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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Reviews: 648 | Ratings: 4,154
Photo of AllanPatchin1016
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy cow. 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. Highly recommended.

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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 Golfer3Aces
4.96/5  rDev +24%

Beautiful color on this beer from a 12oz bottle. Cloudy apricot color. Smell is hops with a side of hops. Taste is hops up front with a smooth malty finish. Just a good beer to drink. It drinks kind of like a double. Mouth feel is great.

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Photo of DavidLosAngeles323
4.95/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This hop nosh brew is great. First off the bottle Is nice, it has a little compass indented into it, a nice thing to appreciate for a couple seconds. This definitely tastes different from your IPA, smells different, and is a complete different experience. Very fruity taste and that is awesome, I've had in bottle and glass, glass is more flavoring and goes down a bit better while bottle is a bit stronger. Definitely recommend this beer for all

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Photo of drpimento
4.94/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a great beer from the get-go! Appearance is a huge cream-colored, long lasting head with lots of lace, and a clear, honey amber color. Aroma is equal parts grapefruit and resin with caramel malt and hints of cereal. Flavor’s just spot on balanced with perfect amounts of malt sweet, hop bitter, carbonic tang. Body is dialed in too. I want more!!

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Photo of dtreindl
4.92/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

If you are the kind if person who loves to explore beer, then you know the feeling of falling in love with a beer the first time you ever tasted it. That was my experience with Hop Notch. Then you try it a second and maybe again a third time. Sure enough, no subsequent taste ever matched the first. Tis life; passions are rarely permanent.

This brew doesn't follow. I saw the lable and immediately recalled fond memories. But then worried my memory exceeded potential. It didn't. This IPA's hop blend beats almost any other. Try it if you can find it. If you appreciate hops you'll love it!

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Photo of Jeffwildcat
4.9/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

First time I had this and I was completely surprised how great this beer is. Very comparable to Pliny...yes it is that good. And for the price...7 a six pack at total wine. Can't beat that. It's a very fresh ipa that has the hints if rosemary, pine, and some Orange peel. You must do yourself a favor and try this if you havnt already....

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Photo of tomharris73
4.89/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My current favorite go-to ipa. I like it slightly better than Sculpin, which is a pretty awesome ipa. If you like your ipa's to taste "bright" and be boozy yet frighteningly drinkable, this one's for you.

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Photo of Budinetz
4.88/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured vigorously from the bottle into a teku glass.

A- pours an amazing light amber color with a solid, white, 3 inch head. I waited until it subsided and poured over top. The head is so firm that it raised above the rim of the glass about an inch. Gorgeous lacing all around the glass with every sip.

S- smells of biscuity malts, grapefruit/citrus hops.

T- tastes sweet up front on the tongue and finishes a dry, pleasant bitter. Packed with tons of hop flavor, but has a nice full body and delicious malt to balance it out. Lots of flavor in this brew.

M- slightly prickly on the tongue with no ether/alcohol flavor present despite the 7.3% abv. Very well done. No harsh bitterness on the finish. A very pleasant mouthfeel.

O- a solid, drinkable, IPA. Very well balance with hop flavor/bitterness and malt sweetness. One of my favorite IPAs to drink as it is very drinkable dispute the abv.

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Photo of george1128
4.85/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm gonna be honest with the beer world. All of the geeks who say Pliny is the greatest, or heady topper. Hop Notch is the best bang for your buck out of any beer. Go find 35 bucks in your couch cushin and buy a case. Stone or Bells couldn't carry this beers lunch. Unless you live in Vermont this is the king of ipa's. Don't let the generic label fool you. Your drinking Hop Notch your living high class. Peace my beer drinking brothers

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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 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 1PA
4.83/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. Had in bottle and can. I must say the can is 100xs . Hop aroma is more intense. Maybe freshness caused . Very drinkable and easy to get. For my money really hard to beat. Bitterness is perfect crisp on the tongue but cleans very nicely. Carbonation is perfect. Would love to try on tap

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Photo of Adeeez
4.81/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really like this one ! Great aroma greets you right away. One of my absolute favorites, mouth feel is great. The bitterness is perfect, flavor overall is very complex. Wonderful color. HopNotch is about as good as it gets on IPA's. Chinook hops deep flavor, piney, slight citrus, wonderful overall!

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Photo of MateoWarhol
4.79/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

For my first beer review I thought I'd start with a somewhat recent favorite of mine. This beer, although an IPA, is extremely drinkable, even for someone who claims to hate hoppy beers. Despite it's slightly bitter floral aftertaste (that any decent IPA SHOULD have) it's surprisingly smooth and refreshing, especially considering it's 7.3% alcohol content. Also with that being said, this beer is easy to have a few of without realizing how strong it is so indulge with caution.
Uinta has become one of my favorite breweries, ironically out of Utah, where you might have trouble finding this fine crafted brew in it's true form. (However of you get the 3.2 version, this suddenly becomes a great session ale :-D )

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: brilliant amber under a 1’ white foam cap that produces sheets of lace.
S: woody, earthy hops
T: fruit and citrus up front, with a little sweetness and then by mid-palate it becomes bitter and dries out with a little hop driven astringency, culminating in a long bitter finish. The bitterness is herbal.
M: Clean, medium body and medium low carbonation.
O: A very freshing beer with big hops.

