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Hop Nosh IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
622
Ratings:
4,039
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
27.18%
 
 
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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...

eyes...
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

nose...
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

verdict?
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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Photo of mpedara429
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A straight amber color that is tranlucent. It isn't cloudy, but not clear either. It poured out with small amount of head but left a lot of sticky lacing on the sides.

S: Definitely smell tropical fruit like pineapple. A small hint of grapefruit-like citrus. It is very sweet smelling.

T: Bitter hops, grapefruit, and tropical fruit are prominent but are balanced by some awesome malt flavors. Bitterness while it is in your mouth, but it does not linger after it goes down.

M: Medium carbonation that stays smooth in a slightly creamy body. Somehow it also feels pretty light where it is not filling, but is booming with flavor.

O: This was really good IPA. Pretty hoppy at 82 IBUs but so smooth and drinkable. I usually prefer a little bit more dry hopping for smell, but the taste is what really counts. Tastewise, I really enjoyed everything about it. The hoppiness and fruit flavors were on point, but I was truly impressed by the malts in this one. It really feels like this beer is made in small batches with the freshest ingredients. I would definitely go out of my way to get this again.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served an orange-amber colored brew with a one finger white head. The head has fairly good retention, eventually fading to give a nice level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is a nice abundance of sweet citrus and some lighter tropical fruit as well as more bitter hop smells of a grapefruit and pine nature.

Taste – The taste begins with a strong bready base with some light caramel sweetness and a mild grapefruit hop bitterness. As the taste advances further the caramel is lost to lighter fruit flavors in nature. While this occurs so to does the citrus grapefruit bitterness increases. As time advances however the grapefruit hop flavor gives way to a piney hop flavor, which at the end of the taste, leaves a bitter yet fairly balanced flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly creamier side with the carbonation level being below average and light. The combination of the two overall, gave it more of a cask beer feel, which was nice for the hoppy and malty flavors of the brew.

Overall – A pretty nice IPA with a good balance between breadiness, sweetness, and hop. Well worth a try.

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

This IPA pours yellow/orange slightly hazy. Small head not much lacing.

Nice aroma. Orange and lemon citrus, really nice balance with biscuits, rye breadiness, pungent hop aroma. me likey.

Similar to nose, more orange zest and grapefruit, again balanced well with malts, really clean bitterness and finish.

Enjoying this IPA quite a bit...please sir may I have another

Good beer from....UTAH!

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Photo of colforbin73
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a very satisfying hop forward west coast style ipa.... dry with bite... and a decent malt backbone.

pours an opaque orange amber with a thin white head, leaves little lacing. the smell is solid, fresh piney hops and a little apple.

the taste follows, a slightly oily drink bites the tongue and upper palate and leaves a strong piney taste in the mouth. it is balanced with crisp apple and smooth pear.... the rich malt coats the back of the throat, citrus and maple at play.

this is an excellent ipa -- do not over look, it holds its' own with Union Jack and Torpedo and others....

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Photo of MadScientist
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 6/19/2012

A: A medium amber with an orange hue and excellent clarity. The persistant rocky, white head settles to a thin film but never goes away.

S: Citrusy American hops dominate the aroma at a moderate level with a light alcohol note. The hops have a pleasant grassy character suggesting a decent amount of dry hopping and a light tropical fruit aroma. There is a light malt sweetness with slight caramel notes that ar revealed as it warms. There are also some very low fruit esters, just enough.

T: Hop flavors dominate being mostly citrusy, followed by grassy herbaceous then slight tropical. The strong hops flavors are supported by a moderately-strong hops bitterness and a supportive moderate malt sweetness and a slight caramel flavor. Alcohol is almost as strong as the bitterness and malt but remains soft yet strong, a little more and it would become solventy but it's kept in check.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. There is a medium amount of warmth with this beer along with a slight creaminess. Despite the substantial hop bill this doesn't have any astringency.

O: There is more hops flavor in this beer than almost any beer I've had; it would have been a thing of beauty and wonder if there had been more hops varieties than being so focused on the citrus hops. This is still a solid effort and I will look for other beers from Unita.

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Photo of jtd1969
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - reddish hazy color. Decent carbonation with lacing.

