Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Reviews: 571
Hads: 3,770
Avg: 4.01
pDev: 27.43%
Wants: 143
Gots: 991 | FT: 2
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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: 571 | Hads: 3,770
Photo of rapayn01
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap tonight in a local pizza joint. I found it to be a fairly tasty IPA, with more bitterness than many competitors. Of course, I like that quality in an IPA.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.63/5  rDev +15.5%
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).

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Photo of stephens101
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.25/5  rDev +6%

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!

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Photo of Apellonious
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of Golfer3Aces
4.96/5  rDev +23.7%

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.

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Photo of NinjaJesus
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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

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Photo of Tone
3.97/5  rDev -1%

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.

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Photo of JimmyLupo
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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).

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Photo of mr-jj
4.25/5  rDev +6%

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.

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Photo of T100Mark
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

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Photo of jkrich
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

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Photo of Haydn-Juby
4.25/5  rDev +6%

A slightly amber golden color with about a finger of creamy looking head. Incredible lacing letting you know the history of each sip. Nice hop aroma; floral, citrus, a touch of pine are all accurate descriptors. On the palate malt shows up and balances the hops nicely with a slightly toasted, more biscuity flavor. A bit of caramel too. The pinnacle of a balanced IPA. Citrus comes through on the tongue too. Overall very well balanced, dangerously easy drinking, and a great example of and american IPA. (Bonus points for being in a can :) )

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Photo of DrBlakeB93
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Really good. Never was a fan of APA's until I had this. Found a single bottle of it at my local grocery store. Figured i would try it out. Well worth it.

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Photo of Kari-D
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Hop Nosh IPA has been a wonderful taste bud experience, I've enjoyed it thoroughly. I was shocked to see it was from salt lake city, I haven't tried much/anything else from there.

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Photo of dredmahawkus
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad hop bomb!

First one I had must have been skunkd cuz it was terrible! I couldnt even swallow it! but the next day I had another and it was pretty good! Be careful of skunkd hop nosh! get a fresh rack! First beer when skunkd I couldnt even swallow!
the un-skunkd one was a pretty good hop bomb!

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Photo of biboergosum
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, from a random grocery store in Glendale, Colorado.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with a fistful of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some spidery cobwebbed lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds away.

It smells of musty, somewhat dank pine needles, watery orange juice, grainy, crackery pale and caramel malt, and further leafy, floral hops. The taste is bitter pine resin, orange cream, white grapefruit rind, gritty caramel malt, a touch of earthy yeast, and leafy, weedy, and moderately perfumed hops.

The carbonation is average in its bearing, not really in a palate-tickling mood, the body on the light side of medium weight, and actually more or less smooth, the hops really starting to act tardy. It finishes off-dry, the caramel sweetness exhibiting a decent final flourish in the face of an arisen hop bitterness.

A pleasantly hoppy, and duly balanced IPA, the flavours all meshing nicely. Any extra alcohol is well integrated, making this a warming and enjoyable tipple - Utah be representin'!

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Photo of AirBob
4/5  rDev -0.2%

A - Twp fingers of thick, white head. Opaque, amber body with visible carbonation. Great head retention and lacing.

S - Sweet fruits (some tropical and peach) and slight pine.

T - Some tropical fruit and resin. Then a deal of citrus bitterness, like biting into a slice of orange without the rind removed.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation.

O - A little too bitter in the finish for my liking but still at great IPA.

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Photo of dipso123
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: beautiful thick head but a bit cloudy
S: light citrus
T: soft citrus and juicy
F: best part of this beer, very soft
O: very drinkable especially for 7.3%. Seek this out.

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Photo of MasterfulIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Poured into a Riedel tulip. The liquid is a transparent amber, with a thick yellowish head that fades pretty quickly, but leaves plenty of lace.

Aroma is pine resin, with a notable caramel malt backbone. Hints of grapefruit, but mostly piney.

Taste follows the nose - lots of pine, a bit of grapefruit, and a really noticeable caramel malt base. Finish is pretty bitter, but the malt really comes out on the aftertaste, kind of tasting like a sugar cookie, and maybe a little bit of cotton candy, which does a really great job offsetting the bitterness. Great balance here.

Mouthfeel is excellent - medium-bodied, but surprisingly creamy. Lots of soft carbonation that really contributes to the creaminess. Probably the silkiest IPA I've ever tried!

Overall, really solid IPA. Even though it doesn't have my favorite type of hop profile, the delicate balance really makes it great. It doesn't go too far in the direction of being resiny and piney, and it doesn't go too far in the direction of being overly malty either.

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Photo of Redneckwine
4.29/5  rDev +7%

12oz frosty bottle into tulip

Appearance - Completely hazed over and a ruddy dark golden, there are tons of little white floaties suspended and swirling about. Nice 2 finger head with good retention. Lots of sticky lacing abound.

Smell - Starts off with a very tropical fruit hop blast; sweet, citrusy, slight pine resin. Malts present themselves as sweet but subtle caramel notes. Great smell.

Feel/Taste - Medium body feel with very gentle, smooth carb, carries flavor over the palate well. Taste is a big hop bomb up front; sweet and citrusy, pineapple, citrus pith, big grapefruit character, stone fruits like peach, a bit of pine and a moderate blast of bitterness. The malts balance nicely on the finish with a sweet caramel, honey and toasty bread note, while a moderate hop bitterness gently fades away. Not a breath of alcohol noticed despite the hefty 7.3% ABV.

Overall - An absolutely top-notch IPA (pun intended). This is a west coast, hop bomb style IPA done right; superb balance, very drinkable; actually, dangerously drinkable at 7.3% ABV. A great bargain at $8.99 p/six as well!

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Photo of generallee
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 7.2%.

Appearance: The body is cloudy with a super fine sediment inside a rich amber liquid. This is topped off with a nice tall creamy head which hangs on well and makes tons of sweet lacey patterns on the glass.

Smell: The aroma is full of sweet fruity hop notes. I get notes of peaches, white grapes and some mango.

Taste / Palate: The base malt adds some grainy bready maltiness and some sweetness which props up the fruity hops. The hops bring a full on blast of mango, peach and a touch of white grape up front. This quickly moves on to more bitter notes of citrus rind. It seems to finish quickly but a light pine like hop bitterness creeps back in on the tongue. The palate feels fairly full and we’ll carbonated. This as well as its 7.3% abv makes for a nice slow sipping beverage.

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

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 3/4” head and is a hazed amber color. There are patches of lacing and the head recedes fairly soon leaving patches of foam clinging to the sides. Sipping leaves speckles and legs of lacing.

The aromas include pine and citrus from the hops along with a touch of caramel and melon in the background.

The flavors begin with the sweetness of the malt backbone and some fruity character before the bitter arrives along with the flavors of the hops. There’s pine, citrus and melon here and all are on stage till the finish begins.

The mouth feel is medium bodied and has moderate carbonation. The finish is medium long with lingering bitterness and some dryness at the end that invites the next sip.

Overall this is a good beer with a reasonable balance of malt and hops detectable thoughout. I’d be happy to have this again. That said its not on I’ll make a special effort to find as there are plenty of local IPAs I enjoy as much or more.

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Photo of tyjudd
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Pours a hazy orangish brown with almost perfect head. Head retention diminishes but stays solid throughout. Nice lacing. The nose is very floral with bright citrus. The taste is smooth with balanced hop and malt. The finish explodes with the hops and trails off with the bitterness. Nice beer.

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Photo of WanderlustNJ
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Love the pour from a bottle. Perfect head and color. Well balanced IPA. Smooth, creamy and refreshing with the right amount of hop bitterness. Well done. Will get this one again.

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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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