Hop Nosh Tangerine IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

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Hop Nosh Tangerine IPAHop Nosh Tangerine IPA

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 73 | Ratings: 330
Photo of MikeWard
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2 12oz cans consumed yesterday. best by 3/29/17, so 3 weeks past the best by. oh well.

looks very nice in the pint glass. clear golden amber body, light carbonation, excellent thick off-white head leaving great lacing.

aroma is clean, oddly faintly chemical, but not unpleasant.

tasty beer. bittersweet mix with the hops and tangerine. goes down a treat.

between medium and full on the mouth. initially sweet on the finish, then a bitter.sour wash, which doesn't last long.

overall, a very decent drinkable fruit ipa, even with a little age on it.

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Photo of stephens101
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hop Nosh Tangerine has a fiery reddish-orange body that is topped off with a fine quilting of tan froth. Orange and a hint of resin to the nose. The fruit juice flows in waves across the tongue and is followed at a distance by a faint, piney bitterness. Light and quite smooth with a warming and lingering alcohol heat.

To be honest I grabbed this one not knowing it was the tangerine version, because I tend to avoid many of the trendy new fruit IPA's, but it turns out the tangerine juiciness is well-blended and leaves no off-putting aftertaste as a lot of these beers tend to do.


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Photo of Profundobaso
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at a local bar in Manhattan on 4/7/17.
L - nice golden hue, cloudy, with a small lacey head
S - faint smell of hops, citrus, but not much tangerine.
T - very well balanced, good but not overwhelming hoppy.
F - medium, with a good dry finish
O- this beer packs a good punch, but is very drinkable and quite tasty. would have again

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Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a very nice orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with some really nice citrus. The taste is also very nice, hoppy, citrusy. Medium body. Overall, a very tasty brew.

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Photo of Boto
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draught @ Monkey Town: This one pours a fairly clear golden color. There was a small off white head that left lots of lacing. Tangerine, malts and citrus to the nose. The taste is good. Somewhat bitter. Tangerine and citrus with some malts in the background. Nice.

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Photo of Holderness
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L -- Clear pale-ish orange with a 1.5-finger white head produced with somewhat aerated pour. Minimal retention and moderate lacing.
S -- Mild citric and floral hops. Tiny bit of caramel malts
T -- Orange, tangerine, citrus rind, grass, digestive herbs, and a touch of sweet malts
F -- Starts a little watery, building to a refreshing medium body. Smooth, dry finish
O -- I found this one much better from the can than from the glass, oddly enough

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Photo of russpowell
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent amber with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Very nice lacing & head retention

S: Faint citrus, not much else

T: Tangerine, dryness, a little pomelo & breadyness up front. More tangerine & pomelo, plus dryness as this warms. Finishes dry, citrussy, ( pomelo mostly & a little grapefruit )

MF: Medium body & form carbonation, pretty good balance

Drinkable & pretty good, but I want it juicier!

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Supremely clear burnt orange body with multiple streams of carbonation that try, but eventually fail, to support a fine white head. The nose offers plenty of straight tangerine and orange flavor alongside a melody of other hoppy fruits, notably grapefruit and orange. The flavor barely puts tangerine first, end even that might be the labeling influencing my mind into turning orange peel into that. Either way, grapefruit is a close second, and lends its bitterness in a powerful fashion that ruins the fun, juicy, tropical feel I hoped this beer would have. The feel is medium but very fluid and drinkable, with delicate carbonation that brings a nice zest and life to this beer.
When it's labeled a tangerine IPA I expect to have tangerine to blow my socks off. Unitas held back on that flavor, instead going for tangerine nuance to an otherwise good but standard IPA. It had no sweetness nor hint of malts, further turning me off. All in all a good, non-stylized but somewhat misleading IPA- I'll stick with the original.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Nice gold, and almost completely clear except some chill haze. Fairly low visible carbonation and a thin white head.

S: Tangerine and citrus rind, with equally big dank and melon aroma. Very light to almost absent cracker malts. Some tropical fruit hops and a bit flowery. Nice aroma.

T: Oranges up front – fresh and pithy. There's also some Bayer Children’s aspirin, though not in a particularly offensive way. Bitter resin, juicy melon, and modest dankness. Light cracker malts provide just a bit of sweetness, but remain largely absent. Some serious underripe citrus pith bitterness in the hang.

M: A light body, with minimal alcohol presence and carbonation sensation on the low side.

