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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

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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 Halcyondays
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours goldenrod to light orange with a medium white head, nice thick lace, solid retention.

S: Has some dank greeness initially but that blows off to reveal a lot of citrus.

T: Nice lemon zest with a lot of tropicality, pineapple for sure. Orange in there as well with a good hit of pine oil. A complex hop flavour, quite tasty.

M: Medium-bodied, resiny, soft carbonation, quite drinkable.

O: A very solid IPA right in that $10/6-pack arena which is good to see. This one was exactly one month old when I had it so I had it pretty fresh. Good beer, another nice IPA in the Southland at a great price.

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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 flagmantho
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich orange hue with a dash of haze and a light effervescence. Head is three fingers of frothy ivory foam with a hint of orange. The head is sticking around a good long time and leaving a thorough lace on the glass. Great!

Smell: sweet malt with a dash of breadiness and spiciness. Hops are piney, herbal and resiny. Well-enough crafted, but not my favorite IPA profile.

Taste: citrusy, piney, sweet and a little bit herbal. Bitterness is moderate but raspy in character; it's kind of in-your-face without being a hop bomb. I actually rather like it; the citrus in the flavor really adds something that is missing in the aroma.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a nice smoothness and a moderate creaminess. Not too bad.

Overall: this is a good beer, although it almost feels more like a pale ale than an IPA. Still, it's tasty and drinkable!

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Photo of puboflyons
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz bottle with an expiration date of 07/25/14. Sampled on May 18, 2014.

The pour is a handsome looking copper-amber color with a full cream colored head that slowly settles back and leaves lacing and a ring. A bit of a haze.

The aroma has floral, grass, and citrus hops all over it but at the same time they do not smell overly pungent or bitter. That might be due to the roasted malt character balancing things out. Yet it is enough to know I'm in for a hoppy experience.

Medium body.

The roasted malts start things out in the flavor but the floral and grassy hopes kick in pretty fast and tend to take things over. A nice bitter finale.

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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 weeare138
3.47/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a transparent light gold with a small white cap that quickly fades into a collar. Streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of light citrus, and flowers with a touch of pine sap.
Taste is of the aromas with a bitey bitterness found in the swallow.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, light, and refreshing with a dry finish.

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Photo of rudzud
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a clear copper hue with a fizzy one finger head that faded slowly leaving no side lacing but a nice light blanket.

S - Wet hops and sweet malts. Not quite as fresh as Id like. Some light alcohol and cardboard too.

T - Sweeter malts, bitter hops. Its not that bad, carmel malts with bitter pine and hop oils. Bitter, sweet finish with some alcohol present.

M - Nice mouthfeel for a higher IPA. Good crisp, clean bitter finish.

O - This is a nice IPA. Would like to try it fresher maybe, as its a bit too malt heavy for my liking.

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Photo of corby112
3.3/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger white foam head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Resinous hop aroma with a nice balance of earthy and sweet fruit notes countered by a caramel malt backbone. Floral with hints of grass and pine countered by grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. Malt presence is strong with caramel, toffee and biscuit.

Medium bodied with a complex hop profile that's slightly hindered by a prominent malt backbone. Nice balance of earthy and sweet notes with dry, piny bitterness giving way to tropical and citrus fruit flavor. Hints of grass, soil and pine needle countered by pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel. Underneath, there is a strong malt backbone with hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit. The hop profile is pretty nice but the strong malt presence overpowers it a bit too much for my liking.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden orange with two-finger soapy head and lace patches on top of a piney, resiny hop aroma with bits of citric and grape and mild bready, caramel malt. A great balance of citric/grape fruity hop flavors along with some sweet malt from caramel and body filling "Bread" - finishes a tad sharp and strong and not a perfect balance, though. Sturdier and hoppier than most IPAs and an enjoyable brew that is easy to drink.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a deep straw color with good carbonation and a small white cap

S: Some grass and hay with a dash flowers in there for good measure

T: Grassy with light citrus notes notes, somple but clean and tasty as heck. Wow. this beer hops and pops well.

M: Lighter to medium body with good carbonation, light floral and fresh cut grass lingers

O: Good IPA and a very clean, well put together IPA

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold pour with a finger of foam and good job with the lacing.

Grass, pine, a bit of grapefruit in the nose.

Pine, grass, light citrus, light malt that's mostly some bread. Not at all balanced but I'm digging the bitterness this brings.

Medium body, medium carbonation.

