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Noble Ale Works IPA (2010 - 2012)

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed in the west coast IPA style, this IPA is highly hopped with a full body. Essence of citrus grapefruit with a floral/piney nose.

Note: last brewed in 2012. If you are rating the IPA from Noble Ale Works, it is most likely Big Whig IPA (unless you have a bottle that looks like the photo).


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1083) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUN 20, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours a medium amber with minimal head. Aroma is slight dankness, citrus, and some light dry hops. Taste is slight citrus, hop bitterness that isn’t under or over powering. Overall, this was descent but just a middle of the road IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wittales (649) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Appearance was clear amber brown with creamy off white diminishing 2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas where citrusy piney slight grassy hops with no alcohol present, mild malts. Taste was close to the nose with hops of lemons. pine, grapefriut and then slight sweetness of malts. Palate was creamy carbonation with medium body, little thin for IPA. The finish was slightly astringant with average length IPA west coast bite of a finish. Good Effort Noble...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Anova167 (300) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Cloudy copper with decent lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, grass, and caramel malts. Flavor is very bitter and a bit astringent. Finish is super dry and bitter. Just decent.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3343) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle; poured an orange-amber with an off white, frothy head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, caramel, earth, pine and lemon. Aroma was very good, flavor was a few pegs below. Earthy, with a malty stickiness. After taste was not all that welcomed. A bit dry; alcohol well hidden. Just ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2731) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
6 Oct 2011, tap at the brewery. orange/yellow, faintly cloudy, some steady bubbles.candied pink grapefruit hops, bubble gum in front, dried grass at the end. med body and a tad fizzy. pink grapefruit juice w/ sugar and w/out the bitter bite. pretty decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
22 oz. bottle shared by dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! Pours a cloudy orange color with a huge off-white head. Aroma of spicy hops, pepper, grains, straw, fresh-cut grass, and sweet bread. Flavor of grassy hops, pale malts, dry grains, wheat, citrus, and pine resin. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Tasted 6/28/11. 22oz bomber. Pours hazy with an orange amber hue. Two fingers of dense head. Aromas of citrus and green grapes. Honey and slightly vegetal. An astringent nose. Medium to full bodied with a very green, raw palate. Bitter, piney and sticky body. Flavors of fresh green hops, orange rinds and other bitter fruits. Very bitter and very nicely done!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Pours golden and cloudy with a medium white head. Aroma is citrus hops, grapefruit and pine. Flavor is hops and pine with a bitter finish. Light carbonation and light bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11249) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, pine, peach, pine. Flavour is hop, pine, citrus, malt, peches. Full bodied nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Trade by JohnC ]. ABV: 7.0%. Clear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, mandarin, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110319]


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