O: Fruity and bitter and dank. Big flavors, but quite enjoyable. Dominated by the citrus flavors, there is still a nice hop flavor profile allowed to shine through with a clean malt bill. Quite tasty.
NOTE: Scores given are for my first impression. The second can I opened from the six pack wasn't nearly as good - grainy with flat hop flavors. On a third drink, it's back to being good. The common factor seems to be drinking this after a stout or two. This may be the best tasting palate cleanser I've ever had. But drinking it on its own doesn't seem to do it any favors.

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Photo of LAp
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Sparknotes review: Hazy pale yellow with a half-finger white head. Nose is tough to pick up, but faint citrus (perhaps orange more than tangerine) along with faint hops. The palate is slightly maltier than expected, and far more bland than anticipated too. Tangerine, orange, and orange-citrus fruits are present, but more faintly than a self-proclaimed "tangerine IPA" should have. Similarly, the hop backbone is demure, and disappointingly faint. This lackluster palate is accentuated by a too-watery mouthfeel.

Overall, it's not a bad party IPA, but there are certainly better options out there for a similar price.

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Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a faint amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving a very thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar consisting of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of tangerines and caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the underlying notes of caramel malts are stronger
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: For a Tangerine IPA, this beer isn't as citrusy as I expected and has a strong malt backbone.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coming from the normal Hop Nosh makers, I got to say that this version is a little more heavy feeling, with less adaptability or spontaneity and more predictability on a recipe that already had it going good without it. Kind of reminds me of what Modus Hoperandi and multiple other brews have went for but not quite as successfully.

Golden amber, semi transparent beer. Soapy head.. Lighter lacing on the glass then others I've had today, heavier feeling though. Slightly artificial in tone and kind of unnecessarily bitter, throwing me off of my ball game when it comes to my drinking reviews. Maybe it's just me but I would've preferred another beer, Uinta. This is a really burpy, filling beer.

There is that little bit of tangerine but also a lot of darker sour, more intense peel of the fruit minus the tartness, the bitter rind, and more sticky carbonation then a normal Hop Nosh. Smell is okay.

Didn't know what to expect but I thought this would be one of the better beers in my mix a six. It's alright though.

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Photo of princessbay710
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour has a decent head/macro lacy lacing over a yellow-orange body, similar to Hop Nosh OG. Smells a bit like orange rind/pith, though underweilming. When I see a "tangerine" ale I expect them to deliver a deep citrus punch. When gulped, this beer has really nice, dark, bitter citrus tones that, while balanced, does not seem to be the star of the show. Slightly more than appealing carbonation. Great tropical hops shine through, which I was seeking from recent beers. As the beer warms it's hops and citrus round out a bit to skim this beer onto the limited list of success tangerines for me.
Any bitter found in this beer is purely tropical, try it out!

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one was recommended to me by one of the southwest Florida distributors for Funky Buddha,and others.

Poured from a 12oz can,into a Cigar City pint glass.

Thin,soapy,white head that dissolves quickly.Light gold / orange in color with nice clarity.Light carbonation.

On the nose I get tangerine,backed by some sweet malts,and slight notes of piney hops.

On the palate I get tangerine,grape fruits,piney hops,backed by some earthy malts.

The body is medium,with a medium dry finish.

This is a nice go to IPA if you live in the south.Probably doesn't hold a candle to some of the New England IPA's,but then again what does? Very nice go to IPA for southern beer drinkers.

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Photo of Buck89
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Looked mostly like the regular version - slightly hazy amber-orange with a medium sized frothy off-white head. Nice retention. Not surprisingly, the nose was tangerine up front, but also balanced with other fruity notes and a hint of bready malt. A tangy tangerine sensation on the first sip. I also picked up some orange and pine, but this is all about the tangerine. A nice feel with a restrained malt backbone.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked some of these up @ Speedway Gas Station in Fallon, NV. Man you should have seen the dozen cases of Watermelon Dorado just baking in the window!

Anyways, pours a color taking on more orange than the base hop nosh that was more yellow than orange. Solid 1/2" white head dissipates quickly enough. Aroma was definitely tangerine first, hops second.

Taste, easy going enough, ample tangerine, hides alcohol well, still bitter. Still not as good as the base version though, this is definitely more citrus, tangerine and sweetness in the mouth feel compared to the base.

