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Big Whig - Noble Ale Works

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86
very good

119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 10-03-2012)
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mroberts1204

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-09-2013 00:46:29 | More by mroberts1204
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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travolta

California

3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: A quickly dissipating head with no retention. Lacing is almost nil. Color is an opaque tangerine.

Nose: Bright rosemary, lemon, orange, and lime.

Taste: A crisp and slightly dry mouthfeel. Dryness at the end. Some resinous syrup in the middle. Beautiful hop oils and orange juice.

Notes: I liked that this was a strong (abv) IPA billed as such. They did not try to sell this one as a double, or imperial. This is their IPA and it is very nice!

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07-26-2014 02:40:59 | More by travolta
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smakawhat

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4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Bottled June 25th 2014

Nearly crystal clear body, with a bright amber orange body color. Nice thin and minimal carbonation lines, with a three finger head that is creamy bright white with soapy retention. A little bit of staying power, but manages to sink a little quickly, with spotty lacing.

Great hop aroma. Juiced up tropical notes, hints of peach, tangerine juicy orange, and mint warmth. Subtle sweetness, with a bit of chewy action. An interesting bit of earthy smoke is on this as well too. Real nice delicious bouquet on this guy.

Another juicy palate follows, with the middle palate filling the tropical sweetness with mild hop bitterness. Washes clean but also a little fleeting with not much aftertaste or coating. A fairly dry powdery sense a bit, with very minimal carbonation feel. VEry faint malt angle, something akin to white bread toast and very subtle if at all distinct.

Overall the fruit and juiced tropical angle hinted on the nose isn't as big or prominent in the palate. It comes off fairly neutral but also solid simple and decent.

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07-25-2014 00:46:55 | More by smakawhat
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wasn't expect too much from this beer but was pleasantly surprised. The aroma is earthy pine and a candied orange flavor. The nose isn't out of this world but is a great representation of a solid ipa. Taste is dominated by zest of lemons and grapefruit. It is very bitter, the kind that lingers. Mouthfeel is good and this beer is drinkable at just below 7%. This is a good year round offering from noble. I just wish the would rerelease tongue tickles double ipa.

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Big Whig from Noble Ale Works
86 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.