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Noble Ale Works

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American IPA
Ranked #607
Ranked #6,190
4.12 | pDev: 10.44%
Noble Ale Works
California, United States
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Notes: This 2015 GABF Bronze Medal winner in the Session IPA category is pale golden in color, light-bodied and the ultimate treat for your nose with big hoppy aromas and flavors reminiscent of pink Nerds, white Airheads and melted Big Sticks.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 56
Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Thin frothy head with moderate lacing on a hazy cup of sunshine.

S: Citrus including grapefruit

T: Same on the taste, kind of one-note but it's a note I'm enjoying

F: More dry with some carbonation, light to medium bodied, smooth


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Photo of beergoot
3.32/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Crystal clear body; nice carbonation level; straw yellow in color; head is tall yet soapy and thin in appearance. Nice aroma yet not very prominent; malty; cracker and biscuit. Little distinctive hop flavor (other than bitterness) and not much malt character either. Medium-light body; crisp and biting on the palate; dry overall.

Drinkable but rather a one-dimensional wonder in that there is little hop and malt character other than a strong hop bitterness. There is little depth and no real complexity.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light, and a bit dry, Raul is feelin’ kinda high. Sticky on the tongue, with lip smacking fun, Raul feels like he’s in the sun. Time settles, life waits, and Raul says: fours across the board!

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Huge, complex citrus/stone fruit/tropical fruit and slight candy-like hoppy aroma.

A: Golden color, totally clear with a moderate white head that dissipates to a thin ring around the glass.

T: Moderately citrusy, hoppy with a light malt presence. The beer finishes with a moderate amount of hop bitterness.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Quite enjoyable; the aroma is huge – bigger than some DIPAs. While the flavor isn’t nearly as big, it is super sessionable and easy to drink.

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Photo of Dmbphoenix
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great name, tres apropos! Nice head of soapy foam, gentle long lacing. The nose is the bomb! Tropical peaches all way. Peach, pine, resin without a carbonated bite, much more subtle on the back end. Medium body. So glad I caught this on tap near LAX

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Photo of flagmantho
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer on-tap in a goblet at the brewery.

Appearance: nice golden hue with a dash of haze and a lazy effervescence. Head is a thin layer of ivory foam. Not bad!

Smell: nose candy indeed! Rich, fresh hops with a tropical character. Really quite enticing. Love it!

Taste: light malt with a little toastiness and a nice green hop flavor. Not quite the juicy fruitiness of the aroma, but still very good.

Mouthfeel: medium light body with a good carbonation and a pretty decent creaminess.

Overall: the nose on this is great, and it's designed to be sessionable. What more do you need?

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Noble Ale Works in Anaheim, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. Tiny dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, light, and easy to drink.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of Wowcoolman
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Omg that nose- just as the title says. Verrry easy drinking and enjoyable. Hops are really forward here but congenial. Nose is like a bouquet- fruity, resiny, some Flintstones vitamin, nice. Amber in color. Bravo Noble

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