I Love It!
Noble Ale Works

I Love It!I Love It!
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #46
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,151
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 6.94%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
183
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Noble Ale Works
 
California, United States
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World-Class
I Love It!I Love It!
Notes: We tried to make the best California IPA we could, and maybe we didn’t make the best one in the state, but all we can say is, “I Love It!” This is a culmination of what we’ve learned (so far!) from making our single hopped series; we utilized some of our favorite hops: Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, Centennial, Amarillo, Ekuanot and couple others. Golden in color, medium in body with flavors reminiscent of Frankenberry, magnolia flowers and ruby red grapefruit. The finish is dry and crisp.

70 IBU
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Photo of mactrail
3.47/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Handsome clear golden yellow brew with plenty of foam in the wine glass. Spritzy on the tongue with a malty body. Vaguely fruity, lemony nose. Orange peel is the dominant flavor. Resiny taste with a dark, woody finish. Moderately sweet with an acidic edge.

Overall it's substantial and fruity with a sturdy bitter aftertaste with a dose of grapefruit peel. This is probably not at it's best but it's an interesting West Coast IPA I"ll have to try again. From the 16 oz can purchased at Barons Market. Packaged date is 06/27/19.

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Photo of beersampler6
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice, drinkable IPA from a brewery that’s new to me. Pours a clear golden color with a little nice white cap of foamy head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of some nice grapefruit, pineapple, melon, orange and mango fruity hops. Also some malt, caramel, vanilla and floral hops in the background. Taste follows the nose. Smooth, mild mouthfeel, good carbonation. Greaf balance between the slightly bitter hops and the sweeter malt backbone.

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Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
3.87/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Light and clear honey gold brew with a two to three finger frothy head reminiscent of soap bubbles, decent retention and some lacing on the glass.

S: Citrus forward, notes of pine resin and cut grass.

T: Pine bitterness and orange rind dominate, some toast-like malt, off dry, a touch of mango, and grassy earthiness

F: Medium bodied with good carbonation and slightly oated mouthfeel

O: An easy drinking true West Coast IPA. Mostly one note citrus. Clean. I definitely enjoyed it but unsure whether I loved it enough to repeat over trying something new or an old standby.

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Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this from RaulMondesi. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, green pepper, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, green pepper, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, woody, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, green pepper, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly crisp/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.5%. Overall this is an awesome IPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, easy, and fairly crisp to drink; with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish, not aggressive. Loved the hop profile as expected. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a great clean pale malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp resin dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and spot on west coast style example.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Noble is kind of in their own league now - and I’m not talking the big leagues. They are just kind of there, in their own world, doing whatever the hell they want. They’re not regressing, but they are definitely not growing. They are just kind of stagnant. Still, when I saw this beer, Curiosity, well...

And I must say, it’s a damn fine beer - even though opinion on the brewery is no longer high as it once was. I Love It is like getting your car back after it was stolen, or your girlfriend after she had a rendezvous with the captain of the football team. Sure, your treasures are back, but they are still a little tainted. So, as a whole, I really like this beer - even if it’s from a brewery that’s doing a total nose dive.

(In short, for those that don’t know, Noble is still treading water with their great old recipes, but ever since they got a new head brewer, nothing new has been that exciting.)

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Photo of Nugganooch
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First had this on tap at Alpine Beerco and Restaurant – Alpine, CA
Full pint - Noted on 08/20/15

An all-around excellent IPA. This one checks all the boxes. Well balanced and crafted in the art of hops and malt.
Burnished golden pale body with some real fine clarity. Thin film of white forms atop only for a few moments before breaking down into the body. Light dots and a few random splashes of lace.
Fresh hop nose chalked full of grapefruit/citrus and evergreens coupled with a mixed bag of tropical fruit and danky botanicals. That fresh hop medley flourishes in the flavor as well. Grapefruit and tangerine juice with gooseberry, melon, mango/papaya, and kushy dank green nuggs. Malt is there to support with some sweetened baked bread but totally unobtrusive in the big picture. This one has such nice harmony across the boards. Lightly filling with a frothy texture and nice dry crisp action.
What can I say about ‘dem Noble IPA’s. I Love It! Highly recommended.

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Photo of SuperChugLosAngeles
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a solid from Beachwood- it tastes much better and fuller than than Tongue Tickles which was thinner in taste. This beer competes with the best of them and it is a grab from the shelf when you see it beer.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a clear golden color with a one inch head.
S - Straight out of the bottle this beer has a great citrus aroma.
T - Not as "juicy" as it smells, piney bitterness comes in quickly.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - Wanted a true West Coast IPA and I feel like I got a good one here.

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Photo of DaltonCastle
4.81/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled today 5/5 picked up from Noble.

L- Beautiful golden brown pours with a 1 1/2 finger head

S- Big time citrus here. Oranges, Grapefruit, Pineapple, Papaya etc.

T- CITRA JUICE!!!! a nice piney bitter finish to balance it out.

F- Medium body. Good carbonation

O- One of my favorites from a brewery that brews phenomenal IPAs. Get this if you can!!!

