Hop Nosh IPA
Uinta Brewing Company

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IPA - American
Ranked #625
Ranked #5,899
4.03 | pDev: 10.42%
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA
Notes: Bold and refreshing, this IPA combines an abundance of hops with a smooth malt profile.

82 IBU
Reviews: 714 | Ratings: 4,423 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can, best by 7/22/2013. Not sure when it's bottled, but since that's over 2 months away, I assume it's pretty fresh.

A: Nice fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Clear copper body. Great lacing. Looks good.

S: Bright citrusy hops, wet cereal malt. Nice balance.

T: Mellow hop bite on the front, nice malt backbone at the end.

M: Thin for the style, a little light on the carbonation.

O: Solid IPA. Love the cans. Will buy this more if it's on sale.

May 18, 2013
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Fear4Beer from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I can't say that I really appreciated IPAs until I had this beer. I hate tons of pine and bitters. This beer to me was very drinkable. I LOVED the grapefruit taste and while it did have some bitter bite, it was not nearly as bad as some IPAs that I've had. The IBU rating is about a 82. That is high but to me the grapefruit flavor is so powerful it negates the feeling of massive bitterness. This beer is very hoppy for sure but the malts help to balance things.

BUY THE CANS! Don't buy this in bottles. The cans will prevent skunking and will stay fresher for longer.

While this was the first IPA that I liked. Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' was like this beer but a tad bit toned down. A lot less bitters (64 IBU rating). Check that beer out too!

Aug 08, 2014
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Caveworm from Ohio

4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Sep 23, 2016
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biegaman from Canada (ON)

4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Oct 27, 2016
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ColoradoPhil from Colorado

2.26/5  rDev -43.9%
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.

Feb 20, 2017
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MUTINY from Virginia

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can into a tulip.

A: pours a slightly hazy pure copper with 1" white head that recedes at a moderate pace. Retention & lacing are quite nice.

S: Spicy, off-sweet tropical fruit & citrus up front. Hints of bready malt & flat-out black pepper follow. A touch of pine is detectable. Smells absolutely amazing.

T: Leads with the kind of brutal bitterness that I love. Beneath that is a very complex blend of citrus rind, lemon/lime soda & grass. There's a touch of resinous dankness married to bready malt on the mid palate before that bitterness comes back to lead out the finish.

M: Moderate carb & a pretty big soapy body help to support everything that's going on flavor-wise.

O: This is a tremendous IPA!

Jul 21, 2015
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Pop-Pop1 from Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden, somewhat of a haze. nice lacing on glass
Smell: grapefruit, toasty
Taste: awesome big hop taste up front but very nicely balanced out with only a slight bitter aftertaste
Mouthfeel: medium body
Overall: Love this beer. It is a very solid IPA and i highly recommend it. I have had it in bottles and cans and for some reason the cans seem to taste even better yet

Mar 04, 2015
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BeerHistoryGuy from Illinois

4.84/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

After having so many IPAs in my day, I often wonder if I'll find one that makes me think, "oh YES!" This one has done that. I'm currently drinking it as I write this, and I'm a happy man.

*It pours dark orange with a nice 1" head and some lacing. I poured mine into a craft-pub glass which I enjoy for American IPAs.
*The smell is fantastic, with a nice hops aroma, balanced with citrus, and a little pine, I think.
*The taste is out of this world. It truly is something to enjoy. The hops are powerful, but like spicy food -- the hops are not the only note and other flavors continually balance the hops. Citrus (I want to say grapefruit and saw that on another review, but I often mess up *which* citrus notes are coming through. It might be a combination of tropical fruits), and malt. I find the balance sublime. The mix of sweet and hops is fantastic, although the aftertaste is fairly bitter -- if you're a hophead, it's wonderful. If you're not, it might be a bit strong.
*It's light to medium bodied.
*Overall: I am really impressed with this. Obviously, the IPA market is crowded, both what is on the shelves and in thousands of breweries, but I will likely look to have this in my fridge on a regular basis. Takes a lot to impress me this much with an IPA, but this is good.

Feb 04, 2015
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4.96/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Beautiful light copper / dark orange color. Fantastic hop aroma - balanced and not overwhelmingly bitter, piney, floral, or citrusy. A perfect aroma if there ever was one. Tatse is initially wonderful for hop lovers - more earthy and fruity than piney, then oh-so-slightly bitter towards the end, but more vegetative with citrus and floral undetones. Feel is perfect from my can poured into a slightly chilled pint glass. As close to perfection as I have tasted.

Mar 20, 2015
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TryThemAllOnce from California

4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First thing, the name seems to have an alias, it is pictured on BA with a label "Hop Notch" but is "Hop Nosh" on the bottles I just purchased! Weird. I spotted this at the local mini-market up the street and got it for $9.99 in a sixer (12oz).

The "best before date" is July 19, so this is apparently very recently bottled. First thing to note is this poured with a massive four finger head that sat up there for several minutes, the lacing is quite good on the glass, and the beer is a pretty one to behold, golden/copper and very clear.

