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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: 3,810
Avg: 4.01
pDev: 27.43%
Wants: 144
Gots: 1,023 | 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: 3,810
Photo of utopiajane
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a true amber with an orange tint and slight haze. What a looker this beer is with a thick head of foam that slowly fell to to some chunky lace and nice legs too. Nose is grapefruit, pine and grass. A great big whiff of bread but then the malt disappears for a minute behind some herbal and grassy dank. Malt presence in the nose is ultimately very soft, sweet caramel and cookie. Taste is delightful with ample malts, lots of oily piney hops, a little bit of sour grapefruit. This beer was like silk on the palate. Some said watery and I disagree. The malt was cultivated to perfection underneath the hops bitter and leaned into the dry finish with a sweetness on the back that was supple and full. Bitterness fades fast in the aftertaste as this one leaves smooth and the definition of dry. Hop Notch is top notch.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Excellent golden ale with thick foam and superb lacing.

Smell: Mineral water and pine.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Sweet cotton candy, canteloupe, and honey. Superb combination of pine, caramel, and yeast. Citrusy acidity in the mouthfeel with some orange and grapefruit. A tad thin.

Overall Drinkability: Excellent IPA. Big fan of Uinta.

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Photo of DFHeadFan
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright copper color into a DFH perfect pint. Good one finger foam retention. Maintains small amount of lacing throughout.

S: Comes off as a citrus fruit basket in a grassy meadow.

T: Citrus burst from the hops with minimal grassy undertones. The malt backbone takes a backseat to the fruit forward taste of mango, lemongrass, and a slight hint of papaya.

M: Mouthfeel was medium and not overly aggressive with the carbonation.

O: A refreshing IPA that highlights a quality IPA from a lesser known brewery on the East Coast. It is crisp and clean especially when fresh, enjoy by date of 9/23/13. A pick that will lead to further exploration of this brewery.

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Photo of plaid75
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a murky dark copper hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured balmy tropical notes and a touch of caramel.

The taste was dominated by the same soft tropical hops with the addition of piney notes. Earthy sweetness detected as well.

The mouthfeel was round and full for the style.

Overall a tasty round IPA.

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Photo of LordChesterfield
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic beer. The hop profile is not particularly complex, and the malt is clean, but deep tasting at the same time with lingering flavors of what I would call peach at the finish. The mouthfeel is utterly smooth and almost creamy. The ABV is pretty high, but you could never tell through taste. At $6.49 a six pack, I think I found my new favorite beer. Thank god it's not a seasonal. Now it comes in cans! I can't wait to try it.

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

Pours a decent foamy head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. The beer itself is a clear amber color.

The hops give off a slightly citrus smell but appears to be grassy. The sweet malts also make an appearance.

The hops taste as the smell. The taste is somewhat bitter and grassy while the malts balance out the bitterness a little.

Biting carbonation and medium-bodied.

A very good IPA that it isn't too extreme and very well balanced.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first Uinta from Utah, I love the bottle you can get drunk and magnetize it and use it as compass since the glass is etched with cardinal directions. I've already drank half of the six pack and I'm really enjoying it so far, pours a brilliant copper color with slightly off white billowing head, leaves fine speckled lacing. Aroma big dank earthy citrus and a bit of the fine mary jane like resinous cannabis, light biscuit caramel malt backbone just barely present. Flavor upfront big juicy hops, pine, citrus, earthiness resinous flowing notes with a hint of malt in the backend, finishes semi dry I like the hops in this bottle. I will call it an almost west coast IPA, pretty damn good. Incredibly easy to guzzle, the hops don't linger with razor sharp bitterness yet have complex hop notes all day, I really dig the vibe I'm getting here. Resinous medium bodied hop oils glide well across my palate with sturdy carbonation, classic IPA.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sure enough, a CAN surfaced, thanks to the good people at the Harrisburg Brewers Festival last Saturday (15 June 2013) who understand the importance of The CANQuest (TM)!

Today is Thursday, 20 June and I am Brother Woody, pseudo-monk with the Order of Disorder. My partner is Sam Knocken, my Old Lady is La Petite Abeille. The city is Lancaster, PA. The review you are about to read is true. No one is innocent so nothing has been changed.

