Nobility | Noble Ale Works

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79 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by t0rin0 on 01-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
11.78%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of TomStottman
2.63/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.36/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EMV
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Mostly clear medium golden pour. Two fingers of foamy white head. Great lacing.

S: Dank tropical fruits... mango and citrus... slight pine/evergreen.

T/F: Rich malts form the backbone with a tropical and fruity hop profile. Definite mango, papaya, and citrus. Bready with a bit of spice. Warming... well carbonated and medium in body. Finish is sticky citrus.

O: An outstanding DIPA. This could be an everyday drinker if it was even remotely available on the East Coast. Definitely a treat to snag a bottle.

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WesMantooth
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mbw314
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jooler
4.74/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Looks is copper orange clear
Smell is citrus sweet. Loads of hops
Taste is hoppy with a really balanced malt background. This sort of reminds me of citra showers
Overall, amazing beer. Can't understand the low rating

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Photo of Kontraband
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TrojanRB
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper, no head

Smells of grapefruit, lemon, somewhat grassy

Taste is sweeter, more tropical. Malt is prominent

Somewhat oily and sweet

Not very impressive, given Noble's record.

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Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks appealing enough; clear amber gold with a foamy white head. Medium lacing. Aroma is a near 50/50 blend of tropical fruit and citrus, with a touch of pine. Flavor follows with a faint amount of chalky sweetness (think Smarties). Feel is medium bodied, slightly oily, moderate carbonation, and again with that sweet chalky feeling, yet bitter enough to please a bitter fiend such as myself. Overall, this was a very good DIPA, but I've come to expect more from Noble these last couple of years. Cheers!

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
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 Raziel313
4.62/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Make sure you have the newest batch the one that won the Silver at GABF. Truly an amazing older whale style IPA. Middle of hazy and west coast. A true delight to anyone who appreciates brews like Pliny, Blind Pig, KRBC Citra, Heady, SOS. The pre Treehouse haze craze.

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Photo of pkalix
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

almost gaggingly sweet, like a ten percent or higher IPA.... not bad, but their portfolio certainly boasts some top notch IPAs and this one doesn't fall into that category. i wouldn't order it again, but it wasn't a drain pour either.....

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

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of earljones199
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Furlinator
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mista_Carta
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
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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Photo of IceAce
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Nobility from Noble Ale Works
3.99 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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