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): 7.00%

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,198
Reviews:
659
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.75%
 
 
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169
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Ratings: 4,198 |  Reviews: 659
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good though not exceptional IPA, on tap at Capone's Restaurant. Big IBU, fruity and orange taste. Spider lace. Decent drinkability, however some bleach in the finish. Decent drinkability despite imperfections because of the hop complexity. Middling for all the great IPAs out there.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jaydoc
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 1/11/12.

Pours a clear amber with a 1 inch beige head that settles to a thin film on top of the beer. Thin wispy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grapefruit, citrus zest, and some earthy herbal hops. A bit of an alcohol kick in the nose as well. Taste is of citrus zest, bitter grapefruit, herbal hops, with a subtle malt backbone. There is an assertive hop bitterness that sits on top of the tongue after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good IPA but the bitterness is pretty harsh on this one in my opinion.

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Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev 0%

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

one of the better india pales ive had in awhile. pours a reddish amber orangey color with a tall whte thick frothy head. smells resiny hops and red malts. flavor is very very citrusy. grapefruit, lemon peel, and piney hops. this is so complex and balanced. very refreshing for spring/early summer wearther, and a nice sturdy abv rounds out a very complete beer, and certainly the best ive had from uinta. feel is nice, medium to fuller bodied but very drinkable. i will be buying this one again

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Photo of Knapp85
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a copper color with a nice looking white creamy head on top. The smell of the beer was hoppy, it had plenty of floral citrus notes on the nose. The taste of the beer was full of bitter flavors from the hops used in this brew. The aftertaste had a light caramel flavor to it. The mouthfeel was clean and sharp feeling. Overall this beer was a good ipa, I would probably drink this one again I I came across it.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation along with some small particles visible floating in suspension. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down but consistently covered the surface and left thick lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrusy hops in the nose—grapefruit and orange seem to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of citrusy hops along with a moderate amount of bitterness. There are some hints of caramel from the underlying malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied, smooth and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very well balanced IPA that is easy to drink and delivers a good amount of hop aromas and flavors without being overpowering. This isn’t nearly as bitter compared to other IPAs that have a similar hop profile.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With a strong "west coat" attitude, the usually conservative Utah based brewery does the unusual- kicking off with a strong IPA with the hop-forward balance that's highly worthy of the style but also capturing a rustic and simple taste.

As the ale pours, there's really no surprises: its camel-hued body is amber and mildly hazy. As a foamy cap frames the beer, its lace circles the glass with concentric patterns. Its a frothy ale that simply sells its IPA character well.

Bold citrus aromas are of grapefruit, fresh orange zest and fresh-cut grass. As the malt influence grows it allows a thin honey, lightly toasted grain and caramel character to prop up the hops- but the focus squarely relies on the beer's high hop character.

Its taste starts out with graham cracker, light caramel and medium honey sweetness. But that sweet taste proves short-lived as the citrusy middle palate unleashes pink grapefruit, ripe orange and a hint of lemon and leaf. As the ale develops into a dry malt taste, its finish is bitter with citrus pith, pine resin and a sharp grassy note.

Medium-light in body, the ale kicks off with a more moderate sense as the malt sweetness seems to balance. But as the hops take command, the sweetness quickly fades and the hops dry the beer with its acute acidic sense and with its piney and grassy bitterness. Its mild warmth plays delicately on the palate and facilitates its supreme drinkability.

I love how this ale is dry, clean and crisp. But its leafy and grassy taste is a bit too prevalent to celebrate its only moderate citrusy smooth tones. Its an all-day, every-day beer that will find comfort in my glass at any time.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, from a random grocery store in Glendale, Colorado.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with a fistful of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some spidery cobwebbed lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds away.

It smells of musty, somewhat dank pine needles, watery orange juice, grainy, crackery pale and caramel malt, and further leafy, floral hops. The taste is bitter pine resin, orange cream, white grapefruit rind, gritty caramel malt, a touch of earthy yeast, and leafy, weedy, and moderately perfumed hops.

The carbonation is average in its bearing, not really in a palate-tickling mood, the body on the light side of medium weight, and actually more or less smooth, the hops really starting to act tardy. It finishes off-dry, the caramel sweetness exhibiting a decent final flourish in the face of an arisen hop bitterness.

A pleasantly hoppy, and duly balanced IPA, the flavours all meshing nicely. Any extra alcohol is well integrated, making this a warming and enjoyable tipple - Utah be representin'!

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of brentk56
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a very impressive head; three fingers of great stickage but relatively little lacing

Smell: Plenty of piney hops on the nose, but an equal dose of caramel and melon underneath

Taste: Up front, the malts take a stand, bringing caramel and melon; without missing a beat, the bitter hops also arrive, rather piney, with some pithy citrus as well; after the swallow and through the finish, both the malts and the hops maintain a strong presence though the bitterness lingers into the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A well-balanced beer; though not among my favorites, this beer is certainly an enjoyable example of the style

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Photo of emerge077
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 8/27/2012
Poured into a tulip glass. Appears a bright and saturated deep orange color. Plenty of foamy head that left a drippy collar of lacing all around the glass. A cluster of bubbles clung to one side for the duration of the glass.

Soft floral aroma, light fruity canteloupe.

Lightly spicy bitterness, herbal and dry in the finish. Fairly malty, medium bodied with a bready heft to it. PIne and resiny herbals dominate the flavor. Moderate bitterness. A serviceable IPA but not all that memorable.

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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a orangey/bright amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fresh citrus and light piney notes with lightly sweet malt backbone is quite enjoyable. Taste is a mix between some citrus notes with some light piney and fruity hoppy notes as well as a lightly sweet malt backbone (but no caramel malt which is nice). Body is quite full with good carbonation. Easy drinking with plenty of flavours.

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Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by 4/12/15.

Hazy pale amber topped by a clingy white cap. Nose is herbal, leafy, citrus rind, touch of grain. Faintly tropical note suggests minimal usage of some new school hop probably mixed with a bunch of oldschool hops. Taste is okay - bitter citrus rind, leafy earthiness, ear wax, grapefruit. Pretty bitter and dry, slight astringent mouthfeel. Clean fermentation. Malt backbone feels somewhat substantial, but it's buried beneath a lot of bitterness. Not a great beer by any means, but nothing particularly bad about it. Can't say I'd want to drink it again.

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Photo of zeff80
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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