Stormchaser IPA - Free State Brewing Co.
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured out of a 12 oz brown bottle into a 16 oz nonic glass. No discernible bottling or freshness date, but I'm certain this is from the 2013 batch.
Appearance - Aggressive pour yields a frothy one-finger head that dissipates to a half finger or less fairly quickly. Lacing is watery and sparse. Body is a beautiful hue of golden apricot with some faint haze.
Smell - A complex but light blend of citrus peel, pine needles and a hint of grapefruit. Some floral notes as well. Intoxicating and fragrant to the point that I'm willing to sit here and enjoy the aroma for awhile
Taste - Not as intense as the nose, but still bright and flavorful. Mostly notes of orange fruit flesh--tangerine, clementine, maybe even some limoncello and a faint bitterness. A bit more wheaty as it warms.
Mouthfeel - Clean, refreshing and with a bit of a juicy quality to it. Enough carbonation to give it a tiny bite.
Overall a great light and refreshing summer IPA. Low bitterness and crisp, tasting sessionable even though I can't find the ABV listed anywhere, on the label or online.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2013 03:20:24 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +6.5%
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!
Serving type: on-tap
07-02-2014 22:40:39 | More by jsausley
3.6/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle from LambicPentameter (thanks man!). Best by 8/14, so I assume bottled 5/14. Served in a goblet.
Pours a clear honey gold with two fingers of white head. A thin layer persists, leaving healthy sheets of attractive lace.
Smells of orangey citrus, cracker and grass. Simple but just fine.
An earthy citrus flavor leads, followed by grass, cracker, pepper and a tiny bite that might be alcohol. Smooth and easy drinking.
Fairly light in both body and carbonation. The finish is crisp with citrus peel and a little bread.
I can see why they label this a summer IPA. Stormchaser is an unassuming, non assertive IPA that is smooth, flavorful and goes down easy on a hot day. A considerable step above the thin weakness of a pale ale or session IPA.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2014 00:24:46 | More by ThickNStout
3.69/5 rDev -4.2%
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.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2014 04:40:34 | More by Franziskaner
Stormchaser IPA from Free State Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.