Hop Nosh IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

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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629
Ratings:
4,062
Avg:
4
pDev:
27%
 
 
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Photo of FosterJM
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1234th Review on BA
Bottle to Small tulip
12 oz

Bottled on 3/27/12
Purchased a single 12oz from Bruery Provisions

App- Really a nice looking beer in the glass. A deep hued orange with some spotty yellow around the edges and middle. A nice puffy white head with good cling and legs.

Smell- A fragant large abv IPA. Had a very large malt aroma with some peppery citrus semi-balancing the other aromatics out. Smelled a tad off to me, more medicinal vs infected. Hate using that term anyway.

Taste- I really didnt feel this one the way I wanted to. Everyone I talk to said this was really good. I thought it was just okay. Overly malty and boozy for my liking. Was semi-balanced with a small medicinal flavor overpowering the already too malty and thick flavors.

Mouth- A large medium body with a thick medium carbonation. Left a residual boozy medicinal flavor with a bit of over ripe citrus.

Drink- It was just okay. I was a bit let down by this one. Didnt have a vibrance or a flavor to make you say wow. Overly thick IMO and just unbalanced.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a medium amber-gold colored beer with a head that quickly fades away. The nose is faint, but offers some grassy hop notes. Flavor is mostly hops--moderately high bitterness, with rather acidic grassy, spicy hops. Not much malt at all. Dry finish. Neutral body, though nicely spritzy.

Completely ordinary IPA.

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Photo of TheChiefBrews
3.54/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle yielding a dark orange color with a soapy 2 finger head. The lacing on this beer is excellent. Bottled on 9/4/12.

S: Smells sweet with accompanying grapefruit citrus and pine notes. This smells more malt forward than I would have expected.

T: The taste begins with citrus (grapefruit) andy pine hops, followed quickly by sweet carmel malts. The taste finishes sweet with some floral hops for balance. The beer is slightly bitter at finish, certainly on the sweeter sider of the IPA spectrum.

M: The beer has an excellent mouthfeel. It slightly coats the mouth, but finishes clean. This may be my favorite part of this beer.

O: This IPA is a bit to sweet for me. grapefruit and pine flavors present are pleasing but they are dominated in the end by the sweetness of the malt. The appearance and mouthfeel for this beer are excellent however. I would like to try this fresh or on tap. This is a beer worth trying, but for those who prefer a more bitter and astringent IPA this may not be the beer for you.

Cheers!

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Photo of billab914
3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into my Ithaca glass. It's amber in color and very clear for the style. I'm assuming it has to be filtered for how clear it is, which isn't my preference in the style. A half inch of sticky white foam covered the top and clung to the glass. Nice retention and lacing.

The aroma has a moderate citrusy, resiny hoppiness with a little bit of pine and lemon zest to it. It's got a pretty noticeable malt presence to it as well with some notes of caramel and bready grains.

The taste shows a little more of a bitter citrus rind to it and lemon zest flavor to it The sweeter malts are again very apparent though with more of the grainy, caramel flavors coming out. The malt sweetness in the finish feels overdone to though unfortunately and seems to steal the focus away from the hops.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate for the style. Overall, it was a decent beer but not an outstanding one of the style. The hops were pretty decent, but they felt overshadowed at times by the sweet maltiness. Not bad at all, but it didn't stand out to me in a competitive style.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into tulip. bottled on 04/09/12.

A: very clear, very orange body. head is slightly off-white and starts off promising. retention yields to a rim but the lacing is good.

S: orange juice, limes, and kiwi's. the orange juice is definitely the most prevalent. the malt is there, if i had to guess a reasonable portion of vienna or munich was used.

T: fresh citrus. wisps of soft caramel sweetness. black pepper. the lingering dry bitterness battles with plenty of malt sweetness.

M: average carbonation on a medium body.

D: not bad, just nothing great. this style seems to be having more and more outstanding examples, so i really need to be wowed. just not the case here.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is bready malts, some tangy melon and some dank, resiny, piney hops.

The flavor is a little sweet fruit with a big resiny almost charred bitterness. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, a pretty solid IPA. A little more sweet fruit and less char in the flavor to better balance it and a little more body and this would be excellent.

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Photo of gford217
3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.

This is a really attractive pour - a crystal clear golden amber with a thick creamy beige head that leaves a soapy cap and delicate lacing on the sides.

Aroma is a mixture of light sweet citrus and floral notes. There is some pineapple and mango with some lemongrass and pine resin. The malts are also present with a light doughy bread character.

Taste is less citrusy than the aroma, though there is a hoppy bitterness up front. It just doesn't take on much citrus flavor. The malts are more prevalent than in the aroma and there is caramel malts and some toasted bread in the background. The finish is bitter with pine resin lingering with some alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel is lively with strong carbonation and spritzy and bitter in the finish.

