Notch Left Of The Dial | Notch Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Notch Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
notchbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
UK inspired IPA in strength, and US influenced with Citra Mosaic and Centennial hops. Notch does not refer to this as a "Session IPA" as lower ABV IPAs have been available in the UK for over 100 years. It's nothing new, it's simply an IPA.

Added by Todd on 04-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
244
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
103
For Trade:
0
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Photo of SawDog505
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass on draft at Bahama Breeze. Pours a light yellow with a one inch head that leaves behind some nice thin lace.

Smell is mango, papaya, pine, herbal hops, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows nicely tropical unfortunately with some herbal and grapefruit in crisp and slightly bitter finish, really tasty.

Mouthfeel is lite and crisp, very carbonated, not dry at all, and hard to drink slowly.

Overall this is a nice session IPA, I will be looking for this stuff!

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Photo of PrimustheOne
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm generally not a fan of low ABV (session) IPA's. I find that many brewers ramp up the IBU's on their session IPA's in order to compensate for the lower alcohol, which creates a beer that has an unpleasant one dimensional bitterness.

However, Left of the Dial is not like the others. It is an easy drinking beer that reminds me more of a pale ale than an IPA. The bitterness is there, but doesn't dominate, and has a good malt presence. Overall a balanced (but unfortunately unremarkable beer).

I would drink it again, but I would not seek it out.

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Photo of Summerteeth
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of digboy
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Earth Eagle in Portsmouth NH.

Pours clear prange color with soapy 1 finger head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is lightly fruity, nondistinct . Taste is light and sweet with a pleasant orange flavor far in the back. Great taste but light as a session should be. Feel is very thin and clean with bery low bitterness.

This is a great session. Im going to keep this one in mind.

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Photo of wpbrown82
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of David19457
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dms1767
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Act25
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at GODFREY hotel in Boston.

A: Pours a lightly hazy pilsner golden body with lots of steady, visible carbonationm, that sprouts a half finger foamy white head that results in a ring and scant lace.

S: Light aromas of biscuit malts with honey sweetness, the broadened into citrus, spicy, peppery hops.

T: Upfront follows the smell, and builds bigger, floral, pepper vs honey, to a dry but creamy finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with steady carbonation. Creamy.

O: Great surprise. Try 6.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pin glass at Bukowski's Tavern in Boston.

Pours a slightly unclear yellow.

Very crisp, tropical smell. A bit of mango and some slight bitterness.

The slight bitterness continues, mingling with a tropical tone, and a nice subtle malt base. Very crisp, and a lot of taste for the ABV.

Very easy to drink, crisp and thin, with nice, prickly carbonation..

Very sessionable beer, with a nice flavor profile. Good stuff.

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Photo of nmwhitehead
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stephenmheadley
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good IPA with a nice crisp finish.

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Photo of Newport_beerguy
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Stoddard's Fine Food and Ale in Boston, MA.

This one pours a light golden amber, with a small head, and a bit of lacing.

Smells pretty solid, grapefruit and lemon, with some piney hop aromas as well.

Despite being a session IPA, this drinks pretty well. You can certainly tell it's lower in ABV, as the flavor does not blast you away, but there's enough to keep you coming back for more. There's mild fruity hop flavors, with grassiness, biscuit, and lots of piney hop flavors. It doesn't feel as watery as most session IPAs tend to be.

This is light bodied, super crisp, with a good level of carbonation.

This accomplishes what most session IPAs don't. It is a session IPA I actually like.

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Photo of Ela
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paoloboston
3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbeervt
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burt
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeff1973
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beric
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served: 14 Sept 2016
Serving: Can into a pint

Pours a pretty normal-looking beer: soft and yellow with a billowy white head. The beer itself has a relatively fruity and citrus aroma. Flavors very similar to the nose, though perhaps skewed towards the citrus fruit side. Really a nice flavor profile for a session IPA, and one I was extremely surprised by. A great session IPA, and a beer I feel is underrated due to this categorization.

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Photo of Dunmore200
2.62/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light with a little funky after taste. Drinkable but with no substance. Would not order a 2nd.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Antg8989
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TBonez477
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vdub191
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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