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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Hop Nosh Tangerine IPA Released Today

It's finally here! The long awaited Hop Nosh Tangerine IPA from Uinta Brewing will hit the shelves at the brewery's beer store when it opens up at 11am today. This IPA builds on a trend that combines citrus fruit that complement the citrus-esque hops that already round out the beer.

As far as I know this is the only citrus enhanced IPA made locally. It has a bright orange color, combined with a big, fluffy white head that is extremely sturdy and hardly vanishes. The nose is juicy with notes of lemon and orange meat. These aromas pretty much dominate. The taste starts with malt cake but transitions quickly into dry hop territory. The beer turns out to be much more diverse than it had been on the nose, offering a nice blend of citrus hop bitterness and subtle fruitiness from the tangerine puree. You get all of the fruitiness with it being at all sweet like a German Radler.  The end has a bit of pine and it finishes semi dry with tangerine peel bitterness. This isn't bitter hop water with citrus juice mixed in. It's all IPA with tangerine accents. I'm amazed by how well the whole package works.

Be careful this is am extremely crushable beer. It's 7.3% ABV will sneak up on you, so don't loose yourself in the fruitiness. If your a fan of Grapefruit Sculpin, I think you'll find this to be a much more natural interpretation. An excellent new offering from Uinta.



Unknown said...

Can't wait to try this!

josh said...

Got a 6-pk this evening. Definitely drinkable, but sad to say I think I prefer New Belgium's Citradelic as far as tangerine IPAs go. Regardless, thanks for the heads up, Mikey - always appreciate your leads on new releases.