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Nobility - Noble Ale Works

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

51 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 01-30-2011)
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Photo of OlieIPA
2.68/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed a half pint on 6/25/11 at the Noble Ale Works facility.

A: Poured cloudy with a deep yellow hue into a sturdy clear plastic cup. The appearance is similar to a hefeweizen, rather than what I come to expect from a well crafted made DIPA.

S: At first, the beer smells a little "green"/young, which ditracts from the overall experience. As I continue to enhale, I was able to pick up some distinct, yet subtle orange and tangerine-like aromas. Pretty standard for a DIPA.

T: Some bitter punch, which is nice...but other than that...the beer continued to taste really young.

M: Medium body and just the right amount of carbonation.

Overall: Not a horrible beer by any means, but average at best at it's current state. I think with some more time, this beer could mature into something pretty darn great! Cheers!

OlieIPA, Jun 28, 2011
Photo of mactrail
3.34/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Quite hazy, even cloudy in the tumbler. This looks like an orange-tinted Hefeweizen with a modest head and some coarse bubbles along the glass. The brewer claims this is made with Citra hops, which I have liked better in other beers, though the bitterness is not so unpleasant. Overall this has plenty of acidic character, but the malt keeps it somewhat in check. The sharpness cuts through the murky, herbal hop flavors.

A hop tea with plenty of brisk tannins plus apple butter fruitiness. Sweet, fruity, powerful-- not much for savory sipping, but just the ticket for relaxing after a road-trip day. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Lee's Discount Liquor in Mesquite, Nevada.

mactrail, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

GRG1313, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of pperez38
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

pperez38, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of CelticAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

CelticAleMan, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Broden
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Broden, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled 1/29/2011 at the brewery.

Pours dark orange, hazy, white head that lasts and laces decently.

Aroma is mostly butter and BO but also some pine/wood present. Not a good sign.

Flavor is piney, dank, and full of pineapple with some sweetness and bitterness in the background. I also notice only a touch of that butter that came through in the nose (thank goodness). Low booze and good carbonation.

Body is medium as is drinkability.

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t0rin0, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Noble Ale Works

A: The beer pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a soapy off-white head with decent retention.

S: Starts off with a good but not great citrus note of grapefruit and orange peel. There is quite a bit of bread going on here, and perhaps some grass and pine hop character as well.

T: Considering the nose, this is a pretty bitter beer. Lots of piney hops with a decent amount of grapefruit and even some lemon peel. This is a very dry beer, which is good for a double IPA. As the glass warms up, there's a hint of tropical fruit on the back end.

M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation.

D: A decent enough DIPA, but nothing fantastic. As mothman would say: you're going to need to up your offer.

womencantsail, Jan 31, 2011
Photo of FosterJM
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1332nd Review on BA
Bottle to Parra Tulip
22oz

Purchased at Lees Discount liquor- Las Vegas for $7.99

App- A few colors in the glass. Starts on the top of the pour as a dark caramel brown. Settles down into an amber then yellow to an orange. A nice large medium egg shell color with a large sticky lace with good webbing.

Smell- A bit of an old malty note with a deep citrus and deep piney resin note. Not the most aromatic DIPA. Has a touch of thick hops with some earthy creamy notes.

Taste- Has a lot of malts behind it with a large creamy hop note. Its tastefully layered with a good hoppy bitter and a large pine note. Integrated is a strong suit here. One way or the other and this would be a Ke$ha beer. A dirty hot mess.

Mouth- A nice thicker medium body with a medium full carbonation. Hoppy, creamy and piney residual flavors. Nice feel to it.

Drink- Its tasty but not mind blowing. A lot of West coast DIPAs are better but this was nice. Creamy, piney and hoppy with a semi layered/balanced citrus.

FosterJM, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

PretzelCity, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of ralphw56
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

ralphw56, May 18, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

BeerHunter76, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Rollzroyce21, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of BdubleEdubleRUN
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clear copper with a very large bubbly barely off white head that leaves plenty of stickiness. The nose is dominated by citrus, namely grapefruit, with a definite malt presence. The taste has the citrus hops as well as some pine resin and some alcohol sweetness. Medium bodied with a drying sticky finish. Definitely a solid offering.

BdubleEdubleRUN, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Drinkerofales
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours lightly hazy with a copper-orange color. An off-white head leaves tons of lacing and a nice ring for the whole beer.

Smell is understated floral hops, and only because I was looking for hop. A warm maltiness is the primary aroma, and there is a touch of pith back there too.

Taste isn't as disappointing. Big bitter taste through out. Pithy and consistent. There is a bit of sweet malt as it nears the end of the taste, but it's still underneath the bitter.

Texture is really smooth, but lacking that bite. Carbonation is on par, booze pretty well hidden.

I was really bummed out by the smell, but at least the flavor is all hop. A bit of citrus hop in the flavor would have greatly added to it's complexity and overall taste. Still, nice to see some local beer being produced.

DOA

Drinkerofales, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of ZippyThePinhead
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was sold to me as a "Pliny clone" by the guy usually sells me Pliny. It's a decent DIPA, but one thing is for sure... it's not anywhere close to being a Pliny clone. It has a nice nose, and you can smell some hops. It's a little darker than Pliny. Taste-wise, it does offer some nice piney, citrus-like hop flavor at the front, but I would describe it as being slightly maltier than Pliny and the finish-- something which sets Pliny apart is the extremely short, clean finish-- the finish of Nobility is closer to Blind Pig than it is to Pliny.

As my glass warms up, the finish is getting longer, and I have this bitter aftertaste that lingers several minutes after the last sip. These are $8 for a 22 oz bottle at my usual supplier, and I won't be buying this again. At that price it needs to be *better* than Pliny to make a convert out of me. But it's not.

ZippyThePinhead, Feb 17, 2011
Photo of Bananasplit
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Bananasplit, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev -3.1%

jheezee, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crispier than the apple that Eve took a bite out of in the Garden Of Eden; spunkier than a Russian satellite orbiting the earth... Raul is doing this well and good. It can't bat in the '27 Yankees line up, but it would do a good job hitting behind Mickey Mantle.

RaulMondesi, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of scottiethebody
4/5  rDev -3.1%

scottiethebody, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of BlackTuesday
4/5  rDev -3.1%

BlackTuesday, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of GrumpyJunglist
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber poured into a tulip.

A: pours a nice clear golden brown, with about a fingers worth of head that fades after a minute or so.

S: nice aromas of piney hops with a bit of malt and a faint aroma of sweetness.

T: Initial taste is a sweet hops, with a interesting malty middle, and a bitter bite at the end.

M: Nothing to crazy, just a decent amount of carbonation.

O: not a bad beer, although i think they could kick it up a notch in the hop department. all the other noble beers tend to be on the hop side.

GrumpyJunglist, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -3.1%

zestar, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of BeerShman
4/5  rDev -3.1%

BeerShman, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of baybassboy
4/5  rDev -3.1%

baybassboy, Feb 10, 2012
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Nobility from Noble Ale Works
91 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.