Big Whig | Noble Ale Works

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87
very good
258 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
Ratings:
258
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
50
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 258 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Beerbom
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Donkster46
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of riotontheroad
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SteveMarinoff
1.27/5  rDev -67.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Redgoatman
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of malfunxion
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikepcarney
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours a golden yellow with a two finger, white head. The nose is delicious. I love these tropical hops. Pineapple, papaya, lemon pepper, herbs, a faint malt sweetness. The flavor is very good as well. Strong bitterness, mild sweetness, and a mellow numbing of the tongue (I get this from certain hops. Not sure if it's common). The mouthfeel is light and sharp. Very solid ipa.

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Photo of wdberkley
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Easy drinking beer! Smells like a fruit basket - citrus, tropical fruits. Hoppy but not over the top. Little booze, but not hit you over the head. Enjoyed it.

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Photo of Crockettr
4.71/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very nice West Coast style IPA.
Strong Citrus and Pine aroma, witha good malty, light bread character.

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Photo of Chief99
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevec32
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopLover1
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of orange85
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of SomethingClever
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into snifter dated 5/25

A: nice soapy head with a beautiful clear amber color in the glass

S: lots of sharp citrus and pineapple, papaya a little bit of lemon zest and some cracker like malts

T: lots of malts but a good dose of that touches of malt papaya and pineapple very nice and slightly dry not crazy sweet but just a touch

M: light crisp easy to drink dry though interesting carbonation is there but smooth

O: At being over two months old this beer is very very good. I don't know if it is the water or what but try kill at making IPAs they are huge fruity and so clean on the tongue. This beer is still fantastic.

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Photo of facefox
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Infurnoh
4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brolo75
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Dark orange amber honey color with lots of lacing, head retention was minimal, while there, head was off white and creamy, not getting a lot of carbonation, looks good.

A: Grapefruit, mango, pineapple, onion/garlic aromas, nice aromas, no alcohol, not picking up much malts, smells big.

T: Grapefruit rind bitterness, pineapple, guavas, balance bitterness, not much on malts, all citrus, slight pine, earth notes, finishes dry.

M: Chewy mouthfeel, dry bitter finish.

O: This is very good, nice citrus notes on the taste and aroma, chewy mouthfeel, bitterness is not overwhelming, alcohol is well hidden, would definitely pick this up again, very good.

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Big Whig from Noble Ale Works
3.92 out of 5 based on 258 ratings.
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