Hop Nosh IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

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
Ranking:
#6,733
Reviews:
694
Ratings:
4,357
pDev:
10.45%
 
 
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178
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Ratings: 4,357 |  Reviews: 694
Photo of Britton
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of farrago
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sort of thinnish head, around a finger’s worth of just off-white foam, moderately tight weave helps retention until there’s just a few islands left, the lacing is wispy but sticks alright. Exquisitely clear copper orange colored liquid, glistens in the glass, virtually no bubbles visible though. Playfully scented nose of hothouse flowers, pine sap, pink grapefruit to tangerine citrus and an erect spine of herbal hops and pepper, the apricot, peach, pineapple fruit more muted, in the end more sweet than bitter but not lacking in the latter, quietly worms its way into your nostrils like it owns the deed. Medium-bodied, places the bitterness and leafy hoppiness upfront for an initial puckering effect, then allows the general creamy mouth texture to take over, orange pekoe tea, licorice, pine, sourdough bread segue to fuller pineapple, mango, peach, apricot fruit. Pink and white grapefruit, tangerine, mandarin orange, citrus soup in your mouth. Carbonation has a keen prickle to it but neither broad nor especially long lived. Very clean finish, refreshing and tingly. Could drink a lot of these ice cold.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of mechamifune
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pleasant orange/gold color. Slight white head and very clean look. Carbonation evident and looks good for the style.

Smell is bits of citrus and bitter hops. Pleasant enough smell but it comes across as a little muted to me for the style.

Taste is a bit like the smell but stronger. Citrus and tropical fruits upfront followed by some sweetness and then a relatively strong hop bitterness in the end. A great hop-forward taste.

Mouthfeel is about the right combination of smooth/crisp for an IPA. Not perfect carbonation but not much to complain about.

Overall this is a great, drinkable, hoppy IPA. Among easily obtained IPAs, i'd put this one below only 2hearted. Good price point as well....seek this one out.

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Photo of Lordquackingstic
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of djbreezy
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottled on 12/13/11 so 15 days fresh! poured into a tulip.

appearance - pours a beautiful transparent orange with a nice white head, amazing retention, lacing streaks the glass

smell - grapefruit and citrus hop profile

taste - grapefruit and pine hops up front followed by a nice hop bitterness, malt plays a low background, very much a west coast style ipa

mouthfeel - medium body, high carbonation, frothy and smooth, slightly oily, dry finish

overall - great hop profile, the hops shine in this one as they should, excellent ipa

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Photo of iSip
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Uinta Hop Knotch IPA: This Uinta offering is a hazy caramel in color with well developed head that makes it to the finish line. Good aroma of fruity hops. The flavor has the flowery hops shining through the malt sweetness, but the finish is a bit rough. This is a good middle of the road IPA.

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Photo of mactrail
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pleasant rich hoppy ale. Nice nose of resins and flowers. Pours a golden amber in the wine glass. Rich and flavorful with a big malt presence. Sweet and spicy is the flavor profile. While not as bitter as many IPAs, the hoppy bitterness provides the right balance to the maltiness. A grapefruit flavor without any excessive harshness. A medium body with nice creamy mouthfeel.

Really drinkable and tasty. Among the better IPAs I've had this year.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is bready malts, some tangy melon and some dank, resiny, piney hops.

The flavor is a little sweet fruit with a big resiny almost charred bitterness. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, a pretty solid IPA. A little more sweet fruit and less char in the flavor to better balance it and a little more body and this would be excellent.

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Photo of smcolw
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly hazy. Orange amber color. Good starting head, but it settles to a narrow band of bubbles. It does leave some streaky lace

Green,fresh hop smell with a strong scent of grapefruit.

A traditional American IPA, with lots of bitterness that is reminiscent of chile peppers. Very light malt. The body is good with an appropriate level of carbonation.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Always up for trying a new American IA, and this already looks like a winner. Color is straight out of casting golden copper, with a solid finger of white head and fantastic lacing already crowding the rim. The nose is one of my best IPA aromas ever, with a powerful yet less aggressive hop blast, full of fruit and floral notes, and only flavored with pine, not dominated by it.

The taste doesn't disappoint either, with late breaking pine following a broad, balanced opening sip. Texture and aftertaste match the flavor well. This isn't your typical hop bomb, but is worth trying f ou even a moderate hop head. I find this complex but still easy to drink. Don't even mention the seven and a half percent that makes it almost a DIPA. Extremely impressive stuff from these Salt lake City brewers.

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Photo of Billolick
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 11-17-11, yes, nice fresh hoppy IPA.

Pours hazed lighter amber, loose and fluffy of white head, some retention shown, then a loose film, thicker collar and decent low sheeting and spots of lace.

Pungent citric nose, chunks of fresh pineapple and grapefuit come to mind.

Fruity and flavorful. Hopped up and moderatly bitter on the back end AIPA. Easy to drink and enjoy every sip of this one.

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Photo of ejw127
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of GrizzlyBrew
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden Straw Color with fair amount of haze (ok). There is a well-supported off-white head that thins out pretty quickly but sticks around

S - Grapefruit, citrus, lavender, great nose! Nice slightly biscuity malt base (My wife just smelled it and said it smelled like sticking her nose in one of my bags of hops - that's a winner!)

