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RATINGS: 897   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1358) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Honey orange color, nice deep head (out of the bottle, that probably makes a difference). It leaves a lovely lacing on the glass. Aroma is serious pine hop, very resinous and pungent. The taste is equal parts spicy pine hops and earthy malt. Itís nothing revolutionary but itís damn nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1353) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of tropical fruit, resin, and pine. Slight vegetable notes too. Taste of resin and peach, fairly bitter. Good body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 14, 2014
Citrusy aroma. Cloudy dark yellow color. Hoppy and nice, very balanced. Long bitter finish. Very nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chad9976 (1334) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It had a best before date of 9/28/13 and cost $2.50 ($0.21 per ounce).

Appearance: Dark orange color, fairly clear but with a slight haze. Forms a large, white, frothy head which laces and retains very well.

Smell: Slightly dank, resiny character with minor "cat pee" scent and citrus juice concentrate.

Taste: I like it when breweries make beers that donít conform to their regional sub-styles. Uinta is out of Utah, but Hop Notch IPA drinks like a strong East Coast-style IPA with its resin and pine character. While there is some citrus component to it, itís not the star of the show as would be the case in, say, a San Diego-style IPA. Itís extremely bitter throughout, but balanced enough to keep the hops from becoming cloying.

Whatís funny about this beer is that while it smells dank and sticky, the actual bitterness itself is rather dry. Itís almost equally strong from the beginning to the end of the swig, though there is a noticeable peak at the apex. Through the middle of the tongue thereís a constant liquid pine flavor, though I wouldnít consider it "Earthy" per se, and certainly not spicy. Thereís some malty sweetness as well, giving the beer a dense palette rather than anything crisp or juicy. I do get mild orange flavor on the finish, which changes things up and keeps it consistently interesting. While the hops do linger a bit, they donít fatigue me, nor is there any syrupy sensation. Satisfying and enjoyable throughout.

Drinkability: Hop Notch IPA falls into that tiny void where itís neither crisp nor sticky. The mouthfeel is soft, but not creamy. The beer is intense across the tongue, but finishes fairly clean. Itís easy to sip or gulp. At 7.3% ABV itís a pretty weighty brew, and it certainly takes advantage of its size, yet one serving is not overwhelming. Probably best enjoyed one bottle at a time, though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1324) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle. Slightly hazy honey like color. Aroma is caramel, floral, biscuits. Medium bitterness. Some pine and grapefruit notes. Malt backbone. A solid ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1313) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Pours a golden yellow. Aroma of ripe green hops. Saaz or other Noble variety. Taste is candied sugar with a slow building peppery spice to balance the sweetness that still wins out in the end. I haven't had an IPa with these hops before. Very interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1306) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a slightly hazy amber with thick off white head. Aroma of floral hops, malt, and unsweet tea. Taste of slight bitterness, citrus, and pine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Pours a straight-up orange translucent color. Tons of thick, foamy white head dirties my glass and overstays its welcome.

Smells nice, but lacks the pungent hop punch of its peers. Hops bounce on & off the palate; fresh citrus for a few moments before things turn bitter. Finishes with lingering bitterness and traces of citrus. Pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1301) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Has a nice grassy citrus aroma. Todd body, mild citrus hops, some malt. Decent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1299) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Clear, deep amber-orange pour with a frothy off-white head. The aroma has orange rind with light pine and some faint cereal. It has a medium body with smooth texture and average carbonation. The taste is bittersweet with a relatively mild finish.


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