Hop Nosh IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

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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pDev:
10.75%
 
 
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Reviews by stevehagy:
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3.84/5  rDev -4%

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Photo of Fear4Beer
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
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!

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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 poporojo
4.96/5  rDev +24%
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.

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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 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 MUTINY
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
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!

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Photo of 57md
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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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 Pop-Pop1
4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
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

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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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 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 BeerHistoryGuy
4.84/5  rDev +21%
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.

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Photo of TryThemAllOnce
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
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!).

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Photo of Beglane
4.62/5  rDev +15.5%
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

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Photo of oberon
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 11/16/11.Poured into a standard pint a clear burnt orange with a tight formed 1/2 finger white head atop that settled into a soapy-like mass.Grapefruit aromas along with a bit of fresh cut grass show nice hop complexity,Amarillo-like sharp hop flavors like grapefruit and aspirin (wich I like),along with ha big shot of green herbalness,a caramel malt base does show thru a little.This a damn fine IPA,I admit Iam a little surprised at how well of a job Uinta did here.

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tectactoe
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a semi-golden color, light amber - similar to the yellow color on a stoplight. Mildly hazy with some clarity around the edges; an off-white, eggshell colored head tops this one off, receding to a ring within a few minutes leaving back some nice legging. Hop-heavy nose, full of dense pine resins, dank and oily up and down. Light grapefruit and citrus aromas are secondary to the raw hops and pines. Very faint spice and pepper character to the hops, but not heavy at all.

Pine needles are the first thing that come to mind upon taking a sip; heavy pines, lots of resinous and mildly-pungent hops and hop oils. That light peppery flavor comes out a bit, too, showing the nice range of flavors of the hop profile. Sweet grapefruit, very faint pineapple and pear make up the citrus side of things and provide a touch of sweetness on the back-end. Bitterness is the king here, though, as the bitterness is the most prominent portion of the aftertaste. The aftertaste fades fairly quickly, however, and the beer seems slightly watery at times. I feel like this one could've packed such a bigger punch but it fell just short. Still very tasty, just not living up to its possible potential. Medium body, carbonated heavily.

Not a bad IPA, nice level of pine and pepper spiciness. Not sure I'd ever seek this one out again but I'm glad I tried it.

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap in a 20 oz metal "mug club" mug at Ciro's Tavern in Woonsocket, RI.

Pours a clean, clear straw yellow color. Minimal white head with scattered flecks of lacing. Not the most exciting IPA to look at, but it works. Smell is actually quite malty, with sweet malt essences coming to the forefront. There are hops in there too, to be sure, with floral notes of pine and citrus, but the malt is the most noticeable thing. Not that that's a bad thing!

A mild bouquet of floral hops greets the palate. Classic IPA staples grapefruit and citrus rind come through, as well as some other fruit nuances. It's all pretty subdued though, which is odd. Bready malts round out the taste, providing a subtly sweet finish. Bitterness is very tempered. Not at all what I was expecting. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, but with a good body to it, providing a slick feel on the tongue.

I much prefer Uinta's Dubhe but as a stright IPA this one is fine.

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3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of ericstites
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just a great IPA!

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Photo of baloubao
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of MadScientist
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 6/19/2012

A: A medium amber with an orange hue and excellent clarity. The persistant rocky, white head settles to a thin film but never goes away.

S: Citrusy American hops dominate the aroma at a moderate level with a light alcohol note. The hops have a pleasant grassy character suggesting a decent amount of dry hopping and a light tropical fruit aroma. There is a light malt sweetness with slight caramel notes that ar revealed as it warms. There are also some very low fruit esters, just enough.

T: Hop flavors dominate being mostly citrusy, followed by grassy herbaceous then slight tropical. The strong hops flavors are supported by a moderately-strong hops bitterness and a supportive moderate malt sweetness and a slight caramel flavor. Alcohol is almost as strong as the bitterness and malt but remains soft yet strong, a little more and it would become solventy but it's kept in check.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. There is a medium amount of warmth with this beer along with a slight creaminess. Despite the substantial hop bill this doesn't have any astringency.

O: There is more hops flavor in this beer than almost any beer I've had; it would have been a thing of beauty and wonder if there had been more hops varieties than being so focused on the citrus hops. This is still a solid effort and I will look for other beers from Unita.

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Photo of Zakk
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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