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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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From the brewers who gave you E-Z IPA and SuperHero IPA, the much-anticipated, long-awaited, first-in-history year-round India Pale Ale from the French Broad Brewery.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12556) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit, earthiness and pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness and pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1572) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Tap. Copper color. Fruity and citrusy aroma. Remarkably hopped and abounding with fruity citrus hops. Mild malt. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10714) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Sample at Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria. Clear amber color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, pine and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a short citrusy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Tap, orange pour, tan head, nose and taste are citrus, grapefruit, hoppy, pretty good

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiveacestx (904) - Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bomber - The aroma as well as the flavor are very floral. One of the sweetest IPAs I’ve had. Has a honey taste and a medium body.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
razzanof (72) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
A malty mess! Aroma is...malty. Taste is...medicinal malty flavor (with a very minimal hop presence up front.) Palate is...malty. Can't figure out the good reviews...I'm not a fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2014
A hazy orange beer with a medium off-white head. The aroma is floral, orange, and apricot. The flavor is grassy, pine, and fruity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4437) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Courtesy of Strykzone. Poured color of hammered copper. Foamed from the bottle and left a fizzy head. Big citrus and flowers. Medium in body with a lively carbonated mouthfeel. Flavor is tropical fruit.and citrus bitterness. Bitter and dry finish. Darn good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6134) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Orange pour with a white head. The aroma is a mix of biscuit malt with some big juicy orange citrus notes. The flavor is more of the same. I get some orange and hint of pine, as well as some biscuit malt and iced tea notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ronaldtheriot (1688) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2014
French Broad IPA makes a loud hiss, when the cap is popped, and the appearance is of bright, brilliant, somewhat opaque, deep orange, bubble streams, and some splotchy, thin lacing left on the glass. The head is medium and off white. The aroma is of a sharp, very citrusy, juice. Maybe, like tangerine? Taste is of the same thing, and the beer evokes Lemon Head or Sweet-Tarts. Bitterness is present, but relatively low. Mouthfeel is medium, and French Broad IPA finishes mostly dry and odd. Overall, this is a strange one, but it does improve with the drinking. RJT


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