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Noble Ale Works Alpha Red

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This Imperial Red Ale beer is brewed with Magnum and Columbus hops then dry hopped with Simcoe and Columubs hops which gives it a nice citrus finish to the balanced malt characteristic.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
particle6 (1) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2011 does not count
This is my favorite next to their new Knight Changer Imperial Stout. I you haven’t had a chance to get down to Noble, you need to.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 21, 2012
What a thick good-looking head. This is a nice beer that starts with a sharp bite. Smells okay. Mostly this is pretty good but actually seems a bit too strong at times.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcbeyond (104) - Newport Beach, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 Pours transparent rosewood. Light, complex nose. Huge malty flavor with balanced bitterness and a big phenolic accent on the finish. Very impressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badpuppy69 (182) - orange, California, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Reddish amber color, malty hoppy slightly cinnemon floral sweet aroma. Very smooth médium bodied. Slightly bitter citrusy Carmel hoppy taste with a hint of spices cinnemon. Very Good brew!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SmashAsh (14) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
I really like this red. It has a nice creamy toffee flavor. It a nice easy drinking red.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2010
On tap at Beachwood BBQ: Pours a transparent deep amber orange with a nicely-lacing froth of cream-colored head. Has a pretty good fresh hoppy nose with some sweet caramel malty undertones. Starts with good body and fullness with pleasant sweet caramel and toffee flavors well-balanced with resiny bittering hops before a slightly drier bittersweet finish. Could use a little more assertive hop nose and flavor, but still a fairly drinkable and enjoyable imperial red.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Sample at the Taps brew fest. Rating# 2. Reddish brown pour. Caramelly malts and a light hop nose. Nice and hoppy upfront with a bit of caramel. Nice. (1330)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2704) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Sampled at the AZ Strong Beer Fest. Vibrant deep red with a small eggshell head. Toffee, caramel, and roasted nuts accompanied by a moderate amount of citrus and evergreen laden hops. Medium mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (811) - Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2012
A reddish brown beer totes and handsome but thin off white foam. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, and a balanced hop resin. Medium body. The sweetness is bold. Hop bitterness chases the swallow and a mild dryness finishes it off.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle. Bronze beer with a dark cream colored head. Malt and toasted malt aroma. Malt and grapefruit flavor with pine, earth, and toasty malt. Medium bodied. Malt and caramel lingers with pine, grapefruit, and earthiness.


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