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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: 4,092
Photo of Reidrover
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz single from Roth’s Sunnyslope Market in Salem. $1.39 Pours a slightly darker burnt orange then usual, with a large rocky dirty white head, that fades fast and leaves large amounts of lace down the glass. Slightly resinous hop aromas, with a good doze of caramel from the malts. A nicely balanced IPA in taste. Sure the hops are there but they are equaled by a strong caramel malt. Nice strong mouthfeel to this one. Overall a nice IPA and very drinkable.

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Photo of Gigantor
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really liked this beer. The color is a light orange with a bone white head. The 1st smell had a nice citrus nose to it, but there was also a bit caramel as well. The bosy was meduim with a nice malty backbone to it. The bitterness was definatly there but it was not asstrigent. I tend to liek a bit of a sweeter IPA so this one worked for me. I would drink it again.

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Photo of cvm4
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly opaque orangeish amber with a frothy eggshell head. Good amount of lacing.

S - Tropical hops along with floral fragrance.

T - Begins with citrus rinds & grapefruit notes. Develops into sweeter malts and finishes with a hoppy floral note.

M - A lighter bodied IPA with a good amount of carbonation.

O - Not a pallette wrecker, which is a nice change of pace. It's citrus & floral hop forward that is easy to enjoy.

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

A-golden amber color with a medium white head and some lacing

S-citrus, pine, light malt and floral notes

T-nice citrus notes, pine, malt, floral, moderate bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp mouthfeel

O-a solid IPA with good flavor but not among the elite of the style

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

Amber/orange color, mildly cloudy. Frothy, two finger thick pale yellow head with nice retention. Wonderfully aromatic, can smell it at first pour. Fresh lemon zest, crushed hops, citrus and roasted malts. Sweet, nutty overall aroma. Sour hop blast with softer and sweeter tones of fermented citrus fruits and brown sugar on the first sip. Balances out well no overwhelming flavor; a simply solid, full bodied IPA. Creamy, malty and hoppy overall mouthfeel with a hoppy finish.

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Photo of nUgZ
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very clear amber color with a 1 finger head and nice lacing. In my opinion, good IPA's should be at least somewhat hazy.

S: Pretty strong hop fragrance up front, both citrus and floral. Some malts and breadiness in the end.

T: Wow...very nice! It starts with a big smack of citrus and pine hops. A little malt in the balance, but definitely hop heavy. I like!

M: Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.

O: I'm quite impressed with this offering from Uinta. It's extremely well balanced and very drinkable. The alcohol is well hidden and I could definitely session with this beer. I'm a hop fiend, and this satisfies while still having a nice malt profile. Well done!

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Photo of billab914
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into my Ithaca glass. It's amber in color and very clear for the style. I'm assuming it has to be filtered for how clear it is, which isn't my preference in the style. A half inch of sticky white foam covered the top and clung to the glass. Nice retention and lacing.

The aroma has a moderate citrusy, resiny hoppiness with a little bit of pine and lemon zest to it. It's got a pretty noticeable malt presence to it as well with some notes of caramel and bready grains.

The taste shows a little more of a bitter citrus rind to it and lemon zest flavor to it The sweeter malts are again very apparent though with more of the grainy, caramel flavors coming out. The malt sweetness in the finish feels overdone to though unfortunately and seems to steal the focus away from the hops.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate for the style. Overall, it was a decent beer but not an outstanding one of the style. The hops were pretty decent, but they felt overshadowed at times by the sweet maltiness. Not bad at all, but it didn't stand out to me in a competitive style.

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Photo of dtreindl
4.92/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

If you are the kind if person who loves to explore beer, then you know the feeling of falling in love with a beer the first time you ever tasted it. That was my experience with Hop Notch. Then you try it a second and maybe again a third time. Sure enough, no subsequent taste ever matched the first. Tis life; passions are rarely permanent.

This brew doesn't follow. I saw the lable and immediately recalled fond memories. But then worried my memory exceeded potential. It didn't. This IPA's hop blend beats almost any other. Try it if you can find it. If you appreciate hops you'll love it!

