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Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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2,111 Ratings

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Ratings: 2111
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bold and refreshing, this IPA combines an abundance of hops with a smooth malt profile.

82 IBU

(Beer added by: Beernoisseur on 10-04-2011)
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Photo of 1sophrosyne1


3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A February 2014 "best by" dated bottle, poured into a tulip glass, consumed over 30 minutes.

The base is a golden orange amber with an even haze that allows a pretty dance of light to pass. A soapy/cakey white head bubbles up, but falls fairly quickly. It leaves patchy bubbles and wispy cap islands with adequate splotchy lacing. Little visible carbonation.

Fruits are forward in the bouquet--pineapple, apricot, and some white grapefruit. Some spruce is evident, but the evergreen is not strong; and certainly not woody or earthy, either, though there is a note of funk. The background is an almost buttery biscuit dusted with brown sugar and a whiff of vanilla.

Orange and grapefruit, with their pith jump up bitterly on entry. A buzz of bubbles sits on the tongue for a second, and once it falls, allows caramel and oily sweetness to replace it while the bitter grabs the sides of the tongue. Then, the overall taste experience shortens up. It's a little grassy towards the end to match scents that emerge more as it warms--never boozy. But the bitter end is chopped off.

High carbonation creates the dominant early texture in the mouth. But hop oils linger on the tongue, too, and fill out a fine medium body. The length of the feel extends beyond the flavor experience.

This is a solid brew. Look and smell are better than the taste, though…and it feels better than the flavor reward. But, it does its job simply. The bitter end begs for food--a nice greasy burger is my suggestion.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 22:55:28 | More by 1sophrosyne1
Photo of george1128


4.88/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm gonna be honest with the beer world. All of the geeks who say Pliny is the greatest, or heady topper. Hop Notch is the best bang for your buck out of any beer. Go find 35 bucks in your couch cushin and buy a case. Stone or Bells couldn't carry this beers lunch. Unless you live in Vermont this is the king of ipa's. Don't let the generic label fool you. Your drinking Hop Notch your living high class. Peace my beer drinking brothers

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 01:04:29 | More by george1128
Photo of Abilow33

New York

4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Saw this beer at express lane tonight and on a hunch I bought it. The smell of this beer is fantastic. The taste is good going down but the taste lingers long after. This is a fantastic beer that is sold across us. I will defiantly be drinking this beer in the future. It pours nice with a thick head and the color is dark yellow.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 02:05:45 | More by Abilow33
Photo of RichH55


4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled. Drank in Lincoln Park - Chicago. Good hop ratio. Enjoyable.

Seemed available in 4-6 packs...not ultra rare.

Went well with Paulina meats. Not the best IPA I've ever had but far from the worst. Would drink again, though would not pick it over a 90 min ipa or the like

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 23:54:18 | More by RichH55
Photo of Jeffwildcat


4.91/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

First time I had this and I was completely surprised how great this beer is. Very comparable to Pliny...yes it is that good. And for the price...7 a six pack at total wine. Can't beat that. It's a very fresh ipa that has the hints if rosemary, pine, and some Orange peel. You must do yourself a favor and try this if you havnt already....

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 00:51:57 | More by Jeffwildcat
Photo of Edward19

New York

4.56/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Purchashed this beer at White Water Pub in Liverpool, NY. This beer is actually called Hop Notch. Very nice IPA. Hoppy and bitter. This beer has full flavor yet you are able to drink a few without getting overwhelmed. I would definitley purchase this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 17:12:09 | More by Edward19
Photo of atomicbeer

New Mexico

3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Uinta was the bottled craft beer available at the Rio in Vegas. Poured into a juice tumbler (all I had in my hotel room). Slightly hazy gold color with a creamy foamy cap. Some large bubbles. Piney citrus aroma - orange, grapefruit, papaya. Mainly pine in the taste. A rock solid IPA. Enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 02:53:26 | More by atomicbeer
Photo of Florida9


3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A nice looking beer. Gold in color. Clear. Forms a large, fluffy, and stable head. Good amount lacing.

S: Aroma is okay. Some lighter caramel notes mixed with grassy and herbal hops.

T: Taste is simple, but good. Light sweetness. A touch of caramel. More herbal hops. Maybe a touch of pine, but not much.

