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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: 635 | Ratings: 4,090
Photo of BeerWizard
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
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 +2.7%
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 +4.7%
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 +2.5%
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 -9.7%
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 +1.5%
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%
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 +15.7%
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 -1.2%
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 -4.5%
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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Photo of TheDoctor
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Can
Best Before: Unreadable (but should be--and seems--fresh)

Pours a very slightly hazy orangeish, with a billowy two fingers of beige head that chunkily settles to patchy islands with lots of lacing. Aroma is of bright citrus with a slightly tropical punch and some sappy biscuit backbone. Flavor is bone dry, thirst-quenching and orange-rindy/piney with some nice caramel malt and biscuit backing it all up. Medium body with tiny, active carbonation and a lacquer-like, desert of a finish. Super-drinkable, very tasty, I would drink this all the time if I had access to it all that time.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Westbrook pint glass.

A: Light copper in color, mildly hazy with some chill haze as well. Forms a over a finger's worth of eggshell-colored head with average retention and medium visible carbonation.

S: Resinous hops primarily, with secondary aromas of floral, citrus and melon hops. Fair amount of biscuit malts as well.

T: Mild-flavored resinous pine, bittersweet citrus, floral and melon hops, with just a bit of grassy character. The light biscuit malts make an ever-so-brief appearance right before the swallow, then a light lingering citrus pith bitterness.

M: Medium body and mouthfeel, good carbonation sensation, and maybe a little more noticeable alcohol presence than standard.

M: This was pretty good. Not terribly bitter, and an easy drink. Nothing about the aroma or taste to make it stand out from other American IPAs, but nothing objectionable. Glad to have another tasty IPA choice around.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: clear, amber liquid.... large, foamy 1.5" head, whipped texture.... some bands of mucus-y lace.... very attractive bottle label, eye-catching art

S: pineapple-y hops, orange-y as much.... some pine, some chrysanthemum.... mildly medicinal alcohol

T: peppery bitterness up front, pop of booze in the finish.... sharp orange-y, slightly spicy hops.... clean malt with a touch of light crystal... not extraordinary, flavor-wise, but moreish enough... little bit of a toasted grain aftertaste

M: around medium-bodied, though I'd say the alcohol does seem to attenuate that a bit by the finish, lightening and brightening it.... pretty darn soft and smooth.... no alcohol burn, maybe a late, light hot flash

O: spicy orange hop flavors are the centerpiece to this.... it's a refined brew, though it's taste, within the vast realm of IPAs, isn't particularly memorable.... a quite serviceable hoppy ale, nonetheless

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

Picked up a case at our biggest local distributer in PA with a 5/27/14 date. Noted name has changed to HOPNOSH fom Hop Notch. Loads of hoppy aromas and flavors. Fresh and clean with nice malty background. Loved it so much, opened a 2nd bottle. Have had this before. Always very good

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Photo of GJ40
3.57/5  rDev -11%
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 jngrizzaffi
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured amber/honey color with thick foamy head - about 2 finger's width. Excellent lacing on side of the glass. Grassy, piney smell with citrus at the end. Piney hoppy bitterness upfront when tasting. There is a hint of citrus at the end, but the grassy hops persist throughout. The bitter aftertaste is not too strong and not too weak. Just right. There is a slight malty character in the middle, but it is not a major part of the beer. Even, though, this is an excellent IPA. Good, creamy character on the palate. Medium bodied with mild to moderate carbonation. I recommend all those who like hoppy beers to give it a try.

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Photo of ChiChi
3.08/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice head to it, minimal tracing on the glass as the brew is consumed. Mild hops with an earthy taste. Mild aftertaste with a clean mouthfeel, if you understand what I mean. Must be the quality of the water used. However, personally I prefer a bit more bite with my hops, but this being a regular I find it appropriate.

As I stated with the earthy taste comment, I don't get a citrus feel as with other breweries. As far as a regular IPA goes, try it. Not bad, but in my opinion this beer reaches the level a beer should be but does not exceed it. But being diplomatic, we all have our little nuances and preferences we expect. Cheers. :)

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

A: Pours a fairly deep golden hue with a two inch foamy head with beautiful lacing.

S: Smells like a cross between Flower Power and Kane Head High. Floral and citrus scents - predominantly grapefruit - dominate the nose

T: Initially, Pineapple and grapefruit comes through with a hint of some malt backbone. Then, spicy, resinous pine finish really takes over strong towards the end.

M: Medium bodied and a little bit chewy.

O: One hoppy IPA. I prefer a bit more balance in mine. But if you are trying to get your hop fix in, this has a very nice hop profile. I'd drink it again, but not going to be my go to IPA.

