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
Reviews:
650
Ratings:
4,166
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.75%
 
 
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166
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Reviews: 650 | Ratings: 4,166
Photo of BrandonLBC
3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A--Pours out of the bottle with a medium head that fades. Color is a gorgeous orange. Leaves thick lacing all around the glass.

S--Fruity hops hit right up front. An orange smell, maybe grapefruit? A touch of pine as well.

T--Definitely packs the hop punch that you'd expect, but not as much as some of the other IPAs that I've had. Can definitely taste the orange, and the pine is a bit more forward in the taste than it was in the nose for me.

M--Medium thickness, and I expected it to be thicker. Pretty easy to throw back a bottle or two.

O--I've generally been impressed with Unita beers, but I've never had an IPA with them. I'm definitely impressed. IPAs generally aren't my style but I found this to be smooth and drinkable. Also of not. label artwork is great, despite the renaming.. I enjoyed mine from a bottle into a pint glass with a best before date of 7/7/14.

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

Poured in a tulip glass 4-6-14

A- Has a clear deep copper color with a thick and chunky two finger head, as the head recedes it leaves behind nice chunky white lacing all the way around the glass

S- Smells of banana and caramel mixed with some apple

T- The taste is similar to the smell with the addition of bread and grass up front followed by a pineapple finish. It also has a small hint of alcohol at the end.

M- Has what I would call a soft mouth feel with a chewy texture. Very light carbonation that pars well with the taste

O- I like the overall balance of this beer. It starts well and ends well. It also has some complexity to the flavors which creates some interest while drinking it.

Enjoy-

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Photo of Iman224
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A--Nice golden color.
S--Light smell, crisp.
T--Crisp, hints of orange
M--Very smooth. Not too dry or heavy.
O--Solid IPA

This is my first overall review, and just getting into the beer scene. Started home brewing 7 months ago, and really getting into IPAs.

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

A-Golden in color with a hint of orange. 2 fingers of suds with nice lacing; dissipating slowly.

S-Grapefruit all the way with this one; with some orange peel and lemon as well.

T-Nice malt balance with caramel, citrus fruit shines through.

M-A little light for the alcohol, but lingers on the tongue tip. Nice carbonation.

O-Nice drinker. Lacks the green hop aroma/taste that I enjoy, but has enjoyable malt/fruit flavors. It'd be easy to kick several back though.

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Photo of jimmah120
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A wine glass of this stuff at CC Gallaghers in Avalon, CA

Average IPA look, clear, little head and spotty lace. Smell is sweet caramel malt and lemongrass. Taste follows: a pleasantly bitter herbal hopping with citrus and a sweet malty backing. Thinish feel with a hint of alcohol.

A great west coast IPA.

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Photo of Duhast500
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Harpoon tulip glass.

The color is a golden orange with a finger of foamy white head and some nice stringy lacing left on the glass.

The smell is citrus flavor all the way with some of that nice hoppy aroma. The nose is full of the slightly dank hops with some slight green grass aroma. Grapefruit is here but also tangerine and a touch of lemon.

The taste gets a tad bitter at first but then the citrus flavor comes and washes over the tongue pushing off the bitterness and letting some earthy, green grass flavor come in. There is tangerine in the flavor but not as pronounced as in the nose. There is a slight bready flavor in the background and there is also touch sweetness that last through the bitterness that comes back at the end.

This beer has a pretty drinkable feel and is medium bodied to give it enough of a feeling like this beer has substance but is still pretty light for the ABV.

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice immediate head that settles into a thin but persistent lace. Sticky, grapefruit and guava aromatics, with an undercurrent of dry cracker or old baguette. Nice pine element pops with guava continuation on the mid-palate, while the grapefruit from the nose subsides into a mere subtle pithy prickle on the finish. Clean moutfeel, buoyed by am herbaceous matte texture that expresses a nice dollop of Kaffir lime-leaf, punctuating excellent the balance of tropical and alpine hop qualities. Malt sits within the pale, clementine-sunrise spectra, with good structural functionality but minimal feature, mostly imparting some sticky sinews, but boasting an altogether clean character. Over, Hop Notch is *several* notches above most hop-bomb brewing efforts, with surprising (and dangerous) sessionability and a smooth, crisp, and even bright balance of elements.

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Photo of Dsimenson
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a chilled glass. Forms a one finger head, then beautiful clinging lacing. Hazy unfiltered medium amber color. The aroma is distinctive--not just grapefruit, but smells like fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. Reall exhilarating! The flavor starts out with malt and hops, then develops a strong bitter finish that us terrific. The mouth feel is medium thick, not quite chewy. Overall this is an outstanding IPA with a unique character.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Great looking, tan to orange with a great light tan fluffy head that lasted and lasted and left sticky lacing.

