Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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Reviews: 558
Hads: 3,687
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 135
Gots: 925 | 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: 558 | Hads: 3,687
Photo of Atlas1
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
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. (1,291 characters)

Photo of JasW
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
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. (251 characters)

Photo of TryThemAllOnce
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
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!). (928 characters)

Photo of coltonbrimhall
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
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 (211 characters)

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
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. (416 characters)

Photo of apokatastasis
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
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. (1,163 characters)

Photo of majorbase2
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
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. (727 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Uinta Brewing Hop Nosh India Pale Ale, 7.3% ABV. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Appearance: lightly hazed, bright golden/amber coloring, with a beautiful, blooming white head.

Aroma: Bold and lively citric & floral notes. Gorgeous.

Taste: Bittersweet hop flavor grabs the palate at first, and never lets go. Medium-bodied, lean and easy. Long bitter finish, with just a pinch of malt sweetness.

The can is refreshingly free of gobbledygook, as refreshing as the beer is to drink. Just a straight up and down decent IPA. Good beer and you can drink it. (546 characters)

Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by 4/12/15.

Hazy pale amber topped by a clingy white cap. Nose is herbal, leafy, citrus rind, touch of grain. Faintly tropical note suggests minimal usage of some new school hop probably mixed with a bunch of oldschool hops. Taste is okay - bitter citrus rind, leafy earthiness, ear wax, grapefruit. Pretty bitter and dry, slight astringent mouthfeel. Clean fermentation. Malt backbone feels somewhat substantial, but it's buried beneath a lot of bitterness. Not a great beer by any means, but nothing particularly bad about it. Can't say I'd want to drink it again. (572 characters)

Photo of mnrider
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours clear light amber with two fingers of creamy white head.
Tiny sediment particles can be seen. Great head retention with
excellent lacing.

S: Pine. Sweet malts. Hops. Resin. Fruits and some citrus.

T/M: Hops. Bitter. Pine. Citrus. Orange. Malt sweetness to help
balance. Has a creamy feel to it. Aftertaste is bitter and a little
citric. Medium bodied.

O: An easy to drink IPA. Well balanced with the typical hop
bitterness. Nice citric flavors of orange and grapefruit. I can see
this IPA being marketed as a session beer.

Cheers!! (549 characters)

Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy, almost murky, golden color. Fluffy head that lasts all the way throughout the entire beer. Smells citrusy, hoppy, a bit of pine or resin. Very tasty IPA. The hops are the main showcase of its flavor profile, but some citrusy grapefruit and resiny flavors balance it nicely. Its brewed with some malt to keep it smooth. This is enjoyable. Highly recommended by me. (378 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: brilliant amber under a 1’ white foam cap that produces sheets of lace.
S: woody, earthy hops
T: fruit and citrus up front, with a little sweetness and then by mid-palate it becomes bitter and dries out with a little hop driven astringency, culminating in a long bitter finish. The bitterness is herbal.
M: Clean, medium body and medium low carbonation.
O: A very freshing beer with big hops. (402 characters)

Photo of tomharris73
4.89/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My current favorite go-to ipa. I like it slightly better than Sculpin, which is a pretty awesome ipa. If you like your ipa's to taste "bright" and be boozy yet frighteningly drinkable, this one's for you. (204 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 1.79/12 oz can at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
BB 5/27/15 can at 40 degrees into hand washed and dried SA lager glass
Aroma piney
Head large (6 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, slooowly diminishing to 1 cm frothy layer
Lacing fair – partial rings and islands of tiny bubbles
Body light orange, slight haze
Flavor begins bitter with slight citrus taste, long hang time on the bitterness; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, slightly oily, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4 (536 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; bronze colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin collar; very little lacing;

S: a heavy dose of pine with a hint of tropical fruit behind it;

T: all pine with moderate long lasting bitterness at the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish if you give it a minute;

O: so many IPAs I taste today feature citrusy or tropical fruit flavors; it was nice to get some pine character; not much complexity to it, but nice just the same; (493 characters)

