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Nantahala Noon Day IPA
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RATINGS: 44   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.


3.9
   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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2073) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3828) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16289) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Draft at Walnut 5. A clear dark gold pour with a thin white head. Scent of citrus hops. Taste is light bitter with bready notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3958) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Growler at Pre Sex. Thanks lady. Pours a clean translucent yellow with one finger of white head. Nose is super hoppy with lots of citrus and green hop character, leafy and resinous. Flavor is rich and resinous with some garlic and citrus rind, oily. Palate is dry and resinous. Very nice IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2466) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2011
I was really surprised at how absolutely declicious and hop aggressive this was. Reminded me a lot of a west coast IPA. Pours a slightly dark orange. Hop aroma is intense and far reaching hitting me from across the table. Lots of orange and bubblegum, a little candy sweetness. Flavor is very hop aggressive. Lots of sweetness and caramel. Finish is citrus bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3116) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Draft at Brewgrass. Mostly clear dark yellow body. Citrus hop aroma. The flavor is bitter from start to finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4348) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Appearance: Lightly hazed, golden-yellow body with a sustained, just barely off-white head fed by some streaks of sustained carbonation. Smell: Citrusy, fruity grapefruit aroma, growing a bit as it warms, and paired with pine resins and lightly floral hints. Yeah, you’ve got some malt accents of pale malted barley and honey, but, predominately, it’s a hoppy nose. Taste: Pale malts with hints of honey and a flash of sweetness, then, resinous pine, white grapefruit lending plenty of pith and a slight citric quality. Moderately bitter. Meager malty rebound gives a bit more honey and golden syrup. Drying, bitter finish with a lingering resinous flavor in the mouth. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight discernible oiliness to the mouthfeel. Drinkability: A good, no-nonsense, punchy IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Slightly cloudy gold, decent head. Nice hoppy aroma - lots of citrus and some other fruity notes. Flavor si pretty much what you’d expect, given the aroma - grapefruit and other citrus flavors, with maybe a touch of brown sugar. Very tasty. Brewgrass 2010.


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