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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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.


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

Bottled on 11/16/11.Poured into a standard pint a clear burnt orange with a tight formed 1/2 finger white head atop that settled into a soapy-like mass.Grapefruit aromas along with a bit of fresh cut grass show nice hop complexity,Amarillo-like sharp hop flavors like grapefruit and aspirin (wich I like),along with ha big shot of green herbalness,a caramel malt base does show thru a little.This a damn fine IPA,I admit Iam a little surprised at how well of a job Uinta did here.

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

Bottled 11/17/11, nice and fresh, first time I have ever seen this beer. I like the colors and bottle art.

A- Poured into a pint glass with a nice light orange huge. Small frothy white head forms and retains decently. A cloud sticks around with a ring leaving a decent amount of spotty lace.

S- Hop forward for sure with a nice strong aroma. The smell has a nice mix of citrus fruit, lemon zest, peach and pine hop notes. A bit of a juicy sweetness to it as well. Fades just a bit compared to the world-class IPAs.

T- Follows the nose pretty nicely. The pine hop flavors increase a bit as well as a lemon/orange juice citrus flavor. A bit of herbal, floral, earthy, weed, grapefruit and peach hints as well. A tiny bit of malt character sweetness in the finish.

MF- Creamy feeling body with sufficient moderate carbonation. Somewhat foamy and a nice high level of bitterness. Fun to swish this one around.

Damn. I hope this beer gets some love. This brings a great West Coast IPA flavor to the table. A nice hop bomb with a good pine and citrus feel. Gotta give this the surprise A, it is really flavored nicely and came out of nowhere. I hope it doesn't rot on the shelves and has a nice rotated production.

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Photo of chefdaddy18042
4.72/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

WOW! This is an almost perfect IPA, color is slightly opaque with a one finger head. Smell is very resonant pine and floral. The taste is citrus mixed with pine and backed with a sweet malt background so as not to kill the tongue with bitterness. Mouthfeel is only described by one word, fresh. The alcohol doesn't really come off as hard as it should at 7%. This beer is truly deluxe, i'm keeping this one on hand perpetually for friends and family to try, DEF case worthy!

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Photo of UNCCTDawg
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out a very nice golden amber with a little bit of a haze to it, but nothing terribly dramatic. A good amount of carbonation could be seen streaming up toward the top of the glass, which only served to reinforce the very nice head

The aroma was classic hop bomb of an IPA from the first whiff. No, mention of the alcohol what so ever in this one from the aroma through. Lots of fresh citrus hop aromas coming right at you with a delicate balance of bitterness and a touch of sugar as well. Definitely some light sweet notes coming through on it, especially as it warmed up a touch. Very nice feel here, with a rich medium body that was full of carbonation, offering you a very nice creamy feel as it went down,

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Photo of boku56
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of bballmj2k
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On my 2nd 6-pack of this so time to review...

Bottled on 11/16/11

A - honey-orange color with a finger of head. Tons of bubbles streaming up to the top.

S - great blend of tropical fruits here. orange and grapefruit at the front with a hint of tangerine and some sweeter fruits like peaches.

T - Bitterness up front followed immediately by citrus tanginess. Some sweet malt makes a presence to make this a really well balanced beer.

M - Really easy drinking - not sure on the IBUs but it goes down easily. A bit of lingering sweetness.

O - Love this IPA. Great one to always keep in the fridge.

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Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MaltRoomAssoc
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of MADhombrewer
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz Bottle dated 11/17/11. Poured into a tulip.

Appearance- Clear dark orange. Off white head. 4/5

Smell- Fruity, tropical and bits of pine. 4/5

Taste- Pine comes first in the taste then the tropical fruits and some sweetness from the malt. Good bitterness up front that calms through out. 4/5

Mouthfeel- I like my IPAs thinner than they should be. This is my issues and no one else's. The mouthfeel here is good. 4/5

Overall- I will be buying this again. Good, easy drinking IPA. Solid. 4.5/5

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

Bottled on 9/26/11

A- Clear pale amber in color with a fluffy off-white head that maintains a half-finger cap, leaving sheets of lacing behind.

