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Notch Left Of The Dial - Notch Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

148 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 15
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Notch Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 04-17-2013

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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.81/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

As a session beer, this one missed by a mile. There was no flavor. Compared too a Lil' Heaven or a Founders all day, I would not go out of my way to drink it

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4.41/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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2.88/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured out a cold can. Fantastic smell, very sharp clean pine, but the taste is really pretty much those hops you smell and then nothing from the malts. Finish is an acceptable slightly soapy. Unfortunately this beer is thin and watery. More non-fermentable malts would make this a much better beer. Apart from a great nose, this is overall below average beer. I get the same result from repeated tastings.

Why do so many other reviewers like it? To be clear, this is not unpleasant, but it is dull. I expect others are tasting the mild malt flavors and as the beer warms up. With a low ABV beer, however, they should shine when cold. I prefer Notch pils to this concoction.

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4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

This is a very decent IPA. A gift from Uncle Jimbo when we met yesterday.

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3.52/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.48/5  rDev -9.6%

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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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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1.04/5  rDev -73%

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Notch Left Of The Dial from Notch Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.