The Crack was an audible masterpiece as was the inverted Glug. With two dense fingers of tawny head staring at me, I had some time to kill. Color was a deep-amber with NE-quality clarity and loads of obvious effervescence. Heavy, sticky lacing was beginning to form, so I readied myself for my first hops fix of the day. I tied off, brought up a vein, wiped a drop of sweat from my brow and leaned in for a whiff. Holy dank, Batman! Where did they load this batch of hops, anyway? Mendocino County, California? The rest of the monastery was off copying the Bible, using a Xerox, which I think is cheating, but nobody was looking, so I shot up, I mean, took a deep draught. Mouthfeel was soft and caressing on the tongue, accompanied by an immediate caramel malt sweetness, followed by a cooling minty flavor from the hops. I may be mis-remembering, but I swear that Brach's used to make a Mint caramel when I was a wee lad. Today, I am not big on sweets, but this was goood. The finish exhibited the same interplay between the malt and the hops that I noted in the mouth. I like it!

I received this from my local, in-person trader, tone77, recently and I CAN assure you that I will be re-reviewing it from a CAN in the near future. In the interim, a bottle will have to suffice.

From the bottle: "For Best Flavor Enjoy in a Glass"; "Brewed with RENEWABLE POWER Wind & Solar"; "Earth, Wind and Beer"; "Loaded by Uinta Brewing Co.".

I utilized an aggro pour, causing the formation of a dense finger of tawny head with great retention. Color was a deep amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose was of resinous piney hops and having come from a high school no-hitter this afternoon, it reminded me of pine tar. Wow! Mouthfeel was medium and the hops were notched up to the point of unmistakability. I now wonder where the demarcation line between an AIPA and a DIPA actually lies. It is somewhere around this brew. Great lacing began to form in my glass as I drank. Finish was actually only semi-dry, which is surprising, given the level of IBUs that this must register. If this measures up from a CAN, my cooler may have a new friend.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can, best by 7/22/2013. Not sure when it's bottled, but since that's over 2 months away, I assume it's pretty fresh.

A: Nice fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Clear copper body. Great lacing. Looks good.

S: Bright citrusy hops, wet cereal malt. Nice balance.

T: Mellow hop bite on the front, nice malt backbone at the end.

M: Thin for the style, a little light on the carbonation.

O: Solid IPA. Love the cans. Will buy this more if it's on sale.

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Photo of Omnium
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle > Sensory Pilsner glass

A - Pours a nice clear gold, two finger head, good lacing
S - Some real nice pineapple aromas coming from this, as well as some floral, earthy, and a rhubarb type malty mix.
T - Things tone down a bit here and its mostly pine you get from the hops and some sweet dried fruit and sweet malt.
M - And things get odd here, it has a largely metallic aftertaste, and is very chewy.
O - Starts out nice, but goes downhill, but that being said, its still a decent IPA, though my qualms with it make me not want to get it again.

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Photo of KFBR392
3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: a very standard looking single IPA. Golden color with some orange accents. Carbonation is average throughout and the head pours at about a finger and a half and is present while drinking.

Smell: The front of the aroma are accents of citrus, mangos, and fresh flowers. The front disappears when getting to the body of the aroma which is of strong pine, resin, bitter hops, and some earthy tones. The finish is filled with caramel and malt. Very interesting overall.

Taste: Right on the front of this beer the pine and resin accents hit very hard. Palette stunningly hard. After the initial punch, a fruity, mango, pineapple, and orange rhine body floats lightly. The finish is a medium bodied malt flavor that goes down easily but leaves a funk on the palette.

Mouthfeel: This is a pretty slow drinking single IPA. The strong pine accents and unique malt finish make this one a slow sipper.

Overall: I went back and forth on this brew, and waited until my last one from the six pack to review it. I couldn't decided whether this brew was something special or a pretty average IPA. I ended up in the middle of those two, this is better then many, but there are also many better. Not exactly a summer IPA, too heavy for a warm summer day of drinking, but nice to end an evening with a little pop.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 5/13/13

Appearance: Clear, deep orange - some lighter orange and amber highlights - off-white head that fades quickly, but leaves some decent lacing

Smell: Hoppy, in a notably resiny, piney way - pine resin, damp pine needles, herbal, floral, and earthy notes - some citrus rinds as well - pale, caramel, and amber malts - a consistent undercurrent of spiciness

Taste: Resiny with some toasty malts - piney hops, pine resin, pine needles - more citrus than the nose suggested, with grapefruit flesh and rind - floral, herbal, and earthy - toasty, cooked malts - some pale, but mostly caramel and amber malts - some sweetness, and some onion-like character when it warms up

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, lightly sticky, could use some more carbonation

Overall: Worth checking out

This was better than I expected. Both the malt and hop profile are a bit odd, but it's charming in its own way. It has a nice aroma that pulls things together. Not the best IPA I've ever had, but a little above average.

