Noon Whistle Brewing

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #737
Ranked #18,017
3.89 | pDev: 8.23%
Noon Whistle Brewing
Illinois, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 84 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Gobearswalter34 from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy, straw orange with a thin, white head and plenty of carbonation.
Tons of citris hops in the smell. Tangerine, grapefruit as well as melon.
Wonderful balance of fresh, citrus hops and malt. Tangerine, grapefruit and melon. Slight dankness. Slight onion and garlic.
Nice, crisp APA that feels like a session pale ale.
A wonderful pale ale from Noon Whistle that I rather enjoy.

Jan 04, 2020
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Emageddon from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is surprisingly good!
It’s easy to drink without being weak or sessioned out. Pale ale that goes down easy. It’s noon somewhere, right??

Dec 14, 2019
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laketang from Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bright orange and clear
Minimal head, bubble
No lacing
Fruity, Tropical, oranges- rind
Grapefruit, pleasant bitterness.
Some lemon tartness, balanced
Light body, crisp, some oiliness.
Indeed crushable thirst quencher.

Sep 08, 2019
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metter98 from New York

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Hopleaf, Chicago, IL

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount fo visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left lots of lacing on the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grapefruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has moderate flavors of orange and grapefruit citrus. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a light to moderate amount of crispness.
O: This APA is quite easy to drink and has nice aromas and flavors of grapefruit.

Serving type: on-tap

Oct 27, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

my first beer from these guys and apparently one of their more popular brews, really well done, hazy and new school, but well refined and more drinkable than a lot of these are, a can i could drink a number of before fatiguing of it, which just isnt the case with most of the hazy ones in circulation right now. this pours a dullish pale color, holds a tall white head, and has a robust piney and grapefruity aroma from the falconers flight hops they use, which usually to me get very bitter, but this is more of a dry hop thing i reckon, somehow lighter than i normally associate with these hops. i get a little orange in the taste, a zested sort of fresh citrus punch, and some spruce or juniper at the end, but its not heavy and it doesnt linger. its dry in the feel, but with some body and smoothness from the grain, not heavy from the haze at all, and not overly complex with lends to drinkability as well. super fresh on the hops too, almost green tasting but no bite. nice carbonation and nice and dry too, i like it being a little lighter body and lower alcohol, it warms up better than most and carries that juiciness to the max. i will look for more beer from these guys next time i am in the area, this is really good.

Jun 04, 2018
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larryarms847 from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow orange, but still some transparency.

Orange, grapefruit, earthy, and pine notes.

Bitter pine resin gives way to a wash of citrus forward hop flavor.

Light-medium bodied, medium-high carbonation, prickly carbonation.

Overall, a simple and laid back APA.

Apr 16, 2018
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sb17 from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burnt orange color, frothy white head didn’t stick around long. Grapefruit and pine really stick out on the nose. All the hops you can dream of. Not bad for a random grab for a pick 6 at Binny’s!

Feb 19, 2018
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ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a 12oz can, it's a foggy orange with a eggshell head that fades, minima lacing.
S: Citrus and pine.
T: Grapefruit, orange and a little malt backbone present.
F: A bit thicker than expected, nice carbonation.
O: I think this is the 3rd beer I've had from them, most were styles I don't normally purchase, but hey, these guys are local so I'll try 'e-mail all. Everyone was better than anticipated. I'll make a road trip!

Jan 12, 2018
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5


Pours deep clear red, eggshell lacing for a head.

Smells of pine, biscuit, grassy and cereal malts.

Tastes of grassy and cereal grains with some maple and pine.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Decent but unspectacular ale. The flavor and body are fine. No real complaints but not very memorable.

Dec 30, 2017
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown orange in color. Turbid in appearance. Candied orange peel, lemon zest, pine and grapefruit. Decent cracker malt profile. Dry, bitter finish. Creamy feel. This is incredibly​ delicious for a 5% pale ale.

Apr 28, 2017
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jzlyo from Iowa

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is citrus, spices and a bit of motor oil. The flavor is citrus, mild tea, fruit, malts, a hint of motor oil and a mildly hoppy/bitter/spicy finish.

Nov 24, 2016
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I bought a can of Cozmo off the single shelf at Binnys. It poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent has pine spice with touch of citrus. The taste is bitter leaning through the drink with pine and citrus being present . The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a tasty beer.

