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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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2,111 Ratings

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Ratings: 2111
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%

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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Photo of mfnmbvp


3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with best before date of 03/19/2014. Acquired this bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local beer store; I've only had this beer once before, & I figured this would probably be my last opportunity to try the beer known as Uinta Hop Notch IPA, before the name changes.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice bright coppery orange colored body with three big fingers of white head. Nice thin rings & streaks of lacing. Some okay clarity, but slightly hazed. Looks very nice.

S - Smell is of big bright grapefruit / earthy / pine / spruce hop resin, lemongrass, a bit of soapiness, musty yeast presence, and lots of caramel / bread malts. Floral & mildly skunky. I feel like there is also some spice character present that I can't identify.

T - Taste is very nicely balanced. Piney / grapefruit hop resins, sweetened earthy tea leaves, lemongrass, and lots of bready malt to round things out.

M - Feel is mostly clean, with some residual hop bitterness and dry breadiness on the palate. Pine / grapefruit on the finish.

Overall, a solid IPA from Uinta, and I look forward to trying it again in the future. Very nicely balanced, and extremely drinkable for the mildly high 7.30% abv. Recommended for sure, as an easy readily available IPA.

Uinta Hop Notch IPA ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 01:54:03 | More by mfnmbvp
Photo of macrosmatic


3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Westbrook pint glass.

A: Light copper in color, mildly hazy with some chill haze as well. Forms a over a finger's worth of eggshell-colored head with average retention and medium visible carbonation.

S: Resinous hops primarily, with secondary aromas of floral, citrus and melon hops. Fair amount of biscuit malts as well.

T: Mild-flavored resinous pine, bittersweet citrus, floral and melon hops, with just a bit of grassy character. The light biscuit malts make an ever-so-brief appearance right before the swallow, then a light lingering citrus pith bitterness.

M: Medium body and mouthfeel, good carbonation sensation, and maybe a little more noticeable alcohol presence than standard.

M: This was pretty good. Not terribly bitter, and an easy drink. Nothing about the aroma or taste to make it stand out from other American IPAs, but nothing objectionable. Glad to have another tasty IPA choice around.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 13:56:05 | More by macrosmatic
Photo of Bouleboubier


4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: clear, amber liquid.... large, foamy 1.5" head, whipped texture.... some bands of mucus-y lace.... very attractive bottle label, eye-catching art

S: pineapple-y hops, orange-y as much.... some pine, some chrysanthemum.... mildly medicinal alcohol

T: peppery bitterness up front, pop of booze in the finish.... sharp orange-y, slightly spicy hops.... clean malt with a touch of light crystal... not extraordinary, flavor-wise, but moreish enough... little bit of a toasted grain aftertaste

M: around medium-bodied, though I'd say the alcohol does seem to attenuate that a bit by the finish, lightening and brightening it.... pretty darn soft and smooth.... no alcohol burn, maybe a late, light hot flash

O: spicy orange hop flavors are the centerpiece to this.... it's a refined brew, though it's taste, within the vast realm of IPAs, isn't particularly memorable.... a quite serviceable hoppy ale, nonetheless

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 00:24:36 | More by Bouleboubier
Photo of Rett


4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a case at our biggest local distributer in PA with a 5/27/14 date. Noted name has changed to HOPNOSH fom Hop Notch. Loads of hoppy aromas and flavors. Fresh and clean with nice malty background. Loved it so much, opened a 2nd bottle. Have had this before. Always very good

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 23:20:36 | More by Rett
Photo of GJ40

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks great with golden color, great clarity and a fluffy white head with fantastic lacing. And great aroma with loads of citrusy hops. But the flavor was a let down. The hops just weren't assertive enough. And the mouthfeel was nothing special. A good beer but not a great IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 14:31:59 | More by GJ40
Photo of jngrizzaffi


4.89/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured amber/honey color with thick foamy head - about 2 finger's width. Excellent lacing on side of the glass. Grassy, piney smell with hints of citrus. Piney hoppy bitterness upfront when tasting. There is a hint of citrus at the end, but the grassy hops persist throughout. The bitter aftertaste is not too strong and not too weak. Just right. There is a slight malty character in the middle, but it is not a major part of the beer. Even, though, this is an excellent IPA. I recommend all those who like hoppy beers to give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 15:50:45 | More by jngrizzaffi
Photo of ChiChi


3.06/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice head to it, minimal tracing on the glass as the brew is consumed. Mild hops with an earthy taste. Mild aftertaste with a clean mouthfeel, if you understand what I mean. Must be the quality of the water used. However, personally I prefer a bit more bite with my hops, but this being a regular I find it appropriate.

