Big Whig | Noble Ale Works

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BA SCORE
78.8%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 260 ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 10-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,814
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
260
Liked:
205
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
10.71%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
51
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 260 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of kmanjohnson
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BonsBeer
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of conpen
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mflamar
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakecattleco
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wife brought back a bottle from Socal dated 081916...didn't have high expectations. Poured into a tulip glass, viewed a vibrant bronze with 1+ finger of white medium density head that left scattered lacing. Nose was still nice and poppy, plenty of Citra tropical attributes. Taste wasn't as mute as I'd expected, really matched the nose very tropical...I can only imagine how nice this beer must be when fresh. Mouthfeel attributes, including the finish, were very soft. I'll attribute that to age. I really want to revisit this beer fresh, and applaud Noble as they must really take great care in their bottling process as this beer for its age has some great flavor and aroma attributes.

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Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frekky
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eawolff99
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpdKilz
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kavinci
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of svenness
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Victor
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of markhobbs1
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IceAce
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beernoobie
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EdTheEdge
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyYuma
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

To me, this beer is a standard bearer for the burgeoning LA/OC beer scene -- simple, bitter West Coast style IPA that doesn't leave you with an enormous over-impression of taste, but also tastes unpretentious enough to have another. Fairly widely available, excellent paired with food. This is just a really lovely beer that doesn't get enough credit.

On draft at the Lost Knight Pub

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Photo of hophead7117
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barnzy78
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Recess @ 4th Street Market - Santa Ana, CA
A - copper colored ale with a foamy ivory head
S - tropical citra hops with caramel malt and toasty grain
T - orange zest, mango, pine, caramel, grain
M - lighter bodied, assertive hop oils stick to the palate, dry bitter finish with pine and orange zest lingering
O - nice refreshing IPA. Perfect for a midday lunch at a cool place.

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Photo of nmann08
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Big Whig from Noble Ale Works
Beer rating: 78.8% out of 100 with 260 ratings
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