Pistol Whip'd | Noble Ale Works

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works
California, United States | website

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Halcyondays on 11-05-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
68
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
30.68%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 68
Reviews by laituegonflable:
Photo of laituegonflable
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale gold colour, with a trickle of bead. Head is white, pretty nice with decent lacing left behind. Looks alright.

Smells citric, somewhat metallic. Some nice caramel malt on the back and a touch of paint. Mostly refreshing and pleasant.

Drinks more metallic. Quite a resinous and spicy hop pervades most of it, with lemon pith, rocket and lemongrass notes. A little bit sharp, like the malt takes too much of a back seat in the middle. Refreshing enough, and pleasant enough for the most part though.

Swills around OK, bit of hop pull on the back. Not bad.

Decent enough beer, but not perfect. Could use a bit more balance.

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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

Photo of ste5venla
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Nick29
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%

Photo of breadwinner
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%

Photo of tourdot
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of SirBentham
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Eighty
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%

Photo of TheBoog013
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%

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

Photo of T_Hass
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Pistol Whip'd from Noble Ale Works
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