As I stated with the earthy taste comment, I don't get a citrus feel as with other breweries. As far as a regular IPA goes, try it. Not bad, but in my opinion this beer reaches the level a beer should be but does not exceed it. But being diplomatic, we all have our little nuances and preferences we expect. Cheers. :)

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 03:38:00 | More by ChiChi
Photo of Givemebeer


3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a fairly deep golden hue with a two inch foamy head with beautiful lacing.

S: Smells like a cross between Flower Power and Kane Head High. Floral and citrus scents - predominantly grapefruit - dominate the nose

T: Initially, Pineapple and grapefruit comes through with a hint of some malt backbone. Then, spicy, resinous pine finish really takes over strong towards the end.

M: Medium bodied and a little bit chewy.

O: One hoppy IPA. I prefer a bit more balance in mine. But if you are trying to get your hop fix in, this has a very nice hop profile. I'd drink it again, but not going to be my go to IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 19:29:50 | More by Givemebeer
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2.49/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Hop Notch – IPA (7.2%) - Uinta Brewing Co. (Utah)

App: Pours a rich amber with a nice one and a half finger off cream white head that retains well and leaves high, tight lacing all around the glass. Slightly cloudy, but not against style.

Smell: American piney and resinous hops dominate nose with a slightly sweet, tropical fruit note to them. Hints of passion fruit and grapefruit. Slight hint of overripe banana and cantaloupe. Malt is very faint and slightly biscuit like. Slight solvent, but not overbearing.

Taste: Pretty much falls in line with the aromas in the nose, with some pretty severe alcoholic heat after the swallow. Malt balance is a little off, with not quite enough sweetness to counterbalance the massive hop bill in this one. Hops are good overall, beginning with some pretty strong herbal notes that are taken over by more piney flavors. Eventually overcome entirely by the alcohol heat.

Mouth: A little thin bodied. Carbonation is low, which doesn't compliment the style at all.

Home tasting, 12oz can into Snifter. 1/27/14.

Serving type: can

01-28-2014 04:32:23 | More by ZoomanCru
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4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz brown bottle. Uinta bottles are brilliantly shaped and stand out amongst a wall of 3,000 beers. I love them! And their labels are eye catching, made with quality yet simple. The entire thing is just awesome! Hop Notch is a perfect example of what Uinta is all about. A yellow label with a dark green color going on. A classic pickup truck with 2 farmers harvesting hops. Just a damn traditional yet classy label. Poured this into a stemmed port glass. Or ipa glass in the eyes of some breweries.

A - nearly perfect clarity. Quite surprising its so clear with what this offers up in taste and smell. Anyway, a golden bright orange body color with a Snow White head sitting a top. A real stunner to look at. Bright and luscious looking head that's like a big white pillow with a refreshing and smart looking body. Random bubbles rise to the top keeping a sturdy ring of lace leaving lots of stick. I can't say I've ever seen stick like Hop Notch leaves. Some of its splotched in the masses while there are tiny dustings of stick all over. Very impressive!

S - a whiff of dank hops up front followed by traditional west coast pine and grapefruit whiffs. Fresh grass and some lighter fruits and citrus going on. Biscuit malt balances an overall dank funky bit of hop goodness aroma.

T - big west coast pine notes up front followed by a touch of grapefruit and citrus. The biscuit flavored malt balances the hops in a world class style. Fresh green grass gets more detail as this warms. Some sweeter caramel malt notes come out of nowhere before the funky fresh hops pick back up leaving a bit of hop spice and dank character to the finish. Delicious.

M - medium bodied and refreshing. Maybe a bit thinner than I'd prefer, but take nothing away from this dandy. It packs in loads of brilliant flavors. Saying its thin is wrong. It carries good texture and thickness while coating very nicely. It's just not as thick as some out there and I'm a thick kind of guy. But overall the feel is good, flavorful and refreshing. I could drink this all day

O - Hop Notch is a dandy of an American ipa. It's really a perfect example of an American ipa. In fact, I believe Uinta's hop notch is a perfect example of just how great American made craft beer is today. They not only brew in a way not many can pull off, but they are just producing some fine crafted brews these days. Hop Notch is a winner and some of the best stuff on the planet. Easy to find and available year round!? You bet ill be enjoying plenty of these.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 23:53:44 | More by BradtheGreat7
Photo of BierJager89


4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Amber color with a white head.

S: Fresh orange, lemon, mango, papaya, pineapple, passion fruit and tropical fruit in the nose.

T: Starts of with a nice citrus character of orange and a little lemon, as well as a healthy dose of mango, followed by pine and tropical fruit. Finish is fruity, but malt forward.

M: Medium-full bodied and smooth for an IPA.