N- Bitter grapefruit rind and leafy hops with light toasted malt underneath. Also a subtle vague fruitiness in there.

T- Big sweet toasted malt backbone well balanced by a firm leafy/grassy bitterness. Some juicy citrus accents make this a thoroughly refreshing brew. The sweetness fades toward the middle, but the balance of toasted grain and leafy hops stays pretty much the same all the way to the finish. The hops take over at the very end, leaving a dry herbal/grassy aftertaste that begs you to take another sip.

M- Medium body, slightly sticky with moderate carbonation and a dry hoppy finish.

D- Overall, this beer disappears way too quickly. So thirst quenching, and just the right balance of hops and malt. I would love to try this fresh, as it has been in bottles for nearly two months at this point. This being the first time I've tried it, it tastes fresh though. I've had a lot of wet hop beers lately, and this one has a similar quality to it.

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Photo of BeerThursdays
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Travisnin
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jpbebeau
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Wasatch
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Revisit: 24 Apr 17
12 oz. Bottle
Best Before: 03/30/17

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear golden orange color, nice carbonation, with a nice little fizzy off-white head, with a nice oil slick in the middle of the glass, and some nice sticky lacing. The nose is hoppy, with some nice malt notes, a nice touch of citrus and pine notes. The taste is very nice, hoppy, nice blend of malts, with some citrus/pine notes. Medium Body, very nice bitter/dry finsh. This is a tasty IPA.

Bottled: 10/26/11

Pours a very nice slightly hazy golden orange color, nice carbonation, with a nice little fizzy off-white head, with a nice big oil slick in the middle of the glass, and some nice sticky lacing. The nose is hoppy, with some nice malt notes, a nice touch of citrus and pine notes. The taste is very nice, hoppy, nice blend of malts, with some citrus/pine notes. Medium Body, very nice bitter/dry finsh. This is a very tasty American IPA, goes down pretty nicely. Job well done Uinta!

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Photo of Rizalini
3.03/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle (bottled on 9-29-11) into my Deschutes tulip...

A - Pours a clear yellowish-orange color, with a 1/2 finger white head. Nice clumps of lacing as it slowly fades.

S - Smells of earthy, hoppy grapefruit. There's a slight metalic aroma. Faint, but I smell it.

T/M - Hop bitter, but also has a weird off-putting flavor I can't put my finger on. That flavor doesn't last long, and finishes clean. Good carbonation and mouthfeel.

O - A good overall IPA, nothing special. Decent hop flavor, but not as bold as I would prefer. I might give this one a 2nd chance, but if I don't oh well...

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Photo of bfields4
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a very lively he white head nice full and tight. Clear amber body with a straw yellow hue.

Nice hoppy aroma floral hop with a touch of grapefruit. A little of the caramel sweetness from the malt comes through.

Good pungent hit of hops more of the resiny floral category, but also nice citrus hint in the background. The malty bready sweetness is subtle, but present.

Good crisp clean moutfeel. Not a complex brew, but nails its flavors a good solid ipa I would recommend anytime. Very tasty beverage.

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Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light fizzy almost 1 finger head that fades semi slowly with a touch of lacing, over pale orange honey colored beer with lots of bubbles rising from the etch at the bottom and reinforcing the head.

Nose starts interesting, with some light citrus and floral hops, hint of tropical fruit, but then quickly fades so an earthy almost herbal gritty hop with some gritty pale malts underneath.

Taste starts with a decent bitter kick, earthy hops at first, the light citrus and hints of tropical fruit, then more grassy and herbal like hop flavors. The bitterness gets more and more as it goes, with an almost spicy hop that starts to break through towards the finish. The semi sweet grainy pale malt balances it fairly well, with a hint of caramel, for more of an east coast style IPA. The finish gets quite dry, very spicy and bitter earthy hop pellet taste, and the bitter hop flavor never seems to end.

Mouth is slightly bigger than med bodied, decent carbonation.

Overall not bad, typical east coast style IPA mostly, malty and hop balance, long bitter spicy hop finish, nice hops overall on the flavor but nothing special, but the nose lacks a bit as well. Although it could have been a bit better.

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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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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 4,338 ratings