Tongue Tickles
Noble Ale Works

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #67
ABV:
8%
Score:
96
Ranked #707
Avg:
4.36 | pDev: 7.34%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
315
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Noble Ale Works
 
California, United States
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SCORE
96
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Reviews by NYC-IPAnAPA:
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4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid DIPA from Noble. Brewed w/Citra and Galaxy hops, though I don't get any aroma or much taste that you'd normally associate with Citra hops. The galaxy hops definitely dominate, which is not a problem by any means, but don't expect a Citra juicy hop bomb. Definitely a lot of dankness w/some oniony smell too that I find to be present in many beers brewed in the San Diego and Southern California area. I personally find that onion smell and taste to be very off-putting, but I realize that not everybody feels the same way. That being said, it's not an overpowering part of the taste profile, which is instead dominant galaxy with some citra notes too in the background. I probably would have preferred the citra to be the dominant hop instead, but that's just personal preference. Still a great tasting beer, and one of the better tasting non-Alpine IPAs that I've had out of the Southern California region.

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Photo of breadwinner
3.99/5  rDev -8.5%
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 +13.1%
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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4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.07/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tongue Tickles from Noble Ale Works
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 315 ratings