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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: 639 | Ratings: 4,114
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle with a "best before" date of 01/05/14 stamped on the label. Poured into a 6 oz hotel room water glass because I don't have anything else. I suppose I should be glad that I found a decent beer at all, since the beverage cooler in the Rio casino shop was dominated by giant macro beers, with a small corner dedicated to a few Uinta and Stone beers. I must say that I love the label art, with a pair of farmers handling watermelon-sized hop cones to one another out of the back of a wagon wheel cart bed.

Appearance - Pours a brassy copper color that is completely clear, with traces of carbonation bubbles rising up through the liquid to form a one-finger head of microbubbles the color of old parchment. Retention is quite good, and when it finally dissipates, it leaves a smattering of sticky lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit, a symphony of herbal notes dominated by fresh grass and alfalfa, as well as light notes of pine. Hard to detect anything but the bouquet of hops, but that doesn't bother me one bit for the style. Looking forward to diving in.

Taste - Not as citric as the smell, but that grapefruit element is still there. Now, the more dominant flavor profiles are the pine resin, more herbal grassiness and a pleasant bitterness like baby garden greens and dandelions. On the finish, a faint bit of malty sweetness comes through, but make no mistake, the hops are running this show.

Mouthfeel - Body is barely on the light side of medium and the beverage possesses ample carbonation, as seen with the bubbles rising up through the glass. Finish is faintly bitter and mostly dry.

Overall, this is my first foray into the world of Uinta beers, and it seems I've picked a good place to start. This IPA has the punch you in the face hop profile that so many love about the style, but uses hop profiles that prevent this from being a bitter bomb. I've made sure to get my fill of them while in Las Vegas, since alas Uinta doesn't distribute to the Kansas City area.

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Photo of mitch3114
3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured half bottle into snifter glass

A- Nice color, dark amber, orange tint, when poured seemed a bit cloudy but did clear up when settled. A nice big billowy off white head that rose to a couple inches and stuck around and seems to cling to the glass nicely with nice big bubbles

S- smell is full of hops, mildly floral, but not too sweet. Maybe a bit vegetal, a little bready with a hint of sweet grapefruit.

T-Not a whole lot going on but grapefruit, grapefruit grapefruit. The hop taste is actually quite nice for my liking. I was never a fan of grapefruits or the juice, but this I can work with. The bitterness is just right for me too. There is just a touch on the tongue, but it's not over the top. A bit one-dimensional, but still pleasant.

M- This is a clean, crisp, refreshing IPA. The mouthfeel seems to be right for the style. It's smooth going down and there isn't a bite from any excessive alcoh-whoah, I just saw that this was 7.3% ABV! I was thinking 5.6-6. I would not have guessed that high. Well, there you have it. This is definitely not a session beer!

O- If I saw this in a bar I would order it, but only if the options were limited. I only purchased one bottle just to try it. I was in the mood for a new IPA. I was not disappointed, but I wasn't blown away. It is a decent offering. Uinta is a nice brewery and I am glad to see their beers in New York now.

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

Pours a darker straw color, very clear, decent head. The smell is a bit skunky and just a touch oniony, it's all hops, and pretty good, but not quite enough of the floral/citrus/fruity side for my tastes. The taste is very good, but same issue for me. Well made, well priced beer that I would drink again, but I wish the hop bill could be tweaked a little.

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

Poured a finger and half of head on a hazy, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice orange and mandarin smell.
The taste is moderate to strong pine and grapefruit bitterness throughout with a nice orange sweetness balancing it out.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Quite enjoyable.

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

On-tap at the Coffee Table Lounge. On to the beer:

This IPA is lighter orange colored and topped with a little head, though it does whip some rings of lace around. It's a classic West Coast IPA by profile, providing an aroma with grapefruit, pine, and orange, while the taste is pleasantly hoppy with clean pie, sweet grapefruit, citrus, and a decent caramel base. The bitterness is tolerable as well, pleasant and not over the top.

Very good showing by Uinta. It looks like they can do that hop thing too.

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Photo of 11JON11MO
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance = nice golden amber with a beautiful full head
Smell = Very nice citrus pine aroma
Taste = Very nice grapefruit - citrus expected from an IPA
Mouth feel = good feel until the expected deadening results
Overall = I really like this IPA from the tap into my growler into my belly

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Photo of I3eck
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle -> Wine Glass

A: Medium 3/4" off-white head, pure amber color, decently long lacing.
S: Citrus hops, marijuana bud, fresh herbs, slightly floral.
T: Malty front, caramel, toast, pine/citrus hops, herb/chive, nice refreshing bitter hop middle and end, refreshing/cleansing.
M: Excellent CO2, great body for the crystal clear appearance - even a bit creamy.
O: Solid beer. It packs a nice hoppy punch and sets you down softly. Nice hop finish lingers around - not too harsh - just right. This could make it to a new regular brew status. I do appreciate that it is 7.3% but hardly noticeable and brewed with renewable power. Watch out Sierra Nevada...

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Photo of beergoot
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clean looking, light copper body sporting a thick, lasting, finely foamed head. Good, pine-like hop aroma. Light, toasted malt flavors interspersed with a bold hop bitterness from start to finish; juicy. Medium bodied, crisp, clean, with a dry finish.

