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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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566 Reviews
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Reviews: 566
Hads: 3,738
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 3.98%
Wants: 140
Gots: 957 | 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: 566 | Hads: 3,738
Photo of suspect
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Clear, beautiful amber hued golden color. Aggressive pour leads to a 1.5 finger head that slowly fades. Lacing is thick and leaves half a ring the same size as the head like a ladder all the way down the glass.

S: Smells just like weed with some citrus zest blended in. It's a fantastically hoppy smelling beer.

T: Wonderful malt profile to go along with a fantastic blend of hops. This is a really good tasting IPA.

M: Sticky hop oils coat the mouth and leave me reaching for the glass over and over. Bitter finish but not overly so.

O: An extremely well done IPA. Absolutely delicious. (640 characters)

Photo of jondeelee
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop Notch IPA opens with a lovely hop aroma, full of pink grapefruit, grapefruit rind, pine resin, dandelion stem, eucalyptus, mint, anise, and pepper, and the potency and variance of these aromas speaks volumes of the care and craft that went into hop selection alone. But an equally nice layer of malts and sugars rests just beneath, bringing syrupy orange, nectarine, berry, and cherry fruit esters, scads of brown sugar, and rising whole wheat dough sprinkled with flour. As a whole, the nose is excellent, showcasing a wide variety of aromas that play well off each other, and while hops do dominate here, they do so in a polite fashion, instead of overpowering everything else.

On the tongue, the beer is of course immediately hoppy, and geared toward the more bitter hop flavors, with pine resin, dandelion stem, and grapefruit rind immediately apparent, and shades of more sugary pink grapefruit just beneath, textured with pepper and mint. The 82 IBUs do bite at the tongue and soft palate, but neatly so. The malts are somewhat more difficult to locate here, overshadowed by the hops, but toast crust and biscuit can still be found, as well as toasted pecan and a few orange and apricot notes. The aftertaste is mainly the more bitter hop notes, with some sugars and breads remaining, and lingers on the tongue for a long time. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is very good IPA, but hindered somewhat by the mere strength of the hop flavors, which do tend to dominate the flavor profile, and prove strong enough that in subsequent sips some of the sugary malt flavors are lost altogether, leaving only grapefruit rind and pine resin on the tongue. For hopheads, this will be a sure treat, but a greater sugar content would have balanced the beer. (1,788 characters)

Photo of Johnnyfacelift
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great looking clear golden color is a nice intro to a beer thats been looking at me each time I open the beer fridge. Nice hop aroma and slight malt backbone. Great lingering bitterness and hoppy flavor keeps me coming back.

Ok, so the truth is that I've been puttin back homebrew most of the night and my tastes buds are a little worn out. I can conceive a great hop profile built within the proper malt structure and the lacing shows me that proper brewing techniques were employed along with the freshest ingredients to craft an exceptional ale There Black IPA was money as well so you know these guys are doing it right. Grab something from Uinta, you won't be disappointed. (679 characters)

Photo of yonnie
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured into tulip. Light copper orange in color with a finger offwhite head. Moderate lacing.

S - Citrus, bitter hops and grassy aromas.

T - Bitter hops, grassy and floral, orange, lemon.

M - Smooth and creamy. Moderate carbonation. Easy to drink.

O - A very nice representation of the style. Crisp and refreshing and overall enjoyable. (344 characters)

Photo of chefhatt
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at Paradise by the Slice.
The body was a golden/orange color body with a small head on it. The smell was nice of pine and a hint of citrus. The taste was nice strong of bitter hops and pine flavor on the back of the tongue. Very nice mouth feel and overall a really good hoppy beer. (298 characters)

Photo of rajendra82
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The hazy amber body, and the relatively small, but durable, head gave this beer an attractive look. The smell was mostly citric hops with some overtones of hay. The taste had a crisp bitterness from the generous levels of hops, and the malt was biscuit like and light. The finish was citric and slightly spicy. If there was anything to dislike about this beer, it was the slightly metallic aftertaste. The body was medium thick,and allowed the hops to coat the tongue. This was well put together IPA for me. (507 characters)

Photo of natemort13
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 4/9/12

Pours a brilliant bronzed copper hue with a pillowy head that recedes into a solid off white cap with excellent lacing.