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Photo of NardiByNature
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice clarity with some sticky head retention all the way down the glass. Not much carbo dancing around the glass.

Smells like orange juice carton and cannabis sort of, sticky ripe mango.

Taste candied orange and peach; it's bitter herbal to boot. Long to aftertaste.

Very nice beer.

notes from 1/28/13. Bauer's on newbury near hynes seems to stock this regularly.

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Photo of CardiacNP
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hop Notch IPA from Uinta Brewing Company from Salt Lake City Utah. Not available in Louisiana. 7.3% ABV

Aroma nice and citrusy with moderate floral notes

Appearance a nice hazy golden color with foamy white 2 finger head and nice lacing

Taste defiantly citrus and spice flavors from the hops. Mild sweet malt at the beginning that quickly give way to the hop and bitter end The 7.3% ABV is well hidden

Mouthfeel. Medium with a mild lingering mid tongue bitterness

Overall a good IPA. A style if beer that I am becoming more palatable for. Easily able to appreciate the style

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Photo of xhuskr
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice bite up front with a hint of sweetness
A-like golden straw that's clear as a bell...lace like an Irish lass on her wedding day.
S-neutral...was hoping for a bigger aroma..but solid
T-usual IPA bitterness, but better balanced than many...sweet finish on the palate..that lingers
M-begging me to have another (another 2-3)
O-don't buy this often...wlll keep on my go to list.

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

A: in a pint, deep gold body, fat head that left lots of lace; persistent head looked a tad bit scummy

S: fairly typical hop and malt profile

T: bitter butterscotchy sweetness in the malts, citric and resinous hops

M: light-to-medium feel, equally coating and crisp, decent bittering

O: nothing wrong with it, but in a market flooded with IPAs, it did nothing to stand out

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Photo of HoppySailor
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a a New Belgium snifter. Bottle declares this offering to be good until June 2013.

A- Pours a nice bubbly orange color with a solid white head. Head sticks around at a quarter inch for quite a while and leaves only faint lacing. A volcano of tiny bubbles lasts until the final sip.

S- A lot of citrus on the nose of this one. Maybe a hint of pine, but mostly citrus. The smell indicates a high quality, fresh hop experience is in the glass. It smalls almost exactly like a fresh Sculpin.

T- Again, this is something similar to Sculpin. It has a nice citrusy start and a very dry, bitter pine finish. There is just enough malt profile in the middle to balance it out. The biggest taste is that of the pine. The malts give just a bit of biscuit and then disappear harmlessly into that pine finish.

M- This one is a bit more harsh on the carb bite than I am used to for a quality IPA, but it is still excellent. Tiny bubbles crash onto the front of the tongue and only barely make it to the swallow, but they do make it. Slight throat burn here. It does offer that nice, oily mouthfeel you associate with a good IPA though.

O- Outstanding offering from Uinta. The 7.3 abv is well hidden and this IPA is highly drinkable. One might have a six pack without realizing they had gone too far. I regret looking at this beer for more than two years and turning my nose up because I thought it seemed to be too "organic looking" for me. I guess that is my fault for shopping for labels and not good brews.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got in a trade with swingracex. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 6/6/2013. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, orange rind, tangerine, pine resin, floral, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, tangerine, orange rind, pine resin, floral, light caramel, bread, grass, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus rind, pine resin, floral, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice flavor balance of pine/citrus hops with a light-moderate malt balance; and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy, very sticky, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. Good complexity of hop flavors with a solid malt balance; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of woemad
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $1.69. According to the label, this is “Best Before 07/19/13.” I’d recently tried this on tap, but this was the first time for me in a bottle and under reviewer-friendly conditions.

Poured a slightly hazy amber color, with lots of bubbles to be seen shooting to the top of my glass. The off-white head was thick, creamy looking, and left lots of lace on the sides of the glass.

Up front, the aroma is of citrusy hops. There’s some bready tones in the background, but the hops are the stars of the show. As it warms up, some more easygoing, floral hop scents emerge as well.

Things are a little more restrained in the taste. While the initial flavor is of grapefruity hops, there’s a lot more mild hop flavor as well, plus a malty backbone that seems more augmented than when encountered in the nose. Still, it tastes pretty good, and goes down quite easily.

