Hop Nosh IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

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Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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

82 IBU

Added by Beernoisseur on 10-04-2011

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Photo of andrewh995
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An awesome semi-hazy orange color with a finger of white head. Smells of sweet malts, some citrus, and some hops. Tastes of citrus, hops, bitterness, pine, and malt. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall a delicious and very drinkable IPA.

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Photo of bamadog
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can to a standard pint glass.

Look: Color is nice - a pretty apricot color, comes across as a little hazy. Starts with about 1/3 inch head, recedes to an uneven skim, but this one has legs and it leaves a nice trail of lacing where the head once was.

Smell: Pretty decent, robust; plenty of sticky and bitter hops, piney, with just a hint of citrus. Malt comes through, providing a solid backing.

Taste: I'm definitely digging on this beer. Bitter, earthy, grassy, piney hops with a bit of a citrus, perhaps lemon as well. Sweet malts, with a bit of toast to it rounds out the back.

Feel: I like the body as well. Not too heavy, about what I would expect/want from an IPA. Decent carbonation keeps it soft and and smooth on the pallet. Sticky residue left on the roof of the mouth, kind of keeps me thirsty for more.

Overall: I could kill this beer all day long. Priced pretty well, too. Picked up the sixer for 9 bones at the local Kroger.

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber-copper color and a clear consistency. There was a two inch, foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A very solid aroma of hops, citrus fruit, some malt, and a little caramel.

T: Tasted of a good amount of citrus fruit (tangerine and oranges, in particular), some tropical fruit (mangoes), lots of hops, light malt notes, and a hint of caramel. A nicely balanced flavor, with the hops and fruit commingling well together. Not a hop bomb, if that's what you're looking for, but very tasty.

F: A highly carbonated beer with a vibrant finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is quite an enjoyable IPA. Sweet, hoppy, and drinkable.

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Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

For me this was an outstanding IPA. Pours a beautiful clear amber, darker than I expected, with a great foamy white head with good retention and lacing. The aroma was of orange peel and tangerines mixed with general maltiness, and the taste pretty balanced between piney/fruity (grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, a litttle lemon) hops and malt. I'm not good at breaking down the malt profile so I leave that to other reviewers. I enjoyed it through the finish which was dry and not overly bitter. Extremely enjoyable!

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Photo of primocarnerra
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my oarsmen brought along a six pack of this sweet stuff when I brought my crew together for the maiden voyage of a fine Skuldelev warship that I build myself out of Douglas fir from my own back yard. There were 16 rowers on each side of the ship, each rower brought their own viking shield and they were arrayed along the gunwales. Quite a sight! Anyhow, the one oarsmen brought a sixer of Hop Nosh, and another oarsmen brought two sixers of Lagunitas. That made for 18 beers between the 34 of us (32 rowers plus me as captain and my second mate Alfhild). So, we each got basically half a beer, and my half a beer was the Hop Nosh.
Smell = like the Douglas fir resin scent in my fine viking ship
Look = like a golden pint of sweat from a sweet bosomy viking lass
Feel = so tender on my viking palate
Taste = majestic and Valhallaesque

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

3/5/17 (20oz draft, Urban Table, Long Beach) Second time trying this beer (first was in a can and recall good things). This is a very good IPA, pretty balanced leaning a tad malty, enjoyed every drop, 4.1

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Photo of ColoradoPhil
2.26/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Tastes cheap to me. Sorry. Some coriander taste. Malty. The after taste is unpleasant to me. It does not taste like an IPA to me. IPA tastes like citrus, piney, resin, rich, bitter, refreshing. This stuff is distinctive that it does not taste good. You could not pay me to drink this again. for $1.00 more I could have a Lagunitas IPA, Stone IPA, Odell, New Belgium.

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Photo of MrFabulous
4.85/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a copper color out of can. Loaded with hops and has a great piney grapefruit flavor. I like the 7.3 ABV which enables you to have several. This one was a surprise and I would recommend grabbing a rack.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful clear copper-colored body with a yellow-tinged dense voluminous head, plenty of varieties of lace on the glass. Nose offers orange peel and other tropical fruits alongside bread crust malt. The flavor more heavily favors the hops, adding mango to the mix, while caramel is added to the malt profile. The hops/malt in in great balance, meaning the hops outshine the malt by a fair amount but don't run away completely. The body is medium weight, a little slick even.
This one is an anomaly in my book. It didn't offer a great variety of hop flavors, nor even my preferred malt flavors, but somehow came out to be not only a great beer but one I really deeply enjoyed. Uinta delivers another reaffirming product.

