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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 | 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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Reviews: 623 | Ratings: 4,042
Photo of sfprint
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Transparent orangy brown with some fast rising carbonation. short soda like head.

Pretty much exactly what I want in the scent of an ipa, piney, "warm" christmas spices, hoppy.

There's an interesting sort of hotness to it, like chili or "red hots." That's what's particularly unique about this beer. It's somehow tied into the bitterness, which makes the bitterness far more pleasant. The hops are some kind of tree, but I wouldn't say your typical pine. Something darker, maybe redwood? Warm, having some amber characteristics. Kind of reminds me of Lagunitas Undercover in that way. But I think I like this even more. But there's a really nice, sweet element to it in the aftertaste.

Interesting and special mouthfeel. Partially very sharp and partially very very smooth.

Light(ish) and bright, with an excellent flavor and unique characteristics. I love it.

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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 spoony
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 355 ml bottle (best by November 24, 2013) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces a clear, orange-golden liquid with a few tiny bubbles of carbonation. The head is a nice-looking eggshell affair that starts at about one finger tall and drops moderately while leaving some chunky, sticky lacing on the glass.

S-The aroma is pungent and hop-forward with mildly sweet citrus flavors and a bit of floral character. The malts are mostly buried, but there just a bit of caramel sweetness underneath for balance.

T-The taste is slightly more bitter and aggressive than the smell. Juicy citrus flavors are still prominent, but I detect a bit more pine and pepper on the drying finish. I like the hops here, but a bit of balance from the malts wouldn't hurt.

M-The brew has moderate to light carbonation levels with fine bubbles dancing on the palate. The heft is medium.

O-This is very solid beer and my favorite so far from Uinta. The hops are aggressive, but not harsh, and flavors are pretty tasty. The smell is particularly impressive and it is rather good-looking, too. This brew may lack the balance to compete with the best in the crowded field of IPAs, but I would certainly drink this again.

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Photo of dsal89
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 ounce can into my New Belgium globe glass.

Pours out of the can a rusty orange with a 2 finger head a soapy white bubbles. As it dissipates it is leaving nice lacing around the glass. Looks like a standard ipa...but that look is always something I love.

Smell is big citrus with a small whiff of pine. Not getting too much in the way of malts but I imagine they are in there somewhere. There is also a tiny bit of spiciness going on in there as well which I think meshes well with the big citrus notes.

For saying it is balanced on the can I am just not seeing it. Nothing really on the front of the palate. Middle of the mouth it hits with some nice citrus and pine and finishes with more citrus and pine and bitterness to follow. Middle of the mouth to the finish might have some type of caramel sweetness in there that helps cut the oncoming bitterness but I am not sure.

Mouthfeel on this, I think, was perfect. Right in the middle of the road. Not too heavy and not too light.

Far better options out there but this isnt bad.

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Photo of LI_PO12
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can into Pint class best by nov 2013.

Appearance- Gold, clear, 1 1/2 finger white head, nice retention

Aroma- Very big pine, citrus, tropical, dank, slightly sweet caramel, somewhat floral

Flavor- Piney, sticky resinous citrus, a little less tropical than the nose, good firm bitterness, but still easy to drink, caramel malt backbone

Mouthfeel- Medium, with good carbonation

Overall- Very nice IPA, refreshing, bitter with a good range of hop flavors and aromas. Liking the can form as well, worth a try for hop heads.

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Photo of micromaniac129
4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very aromatic from the moment I popped the tab. The hop aroma was fresh and wet with maybe hints of citrus dankness.
The appearance was equally enticing. A clear orange amber colored beer with moderate carbonation. The head pours tall and thick as all get-up.
The taste was really good and was bold and hoppy. Malty yeah but who really cares when you get a nice and fresh and hoppy IPA. It's all about the hops baby!
I'll say this though the malts were lip smacking sweet.
Hops were fresh and dank with some citrus and floral notes. Drinks smooth and easy and even with the boldness of the hops, it's not bitter at all.
Definitly case worthy.... if fresh. Drinks nicely with Elastic Bond's Find a Way.

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Photo of sethmeister
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear orange amber body with a creamy ecru head. Nice retention and quite a bit of fluffy lace. Good looking beer.

Scent is floral and citrus - grapefruit and orange pith. Hint of pine.

Taste follows the nose. Citrus - orange, lime, grapefruit. Touch of pine resin. Little bit of sweetness from the malt - almost graham cracker-y? Some spicy hop notes.

Mouth starts sharp and ends creamy.

Very tasty IPA. Actually my first brew from Uinta. Will have to try more.