Photo of drpimento
4.94/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a great beer from the get-go! Appearance is a huge cream-colored, long lasting head with lots of lace, and a clear, honey amber color. Aroma is equal parts grapefruit and resin with caramel malt and hints of cereal. Flavor’s just spot on balanced with perfect amounts of malt sweet, hop bitter, carbonic tang. Body is dialed in too. I want more!! (353 characters)

Photo of stoutmasterjames
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- light amber or deep golden, not much head retention, nice lacing
S- VERY nice smell to this brew. some grass and herbs dominated mostly by a sweet citrus scent. Tantalizing and inviting.
T- I would call this beer "hopped to perfection." or perhaps "perfectly balanced" would be a hophead's declaration. You get pine and herbal hops, but a citrus hop ties it all together nicely.
M- medium body, nice carb

O- This is one of my go to beers. It is very nice and enjoyable. The price is right and the taste is right. (516 characters)

Photo of poporojo
4.96/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Beautiful light copper / dark orange color. Fantastic hop aroma - balanced and not overwhelmingly bitter, piney, floral, or citrusy. A perfect aroma if there ever was one. Tatse is initially wonderful for hop lovers - more earthy and fruity than piney, then oh-so-slightly bitter towards the end, but more vegetative with citrus and floral undetones. Feel is perfect from my can poured into a slightly chilled pint glass. As close to perfection as I have tasted. (465 characters)

Photo of JackieTH
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber gold liquid topped by a quickly receding off white foam. Flowery-earthy, citrus and pine notes greet the nose. Tastes of mild grapefruit pith, unripe papaya, green apple, hints at pineapple. Moderate bitterness. Flavors and bitterness fade quickly into a biscuity malt which leaves the palate clean and refreshed. Medium body holds together well without faults. Overall this seems like a tasty, drinkable, enjoyably straightforward IPA that neither disappoints or distinguishes itself from many other excellent IPAs. (522 characters)

Photo of RyanK252
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a nonic pint glass

A: Pours deep golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles and laces well.

S: Citrus hops, a bit floral, some pine, a touch of dankness, and caramel malt sweetness.

T: Bright citrus hops, grapefruit and orange, a little pine, hints of tropical fruit, and a nice caramel malt sweetness to balance it out.

M: Maybe a bit towards the lighter side of medium body, moderate carbonation, very refreshing.

O: This one really hits the spot on a warm day. I love it! (507 characters)

Photo of b22
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer at a great price. This has become my go to beer. The value of this beer is incredible. Quite bitter (which I love) but may not be everyone's favorite. (162 characters)

Photo of xNoQuarterX
3.38/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

highest ba rated beer I've tried so far... I want to like it more but there are lower rated ipa's that i would take over this if made to choose. Taste is subjective so don't hate. still it's a really good beer. (210 characters)

Photo of Mikus
3.26/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Spiegelau (bottle date best by 5/6/15). I need to get better at picking the freshest IPAs... this might be a little off due to the fact that there are obviously fresher Hop Nosh to be had. Anyways. Really nice looking brew. Solid finger of foamy, eggshell head, slightly cloudy golden amber hue. Ample carbonation throughout. Up front bitterness on the nose, and a slight hint of pine. Kind of one note aroma. Some generic hop bitterness on the front of the tongue, bit of lemony citrus, a slight yeasty estery note (seemed out of place), just a hint of the 7.3% alcohol coming through as well. Refreshing mouthfeel, with a lingering bitterness. Clean, good I guess. Might try an ultra-fresh bottle to reconsider my review, but hard to justify that this is any different from all of the other IPAs out there. (822 characters)

Photo of jera1350
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Terrific IPA. Citrus and pine hope with a solid malt backbone, complimenting sweetness with grapefruit in the aftertaste that lingers. Very smooth and well done. (161 characters)

Photo of Pop-Pop1
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden, somewhat of a haze. nice lacing on glass
Smell: grapefruit, toasty
Taste: awesome big hop taste up front but very nicely balanced out with only a slight bitter aftertaste
Mouthfeel: medium body
Overall: Love this beer. It is a very solid IPA and i highly recommend it. I have had it in bottles and cans and for some reason the cans seem to taste even better yet (381 characters)

Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.