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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 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 (346) - 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 (2738) - 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 (3108) - 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 (4030) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9169) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Pour is clear orange with nice white head, aroma brings notes of toffee, grass, pine some slight orange and tangerine notes as well. Taste is a nice mix of grass, pine and citrus notes, touch of caramel and biscuit notes, finishes with a nice pine note and slightly bitter. Bottle thanks to Sam!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (3060) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2011
bottle, from Raleigh Whole Foods. good aroma, sweet. pine, orange, bready biscuity wheat scent. Clean brownish orange color, small head, though I poured slow, Good lace. Sweet Bitter flavor. lite body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish, that fades away. Pretty darn tasty. not a over the top kind of ipa, just a good every day brew, 7% still has kick. hate to say it has balance, but nice mix on malt & hop flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (2114) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2011
An enjoyable quaff, and probably my favorite from the local brewer here in Asheville. Pours a reddish-copper into the glass, with a wispy foam eggshell head that retains a light cap, leaving sudsy lace. The nose is very woodsy and of deep pine forests. The flavors are of pine resin, appropriately balanced dry biscuit malt, a semi-tart citrusy grapefruit mid-palate, and finishing with a healthy dose of bitter pine needles and rind/zest notes. The mouthfeel is creamy smooth, with great substance and complexity abounding. This is a really nice IPA, and a solid offering from French Broad. A sleeper pick for sure!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4491) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle from Carrboro Beverage. Pours a clean sharp golden amber with one finger of off white head. Some citrus in the nose with a slightly grassy character and some hay, slightly bready. Nice and balance in the flavor, slightly toasted and bready malt character with a slightly citrusy and herbal hop character. Medium bitterness that fades out appropriately and a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3323) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Clear deep gold with a tall, mostly white head. Clean fresh grapefruit hop aroma, some pine also. The flavor is lightly bitter that follows all the way into the finish. Easy drinking, not too complex, but gets the job done.

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