Nov 21, 2016
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Beric from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: 12oz can into a can glass
Served: 6 Oct 2016

Appearance: Pours a lot darker than many APAs nowadays- this one looks pretty old school, actually. More like an SNPA in terms of coloring. The head springs to life and dies quickly. Some slight chill haze maybe?

Smell: Good aroma with huge resinous, piney, musty hop notes.

Taste: Similar to the nose for sure, but with a pretty assertive bitterness. My can was a bit old (6ish weeks) and I was catching a bit of a weird earthy funk on the back end, though, which prevents me from rating higher.

Mouthfeel: Pretty solid body, but the carbonation died out somewhat faster than I would have liked.

Overall: I understand why people like this beer, and I would love to have it again a bit fresher. It's a solid APA from the Midwest, where they do APAs best.

Nov 20, 2016
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mfnmbvp from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 fl oz. can, no canned on date, but it was canned and delivered fresh this week to the local bottle shop. Drinking about as local as it gets; i pass by this brewery on my way to work every day.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crisp golden IPA orange, perhaps just a minor shade darker than expected, with a finger of frothy soapy white head that leaves excellent sticky clinging lacing throughout. Appears aptly carbonated. Looks excellent.

S - Aroma is bright & fresh: big dank, piney, oily, resinous hops, with a nice bready pale / crystal malt type backing. Fresh, floral, & soapy. Smells excellent.

T - Ah yes, this scratches that pale ale itch nicely. Hugely fresh, balanced, & delicious stuff.

M - Feel is extremely smooth, crisp, creamy, & supremely easy-drinking. Quenching / refreshing, even. Very light-bodied and sessionable stuff, to be damn sure.

Overall, all around excellent. Scratches the delicious fresh pale ale itch nicely. Can't wait to try more cans from Noon Whistle.

Noon Whistle Brewing Cozmo Pale Ale -----4/5.

Nov 14, 2016
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bwood06 from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer got re-released recently so I had to grab a growler of it. Took it to my cousin's graduation party and everyone really like it. This beer features an off white head that is frothy but has a bit of light foam to it as well. The head dissipates very slowly to a thin frothy layer that is retained. The beer itself is a light amber in color and clear with just a hint of haze. There is light carbonation visible in the form of small bubbles rising slowly toward the surface. 4/5 The aroma is very hop forward with notes of grapefruit, pine, orange peel, with a malty note of fresh buttered white bread. The malt acts as a bit of an undertone to the hop notes. 4/5 The aroma follows the nose dead on with buttered white bread and just a bit of fruity (citrus) sweetness leading the way. This transitions into grapefruit, orange peel, and mango before a bit of pine comes out on the back end. Fairly bitter with a lingering light bitterness. The hops are really showcased with this one. 4/5 Light and crisp body along with a light carbonation tickle up front allows the hops to show off their drying quality. Dryness lingers for quite a bit after swallowing. 4/5 Well balanced between different hop flavors and characteristics with just enough sweetness to cut into bitter hop notes. Very drinkable, light, and refreshing. 4/5

Jul 27, 2016
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1000lbgrizzly from Illinois

3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange-amber body, good flow of carbonation, light straw head that fades and leaves a few dots of lace. Smell is mostly fruit, mandarin orange with a touch of mango, but prominent pine behind it. The favor is orange rind- citrus and the off-putting chemically variety of bitter, as well as some spicy bite that adds to the intensity. Caramel backbone provides good sweetness, but the bitterness is dominant. Full bodied, with assertive, yet underpowered carbonation- I could use some more.
Definitely intense, but not a very well-defined beer. Meaning the flavors seemed muddled and the hops' character was not well, clearly presented. But like I said, it was saved by how flavorful it was, despite flaws, and could be a great hot-weather quencher.

Nov 19, 2015
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barnzy78 from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery
A - hazed orange colored ale, tight creamy off-white head; good head retention as it fades to a foam
S - bold tropical nose with pineapple, mango, and mandarin with some caramel malt in the nose as well
T - juicy and fruity hop charge with grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and pine. Caramel malt provides a bready, toasty grain malt backbone. Slightly herbal on the end at the back of the palate
M - creamy and smooth, slightly resinous, finishes semi-bitter with some lingering piny hops sticking to the palate
O - good, refreshing APA. I'd drink this again, but I do want to get around to trying some of their other beers first.

May 23, 2015
Cozmo from Noon Whistle Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 84 ratings