Tongue Tickles - Noble Ale Works
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3.24/5 rDev -25.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Pours a clear amber in the tall glass. Quite decent head and the foam lasts well. Spritzy carbonation but mostly the mouthfeel is quite acidic. A whiff of pineapple in the aroma. Fragrant with pineapple and orange peel.
Hot with alcohol that seems to keep the maltiness hidden, even though it's quite a substantial body. A sweetness deep down. Lots of grapefruit peel and some. Bitterness is over the top but not unbearable. Aftertaste is an endless bitterness mollified by the fruity notes. A sharp, winey consistency.
Almost drinkable but pretty much the typical DIPA overkill. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft in Little Italy.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2013 06:08:44 | More by mactrail
4.2/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Light amber pour nets a small white half finger head. A tight smattering of lacing is left after rather poor head retention.
Galaxy and Citra hops really blast the aroma on this beer, lots of pleasant peach, tropical fruit, bright citrus and steady pine. Floral and tropical aroma, near perfect, could be a bit more powerful.
Detectable pale malt with some bready notes and some grainy leftovers at the end of the drink. Flavor is overwhelmingly pine and grapefruit hops with notes of apricot, red apple and dank resin. Slight mouthcoating and bitterness is steady and a bit reserved. Balance is created both with the malts and alcohol.
Medium drinkable body with good carbonation. Resiny mouthcoating gives the impression of drying but the malts are admittedly a bit sticky. Alcohol is evident but I think that 8% is perfect here.
The hype machine was really getting its gears turning on this beer and it might just be deserved. The aroma is fantastic, somewhere between Sculpin's tropical tones and Double Sunshine's bright citrus with more pine thrown in as it warms. Flavor is very much a stock West Coast IPA but overall well done. Any lover of Citra and Galaxy hops (that means all of you) should really seek this one out.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2013 03:07:37 | More by rawfish
Tongue Tickles from Noble Ale Works
94 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.