O: An excellent IPA, one of my favorites in the style and from this particular brewery.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 04:56:11 | More by BierJager89
Photo of PicoPapa


3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can with Enjoy by 3-14-14 stamped underneath the can. Pours a translucent orange color with over an inch of frothy white head. Tons of lacing. The aroma is piney and floral hops with some light citrus notes. The taste is floral hops with some pine as well. Cut grass, orange peel and almost a soapy floral taste. Bitter floral finish. Light alcohol presence. Lots of carbonation. Overall, its a decent beer but nothing special.

Serving type: can

01-24-2014 02:47:04 | More by PicoPapa
Photo of donkeyrunner


4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 3/14/14. Amber color with a showy off-white pale beige head. Cans!

Juicy fruit hop aroma and sweet hard candy-like malt. Sharp, buzzing grass.

Sharp, grassy citrus, bitter lemon with a slightly floral/oily potpourri finish. A bit heavy on the malt IMO but I'm pretty sensative about that.

While it doesn't have the je ne sais quoi of Sculpin or Lunch it's definately in that 1B IPA tier of Baxter Stowaway and the like. Great stuff.

Serving type: can

01-22-2014 00:14:36 | More by donkeyrunner
Photo of BEERchitect


3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With a strong "west coat" attitude, the usually conservative Utah based brewery does the unusual- kicking off with a strong IPA with the hop-forward balance that's highly worthy of the style but also capturing a rustic and simple taste.

As the ale pours, there's really no surprises: its camel-hued body is amber and mildly hazy. As a foamy cap frames the beer, its lace circles the glass with concentric patterns. Its a frothy ale that simply sells its IPA character well.

Bold citrus aromas are of grapefruit, fresh orange zest and fresh-cut grass. As the malt influence grows it allows a thin honey, lightly toasted grain and caramel character to prop up the hops- but the focus squarely relies on the beer's high hop character.

Its taste starts out with graham cracker, light caramel and medium honey sweetness. But that sweet taste proves short-lived as the citrusy middle palate unleashes pink grapefruit, ripe orange and a hint of lemon and leaf. As the ale develops into a dry malt taste, its finish is bitter with citrus pith, pine resin and a sharp grassy note.

Medium-light in body, the ale kicks off with a more moderate sense as the malt sweetness seems to balance. But as the hops take command, the sweetness quickly fades and the hops dry the beer with its acute acidic sense and with its piney and grassy bitterness. Its mild warmth plays delicately on the palate and facilitates its supreme drinkability.

I love how this ale is dry, clean and crisp. But its leafy and grassy taste is a bit too prevalent to celebrate its only moderate citrusy smooth tones. Its an all-day, every-day beer that will find comfort in my glass at any time.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2014 06:36:34 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of cfitterer


5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a very unique, well-balanced IPA with a nector-like mouthfeel. It has a strong malt presence with floral forward hops and tropical fruit undertones. Easily in the top 5 beers I've ever had.

Note - This beer is also very affordable at just over $1/beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 04:39:55 | More by cfitterer
Photo of ccrida


3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draught at The Bier Stein, appearence is orange with a creamy white head leaving thick, tight lace rings.

Smell is pungent, resinous piney hops.

Taste is similar, but not as dank. Fairly malty, cheap 2-row, a little dirty.

Mouthfeel is oily, medium bodied.

Drinkability is pretty solid. Not great though, an average west coast hop bomb. Overall impression of coarseness...

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2014 02:50:12 | More by ccrida
Photo of Ohmmygawd


4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really really like this IPA. So far this brewery has been one of my big favorites for this year.

A- Clear amber and golden with a good thick head for an IPA.

S- Piney with orange, hints of malts

T- Full taste. Carbonation on the front of the tongue with sweetness on the back. Light bitterness balanced with the sweet. (insert Homer Simpson drool).

M- Clean and refreshing while still leaving a little carbonation feeling on the tongue.

O- From start to finish this beer satisfies and leaves me wanting to try out more beers this company has to offer.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 23:58:03 | More by Ohmmygawd
Photo of Budinetz


4.89/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured vigorously from the bottle into a teku glass.

A- pours an amazing light amber color with a solid, white, 3 inch head. I waited until it subsided and poured over top. The head is so firm that it raised above the rim of the glass about an inch. Gorgeous lacing all around the glass with every sip.

S- smells of biscuity malts, grapefruit/citrus hops.

T- tastes sweet up front on the tongue and finishes a dry, pleasant bitter. Packed with tons of hop flavor, but has a nice full body and delicious malt to balance it out. Lots of flavor in this brew.

M- slightly prickly on the tongue with no ether/alcohol flavor present despite the 7.3% abv. Very well done. No harsh bitterness on the finish. A very pleasant mouthfeel.

