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The Messenger - Noble Ale Works

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BA SCORE
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
We teamed up with Alexandra Nowell of Three Weav3rs Brewing Co. to brew this citrusy IPA. Brewed with bohemian pilsener malt and dry hopped with Pacific Jade, Citra and El Dorado, then finished with Buddha's Hand and Pommelo zest,. Lemon Yellow in color, light to medium in body, with a striking aroma/flavor of grapefruit, apricot and magnolia flowers.

(Beer added by: T_Hass on 02-09-2014)
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Bomber purchased from the brewery, opened last week. Reviewed from notes.

Hazy pale pear with a modest but assertive white head that eventually recedes to a raised ring.

Big mango and lemon met by a strong streak of curacao. Notes of kaffir lime and a herbal tea sharpness leavens things nicely. Lovely and clean.

Taste follows the nose entirely. Moderately oily mouthfeel but body is on the lighter side for the ABV. Carbonation just sufficent to disperse the beer across the palate. Mild, cruisy bitterness.

Just a great smashable IPA from some guys who clearly know the gig.

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Blonde like that girl in biology class that you would keep your peepers on rather than the Petri dish, and then there's an interesting dose of bohemian pilsner malt like, umm, German class.

Now, Raul wasn't digging his time in Frau Brown's German class, and if he had the choice, he'd take a brunette over a blonde any day of the week.

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super light-colored yellow, minimal head and light bubbles. a little hazy on the last pour.
aroma is kind of funky. almost a little of the cat urine/onion. a little floral. a little perfume-y, and a little indiscernible.
taste is a little bitter, some citrus, some lemon zest. and refreshing! very refreshing!
magnolia flowers and IPA lemonade are both perfect descriptors. because a 4.9 is available, i'll give it a 5 in taste. it's THAT good! it's THAT refreshing!
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Citrusy Taste with orange, lime, lemon, flavors when your first taste it. The nose is crisp, light and floral.

The appearance is golden/yellow and with a 7.3% ABV it taste like a sessionable beer but may creep up on you.

My perfect description for this beer would be like "IPA Lemonade" and I have never come across this combination ever before. Evan @ Noble and Three Weavers really did an awesome job on this one! Cheers!

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The Messenger from Noble Ale Works
91 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.