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): 7.00%

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: 653 | Ratings: 4,176
Photo of TheNightlyPint
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

A deep honey amber with a craggy crown that lasts and leaves a good deal of lacing. Big grapefruit hips with some nice melon notes. A tongue coating hippiness that lasts with no astringency.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.63/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can into a small can shaped glass. Best by date is about a month from now, 3/16/16. Smell upon cracking the can is a hodge podge of flamboyant hops, tending towards the pine, resin, and some tropical flavors. Stellar smell on this orange gold, hazy unfiltered looking beer. Crisp white foamy, pillow forming head with some lacing all around.

Taste is a big juicy version of the smell which fades, with a clean bite. Very drinkable good beer that is exactly the direction I like to see taken. Lots of underlying magic, a little sour, will drink again.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From a growler, pours a good-looking coppery orange, very clear, with a 2+ finger off-white, dense head that takes its time going down. Lots of lacing.

Smell is grapefruit at first, then layers of dusty earth, ripe melon, oranges and spicy herbs. Hints of pine. A bit of sweet malt is present as well, but it plays a secondary role.

Taste is more the spicy hops with a good foundation of malt. Decent bitterness keeps any sweetness in check. A little doughy yeast toward the finish, then a long, lingering grapefruit pith and resin finish, moderately drying and slightly resin-sticky.

Feel is on the lighter side, bordering on a little watery, but the carbonation keeps it from being overly so.

Overall, a really excellent IPA, on the spicy, resinous side, balanced in a good (not boring) way. Definitely good to have it from a fresh keg like this.

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Photo of Ghrymm
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle
L: Pour a Golden amber thin white head good lacing
S: Nice floral citrus nose
T: A nice hoppy IPA but somewhat on the sweet end
F: Well balanced with the hops and malt
O: Very nice all round IPA, good on the hops

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Photo of tillmac62
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

BBD 11/17/15. Cloudy medium amber pour. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Very good nose of floral hops, light rind, pine and caramel. As it warms, a hint of dank is detected.

Light body that is slightly smooth. Normal carbonation level with a hint of effervescence in the middle and a bit more in the finish.

Very nice flavor profile that approaches outstanding. Hop flavors are the main focus coupled with mild bitterness. A nice biscuit and caramel provide exceptional balance from the middle on. Pine and orange rind are the dominate flavors with a hint of spicy spruce towards the finish. Alcohol remains well covered until it appears in the lingering finish of pine and orange rind.

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Photo of 57md
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with well over a finger of head. The nose is hoppy with a touch of dankness. The flavor is well-balanced.

This is a well-crafted IPA but it does not quite rise to the ranks of exceptional.

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Photo of RockRuler
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours a beautiful golden color. Nice head and lacing. Hoppy aroma. Excellent hoppy flavor. I'd have this again. A solid IPA.

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Photo of mnj21655
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden amber in color with a solid very light khaki head that leaves lots of sticky lacing (which I love). Slightly hazy, likely mostly chill haze but with some tiny particulates. Aroma is a bit subdued with some pine and a bit of malty sweetness. Taste is hop forward, mostly resiny/piney with some light caramel malt sweetness. The finish leans towards dry with a moderate bitterness. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. I liked this beer, it had a fair amount of balance for an IPA but did do a good job of showcasing piney hops that I do quite enjoy.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.06/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gold/amber, with a moderate fizzy head with substantial lacing.

Smell of both grassy and fruity hops.

Massive caramel malt envelopes the palate, especially when compared side by side with a different IPA. While still present, bright indications of hops are beaten down by this caramel overtone very handily.

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Photo of breardon1776
2.91/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

As others said...disappointing.

Average amber/cooper color. Clear and some decent carbonation.
Earthy smell of pine and hops.
The taste and feel where i had major let downs. Bitters did not correlate well with hops.
It was light bodied, watery, and again.....Dissapointing

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark orange and copper appearance, nice haze, white lace, good retention. Aroma was juicy with the pineapple and pine.

Taste kept going, high ibu's does not translate to high bitterness in this one. Light body, tropical fruit for Utah, wow, keeps the body to a minimum to let the hops shine. Well done Uinta.

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Photo of Samlover55
3.19/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

drink by 12/26/2015 drank on 12/13/2015
poured into Libbey tulip
L- gorgeous hazy peach color, thin white head which dissipates pretty quickly to white lacing
S- predominantly grass, some citrus notes
T- not much until the finish where there is some nice hop bitterness, leaving a good aftertaste
F- light bodied, watery, lightly carbonated
O- was very excited to drink this beer look was great smell was good.....taste was a letdown, feel was watery

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Uinta Brewing Company - Hop Nosh IPA. 7.3% ABV. 12oz can poured into snifter. Best by 2/27/16

Look: Pours a nice translucent burnt orange, with a small half finger white head.

Smell: Strong aromas of floral hops, dank resiny pine, and juicy grapefruit.

Feel: Smooth and creamy, with some carbonation. Medium bodied.

Taste: More earthy forward, with dank pine and hops making up most of the palate. The grapefruit enters near the back end, and remains into the aftertaste.

