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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Reviews: 597
Hads: 3,889
Avg: 4.01
pDev: 27.43%
Wants: 145
Gots: 1,092 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

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: 597 | Hads: 3,889
Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a clear, slightly pale copper-brown coloring with a foamy, light, frothy, off-white head. Aromas of wet, resiny, citrus hops with a subtle toffee backbone. Flavors are hop forward and rich, with a clinging resin and bitter character. Toffee backbone remains light, but strong enough to balance the strong hops profile. Very well blended and smooth, the beer has a slightly bitter, resiny aftertaste. Solid body, with a layered lacing on the glass as you drink. The finish is smooth and clean, with a touch of bitterness to give a slight drying feel. Very solid IPA.

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Photo of davey101
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on 5/31/2012.

A - Great dark amber body. Very clear with tons of rising bubbles. 3 finger high off white head settles down to a one finger high cap. Nice amount of lacing.

S - Grapefruit and spice. Its actually pretty amazing how this beer blends together the sweetness and the juiciness off the hops with some bready and spicy malts.

T - Juicy grapefruit, orange juice, bready caramel malt and a spicy finish. Aftertaste is just amazingly grapefruit heavy. Not overly aggressive but it has a nice bitterness to it. Mouth feel is slick and coating.

O - A nice IPA. Not the best, but damn tasty and refreshing. Really hits the grapefruit notes but still maintains a nice malt backbone.

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Photo of ghostwalker
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz botle. A volunteer swag extra from the clean-up session after ACBF.

A: Beautiful red-orange body. Light finger of froth. Solid IPA-ness.

S: Nose is extra sweet and fresh hopitude. Juicy and tantalizing. A little spicy thrown in for good measure.

F: Flavor is sweet and creamy, with plenty of resinous hop character. The finish suffers from a little metallic-ness. Love it in my music, not so much in my brews.

M: Mouthfeel is crisp and slick. High apparent carbonation.

O: Very nice beer. A solid American style IPA. Well done Uinta. A victory for Utah brewing, I must say.

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Photo of JWU
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tumbler glass

A- crystal clear orange-amber with two fingers of fluffy white head. Leaves lacing down the glass that is incredibly impressive.

S- Centennial hops (grapfruity) with a sweet malt backbone.

T- Bell's Two Hearted of the west. Big blast of centennial hops. The bitterness almost tinges to metallic likeness but not quite. The sweet malt that lies underneath perfectly balances.

M- light side of medium bodied. Moderate drying on the end, and it has a moderate carbonation.

O- scarily close to Two Hearted. Two Hearted is just smidge more refined, but this is really, really close. Good stuff.

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Photo of taulpepper
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours crystal clear amber with two fingers of white head which quickly dissipates, leaving nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma of citrus (grapefruit), herbal, a little weed, and sweet malt.

Good amount of bitterness lets you know it's an IPA, but will not wreck your palate. Nice combination of carbonation and body, good amount of chew - not a thin beer.

Good amount of malty sweetness balances the bitterness very well. The hops don't contribute much flavor beyond bitterness, but I can taste a bit of piney flavor. The alcohol is pretty much hidden by the flavor, really don't notice you're drinking 7.3%.

Overall a very enjoyable, good-looking, drinkable beer. Stronger than a session beer, but I could easily throw down a bunch of these in a sesh (whilst getting quite drunk). A great example of a well-balanced, American IPA. Not outstanding, but definitely above average.

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Photo of JTSbeerislife
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the fridge, 6/10/12, notes taken when served.

12+ oz. poured into a German style lager glass, slightly tuliped, mostly straight.

Pours a nice, medium, ½” thick, off white head, which has very brief longevity and very good lace.
The color is medium amber, average.

The aroma starts out with medium, spicy, lightly piney, resiny hops, with a citrus tang, followed by medium rich malt, a nice toasty, balanced character with some Ale yeast present. The hops dominate of course, but there is a definite malt presence.

Average crisp entry on the palate of medium distinct bitter hops, herbal and resiny with a hint of lemon, quite enjoyable and refreshing, followed by medium refined malt, toasty, with some Ale yeast in the back. Medium full body with a light carbonation and medium, balanced, sweetness.

Medium long finish of bitter hops and rich toasty malt. The hop oils linger well with the malt peeking through occasionally.

A very good IPA, tasty. Perhaps not in the top tier of its peers.
Worth a test drive.

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Photo of suspect
4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of jondeelee
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of Johnnyfacelift
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of yonnie
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of chefhatt
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of rajendra82
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of natemort13
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of fvernon
2.71/5  rDev -32.4%
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.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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Photo of Chaney
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
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?

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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Photo of weeare138
3.47/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

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Photo of CHickman
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of Dools9
4.25/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.53/5  rDev -12%
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.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of dickroop
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
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!

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Photo of DocJitsu
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
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!

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Photo of CHADMC3
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 597 ratings.