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Nantahala Noon Day IPA
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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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Nantahala Brewing Companyís 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 ďhop backĒ 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Thanks, Lee! Man, this was one awesome session IPA from the Bryson City posse. Bright orange pour with a moderate cloudiness to it that just screamed fresh as hell. Huge floral bouquet with bittering notes and a streak of malt to measure. But the huge, bright, fruitiness is what really dominates this beer, and thatís all to the good. Loved it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jellobiafra (6) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2012 does not count
Hands down my favorite IPA on the market. Lucky that I live so close to the brewery, just wish I could get it in bottles everywhere. Whatever hops they use to give that over the top citrus taste are certainly my favorite. These guys know what they are doing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2012
tap at the brewery 7/13/11. hazy golden with a big off white head. big citrusy aroma.... followed by dank, nobles/grass, pine, caramel and florals. the flavor is the same but with an underlying sweetness. despite this it is crisp and easy drinking... goes down way too easy. 8/4/7/4/16

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2706) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, sweet. Grass,orange,occasional biscuits. Tad hazed golden orange color. Good head nice.lace. Bittersweet flavor. Lite body, smooth mouthfeel, bitter finish. Pretty darn good. Aroma maybe tad better than flavor, but Itís close. Iím impressed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Damn fine fruity nose, hints of pale malts, a touch of caramel perhaps, lots of citrus and floral hops, pine. Solid hop aroma. Yes. Pours golden, nice head and lace. The flavor is nice and quenching burst of citrus, pine, and floral hops. Light malt base provides just a bit of sweetness and a little balance. Mostly bright and engaging with hops. Love the lower ABV. Drank the whole growler and felt great the next day. Good shit here!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3466) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Draft at tap room. Nice notes of pine on the nose. The pine flavor is infused throughout the beer so even when it just sits there on the tongue you can taste the pine. Finishes nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Warsteiner (11) - Monroe, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2011
On tap at Macís speed shop, nice orange color, great citrus flavor. Stealing this from previous review, "rivals most west coast IPAís", forgive me canít recall your name. Did not expect much from this because Iíve actually drank Nantahala water Really suprised will order this again.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5159) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Orange pour with watery white head. Huge sweet caramel malt aroma, resiny hops, and a citrus kicker. Sweet malt resiny/perfumy hops with a very nice bitter finish. Nice balance. Medium full bodied but just a tad fizzy. A very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2011
On tap. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of hop oils, pot, sweet citrus, lime, caramel malt. Flavor is mellow with plenty of hop oils, citrus and caramel malt. Great ipa, so drinkable! Great hops to malt ratio, with hops winning. Awesome stuff. 7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2011
on tap @GABF-pours a rich offwhite head with slightly hazy yellow color. Aroma is earthy fruit/resin, secondary light malt. Taste is dank.earthy fruit/resin hops, secondary light/medium malt.


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