French Broad IPA - French Broad Brewing Co.

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86
very good

139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | 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:
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(Beer added by: GJ40 on 08-27-2011)
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3.08/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16oz growler from Beverage World. Served at around 40F.

Pours clear copper with a one finger off-white head that recedes to a light cap with large foamy bubbles on the ring, leaves some webs of lacing behind. Fairly dark for an IPA.

Aroma is primarily grapefruit, some orange, a little pine, with bread and caramel malt underneath. Simple. Moderate to good strength.

Flavor is grapefruit rind, earthy hops, bit of pine, decent caramel malt backbone in the middle, good bitterness on the finish, minimal alcohol.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, little sticky, moderate carbonation, feels a little watery at times?

Average IPA. Decent grapefruit kick and that’s about it.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

French Broad IPA makes a loud hiss, when the cap is popped, and the appearance is of bright, brilliant, somewhat opaque, deep orange, bubble streams, and some splotchy, thin lacing left on the glass. The head is medium and off white. The aroma is of a sharp, very citrusy, juice. Maybe, like tangerine? Taste is of the same thing, and the beer evokes Lemon Head or Sweet-Tarts. Bitterness is present, but relatively low. Mouthfeel is medium, and French Broad IPA finishes mostly dry and odd. Overall, this is a strange one, but it does improve with the drinking.

RJT

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

At our house, we use a 10-point scale. For this particular beer our ratings are as follows:

Her - 6.5 Nicely creamy head. Only medium carbonation.
Him - 5 Way too hoppy / piney.

Overall, drinkable but a far cry from a top choice; we hold out for brews that are at least a 7 on our scale. Cheers!

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French Broad IPA from French Broad Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.