Overall: Nice overall IPA. This one leans more toward the earthly pine and resin side of the spectrum, whereas some are on the fruity side. This has a nice balance between those and the fruit. Finishes crisp and dry.

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Photo of TheWolf
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper. Slight haze. Nice fluffy white head

Orange and pine aroma. Maybe some passion fruit.

Delicious. Similar to jai alai but with better bitterness.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a nice amber color with a 2 finger off white head that has excellent retention and leaves nice sheets of lacing. Smell is subdued grapefruit, orange, pine and bready malts. Taste is the same with a moderate amount of bitterness. Feel is medium with good carbonation, but there is a strange tingly like feeling on the back end which I do not care for. Overall good not great.

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Photo of F1Rumors
4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My kids chose this beer for me - and I have to say, it was an excellent choice.

This beer pours smoothly with a decent effervescence, and leaves a lacy finish on the glass as you drink it. Slightly clouding, a little darker than usual for an IPA, this fit the characteristics I expect of the modern American take -- light bouquet for the nose then citrus front and centre, caramel on the sides with a heavy body and pleasant finish.

Somewhat more alcohol at 7.3% ABV than needed for the flavour profile, but a really strong American Pale Ale that I will look forward to picking up again in the future. Yum.

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Photo of Briken
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy orange and a frothy white head with good retention. Bold tropical aroma with citrus and hints of pine. Tropical sweetness is followed by an increasing hop bitterness, a dry finish, and a moderate linger. Moderate carbonation and a full mouthfeel.

A great balance between bitterness and flavor. It's strong in both areas but not so strong one completely eclipses the other.

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Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: A deep golden blonde color that has a light haze and it has moderate to high carbonation. A think white head develops when poured into a pint glass and strong lacing.
S: A robust orange, citrus and grapfruit aroma that's well rounded and pleasing
T: I have to admit this is one of best tasting IPAs I have had in a while. A rush orange, grapefruit, tangerine, and other citrus flavors that provides such lush and pleasing taste. And the hop character is smooth, consistent and present all the way to the finish. Also, it has so little backside bitterness. A solid malt backbone gives this IPA added dimension
M: Moderate malt body medium and medium carbonation
O: A great beer in this style and the powerful yet balanced citrus flavor experience certainly is impressive.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a glossy yellow color with a decent transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising to fill a one finger white foamy head. Light lacing strings out along the glass nicely.
The smell had some light sweet citrus and then some bitter citrus hops. Malt profile is really light.
The taste copied the smell in a nice sweet sort of way. Bitterness comes back in a small little bite close to the finish. Gentle semi-bitter to focused sweet aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about a light to medium in body with a nice sessionable feel to it. Carbonation runs light.
Overall, I'd say this was very nice AIPA and am glad it's in my distro, always willing to get in cans to truck out hiking, fishing and sitting in my deer stand.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold in color with excellent clarity and an inch of tightly packed frothy tan head. Moderate lacing. The aroma is a bit more focused on citrus hops and light malt. I taste a gentle citrus hop bitterness and some light malt to back it up. The mouth is fairly light and delicate.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - Golden copper color. Maybe a slight haze
Smell - Citrus, floral, sweetness, some spice
Taste - A nice blend of citrus and floral. Definitely some caramel malt type sweetness in there as well.

Overall - A decent IPA but nothing special or stand out'ish in my opinion.

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Photo of Real_Thirsty_Guy
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Orange/Copper, deep color...nice thick loaded body, had a big head on her, staying power in the lacing..charming suspended sediment noted in the glass...
I get a piney smell, intoxicating big sniff...
Big hops, she's got IBUs, get started on IBUs with this one...smooth, taste goes as it smells, piney, biscuits...bite in the aftertaste that you don't get drinking it
So Smooth, I feel great after my 2...intoxicating, dry

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Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, this was a really nice one! This had a nice malt presence, with a bit of sweet honey like flavor, a great deal of citrus and grapefruit flavors, and a firm and aggressive bitter bite. The bitterness was abrasive and almost too much, but stopped just before going over the edge. I know it may sound off putting, but it was actually really awesome if you are a fan of bitter IPA's.

Color was amber with a quarter inch of foam and lacing that stuck with me to the end. The best way I can sum this one up is like if you would run your taste buds through a blender full of hops. There is no doubt what this beer is once you taste it.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of RJQ3
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark orange copper color with a bright white thick head that laces the tulip glass all the way down. Not too much aroma which is ok cause it's all save in the taste! Wow so flavorful, citrus, piney, grassy. With sweet malty backbone, like if you took all the good flavored hops from all the good IPAs and put them all into one great offering. Supremely impressed with this IPA. Mouth feel is rich creamy yet crisp at the same time. Overall, one of the best IPAs I've had in awhile and was looking for this beer for so long and glad I finally found it!

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Photo of Retroman40
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a tulip glass. Pours a cloudy orange/amber color with a persistent foamy head and significant lacing. Very citrus like smell and taste with a very balanced finish. Mouth feel was just a bit thin for an IPA but the carbonation level was decent. Overall this is one of a number of very good IPA's available and is certainly worth a try.

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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 4,176 ratings.
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