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French Broad IPA - French Broad Brewing Co.

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86
very good

130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
French Broad Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GJ40 on 08-27-2011)
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

dan027, May 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

NoCurse2012, Apr 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Jonmoore89, Mar 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

jerefreakinmiah, Aug 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

baklo, Feb 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

RyanAU, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of GJ40
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap at Barley's in Asheville, NC. This is apparently a brand new IPA from French Broad that'll be available year round.

A - Deep golden color with good clarity and a moderate off-white head. Great lacing.

S - Lots of citrus. A great start for me.

T - Lots of citrus flavors without being especially bitter. Great freshness. Some malt backbone but this is very much in the west coast style. The hops run wild yet keep you wanting more.

M - Creamy with a low to moderate carbonation.

O - Flavorful yet easy to drink. Very well done. This may be the best NC IPA for me and I look forward to having more.

GJ40, Aug 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

BigGingDrinker, Jan 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

redfox405, May 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

jak, Dec 08, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

wceaton, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of Onenote81
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Onenote81, Jan 13, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +12.6%

cursive7, Wednesday at 05:10 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

ninaturner, Nov 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

jaswilson2, Oct 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Mappies, Mar 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Bopol, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

carrollmel7, Apr 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

nickfl, Sep 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

ChuckWagon, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of jtd1969
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - good amber color, good lacing good carbonation

S - Lot's of citrus with a sweet malty

T - Excellent hops through and through, good malt sweetness, some pine and citrus as hop character

M - Good carbonation and Medium-bodied.

O - Solid IPA, I really enjoy buying a bomber of this whenever I am in Asheville!

jtd1969, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a pale amber with a faint orange hint to it; big inch of white head that is thick, soft, and cloud-like; great retention

S - big orange, citrusy notes first followed by a solid floral aroma

T - faint bread, sweet, faint birthday cake, big hoppy character, citrusy, oranges, floral, bitter, lightly piny, bitterness hangs on the palate for a while after the swallow

M - lightly carbonated, medium bodied, smooth

This an enjoyable, highly drinkable beer. The hops are intense and the overall flavor is solid despite the below average malt character. I would have preferred a little more malt to lend some balance to the intense, flavorful hop character. Overall though this is one more solid French Broad offering.

tdm168, Apr 27, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came to Ashville , NC and walk down into the Bier Garten. Nice atmoshpere in an artsy fartsy town. Decided to try the local brew. The first. One is this IPA. Pours out of the tap a little flat with smaller head and some mild lacing. The best thing about this beer is its stong caramel smell. Hoppy and alcohol come out in taste makes you wonder where that caramel aroma went. A great way to start your trip.

sweett3k, Jan 10, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber -> Samuel Adams Perfect Pint

A - pours up a deep amber with a two inch off white head, excellent retention, and excellent lacing. A beautiful pour.

N - PINE!!!! and citrus

T - this is my kind of IPA. Slightly hop forward with caramel malt and roasted nutty goodness. grapefruit notes are abundant.

M - slight aftertaste, good carbonation.

O - loved this. Those small NC breweries come up with some winners!!!

Mojo, Sep 28, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a nice clear ruby red with a huge and fluffy tan head. Head fades slowly with great head retention. Nice heavy lacework to boot.

S: Nice juicy citrus with a sweet bready malt backing it up.

T: Again with the citrus up front. Oranges primarily. Decent amount of resin with it. Caramel sweetness balances it out nicely. Mainly resin and a little grapefruit and pine in the finish.

M: Medium bodied, quite nice for the low ABV.

O: A relatively simple yet very flavorful IPA at only 5.9% ABV. Almost has a candied orange flavor to it at times. Nicely balanced but with prominent hoppiness and bitterness (especially in the finish) nonetheless.

Dope, Apr 24, 2013
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French Broad IPA from French Broad Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.