Delivers as promised, nonetheless, still prefer the non fruited version, even if this is still good.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at BC's Pizza & Beer

A: Pours golden orange amber with a big light tan head that settles to a firm layer and leaves some thick lacing.

S: Citrus, tangerine shows its presence, tropical notes, floral, biscuity/bready malt, and some caramel sweetness.

T: Citrus, tons of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, tropical fruit, mango and passion fruit, very faint herbal notes, bready malt, and some caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: One of the better IPAs with citrus juice I've had. Some tend to get a bit heavier, this one stays nice and bright and just enhances an already very good base beer.

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Photo of mattmarch
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1" off white head with medium retention, minimal lacing.
Golden dark amber color, dark but clear and clean.

Smell is bready malts with some pine and maybe just a hint of citrus.
Tastes malt forward, but can tell the hops are there, especially in the grassy finish. Citrus as it warms. Not sweet, but like the tart skin that encases the citrus flesh, with some of the bitter rind on the back end.
Overall a very balanced IPA.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice look to this beer. Quite amber with tons of fizz. I really like the smell, the tangerine really comes through. The taste is where this failed me a bit, nice citrus...but too bitter(at least for me). Lingering wet bitterness on the finish. Overall, not bad just not top notch.

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Photo of seedyone
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle at home on 10/5/16. Bottled best by 10/07/16 (cutting it close).

At over 675 reviews this is my first for a Uinta brew.

The 7.3 ABV should have been a give away. I'm not a big over-the-to-hops fan, so the big boozy IPAs are usually a red flag. Having been smitten with a competitors tangerine IPA, I figured I'd do a head to head comparison.

The nose is a big indicator here for me. There is lot a lot more hops here then the tangerine. The color is respectable & the head, though shallow, leaves a fair lacing. The body is s bit heavy for what I expected to be a cita/citrus leaning brew.

All-in-all this is not a hit for me. Maybe in a stand alone, but back-to-back, the other is more me.

To each his zone, as they say.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber/orange color, clear, orange cream head with a fair amount of lacing and excellent retention. The aroma is citrus, orange & tangerine. Bread-like malt and herbal notes as well. The flavor is similar. Packed with that citrus hops. Light malt and some spice in the aftertaste. Crisp and dry in the finish, yet still a juicy beer. Very good.

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Photo of Spikester
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden orange with two finger of ten minute head. Fair amount of lace.
Smell is hop oil and citrus fruit.
Taste is citrus zest hop oils cracker malt and some light tangerine bitter sweet.
Mouthfeel is close to medium with good carbonation. Finish is dry and bitter with a touch of pucker from the zest.
Overall not a big fan of the fruit altered beers but this one was better than I expected.

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Photo of jopezu
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours a clear orange amber with a medium head that poofs. nose; floral orange pith, light pine, & citrus hops. taste; light cracker malt, herbal tangerine oil, light pine, citrus hops, & orange zest. bit of an artificial aftertaste that builds. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. i can't shake the artificial, soapy bite on the end of this one.

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Photo of mackeyse
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A prior reviewer said it well: Sip it or otherwise it will just be a bitter bomb. There is some nuance here but the orange/peel taste can overwhelm things a bit. I didn't love the look: head went to zero real fast, and it almost looked flat. Very dank smelling with some citrus. Catch some sweet malt and citrus taste-wise. This beer really coated the mouth and I could still taste it a minute or so later.

A pretty decent tangerine infused IPA--not saying a ton, but it's not a bad beer. Not better than Enjoy by Tangerine. Not even close. Maybe not as good as Tangier. Middle of the pack I guess.

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Photo of BCad
4.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Clear straw-gold yellow with a thin white head that sticks around

S: Sweet, hoppy, and caramel malt smelling.

T: Bittersweet fruit and hop nose. Very well balanced in my opinion. Gently fruity with not a whole lot of residual sweetness, but the tangerine taste is definitely there. This is more to my liking than most fruit beers, much more beer than fruit. It's essentially Hop Nosh IPA--which is great--with a little hint of fruit and a mild extra sweetness. I like this a lot, but those expecting a shock-top style sweet-fruit beer-beverage might be disappointed.

Overall: Quite good. I like it a lot. Make sure you don't just throw this down your throat though, if you get the flavors that come out on the tip of your tongue then there is really a lot of cool stuff going on here. If you throw this to the back of your pallet and swallow it down without tasting it, however, then you'll only get to experience a plain old bitter IPA.

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Hop Nosh Tangerine IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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