Grapefruit Hop Nosh IPA
Uinta Brewing Company

Grapefruit Hop Nosh IPAGrapefruit Hop Nosh IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,670
ABV:
7.3%
Score:
88
Ranked #10,924
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 8.08%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
103
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Uinta Brewing Company
 
Utah, United States
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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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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 103
Photo of defunksta
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
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)

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Photo of robotnewyork
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
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

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Photo of brentk56
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
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

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of Spikester
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

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Photo of izraelc
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

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Photo of Samlover55
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
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

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Photo of craigbelly
4.08/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can dated best by 9/7/18 into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy rich amber color with a thin off-white head. Initial impression is a ton of grapefruit, a hint of malt, and pine bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and has a sharp bitterness. Finish is citrus with lingering bitterness. Not my favorite IPA, but enjoyable

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: The beer is a muddy burnt orange color with a thick soapy off-white head that recedes to a thick film leaving splotches of lacing.

Aroma: Faint wordiness blends in with a sweet malt base up front, followed by fresh grapefruit flesh. Citrus and light pine on the back end.

Taste: A bit more woody and astringent up front than that of the aroma, soon transitions into a really citric, grapefruit rind flavor before finishing with a slightly bitter, piny finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly dry.

Overall: Decent grapefruit representation with nice pine notes, nothing overpowering.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy orange-amber with a small creamy white head. Streaky lacing is left behind.

S: Tons of bright, sweet pink grapefruit; zest and oils spraying. A hint of malt and pine as well.

T: Lots of pink and ruby red grapefruit; a nice balance of tart juicy flesh and the bitterness of peel and pith. Some toasty/caramel malt in the back, with a hint of pine on the finish. Finishes lightly dry, with a light lingering grapefruit peel bitterness.

F: Medium, well carbonated, smooth and lightly oily. Finishes crisp and lightly dry.

O: A really nice, vibrant grapefruit IPA. One of my new favorites.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden/orange color with 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grapefruit, little else. Taste is of grapefruit, light malts, mild bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is decent beer.

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Photo of stevoj
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can from Boise Co-op. Dark golden body with soft, foamy head, curtains of lacing. Citrusy aroma, pink grapefruit. Taste too is light citrus, not too tart. Almost juicy. Refreshing.

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Photo of NathanBeets
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 6/22/18. Consumed on 3/13/18.

Pours a blood orange color. Decent sized off white head.

Smell of extremely fresh grapefruit. The grapefruit really overpowers the brew. There is some fresh lemon and orange in there as well.

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Photo of D1noB
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hard grapefruit front, with a circus IPA/hop middle and finish. Oily hop finish.

Taste rating in words: Squeezing a fruit, the juices go everywhere and your hands smell of citrus.

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Photo of FLima
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy amber color with a thick off-white head with good retention and leaving strong laces.
Delicious aroma with predominant notes of grapefruit, pine, a bit of caramel, dough and melon.
Hoppy and citrusy flavor with notes of grapefruit, tangerines, pine, dough, spices, resin, stone fruit, passion fruit, cantaloupe, lemon and mango. Dry and bitter aftertaste. As bitter as its 82 IBUs indicate, but superbly clean and crisp.
Medium body with perfect carbonation.
Excellent American IPA with respectful hop dosage that was beautifully disguised without leading to a cumbersome body. Good hop complexity, although it mixes just two types.
Sure, grapefruit is the leading role here, but a lot of other good actors in the stage as well. Now I cannot wait to have their base version which is sitting in my fridge.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 1/23/2018. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big juicy ruby red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/earthy hops, grapefruit, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy ruby red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus rind, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of ruby red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops, grapefruit, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop/fruit astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7.3%. Overall this is very nice fruited IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops, grapefruit, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish, never overly aggressive. Galaxy, Chinook, and Citra hops. Great balance of juicy, vibrant, and dank hops/fruit; nice bready Munich malt backbone, with minimal residual sweetness. Equally as impressive as the other two Hop Nosh. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Tone
3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of grapefruit, citrus hops, slight piney hops, and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also an elevated hop bitterness and slight dryness. Tastes of slight grapefruit, citrus hops, slight piney hops, and sweet malt. Overall, good appearance and feel, but poor blend and lacking depth of body.

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Photo of chlsmith
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great medium color and wonderful lacing. The grapefruit aroma really comes through, but the flavor of the grapefruit isn't overbearing. Actually tastes less citrusy than the smell would have you expect. Would totally buy again.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured a clear, golden orange color with a one finger head of white foam. It smelled of grapefruit and toasted caramel. Nice bitter/acidic grapefruit flavor with some caramel sweetness and pine.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The base beer this is based on is already a fairly aggressively bitter IPA, but it's all kept within check by the malt; which creates a highly pleasant beer overall. This version is not that beer any longer. The bitter and tart profile of the grapefruit pith tips the scales on this beer and plunges it deep into the bitter side of it's profile. Enough so that it becomes a bit harder to drink this one at length. While still pleasant enough, it is no longer something I could see having a couple of back to back.

Would not purchase again, but would drink of offered.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden amber with a frothy light tan head that slowly settles to a firm layer that hangs around and leaves some thick lacing.

S: Lively grapefruit with even more citrus behind it, tropical and stone fruit, bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Plenty of grapefruit up front, backed with more citrus, tangerine and lemon, a little tropical and stone fruit, passion fruit, peach, and apricot, bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I'm a fan of the base beer straight up so adding grapefruit doesn't do a lot to get me any extra excited, but it is a fun twist and it works.

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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 103 ratings