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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

2,838 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,838
Reviews: 478
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 85
Gots: 382 | 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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5/5  rDev +24.7%

steamboatbrewer, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Drinkerofales
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottles 1-11-12, poured from the bottle on 2-23-12.

Pours a clear liquid gold. A fluffy huge almost white head has good retention and heaps of lacing.

Smell is dominated by piney freshness and is grapefruit strong. Bitter, not tropical.

Taste isn't quite as big, though consistent. Bitter hop and a hint of citrus is the primary taste, and I don't get much else.

The bubbly and hoppy sting are nice. Easy to drink and carbonated well.

Another one where I wish the taste lived up to the smell. Other than that, no complaints about the beer.

DOA

Drinkerofales, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of koflaherty
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

koflaherty, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Slikpitt
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Slikpitt, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of troysoy2
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a large tulip, bottled date of 2/08/12.

Nice copper color, but where this beer really shines in its awesome fluffy, white head. Two fingers, with nice retention, and really impressive lacing.

Very fragrant, with plenty of pine, a little bit of a floral scent, and a faint, biscuity foundation. Robust, yet delicate.

Sweet and spicy on the front, with a wet, refreshing finish. The hops are nicely balanced out, and really just pleasing to the palate. Goes down smooth and easy, showcasing pine flavors without launching an assault on the tastebuds. The alcohol is well hidden. Plus, this IPA doesn't make use of the abundant, prickly carbonation that a lot of others tend to have. Smooth and delicious. Maybe a little bit too drinkable...

troysoy2, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a duvel tulip

A- pours a nice slightly hazy orange witha nicy fluffy one dfinger white head. Excellent lacing.

S- heavy on the hops, citrusy, piney, tropical fruit, faint malt sweetness, smells delicious.

T- pine and citrus through out, lots and lots of hope deliciousness rounded out with a touch of sweetness, grapefruit and tropical fruit notes are deffinatly there, very nice

M- medium body with tight medium carbonation that scrubs the palate, dry and bitter on the finish with a bit of a grassy, citrus hop aftertaste. There are points, that I feel like the body is a bit lacking in this one, almost getting to watery, which is why I didn't give this 4 in this category. Well that and the long aftertaste.

O- a great ipa with a very nice hop profile, a bit bitter and lingering on the end but if you are a fan of nice chewy citrusy hops
You'll like this one.

PeterIngemi, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of BigPlay1824
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a clear golden color with a slight amber touch, pours with a ton of carbonation bubbles and a finger of pure white very creamy head that lingers nicely and leaves a very nice amount of lacing sticking to the glass
S: very nice floral hop notes, smells very fresh and clean
T: begins with a very bitter note which transitions to nice hop notes and then finishes with a very bitter note again which lingers for a while afterwards on the palate
M: leaves the mouth very dry, drinks smooth but with a slight carbonation bite up front
O: i had hoped that the taste would be more in line with the scent, the bitter note was more extreme than i like to see in IPA's, i know this sounds way out of wack but this wasnt just a bitter note, it was like an all encompassing bitter flavor which just over powered the floral hop notes that hit in the middle, there are better beers out there IMO

BigPlay1824, Feb 22, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16 ounce pint - $5.25 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Clearish, copper-gold body with one full inch of sustained white foam. Good lacework on the descent.

Smell: Pale malts with a simple breadiness about it in the aroma with an element of alcohol mixed amongst the hop notes of resin, citrus pith, and florals.

Taste: Sweet, bready pale maltiness with a very, very thin edge of caramel. Spice, lemon rind, and a light dash of resins. Moderately bitter. A slight alcohol presence gives a lift to the bitterness (on the far end of the spectrum at 7.30%) Bready, bitterish finish with those resins still sticking around.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A little more alcohol than needed or desired. While not great it's decent enough, it's an IPA that just holds it own in the vast sea of IPA's out there these days.