Medium bodied, with a slightly oily mouthfeel.

This isn’t a huge hop blast of an IPA, but as we enter the warmer months, a beer like this is very enjoyable. It’s a very easy drinking beer that would be a great session beer if not for it’s relatively high alcohol content (of which there is virtually no sign in the taste). Even so, if you’re not going anywhere, you could do a lot worse than see the evening out with a few bottles of Hop Notch.

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Photo of mattcrill
4.61/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Aroma: Lots of pithy orange and grapefruit aromas up front. Some marmalade-type sweetness emerges as the beer warms and opens up.

Appearance: Amber pour with a moderate white head that retains well.

Flavor: More grapefruit heavy flavors up front. Love the resiny hop character and just a hint of caramel malt that is subdued by the heavy handed hop load. Balance is to the bitter. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. A bit of hop derived astringency is welcome. No alcohol heat.

Overall impression: Grapefruit bomb IPA. May not be for everyone but I love it. Glad Uinta finally made it to Ohio!

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Photo of MacQ32
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very clear golden color with a finger of tan head, ok retention. A nice thick outer ring remains with fantastic lacing all around

S - Bitter hops, mild citrus (orange?), mild pine, cracker and mild sweetness from caramel malts. Very mild smelling but pleasant.

T - Fairly bitter leafy hops up front, the bitterness doesnt linger too long. Citrus, apple and cracker follow with a bit of sweet caramel follow. The bitterness reappears at the finish and lingers a decent bit.

M - Lighter bodied, pretty well carbonated. It works but it's almost lighter than I'd prefer. Regardless, very drinkable and refreshing.

O - Was in VA looking for some awesome beer I cant get in SC. Didn't really see anything too recognizable (slightly disappointed) but I went with the Hop Notch (I had heard of unita but was not familiar with them). I'm glad I picked this one out - not my favorite IPA but I'd consider it a wonderful "introductory" ipa - not too overwhelming but extremely well balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of tronester
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear copper in color with a small head. Aromas of pine and grapefruit. Taste begins with some toffee, then a big citrus rind flavor, finishing with pine-cone flavor. Mouthfeel is rich. Overall a very nice IPA, its quite flavorful with plenty of hop punch.

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Photo of philbe311
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - A full finger's worth and then some of crisp slightly lush off-white colored froth with a bit of a rocky top comprised of small and medium sized bubbles... Excellent retention... Loaded with swirling carbonation that starts sluggish before accelerating to a moderate pace... The color is equal part rich copper and caramel... There are some slight pale straw undertones when back lit... Gobs of lacing cling to the sides of the glass...

S - A moderate yet distinctive hop presence is at the forefront... Mostly sweet citrus with some earthy and piney notes mixed in... A bit beneath the surface is a slight malt base comprised of cracker and caramel... Solid, but a bit understated...

T - The hops take on less of a citrus character and more of an earthy piney richness... The is a pure hop leaf resiny quality about it... There is some light tobacco notes... The malt base is minimal and comprised mostly of cracker... There is a very minor metallic component... The hop bitterness lingers on the finish...

M - Medium bodied... The lush froth greets the lips first... Sturdy... Clean... Crisp... A bit dense... Prickly carbonation... Finishes with an ever so slight touch of dryness...

D - A very well rounded American IPA... Approachable enough for the masses and interesting enough for BAs... Goes down easily and hides the 7+% ABV rather well... Wouldn't be my first choice in the beer aisle, but it wouldn't be to far behind either... After a bad initial experience with Uinta, brews like Hop Notch are starting to win my respect back...

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Photo of Mister_Falcon
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden-amber into a clear glass mug. Had a quarter inch of fizzy head before it dissipated. Smells aggressively hoppy. Very bitter and well hopped but just on the edge of being over hopped and unpleasant. Decently crisp and tongue-numbing. 4/5 overall.

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Photo of templar316
4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cool, crisp amber just a few weeks after bottling into my SammySmith pint. The bright white head leaves lacing up and down clinging to the body. Thicky oiley hops dominate the nose, hints of candy pinnapple and biscuit malt finish. It's amazing how smooth this drinks! Sweet Citrus hops burst after a caramel opening. Mandrin oranges dance into piney bitterness and the backbone of malt sweetness delivers a nice, smooth easy drinking ale.

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