- 4.19 rating on Untappd
- 3.93 Brewery rating
- 8.8% ABV
A recent email we received from one of our members:
Hey Philip! I just wanted to shoot you this note because I’m super stoked on this brewery I’m always going to here in LA, Noble Ale Works!
I’ve been living here for a year and my family came out to visit a few months ago. They’re dyed-in-the-wool East Coast purists, and I was determined to find an awesome, juicy brew that would impress them. We went everywhere. I mean, we went to so many breweries, tried so many juicy and citrusy brews, and they just didn’t like anything.
They kept saying how “bitter” and grassy everything was, and that they couldn’t even finish a pint. One of them even ordered a Sam Adams -- can you believe that?!
At this point, I was beyond frustrated. I was almost ready to just give up and grab a pint of the booziest brew at the closest bar before we headed to the Angels game later that day. But I was determined.
Before we headed into the stadium, I insisted on taking them to Noble. I figured, “If a brew from here doesn’t change their mind, nothing will.” I hustled up to the bar ahead of my family and asked the bartender for four samples of the juiciest brew on tap, Citra Showers DIPA.
As I watched my family take a sip, I braced myself for more of the same: complaints and whining. But when they pulled the glasses from their mouths and didn’t say anything, it was all I could do not to jump up and down and shout, “I told you so!”
My dad couldn’t believe that a West Coast brewery could brew an IPA that wasn’t kick-you-in-the-face bitter. My sister loved all the juicy citrus and sweet mango flavor. My mom said that she could definitely sip on this while cleaning the house. I told her she would probably only finish the kitchen before the 8.8% ABV had her laid up on the couch.
And, you know the best part? They each ordered a pint! And another pint! It was awesome! We were actually sitting in a taproom in California together, all enjoying the same beer!
So, Philip, you have to get Noble Ale Works for Tavour. Not only have they won 3 GABF medals, but I did some research and Citra Showers is ranked in the Top 50 of its Style on BeerAdvocate! I mean, that’s pretty frickin’ great!
Plus, every time my family sees Noble on their Tavour app, they’re gonna remember how just how wrong they were.