Perfect Day IPA | Asheville Brewing Company

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Perfect Day IPAPerfect Day IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Asheville Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
ashevillebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by chinchill on 06-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
99
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
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0
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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Prager62
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A twelve ounce can dated 03/20/17 poured in a twelve ounce tulip glass.

Look- Pours a transparent dark orange/amber color leaving a thick finger of creamy white lingering foam. A little lacing is left behind as it settles.

Smell- Floral notes, orange zest and malt.

Taste- It begins with floral esters that open up to some pine, grapefruit, orange zest and malt.

Feel- Resiny and full bodied with a slightly bitter semi dry finish.

Overall- A very serviceable IPA that's reminiscent of the old school genre. The juice bombs of today have raised the bar and sadly these just don't excite the palate too much. In fairness this can that a friend bought on vacation is nearly two months old, so that could possibly have lowered my score a little. Still a very drinkable beer that's worth a try if you're in the distribution footprint.

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Photo of sisterofba
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian29
3.27/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lemmy187
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KenC
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ekenney
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnBradSC
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodlavers
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice! Everything in this IPA is well-balanced; the hops, malt, carbonation, all perfectly synced in an extremely refreshing beverage. A great choice to enjoy while tailgating, after doing yard work, or during game-night with friends.

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Photo of ninaturner
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sirzekel
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seakayak
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EEscobar
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Majestic
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Josbor11
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No frills, no gimmicks, no bells nor whistles- Asheville Brewing's Perfect Day IPA is a throwback to balanced beer but using some of the sexiest hops on the planet for a beer that's smooth and effortless yet bold and charismatic on the palate.

Medium amber and with a copper sheen, the lightly foggy ale carries a soapy white froth and a citrusy, spicy scent. Caramel, light honey a hint of gritty, earthy graininess roll onto the tongue with a rich pecan, toasty and almost toffee robust taste.

As the flavors unfold, the sweetness and savory grains subside and the hops gain steam- orange and pink grapefruit rise with a complement of spicy rye, white grape and a hint of gin. Remaining toasted and creamy, the beer's drying trek trails into a spicy bitterness of citrus peel and freshly muddled grasses.

Medium-bodied and balanced through most of the session, the persistent nuttiness, toastiness and rye bread flavors perfectly support the grassy, citursy and sprucy bitterness that surpasses other malt complexities in extended finish.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ljoreilly
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OldSwampy
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An great IPA. Amber / golden ale with generous somewhat sudsy head. Nice piney, resinous aroma, with lesser floral notes. Taste a balanced presentation of those resinous hops, nice balance with the malt, and lingering enough to be enjoyable. Mouthfeel as expected, somewhat oily, with bitter aftertaste. A nicely balanced IPA with big flavor but nothing out of place, nothing over the top. Poured from a can dated 6-11-16 (presumably a production date), consumed 1 July 2016.

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Photo of Hayden34
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dustin013
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psycHOPathy
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Floral, citrus, hash. Had on break during cornhole

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Perfect Day IPA from Asheville Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 99 ratings.
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