A very good IPA fresh, for sure. Mine are best before April 2, 2015.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz Bottle from the Public House in the Venetian Las Vegas for 8$

Appearance - Slightly hazy amber colour with a large size fizzy/frothy off white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, apricots, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, hops, and lots of citrus notes. Grapefruit/tangerine/lemons and a touch of an apricot sweetness. It reminded me a bit of a 60min IPA mixed with a Green Flash. It ends with a fruit sweet bitter hop aftertaste.

Overall - Definitely my kind of IPA. Lots of flavour and a great scent and appearance. My bottle was only a few weeks old and the flavours really popped. I saw it at stores for 6.99 for a 6 pack - seems like great value.

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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 VelvetExtract
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a transparent orange hue. Thin head is cream colored. Head leaves bubbles and trails of lacing on the glass. Thin head does retain.

S-This is how I love my IPAs to smell. Hoppy, yet perfumey sweet with bunches of ripe tropical fruit. Smell of clementines, florals, and even some pineapple and bubblegum. Well balanced but juicy-hoppy. Smells like its gonna be very tasty.

T- Citrus and floral all the way. Pine builds up on the palate after a few sips. Ripe and juicy with an animal cracker malt. Not overpowering or even extremely bitter, but the flavor is oh so drinkable. Long grassy twang at the end of the flavor seals this one out. The grassy/leafy flavor refuses to die off.

M-Medium bodied. The carbonation is mellow but pleasurable. Slightly resinous. Great, sessionable feel.

O/D-This one is pretty damn good. A perfect 6-pack IPA. Love the flavor profile. The intensity of the hops sneak up on you in a good way. Not very familiar with Uinta, but this is a pretty good start. Definitely one of the better IPAs that come in a six-pack in my area.

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Photo of barczar
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear medium to light copper with a frothy one inch ivory head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of lacing.

Floral hops, fresh cut grass, resin, and grapefruit form the initial aroma. Hints of tropical fruit adds complexity to the caramel malt base. Earthy notes, onion, and pine emerge late.

Citrus hops dominate the flavor profile initially, somewhat nondescript, lingering throughout, into the fairly bitter, earthy finish. Grapefruit, orange pith, and resin form the backbone, with bready malt keeping things together in the background.

Body is smooth, moderate, with moderate carbonation and a not of alcohol warmth. There's slight astringency in the finish.

Citrus character is present throughout, but somewhat difficult to pinpoint, from an individual fruit perspective. Fairly bitter, and the flavoring hops shine, but they're not terribly complex. Aftertaste is more bitter than I prefer.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on-tap at Thirsty Monk Asheville. Served in an 8 oz tapered glass.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium amber color with a 1/4 I ch white was that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of sheer surface foam.

S- Pungent, grassy hop aroma with some citrus notes as well.

T- Bitterness clamps down hard and stays as the resinous hop flavors dance on the palate. Taste is decidedly more vegetal with minimal hop backing. Alcohol is very well hidden.

M- Sharp and a bit dry with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- An excellent go-to for hopheads.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours golden medium orange color with an even layer of creamy foam and minimal carbonation.

S - Grassy, earthy, citrus hops that are mild to moderate, any malt present in the aroma is so low that it's virtually undetectable.

T - Light caramel sweetness at the tip of the tongue with some tangy sweetness after that, it's all citrus and pine bitterness mixed in with some grass, a little earthiness, and mild floral presence. The scale is tipped in favor of the hops, but the balance is about as good as it gets for an IPA.

M - Medium body and the body to taste comparison is what I would consider to be in perfect balance, they complement each other (which is the first time I think I've ever used this description).

O - A very solid IPA from Uintas, the more of their beers I try, the more impressed I become. IPA fans, definitely seek this one out. Fist pump to the state for finally loosening their conservative alcohol laws which give brewers like Uintas an opportunity to really shine and prove their brewing ability.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was great. Color is a nice clear amber brown with a 1/2 inch of sticky white foam. Smells of fresh harvest hops and a cracker like malt you expect in an IPA. Taste is clean, balanced, and crisp with floral/citrus hops. Malts balance everything out to keep it from being too bitter. Mouthfeel is great for the ABV you don't even notice it's over 7%

Overall I would get this again if I could find a sixer. A pretty stellar IPA.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark orange and copper appearance, nice haze, white lace, good retention. Aroma was juicy with the pineapple and pine.

Taste kept going, high ibu's does not translate to high bitterness in this one. Light body, tropical fruit for Utah, wow, keeps the body to a minimum to let the hops shine. Well done Uinta.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

IPA from Utah, 20days old, and for $1.99 a single? Yes please.

Clear copper, brilliantly so, with a dense, off-white head that falls off to a disk leaving patchy lace, this looks pretty nice. The nose has a blend of orange and grapefruit (Cascade again?) with some pine and resin, there's some candied orange also present. There _is_ a malt character here, but the beer is fresh enough to pull it off. A little bit of toffee and caramel round out the nose.

