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Hop Nosh IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

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Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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

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Reviews: 622 | Ratings: 4,039
Photo of AdamHart22
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I struggled between 4 and 4.5 with this one.

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass without a hip or trendy craft brewers logo on it.

Appearance is a pleasant red tinged gold typical of a west coast style IPA.

Smells are lemongrass, earthiness, and a bit of pine.

Taste is very pleasant. This is a very well balanced IPA. The malt is sweet and compliments the hop bitters. A nice grape fruit note that goes to caramel and finishes piney. This beer does not drink like the moderately high 7.3 abv would indicate.

The mouthfeel is what gets me. It has a nice medium body approprite for the style, but the ending leaves a sticky impression.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Burnt orange color with hop haze. Overpour left little in the possibility for a billowing head. I'll settle for my foam ring.

Aromas are dominated by tropical fruits and some pine. Pineapple and grapefruit most noticeable. Light toast to the malt grains. Has a semi-slanted balance to it.

Canned pineapple, evergreen, grapefruit pith, melon, and light orange. Moderate levels of bitterness. Semi-dry with some oiliness. Intricate flavors scatter from fruit to fruit to flower. Has that snappy plant astringency to it. Hints of peach and lemon. Chalky flavors in the middle. A bit thin, but above-average in the way the carbonation works hard.

Great IPA. Thank you for landing in PA.

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Photo of zhanson88
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 5/4/12.

Appearance: Pours a clear burnt orange color with about 1/2" of white head and pretty high carbonation. Head retention is pretty good, and lacing is nice as well. Good looking IPA. Nice color on this.

Smell: Definitely some malt character in this one. Very caramelly. Nice citrus component with orange rind, and hints of pineapple. Some florals round out the hop character.

Taste: Again, lots of caramel malt sweetness up front in this beer, followed by florals. Citrus comes next, with some pretty nice mango and pineapple notes. Unfortunately a kick of alcohol on the finish retracts some for me.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is light-medium nice carbonation, and again the alcohol bite makes me like it a little less. Overall, I probably enjoyed this a bit more than I was expecting. I really enjoyed the dank hop and mango/pineapple notes.

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Photo of 5lat5ive
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Dark golden orange. Cloudy, with some carbonation from the bottom visible. 1-inch head

Smell - Floral hops, citrus.

Taste - Bitter hops, floral stays in the nose. citrus, honey, bitter hops stay in aftertaste

Feel - Medium-heavy. dry (from alcohol), sticky.

Overall - Reminds me quite a bit of Bell's Two-hearted Ale. Hop Notch has about the same ABV and has maybe a little more bitter hop taste. Less balanced, but good. I'd prefer Two-hearted. Hop Notch is almost as good for almost the same price.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was great. Color is a nice clear amber brown with a 1/2 inch of sticky white foam. Smells of fresh harvest hops and a cracker like malt you expect in an IPA. Taste is clean, balanced, and crisp with floral/citrus hops. Malts balance everything out to keep it from being too bitter. Mouthfeel is great for the ABV you don't even notice it's over 7%

Overall I would get this again if I could find a sixer. A pretty stellar IPA.

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Photo of mscudder
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours an amber-orange hue with a fair sized pale head. Lacing is average and retention is fair.

S - Hops, floral notes, peppery spice and citrus infused earthy tones round it out.

T - Big hops in this one. A fusion of the two kinds in a nice balance. A malty citrus backbone keeps the beer together with a bitter finish alongside some piney hints. Nothing unbelievable here, yet it does what it strives for well.

M - A medium body with some serious carbonation that I find a bit in excess. It compliments the hops nicely but I would prefer the malts to take a bit more priority than the backseat it takes in this one. Slight oily nature.

O - I really like this one for around $9/sixer. The beer is highly drinkable and well worth picking up if you have yet to enjoy it. It may not be as top-class as some of the more refined brews, but if you are looking for some quality hops at a fair price, look no further.

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Photo of TheHoppiest
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Bears a bottled on date of May 17, 2012. Pours a slightly hazy amber color, with a 1 inch white sticky head. Nice lacing as the head reduces.

The smell is quite interesting, combining floral notes with a peppery spice. Hints of resin and citrus are also present. I don't smell much of the malt at all.

The taste is another story, however. It had a smooth honey malt taste, mild citrus, and a barely present hop bitter finish.

Slightly astringent as you get further into the beer,
it otherwise has a medium mouth feel.

Overall a decent IPA, but not one that I would eagerly seek out again. In some respects, it tastes more like an American pale ale rather than an IPA. I wish I could've had this when it was brand spanking new, to see if the two and one-half months of age had any impact upon its taste.

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Photo of inandon
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

So i grab this because I have had Dubhe by them and it was delicious.

Great pour and color, very bubbly foamy head on it.