Aroma is nice, good and hoppy. Flavor is also quite hoppy, as expected. The hops have a nice blend of citric, piney, and a little bit of floral notes. A nice bit of malty backbone gives the beer a pretty good overall flavor.

Body is a little weak and thin. it's not a huge downer tho. Overall the beer is tasty and I'll happily drink it anytime.

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Photo of Oncefire
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Tasty brew from bottle one. Label change did not change the beer.
Very aromatic, pleasing.
Leaves a legacy on the glass.
2 or 3 in a row is easy to do.
A great rendition of a classic taste. Up front and bold.
Familiar to other beers but sets it self apart enough to remember.
With a classic label.
Will buy again.
Soon.

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Photo of delta490
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours out a clear orangey amber with a big creamy eggshell head. The head has great retention and leaves big sticky lacing. The aroma is primarily floral and citrus hops with a nice caramel malt sweetness. The taste is mostly hops and little of the caramel malt. The beer is a little lighter on the palate than I would have expected but there is a good smoothness to it with just a little crisp hops bite on the finish. A great IPA.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber blonde with creamy pocked can-pour head taupe head that speckles and rings.
Resin, musty lemon, and flowers - a bit muted.
Caramel biscuit, a bit of marshmallow, then Creamsickle orange hops with some pine resin and nectar.
Lemon herbal finish and lingering powdery bitterness.
Lt-med, very creamy, round.

This was a few days past its expiration date (old enough to be labelled Hop Notch, and that changed in November!) so that's a factor throughout, especially with the nose.
Not huge hops, but does have that soft but sneaky Cascade hit that was big ten years ago. Sessionable (aren't cans usually?) yet not sure that makes sense at this ABV. Makes up for in smooth body what it lacks in IBUs (hits like 50, but again, is that age?).

Too gentle, but I kinda want a sixer of it.

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Photo of Celtics17
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Clear orange pour with a creamy single finger head. Lace is present.

S-Slightly grapefruit. Lots of citrus and dank fruits, but not overwhelming.

T-Pine, melon, slight grapefriut, mild malt flavor,

M-mouthfeel is refreshing and dry. Medium bodied mouth. Great carbonation!

Overall this was good, if not great. Enjoyed how fresh this IPA was.

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Photo of BEERZILLA
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i saw this beer for the first time and never heard of it but im always up for trying a new ipa so i said what the hell.never heard of the brewery either.

first thing right off when you pop this cans top is a nuclear weapon of a hop bomb,the scent is world class to say the least and it explodes out of this can.

now on to the appearance,it pours out a very nice copper to hazy orange color spot on for the style, exactly what a ipa should look like.the head is good and it laces the glass very well.its a true beauty queen.

this beer smells like a hop paradise gone wild,their is malt for balance but not much.this is a hop nuckle sandwich to the nose but done well.

the taste is very good nice and hoppy and bitter at the end with a little malt in the front,top notch.if i had to knock it i would say its not exactly highly drinkable for an ipa its more like a double ipa in that regard.

its not too smooth of a finish and feels kinda heavy in your mouth but that again is more of what i would call a double ipa finish than ipa.still not bad at all.

over all its a very good ipa and one that you should try,i enjoyed it a lot and would buy it again.now their is nothing that stands out about this beer either i guess i should point out but hey everything doesnt have to be earth shattering or ground breaking.i love ipa and this just gives me another ipa to put in my go to list.

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Photo of babaracas
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear amber with big off-white colored head. Lots of lace splattered on the glass as it slowly settles to a small cap. Smell: apricot, grapefruit, tropical fruit note, mini dank. Taste: pineapple, tropical note, citrus rind, sugary pale buried in lots of hop flavor and bitterness. Very nice.

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Photo of BeerWizard
4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Uinta keeps selling me here and there with their unusual bottles and color-saturated labels, but I've liked what I've had from them and don't know why I don't seek it out more. I grabbed a couple of these IPA's in a mixed six from World Market today. Label depicts a couple of farmers unloading some huge hop cones from a wagon.

Pours a rusty, crystal-clear amber. Nice head of fine off white bubbles which settles down in a moment to a nice looking collar. Visually impressive. But it doesn't stop there. The nose is just awesome: super-tropical, floral, mango, pineapple, booze - if I could drink this through my nose, I would.