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Photo of jhartley
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a shaker pint glass. Best by date: 11/12/13
Poured a clear golden orange with a 1.5 - 2 finger head full of bubbles which lasted a long time; finally leaving a thick sea foam head towards the end.
Tons of citrus and piney aromas coming off of it as soon as I popped the top!
Love the taste! Citrus-grapefruit and citrus rind flavors. Nice bitterness and a hoppy finish.
A nice amount of carbonation on this one.
Really enjoyed this and will definitely seek out more, such an easy drinker it's almost dangerous!

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Photo of augustgarage
3.34/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Best before 11/11/2013 - poured from a 12oz bottle into a big water glass.

Brilliantly clear dark orange body with an off white head. Sticky lacing, decent retention.

Aroma is rather subdued; some citrus, orange flowers, and a vague herbal note.

Unfocused smattering of syrupy malt and aggressive but short-lived hop oils. Biscuity and bitter, with a touch of fruit, soap, and earth. Finishes a little sweet for the style.

Almost greasy mouthfeel, though the carbonation is decent and helps-offset the perceived slipperiness.

By no means terrible, but disappointing and overpriced - while I still like this brewery, there is really no place for a sub-par IPA in today's craft beer market.

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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 CloudStrife
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear copper with a one finger white head. Lots of tiny bubble visible in the body. Some lacing as the head dissipates.

S: Hop bitterness dominates the aroma. Malts come through as a fermented type of fruit.

T: Certainly a tasty IPA. Hops hit you at first but arent overly bitter. Malts come back around with a lightness that never let the hops get out of sight. Lingering hop well into the aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden in the bitterness.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Sticky resinous mouthfeel to it.

Overall I'm a fan of this IPA. First had it as part of a west coast flight and glad I got another bottle of it. Give it a go if you into hops.

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Photo of NODAK
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

When opening the beer, there was certainly a good blast of citric hops...orange, grapefruit....settling quickly and revealing a spicy note on the nose. Tropical notes as well.

Hazy golden color here....very standard for style.

Taste is fairly citrusy for the most part....some orange perhaps....but certainly has a good amount of hop flavor to it. The malt backbone is present in the rear, peeking through somewhat sweet and providing some balance but staying in the background as it should. Has a thick mouthfeel, so it seems. Bitterness on the end is pretty clean, with only a fair amount of resin lingering after the swallow.

Pretty dang good IPA here actually from a brewery I haven't thought much about. The flavors are there, not overpowering, but present and clean. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in tall ale glass

A: cloudy darkly pale orange color; modest head; decent carbonation
S: sweet, appealing hop profile; orange and citrus on the front end
T: light-roast barley combined with strong, Citra-like hop bouquet; sweet; not very bitter; well-meshed alcohol content

Very good, solid IPA; worth having multiple times

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a Sam Adams Imperial Pint Glass

Unita's IPA glides into the glass nice without a overabundant head. The liquid is a very clear golden color with a small amount of amber peeking through. The cap is an inch of white foam with decent retention and OK clinging ability. Smell is what you would expect, hopped up nicely with a big malty background. I can smell the alcohol pretty clearly. Some tropical fruit scent coming off and a bready malt bill. Taste is a very hop forward ale with a sweet side to it. The malts come first and than some alcohol, reminding me of some East coast DIPA'S. After that the hops form a bitter seal on the tounge and cling for a good amount. A grassy aftertaste is left and the alcohol stays. feel is right dead center medium and a bit syrupy. Easy drinking beer but a bit rough around the edges.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up one of these in Totowa last week, having never tried this beer before and not blown away by anything that I've previously had from Uinta. That was not the case here, as this beer really surprised me and was one of the most drinkable and enjoyable American IPA's that I've ever had. Not only was it balanced, but it was tasty, had a pleasant aroma, and had a well-hidden alcohol profile to it. Add it up, and this was a beer that I plan on buying more of in the near future!

The pour to this was solid, with a frothy head, apricot hue, and a nice splattering of lacing that stayed on my glass after each sip. Lots of earthy hops in the nose, which were also present in the taste. There was some caramel malt to balance it out but this had an earthy feel to it with some tropical fruit and resin underneath it. A nice, oily mouthfeel and wet feel to the hops made this slide down easy and the back had the earthiness fade into a nice floral aftertaste that stuck around for a while. Not a lot of burn or booze to this and the carbonation was more visible than tasted, but it was indeed there.

Even though this was listed as an IPA, it felt like a Pale Ale from start to finish, Deceptively strong but also easy to quaff, this felt like a West Coast beer even though it wasn't from California. There's enough to like here and almost makes it stand above the crowd, but that's only because of how many good competitors are out there. This is worthy nevertheless and worth a try for any hophead that loves a beer that's tasty and well-balance. Easily the best offering Uinta currently on the shelf.

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Photo of timfelix
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had it at local restaurant in central NY. One of the best IPAs I have had. My wife thought it was ok, which is high praise from her for anything hoppy. And it was hoppy. But a pleasant fragrance and bite, which did not overpower other flavors.
Hoppy, malty, a little sweet, and balanced.
A truly enjoyable brew. If I was an IPA lover, this would have an even higher rating from me.

