migwell (32) - - APR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer threw me a bit on first sip. Its got a strange balance of flavors that initially made it seem like something was missing. Several sips along, though, and this evident problem was resolved, as the beer tastes pretty smooth and is quite satisfying.
Surprising that it comes from Utah, possibly the state with the most restrictive alcohol laws. Most beer is limited to 4% ABV, and finding anything outside the mainstream adjunct beers (mainly of the ’lite’ variety) is impossible outside the big cities. I was unpleasantly shocked passing through the state on a cross country bicycle tour last summer.
These laws don’t keep 30 packs of Bud Light from flying off the convenience store shelves, though.
dnoaksson (653) - , SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ordleken är kanske inte top notch - jaha, där gick glashuset i kras, hör jag - men ölet är inte många noslängder ifrån. Så syndigt god att inte ens helvetets eviga plågor kan avskräcka en från att lapa i sig av denna fontänorgasm. Att dricka Uinta Hop Notch är som att bli nyförälskad i denna gyllenbruna dryck, få känslorna att våras på nytt och blomma ut i kärleksförklaringar värdiga en Catullus på friarstråt. Låtom oss fröjdas medan tid är (dvs: innan glaset är tömt)!
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent copper pour with a cream colored head. Strong pine and citrus aroma. The flavor is even better, a strong yet well balanced mix of the citrus and pine hops with a nice malt backbone. Very enjoyable IPA, I’m looking forward to trying more beers from Uinta.
Bule (705) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Collin's Pub in Seattle. Pours a murky golden brown with a lot of fine head that coats the glass. Milder hop flavors that are well balanced against the alcohol. Enjoyable IPA.
DocJitsu (845) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dull, clear golden color with an eggshell colored head. Head retention is excellent. A battle of pine and citrus in the bouquet. Grapefruit breaks through late. A nearly perfect mouthfeel that makes this IPA so very drinkable. Sweet grapefruit and a note of tangerine in the impressive flavor. Excellent IPA. Well done, Salt Lake City!
jflopsu (504) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very light orange in color. So much so that it appears to be a light ale. Little white head. A strong hop aroma. A citrusy hops but a light flavor.
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice offering but not as robust as some of their beers. Good hop flavor but it left a little bit of bitterness which wasn’t enjoyable.
tightslice (159) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was more impressed with the branding / packaging from the Uinta Hop Notch IPA than with the taste. I found it unbalanced (lack of decent maltiness) and overly bitter (which I actually typically enjoy). Can we add an "eh" category?
pinkie (457) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Douglas88 for the beautiful bottle from Utah. Pours a true amber with an orange tint and slight haze. What a looker this beer is with a thick head of foam that slowly fell to to some chunky lace and nice legs too. Nose is grapefruit, pine and grass. A great big whiff of bread but then the malt disappears for a minute behind some herbal and grassy dank. Malt presence in the nose is ultimately very soft, sweet caramel and cookie. Taste is delightful with ample malts, lots of oily piney hops, a little bit of sour grapefruit. This beer was like silk on the palate. Some said watery and I disagree. The malt was cultivated to perfection underneath the hops bitter and leaned into the dry finish with a sweetness on the back that was supple and full. Bitterness fades fast in the aftertaste as this one leaves smooth and the definition of dry. Hop Notch is top notch.
gururyan (593) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2013 Poured from bottle into snifter, clear golden color with healthy head. Smells quite flowery like a farmhouse saison, yet still very hoppy. Reminiscent of SN’s Hoptimum.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ADDITIONAL: Having some more tonight, and damn...I really like the nose on this. It’s growing on me quickly even more so I had to bump the rating a little.