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RATINGS: 1043   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly known as Hop Notch. Wonderful complex flavos, like no other, simply a great tasting IPA. Its balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass.

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3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (1779) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Mild aroma, typical IPA palate,very hoppy, bitterness lingers. The taste is good with a hint of citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1773) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1769) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with a big full rocky white head that laces and stays. Mild pine cone aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, grapefruit and bread. Hop bitterness is certainly up front as well, but not as much as 82 IBU would indicate. Quite good; refreshing and balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1759) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Orange pour, off white head. Light fruity citrus aroma, quite mild floral fruit hop flavor. Okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1750) - 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 youre a fan of the more balanced IPAs, then this would be one to pick up.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChadPolenz (1748) - 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 dont 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, its not the star of the show as would be the case in, say, a San Diego-style IPA. Its extremely bitter throughout, but balanced enough to keep the hops from becoming cloying.

Whats funny about this beer is that while it smells dank and sticky, the actual bitterness itself is rather dry. Its 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 theres a constant liquid pine flavor, though I wouldnt consider it "Earthy" per se, and certainly not spicy. Theres 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 dont fatigue me, nor is there any syrupy sensation. Satisfying and enjoyable throughout.

Drinkability: Hop Notch IPA falls into that tiny void where its neither crisp nor sticky. The mouthfeel is soft, but not creamy. The beer is intense across the tongue, but finishes fairly clean. Its easy to sip or gulp. At 7.3% ABV its 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1743) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
degbert (1741) - 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 dont get much beyond the initial burst of hops. Finish is light and a bit flaccid. Enh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2013
Ännu en klass-IPA på Mogwai! Söt och tydliga inslag av humle! Jag gillar, vad mer kan man säga.... Rätt beska, medium eftersmak.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1739) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Beautiful golden amber with a thick head. Lots of lacings. Pine and caramel aromas with bright citrus notes. Caramel body with moderate hop flavors and bitterness. Bitterness lasts thru the finish.


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