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TBA Showers | Noble Ale Works

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Noble Ale Works
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Modernrickk on 04-10-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 69
Reviews by neurobot01:
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4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle with 6/1/14 enjoy-by date into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look: orange-tinted straw color, with decent carbonation and a 1/4" head. Pleasant enough.

Smell: loads of exotic tropical fruit, with a distinct acetone top note. Not totally a bad thing, but a bit... worrisome.

Taste: wow, unique. Grassy, pepper, citrus and tropical fruit, stone fruits. Honestly, hard to get a handle on everything that's going on. Starts of pretty sweet, then tangy, then bitter. And about 3 mins later, I swear I'm getting hints of chocolate milk—gross as that sounds, it's awesome. Not something I'd want to drink every day, but something I will absolutely try to have every so often.

Feel: very creamy, with just a hint of sharpness. Light-to-medium body. Pretty solid, and a nice match to the taste.

Overall: this is my first beer from Noble, and it's definitely a winner. Also hoping Equinox™ makes its way into many more beers in the future.

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22oz bottle split into a couple of taster glasses with mine brethren
Notes taken on 05/03/2014

A: Light caramel amber color with near perfect clarity. Half finger layer of smooth ivory cream comes to rest on top. Nice ample stay power with a few laced streamers and dots that decorate the glass.

S: Smells of gooseberry and kiwi fruit with a citrus lime twist. Crazy tropical fruits going on with a bit of melon and hop spice as well. Has some underlying sugary pale malts there. Not particularly pungent to me but nicely exotic.

T: Tropical kiwi fruit with gooseberry, pervasive green melon, lemon-lime, and some peppery spice. It moves into more earthiness and a distinct tea-leaf like quality. Sugary cracker malt bits help bind it all together. Lots of subtleties that start to fade out and forms into more traditional pine and grapefruit flavors. Has a nice high level of punchy hop bitterness however I find it well balanced in that the flavors are not really in your face. Nothing ever assaults the palate. Alcohol is really well masked too. This is really interesting to try. Sort of like Nelson at times but unique with more musky melon and herbal flavors.

M: Light bodied brew with a nice consistent frothy texture from the carbonation. Higher level of hop bitterness with a nice clean and dry finish. Not incredibly resinous but has a nice residue to it.

D: Stoked to have stumbled upon this one and give it a try. I can officially say I am fan of the Equinox hops. Has a solid mix of 75% tropical fruit, 25% earthy herbal spice. Not sure it flies as a standalone hop but I am positive we will be seeing lots more of this variety. Bittersweet feeling knowing that I have missed out on all the other Showers series.

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TBA Showers from Noble Ale Works
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