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Big Whig - Noble Ale Works

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
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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3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh bottled the other day; poured in a tulip glass for serving.

A: Beer has a splendid golden-brown hue, barely any noticeable head and is actually more transparent than you'd think.

S: Big hop profile, considering it's a standard IPA. Very flowery and piney, which is its most outstanding aspect.

T: Crisp and light -- actually less bitterness than you'd anticipate given the aroma. Over time in glass, taste seems to settle on the backend of each sip.

M: Airy with mild carbonation. Body's not too heavy, which keeps it refreshing.

O: High quality beer for the price you're paying ($4.99 for a 22 oz. bomber). If you're focused on hop flavor and aroma as big elements to your brew, this is worth a try for sure.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Venice Ale House, Venice, CA

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that gradually died down.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with some hints of pine resin hops. The piney hops become stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell except that the pine resin hops stand out more prominently. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice IPA that has a good mix of citrusy and pine resin hops.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasting notes from 22oz bottle – tasted on 07/23/2013 with my FW snifter glass

A: Big Whig pours a dense golden-orange hue with low overall clarity. Delicately holding head of khaki cream on top that leaves behind some wisps of ribboned lace down the glass.

S: Smells of pine and tangerine fruit with a real floral spiking. There is a dash of caramel malt sweetness detected. Mostly fruity here with citrus being the predominant theme. Pretty nice nose actually.

M: Flavors remain firm with tangerine peel, sappy pine, and more candied citrus fruits. Malt is just some light dry cracker and nearly nonexistent There is a moderately high bitterness to the beer and only some slightly noticeable alcohol. Very light and fruity with citrus fruits again as the main component. Blends of grapefruit and orange in there with some lightly tropical florals. All in all this is a pretty decent IPA.

T: Light to moderate heft in the body with a surprisingly dry finish. Frothy cream like texture overall with a moderately to high amount of peppery bitterness and light resinous after effect.

D: Very drinkable, light, dry and packed with citrus fruit flavors. Almost unique in that way. This is a really decent brew.

Didn’t completely blow my minds but for the local prices I will likely be grabbing this one again.

Nugganooch, Aug 07, 2013
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Big Whig from Noble Ale Works
86 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.