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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).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle [1L] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a spare diminishing foamy off-white head. Aroma of resiny hops foremost along with caramel malt and citrus fruit. Flavour of resiny hops along with some pine and citrus as well, some sweet caramel malt, fruit and a big, dry bitter finish -- simple but pleasant. Medium+ bodied. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
[3626-20110304] 650mL bottle. Fresh evergreen hops aroma had a tree bed of needles. Hazy, orange brown body with a quick creamy off-white head. Bitter hoppy grapefruit peel flavour. Medium-full body is bitter and boozy. Quite bitter and boozy overall. (8/3/7/4/16) 3.8
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, jerc)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle@Ulborg tasting.Pours amber orange with an off white head.Aroma of peach, pine, grapefruit and cheese hops.Flavor is sweet and fruity with lots of piny, resin bitterness.Medium body, average carbonation.Nice hoppy beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle, 22oz, courtesy of fonefan. Itís a clear, pale amber beer with a finger-thick off-white head leaving some lacings. The aroma has an underlying caramel sweetness, but itís the hops that runs the show. Pine cones and grapefruit. Some peppery hints in the flavor, pine cones and grapefruit too, the malty sweetness are subdued but present. Itís full-bodied and semi-dry on the palete, finishing mostly bitter. A pleasant and tasteful IPA that I could easily drink a few of every now and then. 110319

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14108) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle @ Denmark/Norway Tasting @ Ulfborg 2011. Courtesy of Fonefan. Pours clear copper with a small creamy white foam on top. Nose is fresh hops. Green and herbal. Peach and grapefruit. Bitter and dry hoppy flavor. Medium and smooth palate. Dry and lasting hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazMania (656) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bomber poured into pint glass. Nice citrus aroma and pours a cloudy dark orange. Tastes of a balanced hop pine bitter punch with just enough malty sweetness. Creamy texture, overall very nice IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
2011-03-04. Crisp orange body, foamy off-white head. 3+ Modest aroma, muddled resin and light citrus. 6+ Flavour is similar, mild citrus and resin, light astringency, tangerine, grapefruit seed. 6+ Average palate. It grows on me a bit by the end of the glass but despite having some interesting flavours it never quite comes together for me. Might be more my style another time. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2729) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 4, 2011
Thanks to HogTownHarry. Appearance: Golden cloudy orange with a decent white head. Aroma: pine, toast, candy floss, caramel and alcohol. Flavour: toasty, big pine punch, quite a lot of malt, a lot of alcohol in the finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 3, 2011
A: The pour is amber in color, maybe a little bit of orange too, and a white head. S: The first sniff is not a good one. I get butter and corn? I stick my nose in the glass again and itís somewhat better. I get bread and floral hops with just a touch of fruitiness. T: Surprisingly, the flavor is fairly fruity. Some tangerine notes and lemon zest. Floral hops along with a slight earthiness and maybe a touch herbaceous. There is a bit of pine bitterness as well as bready malts. M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation. Not much of the usual bitter aftertaste going on. D: This one seems to need some work, especially in such an IPA-dense area like Southern California.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
(Draught) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of florals, pine, and earth. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, grain, and resin with a dry, bitter finish.


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