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Noon Day IPA - Nantahala Brewing Company

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Noon Day IPANoon Day IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Nantahala Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 06-06-2010)
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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.74/5  rDev -7.4%

Pours a cloudy, maize color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, citrus hops, slight alcohol, hint of yeast, and slight pale malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, citrus hops, hint of alcohol, hint of yeast, pale malt, and a hint of wheat. Overall, great appearance, decent aroma, feel, body, and blend.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of farrago
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A passive pour still yields close to half a glass full of eggshell to cream white foam, very airy and light but the retention is pretty admirable and the lacing is thick and gluey as well. There’s a filmy dullness to the liquid, more darker orange than red or brown, curious lack of visible bubbles given the size of the head, basic. The nose has a herbal, earthy base but it’s mainly grapefruit, pine, flowers and peach, apricot, gets a lot maltier as it warms. Full-bodied, soft mouth feel from the carbonation, lessens the innate bitterness of the mouth entry. More earthy and loamy than herbaceous, any of this short lived due to the strength of the mocha, cocoa notes. Decent amount of sweetness in the tangerine, mandarin orange, white grapefruit citrus, a big overall factor. Texture turns syrupy after repeated sips, honeyed too. Pepper, scone and bread crusts, does not indulge in over sweetness nor “bigger is better” bombast. The pineapple, apricot, yellow apple fruit stays present and consistent. It’s easy to see how some could find this “boring” but it’s really just keeping it simple for simplicity’s sake. Too thick to be sessionable, otherwise you could pound these back with ease.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

More malty than expected, though this bottle was at least a few months old. Nice balance of bittering and flavoring hops, but I would've probably preferred more diversity in the flavoring hop arena. Nice citrus notes, somewhat muted, with hints of resin.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a full inch of off-white head that retains well before eventually dropping to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and various thicknesses of surface foam. On its way down, there's some nice topographic foam bumps. At one point, a cavern is formed which I've yet to see in any other beer. Very cool. Craggy puffs of lacing. This may be the most interesting head I've ever seen on a beer.

S- Bright tangy citrus hop aroma that's a bit effervescent and has notes of green apple to go with it.

T- Taste follows suit but there's an initial alcohol bite that's unpleasant. Bitterness is moderate and the hops add a bit of character but could use some more flavor to go with the bite. After a while, I find that the aroma was a bit misleading and the the flavor ends up being one-dimensional with just a grassy hop bite prevailing over the rest of the flavors. Maybe some more malt presence would've helped there.

M- Sharp and bitey from the hops and alcohol. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Not a bad beer but it could use some fine tuning for sure. Too bad the rest of the beer wasn't as entertaining as the appearance was.

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Noon Day IPA from Nantahala Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.