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: 645 | Ratings: 4,142
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with a strong burst of grassy hops bitterness that is quickly followed by a heavy citrus and caramel sweetness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is very solid IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of larryi86
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz poured into a snifter

A- A clear copper color with a small white head.

S- Hoppy, floral, grapefruit rinds, citrus.

T- Fruity, sweet malts, pine, very floral, some wet grass, missing some balance with the flavors.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A good IPA worth trying. Balance did seem a little off but I would pick it up again.

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Photo of JG-90
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle into glass

A - pours a 1" head, recedes to a small head with moderate lacing. Light golden/orange that is a little hazy

S - Loved the smell the second I opened the bottle. Fruit, hops, and flowers, can get a little malt on the nose

T - great hops, grapefruit and sweet fruit, caramel malt, finishes with a floral note

M - Medium-light body for an IPA, medium-high carbonation

O - Taste delivers on the promises of the nose, I would prefer a tad less carbonation, but a really great beer, it is very refreshing for an IPA, love the sweet fruit and floral.

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Photo of C20Percent
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, clean golden-orange with a BIG bubbly white head of foam on top. Some minimal bubble action in the body. Preliminary lacing is looking good. The thing that stands out most here is how crystal clean the body is -- really nice.

S: Hops coming through nicely. Getting that nice piney / grassy smell over whatever citrus might be around. Smells super crisp. Really nice smell -- if the taste is anything like the aroma hen this should be good. Sweet malts are coming though too.

T: Compares favorably to DC Brau IPA. The hops are nice, not subtle, but very unique. Pine / Grassy aroma transfer to the taste. Kinda of a resin taste. Nice finish, slightly bitter, but really coats the mouth with hops. Crisp. Refreshing. Super solid brew here.

M: Medium body. Nice carbonation. Smooth and creamy -- no real bite. Oily feel. All good here.

O: I had heard good things about this brew on Beer Advocate. And, it's true. It's really good. Again, I compare it to DC Brau, but this gets higher scores because DC Brau is littered with off-putting sediment. This is so clean, crisp and beautiful. I recommend this to anyone.

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Photo of chanokokoro
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a cervoise glass

Pours golden amber with orange hues; two finger bright white fluffy head. Above average retention and quite a bit of splotchy lacing. Citrus blossoms, grapefruit, and a hint of pine on the nose. Grapefruit rind bitterness right off the bat, met by some lightly sweet caramel malt and pineapple. Finishes crisp and dry with the return of bitter citrus rind. Lighter side of medium bodied, well carbonated, smooth and silky mouthfeel. Solid and enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good though not exceptional IPA, on tap at Capone's Restaurant. Big IBU, fruity and orange taste. Spider lace. Decent drinkability, however some bleach in the finish. Decent drinkability despite imperfections because of the hop complexity. Middling for all the great IPAs out there.

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Photo of DanK
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As others have said, this beer pours a light Orange. Nose is impressive with a nice hop character. Taste is where this IPA shines. Very nice balance between strong hop and malt. Among the top 10% of IPAa on the market. The balanced flavor continues with somewhat more malt as it fades. The alcohol come through at the very end.

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Photo of matjack85
3.41/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL. 12oz brown bottle with a bottled on date of 07/13/12 on the side of the label, making this bottle about 5 months old.

The beer poured a hazy golden/copper color with a 2-finger white head on top. The head lasted a few minutes and left lots of whispy lacing all over the glass.

Pineapple grapefruit aroma mixed with a touch of caramel.

The taste had more bitter grapefruit to it than sweeter pineapple, but both are present. Mild caramel malt adds some sweetness and balance, but the hops are the star of the show here with 82 IBU's to prove it. The alcohol is well hidden for 7.3%, but the bitter grapefruit oils linger well into the aftertaste.

Medium body with a little higher than average carbonation.

This is a decent IPA that lives up to it's namesake "Hop Notch".

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Photo of andrewinski1
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. The color is clear golden. There is a full one inch head that leaves a lot of great sticky lacing.

This has a really aromatic tropical fruitiness. Citrus and pineaplle blend really well together.

The taste has great zesty hop flavor to go with mild malt sweetness, that really shows in the finish. There is great pine and citrus notes in the flavor as well. The sweet finish really goes well with the orange.

This is really tasty, it's medium bodied and sticky. Yum.

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Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hard to see in this dark restaurant, but appears to be slightly amber color with white head.

Smell is mild tangerine and bread.

Taste is malt forward with citrus coming in midway. Caramel and apple also present.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied.

Overall good.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
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 +9%
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 -6.3%
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%
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 +11.3%
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 +8.7%
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 -11.3%
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 +23%
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 +0.8%
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 -11.5%
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 +9.7%
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 -3.5%
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 -1.3%
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%
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 +15.8%
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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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 4,142 ratings.
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