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Asheville Perfect Day IPA
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Perfect Day is a ridiculously delicious, supremely drinkable beer that goes down like a session style pale but packs the hop flavor of a big IPA; which it is. ... El Dorado, Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops give Perfect Day flavors and aromas of citrus and fruits. There is also a distinct aroma and flavor of white grapes that come from the very unique Nelson Sauvin hops. We dry hopped Perfect Day with equal parts El Dorado and Citra for extra hoppy perfection. Last but not least a touch of Rye malt was used to add a subtle complexity and to compliment all of that hop flavor.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (572) - - JUN 2, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2014 Expected to like it more- bit of an off/ overly bitter finish to me. Pours on the orange side of yellow., Nose is citrus and tropical (citra) with some hints of white wine. Taste is fairly balanced with a dank feel. Definitely hoppy as advertised. Could be too much sweetness in the hops for me between tropical notes of citra and sweetness of El Dorado. Somewhat tempered by Nelson Sauvin. Not my favorite IPA. Will try again to like it more. Attempt #2. On tap at Buffalo Nickel. Better than I remembered. Decently balanced- nice finish to it. Definitely lives up to the IPA label. Not outstanding, but pretty darn good.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (1123) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2015
Golden with ample head. Smells floral plus pithy. Taste is actually a little wheaty them lightly hoppy. I usually like them as little bigger.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2799) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle back from bestway. Light gold color. Good lacing. Bubblegum sort of aroma. Flavor is sticky pine and resin. Finish is bitter pine. Decent malt balance and pretty entertaining.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1352) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of resin, pine, and citrus fruit. Light balanced taste. Everything in good balance with a slightly bitter finish. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11498) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Keg at the brewpub on Cox, 17/02/15. Clear golden with a moderately appointed off white covering. Nose is floral, passionfruit, mandarin, tangerine, light pine. Taste comprises citric pithdom, straw, tangerine, light grapefruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5369) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Keg @ the brewpub. Sort of hazy deep gold pour with an eggshell white head. Lemon zest and general dank citrus. Nicely acerbic, inviting. Taste is of lemon curd. Pickering lime. Dry grass. Medium body, soft carb.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7960) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4oz on tap at the brewpub. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Nice, citrusy peppery grapefruity aroma. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. light slick finish. Medium to bigger body. Grapefruit citrus, mild spiciness. Some pepperiness. Medium-plus sweet taste, mild tang. Moderate-plus bitterness. A solid, zesty, juicy resiny IPA. Amazing hop on this, now that I re-rate. Deserving of the 3.7.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4277) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Somewhat soft golden pour with one finger of off-white head. Nose has a buttery/cooked peach note to it with notes of overripe fruit and a touch of garlic. Kind of muddled in the flavor with butter and cooked peaches at the forefront with a touch of cherry and a piney note. Medium bodied with a very moderate bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4449) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Location: Draft at Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company (Merrimon Ave), 1/3/15

Aroma: It has a nice citrus and fruity hop aroma, with some resin and pale malt notes
Appearance: Pours a bright, clear gold color, with a nice, lasting white head and heavy lacing
Flavor: The flavor is lightly sweet, much like the nose, with a nice, clean bitterness
Palate: It has a light-medium body, is very easy drinking, and has a lightly dry finish
Overall Impression: I found this to be a really enjoyable one. Great looking beer. Nice aroma and flavor as well. Drinks cleanly and very easily. Works well with the pizza.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhliesen (759) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bober--wow, some top drawer stuff. Purchased the bottle at the Merrimon location after our first disappointing meal at ABC. Hazy amber color with a small white head, but left lots of lacing. Deep pine resin aroma with a background of grapefruit. Nice citrus taste with some caramel sweetness. Nice balance with a slight bitter finish. Medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ramboraffe (952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
On tap at brewpub. Hazy amber with white head. Smell is hoppy pine and grapefruit floral. Taste is sweet malty with heavy floral, grapefruit and pine hops. Dry with high bitterness and medium carbonation.


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