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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13520) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white cap. Decent IPA marked by floral hops, sweet bread and pine. Good balance. Light-medium in body with average carbonation. Lightly sweet on the finish with fine resin, grass and ripening orange. Nice enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5376) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bomber from French Broad during RBWG. This is well filtered and copper hued. A little soapy off white head. I smell light onions and resin with tangerine under that. The flavor begins with a bitter bite. It is bready with a big complex hop profile. Those tangerines, tropical fruit. Vegetables are tasted late and dry bitterness after that. The finish was Tropical fruit with dry citrus. It is unusual for an IPA to go through as many changes as this one is and that is just flat out fun. So glad I bought a bomber instead of having a sample. The feel is active and a bit resinous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7701) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear orange gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice grassy and pine note with a bit of earthy grain. Flavor is similar with a grassy and a growing pine note and a bit of resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1425) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Draft at brew pub dark golden. Nose floral and slight soapy. Bitter up front. Early mid palate mild sweet. Nose doesn’t carry through the flavor. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
On tap @ French Broad. Pours a clear golden orange appearance with a white head. Orange pledge, pine, sweet nose. A bit goopy. Fairly high sweetness and bitterness. Wrong, sticky mouth feel. Citrus. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Thanks Andy for the pour at the source. Pre RateBeet WG hand shaking. Pours transparent with a nice head. Lacing. Smells of floral hops. Light citrus smell. Nice dank taste. Pine and citrus. Tasty beverage. Will enjoy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6366) - Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Draft to taster at French Broad. Looks good; a transparent orange with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes solid; hoppy with a fairly sweet pale malt backbone. Solid on the palate. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4042) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Floral hop nose. Flavors of grass and citrus. Medium bodied, high carbonation, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3781) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Poured from 22oz bottle at home. Orange hazy with white fluffy head. Good grapefruit orange bitter taste. Decent hops. Pretty tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6661) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
11/26/13. On tap at Barley’s, downtown Asheville. Amber orange pour with a nice khaki head. Was digging the aroma on this. Citurs, dank, pine, some resin, hints of caramel. The flavor was a bit disappointing. More towards the malty side of balance, caramel, bready, some hop bitterness and lingering citrus. Not bad.

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