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Photo of ZoomanCru
2.53/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Hop Notch – IPA (7.2%) - Uinta Brewing Co. (Utah)

App: Pours a rich amber with a nice one and a half finger off cream white head that retains well and leaves high, tight lacing all around the glass. Slightly cloudy, but not against style.

Smell: American piney and resinous hops dominate nose with a slightly sweet, tropical fruit note to them. Hints of passion fruit and grapefruit. Slight hint of overripe banana and cantaloupe. Malt is very faint and slightly biscuit like. Slight solvent, but not overbearing.

Taste: Pretty much falls in line with the aromas in the nose, with some pretty severe alcoholic heat after the swallow. Malt balance is a little off, with not quite enough sweetness to counterbalance the massive hop bill in this one. Hops are good overall, beginning with some pretty strong herbal notes that are taken over by more piney flavors. Eventually overcome entirely by the alcohol heat.

Mouth: A little thin bodied. Carbonation is low, which doesn't compliment the style at all.

Home tasting, 12oz can into Snifter. 1/27/14.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz brown bottle. Uinta bottles are brilliantly shaped and stand out amongst a wall of 3,000 beers. I love them! And their labels are eye catching, made with quality yet simple. The entire thing is just awesome! Hop Notch is a perfect example of what Uinta is all about. A yellow label with a dark green color going on. A classic pickup truck with 2 farmers harvesting hops. Just a damn traditional yet classy label. Poured this into a stemmed port glass. Or ipa glass in the eyes of some breweries.

A - nearly perfect clarity. Quite surprising its so clear with what this offers up in taste and smell. Anyway, a golden bright orange body color with a Snow White head sitting a top. A real stunner to look at. Bright and luscious looking head that's like a big white pillow with a refreshing and smart looking body. Random bubbles rise to the top keeping a sturdy ring of lace leaving lots of stick. I can't say I've ever seen stick like Hop Notch leaves. Some of its splotched in the masses while there are tiny dustings of stick all over. Very impressive!

S - a whiff of dank hops up front followed by traditional west coast pine and grapefruit whiffs. Fresh grass and some lighter fruits and citrus going on. Biscuit malt balances an overall dank funky bit of hop goodness aroma.

T - big west coast pine notes up front followed by a touch of grapefruit and citrus. The biscuit flavored malt balances the hops in a world class style. Fresh green grass gets more detail as this warms. Some sweeter caramel malt notes come out of nowhere before the funky fresh hops pick back up leaving a bit of hop spice and dank character to the finish. Delicious.

M - medium bodied and refreshing. Maybe a bit thinner than I'd prefer, but take nothing away from this dandy. It packs in loads of brilliant flavors. Saying its thin is wrong. It carries good texture and thickness while coating very nicely. It's just not as thick as some out there and I'm a thick kind of guy. But overall the feel is good, flavorful and refreshing. I could drink this all day

O - Hop Notch is a dandy of an American ipa. It's really a perfect example of an American ipa. In fact, I believe Uinta's hop notch is a perfect example of just how great American made craft beer is today. They not only brew in a way not many can pull off, but they are just producing some fine crafted brews these days. Hop Notch is a winner and some of the best stuff on the planet. Easy to find and available year round!? You bet ill be enjoying plenty of these.

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Photo of BierJager89
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Amber color with a white head.

S: Fresh orange, lemon, mango, papaya, pineapple, passion fruit and tropical fruit in the nose.

T: Starts of with a nice citrus character of orange and a little lemon, as well as a healthy dose of mango, followed by pine and tropical fruit. Finish is fruity, but malt forward.

M: Medium-full bodied and smooth for an IPA.

O: An excellent IPA, one of my favorites in the style and from this particular brewery.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can with Enjoy by 3-14-14 stamped underneath the can. Pours a translucent orange color with over an inch of frothy white head. Tons of lacing. The aroma is piney and floral hops with some light citrus notes. The taste is floral hops with some pine as well. Cut grass, orange peel and almost a soapy floral taste. Bitter floral finish. Light alcohol presence. Lots of carbonation. Overall, its a decent beer but nothing special.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 3/14/14. Amber color with a showy off-white pale beige head. Cans!

Juicy fruit hop aroma and sweet hard candy-like malt. Sharp, buzzing grass.

Sharp, grassy citrus, bitter lemon with a slightly floral/oily potpourri finish. A bit heavy on the malt IMO but I'm pretty sensative about that.

While it doesn't have the je ne sais quoi of Sculpin or Lunch it's definately in that 1B IPA tier of Baxter Stowaway and the like. Great stuff.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.77/5  rDev -6%
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 cfitterer
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
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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