Flavor is really hop forward, moderate-high bitterness, with a tiny amount of sweetness, citrus, and light malt. Actually has a pretty light and elegant feel to it given the big, fruity nose and 7.3 abv. Still pretty oily and full, with delicate effervescence.

Overall, I think this is a great IPA that I would totally get again. Welcome to my rotation, Hop Notch.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured bottle best by 5/6/14 into New Belgium globe

A-Clear orange pour with a creamy single finger head. Lace is present.

S-Slightly grapefruit. Lots of citrus and dank fruits, but not overwhelming.

T-mellow grassy taste with some hints of melon.

M-mouthfeel is refreshing and dry. Medium bodied mouth. Great carbonation!

O-overall a great IPA, got as a gift, score!

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Photo of PaulyB83
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Labeled as Hop Notch with a best by date of 4/24/14. I assume they give this a 6 month best by date so it's about 3 months old at this point.

A- Pours a light-medium amber with a high white head that dissipated to a few centimeters. Very slightly hazy but still a good degree of clarity.

S- Nice notes of tropical pineapple and papaya. Citrus notes mostly of tangerine and some grapefruit, light pine.

T- More floral than in the nose. Pine, grapefruit , the fruity notes are not as big as in the nose, I think if I had a fresher bottle that might be different. Nice medium malt in the finish and nice sweetness as well.

M- Medium, good carbonation and an easy drinking single IPA.

O- A nice everyday year-round IPA. Hope to get some on-tap or a fresher bottle sometime. I enjoyed the fruity aroma and the sweetness but wish the fruit was more apparent in the taste, which was more floral and piney. I know with IPAs the fruity flavors are the first to go so hopefully a fresher bottle would be more fruity.

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Photo of MikePags
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice hoppy beer, overall citrus flavor makes it rather refreshing. Drank from a bottle I was lucky enough to have bought for me by my wife, which is impressive that she knew to get something decent.

Despite alcohol topping out at 7.2, could be a good six pack beer, but not something that would be good for a full session, at risk of having too much of a good thing

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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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Photo of dank203
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured a dark golden. aroma fresh, earthy. a little sugary, floral, citrus, all subtle but mingling. flavor has spice up front and wet. as it goes down, citrus, pineapple comes out, finishes pretty dry and bitter. this is overall a great easy drinking, not too bitter ipa, juicy

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - copper color hazy color with a white head and lacing
Smell - citrus hop smell with a good malt backbone
Taste - piney citrus slightly bitter hop taste but with a good malt backbone
Feel - medium full body with the same amount of carbs
Overall - fantastic ipa!

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Photo of Johnny_Muir
4.64/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

After finally learning to correctly pronounce the name (You-In-Ta), I settled into one of the best IPA's I've ever tasted. A perfect blend of piney and citrus notes, hop bitterness is fantastic. Lacing all up and down the glass, perhaps the most I've ever seen. I would inject this IPA directly onto my tongue 24 hours a day.

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

Light coppery with golden tones the head was thin with little retention but extreme lacing.

The nose holds citrus fruit and pine with plenty of caramel malt to even it out.

The flavors are easily discernible with a sharp caramel malt at first sip. The hop profile is subtle at first but then grows with tropical fruits, citrus and then a piney finish.

The feel is smooth and drinkable but does give off a metallic bitterness.

Overall this is a very good IPA with plenty of tropical fruit sweetness and an offsetting malt backbone.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with best before date of 03/19/2014. Acquired this bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local beer store; I've only had this beer once before, & I figured this would probably be my last opportunity to try the beer known as Uinta Hop Notch IPA, before the name changes.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice bright coppery orange colored body with three big fingers of white head. Nice thin rings & streaks of lacing. Some okay clarity, but slightly hazed. Looks very nice.

S - Smell is of big bright grapefruit / earthy / pine / spruce hop resin, lemongrass, a bit of soapiness, musty yeast presence, and lots of caramel / bread malts. Floral & mildly skunky. I feel like there is also some spice character present that I can't identify.

T - Taste is very nicely balanced. Piney / grapefruit hop resins, sweetened earthy tea leaves, lemongrass, and lots of bready malt to round things out.

M - Feel is mostly clean, with some residual hop bitterness and dry breadiness on the palate. Pine / grapefruit on the finish.

Overall, a solid IPA from Uinta, and I look forward to trying it again in the future. Very nicely balanced, and extremely drinkable for the mildly high 7.30% abv. Recommended for sure, as an easy readily available IPA.

Uinta Hop Notch IPA ---4/5.

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