S - Slight fruity, piney and malty

T - Earthy, grapefruit, caramel, malty but not overly bready. Hopped nicely

M- medium body and medium carbonation

D - Really enjoy this beer. The hop character with the malts really come together for me.

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Photo of mntlover
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy copper color must be bottle conditioned because some floaters hanging around. Cream colored thumb sized head falls to scum leaving behind some descent lace.

Aroma is nice tropical fruits and floral notes, nice sweet mellow hops not slam in your face hop bomb. very pleasant aroma though enjoyable and relaxing.

Taste is kind of like the nose but more hop intense. Citrus bitterness dominating with some fruity and floral notes but lingering citrus bitterness lingers through out. Just enough malt sweetness to hold the hops.

Mouthfeel is light medium with lightly peppy carbonation that seems to fit this brew just fine.

Overall all an enjoyable IPA extra credit for the easy to find and read born on date.

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Photo of corby112
3.3/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger white foam head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Resinous hop aroma with a nice balance of earthy and sweet fruit notes countered by a caramel malt backbone. Floral with hints of grass and pine countered by grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. Malt presence is strong with caramel, toffee and biscuit.

Medium bodied with a complex hop profile that's slightly hindered by a prominent malt backbone. Nice balance of earthy and sweet notes with dry, piny bitterness giving way to tropical and citrus fruit flavor. Hints of grass, soil and pine needle countered by pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel. Underneath, there is a strong malt backbone with hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit. The hop profile is pretty nice but the strong malt presence overpowers it a bit too much for my liking.

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Photo of washburnkid
3.13/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: amber with a thin film of white head.
S: bready malts and fruit on the nose.
T: flavors are also pretty bready. Caramel maltiness, just a touch of balance from the herbal fruity hops.
M: nice medium mouth and good carbonation.
D: kind of struggling with this one, I'm not impressed. Kind of a bready malt bomb.

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Photo of Mounty4Life
3.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap at D's II. Nice orangish color with decent head that is white as clouds. Lacing sticky throughout!! Smells of hoppy goodness but has something missing. Crispy hops ride in early but slightly watery and lack of malt maybe? But could pound these and at 7% could get dangerous. I like a better mouth pop from ipa. Good but not great , easy going ipa!

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clean orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, nice and mellow pine like hops. In the taste, pine hops with just a note of orange citrus hops, however a bit watery. A small hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry pine and a small orange citrus hop in the aftertaste. Nice hops, mellow but good, a bit watery and thin, but still enjoyable.

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Photo of imbibulent
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Saw this in NYC at fairway. Having tried and enjoyed the imperial black ipa I gave it a try. Wary of it's utah origins (for some reason I'm stuck believing that beer in utah is diluted), I was encouraged by the 7.3% abv.

I'm honestly not one for the look of a beer and began by drinking it out of the bottle. As a neuroscientist working in the field of taste, I know that flavour is a product of the fave basic tastes multiplied by the smells. Drinking from the bottle limits smells and allows for finer perception of the five tastes, with bitter, sweet and sometimes sour dominating (umami and salt tend to be minor players).

With such an high abv I suspected a lot of sugar went into it but the malts are subdued and truly balance the hops which I would consider to be mild given the eponymous prominence of the flower. I could drink a lot of these until I was too drunk to drink more; this I could say about many beers but it's the first one that counts the most and this is a beer I would gladly let take my sobriety.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hop Notch IPA
Uinta Brewing Company
Style: American IPA
ABV: 7.30 %

LOOK: Clear light orange colored brew, slight off white head and plenty of lace work.

SMELL: Nose of orangey citrus, floral notes, pine needles, and bready malts.

TASTE/FEEL: Smooth easy drinking ale with a small hop bite, mild citrus notes full of orange and grapefruit. An herbal note is also attributed to the hops, with biscuity, pale malt flavor adding some sweetness. The finish of the beer is slightly bitter, with more citrus notes lingering.

OVERALL: A great session IPA for the warmer months. Very refreshing, well balanced, flavorful brew. Well made, and a six pack is well worth the purchase. Bottled on 7-24, nice and fresh indeed.

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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.
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