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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: 3,811
Avg: 4.01
pDev: 27.43%
Wants: 145
Gots: 1,024 | 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: 3,811
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Uinta Brewing Hop Nosh India Pale Ale, 7.3% ABV. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Appearance: lightly hazed, bright golden/amber coloring, with a beautiful, blooming white head.

Aroma: Bold and lively citric & floral notes. Gorgeous.

Taste: Bittersweet hop flavor grabs the palate at first, and never lets go. Medium-bodied, lean and easy. Long bitter finish, with just a pinch of malt sweetness.

The can is refreshingly free of gobbledygook, as refreshing as the beer is to drink. Just a straight up and down decent IPA. Good beer and you can drink it.

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Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by 4/12/15.

Hazy pale amber topped by a clingy white cap. Nose is herbal, leafy, citrus rind, touch of grain. Faintly tropical note suggests minimal usage of some new school hop probably mixed with a bunch of oldschool hops. Taste is okay - bitter citrus rind, leafy earthiness, ear wax, grapefruit. Pretty bitter and dry, slight astringent mouthfeel. Clean fermentation. Malt backbone feels somewhat substantial, but it's buried beneath a lot of bitterness. Not a great beer by any means, but nothing particularly bad about it. Can't say I'd want to drink it again.

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Photo of mnrider
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours clear light amber with two fingers of creamy white head.
Tiny sediment particles can be seen. Great head retention with
excellent lacing.

S: Pine. Sweet malts. Hops. Resin. Fruits and some citrus.

T/M: Hops. Bitter. Pine. Citrus. Orange. Malt sweetness to help
balance. Has a creamy feel to it. Aftertaste is bitter and a little
citric. Medium bodied.

O: An easy to drink IPA. Well balanced with the typical hop
bitterness. Nice citric flavors of orange and grapefruit. I can see
this IPA being marketed as a session beer.


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Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy, almost murky, golden color. Fluffy head that lasts all the way throughout the entire beer. Smells citrusy, hoppy, a bit of pine or resin. Very tasty IPA. The hops are the main showcase of its flavor profile, but some citrusy grapefruit and resiny flavors balance it nicely. Its brewed with some malt to keep it smooth. This is enjoyable. Highly recommended by me.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: brilliant amber under a 1’ white foam cap that produces sheets of lace.
S: woody, earthy hops
T: fruit and citrus up front, with a little sweetness and then by mid-palate it becomes bitter and dries out with a little hop driven astringency, culminating in a long bitter finish. The bitterness is herbal.
M: Clean, medium body and medium low carbonation.
O: A very freshing beer with big hops.

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Photo of tomharris73
4.89/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My current favorite go-to ipa. I like it slightly better than Sculpin, which is a pretty awesome ipa. If you like your ipa's to taste "bright" and be boozy yet frighteningly drinkable, this one's for you.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 1.79/12 oz can at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
BB 5/27/15 can at 40 degrees into hand washed and dried SA lager glass
Aroma piney
Head large (6 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, slooowly diminishing to 1 cm frothy layer
Lacing fair – partial rings and islands of tiny bubbles
Body light orange, slight haze
Flavor begins bitter with slight citrus taste, long hang time on the bitterness; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, slightly oily, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; bronze colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin collar; very little lacing;

S: a heavy dose of pine with a hint of tropical fruit behind it;

T: all pine with moderate long lasting bitterness at the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish if you give it a minute;

O: so many IPAs I taste today feature citrusy or tropical fruit flavors; it was nice to get some pine character; not much complexity to it, but nice just the same;

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Photo of dd43
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Love this IPA. Pours a hazy copper orange, decently translucent with a prominent off white head. The aromas include orange citrus and ripe melon, along with a moderately sweet caramel malt note. As the beer warms, a very light grass note makes an appearance as well.

Flavors are on point with respect to hop bitterness. The malt profile is well expressed, more of that sweet breadiness and a tongue coating quality that is balanced by the carbonation. Just a well executed, crisp, refreshing IPA that is bitter without being a hop bomb and is malty without being too heavy.

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Photo of drpimento
4.94/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a great beer from the get-go! Appearance is a huge cream-colored, long lasting head with lots of lace, and a clear, honey amber color. Aroma is equal parts grapefruit and resin with caramel malt and hints of cereal. Flavor’s just spot on balanced with perfect amounts of malt sweet, hop bitter, carbonic tang. Body is dialed in too. I want more!!

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Photo of stoutmasterjames
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- light amber or deep golden, not much head retention, nice lacing
S- VERY nice smell to this brew. some grass and herbs dominated mostly by a sweet citrus scent. Tantalizing and inviting.
T- I would call this beer "hopped to perfection." or perhaps "perfectly balanced" would be a hophead's declaration. You get pine and herbal hops, but a citrus hop ties it all together nicely.
M- medium body, nice carb

O- This is one of my go to beers. It is very nice and enjoyable. The price is right and the taste is right.