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Photo of JMScowcroft
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Uinta Brewing Company - Hop Notch IPA, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours a clear copper amber with a glorious foamy head that leaves chunky rings of lacing.

Smell - Straight dank citrus hops with a sweet caramel malt backbone. Fairly typical AIPA aroma but good nonetheless.

Taste - Juicy citrus hops that make was for blended sweet malts, then ends piney hop bitter.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied and smooth. Great drinkability. Slightly warming but it is a 7.3% AIPA but it's not bad at all. Rests slightly bitter and dry.

Overall - Solid brew, doesn't necessarily stand out in the vast sea of this style but still it is a solid brew and it is respectable. I wouldn't turn one down!

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Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange.

Citrus rinds, slightly floral, and pungent hop resins.

Resinous, citrus fruits, light caramel sweetness.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, nicely balanced.

Overall, has wonderful balance and stays interesting.

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Photo of scotorum
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. can into a Harpoon IPA glass

a: Clear amber with a two inch white head which shrank to surface foam and extensive lacing.

s: Pine.

t: Moderate piney hops. Pleasant, easy drinking. Surprisingly mild hop bite considering the 82 IBUs.

m: Light to moderate, quite smooth.

o: An exceptional IPA, very drinkable and refreshing. The ongoing pine nose keeps you alert to what you are drinking.

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Photo of sjones5045
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours burn orange with a phenomenal white head and lace. Picture perfect. The smell is just ok. A bit hoppy and sweet. The taste is like the smell, not too overpowering and hit sweet and hops at times. There is a little tounge burn out going on here. Sort of tastes like a west coast IPA with a bit of the piney hops taste. It does have a creamy light feels. Overall, it's enjoyable but I'm not going to run out and grab more.

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Photo of Spikester
3.46/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light amber with a huge long lasting off white head. Good amount of clumpy lacing. I am more than half done and it still has some head.
Smell was pure grain bin.
Taste is floral grapefruit rind and enough grainy malts to keep it drinkable. Some white pepper on the tip of the tongue.
Mouthfeel was a bit thin but to style. Carbonation slightly soft.
Overall an average IPA that looks awesome. Not much zap for such a high abv.
Best by date of 10-25-13. Would like to try it in the canned version to rule out bad handling, etc.

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Photo of skivtjerry
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A beer from my old home of SLC, purchased here in VT! I might have stuck around longer if there were more beers like this there 15 years ago (no, probably not...). Bottle says best by 10/14/13.

A: Light orange, brilliant clarity, medium head fades after a minute or so.

S: Nice but a bit subdued: pine, herbs and a little toasty (Munich?) malt.

T: Some sweet/toasty malt, big pine and herbal hop flavors, a hint of grapefruit rind and mango. Piney bitterness lingers nicely.

M: Near perfect balance of bitterness and malt body. Hints of alcohol get blasted away by the bitter finish.

O: Nearly a world-class IPA; just falls a little short in the aroma department. Tilted more toward hop bitterness rather than flavor and aroma, maybe a slight resemblance to the unjustly derided "East Coast IPA" of 10-12 years ago, but it works well here.

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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into becker pint glass; clear golden orange with a medium fluffy white head that sticks as a disc of foam leaving delicate lacing. Smell is herbal and piney hops, overtop of subdued crackery malt. Taste has even more pronounced hop flavor; citrus peel, pine and herbal flavors meld, with a good but not strong biscuity malt presence. Alcohol is a bit noticeable at 7.3%, mouthfeel is clean and a bit spiky.

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Photo of beerloserLI
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out amber/dark orange and very nice looking.

Smell come off with crisp sweet hops.

Taste is lovely. Nice punch of hops upfront with a smooth mellow finish. Nothing bitter here and at 7.3% it's very easy drinking. A very enjoyable all purpose ipa.

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Photo of LeRose
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

$1.80 for a 12 ounce can, poured into pint glass.

Aroma was very strong grapefruit/citrus/tropical fruit, some pine notes and resin, nothing remotely floral about it. Very slight malt (caramel?) in the background.

Big frothy beige head that laced all the way to the bottom, orange body with a very slight cloudiness.

Flavor - definite slap from the bitterness. Almost too much, but it went away quickly. Very reminiscent of grapefruit rind with a little sting from the resin. Some sweetness to it, but malt was not very pronounced - more of a complimentary role rather than the star. Some tropical fruitiness thrown in the mix.

Mouthfeel - lively, well carbonated, very light. Nothing lingered - nice, clean, crisp feel. Refreshing.

Overall thought this was good to very good. Paired excellently with some spicy Thai take out we were eating.

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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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