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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
Ranking:
#4,895
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
86
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled 1/29/2011 at the brewery.

Pours dark orange, hazy, white head that lasts and laces decently.

Aroma is mostly butter and BO but also some pine/wood present. Not a good sign.

Flavor is piney, dank, and full of pineapple with some sweetness and bitterness in the background. I also notice only a touch of that butter that came through in the nose (thank goodness). Low booze and good carbonation.

Body is medium as is drinkability.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of mactrail
3.34/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Quite hazy, even cloudy in the tumbler. This looks like an orange-tinted Hefeweizen with a modest head and some coarse bubbles along the glass. The brewer claims this is made with Citra hops, which I have liked better in other beers, though the bitterness is not so unpleasant. Overall this has plenty of acidic character, but the malt keeps it somewhat in check. The sharpness cuts through the murky, herbal hop flavors.

A hop tea with plenty of brisk tannins plus apple butter fruitiness. Sweet, fruity, powerful-- not much for savory sipping, but just the ticket for relaxing after a road-trip day. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Lee's Discount Liquor in Mesquite, Nevada.

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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of womencantsail
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
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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3.36/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Halcyondays
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Raziel313
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
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 Lucnifter
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pkalix
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
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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3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of shoegueuze
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Furlinator
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FosterJM
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Nobility from Noble Ale Works
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 86 ratings
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