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French Broad IPA | French Broad Brewing Co.

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French Broad IPAFrench Broad IPA
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French Broad IPAFrench Broad IPA

Brewed by:
French Broad Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by GJ40 on 08-27-2011

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is my go to IPA. Visit the brewery at least once a week (2.50 pints on Mondays) and buy case of bomber special on Sunday's (case of 12 - $33).

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4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

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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.

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French Broad IPA from French Broad Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 159 ratings
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