Smell - warm citrus smell. hints of earthy tones

Taste- YUMMY! light bodied, full of flavor, smooth clean finish. It has pine and lemony taste

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Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer really doesn't do anything "wrong." Good representation of the style and at an excellent value for $8.99 a sixer. a good value buy for a go-to hop fix.

Bottled 6/25 - consumed 7/30.

Best explanation both in smell and taste is if you blended Racer 5 and Flower Power evenly...Hop Notch is what you would get. How can you go wrong? Tangerine and Lemon citrus hops...backed by earthy Pine, YUM.

Mouthfeel - Superb. Resinous hop finish that you would find in low ABV DIPAs (8%-8.5%)that lingers just enough. Dry and bitter at the same time in harmony. Malt is there just enough to let you know, but he hops shine throughout.

I'd imagine in a couple more weeks, the malt would tak over a bit too much. I'm glad I got this at the 5 week mark. I'll bet this is DELICIOUS when uber fresh.

Are there better IPAs out there...yes, but as I mentioned, ths beer really does nothing wrong in the hop department. Can't go wrong with a freshly bottled sixer. I like this better than Racer 5. I will be buying more of this. (Thank you for bottle dating BTW)

Well done Utah. I'm impressed. Did I mention grea value too.???

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Allgash flute on 7/29/12

Bottled on: 05/29/12

A swirling array of violent bubbles cuts through the slightly hazy, amber colored beer while an egg shell white slab of foam rises to the three finger mark. As the head slowly dissipates, raised patches of lace are left across the glass. A thinner layer of suds remains. Great lace overall.

Lemon and pine have no small say in the aroma; in conjunction with a soapy bent, it makes for a clean pine-sol semblance. Hints of grapefruit pith, tangerine and peach. As it warms, the pine-sol aroma fades and is replaced with tropical goodness. Dusty cracker notes balance the hops.

The beer tastes decent enough, what with pine and hollowed out tropical citrus tones, but the hops seem tired here. I'm wondering if they've tapered off quickly in the two months since being bottled. The hops are clearly tilted toward flavor instead of bitterness, but the clean, cracker-like malt backing seems a tad robust by comparison.

Hmm, over time the piney aspect build up momentum and carry the finish with a dry crackle. It seems the tropical flavors have suffered most.

I can't complain much about the feel - crisp, medium body with a mild resin stickiness and ample carbonation that matches the tone of the beer. Something of a coating feel on the finish manifests halfway through the glass.

I thoroughly enjoyed this beer, despite the [somewhat] old bottle. I would absolutely love to try this fresh (even more so if on tap). Hop Notch, indeed.

Jeff, you might want to check this one out at the magical gas station.

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Photo of horshack7
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber in color with light brassy hues around the edges. On top is an off white head which is thick like frothed milk.

Aroma: Simple syrup, grapefruit, subtle notes of spice, almond and a little bit of pistachio.

Taste: Lots of grapefruit, citrus hop, piney, twinges of almond. Slight sticky mouthfeel with a wisp of hop dryness in the tail end.

Notes: A solid i.p.a top to bottom. Cheers.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Clear, bright, orange gold. Nice bone white head with great lace and retention.

S - Floral hop with earthy overtones. Honey sweetness.

T - Strong, dry bitter hop. Touch of booze shows up in the center of the profile. Herbal backend with a soft honey sweetness.

M - Medium/light body. Shade flat.

O - Surprisingly bold bitterness.

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

A- Enjoyed in a tulip glass. Pours a beautiful clear orange wth one finger head. Light lacing.

S- Very pleasing citrus and floral on the nose right away. Just uncapping made my mouth start watering.

T- The character on the nose translates right to the tongue. Hops everywhere. Citrus citrus and more citrus with some light pine notes. Malts are subdued and best appreciated on the finish.

M- Smooth with no burn--hard to believe over 7%

A really solid IPA. Would compare favorable to all the standards but moving up on my list. Local store can get it pretty regularly and it goes quick. Get some.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.45/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a clean orange pour with 2 fingers of head which quickly dissipated. not seeing much lacing either. smells hoppy fresh.. citrusy, piney, grassy, banana, alcohol. tastes bitter up front like you're chewing on a hop pellet, hen dies down a bit to reveal a hint of a sweet/fruit like malty backbone, then a citrus-like hop taste kicks in for the finish. medium body, lightly carbonated, slightly creamy.

overall this is a decent ipa.. i really liked the black ipa much more than this one, but as far as ipa's go this is pretty decent.

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Photo of beagle75
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Clear, light amber color with one finger of white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and diffuse but frequent bubbles climb in the column.

S: Hops and grain are balanced but mild in the smell. Other than bread and pine, qualities are very clean.

