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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6416) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2751) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1853) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4137) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3169) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5206) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Gold pour with off white head and lace. Sweet caramel malt and resiny hops. Sweet malt, breadiness, with a nice resiny bitter finish. Medium bodied and fizzy but still pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft at the brewery. Reddish amber with just a little head. There are some nice pine needles worth of woodsy hops in here, making me feel outdoorsy. Tight little IPA -- quite drinkable. (#4328, 10/7/2011)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft. Cloudy light amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is butterscotch. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
An amber IPA with a thin creamy off white head. In aroma, light British hops, over biscuitty malt, so-so. In mouth, a nice sweet caramel malt with sweet resinous floral hops, a bit light but nice. On tap at Twin City Brewfest, August 13 2011.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3527) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Pours a brownish clownish orange from tap with an inch of white foam. Slight floral notes on the nose. A bit of hop flavor on the tongue. Solid but not spectacular.


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