Nobility | Noble Ale Works

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works
California, United States
noblealeworks.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by t0rin0 on 01-30-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
68
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Photo of StevenT562
4.92/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Batch #2, Re-released 6-17-11
Poured on tap straight from the Brewery.

Pours a semi-cloudy light orange/amber, GREAT 1 1/2 finger head that seems to never go away, leaving a center "pile" in the middle of the glass through out. Finally! half way through the beer, the head wants to dissipate. Sticky webbed lacing that has stuck to the side of the glass since it was poured. Medium carbonation.
Smells of Orange and Mango citrus and maybe a touch of pineapple. with a beautiful combination of Floral and piney hops. Citra NO doubt!
Definitely West Coast Imperial IPA all the way. exactly what you would expect from a very Hop forward DIPA. As soon as the first taste hits the tongue, you get an explosion of hops! Bitterness that follows the brew all the way down the throat! MY KIND OF DIPA! Sticky oily hops stick to the palate long after the drink. I can lick my upper lip to get seconds! Full bodied beer that lingers nice. Taste is the same as the smell. Get the Flowery taste more than the citrus. It's like I licked my Christmas tree. There's a NICE malt back bone that gives it the nice body, more of a soft caramel. And it's nice because the Malt follows nicely at the end that helps to try to balance away the bitterness, if at all. Just enough Malt, but no enough to take away from this CRAZY HOP BOMB. This is one full bodied great DIPA.
I LOVE THIS BEER. I caught Noble Ale Works first release of this beer at Hollingshead Deli, in CA. I was there for a pour of R.R. Pliny the Younger, and I had the Elder to follow and tried the Nobility. I thought at that time my "BUDS" would have been DESTROYED, but I enjoyed it. So this is their "SECOND" release that came out today, and I went down to give it a second shot. I FELL IN LOVE INSTANTLY! If you see this beer or lucky enough to find it..BUY IT! Noble Ale Works is a new brewery so their distribution is small, but I feel this will be one in the making.

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Photo of Mista_Carta
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at BottleCraft University/North Park. Four days old...

Nice dank, tropical imperial/double. Plentiful citrus notes as well without being a juice bomb.

VERY drinkable 9%.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy bright orange. Lots of sweet malt on the nose as well. Aroma is has lots of citrus, piney hops with some lemon and tropical notes. The taste is fairly balanced, easy drinking, nothing offensive. There is a big malt "backbone" and lots of hops bitterness which is consistent to the style. A nice double IPA in a bottle, I'll bet it is amazing on draft. Nice work N.A.W.!

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Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OTB
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh Bottle poured into my tulip. Sunset orange with a nice creamy off white head that leaves nice lacing as I sip down. The tell tale Citra nose is in full effect, sweet tropical fruits abound. The flavor follows along with nice mango, tangerine and a bite from the massive amount of hopping. The mouth is clean, dry and totally refreshing, not sweet and sticky which I love. Overall I had doubts about this but it delivers the goods if your a Citra fan as I am. Will definitely drink again.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crispier than the apple that Eve took a bite out of in the Garden Of Eden; spunkier than a Russian satellite orbiting the earth... Raul is doing this well and good. It can't bat in the '27 Yankees line up, but it would do a good job hitting behind Mickey Mantle.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DCRA
4.78/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this beer has world class written all over it. Seriously one of the best DIPA I have ever tasted. I still can't believe such a great beer is brewed so close to home.

It smells so fruity and tastes the same. So citrusy and piney. It reminds me of duet but more potent. Definitely a top 5 DIPA in my book. So well balanced. I highly recommend this beer to hopheads.

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Photo of pperez38
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Drew_V_dt
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Docrock
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of womencantsail
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Noble Ale Works

A: The beer pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a soapy off-white head with decent retention.

S: Starts off with a good but not great citrus note of grapefruit and orange peel. There is quite a bit of bread going on here, and perhaps some grass and pine hop character as well.

T: Considering the nose, this is a pretty bitter beer. Lots of piney hops with a decent amount of grapefruit and even some lemon peel. This is a very dry beer, which is good for a double IPA. As the glass warms up, there's a hint of tropical fruit on the back end.

M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation.

D: A decent enough DIPA, but nothing fantastic. As mothman would say: you're going to need to up your offer.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of FosterJM
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1332nd Review on BA
Bottle to Parra Tulip
22oz

Purchased at Lees Discount liquor- Las Vegas for $7.99

App- A few colors in the glass. Starts on the top of the pour as a dark caramel brown. Settles down into an amber then yellow to an orange. A nice large medium egg shell color with a large sticky lace with good webbing.

Smell- A bit of an old malty note with a deep citrus and deep piney resin note. Not the most aromatic DIPA. Has a touch of thick hops with some earthy creamy notes.

Taste- Has a lot of malts behind it with a large creamy hop note. Its tastefully layered with a good hoppy bitter and a large pine note. Integrated is a strong suit here. One way or the other and this would be a Ke$ha beer. A dirty hot mess.

Mouth- A nice thicker medium body with a medium full carbonation. Hoppy, creamy and piney residual flavors. Nice feel to it.

Drink- Its tasty but not mind blowing. A lot of West coast DIPAs are better but this was nice. Creamy, piney and hoppy with a semi layered/balanced citrus.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +7.3%

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Nobility from Noble Ale Works
3.95 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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