unclemattie (4135) - Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap@ French Broad. Amber color. Off-white head. Huge hop flavors. Citrus and loads of pine. Malt backbone has a perfectly welcoming caramel character with nice biscuit notes. Loads of hops linger to the end. Fruity hop finish in a hearty English malt body. Simple hop nose, light malt, great hop flavors. (3428)
ross (2075) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange ref pour. White head. Plenty of hops and grass in the nose
Taste rich and hippy. Super drinkable. Good beer
CPDalton (67) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Using the only cup I could find and it's not clear. I can see a one finger, carmel colored head tho. Smells slightly fruity, earthy, bready, and malty. Taste had a little vote up front, a tad sweet, and a nice drawn out malt backbone (like the bottle says). Pretty clean mouthful. A little pricey, but it's good.
maxwelldeux (3502) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color with a minimal head. Lots of hoppiness to it in both taste and aroma. Really, a pretty good IPA.
edgallow (1939) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malt, citrus and a subtle sweetness. Taste of Malts and a nice hop bitterness.
brew_lord666 (1) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
well done ipa from my hometown of asheville nc. i got a 22oz bottle, at first smell i noticed citrus above a slightly earthy smell. the taste is a very strong yet drinkable hop flavor which leaves the mouth feeling dry shortly after.
PaperKnife (82) - - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the tasting room. Deep amber, thin white head. Aroma is sweet, cotton candy, and grassy. Grassy, caramel, bitter.
nearbeer (3631) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. Clear copper with a small, trying-to-last cover of foam. Big nose of dank citrus, peppery resin and caramel. Flavor is similar, but with a little more leftover ashtray. Light-medium body is slick and soapy, a tad too fizzy, and finishes very dry. Pretty nice session IPA.
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber to the dome. Unfiltered dulled orange-brown, thinnish, sort of translucent. Foamy off-white head. Sweet toffee aroma. Big chewy rye-like notes, as a previous rater noted, approaching Barleywine in a lot of itís flavors. Solid all the way around, sort of grounded in a big East Coast manner. A good beer, not really nailing the style though.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Originally reviewed: 1/13/12. Saw this one at my local shop and as I am always excited to try new local IPAs, I picked it right up. Cracked this bomber on 1/9/12. Poured into my Surly pint glass.
Pours a dark ruby orange. Half-finger off-white head. Little retention. Little lace. Nose is sweet with candy malts, citrus tones and an earthy hoppy singe. Great mouth. This is one of the first French Broad brews that Iíve had didnít overflow or burn the palate with an extraordinary amount of carbonation. Very juicy hops bursting with flavor. Citrus - orange, grapefruit. Sweet kiss on the finish. Fantastic balance. A killer standard IPA from NC. Next to the rotating-yet-elusive Jade, this is my favorite NC IPA. I love it.