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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 5, 2012
Draft at brewery. Poured clear copper with a smallish off-white head. Aroma and flavor were of floral, citrus, dank hops. Quite bitter. Decent caramel malt backbone. Slightly chewy texture. Solid but not spectacular.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10792) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2012
Bomber from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours clear dark copper with a creamy/foamy beige head that’s trying to ring lace. Aroma of arguably citrus hop over somewhat toasted caramel - almost a brown sugar sensation. Med body. Flavor is citrus hop plus maybe a bit of veg - then there’s arguable caramel followed by a brown sugar bit. Not sticky, it just makes me think this stuff wanted to be a barley wine. Interesting version. Finishes nice and bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Hazy amber orange, frothy beige head. Aroma of citrus, old hops, toffee. Taste is a little stale, lots of toffee, dark fruit, woody bitterness. Ok beer. I need to go to Asheville sometime and try this.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (3738) - - MAR 24, 2012
bottle. clear dark orange under a large white head. nose of spruce and sweet malt. piney flavors with bready sweet malt. medium body with a long dry, grassy, astringent finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2012
On tap at Brewhaus. Pours clear orangish copper with white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, caramel, and pale malts. Flavors of pine, grapefruit, some sweet caramel malts, and some moderate hop bitterness. Your average IPA. Not bad, but not great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbondi (201) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Thanks to Suttree for this one. Clear amber with billowy off-white head. Nose of bubblegum, pine, resin, juicy fruit gum...soap...could be the glass... Good carbonation, medium light body. Sweet juicy fruit start balanced out and then some by biting serious hop presence. Long lasting bitter/carbonation induced tingly tongue sensation. Not perfectly balanced, but still, very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Draft at Brewvival 2012. Pours clear copper with a thin head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, herbal and citrus hops. The taste is bitter herbal hops with a pale malt finish. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3106) - Montana, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Draft at Barley’s. Amber pour with a tiny white head. Piney scent. Pine and citrus taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (780) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2012
On draft at Barley’s Taproom, Asheville. Poured clear copper with sheets of lacing. Crisp citrus and floral notes. Lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3848) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2011
22 ounce from Brusin Ales. Slightly sweet English IPA style. Malt is upfront. But not too much. decent.


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