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Nobility - Noble Ale Works

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 6
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 t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
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 zestar
4/5  rDev -2.7%

zestar, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Texasfan549, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

GRG1313, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
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 mactrail
3.34/5  rDev -18.7%
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 Halcyondays
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Halcyondays, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
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
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

jheezee, Oct 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Rollzroyce21, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of CelticAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

CelticAleMan, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

BeerHunter76, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
5/5  rDev +21.7%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of ralphw56
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

ralphw56, May 18, 2012
Photo of Hugonaut13
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Hugonaut13, Apr 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

pperez38, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of BdubleEdubleRUN
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
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
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
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
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

TrojanWheels, Jan 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

PretzelCity, Today at 01:37 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

yoitsarch, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of AlexM
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

AlexM, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Popp24, May 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

miadw3, Feb 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

ineva, Mar 05, 2012
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Nobility from Noble Ale Works
90 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.