Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Reviews: 556
Hads: 3,683
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 133
Gots: 916 | 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 bstave
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into Dogfish Head tulip glass.

A- Straw colored body with 1 fnger white head and strong lacing.

S- Light citrus hops with a bit of tropical fruits.

T- Taste is citrus hops with a bit of a nutty malt backbone that I don't favor.

M- Mouthfeel is nice and easy to drink for a bigger single IPA.

O- Kind of a run of the mill IPA to me. I was expecting a bit more from these guys, but it is an easy drinker. (427 characters)

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a deep straw color with good carbonation and a small white cap

S: Some grass and hay with a dash flowers in there for good measure

T: Grassy with light citrus notes notes, somple but clean and tasty as heck. Wow. this beer hops and pops well.

M: Lighter to medium body with good carbonation, light floral and fresh cut grass lingers

O: Good IPA and a very clean, well put together IPA (398 characters)

Photo of Rutager
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a very clear amber-gold with half a finger of white bubbly head that leaves behind some decent lace.

Smell. Sweet light malts, yellow grapefruit juice, and some herby-floral hops.

Taste. Light malts and some citrusy hops with a bit of nice bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall. Solid IPA. I'll have another please. (382 characters)

Photo of modernartblues
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my new Tripel Karmeliet Tulip, Reviewed on 03.13.12, Bottled on 02.15.12

A: clear, almost see through, copperish body, nice 3/4" white head, thin cap of retention, bits of splasy lacing

N: nice, citrusy, herbal, hints of the malt profile, giving it a balance

T: hops are not overwhelming, malt profile more noticeable than I would prefer, still a nicely balanced IPA, smooth citrusy birth for the finish, not much residual bitterness

M: easy drinking, but malt profile makes this a touch cloying

O: decent beer, for some reason reminds me of 60 Minute (568 characters)

Photo of thegodfather2701
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a nice golden color with a nice white head that lasts a good while and leaves some nice lacing down the glass.

S-Hoppy, citrus and a hint of tropical fruits.

T-Citrus hops dominate, no real tropical flavors as the nose suggested. Not much in the way of malt backbone, it seemed very hop forward. It has a dry finnish.

M-Nice amount of carbonation and not too thick.

D-The combination of high abv. for the style, hop bitterness, and dry finnish cut into its drinkability. I think you would definitely suffer some palate fatigue after a couple of these.

Overall, this is a solid IPA and hope to drink more of it in the future. (637 characters)

Photo of wedge
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled On: 02/15/12

Mostly clean orange-amber color with a solid, sticky covering. Green, candy-like hops in the nose...lots of juicy citrus astringency, pineapple, and some faint grassiness. Juicy, oily hop flavor. Grapefruit and orange with some trailing pine in the back and a tropical flair. Something unfortunately comes across as metallic tasting, but I don't recall that in previous experiences. Medium bodied and appropriately bitter. Though the slight metallic notes knock it down a notch, this is this quite the tasty IPA. (534 characters)

Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into shaped Dogfish pint. Bottled on 2/15/12. Man, I wish every beer had this type of bottle dating, printed clearly in white on the green label.

A - Pours a vibrant pale yellow-orange with a one finger white head. The head sticks around for a few minutes then dies to a thin film on the surface which leaves a beautiful lacing down the glass.

S - Strong citrus and pine hops combine with sweet malt and tropical fruits. The balance of bitter and sweet is impressive. The odor lives up to the "hop notch" name.

T - Tastes are more mellow than the nose indicates. The flavor starts with bitter grapefruit and a drying pine. Finishes with malt and tropical fruits. At 83 IBU it is hoppy, but I find the finish to be more fruity and moist in contrast to many hoppy IPAs with a dry, bitter finish. Aftertaste rediscovers some of the hops and lingers for a while.

M - Medium bodied with low carbonation. I would prefer a bit more carbonation but it doesn't come off watery or flat.

O - I picked this one up as a single at the recommendation of the guy at Downtown Wine in Harrisonburg. I was happy to find a seldom seen Utah Brewery with an IPA less than two weeks old. This was very good with the strong point probably being the nose. Good balanced flavor and goes down very easily for a 7.3% ABV. The bottle and label are also cool and they claim it is brewed with wind and solar renewable power. Definitely a beer worth trying if you come across a fresh one. (1,484 characters)

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at J. Ryan's and I received the first glass after this beer was tapped; which was right before me.
Hazy golden-orange color with a fingers worth of foamy sticky head that sticks around for a long, long time.
Aroma was a nice blend of citrus (mostly grapefruit), floral hops with sweet fruity esters.
Taste was just so well-balanced. Upfront the hop bitterness is evident, only to be completely drowned by sweetness of the fruity esters which give way to a tartness in the finish with a good dose of lingering bitterness. In more ways than one, this IPA just felt like freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. The freshness of an IPA only goes to show how much it can elevate the beer.
Lots of lacing along along the insides of the glass suggests a sizable malt presence. However, the malt is not as evident in the taste. Very well balanced and tasty brew.
The alcohol is also very well masked. Not once did it feel like a beer with a %ABV of over seven.
Definitely worth a try if you enjoy a good IPA. (1,008 characters)

Photo of garuda
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Golden, slight haze, what cap has good retention and lace.

