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Winterfest - Free State Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co. visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 11-08-2011)
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Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +7.2%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4/5  rDev +7.2%

LightnerLiquorKS, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of JSchock7
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

JSchock7, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Kahlerbock, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of swaghawk
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

swaghawk, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Whiskeydeez, May 08, 2013
Photo of tito42
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle to an imperial pint. Best by first week of May 2013.

A: Hazy iced tea in color with a foamy, tan head. Fair amount of particulate in suspension.

S: Grapefruit, piney hops, malt, brown sugar.

T: Malt, brown sugar, buttery diacetyl, citrus hops, grapefruit.

M: A bit chunky, decent hops finish, a tad bitter for a single IPA.

O: Not bad, seems like it would be a better choice on tap and fresh at a KC area establishment.

tito42, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

duff247, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of maleman
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with best by dating into a pint glass.

A - dark, but transparent golden amber. clear, white two-finger head with nice, thick lacing.

S - biscuits and grass! ripe fruit.

T - bread and hops with a touch of alcohol in the finish, maybe a tad too much.

M - a bit less than medium-bodied. Aftertaste lingered.

maleman, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Boto
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught @ Brewery: This one pours a crystal clear copper color. There was about a finger of off-white lacing that left a good deal of lacing. Good nose. There was a good whiff of citrus hops. Some grassy notes also. It has a nice taste. Good malt body, along with a good hop bite. Very smooth and well balanced. A very good IPA.

Boto, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of MinorThreat
3/5  rDev -19.6%

MinorThreat, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a clean deep amber with a finger of creme colored head leaving behind nice lacing. smells of green peas, slight oxidation, grassy hops. weird, this smells like it's an old ipa, but it's a current seasonal.. hmm. the taste is of a fresh pale ale. hints of honey, tea like herbal flavor, grassy hops. a nice sweet malt profile. medium body with a stick feeling left behind. moderate carbonation.

a decent ipa.. nothing out of the ordinary, but not bad.

facundoCNB, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of djtomain
4/5  rDev +7.2%

djtomain, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

TastyIsBeer, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of gkjhawk
2.5/5  rDev -33%

gkjhawk, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of jewellrunner
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

jewellrunner, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

LambicPentameter, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jheezee, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Hellpop65
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Hellpop65, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of baxter94
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

baxter94, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of Chuck_25
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Chuck_25, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with gold highlights. It had a one-finger head of bubbly off-white foam that left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled fruity and piney with some burnt toast notes.

T - It tasted of tropical fruits, pine and burnt toast maltiness. Nice bitter hop presence.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a good winter seasonal. Love having an IPA for a seasonal.

zeff80, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Jamiee
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Jamiee, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of russpowell
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BBD of the 1st week of March 2013

Pours copper with a finger of cream colored head. Good lacing & head retention

S: Floral, grassy & piney hops, plus grapefruit.

T: Grapefruit peels, some bready & piney notes up front. More grapefruit & pine & as this warms, some pear notes as well. Finishes piney wth a touch of grassyness, grapefruit & grapefruit peel

MF: Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, nice balance

A fairly refreshing IPA , was hoping for a litte more heft for a winter IPA

russpowell, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of e911mann
2.5/5  rDev -33%

e911mann, Nov 15, 2012
Winterfest from Free State Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.