Pistol Whip'd - Noble Ale Works
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3.89/5 rDev +12.8%
a: hazy burnt yellow with some light brown notes in the middle. very large - 5 + finger soapy white bubbly rocky head
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
m: light, but on the fuller side of light- with a lot of carbonation
o: more flavor packed in here your normal pilsner, ill say that. a little more bitter than expected, but the sweetness cuts it nice, and i like the hint of citrus mixed with the dough. its clean, but the large amount of carbonation makes it a little heavy to be extremely refreshing though. still a nice lighter beer, but nothing special
02-22-2014 21:11:14 | More by hopsputin
3.83/5 rDev +11%
Color is an amber-tinged golden in the pint shaker, with a modest amount of foam. Quite spritzy on the tongue. A pleasant hoppy, resiny nose.
This seems more substantial than the less-powerful ABV would suggest. A mouth-filling malty sensation with just enough sweetness. Quite sharp after a few sips, but the resiny hops provide a tangy, aromatic flavor. Bitter aftertaste but more biscuity overall. Though the hops may not seem so European, this is a more complex quaff though perhaps more of a light Pale Ale.
Another strong entry in the Low-Alcohol Flavor Challenge. On tap at Pizza Port in Ocean Beach.
01-14-2013 03:24:39 | More by mactrail
3.58/5 rDev +3.8%
Pours a pale gold colour, with a trickle of bead. Head is white, pretty nice with decent lacing left behind. Looks alright.
Smells citric, somewhat metallic. Some nice caramel malt on the back and a touch of paint. Mostly refreshing and pleasant.
Drinks more metallic. Quite a resinous and spicy hop pervades most of it, with lemon pith, rocket and lemongrass notes. A little bit sharp, like the malt takes too much of a back seat in the middle. Refreshing enough, and pleasant enough for the most part though.
Swills around OK, bit of hop pull on the back. Not bad.
Decent enough beer, but not perfect. Could use a bit more balance.
09-20-2013 05:00:04 | More by laituegonflable
3.58/5 rDev +3.8%
22oz bomber purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA.
Pours a pleasant golden colour, mostly clear but with a hint of hazing to it. Head forms a bubbly white froth to begin with and settles down to a lagery film that still leaves decent lace. Overall, it looks okay without being particularly exciting.
Nose is very pleasant, but a little strange, with citric hops coming forward making it smell almost indistinguishable from an APA or IPA. No, not quite: there's a greenness to it, and a sharper vector to the hop character which turns it slightly herbal and with a little hint of coconut. Grain is almost unnoticeable, which is fine. As it warms, I get that coconut character more strongly. It's quite nice.
Taste is clean, but lacking a bit of bitterness and lacking crispness towards the back. Clean, light, slightly fruity entry gives way to a slightly sweet emptiness towards the back. This is punctuated with a little carbonation, but that coconut character comes back in the finish, making it seem sweeter and less crisp than it wants to be. Not bad, though, and I do like the flavours in the hops.
I think the feel could use a little more carbonation: it would help with the crispness and help accentuate the hops a little more.
This isn't bad stuff: it's certainly a flavoursome, refreshing and very drinkable brew. I'm perhaps looking a little bit too pedagogically for certain "pilsner" elements that this falls down a little on, but really, it's a very decent brew.
09-07-2013 02:45:13 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.51/5 rDev +1.7%
On tap at Noble Ale Works in Anaheim, CA.
Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with a bready flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is pretty good beer that is basic but quite drinkable.
02-25-2013 21:56:31 | More by UCLABrewN84
Pistol Whip'd from Noble Ale Works
80 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.