Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,640
Reviews: 613
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 130
Gots: 888 | FT: 1
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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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Photo of emerge077
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 8/27/2012
Poured into a tulip glass. Appears a bright and saturated deep orange color. Plenty of foamy head that left a drippy collar of lacing all around the glass. A cluster of bubbles clung to one side for the duration of the glass.

Soft floral aroma, light fruity canteloupe.

Lightly spicy bitterness, herbal and dry in the finish. Fairly malty, medium bodied with a bready heft to it. PIne and resiny herbals dominate the flavor. Moderate bitterness. A serviceable IPA but not all that memorable.

Photo of Ego
3.15/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$10.99 for a growdog @ ole joe canal's locally...

eyes...
2 fingers of soapy/craggy head that is in no rush to leave the party, somewhere between golden and orange hues, not much carbonation commuting up to the head but the retention and lacing do not suffer, pretty god looking

nose...
herbal and citrus hop, orange peel with sugar on the edges, just clean, crisp and fresh with nothing out of place and nothing in your face, a nice balance

taste etc...
the carbonation is strange, it really needs more bite to up the lip smack factor, right now it is a touch to flat, decent bitterness lingers on the after gulp, you get all the same notes in the mouth as noticed by the nose.. except that the body lacks here without the right level of carbonation. there isn't much to say about this, even my BS can only go so far, this is pretty middle of the road

verdict?
an average APA with a slight kick in the ABV area, nothing bad here, just nothing worth going bonkers over. if it is your only option at a bar when you want a nice hop bitterness, go for it.

music: minus the bear - infinity overhead

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer #35 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

Passed on trying this in CA, as I was sure I'd see it in UT. And, alas, here it is - and it was bottled 24 days ago.

There is a heavier amber color to this one than I would have expected for the style. Nose seems almost non-existent. Very faint tones of earthy hops. Flavor profile is quite earthy. Much more than I was hoping for, if I am going to be honest. The beer is still pretty solid though. Heavy malt base with a well managed hop influence on top of it giving it a fairly thick body. It's a good beer, but not really my cup of tea...err...beer, for an IPA.

Photo of mpedara429
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A straight amber color that is tranlucent. It isn't cloudy, but not clear either. It poured out with small amount of head but left a lot of sticky lacing on the sides.

S: Definitely smell tropical fruit like pineapple. A small hint of grapefruit-like citrus. It is very sweet smelling.

T: Bitter hops, grapefruit, and tropical fruit are prominent but are balanced by some awesome malt flavors. Bitterness while it is in your mouth, but it does not linger after it goes down.

M: Medium carbonation that stays smooth in a slightly creamy body. Somehow it also feels pretty light where it is not filling, but is booming with flavor.

O: This was really good IPA. Pretty hoppy at 82 IBUs but so smooth and drinkable. I usually prefer a little bit more dry hopping for smell, but the taste is what really counts. Tastewise, I really enjoyed everything about it. The hoppiness and fruit flavors were on point, but I was truly impressed by the malts in this one. It really feels like this beer is made in small batches with the freshest ingredients. I would definitely go out of my way to get this again.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served an orange-amber colored brew with a one finger white head. The head has fairly good retention, eventually fading to give a nice level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is a nice abundance of sweet citrus and some lighter tropical fruit as well as more bitter hop smells of a grapefruit and pine nature.

Taste – The taste begins with a strong bready base with some light caramel sweetness and a mild grapefruit hop bitterness. As the taste advances further the caramel is lost to lighter fruit flavors in nature. While this occurs so to does the citrus grapefruit bitterness increases. As time advances however the grapefruit hop flavor gives way to a piney hop flavor, which at the end of the taste, leaves a bitter yet fairly balanced flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly creamier side with the carbonation level being below average and light. The combination of the two overall, gave it more of a cask beer feel, which was nice for the hoppy and malty flavors of the brew.

Overall – A pretty nice IPA with a good balance between breadiness, sweetness, and hop. Well worth a try.

Photo of TheMultiYeast
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This IPA pours yellow/orange slightly hazy. Small head not much lacing.

