cfrancis (2790) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy golden with a moderate frothy white top. Aroma is earthy and pine hops with a great malt profile. Taste is a great warming pine and citrus hop flavouring with grassy notes and sweet malts. Great balance.
corby112 (2716) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger white foam head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Resinous hop aroma with a nice balance of earthy and sweet fruit notes countered by a caramel malt backbone. Floral with hints of grass and pine countered by grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. Malt presence is strong with caramel, toffee and biscuit.
Medium bodied with a complex hop profile thatís slightly hindered by a prominent malt backbone. Nice balance of earthy and sweet notes with dry, piny bitterness giving way to tropical and citrus fruit flavor. Hints of grass, soil and pine needle countered by pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel. Underneath, there is a strong malt backbone with hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit. The hop profile is pretty nice but the strong malt presence overpowers it a bit too much for my liking.
jhgrantjr (461) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle, darker orange, slightly hazy. Small head. Aroma of grass, hops, citrus. Taste had no sweetness, but a combination of hop bitterness and malts. Too bitter for my taste, but not bad, although it doesnít stand out among IPAs Iíve had.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap at A.J.ís in Chicago. Bright orange appearance and lively carbonation. The smell is hopped-grapefruit and the taste is pure grass. Fresh. Medium bodied. A little too bitter for my tastes. Itís a bold IPA thatís well worth the low price, although Iíd have trouble drinking more than one.
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pour from Douglas88, thanks!!
Pours a dark gold with minimal head. No tracing but a very solid IPA. Citrus and earthy notes with a slightly bitter finish.
tmoreau (3150) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a hazed, orangy gold color, an off white, bubbles & cream head, and tight waves of clingy lacing. The aroma started with some dank grain, grassiness, resin, and sharp citrus as white grapefruit. The flavor presented no noticeable sweetness, but a decent amount of malt to temper the substantial, very lingering, very dry, rind-like hop bitterness. Only medium bodied, but good carbonation propelled the flavor notes successfully. Reminded me a bit of similar intensity and characteristics of FFF Dombie Dust.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Valley Farm. Fairly citric hoppy nose. Grapefruit hop notes up front. Solid maltiness. Solid quaffable IPA.
gerbewa (229) - - AUG 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very bitter IPA. Had it on tap at Carolina Ale House. Good aroma and appearance. Solid beer
Frank (3601) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The thing I like about most Uinta beers is they are four percent alcohol and still full flavored. This one is above four percent alcohol and is still full flavored. Itís less impressive but, hey, what can you do. The beer geek public clamors for big IPA, money wadded in their grubby hands. I appreciate a good businessman as well as a good brewery so I do not fault Uinta for making Hop Notch. It is a good beer, all said. It pours a slightly hazed orange w/ a relatively long lasting head of mixed bubbles. Itís nose is citric hops w/ a baby-powder like lavender note. This drinks about the same as their lower gravity brews which is great but itís strong so you canít drink as much and, frankly, that blows--and I mean that in a good way. This has a nice dry palate w/ just a touch of sweetness that doesnít hamper drinkability and serves mostly to balance firm hops in the finish. Definitely a tasty example of the style, I just wish it was four percent alcohol.
morganmaher (22) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious IPA. Not very bitter, but very fruity. Hints of grass. A great summer IPA.