This is a decent IPA but the bitterness is a little too much considering the lack of underlying hop flavors. OK.

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Photo of zshaft
3.57/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours slight hazy orangeish with nice head that hangs on for a while. not getting much fruit on the nose. maybe more floral and earthy. taste is really balanced with nice feel and nothing really overpowering. hops and malt seem to blend togeather with some earthy and piny hops and cracker like malt fading away without leaving me with a strong opinion. this beer overall while well balanced is nothing I would really go back for. not at all bad. but forgettable.

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Photo of cervezango
3.57/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

opaque orange, with a thick bumpy head

smells very sweet,some banana, mostly floral sweetness.

very sticky coating mouthfeel .

some sweet dough flavors. very sweet too sweet. only hop character comes out in after taste. not my type of IPA.

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Photo of GJ40
3.57/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks great with golden color, great clarity and a fluffy white head with fantastic lacing. And great aroma with loads of citrusy hops. But the flavor was a let down. The hops just weren't assertive enough. And the mouthfeel was nothing special. A good beer but not a great IPA.

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Photo of BigPlay1824
3.57/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a clear golden color with a slight amber touch, pours with a ton of carbonation bubbles and a finger of pure white very creamy head that lingers nicely and leaves a very nice amount of lacing sticking to the glass
S: very nice floral hop notes, smells very fresh and clean
T: begins with a very bitter note which transitions to nice hop notes and then finishes with a very bitter note again which lingers for a while afterwards on the palate
M: leaves the mouth very dry, drinks smooth but with a slight carbonation bite up front
O: i had hoped that the taste would be more in line with the scent, the bitter note was more extreme than i like to see in IPA's, i know this sounds way out of wack but this wasnt just a bitter note, it was like an all encompassing bitter flavor which just over powered the floral hop notes that hit in the middle, there are better beers out there IMO

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Photo of bstave
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into Dogfish Head tulip glass.

A- Straw colored body with 1 fnger white head and strong lacing.

S- Light citrus hops with a bit of tropical fruits.

T- Taste is citrus hops with a bit of a nutty malt backbone that I don't favor.

M- Mouthfeel is nice and easy to drink for a bigger single IPA.

O- Kind of a run of the mill IPA to me. I was expecting a bit more from these guys, but it is an easy drinker.

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Photo of heelsn02
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty pumped to review this one... just started carrying this here in NC I'm pretty sure.

cool looking 12oz. "compass" bottle poured into snifter, while watching WVU smoke Clemson in the orange bowl.

Nice white 1-finger head... tiny white bubbles... pretty, clear copper color

crisp piney, floral smell. very slight rusty/metallic smell too

sweet and bitter tasting IPA here. really bitter, especially at the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel is light/medium body... good carbonation.

Overall a nice American IPA, one I'd definitely buy again. Pretty sure this is the first beer from Utah I've ever had... looking forward to trying other styles from Uinta.

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Photo of ToddT
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L- Slightly hazy orange amber color topped with a thin off white head. Head fades quickly and leaves some spotty lace on the glass.

S- Floral hops are most dominate, with notes of pineapple and grapefruit hops as well.

T- Citrus and pineapple hops are first followed by a caramel malt that cuts through the hop notes and provides balance. The hops never really recover from the malt to take center stage again, but they do reappear at the finish as a floral grassy final note. Finish is dry but without the lingering bitter note of hops that I've come to expect in an IPA. As this warms, a bit of alcohol heat begins to show up at the finish.

M- Medium in body and carbonation, this is pretty clean for an IPA too, with very little oily build up on the palate.

O- Decent beer, nothing I'd go out of my way for but nothing I'd turn down either. A little different than what I was expecting but nothing that really stands out either. The 7.3% ABV makes it an easy drinker though.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served an orange-amber colored brew with a one finger white head. The head has fairly good retention, eventually fading to give a nice level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is a nice abundance of sweet citrus and some lighter tropical fruit as well as more bitter hop smells of a grapefruit and pine nature.

Taste – The taste begins with a strong bready base with some light caramel sweetness and a mild grapefruit hop bitterness. As the taste advances further the caramel is lost to lighter fruit flavors in nature. While this occurs so to does the citrus grapefruit bitterness increases. As time advances however the grapefruit hop flavor gives way to a piney hop flavor, which at the end of the taste, leaves a bitter yet fairly balanced flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly creamier side with the carbonation level being below average and light. The combination of the two overall, gave it more of a cask beer feel, which was nice for the hoppy and malty flavors of the brew.

