Grapefruit Hop Nosh IPA
Uinta Brewing Company

Grapefruit Hop Nosh IPAGrapefruit Hop Nosh IPA
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From:
Uinta Brewing Company
 
Utah, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,287
ABV:
7.3%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,338
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 8.29%
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
77
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 27, 2022
Added:
Jul 16, 2017
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  28
SCORE
89
Very Good
Grapefruit Hop Nosh IPAGrapefruit Hop Nosh IPA
Notes: Tangy, juicy and slightly sweet, this IPA features an aromatic burst of fresh squeezed white grapefruit, complementing the bold, hop-forward character of the Hop Nosh line.
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours somewhat hazed and orange with a very nice head and excellent lacing.

The aromas are grapefruit forward but not one-note. Some mandarin orange and mango are lurking there as well.

Honeyed crackery malts meld with the grapefruit on the tip of the tongue before the undercurrents of orange and tropical fruit detected on the nose arrive in midstream. Lemongrass, white pepper, and citrus zest/pitch take over at the finish, delivering a pretty stout bitter wallop without resorting to mundane resin. Just a little booze as the brew warms.

The brew is almost creamy, with restrained carbonation, and yet manages to provide a drying finish. Pretty drinkable for the malt and ABV level. Too heavy to be a true warm-weather brew, it was still pretty refreshing sitting on my deck this summer evening after a long day on the lake.

Uinta has been a little hit or miss for me, but this is a solid and remarkably refreshing near-DIPA.
Aug 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On-tap in Meridian, served in a pint tumbler.

A: Clear, warm gold with minimal head and good lacing.

S: Hoppy notes of grapefruit peel and citrus rind, fairly hoppy but also malty sweet at times.

T: More the same with moderately malty body carrying forward the notes of grapefruit pith, citrus peel, mild pine and caramel, somewhat earthy as well.

MF: Smooth and moderately bitter, fairly creamy.

O: A decent American IPA.
May 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.16 by jstern from California

Sep 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.62 by hopped_up_on_mountain_dew from Florida

Jul 05, 2020
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Reviewed by sjdevel from Utah

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look - super hazy and a nice frothy head - retention is not the best - nice tan/orange appearance
Smell - not as aromatic as expected - some grapefruit for sure - smells tart - slight vinegar - slight caramel
Taste - super powerful hops jump in and fight with the grapefruit for center stage - starts sweet but when the grapefruit overtakes the hops, it gets a bit bitter - nice woodsy flavor - slight campfire aftertaste - very citrusy and enjoyable
Feel - decent medium bodied feel but maybe closer to the full bodied side - nice and thick and oily - some more carbonation sticking around would be a good thing though
Overall - another solid IPA from Uinta - could be a regular drinker - fruity and enjoyable - great on a hot day
Jun 20, 2020
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazed amber with a thumb of cream colored head. Nice head retention & lacing

S: Plenty of grapefruit, some bready notes

T: Follows the nose, both sweet & sour grapefruit up front. A little dryness, grapefruit & touch of leafy hop as this warms. Finishes dry with plenty of grapefruit

MF: Medium body with fairly firm carbonation, lovely balance

Easy drinker, lives up to the name
Feb 13, 2020
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Reviewed by Egizi from Vermont

4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Tastes great! Smell is weak. I was hopping to be overpowered with citrus/grapefruit but it’s very mild. Nice golden/orange color and hazy. Enjoying at Palette 22 in Shirlington, VA.
Jan 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Burnt orange with lighter highlights, and a massive, rocky off-white foam. Excellent retention and lacing.

Aroma is straight up, fresh squeezed grapefruit.

Flavor follows. Straight grapefruit. Perhaps more than grapefruit juice itself.

Sweet and slightly bitter, light enough to guzzle but packs a punch. Nice and smooth carbonation, can't tell higher abv.

If you like grapefruit, here's your beer.

Cheers.
Nov 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.81 by WDJersey from Colorado

Nov 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Nov 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.15 by BAsbill from California

Sep 27, 2019
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours an cloudy, glowing orange, peach color with a crystal white head. SRM of 11. (4.00)

Aroma: Huge aromas of grapefruit, juicyfruit, bubblegum, and peach. Then some tropical melon and berry underneath. Very fruity. (4.00)

Flavor: Huge grapefruit flavor. Tons of grapefruit and pulpy orange juice flavor. Then more juicyfruit, bubblegum, and peach. Ends with a touch of tropical and pithy bitterness. No malts. Finishes clean and dry. (4.00)

Feel: Lighter-bodied. Great carbonation. Not too bitter, nor too sweet. Finishes balanced and clean. A touch of pithy astringency left on the tongue. (4.25)

Overall: Really one of the best grapefruit IPAs I've had. Well-balanced, complex, and has unique bubblegum flavors. Mot my favorite style for an IPA. Not a huge fruit fan, but this is one of them that I could come back to. (Final Rating: 4.03)
Sep 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by casapy from Idaho

Sep 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.27 by michiganmatt from California

Aug 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.27 by AWA from California

Aug 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Brew_ski from Pennsylvania

Aug 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.89 by jak from North Carolina

Jul 20, 2019
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Reviewed by robotnewyork from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Sarah had at salt lake City Utah airport. Grapefruit is good balance and makes me think of other things besides hops so I can be a cool ipa drinker too
Jul 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by rfreed from Washington

Jul 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.03 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Apr 05, 2019
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours with just a slight chill haze to the amber colored liquid; a two finger head emerges, leaving dots of lacing behind