Nose is toasted grain, green hops, herbal vinous hops, some slight pine.

Taste is a let down. Somewhat of a metallic twinge to the hop bitterness. Still very green herbalness to the hops. Not a fan...and then it grows on me. The metal disappears and instead its just hoppy leafy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is slightly syrupy with a nice kick from the combination of carbonation bitterness and alcohol. Good balance between the two sides.

Overall this is a pretty good ipa, i usually lean towards more citrusy stuff, but this is a nice changeup. Grew on me very much throughout the beer. (722 characters)

Photo of fvernon
2.71/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled 3/9/12, poured on 5/9/12 into a D'Achouffe tulip... part of a trade with eclipse54 - thanks, Cliff!

It's a rather clear marigold/goldenrod orange, muted hops but a hidden peanut butter & floral scent brings forward a bit of an iron/metallic taste with the taste. Otherwise it's pretty forward on the malts with a hop bitterness and not much else. Maybe it's because it's a couple of months old, but I'm not that hardcore about getting my ipa's straight off the bottling line. My sense is moreso that it's an ok ipa anyway; a rather straightforward summer thirst quencher. Still, i'm always a fan of trying something new, and Uinta isn't something I regularly get around here as it is. (693 characters)

Photo of Jimmys
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into tulip. bottled on 04/09/12.

A: very clear, very orange body. head is slightly off-white and starts off promising. retention yields to a rim but the lacing is good.

S: orange juice, limes, and kiwi's. the orange juice is definitely the most prevalent. the malt is there, if i had to guess a reasonable portion of vienna or munich was used.

T: fresh citrus. wisps of soft caramel sweetness. black pepper. the lingering dry bitterness battles with plenty of malt sweetness.

M: average carbonation on a medium body.

D: not bad, just nothing great. this style seems to be having more and more outstanding examples, so i really need to be wowed. just not the case here. (689 characters)

Photo of Chaney
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Kramerbooks in DC.

A: Poured a hazy, apricot color, with a 1.5 finger vanilla head that stuck around throughout the session.

S: OMG.... this was a Bell's Two-Heated clone and then some! It had the same brand of fruity, tangerine-infused hop bite that was to die for.

T: Not too sweet.... the hops did a great job at breaking that up. It had a really nice, refreshing, tangerine and apricot flair and a pleasant, yet intense bitter aftertaste.

M: Ridiculous lacing, bitter, and fruity as hell. Like I said before, the tempered, well-tamed sweetness was kept in check in the best type of way.

O: When did Bell's move to Utah? (649 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a golden amber, lively bubbles, off white head. The noses is grassy is and herbal with a decent caramel malt backbone. The flavor has some oily hop resign flavors, notes of meaty orange citrus, with a grassy herbal spice in the finish. The body is a touch syrupy but has an aggressive carbonation to balance out. (318 characters)

Photo of weeare138
3.47/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a transparent light gold with a small white cap that quickly fades into a collar. Streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of light citrus, and flowers with a touch of pine sap.
Taste is of the aromas with a bitey bitterness found in the swallow.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, light, and refreshing with a dry finish. (336 characters)

Photo of CHickman
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a massive 2 finger foamy off white head that had tons of bubbles in it and faded very slowly, leaving rings as it went down and very good foamy lacing clinging to the sides.

Smells of grapefruit, orange peel, sweet citrus hops and pineapple up front, followed by floral hops, light grains, biscuit, caramel, pine cone/piney hops and some tangerine; the malt peeks through as this beer is all citrus in the nose.

Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, lemon, tea leaf, floral hops, flowers, herbs, grass, lightly roasted grains, biscuit, caramel, pine cone/piney hops, spices like coriander and pepper, and a fresh hop flavor that trails off to the bitter finish. Overall it’s very hoppy, but the bread and malt add enough balanced to hide the ABV completely and make this very tatsy. This went down so easy that it borders on a session IPA.

Mouthfeel is smooth with very mild carbonation, a medium body that’s a little chewy, and it flows down easy with a bitter finish; only knock on it would be the penny-like aftertaste, but that’s not a deterrent to enjoying this beer.

Nice a fruity and the malts add balance and flavor, this is a well executed beer that is very drinkable. Overall a very enjoyable beer that I will seek out again and recommend trying. (1,330 characters)

Photo of Dools9
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass, bottled 4/9/12, very fresh.