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Photo of Myotus
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Poured at 45°F from a 22oz bottle (drink before date 16Dec15) into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
LOOK: Pours with a fingers worth of white foam that dissipates into a quarter fingers worth after 1 minute and 30 seconds. Honey orange in color with a slight cloudiness. Rising bubbles are high in quantity and both small and medium in size. There is also a subtle amount of large bubbles stuck on the sides of the glass. Lacing is moderate in quantity and very thick, thick, and thin and various areas.
SMELL: Strong aromas of pine entangle with mild aromas of mangos, papayas, peaches, apricots, grapefruits, tangerines along with subtle bready malt aromas.
TASTE: Strong piney flavors enter initially and immediately followed by mild flavors of mango, papaya, peach, apricot, grapefruit, and tangerine. Mild bitter hop and bready malt flavors enter lastly as all previous flavors persist, except for grapefruit and tangerine, which grow slightly stronger.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and subtly carbonated. Goes down smooth and creamy. Finishes very dry. Unpleasantly dry. Why? I'm gonna cry. I might just die. I'm just rhyming at this point...
NOTE: A great IPA. World class? Definitely not. Too bitter and piney for me. If you love bitter and piney, then you'll love this beer.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a crystal clear golden orange color with a 1.5 finger fluffy white head. There is not much retention at all and spotted lacing at best. The smell is a great mix of grapefruit, orange, mango, lemon and dank pine. The taste follows suit with a nice tropicql fruitiness up front and a great deal of piney bitterness on the back end. Feel is light side of medium slick and very drinkable, no noticeable alcohol. Overall a great west coast IPA.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.86/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into an IPA glass.

A: Amber colored with great clarity. Great head retention. Chunky webs of lacing.

S: Cantaloupe, melon, mango, apricot. Grassy. Hints of pine. Subtle hint of zesty grapefruit. Dry biscuit and caramel malt base.

T: Resin and pine up front. Earthy hops. Bark. Grass. Spicy. Dank. Eventually more tropical notes of cantaloupe, melon, and mango pull through. Firm and even bitterness. Clean. Bone dry malt base of toast and dry caramel. Earthy/spicy hop finish.

M: Medium bodied. Dry sort of creaminess and acute, scrubbing carbonation keeps it feeling light on the palate. Crisp bite. Quaffable.

O: A clean and crushable IPA. The flavor and aromatics don't pop quite as much as some do these days, but there's something to be said about its drinkability. I made short work of the bomber.

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Photo of Brolo75
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours a dark orange color with a white head, no head retention, beer is clear, not much carbonation, getting some lacing.

A: Guava, citrus rind, peaches, mango, very tropical forward, some candy sweetness, alcohol is well hidden, smells really good.

T: Big hit of guava, peaches, mango, lingering aftertaste of grapefruit rind, dry, some candy sweetness comes through, but its all hops, not overly bitter, very tasty.

M: Medium bodied mouthfeel, dry, balanced carbonation.

O: This is really good, I wish Noble Ale Works would put their beers in 12 ounce bottles or cans, sometimes a bomber is too much, but this is a really good beer, hoppy tropical notes, balanced bitterness, dry finish.

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Photo of youcantmakeme
3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

look: light orange color, more yellow than red and not much of a head when you pour it.

s: fruit, hops, pine needles, and pungent. i don't smell any flowers though.

t: flowers, fruit, slightly sweet, and bitter. almost not alcohol taste.

f: light.

o: well this is a very nice ipa but it's not cheap almost $10 a bomber and it's only available some of the time, with that being said this beer is very tasty. it has your typical dank fruit smell and taste to it so that is a plus but it's also easy to drink, it can be a bit bitter but it smooths out in the end if you know what i mean so for what it's worth it's a well done ipa bordering on dipa territory.

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Photo of luisitoelmatador88
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: this beer is a sexy ass goldish orange with yellow hues glittering in the edges. Almost completely clear and filtered. Super nice looking beer.
Smell: fuck, I'm not kidding, no other brewery in Orange County can create an IPA that smells this fantastic and majestic. Super sweet grapefruit juice and sweet peach nectar. A little bit orange candy and other citrus notes but man it's juicy tropical madness.
Flavor: it's as good as west coast CALI hoppy ales can get. Tropical and citrus blend. Perfect bitterness. Carbonation is medium and helps keep it crisp zesty and lively. Finishes with low bitterness and a clean dry resiny boom.
Mouthfeel: medium, doesn't feel wimpy light and boring. It's robust and hearty for the style.
Overall: it's fucking fantastic. People compare this to societe pupil but I don't think that is fair to either brewery. Similar ABV AND STYLE (american single IPA) but different enough in overall hop ingredients / varieties and mouthfeel....
Actually they are pretty similar but nonetheless, it's hard to compare and contrast them.

Who cares, they are both amazing. This is another winner by noble. On the REAL. This Should be on tap everywhere all the time. The masses would definitely be happy

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Photo of OneBeertoRTA
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I call this Pupil minus, Which is a high compliment. A solid and top IPA that competes with the best.