S/T - Hops.. pine, grapefruit flesh, a little floral, tangerine. Sturdy caramel, bready malt backbone balances well.

M - Medium/full body, smooth feel, a little oily.

O - Very nice IPA with fleshy grapefruit hops throughout the profile. Stays bitter through the finish. (336 characters)

Photo of enoisone
2.62/5  rDev -35%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I just read all the reviews for this beer. I was surprised to see that i only agree with 1.

Poured into a glass it's appearance is nothing special with a disappointing head. Light copper appearance.

The smell gave me some hope at first,but did'nt linger at all.
Some citrus and faint pine.

The taste was probably the most disappointing. Some citrus hops up front,but dissolves pretty quickly on the palate with no lingering finish. Where did all those delicious hops go?

Mouthfeel was minimal, i had high hopes of sticky pine.

Overall, i cant recommend this IPA. I bought my last 6pk. (589 characters)

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle bottled on 2/8/12. Made with renewable energy. Just 3 weeks old as of today, not bad. $7.99 for a 6 pack? Sold.

A - A clear copper color. Little bubbles to the top, 1 finger of head. Sticky lace all over the glass.

S - Piny/bitter hops galore. Pine trees, etc.

T - Wow, a piny hopbomb. Love it! Very, very tasty.

M - Very well carbonated. Smoooth.

O - An extremely good IPA. Strong, drinkable, tasty, and $7.99 a 6 pack. It doesn't get any better than this for the price. (493 characters)

Photo of dedrinker
2.58/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Light/medium amber color with copper tones; didn't really throw much of a head to look at.

Not much aroma; some resin and rubber.

Pine, resin and rubber hops come right up front; getting right up in your face like a short guy with a chip on his shoulder.

And that's all. Show's over - bye bye! The flavor doesn't pass the front of the mouth - no middle, no finish, no length, no soul, no fun.

With repeated sips one begins to get some kind of bitterness on the finish, but not enough to call it a finish.

Just like that short guy with something to prove, this one doesn't have anything to back itself up.

At least it doesn't have a bad flavor - just very little flavor. (675 characters)

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

Pours a golden amber color with a finger of white head. Good hoppy aroma of dry pine, tangerine and yellow grapefruit peel. Biscuity malt on the back end. Flavor follows the nose with some light resin and a lingering hop flavor. Light body with average carbonation. Prickly mouthfeel. Overall a super solid IPA with a superb drinkability. (338 characters)

Photo of gford217
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.

This is a really attractive pour - a crystal clear golden amber with a thick creamy beige head that leaves a soapy cap and delicate lacing on the sides.

Aroma is a mixture of light sweet citrus and floral notes. There is some pineapple and mango with some lemongrass and pine resin. The malts are also present with a light doughy bread character.

Taste is less citrusy than the aroma, though there is a hoppy bitterness up front. It just doesn't take on much citrus flavor. The malts are more prevalent than in the aroma and there is caramel malts and some toasted bread in the background. The finish is bitter with pine resin lingering with some alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel is lively with strong carbonation and spritzy and bitter in the finish.

This is a decent IPA but the bitterness is a little too much considering the lack of underlying hop flavors. OK. (873 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.18/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Poured a clear golden yellow with a small white head that receded mostly and left a bit of soapy lacing behind. I didn't get too much in the aroma, biscuity malts and a good mix of hops profiles. Not too flavorful either, I must say, light malts, crisp floral hops with some lemony pith coming through. A little bland overall, but that aside, this was definitely an easy drinker, and quite smooth going down. Pretty decent. (470 characters)

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.46/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Bilco for the bottle.

Appearance: Perfectly clear orange-hued gold. head is bright-white, a little chunky, and drops to a thin cap. Minimal lacing, but some notches for sip demarcation.

Smell: Mango, pear, and something that reminds me of Flintstone's Vitamins. Fleshy orange and grapefruit layered over a sweet malt base. Caramel sweetness coupled with the juicy fruit. Some notes of pith and rind, leaning toward grapefruit. Powdery and floral.

Taste: Citrus and more citrus. Nice touch of tropical fruit, mainly mango, and mealy pear. Lots of fruit going on here, Malts are bready and sweet and balance the hops nicely. Great level of balance. Lingering bitterness is present, but minimal. Faintly floral on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Clean, medium body. Carbonation is moderate and helps dry things out a touch.

Overall: Decent all around. I can't get over the vitamin thing on the nose, but other than that, there's a nice balance and some solid potential to knock a few back without fatigue. Great profile in the long run. (1,039 characters)

Photo of Drinkerofales
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of troysoy2
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
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... (766 characters)

Photo of PeterIngemi
3.95/5  rDev -2%
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. (900 characters)

Photo of BigPlay1824
3.57/5  rDev -11.4%
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 (915 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
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. (853 characters)

Photo of TenHornsProud
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
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. (512 characters)

Photo of PerHops
4.17/5  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. (726 characters)

Photo of xnicknj
3.95/5  rDev -2%
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. (795 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
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. (1,021 characters)

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