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Noble Ale Works

Not Rated.
Noble Ale WorksNoble Ale Works
Based on:
123 Beers
3,091 Hads
Place Score: 89
Reviews: 16
Visits: 135
Avg: 3.93
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

1621 S Sinclair St
Ste B
Anaheim, California, 92806
United States
phone: (714) 634-2739 | map

Place added by: t0rin0 on 03-24-2010

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Reviews: 16 | Visits: 135
Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Somewhat hidden in an industrial complex super close to the Angels Stadium and Ducks Arena. Super solid hoppy beers and milk/sweet stouts. Fast service, pretty diverse selection and usually a tasty food truck out front. However, the Brewery can get super busy on game and event days!!!

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Photo of Beerbom
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

They're strength is obviously in their IPAs/DIPAs which were awesome on tap…Galaxy Showers, Citra Showers, I Love IT. This place was packed but only had a short line. They had a beer sampler which I imagine they won't be able to keep doing much longer due to popularity and the time required to provide these. Pretty diverse crowd which is always great to see. Not as clean and polished a place aesthetically as Bottle Logic but both are cool. We sampled their clear Stout which I'm trying to remember the name of but that was both weird and cool at the same time. Looking forward to going back soon but I live 400 miles away.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I visited Noble Ale Works on a bit of a lark on my recent trip to Anaheim and I was not at all disappointed. It's in an office/light-industrial park, but the atmosphere didn't suffer for that. They have seventeen taps of their beer available, and every one that I tried was a winner. Service was good and quick despite the place being hit by a brewery tour bus while I was there, and I absolutely look forward to returning the next time I'm in town.

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Photo of Absolut
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

visited 10-17-15 before the Foo Fighters at Honda Center. extremely close to the arena. perfect place for a pregame for Honda Center or the Big A.

was very crowded. Food truck outside was serving kabobs.

good selection of beer and friendly staff. tasting room is right next to the steel tanks. chairs are steel stools, I guess to match, but not very comfortable.

large tv screen showing college football. lots of parking.

wife and I had Big Whig, Galaxy Showers and Tongue Tickles, which were excellent.

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Photo of Catracho5
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Visited Noble Ale Works on a Saturday afternoon to have a few beers. There was not too many people which left plenty of seating, you are right next to the tanks in the tasting area, reminds me of The Lost Abbey. Great service, bartender was really good about checking up on us, and providing suggestions. He was also very knowledgeable about beer. There was a great food truck outside serving smoked foods. Nice vibe, good quality beers, great service, but their selection is limited.

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Photo of Radome
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Visited on a May Saturday afternoon. Fairly crowded, but friendly customers. Small tasting area with production works clearly in view. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Beers were few in number and only so-so in my opinion. All styles came off as too Americanized with hops for me. Food was available in the form of a barbecue truck out front.

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Photo of ballyhoo1
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Stopped in before a Ducks game to check this place out. It's a typical small brewery setup in an industrial location. There was about 30 people enjoying their offerings when we got there. Seating is limited and I think was only one real table. I didn't have high expectations so I really didn't care about the seating, after all, I came here to check out the beer.

Their board showed 20 beers on tap with a nice variety that included a cask choice, Belgians, Strong Ales, Stouts of several varieties, Kolsch and yes-about 6 IPAs of different strengths and styles.

They sell most of their beers in your choice of 4oz, 12oz or 16oz. Some offerings are limited to 4oz. I like this way of doing it because it gives me the chance to sample without getting stuck with 16oz of swill.

Here is what we sampled: MathmTical IPA- golden light color, all hops, citrus,grapefruit and pine. Comes in at 7.5 Abv. I liked it-very good. I Love it IPA- similar to the first one and very good also. Citra Yum Yum Triple IPA- you can get this in a 4 or 12oz glass. It pours like a cloudy lemonade. Very hoppy on both ends and it's hard to tell its racking at 12.3 Abv! I really liked this one and I am glad I was careful and had the 4oz offering. The last ale we tried was the Naughty Sauce. It's a golden milk stout with coffee on nitro. Sounds like it's all over the board and doesn't know what it wants to be. I have to say that I was surprised how roasty it was and nitro did wonders for it.

They have different food trucks there each night so food is an option. Hop heads will approve. I liked their ales and I will return.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Pretty basic set-up, small, a little warm, but the point is the beer, of course, and they usually have a really nice selection, including a couple cask options. It's definitely bare bones and more geared for the beer lover than the tourist, but worth a stop to sample the fresh stuff.

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Photo of joe_hurd
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

This a perfect size taproom for an afternoon pop in.
They have a knowledgeable and helpful staff. Along with very tasty brews.
Close to Disney and the ball park. Well worth the stop.

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Huge sports presence which makes sense since they're near where the Angels play. Did a sampler and beers were good but not great. Place was full but still not congested. A nice neighborhood brewery to catch the game a have one after work. Not in the upper echelon yet.

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Photo of MoorBeerPlz
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Been looking to visit this place for some time. Located in a small industrial park, there's a lot of parking nearby that fools you into thinking that the tasting room is bigger than it is. Woefully small for the normal weekend crowd. Their beers are solid and there are at least 8 taps available plus bottled offerings. Their IPAs are well done and some of my favorites.

Eventually, they're gonna have to rethink their seating plan to help accommodate the crowds that show up on weekends. It's mostly standing room only after a while and even standing room is limited.

Overalll, their brews are worth tasting and the place worth visiting. Be prepared to stand due to the limited space. I'll be coming back but probably on a week day hoping the crowds will be less.


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Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.57/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Quintessential small brewery set up. Small bar up front with picnic table set up in the brewing area. A single tv, which is all you need at a brewery, dawns the right wall behind the bar. A very beer knowledgeable bartender when I went, had many cool "beer" history stories and brewery stories. Everyone knows why ipa is called ipa but do you know how Guiness started? Go and ask, cool story.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of vince4953529
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of claspada
3.16/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Noble Ale Works in Anaheim, CA
89 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.