O- a solid, drinkable, IPA. Very well balance with hop flavor/bitterness and malt sweetness. One of my favorite IPAs to drink as it is very drinkable dispute the abv.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 08:57:51 | More by Budinetz
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4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

I went to City Swiggers in the Upper East Side of NYC to find a great local IPA selection. I had never heard of Uinta Brewery, but decided to give an American Brewery's IPA a try. I drank from the 10 oz. bottle and boy was I amazed by the initial smell that this hoppy beer gave off (good reason why the name is Hop Notch). The flavor is comparable to many local IPAs in Vermont and is comparable to a Shed IPA or Otter Creek Hop Session. The color is a soft amber and the mouthfeel is wonderful after a few swooshes.

After trying this wonderful IPA, I am going to peruse the other beers Uinta Brewing Company has to offer. I highly recommend this IPA to any hoppy people out there. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 03:08:31 | More by bennyfranksvt
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New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from the Lazy Dog
Pours s lightly hazy dark golden color that borders on amber with a huge fluffy whit head that persists for quite a while. Aromas of citrus and pine with some faint green onions and a solid hit of bready caramel malt to back it up. The flavor is actually quite malt forward with lots of sweet bread and rich caramel and toffee notes. Pine, resin, and a bit of green onion flavor provides a bit of balance. Firm hop bitterness. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy and resinous mouthfeel. My can shows a best before 1/25/14 I'm not sure when that means it was bottled, but I found this a bit malty for an IPA. Decent enough and drinkable, but I'd grab something else before this again.

Serving type: can

01-06-2014 01:14:42 | More by johnnnniee
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New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am a fan of this brewer. Very consistent and well crafted beers - all good so far.
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is clear, amber color, with a thick off-white head that fades slowly and leaves many thick laces on the glass, all the way down. 4.25

S: Like best IPAs, the aroma is juicy and fresh, and it contains fruity citrus, floral hops, caramel malts, and a bit of vegetal forest floor. Just want more of it… 4

T: Starts citrus sweet followed by a burst of grassy hops bitterness that lands in jammy and caramel sweetness. Hops are juicy and dominant, and after-taste is hoppy, tingly, balanced. Great finish. 4.25

M: Crisp, smooth, medium body and carbonation, finish is tingly and rich. Great mouth feel. 4

O: Tasty, easy drinking, despite the kick, which is not overt. Up there with some of the best if you like juicy IPAs like Sculpin. 4.25

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 22:36:21 | More by Act25
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New York

4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nose: great nose to this beer, very piney!
Hop: very balanced... Medium bitter ( from the perspective of someone that thinks more hops the better ) yet very piney ( a wee bit floral but very piney)
Thickness: very good ... Not thin yet no where near where you can stand a spoon into it.
Head: no comment... Shared the bottle with my bro... Not enough to make a determination.
Appearance: half way between golden amber

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 20:06:56 | More by BradT
Photo of santomark


4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Deep copper, orangish, nice hues of gold in the light. Great head at 2 finger widths and a wonder retention.

S - Massive hops. Orange, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, pine tree at the finish. At a closer sniff, I get some malts, very nice bread.

T - Very balanced, a nice bitterness, followed by a sweetness of the hops. Definitely can taste some citrus notes like mango, oranges, pineapple and that famous dry hop finish. Very nicely done.

M - Medium to light body, Not syrupy, a bit carbonated though with a nice burning sensation towards the end from the dry hops and carbonation.

O - This is a solid brew for any IPA drinker. IMO, this should be considered a DIPA, the flavor and ABV state the same. Very nice piney notes accompanied by great resin, citrus undertones and dryness make this a good session beer. I will be having this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 08:03:00 | More by santomark
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New Mexico

4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Small to lesser medium sized off white head settles to a quarter inch or less of frothy covering above a clear light caramel copper colored beer.

Light citrus and pine hops aroma just seems to get better as the beer warms a bit.

Fresh pine seems to be coming through more than anything else when drinking this IPA, along but to a lesser degree there is some citrus as well as a fresh cut grass aspect to the taste.

Dry aftertaste that seems to almost pucker the lips and leaves a slight citrus taste behind with this medium bodied beer.

Pretty darn decent IPA, not overwhelming but it has some nice citrus and pine hops characteristics that I like.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 21:22:28 | More by LXIXME
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3.24/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light golden orange color. Clear. Small head with minimal retention.

Clear hop smell. Aroma of pine is there, along with grass and pollen, but floral and tropical fruit notes shine through most.

Bitterness is predominant, but annoyingly sweet tropical fruits sweep into the mouthfeel taking over the center of the tongue in an unbalanced way. The aftertaste is heavy sweet, then after a few minutes the expected hop bitterness comes back.

This a pretty standard ipa. Certainly not offensive, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 23:11:07 | More by Birdmarg741
Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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