This is a good East Coast IPA. Moderately floral Centennial hop flavors coupled with citrus and tropical fruit with a dash of pine resin thrown in, there's quite a a bit of hop flavor with a pleasant level of bitterness thrown in. Some sugar, maybe a little too simple and a little too much, with a little bread. A pleasing citrus rind bitterness and resin character is present on the finish, coating the palate and reducing the sweetness. Moderately peachy as well, especially as I keep drinking it, and as it warms up. While decent, the sweetness does get to be a bit much after a while. Medium in body with moderate carbonation, this is quite pleasant on the palate with great flavors, but unfortunately, it's not quite my kind of IPA. I can't see drinking 2 or more bottles in a sitting, but it's still one I will pick up when I see it fresh, and after I've drunk down my cellar some. Recommended.

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Photo of Brad007
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice light copper color with a huge frothy head into my glass. Head is likely due to cans being shook up a bit after purchase. Still, a nice presentation for a beer/brewery that hasn't been seen in VT until now.

Grass and pine resin in the nose from the hops. A touch of buttery malt underneath accentuates the hops.

Bitter upfront with pine resin, a touch of grapefruit and buttery malt. The bitterness is a surprise for a beer that's only 7.3%. The addition of grapefruit essence bolsters the flavor profile.

Lingering pine resin/citrus and buttery malt make up the aftertaste. It's a little thin at the back but that's more than remedied by the amount of bitterness.

A tasty IPA in a can! Only $8.99 for a 6 pack of cans. That's considerably less than other canned crafts in this area. Well worth your time and mine.

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

Copper appearance, a little haze, nice white head, amazing lacing on an ipa, especially considering the amount of hops in this one. One of the nicest looking ipa's out there. Aroma was juicy, mango and pineapple hop aromas. Utah does tropical fruit very well. . .

It continues on the tongue, nice, label says 82 ibu, but none of it is abrasive, its nice, green, lush, like a rain forest and the juiciness of the hops along with that fruity sweetness comes along. Not a ton of caramel, this is a light body, but deliciously paired with the tropical fruit like hop mouthfeel. Bottled on 1/12/12, drinking it right now during the Marquette/UConn game, so its about 5 weeks old and drinking magnificently.

Uinta really has been making strides in their beers, especially the hoppy ones, used to just be a good barleywine, now they have a few ipas to go with it that I'd take anytime.

Towards the end it takes on a little more bitterness, making the ibu count make more sense, but its always enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served at 51 degrees in a nonic. Best before 4/26/13 indicated on the label. Pours a light copper hue with a translucent clarity and a fizzy, 1.5 inch off-white head. Head eventually settles into a thin, consistent, soapy skim with strands of lacing revealed during the tasting. The nose on this exudes fresh, aromatic hops - grapefruit, piney notes, tropical fruit and a suggestion of Simcoe (yep - I get a little cat pee). Taste is a bit less fruity than suggested by the nose, but there's still some grapefruit characteristics as well as a light, earthy bitterness towards the back. Finish comes off as slightly watery. All this on a balanced, malty backbone. Mouthfeel is light-medium with an even carbonation that falls just short of lively, a slightly oily texture and a light alcohol bite at the finish. Overall, a fairly well-balanced IPA with a well-hidden abv. Pretty decent IPA overall, but I anticipated a little bit more based on the nose.

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Photo of cbutova
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 11/17/11, nice and fresh, first time I have ever seen this beer. I like the colors and bottle art.

A- Poured into a pint glass with a nice light orange huge. Small frothy white head forms and retains decently. A cloud sticks around with a ring leaving a decent amount of spotty lace.

S- Hop forward for sure with a nice strong aroma. The smell has a nice mix of citrus fruit, lemon zest, peach and pine hop notes. A bit of a juicy sweetness to it as well. Fades just a bit compared to the world-class IPAs.

T- Follows the nose pretty nicely. The pine hop flavors increase a bit as well as a lemon/orange juice citrus flavor. A bit of herbal, floral, earthy, weed, grapefruit and peach hints as well. A tiny bit of malt character sweetness in the finish.

MF- Creamy feeling body with sufficient moderate carbonation. Somewhat foamy and a nice high level of bitterness. Fun to swish this one around.

Damn. I hope this beer gets some love. This brings a great West Coast IPA flavor to the table. A nice hop bomb with a good pine and citrus feel. Gotta give this the surprise A, it is really flavored nicely and came out of nowhere. I hope it doesn't rot on the shelves and has a nice rotated production.

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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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