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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Reviews: 566
Hads: 3,737
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 139
Gots: 956 | 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: 3,737
Photo of BigCheese
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
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. (1,260 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
4.1/5  rDev +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. (859 characters)

Photo of lanamj
3.41/5  rDev -15.2%
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. (1,001 characters)

Photo of mfavoino
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
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. (484 characters)

Photo of chugalug06
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
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. (604 characters)

Photo of Rimmerman
4.3/5  rDev +7%
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 (471 characters)

Photo of vkv822
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (373 characters)

Photo of denver10
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
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. (581 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
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 (494 characters)

Photo of JayQue
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
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. (325 characters)

Photo of bstave
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
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 -3.5%
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 -3.5%
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%
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 -0.5%
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 -2.5%
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 +1.2%
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 +5.7%
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 +6.7%
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 -34.8%
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 +3%
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 -35.8%
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 -1.7%
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 -11.4%
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 -20.9%
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)

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90 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.