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

From the really old (10 months past it's best by date) bottle, it pours a clear rosy amber with some yeast lumps and a really nice head. Lacing. Sweetish scent with some hops in it, it has a lovely taste. Yum!

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Photo of matcris
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very clear amber, deep orange up to the light with loads of bubbles rising and a frothy white head that sticks to the glass as it recedes. It smells a bit malty, and has an orange liqueur, or orange cream type of note. Overall on the sweet side, caramel malt, and a subtle citrus bitterness that is mild but it lingers a little. The looks of the carbonation would lead me to believe it is going to be real prickly, but, this not the case. Just slightly below average carbonation, fairly dry overall, medium body. Pretty balanced beer, not a hop bomb. Nice looking sticky lacing.

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Photo of Buck89
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter and it's a great looking beer. A clear amber-orange color with a frothy off-white head. Great head retention and nice lacing. Strong aromas of tangerine, orange, pineapple, and blueberries. Very little malt in the nose. The taste follows suit, with prominent citrus and tropical notes. Some earthy/piney notes and a restrained malt presence. The body is medium and balances the hops well.

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Photo of NickTheGreat
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L (4) - Very deep orange or copper coloration. Kinda hazy, but not too bad. Good amount of dirty white head.
S (4.25) - Smells very good. Definitely balanced between hop and malt. Almost tilting the scales to bready, caramel malt.
T (4) - Has more of a resin malt taste than I'd expect. It is high ABV and tastes like it. Good, but not quite what expected from an IPA.
F (4) - Good carb, easy to drink. A little punch from the ABV.
O (4) - I really like this beer. I don't think it's quite true to style, but tastes pretty good nonetheless. Being in a can is a big bonus for me!

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Photo of Schoeni
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

got this one in a can but it pours som good. this one looks so nice in the glass!
the head is super creamy, smell is like ripe strawberries, pine, mango and floweres. good taste. very bitter on the end..as it should be. good!

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Photo of HogHeadJones
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Nice, solid orange color. Very clear. This surprised me as another reviewer said it was an unfiltered IPA. No evidence of that here.
S: Bread and alcohol. Come to think of it, I could probably exist off of that.
T: Bitter hops and some malt with an alcohol sting at the end
F: Medium on body and good carbonation
O: This IPA is very drinkable. For whatever reason though, I had a really hard time picking out specific distinguishing taste features. I smelled mostly bread and tasted just bitter. I couldn't really identify pine or dank or citrus or stone. It just tasted bitter and lingered for a good while. I've had this before and enjoyed it but never took the time to review it until now. I think they're doing something right though. I will continue to buy it at intervals.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
1.88/5  rDev -53%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Best Before 10/8/16.

Super hazy, a bold golden color with a tight 2 finger head. Classy.

Stale hop, citrus, and sticky, stenchy toffee. An extra half point for the fresh citrus...but otherwise it's everything I hate in an IPA aroma.

Flavor is pure arm pit. Not even onion. Just arm pit. Dull pine, stale hops, and again a hit of fresh citrus. A calm, nice malt base at the rear, but otherwise it's just a mess.

Feel is medium bodied, creamy, sticky. The toffee remains on the palate long after it should.

Overall, even though this is a month after the best by date, I've had IPA's fair much better just a month out of date. Uinta's hop nosh is total garbage, even the base malts. I'll be dumping this.

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Photo of Dukies222001
3.27/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not sure what it exactly was but this beer didn't fit my taste buds. Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Decent look and feel but something in the beer didn't appeal to my taste or smell senses. Not my favorite for sure.

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

Golden amber in color. Not much head but decent retention and nice lacing.
Good tropical fruit and bready aroma.
Has a nice malty sweetness to balance the tropical notes and hop bitterness. This one leans more on the fruity side than pine, and has a nice sweet balance.
Really reminds me of a sculpin style west coast IPA.
Good feel as well, nicely carbed and not too thin.

