Nantahala Appalachian Trail Extra Pale Ale (ATX)

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The ATX. Considered a true IPA-Light. Clean, crisp with a citrusy flavor.

A light golden Pale Ale with a crisp dry flavor and a touch of bitterness. The unique hop varieties create a tropical citrus flavor and aroma that balances with the soft malt profile.

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3.4
jrob21 (3684) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2017
12oz bottle at Fontana dam. Big citrusy orange hop flavors. Sweet caramel malt to back it up. Ok.

3.6
jbruner (4734) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Pours a clear golden yellow from the can with fluffy white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of mild citrus and bready grain. Taste is even more mild, clean and simple. Solid, drinkable, nice.

3.5
Suttree (6385) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Hazy yellow, loose white foam. Grainy, grassy and lightly peppery aroma. Light bodied. Crisp citrus and pine flavor, with some fresh bread notes. Very dry finish.

3.6
drfabulous (7933) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 13, 2016
12 ounce bottle thanks to Nate. Crisp clean APA with light hop and citrus notes. Decent.

3.4
thegreenrooster (4396) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Pour is a cloudy orange with a large white head. Aroma is a spicy and fruity hop with no heavy malt sugars to get in the way. Flavor is a decent mango and pineapple hop. Again no malt is present this is all about the hops albeit a very mild hop flavor. A definite pale ale bordering on an IPA. A new style pale ale with the hops used.

3.4
chinchill (4989) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2015
On tap at the brewpub in NC. Golden amber body has excellent clarity and is topped by a durable head that leaves a fairly full coat of foam on the glass. Hop dominant smell and, to a lesser extent, flavor. Mild-moderate bitterness. Hop dominated but some bready malt show through.

3.4
Drake (13726) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Draft at the brewery. 300th American Pale rating. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Mild herbal hop aroma. The taste is citrus hops and pale malts. Medium bodied, fairly delicate, straightforward, well balanced. Nice beer.

3.7
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2013
On tap at Pizzeria Toro, Durham. Nicely earthy pour, cloudy and vigorous, brimming with life. Nice blend of bitter notes and tropical fruit in the nose, and it comes across as intense for an APA. Turns out that’s certainly the case in this well balanced, elegant, but fuckin flavorful brew.

3.2
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Draft in a flight at the brewery. Good level of hops to this one without overpowering the drink. Easy drink that makes life grand.

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Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
Originally reviewed: 4/8/11. Another City Beverage (W-S) Freakin’ Firkin Friday has come and gone, and this new offering from Nantahala was offered this time around. Came out a deep honey-gold with a thick white head on top. Great retention, lots of sticky lace. The nose was faintly spicy at first then finished with notes of orange, lemon, and fresh flowers. This was an ultra creamy offering, which was to be expected given the cask. This is definitely a toned-down version of their PA, as the flavors were somewhat muted and tame. Mild citrus, faint bittering hops, light graininess on the back end. All-in-all, a good APA that I was pleased to get the chance to try, especially from a cask!


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