This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Uinta Hop Nosh Tangerine IPA.
Although this brew is often found in cans I came across a six pack of it at the Beverage Barn in Garden City Park. I took a chance and bought a single, but after trying and enjoying it, I wish I had bought a six pack.
The Hop Nosh Tangerine IPA is a new variation on their standard bearer - Uinta Hop Nosh IPA (reviewed here when it was still called Hop Notch IPA http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2012/07/sunday-night-suds-uinta-hop-notch-ipa.html). However, unlike the traditional Hop Nosh IPA which is unflavored and draws its citrus-like tang directly from the hops, the Hop Nosh Tangerine IPA is flavored with Tangerine zest (although not juice). It also has a slightly higher abv (7,3% abv vs 7.0%abv), but I can't explain the difference since the only addition is the Tangerine zest.
The beer itself poured a muted orange and I smelled the Tangerine when I brought the cup to my face. However when drinking the beer I found myself doubting whether there was actually any zest added to the brew. Mrs KB is convinced that there is some flavoring, but I found it to be muted. Having said, the beer is not lacking in flavor as it is bursting with citrus bite which develops with each consecutive sip. Eventually the pine overwhelms the citrus, but not in a bad way.
Uinta Hop Nosh Tangerine IPA is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union and bears an OU on the label. For the experts' take on the Uinta Hop Nosh Tangerine IPA please click here www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1416/209112.
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