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Photo of Domingo
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been a big fan of Uinta’s beers ever since they started appearing in CO. This one is one of those that people have been raving about for a little while, but I’ve only had once before. Let’s see what we’ve got here…
Pours an amber orange color. A nice cap of foam leaves rings on the glass, sip by sip. Nice visual and texture.
I’m not sure what hops this is using, but it has a pretty bold grapefruit flavor. There’s clearly no juice, but it tastes almost like there is – pretty amazing to have that specific character from the hops/malt alone. Grapefruity and slightly sweet on the front, which becomes bitterness on the back end. Some sips give forth a little bit of a mango note while others have more of a pine character – but there’s never any of that oniony swampy stuff that seems to be all of the rage at the moment.
My glass was gone pretty fast, and with a lot of IPA’s I tend to be 1-and-done. Not here. I think I could probably have 2 or 3 of these, although since they’re on the stronger end of the spectrum I probably wouldn’t do more than that.
Honestly this is good stuff and a 6’er was surprisingly cheap. It’s better than a lot of bigger names, too.
A nice IPA that I imagine I’ll be going back to.

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Photo of TheChiefBrews
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle yielding a dark orange color with a soapy 2 finger head. The lacing on this beer is excellent. Bottled on 9/4/12.

S: Smells sweet with accompanying grapefruit citrus and pine notes. This smells more malt forward than I would have expected.

T: The taste begins with citrus (grapefruit) andy pine hops, followed quickly by sweet carmel malts. The taste finishes sweet with some floral hops for balance. The beer is slightly bitter at finish, certainly on the sweeter sider of the IPA spectrum.

M: The beer has an excellent mouthfeel. It slightly coats the mouth, but finishes clean. This may be my favorite part of this beer.

O: This IPA is a bit to sweet for me. grapefruit and pine flavors present are pleasing but they are dominated in the end by the sweetness of the malt. The appearance and mouthfeel for this beer are excellent however. I would like to try this fresh or on tap. This is a beer worth trying, but for those who prefer a more bitter and astringent IPA this may not be the beer for you.


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Photo of jeffreydurbin
4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I just had a Hop Czar before this one and I was horribly disappointed with that IPA because it lacked the attributes I expect from an Oregon IPA.

On the other hand, this IPA is quite satisfying.

Appearance - a bit more orange-colored than typical. Certainly attractive with good lacing but to be honest who cares how it looks?

Aroma - Definite pine notes with orange and grapefruit aromas. A little bit of a sweetness to the aroma. Very, very good.

Taste - It has the bitterness we expect from an IPA but it also has the

Mouthfeel - Good carbonation and a smooth drink.

I really enjoy this one and considering it is a very reasonably priced beer in Denver I think this is going to be one of my main IPAs.

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Photo of chinchill
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a Fat Squirrel pint glass. Bottled on 23 April, 2012 and stored refrigerated most or all of the time since.

Pours a very clear amber with a fairly creamy, eggshell colored head. The head has decent retention and leaves the glass pretty well coated.

A nice fresh hop aroma and flavor, especially given nearly 6 months since bottling. The aftertaste has a nice orange/citrus aspect in addition to the usual grapefruit rind. Aroma gets a bit more earthy with warming.

O: a satisfying, well-crafted, citrusy IPA. Has a higher ABV than usual which is well-hidden in the taste and nose, but mars the mouthfeel.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best Before 01/21/13

A: Pours a copper color with a fingers worth of sticky bubbly head

S: Nice and hoppy, with a solid citrus kick and a decent malt backbone. West coast all the way

T: Follows the nose. Very citrusy and refreshing, with a good malt backing and slight estery alcohol. Not too bitter for 82 IBUs

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit rough

O: A nice IPA that stands firmly in the crowded room of IPAs. Nothing special, but worth a try

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: pretty, yellow-orange. Thick messy off white head and lacing.
smell: Definitely an IPA. Doesn't distinguish itself though pleasant enough. Piney, citrus and floral hops with a slight malty sweetness.
taste: The flavor is very similar to the nose but adds a balance and creaminess that does distinguish this from many IPA's.
overall: With all the great IPA's, hard to rise above. This one does a bit though doesn't hit elite.

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Photo of davidkennedy85
4.63/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my first review, so helpful suggestions are appreciated :)

A: It pours a copper/amber color. Three fingers (I'm pretty sure I poured it wrong) of off-white head with excellent retention. Lacing sticks all the way down the glass. By the time it's empty, there's still a finger of foam left at the bottom! Mild carbonation. Crystal clear.

