@noblealeworks Citra Showers DIPA. 8.8% With 100% Citra hops.
Say what you will about Noble’s releases and/or their in-house offerings...their Showers series is on another level and is consistently amazing. Citra Showers was just released and is a great showcase of the Citra hops. Golden in color and clear (yes clear) on the pour, this one sets up beautifully with a dense foamy topper and tons of bubbles dancing around in the glass. The nose is all about sweet mango, grapefruit and hops, hops, hops. Clean and crisp in the mouth with big flavors of grapefruit, limes, oranges, mangoes, passion fruit and berries. It’s super juicy, while being a little peppery, incredibly hoppy and slightly bitter. The sweetness and bitterness work well together and you’re treated to a super hoppy, clean, crisp and dry beer that drinks like it’s 5% (even though it’s 8.8%). If you’re a fan of single hop DIPAs and are fond of Citra hops, put this one on your beer bucket list.
@noblealeworks DDH Double Platinum DIPA. 8.7% With Mosaic, Galaxy and El Dorado hops.
Soooooo good to see can releases from @noblealeworks again. Even more, my first release from Noble was Double Platinum back in the day so I was even more excited to try this Double Dry-Hopped version. Out of the can, the second go around is nice and hazy, light yellow in color and has lots of carbonation yielding a full finger of active foamy white head. The nose is signature Noble with lots of hops, a touch of dankness, citrus and cantaloupe. Soft, creamy and smooth in the mouth, the first thing you notice is the hops. It’s super hoppy (which I love) with flavors of stone fruit, pears, watermelon and peaches. It’s also herby, dank and earthy, finishing dry and bitter. Although it packs quite a punch at 8.7%, there is no sign of the alcohol whatsoever and this one slips down very easily...maybe too easily. This DDH version is not as juicy as the original Double Platinum...more like a mix of East Coast meets West Coast as its both juicy and dank. @noblealeworks is back in the can game with a hazy DIPA that will appeal to most people as it has a little something for everyone. Well done guys...happy to have you back!