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Photo of poporojo
4.96/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Beautiful light copper / dark orange color. Fantastic hop aroma - balanced and not overwhelmingly bitter, piney, floral, or citrusy. A perfect aroma if there ever was one. Tatse is initially wonderful for hop lovers - more earthy and fruity than piney, then oh-so-slightly bitter towards the end, but more vegetative with citrus and floral undetones. Feel is perfect from my can poured into a slightly chilled pint glass. As close to perfection as I have tasted.

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Photo of JackieTH
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber gold liquid topped by a quickly receding off white foam. Flowery-earthy, citrus and pine notes greet the nose. Tastes of mild grapefruit pith, unripe papaya, green apple, hints at pineapple. Moderate bitterness. Flavors and bitterness fade quickly into a biscuity malt which leaves the palate clean and refreshed. Medium body holds together well without faults. Overall this seems like a tasty, drinkable, enjoyably straightforward IPA that neither disappoints or distinguishes itself from many other excellent IPAs.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a nonic pint glass

A: Pours deep golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles and laces well.

S: Citrus hops, a bit floral, some pine, a touch of dankness, and caramel malt sweetness.

T: Bright citrus hops, grapefruit and orange, a little pine, hints of tropical fruit, and a nice caramel malt sweetness to balance it out.

M: Maybe a bit towards the lighter side of medium body, moderate carbonation, very refreshing.

O: This one really hits the spot on a warm day. I love it!

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Photo of b22
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer at a great price. This has become my go to beer. The value of this beer is incredible. Quite bitter (which I love) but may not be everyone's favorite.

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Photo of xNoQuarterX
3.38/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

highest ba rated beer I've tried so far... I want to like it more but there are lower rated ipa's that i would take over this if made to choose. Taste is subjective so don't hate. still it's a really good beer.

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Photo of Mikus
3.26/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Spiegelau (bottle date best by 5/6/15). I need to get better at picking the freshest IPAs... this might be a little off due to the fact that there are obviously fresher Hop Nosh to be had. Anyways. Really nice looking brew. Solid finger of foamy, eggshell head, slightly cloudy golden amber hue. Ample carbonation throughout. Up front bitterness on the nose, and a slight hint of pine. Kind of one note aroma. Some generic hop bitterness on the front of the tongue, bit of lemony citrus, a slight yeasty estery note (seemed out of place), just a hint of the 7.3% alcohol coming through as well. Refreshing mouthfeel, with a lingering bitterness. Clean, good I guess. Might try an ultra-fresh bottle to reconsider my review, but hard to justify that this is any different from all of the other IPAs out there.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours a dark deep orange with a thick head.

smells like sweet grapefruit, nice creamy fruit.

taste is fresh hops, sweet fruit with a dry bitter finish. very sweet, nice taste. goes down smooth, easy drinking for 7.3%. could drink this all day.

overall this is a really good beer, i've had this before but am now officially reviewing it. taste is great, has a nice sweetness and fruit character without being overloaded with any one aspect. would definitely buy this again

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Photo of jera1350
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Terrific IPA. Citrus and pine hope with a solid malt backbone, complimenting sweetness with grapefruit in the aftertaste that lingers. Very smooth and well done.

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Photo of Pop-Pop1
4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden, somewhat of a haze. nice lacing on glass
Smell: grapefruit, toasty
Taste: awesome big hop taste up front but very nicely balanced out with only a slight bitter aftertaste
Mouthfeel: medium body
Overall: Love this beer. It is a very solid IPA and i highly recommend it. I have had it in bottles and cans and for some reason the cans seem to taste even better yet

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Clear but hazy, a lighter burnt orange body. A cream colored head leaves a soapy film with lots of thick bands of lacing.

Aroma: Herbal, spicy hops, with a very faint sweet caramel note.

Taste: Very hoppy, herbal, bitter, spicy up front until a clever little sweet malt note slides in unexpectedly. Bitter hoppy finish but with a nice cedary flair.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Nice balance in this but definitely weighs on the side of spicy hops and cedar.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark hazey orange with 2 finger head smell of citrus slight Pine taste the same over all good ipa but with these newer brews would be hard to go back to this

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep gold with nice clarity. Cream colored head of slightly less than one finger. Dissipates quickly but leaves some nice lacing behind.

Very pleasant aroma of grapefruit and flowers. Hyacinthe, hibiscus and a bit of lavender. Mild lemon and orange. Some caramel malt underneath, but mild.

Grapefruit forward on the tongue. Very mild floral notes. A bit of caramel malt and honey. Some citrus at the end. Orange and lemon.

Sticky, oily mouth feel. Crisp carbonation. Bitterness lingers but not overpoweringly.

This is a nice IPA with some malt balance. Good clean flavors, grapefruit in particular.

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Photo of AllanPatchin1016
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy cow. This is an exceptional IPA. Very floral and packs a great bitterness punch. Seems higher than the 82 IBU listed, but in a good way. Highly recommended.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer from Utah. Huh. But, here it is. Sold ipa goodness all around. A little heavy in grapefruit character. Tart and sweet play nicely off of on another. The finish isn't as dry as I like from my ipa's but I'm not kicking this out of bed. Not a west coast ipa, not east coast. I have no problem with the idea of picking this up again.

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