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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiercepanda (594) - 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 (3463) - 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 (5853) - 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 (1330) - 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

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinnacleimp (1) - Bessemer, Alabama, USA - AUG 4, 2014 does not count
A well Balanaced IPA. Nice malty backbone that offsets the hop bitterness. 7% abv is well integrated into the beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhp40219 (319) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bomber. Pours a clear amber with a small white head that leaves spotty lacing. Dank hoppy aroma of pine, grass, bread and caramel. Taste is earthy hops up front with a solid malty base of caramel and bread. No citrus here, which isn’t always a bad thing. Long, dry finish of caramel and bready malts. Light to medium body, sticky texture, lively carbonation. A pretty solid IPA here.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4919) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sample @ French Broad during RBWG. Amber pour with a small white head. Plenty of caramel on the nose. Dat crystal malt. Melon concentrate and fruit leather. More melon and caramel flavors. Light honeyed grass. Moderately bitter on the finish. Medium body, average carbonation. Not unpleasant, but sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
I thought this was a great beer for the price <$4 and it comes from a local brewery! The best that I have had from this brewery thus far.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EtTuCthulhu (1124) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2014
The color is a cloudy orange color with a medium white head, and the aroma blends caramel and bready malts with floral hops. The taste is mildly bitter, slightly sour and a touch sweet, and the palate fuses a sticky texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. Overall, this beer isn’t really anything special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (427) - - MAY 15, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2014 On tap at Barley’s. Probably my favorite yet from these guys. Pours a nice orange- clear with a white head. Full on flavors going on- citrus, orange, toffee, pine, bread. Finishes decently- smooth and bitter. Well balanced Has a dankness to it that works. Sort of slick mouthfeel. Had right after Green Man IPA and definitely like this one better. At brewery. 07/08/14. Love the color. Definitely solid. Not much head to speak of. Dankness works. Piney and resin dominate. Bitter And dry on the finish. IPA that is not afraid to be an IPA.


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