Nice aroma. Orange and lemon citrus, really nice balance with biscuits, rye breadiness, pungent hop aroma. me likey.

Similar to nose, more orange zest and grapefruit, again balanced well with malts, really clean bitterness and finish.

Enjoying this IPA quite a bit...please sir may I have another

Good beer from....UTAH!

Photo of colforbin73
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a very satisfying hop forward west coast style ipa.... dry with bite... and a decent malt backbone.

pours an opaque orange amber with a thin white head, leaves little lacing. the smell is solid, fresh piney hops and a little apple.

the taste follows, a slightly oily drink bites the tongue and upper palate and leaves a strong piney taste in the mouth. it is balanced with crisp apple and smooth pear.... the rich malt coats the back of the throat, citrus and maple at play.

this is an excellent ipa -- do not over look, it holds its' own with Union Jack and Torpedo and others....

Photo of MadScientist
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 6/19/2012

A: A medium amber with an orange hue and excellent clarity. The persistant rocky, white head settles to a thin film but never goes away.

S: Citrusy American hops dominate the aroma at a moderate level with a light alcohol note. The hops have a pleasant grassy character suggesting a decent amount of dry hopping and a light tropical fruit aroma. There is a light malt sweetness with slight caramel notes that ar revealed as it warms. There are also some very low fruit esters, just enough.

T: Hop flavors dominate being mostly citrusy, followed by grassy herbaceous then slight tropical. The strong hops flavors are supported by a moderately-strong hops bitterness and a supportive moderate malt sweetness and a slight caramel flavor. Alcohol is almost as strong as the bitterness and malt but remains soft yet strong, a little more and it would become solventy but it's kept in check.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. There is a medium amount of warmth with this beer along with a slight creaminess. Despite the substantial hop bill this doesn't have any astringency.

O: There is more hops flavor in this beer than almost any beer I've had; it would have been a thing of beauty and wonder if there had been more hops varieties than being so focused on the citrus hops. This is still a solid effort and I will look for other beers from Unita.

Photo of jtd1969
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - reddish hazy color. Decent carbonation with lacing.

S - Slight fruity, piney and malty

T - Earthy, grapefruit, caramel, malty but not overly bready. Hopped nicely

M- medium body and medium carbonation

D - Really enjoy this beer. The hop character with the malts really come together for me.

Photo of mntlover
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy copper color must be bottle conditioned because some floaters hanging around. Cream colored thumb sized head falls to scum leaving behind some descent lace.

Aroma is nice tropical fruits and floral notes, nice sweet mellow hops not slam in your face hop bomb. very pleasant aroma though enjoyable and relaxing.

Taste is kind of like the nose but more hop intense. Citrus bitterness dominating with some fruity and floral notes but lingering citrus bitterness lingers through out. Just enough malt sweetness to hold the hops.

Mouthfeel is light medium with lightly peppy carbonation that seems to fit this brew just fine.

Overall all an enjoyable IPA extra credit for the easy to find and read born on date.

Photo of corby112
3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger white foam head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Resinous hop aroma with a nice balance of earthy and sweet fruit notes countered by a caramel malt backbone. Floral with hints of grass and pine countered by grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. Malt presence is strong with caramel, toffee and biscuit.

Medium bodied with a complex hop profile that's slightly hindered by a prominent malt backbone. Nice balance of earthy and sweet notes with dry, piny bitterness giving way to tropical and citrus fruit flavor. Hints of grass, soil and pine needle countered by pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel. Underneath, there is a strong malt backbone with hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit. The hop profile is pretty nice but the strong malt presence overpowers it a bit too much for my liking.

Photo of washburnkid
3.13/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: amber with a thin film of white head.
S: bready malts and fruit on the nose.
T: flavors are also pretty bready. Caramel maltiness, just a touch of balance from the herbal fruity hops.
M: nice medium mouth and good carbonation.
D: kind of struggling with this one, I'm not impressed. Kind of a bready malt bomb.

