Tongue Tickles
Noble Ale Works

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #67
ABV:
8%
Score:
96
Ranked #705
Avg:
4.36 | pDev: 7.11%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
316
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Noble Ale Works
 
California, United States
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  61
SCORE
96
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Reviews by augustgarage:
Photo of augustgarage
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
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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More User Reviews:
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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4.42/5  rDev +1.4%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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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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4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tongue Tickles from Noble Ale Works
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 316 ratings