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Big Whig - Noble Ale Works

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86
very good

129 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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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aoampm

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

08-28-2014 04:48:31 | More by aoampm
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tylergoov

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-27-2014 15:40:16 | More by tylergoov
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BierGiek

California

5/5  rDev +30.9%

This beer has gone from meh to fantastic over the last few months. Excellent, lightly bitter, with a cantaloupe and honeydew aroma and a firm malt backbone. Don't miss it, and get it fresh!

08-25-2014 17:48:53 | More by BierGiek
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JulianTellez

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

08-25-2014 06:13:42 | More by JulianTellez
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Dethmetl


3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

08-21-2014 17:55:19 | More by Dethmetl
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

08-14-2014 13:14:27 | More by ncstateplaya
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-09-2014 11:58:00 | More by TheEvilGenius
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Bonsall_Phil

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-09-2014 02:22:41 | More by Bonsall_Phil
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-08-2014 04:52:07 | More by zestar
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joeyjoey104

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-02-2014 20:52:58 | More by joeyjoey104
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jklecko2

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-27-2014 23:01:59 | More by jklecko2
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TrojanRB

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-27-2014 03:37:04 | More by TrojanRB
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travolta

California

3.61/5  rDev -5.5%

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!

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

Maryland

4.11/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

07-25-2014 00:46:55 | More by smakawhat
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Jho3325

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-22-2014 02:38:55 | More by Jho3325
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_morandi_

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-14-2014 22:23:20 | More by _morandi_
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djjacobsen

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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.

07-13-2014 05:46:49 | More by djjacobsen
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rowbow

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-10-2014 17:32:24 | More by rowbow
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-09-2014 22:08:53 | More by bump8628
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jaeone

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-09-2014 17:42:52 | More by jaeone
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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-08-2014 21:49:08 | More by GClarkage
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-29-2014 20:45:41 | More by dvmin98
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Trfagan3

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-29-2014 01:46:48 | More by Trfagan3
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sunshinethewolf

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

06-22-2014 21:27:30 | More by sunshinethewolf
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-18-2014 03:44:47 | More by Cynic-ale
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Big Whig from Noble Ale Works
86 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.