Photo of Mounty4Life
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap at D's II. Nice orangish color with decent head that is white as clouds. Lacing sticky throughout!! Smells of hoppy goodness but has something missing. Crispy hops ride in early but slightly watery and lack of malt maybe? But could pound these and at 7% could get dangerous. I like a better mouth pop from ipa. Good but not great , easy going ipa!

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clean orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, nice and mellow pine like hops. In the taste, pine hops with just a note of orange citrus hops, however a bit watery. A small hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry pine and a small orange citrus hop in the aftertaste. Nice hops, mellow but good, a bit watery and thin, but still enjoyable.

Photo of imbibulent
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Saw this in NYC at fairway. Having tried and enjoyed the imperial black ipa I gave it a try. Wary of it's utah origins (for some reason I'm stuck believing that beer in utah is diluted), I was encouraged by the 7.3% abv.

I'm honestly not one for the look of a beer and began by drinking it out of the bottle. As a neuroscientist working in the field of taste, I know that flavour is a product of the fave basic tastes multiplied by the smells. Drinking from the bottle limits smells and allows for finer perception of the five tastes, with bitter, sweet and sometimes sour dominating (umami and salt tend to be minor players).

With such an high abv I suspected a lot of sugar went into it but the malts are subdued and truly balance the hops which I would consider to be mild given the eponymous prominence of the flower. I could drink a lot of these until I was too drunk to drink more; this I could say about many beers but it's the first one that counts the most and this is a beer I would gladly let take my sobriety.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hop Notch IPA
Uinta Brewing Company
Style: American IPA
ABV: 7.30 %

LOOK: Clear light orange colored brew, slight off white head and plenty of lace work.

SMELL: Nose of orangey citrus, floral notes, pine needles, and bready malts.

TASTE/FEEL: Smooth easy drinking ale with a small hop bite, mild citrus notes full of orange and grapefruit. An herbal note is also attributed to the hops, with biscuity, pale malt flavor adding some sweetness. The finish of the beer is slightly bitter, with more citrus notes lingering.

OVERALL: A great session IPA for the warmer months. Very refreshing, well balanced, flavorful brew. Well made, and a six pack is well worth the purchase. Bottled on 7-24, nice and fresh indeed.

Photo of AdamHart22
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I struggled between 4 and 4.5 with this one.

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass without a hip or trendy craft brewers logo on it.

Appearance is a pleasant red tinged gold typical of a west coast style IPA.

Smells are lemongrass, earthiness, and a bit of pine.

Taste is very pleasant. This is a very well balanced IPA. The malt is sweet and compliments the hop bitters. A nice grape fruit note that goes to caramel and finishes piney. This beer does not drink like the moderately high 7.3 abv would indicate.

The mouthfeel is what gets me. It has a nice medium body approprite for the style, but the ending leaves a sticky impression.

Photo of thecheapies
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Burnt orange color with hop haze. Overpour left little in the possibility for a billowing head. I'll settle for my foam ring.

Aromas are dominated by tropical fruits and some pine. Pineapple and grapefruit most noticeable. Light toast to the malt grains. Has a semi-slanted balance to it.

Canned pineapple, evergreen, grapefruit pith, melon, and light orange. Moderate levels of bitterness. Semi-dry with some oiliness. Intricate flavors scatter from fruit to fruit to flower. Has that snappy plant astringency to it. Hints of peach and lemon. Chalky flavors in the middle. A bit thin, but above-average in the way the carbonation works hard.

Great IPA. Thank you for landing in PA.

Photo of zhanson88
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 5/4/12.

Appearance: Pours a clear burnt orange color with about 1/2" of white head and pretty high carbonation. Head retention is pretty good, and lacing is nice as well. Good looking IPA. Nice color on this.

Smell: Definitely some malt character in this one. Very caramelly. Nice citrus component with orange rind, and hints of pineapple. Some florals round out the hop character.

Taste: Again, lots of caramel malt sweetness up front in this beer, followed by florals. Citrus comes next, with some pretty nice mango and pineapple notes. Unfortunately a kick of alcohol on the finish retracts some for me.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is light-medium nice carbonation, and again the alcohol bite makes me like it a little less. Overall, I probably enjoyed this a bit more than I was expecting. I really enjoyed the dank hop and mango/pineapple notes.

