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Nantahala Noon Day IPA
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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1538) - 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 (4509) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (7048) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pour is hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of cardboard, bread, hints of orange, slight some slight marmalade, oxidation, some slight grass. Taste is a mix of grass, biscuit, bread, hints of spice, hints of caramel, oxidation, finishing fairly bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9629) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pours a kind of hazy, dull orange appearance with a light brown head. Grassy, grapefruity, kind of juicy aroma. Moderate bitterness. Chewy cracker flavor. Somewhat dry. Tangerine / orange fruity flavor. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
surfbgull (2) - - APR 28, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: APR 29, 2014 Very clean and easy IPA. Reminds me a bit of Founders Centennial - fruity notes without overloading the mouthfeel with too much tropical weirdness. Super crisp finish from this well-balanced dry-hopped easy rider!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle from JCB. Hard to believe a week ago I had never even heard of this tasty little treat. This pours a golden color with a smidgen of amber in there. A full head develops on top before fleeting off to leave a thin blanket. Good lacing throughout. Floral and tropical fruity hops invade the aroma. That’s followed by biscuits, grass, and some pine. Nice. The taste definitely favors the tropical fruits: passionfruit, grapefruit, and papaya noted. Crisp and bitter on the back end with slick underlying malt for support and light sweetness. An oily herbal character helps this glide along nicely. Yum. This is about as sessionable an IPA as you can get without sacrificing flavor. This is why I love getting good, fresh locals. Thanks JCB.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3427) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Good IPA overall, definitely enjoyed drinking this, bomber, pretty hoppy and tastey

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kralmajales (25) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2013
A favorite IPA in WNC. If I see it I order it. Crisp, great hops, almost like a Stone.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3681) - Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Comes out of the tap a hazy honey golden, not much head but that must be from the pour. Aroma is quite hoppy with a firm fruity undertone. Hoppy flavor is scarcely bitter and has a nice fruity underpinning that is equal parts citrus and pomme. Fruity sweetness and hoppy bitterness balance almost perfectly. Firm texture has plenty of fizz and leaves behind a tingly, hoppy, fruity finish. Definitely a worthy IPA!


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