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Nobility - Noble Ale Works

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BA SCORE
91
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | 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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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -15%

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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01-30-2011 03:10:01 | More by t0rin0
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-08-2014 04:52:26 | More by zestar
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womencantsail

California

3.55/5  rDev -13.8%

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.

01-31-2011 23:26:21 | More by womencantsail
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

10-05-2012 14:23:31 | More by Texasfan549
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -15%

01-27-2013 21:31:39 | More by GRG1313
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mactrail

Washington

3.34/5  rDev -18.9%

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.

11-10-2013 05:56:43 | More by mactrail
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Halcyondays

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-05-2012 02:03:48 | More by Halcyondays
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FosterJM

California

3.68/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

06-05-2012 04:16:38 | More by FosterJM
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-04-2012 15:17:38 | More by jheezee
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CelticAleMan

California

3.5/5  rDev -15%

09-04-2012 06:43:15 | More by CelticAleMan
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-27-2012 13:44:09 | More by Rollzroyce21
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9%

10-07-2012 23:57:54 | More by BeerHunter76
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

5/5  rDev +21.4%

09-02-2013 02:36:27 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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ralphw56

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-18-2012 02:50:29 | More by ralphw56
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-13-2013 03:24:31 | More by Hugonaut13
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pperez38

California

3.5/5  rDev -15%

01-28-2012 22:54:03 | More by pperez38
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

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.

02-10-2012 21:25:13 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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RaulMondesi

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

07-07-2013 20:46:54 | More by RaulMondesi
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TrojanWheels

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-18-2012 22:18:09 | More by TrojanWheels
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AlexM

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-14-2011 19:58:57 | More by AlexM
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yoitsarch

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

07-12-2013 07:32:25 | More by yoitsarch
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Popp24

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-01-2012 15:20:00 | More by Popp24
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miadw3

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

02-17-2013 01:42:47 | More by miadw3
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ineva

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-05-2012 18:08:28 | More by ineva
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Drinkerofales

California

3.78/5  rDev -8.3%

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

03-22-2012 18:52:24 | More by Drinkerofales
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Nobility from Noble Ale Works
91 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.