Overall – A pretty nice IPA with a good balance between breadiness, sweetness, and hop. Well worth a try.

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Photo of mfavoino
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 2/29/12.

Appearance: Clear golden orange color with a 1.5 finger head that diminishes rapidly. Solid lacing stuck onto my pint glass.

Smell: Mild citrus hop scent and not much else there.

Taste: Like the nose, subtle citrus hop flavors are most prominent with a malt profile that is more than I expected. Finishes with light bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel and drinkable. No detection of alcohol at all.

Overall: Solid IPA with few distinguishing qualities.

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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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Photo of dar482
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a reddish strawberry orange color.

The aroma has pine needles, earthy herbal hops, almost a spicy rye note, and a caramel sweetness.

The flavor follows with those herbal and earthy hops in the front, along with a toasted breadiness, and then the beer finishes of dried oak chips. There’s a lot of woody and floral notes, without much hint of fruity hops. There is also not much sweetness here along with a lack of mid palate.

The beer drinks towards a small American barleywine. Not really the flavor profile I’m looking for in an IPA.

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Photo of Bugs318
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brilliant orange-tinged copper colour with an ever-so-slightly-off-white head of low retention. Nose wafts floral, pine, and pineapple notes. Taste is more pine forward and resinous, but though a decent bitter linger, it has a pretty malty beginning with honeyish qualities, and some present ethanol. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A touch oily.

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Photo of JordanPhraczek
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a 12 ounce bottle into a Sam Adams Spring Seasonal Glass.

A - Amber-brown classic ale color with a white head. Looks appetizing. Clear, minimal bubbles, minimal lacing.

S - Standard English stock ale smell with some hop notes. Smells like a classic IPA.

T - If you are an IPA purest who likes an English tasting malt with pleasant hops that aren't overpowering this is your beer.

M - English brown ale feel. Gives a watery punch to the back of your throat and has nice bite after you drink it.

O - Overall when I think of an IPA that has some nice American hop taste with a classic English background this pretty much fits the mold. Nothing fancy, but fills all the requirements for a quality original style IPA.

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Photo of Mounty4Life
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap at D's II. Nice orangish color with decent head that is white as clouds. Lacing sticky throughout!! Smells of hoppy goodness but has something missing. Crispy hops ride in early but slightly watery and lack of malt maybe? But could pound these and at 7% could get dangerous. I like a better mouth pop from ipa. Good but not great , easy going ipa!

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Photo of Zorro
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber orange colored beer with a very small white colored head. This is pretty much the color I call IPA orange.

Smell is sweet malt and hops, sweeter than most IPAs. This one leans more to the citrus side than the pine. Passion fruit and pineapple are strong in this . Grapefruit, orange and lemon are lesser scents. Slightly woody the malt here is more or less simple syrup.

Starts out sweet and woody at first. Sweet upfront and ends bitter. Tastes like it smells but not as intensely. Bitterness is medium.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a nice IPA, just wish is tasted more like it smells

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Photo of iSip
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Uinta Hop Knotch IPA: This Uinta offering is a hazy caramel in color with well developed head that makes it to the finish line. Good aroma of fruity hops. The flavor has the flowery hops shining through the malt sweetness, but the finish is a bit rough. This is a good middle of the road IPA.

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Photo of silentjay
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I wonder if Hop Notch is going to be a Top Notch IPA, oh how I love these hop puns. they will never get old. /sarcasm

pretty clear pale amber color with a smallish eggshell colored head that sticks around and laces well.

piney hop aroma with some tropical fruits and bitter citrus on top of a sweet caramelly malt base.

floral and herbal hops come out of nowhere and the tropical fruits that i found in the aroma almost dissapear, but bitter citrus and pine are still there with a significant grainy and sweet malt backbone.

light/medium bodied with a hefty prickly carbonation with little resin left behind, but plenty of bitterness lingers.

its good, but not great. with the plethora of real "top notch" IPAs available, this one falls to second tier.

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Photo of dethomp
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very thick head. Easily between 2 and 3 inches. Looks good enough to show it to anyone.

Pouring into glass results with good, intense smell. Appealing. I'm automatically inclining to sniff more and more deeply.

Very fine taste, especially as being different from what I've been tasting frequently. Sorry, but my ability to assign names to what I am tasting is also minuscule. I'll verify that the taste changes nicely from start, to middle and to end. Very nice and hoppy but not at all bitter.

Mouthfeel is very good. Requires notification and attention. Perhaps on second bottle I can focus on why I sat down to do several different things on my computer.

Perhaps I should rate it higher than 4.00 overall. Still, I would gladly suggest it to other beer lovers. It's also very good to have beginning beer learners try.

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