T: Begins dry and remarkably crisp, with toasted pale malt and mild bright citrus hop aromatics. Bitterness arrives early but remains restrained, while moderate citric acidity is extended through the green herbaceous middle and into the finish. Herbaceous qualities become much more pronounced in the latter half of the profile, with detectable astringency at its height. Clean bitterness of moderate intensity lingers on the palate.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly acidic on the palate, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: A super-clean IPA that is only limited in its approachability by high abv for style and aromatic hop qualities that are far outdistanced by bitterness. Malt qualities are superior to most, meaning that it tastes good but stays out of the way. Unfortunately in this case it just leaves more space for the potent dry-hopped qualities that just aren't there.

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Photo of AEArider
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a glowing copper with a creamy off white head and exquisite lacing as I drank. Smell was a citrusy hoppiness, taste expanded to the citrus profile lemon essence and other complexities. Mouthfeel was smooth and a bit oily-surprisingly refreshing considering the abv. Overall very enjoyable and a great addition to my meal.

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Photo of AdamBear
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-nice amber with a thick cream colored head

S-good fresh citrusy hops. Medium strength

T-comes in with a very bitter taste of herbs, not something I anticipated from the nose. It's a good herbal flavor. The bitterness is much stronger than the flavors. Good matching after-taste.

M-bitter. Medium creamy carbonation with a creamy finish. 

O-this is a very tasty and hearty IPA. It has the sort of flavor that makes me want to buy a case of it for casual drinking situations. I recommend it.

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Photo of dannydetox
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i usually prefer the crooked line from uinta, but the hop notch was not a bad brew. decent light amber color, respectable carbonation. the hop aromas leaned toward the earthy side, with elements of stone fruit (apricot, nectarine) poking around as well. malts come through without being sweet. i personally prefer more bitterness in this style, but it was not as if this ale finished sticky or sweet. felt lighter than the 7.3%, and i could see myself drinking these faster than most beers over 7%.

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Photo of IronLover
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber yellow in color with perfect clarity. Poured with a short white foam that quickly reduced to a soapy cap that left lots of sticky lacings on the glass. Tart pineapple and sweet peach aromas with a sweet maltiness beneath. Smooth, delicate feel with rich carbonation that is suppressed nicely by the malty feel. Citrus hop flavors up front into the middle that gives way to pine hop bitterness from the middle to the end supported by a sweet malty backbone. Finishes with a lingering pine hop bitterness. Nice balance of citrus and pine hop flavors.

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Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation along with some small particles visible floating in suspension. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down but consistently covered the surface and left thick lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrusy hops in the nose—grapefruit and orange seem to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of citrusy hops along with a moderate amount of bitterness. There are some hints of caramel from the underlying malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied, smooth and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very well balanced IPA that is easy to drink and delivers a good amount of hop aromas and flavors without being overpowering. This isn’t nearly as bitter compared to other IPAs that have a similar hop profile.

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Photo of rinhaak
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Easily my favorite of the Uinta offerings I've had up to this point. With a dry-hopped aroma of grapefruit and freshly cut grass, it is a tremendously well balanced beer in the mouth. Plenty of grapefruit hop flavor without being overwhelming, it has a strong malt backbone to really support and balance the bitterness. And all the while being tremendously drinkable, it almost goes down too quickly.

A well made IPA that I recommend.

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Photo of devilben02
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from my home tap with a a bright yellow-orange color and a thick, foamy head, this beer has an aroma of light citrus and woodsy hops combined with a likewise light bready malt character. The flavor is more pronounced, with a bitingly bitter combination of dull grapefruit rind and grass, although there is also a mild malty presence to provide some semblance of balance. The mouthfeel is resinous and substantial, enhancing the bold, bitter flavor. Overall, this is a solid, bright IPA that impresses but doesn't stand out.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Orange/pale amber body that is not cloudy, but not crystal clear either. Foamy white head lingers.

S- Nice sharp hoppy nose with pine coming through the most along with some citrus and a slight tropical fruit note.

T- Good juicy hop presence right up front. Pine comes through along with some citrus followed by a slight malt backbone.

M- Medium bodied, very drinkable with good carbonation. Goes down incredibly easy for 7%+ abv.

O- Very impressive IPA, definitely worth a try.

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear slightly orange golden color with a tight, white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of a good bit of pine and floral hops, but not quite a hop bomb.

Tastes of a good hop character up front layered on solid malts. Hops lead off with floral and pine hops along with some grass and citrus as well. Fairly bitter. Malts come in with a bit of bread and caramel and a slight amount of sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, this was a surprisingly good IPA from a brewery that doesn't particularly stand out.

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Photo of dkmsean
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle dated 5/12 poured into Weyerbacher Snifter glass. Appearance is copper with 1/2 inch head and good amount of lacing. Can't wait to try this one. Smell is citrusy grapefruit. Love the smell. Taste is smooth. Not as hop forward as I thought it was going to be from the smell. Pretty nicely balanced. The hoppier the better for me usually but this is a nice balanced easy drinking brew from Uinta. First beer ever from Utah and I am very pleased with it. High quality for a lower price. A beautiful thing. I will definitely be enjoying more of these....

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