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Noble Ale Works Big Whig IPA

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (975) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to brocansail. Pours a hazy dark orange with medium white head. Nose is moderate citrus, mostly orange and lemon. Taste is initially pithy and bitter with some immediate alcohol warming. Hop flavor seems grassy mid palate and not very much "there" like a west coast IPA. Focus seems to be all on the bitterness. Ok. Just not great

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sitzds (261) - - MAR 20, 2014
22oz bottle poured into shaker pint. Amber to gold graduated top to bottom with a ring and islands of off-white foam. Aroma is of grapefruit, piney hops, caramel malt, and floral notes. Taste is strong floral and piney hop bitterness and light citrus and caramel sweetness. Medium body, slightly resinous and creamy texture, moderate plus carbonation, bitter, dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 19, 2014
On tap at Noble. It pours a light gold color with an off white head. The aroma is grapey sweet with mango and citrus fruit. Nice. The flavor is full with fruity hops papaya, pineapple and some citrus with a mild spicy, dry finish. Full body with minor bready caramel malt character. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (457) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 18, 2014
22oz bottle pours semi-clear pale yellow orange with a finger of head. Nose is crisp resin, grapefruit, lemon. Taste is piney lemon, onion, grassy, grapefruit. Finish is big bitter grapefruit, resin, sap, and some medium maltiness. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenhorn1 (781) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
On tap. Your basic good west coast style IPA. Clear pour and tons of citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4080) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Yellow orange pour, with a small white head. Caramel malt, grapefruit, mild to moderate hoping, some sweetness, and fairly watery. Under par IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (150) - Valley Village, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle, supposedly fresh. Doesnít sparkle like the best fresh IPAs do. I am a fan of Nobleís brews but this one isnít my favorite. Donít get me wrong... itís good, just not particularly memorable. More hop bitterness than flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (538) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Poured on tap from the brewery it has a golden orange color with a nice head. Aroma of tangerine, lemon and pine. Taste has more citrus, grass and some bitterness. Pretty good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (738) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours a medium orange with a one finger white head which fades to almost nothing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, and some biscuit malts. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma with some nice tangerine notes and some rosemary notes. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a dry, semi bitter, medium finish. Overall, a pretty nice IPA that has a fresh taste and is very drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2052) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Beautiful in the glass tangerine pine and herbal. Tangy very citric. Creamy very carbonated. Spritzy. bitter and astringent finish. Dry dry dry. Bits of biscuit. Really nice


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