Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Reviews: 557
Hads: 3,684
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 134
Gots: 919 | 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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Reviews: 557 | Hads: 3,684
Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
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 (157 characters)

Photo of leroybrown10
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
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. (622 characters)

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
5/5  rDev +24.1%
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. (166 characters)

Photo of ommegangpbr
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
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. (339 characters)

Photo of BeerHistoryGuy
4.84/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

After having so many IPAs in my day, I often wonder if I'll find one that makes me think, "oh YES!" This one has done that. I'm currently drinking it as I write this, and I'm a happy man.

*It pours dark orange with a nice 1" head and some lacing. I poured mine into a craft-pub glass which I enjoy for American IPAs.
*The smell is fantastic, with a nice hops aroma, balanced with citrus, and a little pine, I think.
*The taste is out of this world. It truly is something to enjoy. The hops are powerful, but like spicy food -- the hops are not the only note and other flavors continually balance the hops. Citrus (I want to say grapefruit and saw that on another review, but I often mess up *which* citrus notes are coming through. It might be a combination of tropical fruits), and malt. I find the balance sublime. The mix of sweet and hops is fantastic, although the aftertaste is fairly bitter -- if you're a hophead, it's wonderful. If you're not, it might be a bit strong.
*It's light to medium bodied.
*Overall: I am really impressed with this. Obviously, the IPA market is crowded, both what is on the shelves and in thousands of breweries, but I will likely look to have this in my fridge on a regular basis. Takes a lot to impress me this much with an IPA, but this is good. (1,289 characters)

Photo of ONUMello
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz canbest by 2/27/15 poured into a DFH IPA glass
A: Translucent dark orange with a lingering one-finger head
S: Rich malt, a bit of caramel up front then grapefruit mid-sniff finishing up with a hint of pine. Nice hops-malt balance
T: Still a nice hop-malt mix but not as seamless of a transition between the two as the nose. The malt leans a bit heavy
M: Medium-bodied, a bit of sweetness from the malt and bitterness from the hops are both distinct
O: Definitely a solid IPA though with the plethora on the market may get lost in the shuffle (546 characters)

Photo of infinitebruner
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

January 14, 2015

12 oz can, mason jar

A – Deep amber nearing copper, slightly off white to light tan foam head, frothy with long retention. Moderately clear with some chill haze.

S – Tons of hop aroma, grapefruit, grass, a touch of medicinal/ganja. Golden, biscuity malt. Some bitterness on the nose but mostly tropical fruit.

T – Browned biscuits and grass, grapefruit. A touch of orange, mango, and lime. Very hop-bitter.

M – An adequate malt sweetness countered with high hop bitterness. Very dry finish.

O – Great hop showcase, well-balanced. A beautiful IPA. (585 characters)

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

Have had the pleasure of tasting this on tap from the brewery, from a bottle and from a can. Very crisp and refreshing. Hop bite doesn't bite too hard and alcohol is well hidden. (178 characters)

Photo of DrunkenNoodleStyle
4.71/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really freaking good. Bought two in a make your own six pack, I'll buy more. Delicious, refreshing, hoppy goodness. Hop Notch is Top Notch. Excellent. (150 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold pour with a finger of foam and good job with the lacing.

Grass, pine, a bit of grapefruit in the nose.

Pine, grass, light citrus, light malt that's mostly some bread. Not at all balanced but I'm digging the bitterness this brings.

Medium body, medium carbonation.

A very good IPA fresh, for sure. Mine are best before April 2, 2015. (347 characters)

Photo of frozen-1984
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best before 2 27 2015. Pours hazy golden from the can with about our finger of head. Taste is awesome with the big hit of pine up front followed by subtle notes of citrus and some tropical fruit in the back. Feels modest in the mouth with good carbonation. Overall one of my go to ipa s any day of the week (311 characters)

Photo of Gajo74
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A golden colored brew with a nice head that leaves lots of lace. Citrus hops and a malty backbone that is sweet and more predominant as the drink warms. Great hoppy taste that is piny. Solid malt backbone balances this one quite well. Grapefruit predominates especially in the finish and aftertaste. Good mouthfeel; stinging carbonation and medium bodied. Very drinkable. I've had this before and I'm re-reviewing it. I like it even better the second time. A fine IPA that will appeal to hops heads. This one may become one of my go to hop bombs. (546 characters)

Photo of Doc_78
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a very drinkable IPA. It has a sweet, floral smell; it reminds me of white grape juice. It has a sweet initial flavor and medium bitterness for an IPA. It has a hazy golden appearance, with sediment in the bottle. This is definitely an IPA worth trying. As others mentioned, much better on draft. (306 characters)

Photo of PayDay
4/5  rDev -0.7%

A really enjoyable IPA that, despite the name, doesn't blast you with hops, and sometimes that's just right. A nice, flavorful, easy drinking beer that will for sure be on my buy list once in awhile. (199 characters)

