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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 (343) - - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5192) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Draft to taster at the Coxe Ave brewpub. Looks good; a transparent golden orange with thin foamy eggshell head that steadily dissipates into thin lacing. Smells solid; fruity hops with a medium-bodied pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1388) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2014
22 oz. bottle from Appalachian Vintner, Asheville, NC. Copper-colored pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, mangoes, and wet grass. The taste features bitter citrus hops that are well balanced with rye malts and a touch of caramel. Pleasing to both the bitter hop fan as well as those that like their IPAs balanced if that is possible. Surprisingly very awesome!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3224) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Comes out of the tap a lovely clear golden with a frothy eggshell head. Resiny hops dominate the aroma but let through citrus and subtle malty notes. Flavor is richly hoppy, evergreen and resin, fairly bitter, with a grapefruit underpinning and a malty snippet.c firm texture is quite fizzy, going down quite well - you can feel it all the way to your tummy. A great beer for a perfect day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5044) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2014
Tap at the Merrimon location. Nice mix of caramel malts and piney hops, well made, no problems that I could find. What’s with the commercial description? Is everybody trying to shoehorn the word "session" into every beer now? A 6.5% IPA is not a session beer. Quit saying that.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ellolovey (446) - Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2014
On tap @ Asheville Brewing (coxe). Pours a clear light gold color. White fizzy head. Aroma of citra hops, sweet fruits, and hint of pine. Nicely balanced. Good citra hop flavor that is balanced nicely by the sweet malt backbone. Nice subtle dryness. Rye tingle just peaks through. Nicely done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #173. Draft at Universal Joint, West Asheville, on the way out of town. 7600th rating! Pours a clear amber color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of herbal, resin, citrus hops and pale malts. Taste is citrus and mild tropical hops, pale malts. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2615) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pint at Coxe Ave location. Good aroma. Sweet. Citrus, biscuit. Clean golden orange good head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body smooth creamy mouthfeel. Bitter finish. Good not gonna wow you. But solid.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Golden color with a white head. Aroma contains orange, lemons, grapefruit, pine, and floral notes. Flavor is citrusy with a bit of bitterness and a hint of caramel. Aftertaste is somewhat dry. Overall it is a perfect day with this on tap.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1700) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Pint on tap at RiverLink in Asheville. Clear amber with a bone-colored head. The aroma has good complexity and appeal, with herbal/fruity hops over a reltively strong and sweet malt base. The hops are more than just adequate for the style, but here is a substantial malt load that tames the hops and leaves the beer with a quite mild bitterness. Nonetheless, a very long lasting and hoppy aftertaste. Medium body with crisp carbonation. O: Not perfect but quite tasty and easily recommended.


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