Noble Ale Works
Active Beers: 64
Beer Ratings: 874
Beer Avg: 3.82
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
3.83/5 rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Noble Ale Works is located just north of Angels Stadium and just to the west of Honda Center, which would indicate heavy traffic in the area on gameday. No sports teams in town today, the better. That makes the drive to and from the brewery the easier. Parking is plentiful at the brewery, and I had arrived at 4pm with the tasting room door already open. Great, their ready to serve me. Or not. It looks like a brewery tour bus arrived beforehand with 30 people, some still waiting in line with only one person pouring the beers. Initially, it took time to get my first round, but rounds two and three were much more swift.
The tasting room is compact with seating for 30. A handful of tables sitting close to each other with chairs, a handful of seats at the tasting bar, and additional room inside the brewery itself if room ran out in the tasting room. Although I spotted room for 22 taps plus a cask, "only" 8 of the taps were pouring beer. Good diversity of beers, from a standard pilsner, to a pale ale, Double IPA, chile IPA, and even a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Standard beers were pouring for $5 a pint, and enhancing the overall experience was the glassware; no shaker pints. Noble branded stange pints, tasting flights, and 12 ounce chalices. It also helps that the beers were in good quality.
Worth visiting? You betcha.
11-17-2013 07:42:17 | More by DoubleJ
3.74/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This place is easy to miss if you are coming here the first time. It's buried among sea of faceless squared commercial buildings in Anaheim. But once you found it you have won't have trouble finding here the second time.
Very small tasting room compared to other notable OC breweries. Their beers are overall pretty good, and they do experiments on them extensively. They have all their bottled offerings in the coolers ready to go as well as doing growler & grumbler fills. Not much atmosphere to speak of but they do rotate their selections frequently so it earns its merit to come here periodically.
06-23-2013 18:31:41 | More by vince4953529
3.16/5 rDev -18.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
Typical industrial style garage format with a smallish size bar and tasting room with a few tables behind.
I got the sampler, and to be honest, each beer was either below average to average. The chile beers were not very pleasant, the herb beers were average and the IPA/DIPA were forgettable.
The bartender seemed pleasant, tried to converse with him a little but wasn't too interested.
This was unfortunately the least memorable stop I made in all of the San Diego and great SD area. Wouldn't visit again.
06-18-2013 22:16:37 | More by claspada
4/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I visited Noble since I was in the area doing other beer stuff. It's in an industrial park with the tasting room on one side of the building and the brewery on the other side of the wall. There is a bar area with seats and some tables set up as well. I believe they had around 12 of their beers available with some of their bottled beers for sale as well. Lots of different styles with some tap exclusives and even a barrel aged beer available. The quality of everything was good and they served their tasters in flights of 5 for a low cost. Service was good the entire time I was there even though it got pretty busy. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.
02-26-2013 03:16:56 | More by UCLABrewN84
Noble Ale Works in Anaheim, CA
88 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.