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Notch Left Of The Dial - Notch Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | 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 nootch23:
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nootch23

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-24-2013 11:20:17 | More by nootch23
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jmlewisjr

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-06-2014 20:37:00 | More by jmlewisjr
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-29-2014 17:41:00 | More by Remdog
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-27-2014 17:35:34 | More by DerekMorgan
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TTTBeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-27-2014 01:37:59 | More by TTTBeer
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dataylor21

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-26-2014 23:39:27 | More by dataylor21
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braican

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-25-2014 14:34:24 | More by braican
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paresis

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-23-2014 10:09:01 | More by paresis
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-21-2014 23:56:37 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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snowmageddon

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-21-2014 14:19:36 | More by snowmageddon
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-17-2014 18:24:23 | More by heerboth
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: can

06-16-2014 00:07:01 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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neurobot01

California

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 5/12/14 (so just over a month old) into an IPA glass—thanks HopSynonymous (who based on other reviews must be a pusher of this stuff or something).

Look: pale yellow, active carbonation, with a giant fluffy head that dissipates to a thin film after a minute.

Smell: bursting with tropical citrus fruits—not the biting citrus of Sucks, but sweeter fruits like mango. A hint of marshmallow.

Taste: follows the aroma, but with a bite of bitterness, and a slightly watery flavor. Some weak malts. Maybe a hint of a smoky or woody note.

Feel: light body, a bit thin, and fairly dry. Doesn't quite deliver on the smoothness I expected given the creamy head, but it's not bad.

Overall: if this is classified as a session IPA, then it's probably the best I've had; that being said, even if this were on shelves near me, I doubt I'd get it that often, when I could bump up a few %abv and get something a lot richer in flavor.

Serving type: can

06-15-2014 05:19:56 | More by neurobot01
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PJK

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-14-2014 16:20:33 | More by PJK
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-14-2014 16:17:41 | More by WhitmansNiece
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Fletch1dotnet

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +28.5%

06-13-2014 18:24:51 | More by Fletch1dotnet
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Received from Hopsynonymous as an extra and poured into a Stone IPA glass. Canned 5/15/14

A - Pours a very pale gold color with a small amount of head and gives off a slippery lacing that slides down the glass. A white crown sits in the glass with some splotches around the sides.

S - The nose reveals grass, wheat, and a faint hint of hops. Being a session beer, I wasn't expecting it to be overly hopped or aromatic. Reminds me of Stones Session IPA. There is a hint of lemon peel as well.

T - The flavors are very similar to the aroma, but with more brightness. Again there is grass, lemon zest, citrus and light hops.

M - Light bodied, good carbonation and foams in the mouth just before swallowed. Nice acid to keep your mouth watering.

O - if I lived in the Connecticut area, this would be my everyday. Love this stuff! If you get this or randomly try it, you won't ww have2. Kare

Serving type: can

06-12-2014 02:55:34 | More by Cubatobaco
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blt2646

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-06-2014 22:20:54 | More by blt2646
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: grassy, citrus, toasted, bready, and pale malts.

Taste: Light citrus, mild bitterness, chewy and toasted malts, and some pale malts.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, chewy, refreshing, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Very tasty for a Session IPA. I'll have another can.

Serving type: nitro-can

06-05-2014 06:34:20 | More by Flounder57
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Fwai

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-31-2014 18:20:05 | More by Fwai
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

05-29-2014 15:35:43 | More by mklisz
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brunop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-28-2014 15:41:03 | More by brunop
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Notch Left Of The Dial from Notch Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.