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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbondi (203) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8981) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3158) - Montana, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Draft at Barley’s. Amber pour with a tiny white head. Piney scent. Pine and citrus taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (795) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4185) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2011
22 ounce from Brusin Ales. Slightly sweet English IPA style. Malt is upfront. But not too much. decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: September 14, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Barley’s, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, lots of scattered lace
Aroma: big citrus aroma backed by sweet crystal malt, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of citrus, fruity orange, medium balancing bitterness
Overall: if this is the Easy IPA then they have done a good job tweaking the recipe
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Draft at brewery. Nice citrus and pine aroma on a white head. Color has more depth then an English IPA. Fresh tasting and solid offering. Enjoyability 4/5.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Copper color with a white head. Aroma contains some caramel, pine, and lemons. The flavor is quite bitter with a good malt presence. Some herbal notes and citrus present. Finish is bitter. Overall a good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bomber from Bruisin’. Pours a hazy orange with a good head. Aroma is definitely in the IPA territory. Though the hops aren’t super defined, this has plenty of citrusy and piney goodness to make me happy. The flavor is pleasingly bitter with a dry finish. Good even hop delivery in the mouth and some subtle fruity undertones are noted. I like this one. It’s solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle. Orange golden with a small white head. Nose is light floral, pine, citrus, toasted malts. Flavor is grassy and herbal with light pine notes, lots of toasted malts. Pretty solid in-state IPA.

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