A: Clear dark golden honey color, produced a finger of soapy white head that stuck around nicely and left good lacing.

S: Lots of orange/citrus aromas, good dose of pineapple, grapefruit with a nice sweet malt in the backround.

T: Punch of super fresh citrus and pine hop bitterness, some nice light tropical fruits as well as a nice herbal hop lingering as well. Mild sweet malt keeps it balanced.

M: Medium bodied, very drinkable. Some lingering hop oil slickness on the mouth.

O: Fantastic IPA, very fresh sample and an overall very tasty brew. What surprised me the most was how drinkable this was. Recommended. (674 characters)

Photo of FosterJM
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1234th Review on BA
Bottle to Small tulip
12 oz

Bottled on 3/27/12
Purchased a single 12oz from Bruery Provisions

App- Really a nice looking beer in the glass. A deep hued orange with some spotty yellow around the edges and middle. A nice puffy white head with good cling and legs.

Smell- A fragant large abv IPA. Had a very large malt aroma with some peppery citrus semi-balancing the other aromatics out. Smelled a tad off to me, more medicinal vs infected. Hate using that term anyway.

Taste- I really didnt feel this one the way I wanted to. Everyone I talk to said this was really good. I thought it was just okay. Overly malty and boozy for my liking. Was semi-balanced with a small medicinal flavor overpowering the already too malty and thick flavors.

Mouth- A large medium body with a thick medium carbonation. Left a residual boozy medicinal flavor with a bit of over ripe citrus.

Drink- It was just okay. I was a bit let down by this one. Didnt have a vibrance or a flavor to make you say wow. Overly thick IMO and just unbalanced. (1,048 characters)

Photo of Tucquan
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-04-23 in Columbia, PA

A - Clear golden orange with a 2-finger white head that sticks around and leaves nice lacing.

S - Naval orange flesh, hop floral and a very light touch of pine.

T - Blast of crushed hop bud oils, sweet and nutty malt followed by light orange creamsicle, herbal/metallic and light pine, then a very healthy dollop of orange pith bitterness. The nutty/orange malt sweetness in the aftertaste yields to a long-lasting orange zest and hopbitterness.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Substantial, oily and lightly prickly.

O - A nice example of a IPA. It has a unique flavor like biting into a bitter orange creamsicle sprinkled with hop buds and nuts on a pine wood tongue depressor. I enjoyed it and will have it again. (761 characters)

Photo of dickroop
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a single of this brew at Corridor Wines and Spirits, Laurel, MD, and good for them for bringing in so many far-from-home beers. Poured clear, golden amber, minimal head, faintly floral nose, weak hops, yeasty.

Taste was nice citrus floral hop blend, worthy, but not outstanding, some musky side notes, restrained malt sweetness, good balance, but not quite enough hops to be exciting. Malts a little bready, come through with warming. Slight metalic aftertaste. Mouthfeel was pleasant, medium body, but heavier than some, a little chewy, good carbonation tickling the tongue.

I'd probably buy it again, would love to have it on tap! (646 characters)

Photo of DocJitsu
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a dull, clear golden color with an eggshell colored head. Head retention is excellent. A battle of pine and citrus in the bouquet. Grapefruit breaks throuh late. A nearly perfect mouthfeel that makes this IPA so very drinkable. Sweet grapefruit and a note of tangerine in the impressive flavor. Excellent IPA. Well done, Salt Lake City! (342 characters)

Photo of CHADMC3
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a transparent copper body with orange hues beneath the feather white, fluffy head that slowly dissolves to leave a scattered, yet sticky lacing.

Giant hop aromas waft from the glass including herbal, floral, and citrus varieties as well as an underlying malty sweetness to back it up.

The taste is similar to the nose, perhaps less floral, with more pronounced malty sweetness beneath the abundant herbal and citrus hops.

Medium in body and mouthfeel with a smooth, resinous finish.

This is a great IPA, well balanced and full of flavor and aroma. Absolutely delicious. (579 characters)

Photo of Streetcore
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle. Super fresh!

