jhgrantjr (416) - 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 (732) - 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 (1672) - 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 (2124) - 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 (2459) - 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 (199) - - 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 (2381) - 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.
Wegro (330) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 great ipa. super perfume-y/flowery aroma. flavor very topical, citrus, bitterness is moderate but lingering. reminds me of union jack a little. very fruity and clean, love the hop profile on this one. "hop notch" really is "top notch" comes together very well, very balanced with emphasis on tropical flavors. Definitely recommended from me
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: straight clean aromatic hop character. Hint of citrus, green backing, touch of vanilla. Apricot fruit end. 8-
Appearance: slight haze on amber with proper medium sized cap. Good lace presented.
Palate / Taste: medium bodied. Medium lighter carbonation. Slight hop dryness. Woody, earthy hops sitting on caramel sweet base. Well blended IPA.