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Photo of biegaman
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hop Nosh IPA is a good-looking example of the style: having a slightly tarnished bronze hue, it's not exactly clean but maintains the better part of its clarity and its head is not just sturdy but sticky and spatters all over the glass. The sunny golden highlights it emits are like a visual echo of its strong citrus and tropical fruit flavours. I'm ready to nosh down!

Utah has probably the strictest alcohol laws in the US. What do I mean? Well, take this as an example: many restaurants are required to have a partition so that patrons can't physically see the person pouring their drinks (this is known as the "Zion Curtain"). And stores and bars hoping to sell beer over 4% require a special "liquor license" to do so.

So imagine my surprise to see that Utah's Uinta brews their IPA to the mighty-high strength of 7.3%! It certainly smells like a powerhouse, though that has nothing to do with alcohol; this bouquet is many things but boozy is certainly not one of them. Indeed, it's many things but all of them relating to one: hops. (Or, more specifically, two: Galaxy and Chinook.)

That steamroller full of lupulin goodness includes plenty of citrus - lime, lemon, orange and grapefruit, all their parts including skin, pith and seed - as well as juicy passionfruit, a brush of pine serum, a handful of fresh grass clippings, and a few decaying flower petals. There's also, just maybe, a drop of two of spongy toffee and lightly toasted breadcrusts.

Hop Nosh is a lean, green and mean machine! Each sip is like cramming your mouth full of hop cones to see how many you can fit - and, believe me, you'll keep trying to beat your own record! It's everything one could want in an IPA: balanced bitterness and enormously charismatic hop flavours that are probably too easy to enjoy for one's own good.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hop Nosh IPA brewed by Uinta Brewing Company, with an ABV of 7.30% This brew pours out a cloudy amber color with a nice off white head. I really like the color of this IPA. The smell of Hop Nosh IPA is rich with hops, grains and malts. There is also a mild sweetness to the smell of this IPA. Hop Nosh IPA is an unfiltered brew you can not see though it. Now for the taste it is bold with flavors. You first pick up on the hops in this IPA. Then you pick up on the smoothness of grains and malts. There is also a nice grassiness to the taste of this brew. Hop Nosh IPA has a lot going on in it. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, the paint glass is nicely lined. This IPA has the same characteristics of most IPA's on the market. Not saying that is a bad thing. It is really hard to pick up on the 7.30% ABV in this brew. This IPA goes down just so smooth. The month feel of Hop Nosh IPA is Bold, Rich, smooth clean and refreshing. Overall I'm giving Hop Nosh IPA a 4.50 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. If you are into unfiltered hoppie brews look this one up.Uinta Brewing Company, did a super nice job on this one.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.52/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hop Nosh IPA | Uinta Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this beer's head is three fingers thick and off-white, with solid lacing, and a hazy amber body.

I smell piney, citrus-y hops with plenty of resin&juice.

Tastes like a slightly sweet blend of the smell with an extra-juicy finish.

The mouthfeel is medium with fair carbonation.

I'll rate Hop Nosh IPA | Uinta Brewing Company with an overall 4.5. A very gateway-potential unfiltered IPA that ought to hit the spot every time.

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Photo of stevoj
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoppy (of course!) , more so in the taste than in the nose. Piney, citrusy, mildly astringent, some malt. Deep golden color with off white foamy head. surprisingly smooth despite the hops snap.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I remember being impressed by this beer when I had it this past spring; and it was one of the better IPA's I've had, even though it was beyond it's 'best by' date (if I remember correctly).

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Photo of Beejay
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Medium brown color with a light tan head.

S: Grapefruit and light pine. Resinous with a lovely aroma, just classic hop characteristics in there.

T: Grapefruit and pine come right out with a bit of orange peel and perhaps a hint of earth. Slight honey, and a nice bitterness. Just a solid IPA.

M: Medium in feel with fairly lively carbonation, there is a softness to the texture of it, as well as a long oily bitter cling.

O: Overall, just a darn good IPA. Classic, tasty, and repeatable.

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Photo of crotharagain
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Interesting. Very dark copper/cloudy with a full finger of foam that dissipates quickly to 1/4 with symetrical lacing
S - Pine and citrus - smells "clean"
T - Pepper biscuit is predominant with a dry citrus finish
F - Pleasant enough, smooth
O - Pleasantly surprised and glad to have tried this. Great West Coast style AIPA.

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