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): 7.30%

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

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Ratings: 4,314 |  Reviews: 685
Photo of HopDiggityDawg
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 11 days ago!

Poured into a pint glass
Apperance is a slightly dark copper with a slight head.
Smell is pine, some fruit,
Taste - First of all I was very surprised by the quality of this IPA. Taste up front was pine, oil, resin, nice hop bite with out being too over the top for non-hop heads, biscuit, malt comes in to play and then some prickly hops in the finish. I will say that I like malt only to tone down overly aggressive hops, I do not like my IPAs or my DIPAs to be malt forward whatsoever and this one pushes the malt up to the line without fully crossing it. I would only drink this one super fresh because I have a feeling that the malts would take over rather quickly.
Mouthfeel - medium
Overall - I look forward to having this again. It's nice to find a Diamond in the rough every once in a while.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up at the COOP tonight... poured into my new Cigar City snifter.

1 finger white head sticks around for a while... nice lacing and retention. The brew is clear orange.

Nose is juicy citrus and some tropical fruits... there is just enough malt to add a little sweetness to the fruity hops... smells great.

Flavor is a big ole fruit bowl.. not really bitter, but huge fruity hop flavor... again, the malt is there, but only as a hop delivery device.

Body is a light/medium with good bubbles... sorta oily resinous from the hops.

This is pretty well done.... Glad I got to try this one fresh.

all 4's

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Photo of rudzud
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a clear copper hue with a fizzy one finger head that faded slowly leaving no side lacing but a nice light blanket.

S - Wet hops and sweet malts. Not quite as fresh as Id like. Some light alcohol and cardboard too.

T - Sweeter malts, bitter hops. Its not that bad, carmel malts with bitter pine and hop oils. Bitter, sweet finish with some alcohol present.

M - Nice mouthfeel for a higher IPA. Good crisp, clean bitter finish.

O - This is a nice IPA. Would like to try it fresher maybe, as its a bit too malt heavy for my liking.

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

A - Nice copper-orange coloration. Nice, matted sticky head that is bright white.

S - Aroma is very citrusy, hoppy.

T - Follows the nose plus some floral notes. Quite pleasant and crisp, really. This is a nice tasting beer.

M - Medium to light bodied. Very hoppy so it definitely rocks your tastebuds, but in a surprisingly nice way.

D - Very drinkable. I could session with this even though it's toward the upper register for sessioners. Really nice beer. Clean, crisp. Well done, Unita.

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Photo of soze47
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Was surprised to see this guy at my local shop. We only had their Crooked Line until this one popped up. Bottle dated 09/29/11, so a month old. Side note: I drank one of these guys from the bottle at a party earlier tonight and I didn't enjoy it nearly as much. Am reviewing it from a pour into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear, orange body with an impressive head. Very sticky lacing that stuck throughout the entire session. It actually is very great looking for the style.

Aroma: As it warms, it really opens up. It starts out with the hop bitterness coming out. I get floral, pine and citrus flesh whiffs. After it warms up a bit toward the end of the pour, the biscuity, sweet malt really blends with the hops to make a very ripe tropical fruit scent that isn't unpleasant at all.

Taste: Very bitter and not at all as sweet as the nose would indicate. The citrus flesh isn't their but a rindiness takes over. Added to that, a very floral quality bursts in initially. Secondary flavors allow more grassiness to come in and off-set some of the initial bitterness. Again, this one gets more balance as it warms up. When the malt pops more, it almost tastes like biscuits and orange marmalade.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Wow, for a 7+ ABV, this guy is light bodied and effervescent. Very easy to drink. If it had less carbonation, it would sit too hard on the palette. As is, it is pretty easy to get into and actually tastes better when you get to the second bottle.

Overall: I'm somewhat conflicted. I started off thinking that I didn't much care for this one. As I drank a couple, it grew on me and I started picking up on some subtleties that I didn't notice at first. This is a well developed beer.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a transparent orange hue. Thin head is cream colored. Head leaves bubbles and trails of lacing on the glass. Thin head does retain.

S-This is how I love my IPAs to smell. Hoppy, yet perfumey sweet with bunches of ripe tropical fruit. Smell of clementines, florals, and even some pineapple and bubblegum. Well balanced but juicy-hoppy. Smells like its gonna be very tasty.

T- Citrus and floral all the way. Pine builds up on the palate after a few sips. Ripe and juicy with an animal cracker malt. Not overpowering or even extremely bitter, but the flavor is oh so drinkable. Long grassy twang at the end of the flavor seals this one out. The grassy/leafy flavor refuses to die off.

M-Medium bodied. The carbonation is mellow but pleasurable. Slightly resinous. Great, sessionable feel.

O/D-This one is pretty damn good. A perfect 6-pack IPA. Love the flavor profile. The intensity of the hops sneak up on you in a good way. Not very familiar with Uinta, but this is a pretty good start. Definitely one of the better IPAs that come in a six-pack in my area.

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

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A gorgeous crystal clear orange almost peach colored, with some slow rising pinhead sized carbonation. A solid foamy off white cap that is frozen in place three fingers deep. This is real nice looking although the foam could look a little nicer texture wise.