Smell: Ruby red grapefruit and lemon tones, buttressed by a sweet malt base of graham cracker

Taste: Graham cracker malt underpins, with ruby red grapefruit and lemon flavors emerging; somewhat pithy, in the middle with the finish being both bitter and sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit too malty for my palate
Mar 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by BltByKrmn from New York

Mar 10, 2019
 
Rated: 2.92 by BilleGibbons from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Tigerbrau from Louisiana

Jan 22, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jan 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a beautiful hazed orange amber color with a huge billowy white head. The head fades very slowly over time to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is huge of a sweet grapefruit citrus smell that also has a light sweeter tropical fruit aroma. Very juicy and delicious smelling.
Taste – The taste begins with a good hit of grapefruit. It is a mix of slightly sweeter grapefruit juice and bitter grapefruit hop. Along with these flavors comes some tastes of tropical fruits and a little bit of pine. As the taste advances the tropical fruits get stronger and stronger with a tangerine taste really blowing up. The grapefruit also transitions a bit as it takes on some more grapefruit rind like bitterness. With a little more grapefruit juice coming to the tongue with along with a bit more pine as well, one is left with a nice bitter-sweet grapefruit taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The feel is great for the mix of sweet and bitter grapefruit along with the tropical fruits.
Overall – A quite tasty grapefruit hopped up beer with a nice balance, between bitter and sweet.
Jan 16, 2019
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75
How good do I have it here in LanCANster, PA? I really wanted to add this one to The CANQuest (tm), but I could not find it anywhere! 8=( Lo & behold, the Friendly Greek Bottle Shop (FGBS) got in mixed 12-packs with this one included. I persuaded them to break up one of the packs into singles & the Grapefruit flew since it seems that a bunch of us were looking for it. Wow!

From the CAN: "Beer Brewed with Renewable power - wind & solar"; "Pack it in - Pack it out"; "Stalk us?"; "Juiced by Uinta Brewing Co Salt Lake City Utah USA"; "Undeniably craft[,] unthinkably drinkable"; "Goes well with Anywhere."; "Forget the map, pack the Uinta".

This was one of those beers that could have multiple designations. The CAN even reads: "Fruit Ale" & so it CAN be thought of as simply another AIPA OR as a Fruit & Field Beer, which to my way of thinking is more apropos. Think of it like this - Hop Nosh is definitely an AIPA, but when fruit is used as an adjunct to the point of top billing, is it still simply an AIPA?

I was anxious to Crack! open the vent on this one after a rough day of teaching & instruction, lemme tell you! It was nice & loud & it was all that I could do NOT to perform an inverted Glug into the awaiting glass. Instead, I went with the usual slow, gentle, C-Line glug inspired by Auggie Busch. Man, it was excited to exit its extruded metal shell & greet me! It quickly formed just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with marvelous retention which, upon falling away, left glorious lacing in its wake! Color was Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity & now I had The Gelt Gang of Croesus, Midas & Mammon fighting with me for a taste. Nose smelled like my morning grapefruit juice! 8=O Mmm. Mouthfeel was an unimpressive medium, but if that is the worst thing that I say about this beer, then that would be saying something! The taste was extremely grapefruit, very bitter & very satisfying (if you like that sort of thing). The taste of this one left me weepy in thinking about the Tropical AIPA trend since this flavor profile is exactly what my hophead self craves & prefers. Finish was dry, bitter, grapefruit & just my thing.
Dec 04, 2018
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This pours crystal clear with a one inch cap of clouds. Unmistakable squeeze of grapefruit on the nose, followed by a flavorful burst on the palate, pith and all. Touch of malt balances it out. It works, well enough at least.
Nov 26, 2018
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Rated by HopsAreDaMan from Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
As with any of the Hop Nosh beer in this series, it is impressive.
Nov 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.05 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Nov 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Spikester from Oregon

4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy golden amber with three fingers of white head. Rings and swathes of lace.
Smell is pungent grapefruit.
Taste is grapefruit resin floral hops with a good malt backing.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. The finish is mildly dry and bitter.
Overall a grapefruit dominant IPA. Tasty.
Oct 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.49 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Sep 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by StevenMilligan from Florida

Sep 16, 2018
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Reviewed by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can into Stella goblet. Dated BB 1/28/18
Look is semi cloudy orange and leads to a grapefruit nose, Taste follows nose and hase grapefruit and a little hop at end. Feel is medium. Overall Good for what it si. Not my favorite style but a good drink and worth it.
Sep 03, 2018
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I'm a big fan of hop nosh. Grapefruit hop nosh sounded even better. It's a solid IPA but it falls a little short on the grapefruit. Good hop flavor with a bitter finish. Slight grapefruit but I would prefer it to be more pronounced.
Sep 02, 2018
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Reviewed by Samlover55 from New York

3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz can into Nonic Pint
BB 11/13/18
Iight brown with thin white head
Straight grapefruit juice
Caramel, and then grapefruit juice,  with grapefruit pith on the finish
Medium-bodied, average carbonation, easy drinking
Overall thisis solid but not great, as the added grapefruit is too dominant for my liking
Aug 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by edthehead from New York

Aug 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.96 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Jul 30, 2018
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Reviewed by craigbelly from Iowa

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Smells sweet grapefruit a hint of malt, and some pine as well. Tastes grapefruit: both tart and bitter with mild sweetness. Toasty malt in the back, with more pine resin. Grapefruit doesn't let any hop character shine through. Finishes dry. Medium bodied.
Jul 23, 2018
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