There's some fruity and piny nose that is quite subtle, it's maybe the only dip in my evaluation, as I prefer my beers to make a strong statement in the aroma category.

The malt/hop balance is well done, very drinkable and tasty, just the right amount of carbonation - it makes my mouth happy.

This is a well executed IPA, I will certainly not hesitate to purchase again (soon!).

Apr 27, 2015
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bamadog from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Apr 16, 2017
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Beglane from Massachusetts

4.62/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an exceptional IPA. Very floral and packs a great bitterness punch. Seems higher than the 82 IBU listed, but in a good way. Wicked good

Mar 06, 2015
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Sully194 from Michigan

3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This tasty brew was on sale at my local grocery grab, so I figured - HEY - why not?! Yet another out of state brewery that I'd never heard of before? Sign me the hell up! Am I glad I picked up a sixer of this for under eight bucks? Hell yeah!
OK, enough with the Q&A! On to the review....
You'd never guess the ABV from the taste; I thought this more of a "sessionable" drinker... That is what the kids call it these days, right? "Sessionable"? Whatever, I'm old as dirt, who cares.
Anyway, "Sessionable"? WRONG. FAKE NEWS. And in the end, it was I that was SAD.
Not sad that I purchased such a finely boxed mouth-present, but sad that I smashed all six in two hours.
Last thing I remember I took the dog out for a late night pisser. By the next morning when I woke up under the kitchen table, the dog was lost, I was missing a shoe, someone wrote "UIN . . ." in the snowbank in front of my house (I can neither confirm nor deny any collusion on that), and my wife was pissed all the way off.
Too be honest, I'm not sure why my wife was pissed; she's just always kinda like that.
Would recommend! (the Beer, not my wife... she sucks!)

Jan 18, 2018
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NickTheGreat from Iowa

4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
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!

Dec 21, 2016
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Uinta Brewing Co. "Hop Nosh IPA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BEST BEFORE 09/10/17U" and sampled on 08/07/17"
$2 @ Giant, Havertown, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Not my first Hop Nosh, I just never got around to reviewing it. It's a decent all-around IPA, although I tend towards examples with less caramel maltiness but we'll get to that later. Wow, I got a really full bottle. The beer is up above the top of the neck label. I hope that's not an issue, you usually get high-fills when the bottling line shuts down or there's some kind of gas pressure problem. It's got a very nice, two-finger thick head of fluffy off-white foam atop a hazy copper-colored body. The aroma is malty with lots of caramel, some orange, and pine. Hmm, this is not the freshest bottle I've ever had, I usually get brighter citrus but that's OK, I know what it's supposed to be like and I can rate it appropriately. The flavor follows with lots of caramel, soft golden and medium caramel, and spicy, piney, and softly citrusy hops. The bitterness rises above the maltiness midway and ushers it towards a dry finish where the pine and spiciness gently linger along with some subsiding caramelish malt. Ahh, looking back I notice that there are walls of broken lacing left behind - very nice! If it wasn't so hazy it'd score great, and I do give IPAs a lot of leeway because dry-hopping causes haze. Hmmm, looking at it it's really not that hazy so I think it still deserves a 4.25, especially as the surface still has a completely solid, and somewhat thick, creamy covering. What did I miss? Medium-bodied with a median carbonation that's gently crisp and then smooth. Overall, as I think I mentioned, it's a solid caramelish and citrusy IPA that can hardly be argued against. It's well made, and basic; nicely balanced, easy to drink, and satisfying.

Aug 07, 2017
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Beejay from Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Sep 11, 2016
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Squire from Mississippi

3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep golden color with white cap and good lacing.

Scent of piney, herbal hops with a touch of citrus zest. Malt in the background but it's an indistinct presence.

Taste on entry is hop forward with a piney sharpness and a heavier grapefruit like citrus. This is the predominate flavor into the aftertaste where sweet malt makes a bump of an appearance just before fade to black.

Light-medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Fairly simple, tasty brew that only plays a few notes but plays them well.

Dec 07, 2017
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57md from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with well over a finger of head. The nose is hoppy with a touch of dankness. The flavor is well-balanced.

This is a well-crafted IPA but it does not quite rise to the ranks of exceptional.

Jan 08, 2016
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Back_in_the_Saddle from Vermont

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a glossy yellow color with a decent transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising to fill a one finger white foamy head. Light lacing strings out along the glass nicely.
The smell had some light sweet citrus and then some bitter citrus hops. Malt profile is really light.
The taste copied the smell in a nice sweet sort of way. Bitterness comes back in a small little bite close to the finish. Gentle semi-bitter to focused sweet aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about a light to medium in body with a nice sessionable feel to it. Carbonation runs light.
Overall, I'd say this was very nice AIPA and am glad it's in my distro, always willing to get in cans to truck out hiking, fishing and sitting in my deer stand.

Nov 20, 2015
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mettkea from Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Apr 18, 2012
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iguana1010 from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Mar 17, 2013
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bigeyedfish89 from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Sep 05, 2013
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gtown_operator from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

May 08, 2012
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Skelton from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Jan 22, 2013
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Jameswoody from Montana

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Jul 21, 2013
Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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