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Notch Left Of The Dial - Notch Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 9
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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cowbird

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

04-27-2014 13:17:02 | More by cowbird
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mhaugo

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

05-18-2014 06:50:25 | More by mhaugo
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Lledd

Massachusetts

2.64/5  rDev -32.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 01:57:30 | More by Lledd
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WeymouthMike

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

05-18-2014 20:40:13 | More by WeymouthMike
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.16/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

07-12-2014 22:34:04 | More by Bumblebtna
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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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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-27-2014 12:50:50 | More by SunDevilBeer
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-21-2013 02:32:36 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-12-2013 14:55:19 | More by doremite
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-27-2013 23:27:54 | More by DrinkingDrake
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snowmageddon

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-08-2014 03:52:59 | More by HopsintheSack
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-05-2014 22:27:21 | More by RummyRedbeard
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-27-2014 22:27:16 | More by Nichols33
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meehandennis

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-17-2014 01:24:06 | More by meehandennis
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-04-2014 23:17:11 | More by Dizzy242
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-07-2013 04:25:00 | More by mattparsons
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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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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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Florida9

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear golden yellow color. Forms a modest sized white head. Light lacing.

S: Pleasant aroma. Mostly biscuit malt and grapefruit. Dry, pithy, grapefruit.

T: Taste is rather simplistic. A light pale malt backbone along with some biscuit malt. Cracker. Hops a fairly light. Grapefruit and citrus pith.

M: Medium bodied - feels bigger than it's ABV would have you believe. Mild bitterness. Appropriate carbonation.

O: Not necessarily a bad beer, just a fairly simplistic one.

Serving type: can

05-12-2014 00:19:51 | More by Florida9
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Pours a lightly murky orange color. Mild head dies off to nearly nothing. Soft lacing.

S-There is plenty to like here. It isn't very potent, nor is it incredibly complex but its hoppy and vibrant. Light clementines and just a wink of grass. Fresh squeezed citrus. Definitely floral. Malt provides enough backing and complements the relative sweetness from the hops.

T-I enjoy the nose more. Its similar to the nose but a bit blander. A bit less to talk about here. Still getting the citrus and florals but its just not as energetic. Whispy, crackery malt.

M-Way too carbonated. The bubbles sting and detract from the otherwise exceptional drinkability and sessionability.

O/D-A neat session IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 01:58:28 | More by VelvetExtract
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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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