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First Cast - Elevation Beer Co.

Not Rated.
First CastFirst Cast

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BA SCORE
81
good

51 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StonedTrippin on 02-09-2013)
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Todd

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

09-06-2013 00:26:12 | More by Todd
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.28/5  rDev -36%

16 oz bottle. Pours golden amber with a small creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is biscuity malts, sugary melons and some piney resiny hops.

The flavor is lots of biscuity malts with a little fruit and a pretty big grassy bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery with low carbonation.

Overall, I didn't really care for it. Thin, with too much biscuit.

05-02-2013 03:56:22 | More by Beaver13
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Prospero

Colorado

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-10-2014 20:01:52 | More by Prospero
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -2.2%

Appearance - love the shape of the bottle for sure. pours an opaques orangish yellow with a inch thick head

Smell - straw up front and it did not seem too bitter at first. as this warmed up I got much more hops in the smell

Taste - a ton of bittering hops for sure. bitter at first, broken up by the malts, and then a bitter finish.

Mouthfell - weirdly it was kind of dry to the finish

Overall - Love most beers by Elevation, but this one wasn't my favorite. Would be willing to drink again though.

04-24-2014 15:00:47 | More by beatenbyjacks
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GilGarp

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev +2%

Pint sized bottle served chilled into an imperial pint glass.

First Cast is a hazy pale amber color with an inch of white head. It settles slowly and leaves some lace.

Aroma is faintly hoppy but but not enough so for an IPA. Mostly malts with a hint of sweet citrus.

Flavor is again more malt forward than most IPAs with hops playing a secondary role.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Well balanced, more along the lines of an APA.

Overall a good ale but not an India pale ale.

06-18-2014 01:11:53 | More by GilGarp
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pagesofphotographs

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-25-2014 01:10:57 | More by pagesofphotographs
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wellsnb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-10-2014 01:57:57 | More by wellsnb
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-05-2014 00:07:35 | More by KevinGordon
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mtbdonn

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-07-2014 13:15:21 | More by mtbdonn
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-27-2014 00:13:57 | More by kylemckinnis
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Buannaich

Colorado

3.14/5  rDev -11.8%

OK I'm rating this as an India Pale Ale. Brewery web site calls this a "... a hop-forward west coast style American IPA."
If I tasted this blind folded I would have called it a Scottish Ale. Maybe I'm off, maybe not.
Not a bad brew! If you go into this thinking hop heaven forgetaboutit. If you don't mind a little malt on the front end you'll enjoy this beer from Elevation.

03-08-2014 20:31:20 | More by Buannaich
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MisterFuzz

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-27-2014 13:07:40 | More by MisterFuzz
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

06-09-2013 02:04:12 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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core42

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

11-17-2013 00:46:50 | More by core42
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maxecho

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-01-2014 14:18:33 | More by maxecho
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rkarimi

Colorado

3.51/5  rDev -1.4%

07-06-2013 03:52:08 | More by rkarimi
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-13-2013 03:22:28 | More by nmann08
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IllicitEloquence

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

04-23-2014 02:24:32 | More by IllicitEloquence
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barryjg

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-19-2014 01:29:34 | More by barryjg
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IPAddict88


4.28/5  rDev +20.2%

08-15-2014 01:52:12 | More by IPAddict88
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Dmbphoenix

New York

3.84/5  rDev +7.9%

08-20-2014 01:36:25 | More by Dmbphoenix
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CreedeSon

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-20-2014 14:20:47 | More by CreedeSon
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.56/5  rDev 0%

New 16oz/4pack bottles package for about $12 or so. I do like the labeling and all the info stated on it

Pours a light golden with hue of chestnut. More of a soapy head and spotty lacing.

Aroma is hop centric. Some spice and booze. Pine sol-ish smell to it, but not resiny. Hints of grapefruit and lemon zest. Green pine comes and goes

Flavor is slightly caramel malt, just barely peeking through. Mostly hops, and very clean at that. There's no resin or overpowering florals like you're licking a stamen (heh....how'd you like that reference?). I think that Pine sol thing sharpens it up, but it is very light. Lemon zest, some orange or mango. The bite has more power than the flavor, which makes this beer dry at the end...with a brush of sweetness just before it goes away.

A nice IPA that's not in yo face. Would go well with some spicy food as the flavors aren't too powerful, but will put up a fight

04-19-2013 07:32:02 | More by Mebuzzard
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duds4suds


4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-02-2014 21:46:18 | More by duds4suds
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-17-2013 01:42:35 | More by AlexFields
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First Cast from Elevation Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.