Nantahala Noon Day IPA
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 12, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 Growler, big pine and some citrus, nice finish and not very f Bitter, I really like the east coast underdog flavor,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Nicely inviting orange-yellow pour, somewhat opaque and cloudy. Drinks with a sharply acidic bite, and a bitter orange finish. Quite quenching and drinkable. (#4323, 10/6/2011)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Draft at 12 Bones in Asheville. Slightly hazed golden orange body with a sturdy offwhite head. Hoppy aroma with citrusy grapefruit and pine resin. Medium body and carbonation. Clean pale malts with a hint of honey sweetness barely balances the assertive hops. Grapefruit and pine, with hints of florals underneath. Crisp and dry finish. What a great pint to enjoy with good bbq.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1394) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2011
on draft at nick and nates pizza in sylva nc. a cloudy yellow color with nice head that dissipates quickly with good lacing the aroma of pine and citrus hops started my day off wonderfully. the hops are very well balanced from start to last sip. nice resinous and citrus flavor throughout. loved it...now i need more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NC_LOCO (12) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Found this growler @ city bev in W-S. What a score! Orange pour. Resinous pine, grapefruit and citrus. Just a bit of caramel. Fresh and hop forward

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2011
On tap at the brewery + a growler split with Amanda. Great IPA - rivals most any of the west coast ones I have had. Very good smelling - plenty of citrus and hops. Very easy to drink; pleasant grassy taste and a nice bitterness. No alcohol noted. Exceptional IPA found in the middle of BFE.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4193) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Draught at 12 Bones. Hoppy and bitter IPA with big flavor. Well done, and I’d like to get this in a growler or six pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17581) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2011
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a slightly hazy pale orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with piney hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit and piney finish.

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