ChainGangGuy, Feb 21, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange with a big, white fluffy head that is quite appealing.

Smells of spicy and floral/fruity hop with some slight bready malt. There is also some soapy and metallic notes. Not a huge nose.

Up front grapefruit hop and cracker malt that fades into a more light/stone fruit and ends on a bitter fruity and pine hop finish with some lingering hop oil feel. Nice enough blend of spicy/pine/fruity hops.

Medium to lighter body with medium to low carbonation.

A solid IPA, not much else to say.

TenHornsProud, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of PerHops
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Bottle dated 1/11/12. Very nice golden orange color with great head retention and lacing. It is quite clear with very little cloudiness. The smell is really interesting. Not as much citrus on the nose as I expected, although it is there, but accompanied by some vegetal notes, some herbal character, pineapple, and a subtle onion and garlic quality. The taste is more straightforward than the nose, but also has some complexity to it. A good amount of tropical fruit flavors balanced by some soft malt flavors a touch of pine and a mild medium bitterness. This was my first time trying this and I am glad I bought a six pack rather than a single bottle. Great IPA that is new to me.

PerHops, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

iskeptopotamus, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of xnicknj
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at khyber in philly

Pours a hazed golden orange color with a larger fluffy white head resting on top. Patchy retention on the beer which leaves rings of lacing on the glass.

Pretty hop forward in the nose with touches of citrus peel and pine. Notes of sweetness from caramel and bread, followed by a bitter bite with a touch of warmth.

Hoppy and juicy up front with citrus peel and hints of oranges. There's an underlying notion of pine with some sticky tones. Bready malt backbone creeps through with a decent amount of sweetness, which somewhat tempers the citric hop bite. Finishes bitter and dry with a soft glowing warmth.

Medium body, decent carbonation, sticky and dry on the tongue. A nice drinking, citrusy IPA - maybe not anything mindblowing but something I'd try again.

xnicknj, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

smokejr, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

CB2maltygoodness, Feb 19, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper appearance, a little haze, nice white head, amazing lacing on an ipa, especially considering the amount of hops in this one. One of the nicest looking ipa's out there. Aroma was juicy, mango and pineapple hop aromas. Utah does tropical fruit very well. . .

It continues on the tongue, nice, label says 82 ibu, but none of it is abrasive, its nice, green, lush, like a rain forest and the juiciness of the hops along with that fruity sweetness comes along. Not a ton of caramel, this is a light body, but deliciously paired with the tropical fruit like hop mouthfeel. Bottled on 1/12/12, drinking it right now during the Marquette/UConn game, so its about 5 weeks old and drinking magnificently.

Uinta really has been making strides in their beers, especially the hoppy ones, used to just be a good barleywine, now they have a few ipas to go with it that I'd take anytime.

Towards the end it takes on a little more bitterness, making the ibu count make more sense, but its always enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Beerandraiderfan, Feb 18, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into tulip. Bottled 1/11/2012.

Pours a straw color with very little head that fades very quickly. Leaves a lot on the glass when swirled. Not much visible carbonation, just a few bubbles here and there.

Nice and citrusy on the nose.

Predominantly grapefruit, with subtle malt undertone. The bitterness sticks around for a while.

Medium body. Medium-low carbonation. Perfectly acceptable.

This is a good IPA - clearly, I'm having trouble saying anything more specific about it. I enjoyed this single, but I don't think I'd buy a six-pack.

Blargimus, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

savagepm, Feb 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

crashoveride, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 1/11/12. I wanted to dig into this one a week or so ago but I had some other things to drink. Oh well it's still pretty fresh.

Be aware this is one of the stronger non-double IPA's. .10 Stronger than Sierra Nevada Torpedo. I suppose this falls into that extra IPA category.

The beer pours a cool hazy color with a slight haze that obscures total clarity. The nice off-white almost buff colored head foamy head provides some thing lacing and decent retention.

