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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: 3,813
Avg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 146
Gots: 1,026 | 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: 3,813
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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Photo of Streetcore
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
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!

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Photo of Zorro
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
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

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Photo of jpro
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of Richard33
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of TheHomebrewerSD
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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Photo of BigCheese
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, bottled on the march 30th. Freshest IPA ive ever purchased! Less than a week, how did this make it from Utah to Boston.

A: Light Rusty color, quite clear, pours a white medium sized head that looks a bit sticky/thick. Head dies down quick but it leaves a great patchwork wall of lacing.

S: Grassy, Floral, Grapefruit, Maryjane, hint of saltiness/sweatyness, caramel sweetness too. Could smell this as soon as I started pouring. Funky and strong.

T: A punch of Piney/lime hops up front with powdered sugar, then the slightly roasted,rasin,caramel,tobacco malt bill starts to creep, a more typical/tropical pineapple hop flavor comes in strong. Finishes with a lingering bitterness of sour apple, mango. Has that dry asprin like flavor in finish too. A bit tart/asprin-y/metallic for my palate, maybe the finish is a bit too bitter for me.

M: High carbonation, pretty thick/syrupy/oily body. Really coats the walls of your mouth. ABV well integrated.

O: Interesting brew, not your run of the mill IPA. Lot of flavors intertwined here, not one huge flavor dominating. I'm guessing a complex hop bill outside the usual C's. A few flavor notes I wasn't crazy about, but I would still recommend trying this at least once as its certainly unique.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz Bottle from the Public House in the Venetian Las Vegas for 8$

Appearance - Slightly hazy amber colour with a large size fizzy/frothy off white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, apricots, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, hops, and lots of citrus notes. Grapefruit/tangerine/lemons and a touch of an apricot sweetness. It reminded me a bit of a 60min IPA mixed with a Green Flash. It ends with a fruit sweet bitter hop aftertaste.

Overall - Definitely my kind of IPA. Lots of flavour and a great scent and appearance. My bottle was only a few weeks old and the flavours really popped. I saw it at stores for 6.99 for a 6 pack - seems like great value.

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Photo of lanamj
3.41/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle served into o Bells pint glass. Bottled 2 / 29 / 12 making this guy one month old.

A- This beer is a very nice transparent amber color. Reminds me of the sap that the mosquitoes in Jarrasic Park where preserved in. A white two finger head that holds nicely. Strong, thick and sticky lacing.

S- Grapefruit, orange, pine, biscuit, fresh hop aromas and a slight hint of sweet malts. I have had this when it was fresher then this bottle on this review and I think it holds a stronger hop punch the fresher the batch.

T- Good crisp bitter presence. Fresh hop flavors, pine, lime, grapefruit and sweet biscuit. Not very complex but very delicious. I do get some sweet honey malts towards the finish.

M- Spot on. Good carbonation, easy drinking for a %7.3 IPA. It's smooth and easy going down.

O- Again and again I'm impressed by this brewery. I feel like Hop Notch is nothing over the top but by far one of my favorites to pick up a six pack of and I'm always glad to see it on a tap line.

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Photo of mfavoino
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 2/29/12.

Appearance: Clear golden orange color with a 1.5 finger head that diminishes rapidly. Solid lacing stuck onto my pint glass.

Smell: Mild citrus hop scent and not much else there.

Taste: Like the nose, subtle citrus hop flavors are most prominent with a malt profile that is more than I expected. Finishes with light bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel and drinkable. No detection of alcohol at all.

Overall: Solid IPA with few distinguishing qualities.

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Photo of chugalug06
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice medium orange color. Great head tiering! Decent head sustainability too. Clarity is only slight off for style.

Nice citrus hop scent. Very light and pleasant on the nose. The scent could stand to be more prominent.

VERY BITTER!!! Much more bitter then the scent represents. Almost tastes like rubber it's so bitter. Not overly resinous. The taste does not live up to the appearance or scent... Super bitter, but well carbonated. Medium body.

Nice work UT! Slightly all over the place, I'd like to see more depth and character in this brew, but it's definitely one I wouldn't shy away from.

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Photo of Rimmerman
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

I like to give basic descriptions.

A- Very light looking

S- Citrus smell. Nice

T- Citrus hops all the way! Awesome! Very refreshing.

M- Very easy to drink, especially with 7.3% ABV.

O- I love this beer. I could drink it all day. Stronger then the average single IPA, yet easier to drink then many IPA's with lower ABV. My favorite session IPA is Racer 5. This is a much cheaper alternative in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of vkv822
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip snifter.
bottled on 03/09/12.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy off white head.

Pleasant citric hop aroma.

Citric and light pine hops blend well with a light caramel and biscuit malt backbone.

A medium-full body with average carbonation.

An above average IPA. I was very pleasantly surprised with this one and would enjoy it again in the future.

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Photo of denver10
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an amber tinted copper with a big foamy white head that sticks around for a bit. Decent retention. Very hoppy aroma. Huge aroma of orange rind, hits you immediately as you open up the bottle and doesn't leave. Kind of one dimensional though. Initial sweet orange hits the tonge, this transitions into a more bitter orange rind middle, the bitterness builds and continues into the finish as it gets a little more earthy. Some of the sweet orange re-introduces itself in the finish. Medium body, sillky mouthfeel. Maybe a touch too bitter for my personal tastes but a fine IPA.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one of the better india pales ive had in awhile. pours a reddish amber orangey color with a tall whte thick frothy head. smells resiny hops and red malts. flavor is very very citrusy. grapefruit, lemon peel, and piney hops. this is so complex and balanced. very refreshing for spring/early summer wearther, and a nice sturdy abv rounds out a very complete beer, and certainly the best ive had from uinta. feel is nice, medium to fuller bodied but very drinkable. i will be buying this one again

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Photo of JayQue
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good IPA, nice sharp citrus hops.

Pours a dull gold color with some orange tint. Nice size white head with good retention and lacing. Very mild citrus hops aroma.

Tastes good!!! Citrus hops, good amount of bitterness, a little grassy hoppiness as well.

Mouthfeel is crisp with a good pronounced hops bite.

Nice hoppy IPA.

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