Big Whig | Noble Ale Works

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87
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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
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Ratings: 258 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of SpartacusV1
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alpha309
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Awesome, awesome beer! Mellow hops with bright citrus notes with a hint of honey sweetness.

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Photo of IPAGeorge
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A. A nice amber color and hazy. 2 finger foamy white head.

S. Not very big big aroma here. But I do get sweet bread malts and some pine.

T. Same as nose. Mostly piney and sweet malts. Some bitterness.

M. 4 out of 10 on the body. Nice carbonation. Finishes mostly clean.

O. A decent beer. It's hard to make an IPA nowadays. So many good ones.

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Photo of rawfish
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Getalegup
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent IPA.
Classic light caramel color with a half inch of foam.
Smelled floral briefly then fades a bit quickly.
Tasted like a classic west coast dank ipa, grapefruit but balanced with just enough sweetness and light carb to make it easy to drink
Overall, a good first beer experience from Noble Ale Works. Easy to drink dank ipa.

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

Smells pretty good. I just wish it tasted like how it smelled. The initial taste is very bitter with a nice crisp mouthfeel, but I wish there was a more sweeter backbone to it

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into shaker pint. Amber to gold graduated top to bottom with a ring and islands of off-white foam. Aroma is of grapefruit, piney hops, caramel malt, and floral notes. Taste is strong floral and piney hop bitterness and light citrus and caramel sweetness. Medium body, slightly resinous and creamy texture, moderate plus carbonation, bitter, dry finish.

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Photo of Buzz3d
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T_Hass
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Raziel313
2.76/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a very aromatic smell. Rather one note and average ipa

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Photo of Dignuup
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of HopHead84
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a two inch head; streaky lacing left behind by a head that retains itself nicely

Smell: Malty and piney; dank, with a hint of pineapple and citrus pith

Taste: A touch of the biscuit underpins from the outset, with the pineapple and piney hops asserting themselves from start to finish; rather bitter in the aftertaste with a bit of honey in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: In a crowded world of IPAs, this one does not really stand out; nicely hoppy but the hop bill seems undistinguished

Thanks, fthegiants, for the opportunity

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Photo of markgugs
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of RyanK252
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles and laces well.

S: Citrus, some caramel malt sweetness, and an interesting kinda fruity note that reminds me of not fully ripe strawberry.

T: Pine and citrus hops, light grapefruit, tangerine, a bit of herbal spice, maybe a hint of melon, and light caramel malt sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Pretty tasty brew, but with a few notes I'm still trying to figure out.

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Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of devilfluff
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Joncasso
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this on two separate occasions. The first instance I drank it while watching Night of the Living Dead and felt the film was "Hard to Follow." I drank the beer over an hour or so, enjoying every sip. The beer changed flavors half way through for me. I really like this IPA. This is my go to IPA.

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Photo of mecmd
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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