M: On the lighter side of medium. Moderate bitterness. Appropriate carbonation.

O: Not a bad beer. A good everyday drinker, but not one I'd bother seeking out.

Serving type: can

11-03-2013 23:06:24 | More by Florida9
Photo of Auraan


4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a nice clear amber with a half finger white head that receded to a ring of white and left nice lacing down the glass. It's a good looking American IPA, entirely true to style. Scents of citrus, mostly grapefruit and some pineapple, grassy hops, a bit of floral hops a very faint hint of pine and a bit of caramel malt sweetness. It's a good, standard West Coast IPA scent, very on style for an American IPA. Taste begins with piney hops, some floral hops sustained throughout, moving into some grapefruit pith on the middle of the sip. A nice caramel malt sweentess also balances the bitter hops in the background throughout the sip. Aftertaste is bitter with slight floral notes. As the beer warms the hop profile becomes dominated by grapefruit with slight floral notes. The flavor is like the aroma, very true to style, well crafted and hoppy, a good West Coast American IPA flavor. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a bit drying a finish with a slight alcohol burn. Quite nice, true to style, with maybe a bit more alcohol burn than most American IPAs. Overall this is a very good American IPA, it fits the style perfectly and is just a nice good American IPA. Given it's price this will probably become my go-to IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 08:23:46 | More by Auraan
Photo of MNishCT77

District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. can purchased at Franklin's Brewery & General Store in Hyattsville, MD., unknown bottling date but enjoy by 11/12/13, poured into my Weyerbacher tulip glass, drank 10/25/13 over an hour.

A: 2/3 - golden-orange coloration, moderate clarity (can see but not read through), initial frothy white head resolves into 1/2-1 finger head, moderate alcohol legs which re-agitates the carbonation on swirling

S: 9/12 - lots of citrus fruit - grapefruit, pineapple, apricot and tangerines - hop character likely from "C" hops, very little dank/piney hop character; although the hops predominate, there is a caramel/biscuit malt character detectable for balancing

T: 14/20 - on the anterior tongue, Florida citrus fruit bitterness and flavors are most apparent; it the middle of the mouth, there's a mild bitterness with some caramel sweetness that starts to emerge; mild-to-moderate sweetness on the back end but overall dry, little aftertaste

M: 4/5 - medium body with some hop oils sitting on the tongue, some alcohol fullness but easy tio drink and doesn't taste like 7.3% ABV; high carbonation that does not detract from the flavor profile

O: 7/10 - solid single IPA from an excellent brewery

TOTAL = 36/50

Serving type: can

10-26-2013 05:44:52 | More by MNishCT77
Photo of Knox_Worrell

North Carolina

4.66/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into my Duvel snifter.

A - Pours a nice light amber color with an even, clean head. Leaves a great lacing along the rims of the glass.

S - Strong but not overpowering pine hop smell with some caramel, grapefruit and citrus notes.

T - Pretty much the same smell but with a nice spicy taste as well. Grapefruit is a little more present.

M - Perfect. Just smooth, light and clean. Not heavy but bitter in a good ipa way.

O - One of the best IPA's I've had. Not too flashy, just good quality hoppy taste with grapefruit and caramel malts.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 01:56:52 | More by Knox_Worrell
Photo of Kanger

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Golden amber and clear. 2 finger head which lingered until my first big sip.

Smell - Sweet hops. Fruity. Slight floral notes.

Taste - Fruity Hoppy taste. More of the floral hops do peak through as it warms up. Very mild bitterness on the backend.

Mouthfeel - light medium body. Slight dry finish on the back end.

Overall - A great IPA. A good hoppy bears for the hopheads. I prefer this on draft than in bottles.

Serving type: 16 oz pint

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2013 21:32:31 | More by Kanger
Photo of cottonkoozie

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark copper color, almost reddish. Poured about a 1 finger head that had decent-good retention. A thin lacy cap remains throughout. Good lacing.

S - Citrus hops mainly. A little bit of piney hops, and some underlying grains. \

T - I noticed the piney hops flavor first, unlike the smell. but the citrus and grapefruit flavors are there very strong too. Good underlying malt backbone.

