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First Cast - Elevation Beer Co.

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62 Ratings

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of Todd
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Todd, Sep 06, 2013
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Photo of Beaver13
2.28/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Beaver13, May 02, 2013
Photo of Prospero
4/5  rDev +12%

Prospero, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

beatenbyjacks, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of GilGarp
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

GilGarp, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of wellsnb
3.75/5  rDev +5%

wellsnb, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +5%

KevinGordon, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of dcisco44
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%

dcisco44, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of mtbdonn
3.25/5  rDev -9%

mtbdonn, May 07, 2014
Photo of VashonGuy
4/5  rDev +12%

Very malty IPA. Quite well balanced, to me. Not an in-your-face blast of hoppiness, but exceptionally tasty and easy to drink. Maybe more of an American Pale Ale, than an IPA.

I could drink this all day long.

VashonGuy, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of kylemckinnis
3.75/5  rDev +5%

kylemckinnis, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Buannaich
3.14/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Buannaich, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of MisterFuzz
4/5  rDev +12%

MisterFuzz, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of ZoomanCru
3/5  rDev -16%

First Cast – IPA (6.5%) - Elevation Brewing Co. (Colorado)

App: Squash gold with a slightly off white head, settling to thin bubbles on top and around the rim. Some lacing. Very clear. Tiny bubbles from the bottom.

Smell: Aroma is typical. Mild citrus character and some tropical fruit aromas. Hints of pineapple. Malt aromas very low, lending only the slightest grainy sweetness. A stab of pepper.

Taste: Hops dominate this beer from start to finish. Foretaste is delicately sweet with a little lemon. Transitions from fruity sweetness to more pronounced, resinous, bitterness. Like its kin Little Mo', a lurking alcohol flavor detracts from some good flavors. Not overpoweringly bitter; not particularly forward in flavor. Comfortably piney. Overall balanced.

Mouth: Solidly medium bodied with pleasant smoothness and light-to-moderate carbonation, allowing hops flavors to linger on the palate.

Home tasting, 16.9oz bottle into Snifter. 10/8/14.

ZoomanCru, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of lilsmizzul1225
3.75/5  rDev +5%

lilsmizzul1225, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of core42
3.25/5  rDev -9%

core42, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of maxecho
3.75/5  rDev +5%

maxecho, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of rkarimi
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%

rkarimi, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -2%

nmann08, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of IllicitEloquence
3.25/5  rDev -9%

IllicitEloquence, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of barryjg
3.5/5  rDev -2%

barryjg, Jun 19, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +19.9%

IPAddict88, Aug 15, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +7.6%

Dmbphoenix, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

CreedeSon, Jul 20, 2014
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First Cast from Elevation Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.