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Noggin Floggin - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BA SCORE
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47 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 15.78%


Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV: 11% IBU: 70 OG: 24 Plato

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 03-13-2011)
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 14 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by TheFlern:
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TheFlern

Idaho

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This is a big DIPA. Drink it fresh is my advice.

Appearance: Golden body with a white head.

Smell: Huge citrus fruit flavors. Grapefruit, white grapes, green apple, pineapple. Malts are sweet in the background. The alcohol is also present. Reminds me of a sweet white wine.

Taste: Like eating a grapefruit for the most part. Not as sweet though.

Mouthfeel: Good amount of carbonation. Fairly bitter and not so smooth but this isn't suppose to be Keith Stone anyways.

Overall: A surprising beer. As I stated in the opening of this review I believe this beer would be better characterized as a DIPA. If you can get it fresh, who knows though with no bottle dating, then I suggest picking it up and drinking it asap. I don't see this one developing at all with age. I'm going to knock it really hard for not being age-able (imo) since it is listed as a barleywine. If this was listed as a DIPA I'd give it a 4.5 or 5. This beer most closely resembles Arctic Panzer Wolf from FFF. If you think that beer gets better with age then put this in your cellar. If you are sane an think a DIPA fades over time drink this fresh.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 00:21:55 | More by TheFlern
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mrchrisray

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-20-2014 17:58:44 | More by mrchrisray
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chossboss

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4/5  rDev +7%

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Durge

Connecticut

3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A deep orange amber color with a nice topper of white suds and plenty of lacing. The aroma is sort of vague citrus and alcohol, not very strong or alluring. The flavor brings sweet licorice citrus pine and woodsy caramel. I detect some candied apple malt and leafy maple. Nice. The body is solidly mid-plus with a smooth feel that offers modest carbonation. An aroma more consistent with the flavor would go a long way here , but still a solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 03:57:19 | More by Durge
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-11-2013 05:50:02 | More by Kopfschuss
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

06-24-2013 18:04:30 | More by KevinGordon
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Washington

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DarrenStory

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-05-2013 03:08:07 | More by DarrenStory
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BillHilly

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-04-2013 01:44:52 | More by BillHilly
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California

4/5  rDev +7%

05-23-2013 03:38:18 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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05-09-2013 01:01:48 | More by leftoverburrito
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DanChristensen


4.73/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

The 2013 release of Noggin Floggin is my favorite yet. To me, if HUB decided to call this an imperial IPA then I wouldn't have questioned it. Maybe the only thing that makes this a barleywine is the higher ABV. For example, the color was a clear, gold with a white head. The smell was delightfully hop heavy. The reason we all love beers is because of the taste, right? Noggin Floggin blew me away in this category. The malt flavor was simple but strong and the hops... oh the hops. This is why I think this beer could be an imperial IPA. The hop flavor tilted towards citrus but was balanced by other flavors as well. Mouthfeel: wet... jk it was pretty full bodied. A very well orchestrated beer. Bravo HUB!

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2013 21:07:41 | More by DanChristensen
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-23-2013 04:44:46 | More by SocalKicks
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leedorham

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

01-21-2013 16:30:15 | More by leedorham
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-14-2013 12:59:04 | More by sliverX
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Hawksfan79

Washington

3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Glass used: snifter

This beer had an beautiful dark amber appearance. Although I didn't get much out of nose other than the smell of alcohol, the flavor was really good. It has a light hops flavor with notes of malty caramel and a strong alcohol warming finish. I was really impressed with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 23:59:38 | More by Hawksfan79
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Joeyhoover

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-28-2012 13:31:31 | More by Joeyhoover
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danwho

California

4/5  rDev +7%

10-08-2012 22:22:33 | More by danwho
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Kasabuske


4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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jellikit

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: orange. Slightly Hazy. Not much head.

Scent: sweet malty smell with a faint alcohol aroma.

Taste: wonderful. Sweet with a malty/fruity flavor. Slightly bitter with alcohol added.

Mouthfeel: carbonated well. Pretty thick on the tongue.

Overall: my favorite barley wine so far.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 19:14:28 | More by jellikit
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Rathakem

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-08-2012 05:59:09 | More by Rathakem
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lern

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-28-2012 03:22:30 | More by lern
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into Stone Olde Guardian glass. Appearance is somewhat light for style, a bit of haziness, viscous looking as well. Nose is sweet and full of molasses, sap, maple, pine, and brown sugar. Earthy hops come through as well. Smells somewhat hot. Taste is sweet and boozy. Brown sugar and molasses are present along with caramel and piny bitterness on the finish. Flavors are big and bold. Mouthfeel is thick and somewhat high in the way of carbonation. Overall, nice take on a barleywine...very sweet and flavorful and definitely a heavy hitter..

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 06:12:14 | More by homebrew311
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MadeInOregon

California

4.73/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Scored this one as a gift. Lucky me!

APPEARANCE: Lightest barleywine I've ever seen; color is a nice orange somewhere between a dark hefeweizen and a pale ale. Still acceptable for the style, but certainly not traditional. Liquid pours thick and malty out of the bottle with a nice white head forming atop.

SMELL: Hops, oranges, vanilla, cherry, alcohol, and caramel. It seems a tad faint but the aromas are still very nice and appropriate for the style.

TASTE: Phenomenal. Taste is very complex and candy-sweet including cotton candy, cherry, vanilla, oranges, and bourbon flavors. It ends with bitter hops but with a great deal of sweetness still on the tongue. Really quite incredible balance and complexity for a barleywine, especially considering its 70 IBU's.

MOUTHFEEL: Very warming, but no burn. The feel is very smooth and malty on the tongue.

OVERALL: Best barleywine I've ever had.(Very puzzled by the low ratings for this beer!) However, I will say that I think this is more of a hybrid with an imperial IPA than a traditional barleywine. Lovers of both styles will be surprised and pleased with this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 05:23:41 | More by MadeInOregon
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Noggin Floggin from Hopworks Urban Brewery
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