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Stormchaser IPA - Free State Brewing Co.

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Stormchaser IPAStormchaser IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co. visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JEdmund on 06-07-2012)
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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Tafyob41:
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Tafyob41, Mar 22, 2014
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

Beaver13, Aug 15, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

Franziskaner, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

rcm5693, Jul 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

sgttibbs, Jul 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Schlafly33, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

zachpaschal, Sep 05, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -1%

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.

WoodBrew, Jul 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

pastramionrye7, Jul 21, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -1%

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

russpowell, Jun 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

caustin90, Tuesday at 11:45 PM
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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%

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!

jsausley, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

sammo, Jun 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Basoos1, Saturday at 02:52 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

KSMONHNYIL, Jun 24, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

ThickNStout, Jun 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

TIMMA87698, Mar 01, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +15.2%

PCATD, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

swaghawk, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

PieOhMy, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

csmalley, Jul 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Allurex, Jul 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

JHaugh, Jul 31, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev +2.4%

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Copper amber color. Light cream colored head, slow dissipation with good foamy lacing.

Aroma: A touch of sweet malt, bitter hops, and a smoky, peaty moss thing.

Taste: The malts fade away quite fast, and a storm of bitter hops and citrus rinds come. A very lemony, bright citric finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: Not an IPA I'd try very often, but as a Free State fan, certainly glad I bought a sixer.

JuicesFlowing, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

kguyty, Sep 05, 2012
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Stormchaser IPA from Free State Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.