T - Nice... Good balance of sweet malt right up front with an immediate presence of citrus characteristics - think marmalade. The balance of firm bitterness swells up smoothly. Firm, but not harsh. Grassy noted coming through on end of each sip.

M - Full, but not too sweet. Carb is mod/mod-high but not biting. good balance.

O - Really nice IPA. I am very happy to have a pretty 'big' IPA that is still pretty balanced. I'd recommend to anyone.

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Photo of bmwfan1987
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 11/17/11 The aroma is just a bomb of nectarine/peachy, citrusy, piney, floral goodness. Appearance is golden. Absolutely outstanding. Taste is very similar. soft pillowy notes of peaches and citrus, with slight pine. Overall this beer is a wonderful surprise and should hold me over for nugget nectar. I'd actually call this a nugget nectar substitute.

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Photo of yeager31
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alamode
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed this, their Anniversary Barleywine and Imperial Black IPA at Julio's on 12-04.
12oz bottle, split with rpwaldron, into a Lagunitas mason jar. bottled on 11-17-11.

notes from 12-06-11:

A: yellow, light amber with a nice white head

S: tropical fruit, piney hops and citrus

T: sour citrus, fresh earthy hops, slight bitter, sweet citrus and malt

M: crisp, medium carbination, clean finish

O: I could drink this all day! Very refreshing! At 2 weeks old, this is amazing. Uinta beers continue to impress.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a copper color with a nice looking white creamy head on top. The smell of the beer was hoppy, it had plenty of floral citrus notes on the nose. The taste of the beer was full of bitter flavors from the hops used in this brew. The aftertaste had a light caramel flavor to it. The mouthfeel was clean and sharp feeling. Overall this beer was a good ipa, I would probably drink this one again I I came across it.

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Photo of hippityhops85
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Aquired from a $10 mix-a-six at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Can't beat that deal. Bottled on 10/26/11.

Pours a clear amber/umber with a thin offwhite head that quickly dissipates leaving an oilslick of head on top of the brew.

The nose is impressive. Lots of fresh, piny, grapefruit hops. Definitely a solid malt backbone to this brew as well. The hops dominate the profile.

The taste has gobs and gobs of grapefruit, slight mango and a little bit of pine. Grapefruit is the dominating flavor here. The end palate leaves a lingering bitterness backed up by the caramel malts. Alcohol notes are not present.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with an excellent amount of carbonation.

The price is right on this beer. A little high in abv at 7.3% for my tastes (should be called a dipa imo) but it's a good, no great beer for $1.50 beer. A definite go-to for those cold nights. I've had much worse IPAs for double the price. Cudos to Unita.

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Photo of sw2112
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of mindspin315
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear light orange body and poured a massive off-white head. Lacing sticking all over the glass.

Lots of dank tropical fruity hop goodness. Orange juice, light piney notes and tangerines. The nose is really balanced and clean. Fresh cut grass and faint floral aromas as well.

This is one hell of a balanced beer! Light pine and tropical fruits upfront. A mild bitterness and dryness come through about midway and carry through the finish. The bitterness gently sticks to the tounge. Light creamy body with mild pine and white grapefruit flavors. Hop spice comes through as you make your way through the beer. Carbonation is another well balanced quality of this beer.

A truly spectacular IPA. Plenty of amazing qualities shine throughout this beer. Lots of big hop aromas and flavors. Not a hop bomb, but the hops are definitely knocking on the door. The bitter and dry feel add a nice touch to the mouthfeel. Hop Notch IPA is a very well crafted IPA and one I would drink regularly. If you like Union Jack, Flower Power, Sculpin, or Pliny the Elder...this one is for you.

[94/100]

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Photo of hefehead12
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of beer2day
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours honey to lemon gold with a nice 2-finger stand-up frothy white head. Decent retention and impressive lace rings.

Big citrus nose. Grapefruit, and more grapefruit. A bit of biscuit malt backs that up, but rather one dimensional. A nice dimension, though.

Not quite a hop bomb, but pretty close. Grapefruit up front with a decent dose of pepper in the finish. Very tart and dry finish. Lots of grapefruit on the back end.

Feel is light resin and just a touch of syrup. Pretty darn close to perfect for my taste.

Really glad I picked this up and will seek out another 6.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours golden medium orange color with an even layer of creamy foam and minimal carbonation.

S - Grassy, earthy, citrus hops that are mild to moderate, any malt present in the aroma is so low that it's virtually undetectable.

T - Light caramel sweetness at the tip of the tongue with some tangy sweetness after that, it's all citrus and pine bitterness mixed in with some grass, a little earthiness, and mild floral presence. The scale is tipped in favor of the hops, but the balance is about as good as it gets for an IPA.

M - Medium body and the body to taste comparison is what I would consider to be in perfect balance, they complement each other (which is the first time I think I've ever used this description).

O - A very solid IPA from Uintas, the more of their beers I try, the more impressed I become. IPA fans, definitely seek this one out. Fist pump to the state for finally loosening their conservative alcohol laws which give brewers like Uintas an opportunity to really shine and prove their brewing ability.

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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 4,357 ratings