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El Dorado Showers - Noble Ale Works

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BA SCORE
89
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rollzroyce21 on 06-16-2014)
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Reviews by wethorseblanket:
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber with a drink before date of 8/6/14.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a half-inch thick white head which settles to a thin cap and leaves splotchy and spotty lace.

N: Soft orange and tangerine citrus with some slight fruity tropicals, floral, faintly dank.

T: Mild citrus fruits and malt balanced, slight pine, pear, stone fruits, some grassy notes.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Dry and semi-bitter finish.

O: Well done. Another single hop showcase.

wethorseblanket, Jun 29, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Noble Able Works, Anaheim CA.

Sniff test: wow. Like that one girl's 'dainties' load at the laundry mat that you wish came over on the reg for sleepovers.

Taste and all that is interesting. Initially it is juicy like your toddlers sippy cup, and then it is met by a strong, almost harsh, bite like Luis Suarez on the pitch.

Raul approved, but middle of the pack for an IPA soiled Southern California.

RaulMondesi, Jun 28, 2014
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Pours out a copper ipa color - a little darker on top and lighter yellow down low - out into my huge noble ale works glass - bigger than a pint

Smells very boozy! Even at 8+ abv no detection of hops, malts or any kinda really good brew - actually excuse me while I lower the rating on the smell - 6 minutes later , still fussin about this smell. Nothing here!

Taste is extremely different than the smell - like biting into a hoppy creamsicle. A small tinge of pineapple and citrus gelatin going on here - pure bliss

Mouthfeel is near perfect. Probably tongue creamiest IPA I've encountered so far - resiny and a thin body for a double IPA- this beer around a out in this category

Overall this brew is real good besides the aroma. I downed the first beer and ready to down the second .. I want this beer as fresh as possible ! Good stuff Noble ale works

Modernrickk, Jun 23, 2014
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A: Mostly-opaque gold-ish brown, with a thin head that lingers quite a bit.

S: Muted citrus tones and grassy background notes.

T: Stays true to its smell -- citrus-y and grassy tones all around, with a bitter, dry finish.

M: Moderate carbonation and body -- as mentioned in taste: bitter and dry at the end.

O: Wish I'd had a little bit earlier in the release cycle, but nonetheless, not the "showers" series' best effort. Still a very solid single-hop brew that can be thoroughly enjoyed without feeling the weight of the ABV, though. You wouldn't know it's a double IPA upon drinking.

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El Dorado Showers from Noble Ale Works
89 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.