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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: 3,811
Avg: 4.01
pDev: 27.43%
Wants: 145
Gots: 1,024 | 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: 3,811
Photo of fx20736
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

turbid honey, thin, frothy white head. Aroma is a masterful blend of pine, citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is same as smell with a dry sting at the end. Medium full feel with some prickly carbonation. A tasty, enjoyable beer.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can dated "best before 11/1/15" (so it's still got about 4 months on the meter) into a pint glass. Pale amber with a thick, persistent, eggshell-colored head. Medium carbonation.
Pine resin dominates, although perhaps there is a tiny bit of citrus lurking in the background. Slight malt sweetness, but doesn't balance the piney hops. Surprisingly bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel.
This is my second rating, and I think I got it right the first time. I like hops, and I like IPAs...but this one's just too one-dimensional for me.

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Photo of Catracho5
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass

A: Orange, amber color with a nice creamy fluffy white head, lots of lacing, not much head retention, cloudy, some carbonation.

A: Sweet malts come through really strong, fresh pine needles, grapefruit, citrus rind, not getting any alcohol on the nose.

T: Piney, citrus rinds, bitterness, sweet malts at the end on a dry finish, tastes great.

M: Medium mouthfeel, dry finish.

O: I really liked this, citrus bitterness reminded me of fresh grapefruit rind, citrusy bitterness is prevalent, I picked up a strong malt presence, but really leans towards the bitter side than maltier side. This beer is definitely worthy of another purchase.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hop pour a rich copper color. The aromas are mostly of brown bread and nuts. The taste is an interesting combination, I get some citrus, grapefruit and orange in particular. I also sense a bit of brown sugar. It drinks like a single IPA, but has a much flavor as most doubles. The creamy, smooth texture makes this go down very well.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really surprised by this one coming out of Utah. CT finally started getting Uinta a few months ago, if I recall correctly. Really great IPA here, not too heavy on the body but with some malt backbone to play with the hops. Hop note is front and center, nice citrus and pine.

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Photo of Mdog
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Gold, lots of particles, good head.

Smell: Nice citrus aroma, lemon.

Taste: Moderate sweetness, then tangerine and lemon citrus come through. Moderate bitterness.

Overall: Picked up a single to try of this new IPA to Minnesota. I was impressed, the tangerine flavor was a unique treat. Interesting lemon flavor also for an IPA.

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

L: Amber
S: Piney and citrusy
T: Hoppy and citrusy, yet smooth
F: Nice aftertaste
O: Glad to see a smooth Utah IPA is available here in the Chicago burbs.

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Photo of Uhopia
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Every can kissed by St. Hoptimonium himself. Had it most recently out of aluminium. Not as good as the bottle, I have to say. But at $10/6, its a refreshing alternative to the usual suspects in my cooler. I do like the citrus-ness of the hop character and it is not overly malty.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark orange/Amber color. Nice big fluffy off-white head that lasted well and gave some great lacing all down the glass. Got some flowery and tropical smells with a bit of biscuity sweetness. Lots of grassy/piney flavors, but not as much sweetness in the flavor. Nice thick creamy mouthfeel, with a clean dry finish. Nice beer, I'll continue to look for this one.

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Photo of smanders
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had never heard of Uinta before stumbling onto a 6'er at Harris Teeter. Quick BA check confirmed this was an IPA I needed to try. Poured into a tulip for review.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful dark, clouded honey with caramel-colored head. Web-like lacing. Gorgeous!

Smell: Whets the appetite with citrus, sweet caramel, and biscuits.

Taste: Excellent "west coast" IPA. If you're craving oranges/grapefruit, herbs, and a little hop spice, this is your beer.

Mouthfeel: very smooth with just a touch of cloying resin.

Overall: Excellent; if the appearance, smell, and taste don't win you over, the $8.99 for a 6'er definitely will. A quality IPA without the jacked-up price! Love the compass in the bottle!

Thanks Uinta!

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Photo of DelMontiac
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up Hop Nosh at Bob's Liquor while I was driving through Winfield, KS. I knew Uinta began shipping to KS recently and there they were. I just had to decide which ones to get among the many others I wanted to take back to OK. Hop Nosh seemed logical - a year rounder named after some legal turns. Perfect fit for me. Poured most of the 12oz into my Belgian tulip and she's a beauty - deep amber with nearly three fingers of off white delight. She has that thick sip marker lace that we all dig. This is a beer that needs to warm a bit before it peaks. It stuffs the nostrils with caramel cinnamon malt, fresh cut pine, and bitter citrus fruit rind. Flavors follow the nose to a T. Medium full body is slightly prickly, but good in the mix of things. In the vast universe of year round IPAs, this has an advantage over many, but may get lost in the long cold vast spaces between those stand out IPAs we pine for.

