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Notch Left Of The Dial - Notch Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | 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 smcolw:
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +2.1%

Nearly no head from the bar pour. I'm impressed with the blanketing lace with so little to work with. The color is gold. Crystal clear.

Plenty of grapefruit rind aroma. Spicy.

Not much base malt on the taste, but the hop takes over well, leaving a strong black pepper bite in the swallow. Subtle lingering bitter aftertaste. The body is thin but not watery. Good carbonation.

04-27-2013 19:14:07 | More by smcolw
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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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ColdOneKev

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.

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Massachusetts

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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.

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$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.

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Notch Left Of The Dial from Notch Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.