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Photo of JimmyLupo
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

This Utah classic remains my fav West Coast style IPA- with the perfect balance of bitter pine and citrus hop flavor. Malt takes a back seat. 7.3 % ABV- so it's a potent IPA. Hop Nosh is sold in both bottles and 12oz cans (2014) -no taste difference noted. I'm lucky it is available in the Eastern Mid-Atlantic (Total Wine).

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Photo of cfitterer
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a very unique, well-balanced IPA with a nector-like mouthfeel. It has a strong malt presence with floral forward hops and tropical fruit undertones. Easily in the top 5 beers I've ever had.

Note - This beer is also very affordable at just over $1/beer.

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Photo of DesertRat
4.74/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A real stand out of the American IPA style. Even at the higher abv, I love drinking a few of these with some tacos of some Thai food. It is hoppy as excepted, but not too bitter. Very well balanced. I wish I could get growers of this beer as it is a waste for how many bottles I go through.

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Photo of BeerZack
4.72/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear golden with slight tint of orange and one finger of head that sticks around a bit. Mouth-watering hoppy smells of fresh-cut grass and piney woods with a hint of citrus and light malt. Intense flavors of dank, grassy hops that approaches an oniony or garlicy character, but falls just short of that. Sweet from the begining, but also very bitter the whole time, so it finally finishes somewhat dry after the long bitter finish. Great American IPA, just a great beer.

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Photo of AyeMito
4.72/5  rDev +18%

I was very pleasantly surprised with this IPA! It is incredibly smooth and refreshing. On the nose I get bright citrus notes of tangerine and orange peel with a lighter grassy hint to freshen it up. I love how this IPA has elements of a good wheat beer. For Instance, it's appearance is slightly cloudy with a thick foamy head which gives off very citrusy aromas. It has a very smooth and creamy taste with wonderful notes of orange, vanilla, and pine to finish it off with that fresh bite every good IPA has. In my opinion, this beer is very skillfully done and an absolute pleasure to drink.

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Photo of chefdaddy18042
4.72/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

WOW! This is an almost perfect IPA, color is slightly opaque with a one finger head. Smell is very resonant pine and floral. The taste is citrus mixed with pine and backed with a sweet malt background so as not to kill the tongue with bitterness. Mouthfeel is only described by one word, fresh. The alcohol doesn't really come off as hard as it should at 7%. This beer is truly deluxe, i'm keeping this one on hand perpetually for friends and family to try, DEF case worthy!

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Photo of DrunkenNoodleStyle
4.71/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really freaking good. Bought two in a make your own six pack, I'll buy more. Delicious, refreshing, hoppy goodness. Hop Notch is Top Notch. Excellent.

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Photo of cityofFestivals
4.71/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Presentation: Full disclosure, the Uinta Brewing beers caught my eye in the cooler. They have tremendous aesthetic and shelf appeal. I was drawn to their bottles by creative labels and excellent presentation. I'll admit that's not always the smartest way to choose a beer without knowing anything else about the brewery, but in this case it worked out well.

Appearance: Although I consumed 4 directly from the bottle, Uinta does suggest on their label to pour this into a glass for best taste. I poured one into a pint glass for this review. Pours out golden orange with a 2 finger off white foam, light and airy head.

Smell: Smells citrus/grapefruit coupled with earthy/piney hops. The smell is beautiful and what a quality American IPA should smell like.

Taste: Outstanding. Very hop forward, followed by grapefruit and bitterness, then finishes super clean. Highly drinkable. Aftertaste is slight pink grapefruit on the tongue and inside of cheeks. For a 7.3abv the alcohol is complete unnoticeable. That's a mark of an excellent brew.

MouthFeel: Medium to full bodied with an exceptionally smooth mouthfeel. Again, for a 7.3, this one is highly drinkable.

Overall: This one has my full attention. An interesting brew and simply outstanding American IPA. Highly recommend.

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Photo of ISmith87
4.71/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - 4.5 - Crystal clear amber color with a finger of white head that's sticking around

S - 4.75 - Bam! CItrusy hops all around, grapefruit, orange zest, spiciness, even a little cinnamon maybe? Orange spice.

T - 4.75 - CItrusy hops with grapefruit and orange/lemon zest for sure, some lime in there too. Malty goodness balances it all out. Spicy! Honestly for the price, this may be the single most economical IPA I've ever had - nearing Pliny and Hop Stoopid in hop flavor intensity.

M - 4.5 - medium body, good carbonation, alcohol covered, strong hop bite. Very bitter.

O - 4.75 - Great beer, amazing for the price (@ 6.99/6 pack). This will probably be my go to day to day IPA from now on. Maybe years from now I can just not worry about price at all but this one is so good anyway it doesn't matter.

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