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Photo of Beertsipper
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great price for a six pack. $8.99 for beer of this quality is very good. Nice soft white head and a hazy orange appearance. Nice carbonation and tastes of hops, pine and grapefruit. Not a trace of alcohol and very easy to drink. Can get you in trouble with the abv.

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Photo of Critter1594
3.08/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Look: who cares
Smell: not much hop
Taste: bitter not as much hop as I expected from the ratings
Feel: appropriate

Overall: I was expecting a bit more

The bottles are awesome will definitely clean and reuse to bottle my own beer

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Photo of do_ob
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle into a snifter. Pours a clear copper with 1 finger of slightly off-white foam. Nice tropical fruit nose - grapefruit, mango, pineapple. I also get some notes of pine and spice. Medium weight, and nice and creamy. There's a hop bitterness right away upon tasting, which quickly fades and gives way to sweet grapefruit and pineapple. Finishes smooth, and leaves a piney/hoppy bitterness on the taste buds.

Overall, a very well made IPA. It's slightly more pine-forward, but does have some good fruit character. Perfect amount of bitterness. This one stands right up there with Torpedo, in my opinion.

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Photo of hopphead31415
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I first tried this beer after having Uinta’s Dubhe. I really like everything that Uinta stands for and all of their beers are excellent. I poured this into a worthy glass after chilling it in the freezer for a bit. It has a modest 7.3% ABV and 82 IBUs.

Look: Pours a crisp and clear golden yellow. I can’t get over how beautiful this beer looks which is like liquid gold. The clarity is stunning and it has a mild head if poured vigorously which settles down into a snowy foamy cap before you even finish it. Finishes with nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: I get a nice malty aroma laced with hops and many flavors, but take a big whiff, because the aroma isn't very strong.

Taste: I get zesty orange peel, coriander, lemongrass, tangerine, spices, herbal notes, and hoppy heaven.

Mouthfeel: The beer drinks really well and has a smooth mouthfeel and plenty of carbonation. Also leaves a nice subtle resinous coating on the tongue.

Overall: This is a great beer that is refreshing and great at the end of a long day. It is also good in the summer when you have finished mowing the lawn or munchin’ some nice carpet, drink one or two of these down real crisp and cold.

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Photo of coasterfreak75
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour: light orangish amber with a thin head that quickly dissapated and left a thin lace on the glass.

Smell: light citrus notes with heavy hop spice.

Drink: quick hit of malt sweetness, followed by bitter hop oil, quickly followed by light spicy citrus notes with a light hop lingering taste.

Feel: medium body, but quite drinkable.

Overall: quite drinkable, not the best ipa ever, but far from the worst.

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Photo of jwc215
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a growler purchased at The Brass Tap, Greenfield, WI the day before:

Pours dark apricot colored with a thin head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of robust citrus and pine.

The juicy citrus and pine is supported by a caramel backbone to balance the bitterness. Finishes with a juicy, fruity bitterness.

This is an excellent American IPA! Smooth and alcohol well-hidden.

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pick up a six-pack from my local liquor store. The best by date suggests it's still good for another five weeks, so my review would likely change if fresher. Poured directly from the fridge into a pint glass.

L: A very nice, clear amber color with an inch off-white head that falls after a few minutes to a film and ring that leaves moderate lacing on the glass. There's moderate carbonation visible in the brew.

S: Some nice herbal and citrus hop notes in the nose, along with malt breadiness. There's a faint suggestion of grape juice and berry in the mix, as well.

T: There are bready malt notes at the front that are joined by some citrus rind hop flavors that are bright and somewhat difficult to classify. There are some more of the herbal notes I got from the nose--maybe a little stone fruit, too. I again have a brief sensation of grape juice or perhaps a fruitier white wine like a riesling. The hops assert themselves on the back end--citrus, with subtle suggestions of herbs and pine. There's some clear alcohol flavor at the back before this one leaves you with some nice hop bitterness.

F: This one feels pretty light on the palate. There's quite a bit of carbonation, and the feel is also a bit on the watery side. Despite the lingering bitterness and high ABV, this one doesn't display any stickiness/syrupy quality. Pretty easy to put away.

O: I've been trying a lot of quality IPAs for the first time these last couple weeks, so I worry that my judgement here might be too critical. While this beer does have a very nice, easy-to-drink quality and smooth taste, I find myself wishing for bolder, more assertive flavors from the hops and malts (which might've been the case with a fresher bottle). As my earlier comments might reveal, it was difficult to distinguish some of those flavors: "a little muddled" might be the best way to describe it. The mouthfeel, as well, leaves a bit to be desired. However, the taste is still good for the style, and the drinkability is definitely a plus. But with so many amazing offerings in this style from lots of different brewers, I likely won't be rushing to get my hands on this one again.

