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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2012
16oz growler from Beverage World. Served at around 40F.

Pours clear copper with a one finger off-white head that recedes to a light cap with large foamy bubbles on the ring, leaves some webs of lacing behind. Fairly dark for an IPA.

Aroma is primarily grapefruit, some orange, a little pine, with bread and caramel malt underneath. Simple. Moderate to good strength.

Flavor is nice grapefruit rind, earthy hops, bit of pine, decent caramel malt backbone in the middle, good bitterness on the finish, minimal alcohol.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, little sticky, moderate carbonation, feels a little watery at times?

Average IPA. Decent grapefruit kick and that’s about it.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4190) - Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
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)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Orange ref pour. White head. Plenty of hops and grass in the nose Taste rich and hippy. Super drinkable. Good beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CPDalton (67) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3667) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Pours an amber color with a minimal head. Lots of hoppiness to it in both taste and aroma. Really, a pretty good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (2088) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2012
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brew_lord666 (1) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2012 does not count
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PaperKnife (82) - - MAY 28, 2012
Draft at the tasting room. Deep amber, thin white head. Aroma is sweet, cotton candy, and grassy. Grassy, caramel, bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3735) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2012
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 it’s flavors. Solid all the way around, sort of grounded in a big East Coast manner. A good beer, not really nailing the style though.


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