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Nantahala Noon Day IPA
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nantahala Brewing Company’s inaugural beer is made with pale malt and a generous amount of crystal malts. In addition to the copious amounts of pellet hops used in the kettle, we run is through our uniquely designed “hop back” which mingles fresh hop flowers with the wort on the way to the fermenter. This process, along with dry hopping, produces a piney, grapefruit and grassy aroma and helps contribute to a crisp, dry finish.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
firefly765 (137) - - NOV 14, 2014
22 oz bomber pours light copper with moderate head. A bit overcarbed as a little volcano formed from the bottle, excellent citrus aromas. Vert nice drinking ipa from a great brewery

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
LuckyDog (364) - - NOV 2, 2014
Nicely balanced, but definitely hop-forward IPA. Great head with a smooth body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Serving: Bottle. It pours a slightly hazy light amber with a lasting white head. The nose has plenty of bright grapefruit and pine notes from the hops. The flavor continues the hop journey with just a little biscuity malt backbone. Long, bitter finish. A very solid IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5103) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
GABF 2014
Mild aroma is floral and grapefruit. Mild taste is floral, citrus and malts
Ok, thin and mild flavors and aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2083) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2014
From old notes, tasted with Curtis and some friends in Nashville, probably some time near the summer of 2012, from bottle. Pours clear orange with an average white head that leaves an average collar of lace. The nose is super dank green citrus hops, some earthy hops, with just enough malt to act as a backbone. The flavor has just a touch of malty sweetness up front, moving to the dank, bitter, earthy, and light citrus hops. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter dank hops finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2499) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America southeast edition. Pours a slightly hazy golden brown with fluffy off-white head. Aroma and taste are resinous hops, bright citrus and stone fruits, a bit catty but not bad, barely there malt bill.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (513) - - JUL 7, 2014
cloudy amber color; piney, citrusy hop aroma; piney, citrusy hop flavor; medium bodied malt base; dry, bitter finish; 6.0% abv; 51 IBUs

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1503) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2014
22 oz. bottle from Appalachian Vintner, Asheville, NC (6% ABV according to the side of the bottle). Beautiful deep orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, wet grass, and toffee malts. While the hop bitterness seemed as if it would be balanced and somewhat muted by the malt bill I was quite surprised to find this to be plenty hoppy. Upfront pine and grapefruit rind bitterness is met with caramel and toffee malt sweetness on the finish. The result is a well made, initially hoppy, yet overall balanced IPA. Impressive!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Good Belgian-style bomber, good label. Fluffy, ivory head. Brothy, hoppy aroma, a bit kat whizzy. Lightly sweet, citric/lemony/kumquatty with mineral tones. Medium body in general, sometimes it felt thicker sometimes thinner. Odd. Thanks to LuckyDog for sharing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gmellison (426) - Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pours a hazy golden orange color. Aroma is lemony citrus, pine. Flavor is piney hops, dry bitter finish, nice beer. Doable.


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