Nice simple airy sweet malt and light but noticeable hop presence. Kind of a good mix between biscuits and pine citrus. Quite solid.

Taste brings a real nice grapefruit sweetness and just slow growing astringency from the hop. Slight thickness in the body for the texture, but not too much. Good initial sting and just the perfect amount of sweetness and sugars on the finish. Nose follows the taste and brings mild brown bread crust also.

I am very impressed by this beer. The flavors just seem to slowly build and get nice and big without overpowering everything or fighting with each other. Great beer!

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Photo of JednoPivoProsim
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on 9/29/11 - this is a fresh one!

Appearance: Pours a calm pale amber with a fluffy white head. Good looking beer!

Smell: I could smell the hops at the first crack of the bottle. Citrus/grapefruit with a hint of soapy pine. Some alcohol too. This one is pungent!

Taste: Over the top hoppy. Light citrus flavor. Slightly metallic aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Perfectly light and refreshing. Does not "handle" like a 7.3% ABV beer.

Overall: The only thing this IPA is lacking is balance. Other than that, it is nice, hoppy, refreshing and, if I'm not careful, I could move through a couple of these very quickly. Reminds me of DFH 60 Minute IPA.

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

I wonder if Hop Notch is going to be a Top Notch IPA, oh how I love these hop puns. they will never get old. /sarcasm

pretty clear pale amber color with a smallish eggshell colored head that sticks around and laces well.

piney hop aroma with some tropical fruits and bitter citrus on top of a sweet caramelly malt base.

floral and herbal hops come out of nowhere and the tropical fruits that i found in the aroma almost dissapear, but bitter citrus and pine are still there with a significant grainy and sweet malt backbone.

light/medium bodied with a hefty prickly carbonation with little resin left behind, but plenty of bitterness lingers.

its good, but not great. with the plethora of real "top notch" IPAs available, this one falls to second tier.

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Photo of kagent777
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from the Utah System poured into my beer goblet. A bottled date (hooray!!!) of 9-29-11, so about three weeks old.

Appearance: A clear burnt orange medium copper beer. The eggshell one fingered head lingered for a long time and left a nice amount of lacing.

Smell: Pine hops are the dominant player here. I do notice the alcohol slightly more than expected for a 7.3 ABV beer. A slight toasted caramel malt in the background.

Taste: An herbal, earthy, and pine bitterness at first. The malts arrive in the middle passing quickly leading to a sustained bitter finish. Really nice. Overall, the beer is fairly bitter extreme hop-heads will be let down, but us sane types will enjoy it quite nicely.

Mouthfeel: The body is a big medium, just enough heft. The carbonation is also perfect, just enough to give all the flavors a lift but not so much that it is like soda. The flavors coat the inside of the mouth really well.

Overall: I really liked this one a lot. Now I need to decide which of the local IPAs I like best. This one is right up there. I am not sure noobs would be enjoy this amount of bitterness

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Photo of Rschis16
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good clarity and lots of carbonation in this golden amber ale. Shock white head on top that leaves some lacing as it slowly dissapates. Floral and fruity to the nose. Oranges come to mind, with a small bite of grapefruit. Pleasant, but not overly aromatic.

Hoppy and tasty, this really is a "top notch" IPA. Nice big dose of bitter, almost resinous, grapefruit hops. High in alpha acids and the bitterness lingers throughout the taste. Touch of alcohol in the finish, but doesn't distract from some really nice fruity and hoppy flavors. Orange is definitely in the front briefly, only to be dismantled by the onslaught of resiny grapefruit hops. It makes a small comeback on the backside of the taste, just enough to balance everything out. A decent little bready malt bill works its way into the balance as well. Manages to be just as hoppy as a DIPA, but doesn't ever cross the line in its extremeness, making this a very drinkable brew. The mouthfeel is full-bodied and moderately carbonated, almost creamy with a craveable lingering bitterness. If you need an alpha acid fix but don't want to be completely floored by a higher ABV DIPA, this one is your beer. Very enjoyable, and my first from Uinta. Not the last either.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12ox bottle from a six pack that cost me $7.99. Clear orange color, creamy head, good lacing. Smells like caramel and orange rind, not bad at all. Flavor is hoppy, citrus orange rind but has a pretty good malt backing to it. Overall, not bad and a good value but I am s biased towards west coast IPA's.

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Photo of dankster
4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- copper color with a big puffy white cloud of head

S- Tons of fresh hops in this brew. hard to tell which ones. notes of big pine and citrus fruits are upfront.

T- slama jam on the hop sense's! not overly bitter which is great and a great malt base to back it.

M- bubbly and just a little sticky on the roof of the mouth. coats nicely.

O- Fantastic IPA! The 7.3% ABV hides very well and i will be picking up more of these for the low price of $7.35 a sixer

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

Another Fantastic beer from Uinta. This bottle (dated 09-16-2011) was bursting with fragrant, fresh hops. The flavor was excellent, leaning toward the piney, citric side of the hop spectrum. The finish was sharply bitter, but short of being too strong. Mouthfeel and body were appropriate for the style.

I'm a certified hop head. I'll be drinking many, many more of these.

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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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