Stormchaser IPA | Free State Brewing Co.

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Stormchaser IPAStormchaser IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co.
Kansas, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JEdmund on 06-07-2012

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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 116
Reviews by 22Blue:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Photo of mojohawk21
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours from the bottle a clear amber that develops a bit of a chill haze with a light tan head that fades fairly fast.
The aroma is fruity up front, grapefruit and peach with a bit of candied fruit and pineapple.
The taste differs a bit from the smell. Mainly bitter pith and pine with some citrus at the end. A lot of bitterness and not much else.
Mouthfeel is medium and a touch dry.
Not sure how old this is (no bottling date, just the "Best by...") and it seems to be lacking.

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Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, best by 4th week of November. Pours clear golden orange with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is piney, resiny, fruity, peppery hops.

The flavor is bready caramel malts with some fruity resiny hops that leaves a good sized bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied.

Overall, a solid IPA.

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Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper colored brew with an inch thick of off white head. There is some light Brussels lacing. Excellent clarity. Aroma is of floral hops and sourdough bready malt. The flavor is full on floral hops and light malt. The finish is very clean and the hops are very light. The body is light and dry.

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Photo of rcm5693
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of tyalan
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zachpaschal
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My neighbor brought over a storm chaser IPA that is quite nice and definitely a sessionable IPA for the SUMMER TIME! The beer poured clear copper color with white head that is leaving a very nice lace. The scent is faint bitter hops. The taste is a decent balance between malt and bitter hops with some slight lemon/lime citrus. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a good summer style beer.

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Photo of pastramionrye7
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BBD of 4th week in September

Pours honey colored with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Great lacing & good head retention

S: Grassy & lemony, scents fade a bit as it warms

T: Grapefruit, orange peel & grassyness & catty notes up front. Grassyness & grapefruit as this warms, a bit of pineapple too, plus serious crispness. Finishes crisp, grassy & dry

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, decent balance wish this had a little more body though

A nice summer time brew with enough hops to hold your interest

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of caustin90
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of jsausley
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like a heavy, alcoholic beer that has a resilient head. This one scores great from me for its ability to cling to the inside of a pint glass.

Served on-tap at Cinetopia dine-in theater at Overland Park in Kansas.

A: This beer has a lovely appearance. It's dark for an IPA and could easily pass as an amber lager with its thick frothy head. It has an amber glow that is transparent and inviting. The rings on the inside of the glass stayed active for over an hour while the movie went on (enjoyed during a movie at Cinetopia in Overland Park, KS). Lovely and bonus points here from me.

S: Delightfully hoppy, crisp and fresh. Nothing too unexpected - notes of green apple and lemon are possibly hidden away deeply, perhaps some grapefruit as well.

T: A wonderfully hoppy beer that isn't too biting or bitter. A bit of a citrus tart underneath. Hoppy and malty (which you would expect with a nearly amber appearance) with a delightful caramel aftertaste. Unexpectedly vibrant and balanced for an IPA.

M: Crisp, smooth, somewhat tart, fairly bitter and a good balance of carbonation. I couldn't ask for any more from an IPA in this category.

O: Definitely sad that I can't get this one on tap at my local watering hole!

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Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhilHeinricke
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Good Stuff

I spent a week in Kansas and tried a different beer every night. This unfortunately was from my last night in town. I would have been happy as can be drinking this every night.

Pouring it out of the bottle into one of those mini 6 oz. hotel glasses, it has a rust color. There's just enough head. Enough to generate a splendid aroma. It has a great smell and a great taste of IPA. It's not overly bitter. The only problem is that I think the taste and smell are a little weak.

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Photo of sammo
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Basoos1
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of emerge077
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one has been sitting patiently in my fridge for a couple of months now. Time to stop passing it bye.

A nice bit of carbonation gets me about two inches of crackling bubbles that are doughy beige in tone. Body is the color of unfiltered honey in my glass. Nose includes soft citrus and flowery sweet malts. With first sip you are instantly greeted by a crisp and refreshing flavor profile. Citrus and fresh cut grass meld well together on the tongue. A bit of bready sweetness builds on the back of the palate with second sip. There is a nice dry body to this beer overall. This is a very well made IPA that could easily be enjoyed after mowing the yard or setting beside the pool.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Stormchaser IPA from Free State Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.