Nantahala Noon Day IPA
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RATINGS: 65   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4996) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Nice lacing and thin head atop an orange slightly hazy beer. A wallop of resin and citrus hops up front and through the middle. It’s all lemon and orange in the finish with a hint of caramel malt to balance against the resin. It has long been a fav at festivals for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OttPrime (4) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012 does not count
A good session-able IPA. Tame hop characteristics with citrus notes. Well bodied and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4325) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Draft in a flight at the brewery. Nice bit of hoppiness to the taste of this one, though it’s balanced out well with the malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (2154) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2012
On tap at the Hickory Hops Brewfest 2012, this pours a golden orange into the glass, with a retentive head that leaves webbed lacing. The nose is fruity and floral. A very citric flavor palate ensues, with grapefruit and orange dominating. A nice bitter finish closes the pull. The mouthfeel is a little thinner than I expected, with the malt back not quite matching the cutting citrus and bitters. Soft carbonation helps to avoid a seltzer feel. Overall, very decent IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Very easy drinking IPA. Sweet and bitter, halfway between earthy hops and citrus hops. Very clean and thick Mouthfeel but still light and easy

   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 that’s all to the good. Loved it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jellobiafra (7) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über 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

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