Uinta Hop Nosh Tangerine IPA

Breweries are getting into the craze of adding fruits to IPAs. I’ve had a few that were good and some that were just flat out terrible. Let’s see how this one was.

ABV: 7.3%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Your new main squeeze. A play on our flagship IPA, this beer features an aromatic menagerie of tropical hops and tangerine zest. Wraps up with a crisp, bitter finish.”

Random: Uinta products are sometimes really easy to find in Jersey, but other times are super difficult to find.

The brew poured with a half a finger of pure white head. It dissipated rather quickly, but left limited lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, bright orange color. Despite the cloudiness, there was still some visible carbonation. The nose was pungent. It had fresh tangerine juice, pineapple slices and grapefruit pith and segments. After those notes, I picked up a touch of breadiness, but this was all citrus, all the time. The taste was just as good. It had definitive notes of tangerine that tasted authentic, as opposed to just super-sweet extract. It was quickly followed by grapefruit and grain at the back. The alcohol did make a slight appearance, but nothing overwhelming. The body was on the heavier side of the style, but wasn’t overwhelming. It had a lengthy finish with tangerine juice. A bottle of this was $2, which came to $.17 per ounce. I thought this was a good beer and executed the fruit addition of an IPA well. I would have this again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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