Nantahala Noon Day IPA
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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Our flagship, an agressivly hopped India Pale Ale. Piney, grapefruit flavor with a big nose.

An IPA brewed with pale malts, generous amounts of crystal malts and an abundance of whole hops. The hops are showcased through a hop back process, which along with dry hopping, produces a piney, grapefruit and floral aroma and helps contribute to a crisp, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4873) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Growler. Lightly hazy, orange-amber with a big spongy head. Nose is resin, toasted nut, caramel and orange zest. Flavor is the same mix. Light-medium body has a nice balance and a mild astringency that helps sweep the crystal malt. Good but the nutty taste is a little off (with hints of popcorn) and keeps this one from going to the next level for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2813) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Nearly, but not totally, clear with an an off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, other citrus and toasted malt. Taste of citrus, pine, grapefruit, resin and toasted malt in a nice balance. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation with a giant, chewy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Light amber color with modest light beige head. Notes of pine and citrus in the nose. Very smooth feel. Light sweetness in the front with some pale and crystal malts. Citrus and light pine in the middle. Finish is soft and draws one back. Thanks Eric for the growler. 8/10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4676) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2016
From a bottle. Pours clear copper with a smooth, creamy beige head. Tastes like citrus hops, grapeftuit, caramel and nutty malt, some resin, and grass. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like caramel and nutty malt, citrus hops, grapeftuit, some resin, and grass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (5042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours . Aroma is floral and citrusy hops, toasted and caramel malts, and some grassiness. Flavor is rich hop profile with nice citrusy bite, faint caramel notes, and light spice. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4264) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2016
12 oz bottle served in a lager glass. Pours clear amber with a moderate amount of visible carbonation. A thin coat of sediment remained bonded to the bottom of the bottle and the limited clarity of the body suggests an unfiltered beer. The white head was medium sized with excellent retention and exemplary lacing. The name led me to think this was a "session IPA" but at 6% this may not be your best noon day choice on some days. The undiminished hop load with no less than average malts for style also suggested a regular IPA. Speaking of the malts, their sweetness kicks in nicely by mid -taste, just as the bitterness is exploding, to keep it at a moderate level overall and actually nicely mild in the aftertaste. Plenty of hop complexity here but mainly of the citrus variety. The aroma feature lemons and grapefruit. Very good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4289) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2015
12oz bottle from Lowes in Hickory. Amber pour with big bubbly white-ish head. Aroma of earthy, fruity. Tastes are citrusy, light bitter, oily, little perfume, floral. Creamy light to medium palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Msgriffi (42) - - SEP 20, 2015
Very good and smooth IPA. Lots of pine and citrus, a great mix of hops that compliment each other and almost smooth out the brew. Just enough malt to carry it out, and dry hop finish that is a perfect end. Flavorful and easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1156) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Golden in color. Strong citrus aromas with grapefruit. Citrus flavors with grapefruit and a bit of floral. A good bitter kick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egg (276) - USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle on 6/26/15. Pours a light copper with a fluffy white head. Nose is malty, spicy, piney. Not very much citrus. Taste is resinous, hop bitter but not very citrusy. Grassy. Fine but nothing standout. Well made.

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