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Notch Left Of The Dial - Notch Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

137 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 12
Gots: 23 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

12oz can from buking21. Canned 8/22/14. Served in a goblet.

Pours hazy yellow with three fingers pale head which recedes to a thin ring, leaving copious lace.

A subdued nose with slight bread and faint oranges

The flavors are almost as subdued as the aroams. Watered down orange juice, earthy pine bark, bready malt and mild cardboard. Any hop precense seems to be incidental rather than intentional. It's not bad at all but it has definitely not earned the right for the letters IPA to be printed on the can.

Thin body with light carbonation. Orange bread finish.

Left of the Dial is an easy enough quaff but it is false advertising to label this as an IPA. Serious point deduction for calling it what it isn't.

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.64/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

A: Similar to a light apple juice. 1/2 finger head slowly fading.

S: Juicy hops. Plenty of aroma. Piney and tropical. Malts smell lightly roasted and a little caramel note.

T: Whamp whamp. Where did the nose go? It tastes like bitter tap water. The malt is weak at best and only as it warms. All the juicy tropical notes are missing and all that is left is bitter.

M: A little frothy, reminiscent of a champagne carbonation but certainly not as aggressive. Body is light.

O: I definitely won't buy again. This beer looked good, smelled great, and brought nothing to the palate. It was slightly better as it warmed.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.16/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$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 137 ratings.