50belair (3329) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at WOB. Cloudy burnt orange pour with an off white head. Citrus hop aromas. Citrus and resiny hop notes. Sturdy caramel malt backbone. Good body and mouthfeel.
ajtrupp (335) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had the Hop Notch version from a can, which I consider a bonus. Big citrus notes in the hops, great summer IPA.
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RedSox2004 (1629) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden amber with a two-finger creamy head that dissipated quickly bu left very nice lacing. Aromas of citrus - mostly grapefruit - and pine with generous caramel malt for a backbone. Caramel sweetness up front gives way quickly to the sharp hop profile, dominated by the grapefruit with the pine in the background. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation and a crisp bitter finish.
S_Side_Smitty (702) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light copper with a small white head. Aroma is dank mango and tropical fruit. Taste is sweet mango with an easy long bitterness that fades after the mid palate. Finish is dry.
Caaron (2) - Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft from Southern Growlers. A very drinkable and balanced IPA that is not as bitter as you would expect from it's listed IBUs.
shotgun1431 (138) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange / amber color with a white head. Very hoppy with citrus. Very good brew.
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint pour of oerfectly golden elixir with a full faint off white head. Nose is hop forward, citrus and deep tropical like fruits. Mild biscuit like malt. Flavor is fairly hop forward as well with deep citrus and tropical fruit. Medium body with nice hop lingering finish. Clean and well done.
berkshirejohn (5947) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Georgioís, Billerica, MA. Amber with a thin white head; citrusy aroma; malty body with a grapefruit taste; and a clean fresh, long-lasting, grassy bitter finish. Well balanced, and easy to drink.
Enwiebe (290) - - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3/5/14. Draft at Surf Club. Wonderful piney nose. Goes down smooth. Nice drinking over an evening without bowing out your palate.
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NachlamSie (3244) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 Six pack of cans from Argonaut. Hereís one that I canít believe I havenít rated before. Iíve been drinking this stuff on the reg since it came out to North Carolina and now itís a staple in my fridge in Colorado. This one surprised me with itís intense aroma and flavor from the get go. Lots of pine, grapefruit and dank herbs. The nose seems endless. Great palate on this one. Tons of hop flavor ranging from grapefruit to lemon to pine to herbs to grass. The malts are clean, just there enough, with a wheaty back bone. The finish resonates with loads of herb. This is definitely in my top 10 IPAs.
[March 10, 2014]
Iím trying to figure out why Uinta changed the name to Hop Nosh. Hop Notch has been around for a little while, slowly garnering a following. Then they make a subtle change from a name that makes sense as a clever pun on "top notch" to something that doesnít really make sense and donít change anything else: not the graphic on the label, not the recipe. I donít get it. Still an awesome IPA though. Spot-on hop profile, pretty much perfect palate for the style, great finish that leaves hints of grapefruit, green tea and herbs in the mouth. oh, and it comes in cans. win.
[July 14, 2014]
Went to Liquor Galaxy to get my Hop Notch, er, Hop Nosh on. They only had bottles. Fine. At least they were fresh. I am very pleased with my purchase. Also, I am starting to wonder if Uinta uses hop extract on this one. Thatís not necessarily a bad thing as this beer still has fantastic clarity, complexity and balance. Good job, Uinta. If no extract is present, this is even more impressive.