This beer looks good (lots of lacing and sticky foam clinging to the glass), tastes like an excellent IPA should (at least an American version) with strong hop flavor and bitterness throughout, and drinks easily with a relatively light body. Perhaps a little weak in the aroma department, but overall, a very classy beer.

Ah, canned beers have come along way over the past few decades...

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a can dated best by 12/9/13, into a tulip.
Appearance - gold, clear and bubbly with a fluffy, pillow white head! Lacing all over the glass!
Smell - citrus hop forward, some grass and pine, West Coast IPA in nature, but a bit disappointing.
Taste - balance of hops and malts, but this is clearly an IPA from a can.
Feel - nice grapefruit bitterness, but the slight aluminum presence prevents me from getting too excited.
Overall - ultimately, a solid IPA. I usually give a little extra love for craft beer in a can, for convenience, though this one may be limited due to the fact it's in a can.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I have had this beer before buy had not done a full review, wanted to see how it stood up after each category rating. Outstanding looking and smelling beer that is tasty, but still has to much bitter followup for my personal taste. Overall a decent beer.

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Photo of VoiceOfTheSoul
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured copper with a strong, fluffy buttercream/ivory head that really sticks around leaving thick, cloudy lacing. Smells of melons, grapefruit, and pine with some sourdough and peach. It's sharp and slightly tart, very piney, some lemon rind, good deal of bitterness in the middle, sweet lemon verbena and orange, quinine in the finish. Full and effervescent, sharp on the tongue. Overall very good in the beginning and kind of devolved into a bubbly, bitter drink.

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Photo of Huffs
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a sam adams glass, developed a great full head which lasted and laced well. Head had a creamy, off white appearance and the beer was slightly hazy with a dark golden color. Aroma was very hoppy with floral and citrus notes. Tasted floral and spicy with some grain noted and a good hop finish. Mouthfeel was medium with a dry lingering aftertaste.

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Photo of Kendo
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the can into a pint glass. Body is clear coppery/amber that appears more dark golden when backlit. Nice 2-finger ecru-colored head settles on top, leaving behind a decent amount of foamy lace on the glass.

S: Not a terribly strong nose - for the hops there's pine and citrus and something herbal or floral. But there's also some moderate sweetness too.

T: I'm warming up to it more after a couple sips. First impression: I was surprised by the sweet foundation, which made me think of sugar and brown sugar. After a couple of sips, however, the hops seem to kick in and coat the palate with a solid dose of pine - needles and resin. Also some spiciness that at times recalls rye. Finishes with a good lingering bitterness that brings to mind pine (again) and a touch of lemon or maybe orange peel.

M: Good creamy feel to this one. Heft is middle of the road, maybe a tad bit heavier - this is clearly not one of those "session IPAs." Carbonation is modest.

O: Solid stuff. Not blown away by it, but it's good.

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Photo of Andrew041180
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep copper color with a thick, creamy head and moderately strong visible carbonation. The head retains very well and leaves thick lacing on the sides of the glass. It is mostly clear, with a little bit if haze. Pretty beer.

S - Strong scent of citrusy hops, some darker malt sweetness in there as well as some pine. Very encouraging.

T - This is a big IPA, and if I were doing it blind I would think it a double. The flavors rush at you right away, very powerfully. The taste is darker than the aroma suggests. Very earthy hops, piney, resinous. The malts balance somewhat, although the hops dominate. The sweetness is closer to caramel.

M - Quite full bodied and almost chewy. Distinct resinous quality. A little heavier than I would like.

O - I would suggest this beer for a time when you know you're only having one. The scents and flavors are all there in spades, but it became a bit overpowering for me. Recommend, but not sessionable for me.

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

A - Pours a slightly hazy (chill haze, it cleared after warming) dark copper with a thin white head that quickly dissipated. Good carbonation, good lacing.

S - Hops! Has a sweetness from malts as well. Its a nice balance. Some bitterness of a grapefruit/citrus in there. Smell is great.

T - Has a very unique taste. tarts off small, with nice sweetness, then it develops its hops and kicks in the mouth! Earthy/natural/outdoorsy. Great by not over-hopping you as some IPAs do.

M - Great here. Very smooth. Medium body, slight warming sensation. Good overall flow across the palate.

O - I like. Tate is unique, in a good way. I enjoyed the balance and body. Earthyness and sweet malts - I'd recommend.

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Photo of ISmith87
4.71/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - 4.5 - Crystal clear amber color with a finger of white head that's sticking around

S - 4.75 - Bam! CItrusy hops all around, grapefruit, orange zest, spiciness, even a little cinnamon maybe? Orange spice.

T - 4.75 - CItrusy hops with grapefruit and orange/lemon zest for sure, some lime in there too. Malty goodness balances it all out. Spicy! Honestly for the price, this may be the single most economical IPA I've ever had - nearing Pliny and Hop Stoopid in hop flavor intensity.

M - 4.5 - medium body, good carbonation, alcohol covered, strong hop bite. Very bitter.

O - 4.75 - Great beer, amazing for the price (@ 6.99/6 pack). This will probably be my go to day to day IPA from now on. Maybe years from now I can just not worry about price at all but this one is so good anyway it doesn't matter.

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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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