Pistol Whip'd | Noble Ale Works

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Pistol Whip'dPistol Whip'd

Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works
California, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Halcyondays on 11-05-2012

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 68
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA.

Pours a pleasant golden colour, mostly clear but with a hint of hazing to it. Head forms a bubbly white froth to begin with and settles down to a lagery film that still leaves decent lace. Overall, it looks okay without being particularly exciting.

Nose is very pleasant, but a little strange, with citric hops coming forward making it smell almost indistinguishable from an APA or IPA. No, not quite: there's a greenness to it, and a sharper vector to the hop character which turns it slightly herbal and with a little hint of coconut. Grain is almost unnoticeable, which is fine. As it warms, I get that coconut character more strongly. It's quite nice.

Taste is clean, but lacking a bit of bitterness and lacking crispness towards the back. Clean, light, slightly fruity entry gives way to a slightly sweet emptiness towards the back. This is punctuated with a little carbonation, but that coconut character comes back in the finish, making it seem sweeter and less crisp than it wants to be. Not bad, though, and I do like the flavours in the hops.

I think the feel could use a little more carbonation: it would help with the crispness and help accentuate the hops a little more.

This isn't bad stuff: it's certainly a flavoursome, refreshing and very drinkable brew. I'm perhaps looking a little bit too pedagogically for certain "pilsner" elements that this falls down a little on, but really, it's a very decent brew.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This one felt a little hollow for a Czech pils, lacking enough of that bready malt backbone the style demands, and finishing crazy dry. They say they hopped this with Motueka, and that only reinforces my continued suspicious of lagers/pils that try to use new wave hop varities. Not saying it can't be done, but it seems to be a dicey proposition. Just doesn't work here. 'Course, those hops do smell nice, so I guess there's that.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of hopsputin
3.92/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a: hazy burnt yellow with some light brown notes in the middle. very large - 5 + finger soapy white bubbly rocky head

s: tons of sweet grains, lemongrass, pepper, vanilla, sweet citrus, grassy hops. something like a bubble gum cardboard.

t: very clean. vanilla, pilsner malt, grassy hop bitterness (more than id expect). there is a sweet spice in here that i can't put my finger on - like a sweet coriander, maybe. tons of fresh dough in here too. finishes with sweet grainy malt, earthy hops and just a hint of sweet citrus

m: light, but on the fuller side of light- with a lot of carbonation

o: more flavor packed in here your normal pilsner, ill say that. a little more bitter than expected, but the sweetness cuts it nice, and i like the hint of citrus mixed with the dough. its clean, but the large amount of carbonation makes it a little heavy to be extremely refreshing though. still a nice lighter beer, but nothing special

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Photo of Buzz3d
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crob3888
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very pale yellow straw color, smells immediately of lemongrass and floral hops. Not a whole lot of pils malt in the flavor which is a disappointment; crisp and dry and very light mouthfeel. Not a miss, but not a hit either.

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3.52/5  rDev 0%

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3.52/5  rDev 0%

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3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Pistol Whip'd from Noble Ale Works
3.52 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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