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.

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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PaperKnife (82) - - MAY 28, 2012
Draft at the tasting room. Deep amber, thin white head. Aroma is sweet, cotton candy, and grassy. Grassy, caramel, bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (5184) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2012
22 oz. Clear copper with a small, trying-to-last cover of foam. Big nose of dank citrus, peppery resin and caramel. Flavor is similar, but with a little more leftover ashtray. Light-medium body is slick and soapy, a tad too fizzy, and finishes very dry. Pretty nice session IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (6058) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2012
22oz bomber to the dome. Unfiltered dulled orange-brown, thinnish, sort of translucent. Foamy off-white head. Sweet toffee aroma. Big chewy rye-like notes, as a previous rater noted, approaching Barleywine in a lot of its flavors. Solid all the way around, sort of grounded in a big East Coast manner. A good beer, not really nailing the style though.

   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 Ive had didnt 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 5, 2012
Draft at brewery. Poured clear copper with a smallish off-white head. Aroma and flavor were of floral, citrus, dank hops. Quite bitter. Decent caramel malt backbone. Slightly chewy texture. Solid but not spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14751) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2012
Bomber from Bruisin Ales. Pours clear dark copper with a creamy/foamy beige head thats 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 theres 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Hazy amber orange, frothy beige head. Aroma of citrus, old hops, toffee. Taste is a little stale, lots of toffee, dark fruit, woody bitterness. Ok beer. I need to go to Asheville sometime and try this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 24, 2012
bottle. clear dark orange under a large white head. nose of spruce and sweet malt. piney flavors with bready sweet malt. medium body with a long dry, grassy, astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2012
On tap at Brewhaus. Pours clear orangish copper with white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, caramel, and pale malts. Flavors of pine, grapefruit, some sweet caramel malts, and some moderate hop bitterness. Your average IPA. Not bad, but not great.

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