Tongue Tickles | Noble Ale Works

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Lucnifter on 11-16-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
295
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
17.91%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
58
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
Photo of DoubleJ
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at the source itself. On to the beer:

A mélange of orange and red dominate the color with yellow hues playing alongside. Topping the beer is a half-inch of creamy head and some lacing which sticks. The aroma is pleasant, hoppy without a doubt and bringing flavors which I would find typically in New Zealand. Lovely notes of cantaloupe, pineapple, tangerine, and passionfruit pump me up to taste, which does not disappoint. For a hoppy beer, it tastes like a dusting of sugar coats the hops. A very pleasing overall flavor, highlighted with tangerine, pine, and cantaloupe. It's a full bodied beer with very easy carbonation.

Tongue Tickles, just drink it, because this is a very good Double IPA.

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Photo of breadwinner
3.99/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another day, another Noble hoppy beer that I just don't get the hype on. Don't get me wrong, this is a perfectly fine DIPA, and I can see why it might be a winner for a lot of folks. Razor sharp pungent hop nose, sort of light dankness going on, little spritzes of tangy citrus. That sharpness follows through to the palate, though, and it frustratingly follows my experience with Noble hoppy beers -- they have a certain hollowness in the feel, which accentuates their sharpness, and it just doesn't work for me. It definitely serves to highlight the hops, so mission accomplished in that sense, I suppose. But, overall, it's just too shrill to be a real winner for me, though, again, good beer, hop lovers delight.

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Photo of luisitoelmatador88
4.93/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Im no expert or connoisseur but I wish I had the time to at least do a proper review.

I will most likely do another one in the near future once I have it again.

I've only drank this 3 times.
Twice on tap at Noble Ale Works and once from a bomber which I had a fews days after.

This imperial india pale ale is WORLD fucking CLASS.

I may have to try it at least once more to confirm but this is as good as it gets for double IPAs in CA. It's on par with enjoy by, pliny the elder, hop-15, and citra double ipa. etc.

Noble has stepped up their fucking game. god damn.

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Photo of briang01
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of freshflesh
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of aquazr1
4.52/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of HuskyBoi
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of surfrat45
4.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great nose on opening, amber color with a 1/2 head leaves a nice lacing in pint glass, very complex hop flavors of pineapple, citrus and pine, great mouth feel that is not over powered by malt or hops. Over all I give this DIPA a 5, I do not give out this # often. This is worth finding.

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Photo of Lofreqwave
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It pours hazy gold but clears up considerably as the beer warms. Citrus and tropical fruit aromas and flavors receive support from melon leading to an assertive hop bitterness in a medium light bodied beer

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Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of rack0flamb
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dblipajunkie
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ste5venla
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.96/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A bit oily & watery. Mango, lighter citrus fruits and "Hop sweat?" Easy drinking but missing something for sure in the body. Incomplete. Can't explain. Happy to have had but will not buy again. Generous score. Can only imagine hype & score is SoCal locally charged. Not a bad beer, don't get me wrong, but this is par for the course. Subjective.

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Photo of joeyjoey104
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of twizzard
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of SomethingClever
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of augustgarage
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 8/9/2016 (5 days ago) - poured from a 22oz bomber into a generic goblet.

A half finger of magnolia pearling soft peaks is fed by a steady stream of bubbles coursing through a clear candlelight orange body. Fine sandy lacing; superior retention.

Bracing nose, with citrus-heavy hop aromas (kumquat zest, grapefruit pith, etc.) and hints of Starburst candy drawing you in for a sip. Galaxy and Citra seem to vie for attention here.

Dense layered hop flavors coat the tongue with gooseberry, passion fruit, more citrus (Meyer lemon, key lime, tangerine, etc.) along with a low level forest floor/mint flavor poking through. Hints of apricot, peach, or guava as the beer warms. Long, medium-dry finish with just a whisper of the base (and possibly caramel?) malt. Moderate persistent bitterness, but always coupled with the suggestion of fruit.

Not-quite medium-bodied, with full zesty carbonation working working well to maximally circulate those hop oils. Moderately warming from the alcohol.

Quite a showcase for the hop varietals - though I'm not sure if the flavor profile is meant to highlight their similarities, their differences, or both. In any case, magnificently fresh, and impressively quaffable - would pair very well with a high-end burger or some grilled salmon. Potent, but never punishing, this is one of the better examples of the style.

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Photo of Roguer
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazy brew, like looking through murky golden water. Topped by a solid snow white head with fantastic retention and lacing.

Aroma: hoppy (surprise!). Tons of hops: pineapple and mango, star fruit and peach, a touch of pepper, and some dry biscuity malt. Dank herbal notes coming in eventually.

Galaxy hops really shine up front; dry, peppery, earthy, and tropical, all at once. The malt profile builds mid-palate; thick, smooth, biscuity, almost buttery. Laced throughout with a touch of citrus peel that comes through stronger on the back-end.

Exceptional drinkability: lively and smooth, with a very dry, effervescent, relatively short finish. Some hop oil bitterness lingers.

Despite the smack of Galaxy up front (and Citra shining through, as well), this is a relatively tame and subdued DIPA. The malt profile really comes through quite well, and the hops never become overbearing.

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Photo of blabaer
4.5/5  rDev +2%

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