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Notch Left Of The Dial - Notch Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Notch Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 04-17-2013)
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Reviews by LittleDon:
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LittleDon

Texas

4.58/5  rDev +18%

20 and 10 oz pours from Deep Ellum on 5/2/2013.

Who would have though a 4.3% ABV IPA could be so good. Straw to golden with a very whispy head. West coast aroma, pine and tropical fruit. The taste follow suit with a bit of grain present. Lots of flavor despite the low alcohol. Light body and minimal carbonation. I started with the 10 oz. and realized my mistake, so I order the full pour next.

05-04-2013 21:38:44 | More by LittleDon
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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-16-2014 01:46:55 | More by liquorpig
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-14-2014 17:54:50 | More by Plissken
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-29-2014 20:17:42 | More by jamvt
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%

A - Can dated 6/9/2014 - less than a month old. Took a couple pulls straight from the can then poured the rest into a 10oz tasting glass. Slightly hazy dark gold. Thick white head leaves moderate lacing.

S - Not picking up much. When the can was first popped I got a big dose of earthy hops, but not in the glass I'm getting light malt, and even lighter hops.

T - Makes up for the smell. Not as much hops as I would'v expected even for a "session" IPA. The malt is very powerful. An unobstructed view to the caramel, malty sweetness. Bitterness creeps back in between sips.

M - Best feature of the brew. Drinks like an IPA. Most sessions are too light. This is nicely thick for the style. Medium carb. Lingers on the palate.

O - This is a good not great brew. Worth trying it out.

07-02-2014 00:20:13 | More by kjfinnerty
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-03-2014 16:52:32 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16%

05-06-2013 19:03:49 | More by imax615
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Massachusetts

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Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -5.7%

Poured into a tulip, this one is a crisp and clear gold with a thin film of head.

Smells of dry, toasty caramel with an ambiguous woody hop. A little discouraging.

Tastes of dirty pine hops with a touch of malt that is reminiscent of cheap basement beer. The hops are pleasant enough to make this work.

Feels clean and big with a very complimentary carbonation.

Not the best example of the style, but still extremely drinkable.

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-21-2013 23:54:25 | More by Bilco
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.16/5  rDev -18.6%

$7 for .5 liter at Meadhall, Cambridge MA

Golden orange with a small white head. Fair crescent of retention leaves a small crust of foam stuck to my glass. Served in a Notch glass.

Aroma starts peppery and grapefruit but the pepper fades as the beer sits. Grapefruit pulp flavor but without the grapefruit sharpness. Peppery at first but that fades as my beer sits. Malt is fairly sparse as would be expected for 4.3% but adds some cracker influence. It's also has a steely mineral characteristic which I really don't like.

Not great but I like that someone makes low abv IPAs for light weight sissies like me.

04-27-2013 02:32:28 | More by donkeyrunner
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Massachusetts

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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%

Served on-tap at Meadhall in Cambridge, MA

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium golden orange in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some apricot + copper highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy off white head that reduces to a medium sized medium thick patch, a very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuit malts with a touch of caramel sweetness underneath much stronger aromas of citrus/grapefruit and spicy/peppery hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. There are moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit and spicy/peppery hops which contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness which lingers for a while.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy.

O: I'm really excited to have happened upon Notch beers while I was in Boston - I love a brewery that makes interesting and tasty beers while keeping the ABV low. This is delicious and super easy to drink, I wish that I could have it as my every day beer.

05-07-2013 01:10:57 | More by dbrauneis
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Notch Left Of The Dial from Notch Brewing
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