M - Somewhat thick, but good.

O - Overall a very good ipa. Nice strong hops bitterness but still very balanced.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 00:43:00 | More by cottonkoozie
Photo of mcflypie


4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Light copper in hue.

S: Citrus, floral, and piney.

T: Grapefruit, resinous, and pine.

M: Chewy (in a good way), resinous, and bit tingly.

O: Solid IPA. My go-to a lot of the time. Usually it's slightly cheaper in price than others with just as much bite and dignity. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 04:24:35 | More by mcflypie
Photo of BMMillsy


4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got in a trade as an extra, but forget from who. THANKS! Pours a nice dark gold/orange/light copper hue with a small white head. Honestly, this thing smells fantastic. Great floral, pine, grapefruit, mango, pineapple coming off the nose. Such an unassuming bottle. A nice hop bitterness, with grapefruit up front and on the way down, with a definite lingering pine on the palate. Hop bite all the way through. Carbonation is lower than I expected. Really easy drinking, and could be mistaken for a session IPA. An unexpected surprise. Will have to seek out more from Uinta.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 23:43:30 | More by BMMillsy
Photo of LambicPentameter


3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle with a "best before" date of 01/05/14 stamped on the label. Poured into a 6 oz hotel room water glass because I don't have anything else. I suppose I should be glad that I found a decent beer at all, since the beverage cooler in the Rio casino shop was dominated by giant macro beers, with a small corner dedicated to a few Uinta and Stone beers. I must say that I love the label art, with a pair of farmers handling watermelon-sized hop cones to one another out of the back of a wagon wheel cart bed.

Appearance - Pours a brassy copper color that is completely clear, with traces of carbonation bubbles rising up through the liquid to form a one-finger head of microbubbles the color of old parchment. Retention is quite good, and when it finally dissipates, it leaves a smattering of sticky lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit, a symphony of herbal notes dominated by fresh grass and alfalfa, as well as light notes of pine. Hard to detect anything but the bouquet of hops, but that doesn't bother me one bit for the style. Looking forward to diving in.

Taste - Not as citric as the smell, but that grapefruit element is still there. Now, the more dominant flavor profiles are the pine resin, more herbal grassiness and a pleasant bitterness like baby garden greens and dandelions. On the finish, a faint bit of malty sweetness comes through, but make no mistake, the hops are running this show.

Mouthfeel - Body is barely on the light side of medium and the beverage possesses ample carbonation, as seen with the bubbles rising up through the glass. Finish is faintly bitter and mostly dry.

Overall, this is my first foray into the world of Uinta beers, and it seems I've picked a good place to start. This IPA has the punch you in the face hop profile that so many love about the style, but uses hop profiles that prevent this from being a bitter bomb. I've made sure to get my fill of them while in Las Vegas, since alas Uinta doesn't distribute to the Kansas City area.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 01:47:22 | More by LambicPentameter
Photo of mitch3114

New York

3.44/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured half bottle into snifter glass

A- Nice color, dark amber, orange tint, when poured seemed a bit cloudy but did clear up when settled. A nice big billowy off white head that rose to a couple inches and stuck around and seems to cling to the glass nicely with nice big bubbles

S- smell is full of hops, mildly floral, but not too sweet. Maybe a bit vegetal, a little bready with a hint of sweet grapefruit.

T-Not a whole lot going on but grapefruit, grapefruit grapefruit. The hop taste is actually quite nice for my liking. I was never a fan of grapefruits or the juice, but this I can work with. The bitterness is just right for me too. There is just a touch on the tongue, but it's not over the top. A bit one-dimensional, but still pleasant.

M- This is a clean, crisp, refreshing IPA. The mouthfeel seems to be right for the style. It's smooth going down and there isn't a bite from any excessive alcoh-whoah, I just saw that this was 7.3% ABV! I was thinking 5.6-6. I would not have guessed that high. Well, there you have it. This is definitely not a session beer!

