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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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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.


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   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.

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 (3199) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OttPrime (2) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012 does not count
A good session-able IPA. Tame hop characteristics with citrus notes. Well bodied and balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
changeup45 (1715) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1380) - 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!

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.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - 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,

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 Mac’s speed shop, nice orange color, great citrus flavor. Stealing this from previous review, "rivals most west coast IPA’s", forgive me can’t recall your name. Did not expect much from this because I’ve actually drank Nantahala water Really suprised will order this again.


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