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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21438) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft. Cloudy light amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is butterscotch. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white cap. Decent IPA marked by floral hops, sweet bread and pine. Good balance. Light-medium in body with average carbonation. Lightly sweet on the finish with fine resin, grass and ripening orange. Nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14090) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit, earthiness and pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness and pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Draft. Clear amber, off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit, light bread/caramel, apricot. Medium body, some resin, nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12878) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12186) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
@RBWG-A-on tap-lt tan-amber. A-pine. T-herbal/pine hop bite, some lt/med malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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 15/20
Dogbrick (11495) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Sample at Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria. Clear amber color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, pine and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a short citrusy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

   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

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