S: Holy hops! Dank, grassy, piney, citrusy hops! I think I can detect a sweet aroma from the malt, but I'm not very good at sensing malt aroma yet. No idea what yeast smells like, so I can't say there.

T: The first thing I notice is a sweet, caramelly (possibly roasty or toasty - not sure what this would taste like) flavor from the (I assume) malt. Next, a warm alcohol sensation all down the throat and into my belly. Right after that (or perhaps simultaneously), a full on assault of hops! Dank, grassy, piney, and citrusy flavors. Finally, a lasting bitterness. I can still taste it ten minutes after it's gone. I can't stop smiling.

M: As mentioned above, this beer is mildly carbonated. Not too fizzy, not flat. It's just right. This is definitely my least confident area, but I believe it's light-bodied, like an IPA should be. It's not thick at all. CAUTION: Leaving this beer on the palate for longer than a few seconds could scar you for life!

O: This is one of my favorite beers to date. I had to knock a couple of points off because it's not as perfect as other IPA's I've had (from Stone), but it comes damn close. In particular, it'd be nice if there was more smell/taste from the malt/alcohol. I can only hope Uinta makes a special bomber edition at some point in the near future.

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Photo of ToddT
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L- Slightly hazy orange amber color topped with a thin off white head. Head fades quickly and leaves some spotty lace on the glass.

S- Floral hops are most dominate, with notes of pineapple and grapefruit hops as well.

T- Citrus and pineapple hops are first followed by a caramel malt that cuts through the hop notes and provides balance. The hops never really recover from the malt to take center stage again, but they do reappear at the finish as a floral grassy final note. Finish is dry but without the lingering bitter note of hops that I've come to expect in an IPA. As this warms, a bit of alcohol heat begins to show up at the finish.

M- Medium in body and carbonation, this is pretty clean for an IPA too, with very little oily build up on the palate.

O- Decent beer, nothing I'd go out of my way for but nothing I'd turn down either. A little different than what I was expecting but nothing that really stands out either. The 7.3% ABV makes it an easy drinker though.

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Photo of stakem
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my boy Broc for gifting me with a bottle of this recently. Poured into a pub glass, the brew appears a hazed color of orange with some lighter yellow around the edges. A finger of yellowish stained froth sits atop and slowly fades leaving some webby patterns of lacing effect sticking to the glass. Pretty decent retaining powers composed of rather large bubbles.

The aroma has a nice floral and fruity rind quality. A bit of herbs, grass and pine with a slight catty aspect. For being bottled 3 months ago, the brew displays a pleasant depth of hop character still lingering in the nose. More smells reveal a bit of bready grain character that is slightly toasted.

The taste has that previously described toasted grain character before the onset of hop flavoring and modest bitterness. The hops have an oily feel of resinous pine, bitter rinds/pulp and a bit of floral element. It is somewhat herbal and grassy with a flavor of grapefruit rinds and slight minty aspect across the back before a perfume-like ester of alcohol takes things to the next level.

This is a medium to fuller bodied brew for an ipa. It is overall a pretty decent brew but not something I would go out of my way for or continually purchase time after time. I am appreciative of the chance to try it and if given the opportunity to have a fresher bottle, I wouldn't hesitate.

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Photo of nimrod979
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz cool little brown bottle. Bottled on 3/29/12. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy. Copper in color. two finger white-ish head. Great retention and excellent sticky lacing.

Aroma: Grapefruit, fresh cut grass. A bit of malt.

Taste: Much more flavor than the aroma would lead on. Citrusy hops. grapefruit and orange. Creamy caramel malt adds a nice backbone and texture. Bitterness comes back in the end in the form of some pine-y hops.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. Medium body and carbonation. Finish is dry and carries a nice hops bitterness. Excellent balance. Real solid IPA here fellas.

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Photo of BenSilvia
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Failrly light, somewhat hazy golden in color.

Smell - Hops, earthy, dirty.

Taste - The taste is pretty bitter, not a citrusy as i prefer. Not much alcochol presence. A good amount of malt sweetness for an IPA. Tastes earthy and hoppy, pretty straight forward. Hop bitterness lingers for a while, which I love.

