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Noble IPA - Noble Ale Works

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Noble IPANoble IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

36 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 06-26-2010)
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Someone

California

5/5  rDev +34.4%

11-15-2011 19:17:31 | More by Someone
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

LOOK: Crystal clear amber hue, superb looking head

SMELL: Parsley, mint, lemongrass, biscuity, nutty, bread crust, grassy, hemp

TASTE: Smooth, slightly crisp, doughy biscuits, bitter, soft resin, thick herbal hop, mandarin oranges, a bit chewy, dried grass, thyme, peachy esters, hint of alcoholic warmth, finish hoppy and dry

A solid example of the "West Coast" IPA that is not loaded with crazy amount of citric hops, a lot more depth within the hop profile here which certainly grabbed my attention. Great all around.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 01:44:56 | More by Jason
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Blackwolf


4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass.

A- Clean golden yellow body, decent amounts of uniformed carbonation, little head and retention but a nice saturn ring hugging the sides of the glass.

S- The pale ale from noble I had before the IPA was a bit more hoppy, this seemed a tad dull, though there was some grassy pine and citrus notes. More on the bold side though.

T- Pine hop, tangerine and citrus zest, kinda floral finish with the rosemary. Interesting IPA. Nice complex and well balanced flavors.

MF- Surprisingly light-medium body with a medium sharp carbonation. Flavor resonates for a good minute or two.

O- Very solid and complex. I really enjoyed trying Noble, and look forward to so much more from them. Nice to see some local boys making some outstanding ales!

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 05:22:02 | More by Blackwolf
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TheBoog013

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-01-2013 21:44:51 | More by TheBoog013
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ralphw56

Nevada

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-22-2012 14:57:51 | More by ralphw56
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-13-2013 03:24:43 | More by Hugonaut13
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Carzales


4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-21-2012 20:08:51 | More by Carzales
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-11-2011 21:47:19 | More by mhaugo
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AlexM

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-14-2011 20:00:17 | More by AlexM
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ArrogantB

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Toronado San Diego, $5. Yellow-orange color, fluffy head, lacing up the sides, typical west coast IPA appearance. Aroma is bitter hops, pine, west coast style. Flavor is super bitter, some citrus, again this was a typical west coast IPA. It wasn't anything overwhelming but I love this style of beer so this was enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 00:22:56 | More by ArrogantB
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TicoCali

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-20-2012 01:08:52 | More by TicoCali
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BeerBeast

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-12-2012 02:39:18 | More by BeerBeast
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-28-2012 05:26:00 | More by t0rin0
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Halcyondays

California

3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a medium amber with a thick finger of soapy, frothy white head that lasts a LONG time, it's not going anywhere. Lots of lace.

S: Cantaloupe and its rind, white and pink grapefruit, notes of lemon.

T: Lots of citrus and crystal malt, definitely more of an East Coast style IPA, though I expected it with the colour. Good, strong overall hop character, I liked this quite a bit.

M: Light carbonation but it has a crispness. Medium-bodied. Moderate hop aftertaste.

D: All and all a solid IPA from this new Orange County brewer. While I haven't been in awe with their first 2 beers, they are well made versions of the styles, so I would like to sample more from Noble Ale Works in the future.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 21:19:28 | More by Halcyondays
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PeprSprYoFace

California

3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Better than a B- IMO. Solid IPA. Would be a go to beer of mine if available more often. On tap at Noble Ale Works. Stopped by on my way home from the Knuckle Sandwitch release. And after having that I can say this one is pretty solid.

Poured into a plastic half pint. More than a half pint I think. pours a hazy amber color. Nice bubbles going up

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2011 00:16:24 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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DoubleJ

California

3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Better late than never, right? My first encounter with Noble Ale Works, with a pint from the taps of The Catch, which ironically is located just a mile from the brewery. On to the beer:

Toasted orange with tan hues. There is a little bit of head retention, and a few kisses of lacing that stick. The nose is mild, but it does provides the essentials of a West Coast IPA, by way of grapefruit and tangerine.

The taste is "fresh" and clean, and never too bitter. There is some hop juice, also some grapefruit and a little pinch of sweetness, like lime sweet. Light biscuity malt splashes here and there. Feels lighter medium bodied, and towards the lower end of the carbonation scale.

I'm liking this. Hoppy without being over the top, which hit the spot earlier this afternoon.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2011 05:18:51 | More by DoubleJ
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wethorseblanket

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-23-2012 23:35:15 | More by wethorseblanket
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Sergio

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-20-2012 05:40:15 | More by Sergio
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-02-2012 04:53:30 | More by drewone
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dianimal

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-07-2013 02:32:34 | More by dianimal
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berlinabb

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-12-2013 22:32:25 | More by berlinabb
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Broden

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-06-2012 22:55:14 | More by Broden
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Popp24

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-01-2012 15:20:39 | More by Popp24
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A Fresh bottle and a good nose,the bitterness definitely there, some grapefruit and orange rind. But no distinct hop flavour.Either my nose is stuffed more than I think or its their hopping(and malt).Bottle from OCBeerSociety, thanks RB. Not overall so drinkable

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 03:05:38 | More by Sammy
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GRG1313

California

3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up at Hi Times and also saw it a Farmer's Harvest in Orange County. A brewery with which I'm not familiar so had to try it.

Pours dark orange amber with a full and thick white head, thick lacing and nice looking.

Initial "quick hit" nose of fresh pineapple right out of the bottle and then gone to an unassertive but pleasant light fruit, apricot/pear nose which is pleasant.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and creamy and mouthfilling.

Flavors are layered with an initial sweet fruit/candy character but it quickly gives way to a very pine bitter character that goes all the way into the long bitter pine resin finish. I don't get IPA. I get sort of an IPA mixed with a Belgian Triple kind of flavor.

I like the very intense bitter finish which is clearly the overwhelming character of this beer. I also like the very sweet front palate. However, the juxtaposition of the two makes the beer seem clumsy and out of balance. This is one to try if you really like a long pine bitter finish.

I taste at room temperature and this one grows on you. I think the temperature adds to the appeal and complexities; colder it may be more one dimensional. A very decent and bold effort although the beer seems to be a bit in conflict with itself. Almost a "sipper" in lieu of a beer you'd drink with food. Worth the try.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2010 03:30:00 | More by GRG1313
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