I will begin by saying this beer exhibits exceptional balance in care in the brewing of an 86 IBU 7.3% beer. It comes off much more delicately and nuanced than I would expect. The bouquet isn't huge but this beer is entirely pleasant. It isn't as assertive in aroma as Sierra Nevada Torpedo but that doesn't stop it from being a good beer. I catch some semi-distant pine oils and hints of grass. It is moderate doses of tropical fruits, especially mango, apricot and kiwi that make this a fine beer. There is also a moderate orange flavor. Beneath the assertive hop character are fine toasted biscuit malts. It has a fresh baked bread smell I can appreciate.

The taste is fruity. Apricot and mango dominate. Herbal hop flavors are detectable though distant. The citric fruit bite is sticky and nicely complemented by a sourdough bread quality. Candied caramel runs through the malts making this beer sweet.
The bitterness is much milder than I expected. The alcohol is warming but well concealed.

The balanced and delicate mouthfeel make this beer refreshing. The flavors could be fine tuned a little more and the hops could be more present as the bottle illustration advertises it as hoppy.

A good, strong affordable bitter IPA that won't wreck your wallet. It walks a fine line between West Coast and East Coast IPA and DIPA. I respect this beer even if it doesn't unseat Torpedo IPA as my favorite in the category.

BerkeleyBeerMan, Feb 17, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. I enjoyed this within a month of the 1/11/12 bottling date.

Pours a crystal clear golden copper, with a finger of thick, bright-white head that is showing maybe a bit more of an off-sheen depending on how you look at it. This holds tight, with a foamy ½ finger that leaves back a rich cascade of patchy lacing that sticks. The aroma smells floral and piney, with some bitter smelling fruit. More ripened tropical fruit mingles with herbal accents to help round out some of the harder edges of the nose, while a touch of honeyed sweetness from the malts sit along the back.

The taste has a full feeling citric bite to it that is packing some bright flavors, spreading bitter pith, resins, and spice the whole way to a strong lingering finish, with that pine laying in especially hard. This is mostly balanced by a lightly toasted grainy sweetness and a combination of some softer fruit notes and herbal tones that run the whole way through this. The overall bitterness here though unfortunately gets a little out of hand at times. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and while initially sharp on the tongue, spreads out nicely into more of a creamy slickness as the carbonation works itself towards the back of the throat. There is a bit of an alcohol presence to this which mostly pops the aggressiveness of the hops here.

I liked the initial full-on fresh power of the hops in this IPA but things ultimately finished a little too harshly for me to call this anything other than average to good. The aroma and overall feel are definitely high points of this though. I’d still say that it’s maybe worth checking out a single bottle of it before committing to a six-pack.

Kegatron, Feb 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

valdieuer, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Yoda22
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear orange with long lasting 1.5 fingers of head. Excellent lacing.

S - Wonderful aroma that practically travels halfway across the room. I get sweet notes of orange and grapefruit and some grassy or faint pine.

T - Pretty bitter hop taste up front, the citrus/grapefruit flavor hits you, slight malt finish but the hops still dominate. The mouth is left with some lingering hops and citrus afterwards, a little orange and a little lemon.

M - Pretty light to medium body and carbonation. It works. The hop bite is ever-present so more carbonation is not needed in my opinion. This beer lingers in your mouth ever so nicely.

O - Overall a very wonderful IPA. This would definitely rank somewhere in the middle/end of my top 10 IPA's.

Yoda22, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

DocAJ, Feb 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer on draft at Churchkey in DC. Beer is yellow and mostly clear with a thin white head, medium bubbles, some lacing on the glass.

Aroma is hoppy and sweet with a nice citrus aroma, it is a little weak though.

Beer is medium to light in body, it is fine on the palate, a little bitter on the finish and a little dry. Malt backbone is subdued, it is fine but nothing special about this beer.

drabmuh, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

DaveONan, Feb 15, 2012
Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,838 ratings.