O- If I saw this in a bar I would order it, but only if the options were limited. I only purchased one bottle just to try it. I was in the mood for a new IPA. I was not disappointed, but I wasn't blown away. It is a decent offering. Uinta is a nice brewery and I am glad to see their beers in New York now.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 23:42:42 | More by mitch3114
Photo of dougfur

New York

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darker straw color, very clear, decent head. The smell is a bit skunky and just a touch oniony, it's all hops, and pretty good, but not quite enough of the floral/citrus/fruity side for my tastes. The taste is very good, but same issue for me. Well made, well priced beer that I would drink again, but I wish the hop bill could be tweaked a little.

Serving type: can

10-08-2013 23:59:06 | More by dougfur
Photo of Fatehunter


3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a finger and half of head on a hazy, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice orange and mandarin smell.
The taste is moderate to strong pine and grapefruit bitterness throughout with a nice orange sweetness balancing it out.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 22:06:57 | More by Fatehunter
Photo of DoubleJ


4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Coffee Table Lounge. On to the beer:

This IPA is lighter orange colored and topped with a little head, though it does whip some rings of lace around. It's a classic West Coast IPA by profile, providing an aroma with grapefruit, pine, and orange, while the taste is pleasantly hoppy with clean pie, sweet grapefruit, citrus, and a decent caramel base. The bitterness is tolerable as well, pleasant and not over the top.

Very good showing by Uinta. It looks like they can do that hop thing too.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2013 05:18:28 | More by DoubleJ
Photo of 11JON11MO

New York

4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance = nice golden amber with a beautiful full head
Smell = Very nice citrus pine aroma
Taste = Very nice grapefruit - citrus expected from an IPA
Mouth feel = good feel until the expected deadening results
Overall = I really like this IPA from the tap into my growler into my belly

Serving type: growler

10-06-2013 01:41:23 | More by 11JON11MO
Photo of I3eck

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle -> Wine Glass

A: Medium 3/4" off-white head, pure amber color, decently long lacing.
S: Citrus hops, marijuana bud, fresh herbs, slightly floral.
T: Malty front, caramel, toast, pine/citrus hops, herb/chive, nice refreshing bitter hop middle and end, refreshing/cleansing.
M: Excellent CO2, great body for the crystal clear appearance - even a bit creamy.
O: Solid beer. It packs a nice hoppy punch and sets you down softly. Nice hop finish lingers around - not too harsh - just right. This could make it to a new regular brew status. I do appreciate that it is 7.3% but hardly noticeable and brewed with renewable power. Watch out Sierra Nevada...

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 00:36:19 | More by I3eck
Photo of beergoot


3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clean looking, light copper body sporting a thick, lasting, finely foamed head. Good, pine-like hop aroma. Light, toasted malt flavors interspersed with a bold hop bitterness from start to finish; juicy. Medium bodied, crisp, clean, with a dry finish.

This beer looks good (lots of lacing and sticky foam clinging to the glass), tastes like an excellent IPA should (at least an American version) with strong hop flavor and bitterness throughout, and drinks easily with a relatively light body. Perhaps a little weak in the aroma department, but overall, a very classy beer.

Ah, canned beers have come along way over the past few decades...

Serving type: can

09-30-2013 23:16:33 | More by beergoot
Photo of DenverHopHead


3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can dated best by 12/9/13, into a tulip.
Appearance - gold, clear and bubbly with a fluffy, pillow white head! Lacing all over the glass!
Smell - citrus hop forward, some grass and pine, West Coast IPA in nature, but a bit disappointing.
Taste - balance of hops and malts, but this is clearly an IPA from a can.
Feel - nice grapefruit bitterness, but the slight aluminum presence prevents me from getting too excited.
Overall - ultimately, a solid IPA. I usually give a little extra love for craft beer in a can, for convenience, though this one may be limited due to the fact it's in a can.

Serving type: can

09-28-2013 01:50:36 | More by DenverHopHead
Photo of VoiceOfTheSoul


3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured copper with a strong, fluffy buttercream/ivory head that really sticks around leaving thick, cloudy lacing. Smells of melons, grapefruit, and pine with some sourdough and peach. It's sharp and slightly tart, very piney, some lemon rind, good deal of bitterness in the middle, sweet lemon verbena and orange, quinine in the finish. Full and effervescent, sharp on the tongue. Overall very good in the beginning and kind of devolved into a bubbly, bitter drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 01:34:30 | More by VoiceOfTheSoul
Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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