I drank some at Noble and then found a case a week later at High Times and mowed them down in a few days. Best IPA they have made imho and I hope the next batch follows suit.

Noble has really widened the gap between Bottle Logic in that the last two times I skipped them after the Bruery and Noble in the local area. A must buy when you see it.

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Photo of Roguer
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Lemon yellow, slightly hazy brew, topped with a billowy white head of decent size. Good retention and lovely lacing.

Lots of the new hop aromas that are in vogue right now: juicy and dank, herbal and bright. Lemon candy, mango, and "the" herb - and lots of it. A bit of pale malt grain shining through in the background.

Flavor follows, but with a ton of hop variety that the aroma didn't quite reveal. Tropical fruit (mango, pineapple) and pepper up front, citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit pulp) in the middle, and dank herbs on the back-end.

All throughout, there is a subtle pale malt sweetness, and an even bitterness. There is a buttery component to the malt that starts to come through as it warms that is not entirely pleasant; I recommend drinking this on the colder side.

Extremely smooth and drinkable; strong bitterness on the semi-dry finish while hop oils linger.

What a showcase of hop flavors! I haven't had a beer present that many different hop notes, in such discrete waves, since Heady. If you're a fan of the new school hop varietals (particularly Citra, Equinox, and Amarillo), you'll love this.

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Photo of MEsoJD
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Verdugo Bar beer glass]


I: Finally picked up this bottle after hearing all the hype. Noble was always solid for me until their “showers” series came out. (One of my favorites being their “Tongue Tickles” ipa). Anyway, this new bottle is supposedly an accumulation of all they’ve learned combining some of their favorite hops. I hope it doesn’t disappoint.


A: A transparent golden/copper body with a decent white head and moderate dissipation.


S: Upfront there’s a perceived malty sugary sweetness with grapefruit citrus (along with other tropical fruits) and hops in the background. It’s a beautiful blend that reminds me of desert. With such a blend, I was expecting the hops to be dominant.


T: Upfront and throughout it pretty much follows the smell, except the grapefruit (ruby red like the bottle description states) citrus stands out more. That said, this leaves the most interesting aftertaste… A tart citrus and a blend of different hops dance around your tongue after every swallow. Bitterness is moderate.


M: Medium to light body, moderate crisp carbonation, slick finish, and obvious/unobtrusive alcohol.


O: This is a pretty interesting ipa. It’s not earth-shattering, but it’s worth your time. Highlights for me were the smell and the aftertaste. I would recommend to a friend.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden to straw. perfect balance of clear with hazy hue. Medium to large white bubbles.

S: citrus fruit, resin, tropical fruit peel, melon rind, some grassy notes.

T: Grass, resin, pine, lemon peel, orange zest, faint tropical fruits.

F: smooth and creamy, possible oat addition. soft. coats the palate and leaves a great lingering.

O: really great WIPA, has the new school vibe to it.

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Photo of MisSigsFan
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden yellow with a white head. Doesn't leave much lacing. Smell comes off with huge dank aromas followed by mango, pineapple, guava, berries, pepper, citrus, and just a hint of pine. Taste follows the nose for the most part. Not overly bitter and a really clean finish. Slight malt sweetness on the back end. Mouthfeel is light with a good amount of carbonation. Can't really complain about much. Overall a fantastic IPA. Noble just keeps putting out amazing beers.

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Photo of Ryancthomas7
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Updating my review after the most recent bottling.

Serving type: 22oz bomber poured into a spiegelau. Bottled on 10/29/2015.

Easily the best smelling IPA I've came across in my time. If you are into dank IPAs look no further. I can't stop smelling this beer. Truly amazing. Extremely crushable for 7.5% as well.

Noble makes the best IPAs around.

End. Of. Story.

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Photo of rawfish
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An accumulation of all they've learned with the Showers series of beers. It really seems like they used every hop from their series in this beer to some degree. They've lightened the ABV to a tidy 7.5%, same clean malt profile and gone heavy on the Amarillo and Mosaic for a berry and clean citrus flavor uppercut with more tropical notes on the nose. I really do love it! This is worthy of the mark, California IPA.

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Photo of RamboII
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a very good result from the culmination of Noble's Shower series. A little heavy on the Amarillo, and the resulting bittering notes that come from it, for my taste, but overall this is a very well done west coast IPA. I would drink this everyday, worth seeking out fresh.

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Photo of jooler
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oh my god the smell!! Smell is citrus, piney, and hoppy. Just like citra and mosaic hops. Initial taste is very bright. It's like a Slightly bitter grunion

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Photo of pkalix
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

wow! I've smelled something like this before, but this is even more pungent and yummy-smelling! very thin, very light, no alcohol burn for the 7 1/2%, and very nice smooth flavor of some premium hops. mosaic, simcoe, citra, centennial, equinox.... must be an expensive brew to make. super nice brass color; a true delight to finally try. had to hard pour it to get some head, but a great beer doesn't have to be great on all cylinders to be great, right? this is a great brew!

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