A: Golden with an orange hue

S: Herbal, earthy, ripe grapefruit, slight malt sweetness, orange blossoms

T: Herbal, grassy, grapefruit, medicinal

M: Oily, lots of hop resins

O: I really like the rustic herbal hop flavor that comes through. Great brew! (290 characters)

Photo of Zorro
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber orange colored beer with a very small white colored head. This is pretty much the color I call IPA orange.

Smell is sweet malt and hops, sweeter than most IPAs. This one leans more to the citrus side than the pine. Passion fruit and pineapple are strong in this . Grapefruit, orange and lemon are lesser scents. Slightly woody the malt here is more or less simple syrup.

Starts out sweet and woody at first. Sweet upfront and ends bitter. Tastes like it smells but not as intensely. Bitterness is medium.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a nice IPA, just wish is tasted more like it smells (599 characters)

Photo of jpro
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single, 12oz bottle from Total Wine, Charlotte (Park Road). Poured into a Sam Adams “Perfect Pint” glass...

A: Slightly cloudy orange; cream white head leaves some strands of lace, but nothing crazy; cool label art and “compass” bottle; bottled on date (2-15-12) is a plus.

S: Orange; citrusy hops; bread crust; pretty clean IPA aroma.

T: Light pine and citrus pith hoppiness; not much malt presence; a little resinous on the finish; good, but I was expecting a little more for a 7.3% IPA.

M: Medium-body; moderate to high carbonation; a touch slick / oily; pretty spot-on for an IPA at this abv.

O: A pretty good “west coast IPA” here; not as robust as I was expecting given the abv of 7.3%, but good nonetheless; perhaps a little too dry and resinous to be refreshing or a “lawnmower IPA” but good stuff. (839 characters)

Photo of Richard33
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear copper with a 1/2 white head of multiple size bubbles that dissipates quickly. Nice lacing.

Nose is pine and orange with some sweet caramel malt, tropical fruit and citrus.

Taste is fresh citrus hop bitter. This was bottled on 3/29 so its nice and fresh. Sweet bready/caramel malts act to balance the beer but the hops are all up in yer grill. Very tasty apricot/tropical fruit hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is super creamy with medium body and light carbonation.

I really enjoyed this IPA. Nothing that I've never tasted before but very solid nonetheless. At the price tag, I will def buy this again. (621 characters)

Photo of TheHomebrewerSD
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Orange Copper body, with 2 finger head that laces that glass, and fades slowly over time.

S: Soft citrus, orange zest, soft honey, but not leaning much towards the caramel side. Tropical fruits. The hop citrus notes are the main attraction, though subtle, not overpowering. Slight medicinal/aspirin quality.

T: More orange peel (hop) bitterness in the taste. Aspirin quality persists with hop bitterness. Soft grass notes in middle through after taste.

M: Medium dryness, soft body, mid-high carbonation levels. Lingering bitterness.

O: A pleasant beer from this great brewery. It fits well in their line of satisfying beers. I find the resinous/orange bitterness slightly distracting, but that is a personal preference that has nothing to do with how this beer was brewed. That said, it still leans towards the balanced end of the spectrum, which I appreciate.

For some (great) reason I would love to enjoy this with a blue cheese, and fig spread. (958 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Smith pint glass.

A: Pours a typical golden amber color with average clarity and a fairly vibrant color. An aggressive pour yielded a three finger offwhite color head with average retention and solid lacing. The head retains a lot more strongly away from the inside of the glass.

S: The hops lead the way here, there's a blend of tropical fruits such as mango and passion fruit, some floral notes, and a bit of pine. Hiding behind the hoppiness is a subtle malt backbone.

T: The hop profile on the opening sip is primarily floral/piny in nature - I can tell this one uses Centennial hops. This is a fairly fresh bottle (about 30 days old), so the aforementioned hops haven't degraded to the point where they start tasting soapy. This hop bitterness washes away near the finish to reveal a pleasant caramel maltiness and only a slight hint of butter, giving it a solid (if not amazing) balance. All in all, this is a typical IPA, just done well (and fresh!)

M: Slick bodied, with only minor dryness in the finish. Not quite a palate killer, though you can still feel some lingering bitterness on the tongue.

O: Very solid IPA, but beware that it behooves you to drink it fresh. I got this for a solid price ($9/6 pk.), but I don't know if this would be a go to IPA for me. Still pretty damn good regardless. (1,329 characters)

Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.