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RATINGS: 891   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Formerly known as Hop Notch. Wonderful complex flavos, like no other, simply a great tasting IPA. Itís balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a clear orange with two-finger white head and good lacing. The smell hit me a foot away before the first sip. Aroma is full of caramel malts, citrus hops (especially grapefruit), and some good dank earthiness. Taste is bitter at the start and finish, with lots of sweetness in the middle. Body is medium with below average carbonation. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky and alcohol is mostly hidden. A well balanced IPA Iíll be sure to try again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1176) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Tap at Pizza Port. Not sure why my wife got this instead of the house beers. Pours a hazy golden with fairly big white head. Aroma is earthy with a bit of sweet corn. Taste is slightly dank and then has loads if fresh soil. Some more sweetness but then it falls off. The mouth feel is very thin and leaves a lot to be desired.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
want1DIPA (227) - - MAY 11, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 After having HF Susan, I had to adjust. I still live this beer and think its a sleeper! Next to Zombie Dust, my favorite IPA/APA. A unique finish like non other! A constant in my fridge. Great job Uinta! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone so go have a DIPA!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CardiacNP (30) - Schriever, Louisiana, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Hop Notch IPA from Uinta Brewing Company from Salt Lake City Utah. Not available in Louisiana. 7.3% ABV Aroma nice and citrusy with moderate floral notes Appearance a nice hazy golden color with foamy white 2 finger head and nice lacing Taste defiantly citrus and spice flavors from the hops. Mild sweet malt at the beginning that quickly give way to the hop and bitter end The 7.3% ABV is well hidden Mouthfeel. Medium with a mild lingering mid tongue bitterness Overall a good IPA. A style if beer that I am becoming more palatable for. Easily able to appreciate the style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bediddleby (13) - - MAY 9, 2013
Bright hop aroma, gorgeous head that leaves perfectly symmetrical rings down the glass as it's consumed. Perfect balance of fruit and IPA bite. A staple beer for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fezzy (100) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Aromatic hops dominate the nose, mostly orange and other citrus, with other floral/pine/grass notes typical of western states IPAs. Similar flavor, but more intensity in each element. I am concious of the bitter-receiving tastebuds on the distal posterior of my tongue are lit up through a very long finish, but not biting or unpleasant; also aided by the underlying malt to balance. The malts are sweet, this is also something I had to conciously think about, as the brew doesnít come off sweet nor bitter due to stupendous balance. Tasty stuff that offhand Iíd put into my top 20 IPAs at very least.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle. I usually end up rating about the same as everyone else, but I am far from think this is a 97. Maybe I will have to try again, but this one was unforgettable and the taste was slightly off...maybe the heavy malt profile instead of hops? Nope this one was not for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Enjoy by 6/20/13 on bottle. Bready malt, honeyed florals and mild orange citrus seems to dominate the aroma, with bitter herbs and grapefruit driving the flavor on the palate. Relatively big and full bodied, with pleasant, spicy, herbal bitterness. Mildly lingering finish of grapefruit citrus and subtle malt. Good. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Got in a trade with swingracex. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 6/6/2013. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, orange rind, tangerine, pine resin, floral, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, tangerine, orange rind, pine resin, floral, light caramel, bread, grass, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus rind, pine resin, floral, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice flavor balance of pine/citrus hops with a light-moderate malt balance; and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy, very sticky, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. Good complexity of hop flavors with a solid malt balance; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2817) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle as a birthday gift from my brother! Pours a clear golden orange from the bottle with nice cap of foamy white head and decent lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine hoppy notes with nice caramel malt backbone. Taste follows, slightly bitter finish. Good commercial description on this one, solid beer overall.


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