Big Whig | Noble Ale Works

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3.92/5
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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:
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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 10-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,523
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
265
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
53
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 265 |  Reviews: 30
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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Photo of PerHops
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dheldman
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fox227
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of sd123
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Austin32
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bradley_BizKutZ
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sillyhed8
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beervana
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JackDempsy
4.61/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MisSigsFan
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright golden yellow color with a white head that leaves tons of lacing. Nose is full of citrus, tropical fruits, and grass. Taste follows the nose. Loads of grapefruit, guava and mango with some grassy notes. Some pine as well. A very faint malt backbone. True west coast IPA right here. Mouthfeel is super dry and light. Very easy to drink and not too bitter. Overall another awesome offering from Noble. They continue to impress.

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Photo of jbaker67
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adaman797
4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bright citrus and tropical smell with some grassy notes. Well balanced alcohol, citrus, and bitter taste. Not terribly complex, but delicious in its simplicity. A favorite behind Russian River's Blind Pig.

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Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Big Whig from Noble Ale Works
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 265 ratings