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Noon Day IPA - Nantahala Brewing Company

Noon Day IPANoon Day IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

46 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.25%


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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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 20 | Show All Ratings:
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RevRaymer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-26-2012 03:51:28 | More by RevRaymer
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-12-2014 18:36:13 | More by plinythederek
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North Carolina

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03-02-2014 03:33:48 | More by SlamLord
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Immortale25

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3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 20:25:47 | More by Immortale25
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jak

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-25-2014 02:27:30 | More by jak
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woodchip

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-23-2014 19:30:24 | More by woodchip
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-11-2014 16:47:07 | More by rbrefbeerman
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-01-2014 13:56:56 | More by dailyminefield
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

01-29-2014 23:23:00 | More by Axnjxn
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to n2185 for the bottle. Tasted 24 January 2014.

Pours 98% clear, bright orange. One finger of off-white head, okay retention, really nice lacing.

Smell is bright citrus and juicy fruits. Deliciously sweet. Peaches and oranges with a touch of citrus bite. Excellent.

Taste is clean and nice, if a little one-dimensional. Moderately bitter, well-balanced. Pretty good, actually.

Feel is really good. Medium-bodied, with fantastic carbonation. Tingly, just the right level, and lasting with a slight rise-fall.

A delicious IPA. Fruity and balanced, with hop aromatics and bitterness right where I like it. Yum. This is one where I'm happy there's another half-bottle waiting for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 03:17:43 | More by zeledonia
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McAndrew

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-24-2014 17:02:57 | More by McAndrew
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oberon

North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into an imperial pint glass a lighter golden with just a slight tinge of orange,thin but well sustained white head atop that leaves one full ring of lace as it settles into a frothy mass.A good shot of grapefruit in the nose along with some toasted grain,the hops are fresh smelling and really jump out at ya.Grapefruit rind at the onset of the palate along with lighter leafiness,some sweet caramel/biscuit malt comes into play with a lightly toasted crisp finish.To me this like an old school left coast IPA with a big shot of grapefruit-like hops and good malty sweetness underneath,damn good.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 22:16:11 | More by oberon
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Tennessee

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Florida

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my best man, Chris, for bringing me back the bottle from North Carolina!

Lovely golden color with a very foamy head.

Hoppy aroma with notes of grape.

Nice hop flavors. Citrus. Bitter, but not crazy so. There's a good amount of malt flavor for balance.

Good body.

Overall a very nice IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 03:19:39 | More by Shaw
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a lightly hazy deep golden apricot to copper in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and amber + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy light beige head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of thick film and a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer along with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit hops over the top of lighter aromas of caramel malts, pine hops, and even lighter floral hops.

T: Upfront there is a light flavors of grainy malts with just a touch of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit and floral hops as well as a touch of pine hops. Light amounts of bitterness which fades quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: This is a very easy to drink and enjoyable brew - I could easily have a couple of these and would be happy. Not quite as intense as some other IPAs but it does have a really nice flavor/aroma.

Serving type: bottle

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anarchybeer

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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ali1987

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kylehay2004

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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've had this a number of times now, including on tap at the brewery, but right now I'm reviewing from a pre-filled growler I just bought today in Franklin, NC. I was a little hesitant on the pre-filled growler, since I just had an IPA in one from Pisgah that was a little off. This one is fresh and as good as I remember it at the brewery. Kudos for that! I really like this IPA- to me it strikes an excellent balance and has an appealing freshness and thirst quenching quality to it while still exhibiting lots of character. The character, of course, primarily comes from the hops, and what's here is a nice combination of grassy, herbal, and citrus in the taste, and primarily grassy and herbal in the aroma. What's also appealing, though, is that there is a touch of bubblegum in the taste, which makes me think a bit of a hoppy wheat beer like Gumballhead. A bit juicy up front, and drys out at the back, with some more grassiness and a touch of grain. Just a tad thinner than I'd like on the finish, but I'm quibbling. A fine IPA.

Serving type: growler

06-30-2013 02:05:20 | More by Georgiabeer
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metter98

New York

4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus and pine resin hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell, but seems a little weaker and has a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tasted very fresh, but seemed more like a APA instead of IPA. Nonetheless, it is very easy to drink.

Serving type: growler

05-27-2013 22:52:40 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-27-2013 22:49:52 | More by smithj4
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Noon Day IPA from Nantahala Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.