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Pistol Whip'd - Noble Ale Works

Not Rated.
Pistol Whip'dPistol Whip'd

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BA SCORE
82
good

11 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 67
Avg: 3.52
pDev: 30.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener | 4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 11-05-2012

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s: tons of sweet grains, lemongrass, pepper, vanilla, sweet citrus, grassy hops. something like a bubble gum cardboard.

t: very clean. vanilla, pilsner malt, grassy hop bitterness (more than id expect). there is a sweet spice in here that i can't put my finger on - like a sweet coriander, maybe. tons of fresh dough in here too. finishes with sweet grainy malt, earthy hops and just a hint of sweet citrus

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Pistol Whip'd from Noble Ale Works
82 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.