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Photo of Atlas1
4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First of all, we get this in cans in San Antonio, not bottles. I love the can. Love the color. Love the design. Love the compass around the top of the can. Love the fact that it says "Earth, Wind and Beer" on the can too. If I could rank stylistic points for appearance and creativity, this would get high marks.

But what's so great about the Hop Nosh is that the beer lives up to all the hype the can is bringing with it. It's a pretty dark apricot color with a good looking, thick head and some serious lace. Sticky, if you will. The nose is big on pine and citrus. Not flashy, but solid and totally what an American IPA should smell like. The taste is almost divine. Rich and assertive, the sweet malts grab you up front, tickle your taste buds for a brief moment, and then sit back and let the hops take over. Finishes rich with piney bitterness. Mouthfeel is chewy. You'll want to roll this one around in your mouth for a good while and enjoy it. Damn, this is a delicious beer.

This beer has become my go-to IPA these days. I just don't know how else to describe this except as the standard-bearer for the style. This is what all other IPAs should aspire to be like. For reals. And I love that it comes in cans as well. Well done, Uinta Brewing Co. Well done.

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Photo of JasW
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A world class IPA. A waft of citrus upon opening. Pours a gorgeous golden amber sitting below a fluffy three fingered head that dissipates with fine lacing. Chewy hop edge, the kind of IPA you want to roll around on your tongue. This is the real deal.

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Photo of TryThemAllOnce
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First thing, the name seems to have an alias, it is pictured on BA with a label "Hop Notch" but is "Hop Nosh" on the bottles I just purchased! Weird. I spotted this at the local mini-market up the street and got it for $9.99 in a sixer (12oz).

The "best before date" is July 19, so this is apparently very recently bottled. First thing to note is this poured with a massive four finger head that sat up there for several minutes, the lacing is quite good on the glass, and the beer is a pretty one to behold, golden/copper and very clear.

There's some fruity and piny nose that is quite subtle, it's maybe the only dip in my evaluation, as I prefer my beers to make a strong statement in the aroma category.

The malt/hop balance is well done, very drinkable and tasty, just the right amount of carbonation - it makes my mouth happy.

This is a well executed IPA, I will certainly not hesitate to purchase again (soon!).

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Photo of coltonbrimhall
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

- a murkier ipa thick holding head
- hop and sweet but not a lot of aromas
- a bright and mellow hop slight citrus very balanced
- a little light but not to carbonated
-good but not the best ipa needs more notes

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper color with a one finger white head. Aroma is citrus and pine, and some resin. Taste is pine, some more pine, citrus with a complimentary malt backbone and touch of malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium, a bit viscous even, definitely can tell the beer has body, which makes it tastier and you want to drink more of it. Overall a good, hop forward ipa that belies its strength and drinks smooth.

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Photo of apokatastasis
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Dark amber in colour, almost reminding me of pine sap, with a thin head which recedes almost as quickly as it forms. Thick and sticky lacing is left on the glass after every sip.

Aroma: Big and bold hops, featuring strong pine and floral notes in the background, like sitting in the middle of a pine forest. This is a very strong and pleasing aroma.

Taste: As the nose suggests, this is very hop forward, particularly a load of bitter and piney hops which produces a huge but very gratifying flavour. This is certainly a hophead's IPA. There is also a strong malt background, balancing hop bitterness with malt sweetness. The proportion is good and yields a full-bodied yet drinkable beer.

Mouthfeel: Slightly viscuous, with little carbonation. It lightly coats the mouth and throat and has a lingering finish.

Overall: I think Uinta completely succeeded at what they were going for: a sensibly hop-heavy IPA with plenty of malt character to balance it and give it some complexity. This is a very fine beer that stands out amongst the plethora of American-brewed IPAs that flood the market today.

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Photo of majorbase2
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a large white foam head. Decent retention recedes leaving a nice, smooth thin head. Good lacing on the sides. Visible carbonation.

Aroma is very strong. Lots of pine up front, paired with floral hops and citrus. Very vivid, lively aroma, that almost places me in the setting with all the odors.

Taste leads with Pine. Well hopped. Follows with a good amount of sweetness and hop bitterness. Some nice citrus on the back end, featuring grapefruit and pineapple, with mango sticking on the tongue.

Medium bodied. Low carbonation. A bit sticky. Pretty easy to drink, could definitely down a few of these. No hints of alcohol.

Overall, a very good IPA. Might actually make this one of my go-to's.

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