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Big Whig - Noble Ale Works

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very good

180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 23 | 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:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 10-03-2012

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Ratings: 180 | Reviews: 23
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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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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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Big Whig from Noble Ale Works
86 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.