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RATINGS: 998   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1647) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2012
Clear amber appearance with a large, off white head and good lacing. Appealing aroma of pine and citrus. Hop flavors are a bit more mellow than anticipated; more floral and herbal. Modest sweetness, but bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with an average length finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
strongpieman (1644) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle. Powerful floral hop aroma. Clear golden beer with a nice white head that clings to the glass. Sharp bitterness with some spice in the lingering finish. Overall a very good IPA that I will go back for lots of flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1644) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Pine and caramel malts on the nose, pours a clear light amber with a full white head. Nice clean hop flavor, with a good balance. Slightly slick mouthfeel, nice lingering hop finish. If youíre a fan of the more balanced IPAís, then this would be one to pick up.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1624) - 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
ChadPolenz (1623) - Lakeland, Florida, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1620) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle. Copper with thin foamy white head and light lacing. Smells a tad biscuity then a little lemony, grapefruity, and fresh. Tastes a little perfumey then goes into the dry/bitter. Hard mouthfeel, moderate bitter finish. Not bad, but there are others I like better. (Caveat- I just ate jalapenos and the burn is still in my mouth- so grain of salt.)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1620) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Pours copper color with white head. Fruity citrus aroma with hints of grass and pineapple. Flavor is sweet malty start with fruity notes of pineapple and sweet citrus. Finish is grapefruit and pine. Really nice IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
degbert (1616) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Can. Pours a dark amber wit a high, creamy, large-grained off-white head. Nose is a nice balance of floral and citrus, with orange and hollyhock predominant. Bitter on the front of the tongue, but with an oddly hollow mid-palate. I just donít get much beyond the initial burst of hops. Finish is light and a bit flaccid. Enh.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1610) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pours a golden orange color with a white head. Hop, citrus, pine, floral, caramel and malt aroma. Hop, grapefruit, orange, caramel, pine, floral and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a citrus hop and caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1610) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is bready malts, some tangy melon and some dank, resiny, piney hops.

The flavor is a little sweet fruit with a big resiny almost charred bitterness. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, a pretty solid IPA. A little more sweet fruit and less char in the flavor to better balance it and a little more body and this would be excellent.


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