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Big Whig - Noble Ale Works

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169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 10-03-2012

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Photo of HopHead84
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a two inch head; streaky lacing left behind by a head that retains itself nicely

Smell: Piney, with a hint of citrus pith

Taste: A touch of the biscuit underpins from the outset, with the piney hops asserting themselves from start to finish; rather bitter in the aftertaste with a bit of a mineral character

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: In a crowded world of IPAs, this one does not really stand out; nicely hoppy but the hop bill seems undistinguished

Thanks, fthegiants, for the opportunity

Photo of markgugs
4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kristougher
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ironstutz
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanK252
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles and laces well.

S: Citrus, some caramel malt sweetness, and an interesting kinda fruity note that reminds me of not fully ripe strawberry.

T: Pine and citrus hops, light grapefruit, tangerine, a bit of herbal spice, maybe a hint of melon, and light caramel malt sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Pretty tasty brew, but with a few notes I'm still trying to figure out.

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of devilfluff
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Joncasso
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this on two separate occasions. The first instance I drank it while watching Night of the Living Dead and felt the film was "Hard to Follow." I drank the beer over an hour or so, enjoying every sip. The beer changed flavors half way through for me. I really like this IPA. This is my go to IPA.

Photo of mecmd
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutIrish
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

A- Clear amber-copper body, one finger white head with nice retention; eventually dropping into a thin-medium collar. Rings of lacing persist for a while as the beer goes down. Looks like any other west-coast IPA that I've been seeing lately..

S- Oranges and pine are the predominant hop aromas. Mild, dry crackery malt rounds it out. Not too complex, but it's clean and solid.

F- Citrus, grapefruit, slight stone fruit flavour on the palate with a dry malt backbone evoking crackers and biscuits. Good balance, nothing too complicated. Again, this is a dry finishing west-coast style IPA.

M- Thinner-medium bodied, good carbonation, as stated before this finishes dry with a bit of citrus resin. Not getting as much pine as I have in other west-coast IPAs. Solidly drinkable.

O- Pretty straight-forward west coast style IPA. I'm starting to think that if you've had a couple, you've had them all- with the exception of the likes of Russian River and Alpine. Still, this is a fairly solid IPA with good flavour and aromas.

Final score: 3.80

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4.35/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.08/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.04/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Juicy mango with white pepper spiciness. Light-medium body. I love these tropical bombs.

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Big Whig from Noble Ale Works
86 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.