Photo of 5lat5ive
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Dark golden orange. Cloudy, with some carbonation from the bottom visible. 1-inch head

Smell - Floral hops, citrus.

Taste - Bitter hops, floral stays in the nose. citrus, honey, bitter hops stay in aftertaste

Feel - Medium-heavy. dry (from alcohol), sticky.

Overall - Reminds me quite a bit of Bell's Two-hearted Ale. Hop Notch has about the same ABV and has maybe a little more bitter hop taste. Less balanced, but good. I'd prefer Two-hearted. Hop Notch is almost as good for almost the same price.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was great. Color is a nice clear amber brown with a 1/2 inch of sticky white foam. Smells of fresh harvest hops and a cracker like malt you expect in an IPA. Taste is clean, balanced, and crisp with floral/citrus hops. Malts balance everything out to keep it from being too bitter. Mouthfeel is great for the ABV you don't even notice it's over 7%

Overall I would get this again if I could find a sixer. A pretty stellar IPA.

Photo of mscudder
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours an amber-orange hue with a fair sized pale head. Lacing is average and retention is fair.

S - Hops, floral notes, peppery spice and citrus infused earthy tones round it out.

T - Big hops in this one. A fusion of the two kinds in a nice balance. A malty citrus backbone keeps the beer together with a bitter finish alongside some piney hints. Nothing unbelievable here, yet it does what it strives for well.

M - A medium body with some serious carbonation that I find a bit in excess. It compliments the hops nicely but I would prefer the malts to take a bit more priority than the backseat it takes in this one. Slight oily nature.

O - I really like this one for around $9/sixer. The beer is highly drinkable and well worth picking up if you have yet to enjoy it. It may not be as top-class as some of the more refined brews, but if you are looking for some quality hops at a fair price, look no further.

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Bears a bottled on date of May 17, 2012. Pours a slightly hazy amber color, with a 1 inch white sticky head. Nice lacing as the head reduces.

The smell is quite interesting, combining floral notes with a peppery spice. Hints of resin and citrus are also present. I don't smell much of the malt at all.

The taste is another story, however. It had a smooth honey malt taste, mild citrus, and a barely present hop bitter finish.

Slightly astringent as you get further into the beer,
it otherwise has a medium mouth feel.

Overall a decent IPA, but not one that I would eagerly seek out again. In some respects, it tastes more like an American pale ale rather than an IPA. I wish I could've had this when it was brand spanking new, to see if the two and one-half months of age had any impact upon its taste.

Photo of inandon
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

So i grab this because I have had Dubhe by them and it was delicious.

Great pour and color, very bubbly foamy head on it.

Smell - warm citrus smell. hints of earthy tones

Taste- YUMMY! light bodied, full of flavor, smooth clean finish. It has pine and lemony taste

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer really doesn't do anything "wrong." Good representation of the style and at an excellent value for $8.99 a sixer. a good value buy for a go-to hop fix.

Bottled 6/25 - consumed 7/30.

Best explanation both in smell and taste is if you blended Racer 5 and Flower Power evenly...Hop Notch is what you would get. How can you go wrong? Tangerine and Lemon citrus hops...backed by earthy Pine, YUM.

Mouthfeel - Superb. Resinous hop finish that you would find in low ABV DIPAs (8%-8.5%)that lingers just enough. Dry and bitter at the same time in harmony. Malt is there just enough to let you know, but he hops shine throughout.

I'd imagine in a couple more weeks, the malt would tak over a bit too much. I'm glad I got this at the 5 week mark. I'll bet this is DELICIOUS when uber fresh.

Are there better IPAs out there...yes, but as I mentioned, ths beer really does nothing wrong in the hop department. Can't go wrong with a freshly bottled sixer. I like this better than Racer 5. I will be buying more of this. (Thank you for bottle dating BTW)

Well done Utah. I'm impressed. Did I mention grea value too.???

Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,640 ratings.