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Notch Left Of The Dial | Notch Brewing

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3.86/5
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258 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#10,671
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
258
pDev:
11.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
107
Trade:
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Ratings: 258 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of Ned57
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rfreund1
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oakley
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeersAndPretzels
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chriswjr
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smcavoy
4.56/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redsoxjim
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fitzy84
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at Notch Brewing. The beer had a clear, light amber appearance with a thin white head and some lacing on the sides. Aromas were really good and attractive with grassy and citrus hops. Taste generally followed the nose with a light citrus, mostly orange flavoring. Great body; good carbonation and refreshing. Overall, I really enjoyed this one, especially its aromas and mouthfeel.

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Photo of adpalombo
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a semi-golden transparent yellow to bronze color. Light carbonation runs up to fill a one finger white foamy head. Dissipates at a nice pace. Messy foamy lace. The aroma starts off with a big bittersweet blend of grapefruit, orange zest and juicy pulp. Low use of malts. The flavor yields to the sweet side initially and then as it warms blends the bitter portion of the citrus rind in with a light pine. Moveable sweet to bitter citrus and piney aftertaste flowing into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body exacting it’s appropriate crushability. Bitterness is there but doesn’t distract from the flow on my tongue. Overall, my first beer from Notch and they’re brewing a beer worth crushing on a hot Summer’s day.

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4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
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 -1.6%
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 -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of digboy
4.09/5  rDev +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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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of David19457
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dms1767
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Act25
3.86/5  rDev 0%
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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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
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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4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
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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Notch Left Of The Dial from Notch Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 258 ratings
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