Photo of tekstr1der
4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. can. Aroma: Citrusy, mouth-drool inducing olfactory perfection
Appearance: Deep amber, with clingy lacing coating the glass
Taste: Superbly balanced grapefruit citrus lets the hops be at the forefront without being overwhelming.
Palate: So smooth, at an ideal ABV, this is session stuff for me.
Overall: I can't find any fault with this brew and I'm let down every time I try other IPAs (frequently). (406 characters)

Photo of stephens101
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Pours with a furious, thick white head. Golden orange in color. Has a huge pine and floral aroma with light fruits and faint notes of caramel noticed. Malt and grain up front but fine-tuned with a juicy hop bitterness and a perfumy ending. I'm seeing more taste of Utah in my future. (288 characters)

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

poured from a 12oz. can into snifter glass

This is a very nice, well balanced IPA. I love both hop bombs and fruitier IPA's equally and this one does a nice job of incorporating both. Up front is a citrus taste like lemon and grapefruit followed by a solid, but not overwhelming hoppy bitterness. Extremely drinkable and still clocks in at a solid 7.3%abv this is one of my favorite IPA's and I'm glad it is now available in SC! (432 characters)

Photo of Apellonious
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can best by 12/20/14 poured into a tulip glass.

A - cloudy, hazy, ruby orange. A one finger head settles nicely into a creamy lace.

S - Grapefruit, citrus, biscuits, hints of mango and berries.

T - Fairly dank, with a sturdy malt backbone. Follows the nose well. Bitter finish.

M- Carbonation is medium, enough heft to keep it from being considered thin.

O - A tasty IPA, seems well made. Glad to finally getting around to trying it. (446 characters)

Photo of Golfer3Aces
4.96/5  rDev +23.1%

Beautiful color on this beer from a 12oz bottle. Cloudy apricot color. Smell is hops with a side of hops. Taste is hops up front with a smooth malty finish. Just a good beer to drink. It drinks kind of like a double. Mouth feel is great. (237 characters)

Photo of NinjaJesus
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Definitely better in the can than the bottle. Not the most impressive IPA out there but a good west coast option. Very piney with that florescent green feeling (159 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, resin, hint of alcohol, sweet malt, and slight pine. Fits the style o of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, slight alcohol, sweet malt, resin, citrus hops, and a hint of caramel malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend. (427 characters)

Photo of JimmyLupo
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

This Utah classic remains my fav West Coast style IPA- with the perfect balance of bitter pine and citrus hop flavor. Malt takes a back seat. 7.3 % ABV- so it's a potent IPA. Hop Nosh is sold in both bottles and 12oz cans (2014) -no taste difference noted. I'm lucky it is available in the Eastern Mid-Atlantic (Total Wine). (325 characters)

Photo of mr-jj
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Reviewed this back in March of 2012.
This beer really surprised me. Lots of hops on the nose - citrus and floral. Flavor follows the nose, but some caramel malt sweetness adds some balance. This is a really good IPA. (222 characters)

Photo of T100Mark
3.95/5  rDev -2%

A 12 ounce bottle poured into shaker pint glass (cool label).

Appearance - Burnt orange color. Hazy. Big, course head. Great lacing.

Smell - Big nose. Orange rinds. Fresh.

Taste - Grapefruit hop flavor. Slightly bitter. Slightly spicy (rosemary?). There's a mild malt flavor just below the surface.

Mouth - Fizzy. Sharp.

Overall - This is a West Coast style hop bomb to be sure. An interesting ale but I wish the malt backbone was a touch more pronounced. Not quite the balanced, full-bodied flavor of a Sierra Nevada of a Firestone pale ale but still very drinkable. (575 characters)

Photo of jkrich
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Poured a hazy and honey shade with some golden highlights. The foamy, white-head dissipated quickly leaving a lot of lacing on the glass. The bottle label has a "best before" date.

The aroma will grab your attention right away as strong bitter tropical fruit and pine attacks your olfactory. The best before date is 1/10/15 and the aromatics strongly indicate freshness.

The flavor is not very subtle on the first few sips and this one screams hops; there is no doubt that you are drinking a true "American" IPA. The first flavor is pine that is quickly overtaken by almost harsh, bittersweet tropical fruit flavors. The ale is slightly abrasive on the palate. As the ale warms you can detect a smooth though faint malt profile. The hop also calms to a nice mandarin orange flavor with hints of honey.

All in all, this is quite enjoyable, especially after it has time to settle in the pint glass. It is a just a little too bitter and high in alcohol for me, but I am sure many will not agree. After trying a few mild and gentle 4.0 % ABV beers from this brewery, this ale came as a surprise. (1,102 characters)

Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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