Mouthfeel - Sticks to the toungue a little more than alot of IPA's ive had.

Overall this is a decent beer. Again not as citrusy as i like, but a good balance of bitterness and sweetness.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was really excited to pick this one up, and it did not disappoint. 12oz bottle, pours a hazy golden copper, with a frothy ivory head, decent retention and lacing. Huge citrus nose, grapefruit rind, biscuity malt,pine. Tastes are fresh wet sticky resiny hop, grapefuit rind, pine, lingering oily bitterness. Mouth-feel is sticky and resiny, dry. Loved it!

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Photo of alexgash
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle. Bottled on 8/27/12.

Clear, brilliant burnt copper with golden edges. Good inch of creamy, moderately dense, light beige head. Nice lacing. Some cookie and fruit malt hide beneath big citrus, pine, and resin hops.

Herbal hop bitterness and toasted malts up front. Hop bitterness becomes citrusier and spicy. Cookie, caramel, and biscuit malt sweetness fills out the palate. Pitchy, sappy bitterness into the finish. Lingering fruity sweetness and piny, resinous hops. Medium bodied, with a creamy feel. Very nicely done. The best IPA brewed in Utah? Maybe.

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Photo of teromous
3.07/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: It appears as a dull copper color, that is very hazy. Only shadows are visible through it. The head is white, and forms a soap-like rim around the outside of the glass. There is visible sediment floating in the beer (possibly hops or yeast from bottle carbonation? not sure). Very spotted lacing.

S: It has a candy-like sweetness to its scent...very malty. The hops come through as very earthy, with notable resin character.

T: It has a mellow bitterness, with a lot more hop character coming through after taking a sip rather than while drinking. The hops taste very similar to the scent, very resinous and some pine-like qualities. The malt profile is not as pronounced in the flavor, as it is in the scent.

M: The mouthfeel is very nice. It has just the right bitterness to say "hey I'm an IPA and you need to wake up" and has just the right carbonation to feel alive in the mouth.

O: Overall I thought it was a very nice IPA, but it seemed very one-dimensional. There wasn't much complexity in the hop flavors or smell. The appearance isn't all that great, even if I discount the sediment (because it is likely intentional). I would drink it again, but I wouldn't recommend it compared to the vast ocean of AIPA/IPA/IIPA's available.

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Photo of emerge077
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 8/27/2012
Poured into a tulip glass. Appears a bright and saturated deep orange color. Plenty of foamy head that left a drippy collar of lacing all around the glass. A cluster of bubbles clung to one side for the duration of the glass.

Soft floral aroma, light fruity canteloupe.

Lightly spicy bitterness, herbal and dry in the finish. Fairly malty, medium bodied with a bready heft to it. PIne and resiny herbals dominate the flavor. Moderate bitterness. A serviceable IPA but not all that memorable.

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Photo of Ego
3.15/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$10.99 for a growdog @ ole joe canal's locally...

2 fingers of soapy/craggy head that is in no rush to leave the party, somewhere between golden and orange hues, not much carbonation commuting up to the head but the retention and lacing do not suffer, pretty god looking

herbal and citrus hop, orange peel with sugar on the edges, just clean, crisp and fresh with nothing out of place and nothing in your face, a nice balance

taste etc...
the carbonation is strange, it really needs more bite to up the lip smack factor, right now it is a touch to flat, decent bitterness lingers on the after gulp, you get all the same notes in the mouth as noticed by the nose.. except that the body lacks here without the right level of carbonation. there isn't much to say about this, even my BS can only go so far, this is pretty middle of the road

an average APA with a slight kick in the ABV area, nothing bad here, just nothing worth going bonkers over. if it is your only option at a bar when you want a nice hop bitterness, go for it.

music: minus the bear - infinity overhead

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer #35 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

Passed on trying this in CA, as I was sure I'd see it in UT. And, alas, here it is - and it was bottled 24 days ago.

There is a heavier amber color to this one than I would have expected for the style. Nose seems almost non-existent. Very faint tones of earthy hops. Flavor profile is quite earthy. Much more than I was hoping for, if I am going to be honest. The beer is still pretty solid though. Heavy malt base with a well managed hop influence on top of it giving it a fairly thick body. It's a good beer, but not really my cup of tea...err...beer, for an IPA.

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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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