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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Originally reviewed: 1/13/12. Saw this one at my local shop and as I am always excited to try new local IPAs, I picked it right up. Cracked this bomber on 1/9/12. Poured into my Surly pint glass. Pours a dark ruby orange. Half-finger off-white head. Little retention. Little lace. Nose is sweet with candy malts, citrus tones and an earthy hoppy singe. Great mouth. This is one of the first French Broad brews that I’ve had didn’t overflow or burn the palate with an extraordinary amount of carbonation. Very juicy hops bursting with flavor. Citrus - orange, grapefruit. Sweet kiss on the finish. Fantastic balance. A killer standard IPA from NC. Next to the rotating-yet-elusive Jade, this is my favorite NC IPA. I love it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2013
From tap at brewery. Poured orange in color with small head that lingered. Hop aroma was all citrus and no pine. Taste was balanced between the hops and caramel malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2584) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (776) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brew_lord666 (1) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2012 does not count
well done ipa from my hometown of asheville nc. i got a 22oz bottle, at first smell i noticed citrus above a slightly earthy smell. the taste is a very strong yet drinkable hop flavor which leaves the mouth feeling dry shortly after.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4128) - Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
tap@ French Broad. Amber color. Off-white head. Huge hop flavors. Citrus and loads of pine. Malt backbone has a perfectly welcoming caramel character with nice biscuit notes. Loads of hops linger to the end. Fruity hop finish in a hearty English malt body. Simple hop nose, light malt, great hop flavors. (3428)

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gerbewa (206) - - NOV 20, 2012
Pours a amber orange with a great citrus hop aroma. Great balance and good taste. Good solid IPA

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2013
pours orange to amber. nose is pungent, resins, pines, dank was, fruits, sticky resins, spicy citrus. Flavor is similar. semi sweet and sticky, semi dry bitter finish. drinkable and tasty. Great surprise!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft. Cloudy light amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is butterscotch. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1774) - 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!


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