeasty and doughy.

M - Lighter side of medium bodied with a firm highish mid-level carbonation. Good balance between sweet and a bit chewy up front with a drier bitter finish the fades away cleanly.

O - This was a pleasant surprise...very nice IPA. I've found some of the Uinta offerings, especially their IPA's and hoppier styles to be a bit too malty for my tastes and I was kinda expecting more of the same here, but this really breaks that mold. Nice hop flavors, adequate bitterness and malt that is present but kept in check. Definitely give this one a shot if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 00:04:54 | More by portia99
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-19-2012 13:38:23 | More by FalconA
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 12/14/2011. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a bright, clear golden color with a small, soft looking white head. The head doesn't stick around all that long but it leaves a thin cap that does. Ok lacing that is wispy and spotty.

The nose is a bit sweeter than I expected. Sweet, juicy, fruity hops are the dominant aroma. There is some bready malt that comes through and took me a bit to pick out. With the considerable sweetness from the hops I guess I was looking for something else. There is also a nice, lighter piny hop character.

The taste is a bit sweet as well, not as sweet as the nose though. Citrusy hops lead the way and are backed by some nice floral hops that weren't detected in the nose. The malt is here but it's far more subtle. Piny hops bring a soft bitterness at the finish. The taste seems like a weakened version of the nose.

Medium body with medium carbonation. The beer feels a bit softer and smoother due to the lack of bite from the hops.

The is a pretty good IPA. The taste is a bit more muted than the nose and the hops don't really have a bite to them but the flavors and aromas are pleasant nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 02:44:29 | More by ms11781
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eclipse54

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle I picked up at the Boise co-op. Bottled on 01/11/2012 and drank this evening. Very impressed at both the individual bottle dates and the speed with which Uinta was able to get a batch up to Boise; well done. Poured into a DFH signature glass...

Pours a translucent gold color with about a half inch of frothy white head. Retention is short, but a constant stream of bubbles from the base of the glass does keep a small mound and ring fueled on the surface of the liquid.

Aroma is of piney, resinous hops, lemon and orange citrus, faint grapefruit, some hay, a touch of clove, and more pine. Very hop forward, and undoubtedly an IPA.

It tastes of hops the whole way though. Citrusy hops start it off, bitter piney hops carry it through the middle, and it finishes with some spicy, earthen hops. More pine and a faint bit of grapefruit come back on the finish. Really, just liquid, delicious hops.

Mouthfeel is great; ample carbonation lends to a clean, refreshing finish and keeps any pine resin off the palate. Crisp on the tongue, and goes down very easily.

Overall, a solid IPA that I will certainly return to. Also feel the need to reissue the compliment to Uinta on freshness (dating and shipping); bottled and into my stomach in less than a week, certainly an impressive feat for a brewery in another state.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 01:09:58 | More by eclipse54
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awalk1227

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-18-2012 00:28:15 | More by awalk1227
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tatums1984

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -25.2%

01-15-2012 13:42:56 | More by tatums1984
Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,550 ratings.