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Stormchaser IPA - Free State Brewing Co.

Stormchaser IPAStormchaser IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%


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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Reviews by russpowell:
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 01:23:58 | More by russpowell
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, amber color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong hops, citrus hops, hint of floral hops, sweet malt, hint of yeast, and sugar. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, hops, hint of pine, sweet malt, hint of sugar, and a hint of caramel malt. Overall, weak aroma, but decent blend and body.

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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.

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Single bottle picked up at Devlin's in Topeka, KS. Best by the first week of October. No ABV listed though I didn't detect any heat so I'm assuming 6% ABV? 59 IBUs. Poured into a pint glass straight out of the fridge.

Appearance: Pours two fingers of creamy, bubbly looking head. Lots of big bubbles. Nice lacing. An almost clear golden colored body. Looks ideal for quaffing.

Smell: Like walking through a hop garden. Lots of floral hops and citrus fruit. Lemon rind, fresh grapefruit, etc. Small amount of pine sap like bitterness. Negligible malt.

Taste: Sweet, floral citrus notes. More of the pine, though not offensively bitter with a soft malt backbone. The wheat's there though you have to look for it and the malts only serve to back up the hops. Very refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Thinner than what I normally get from an IPA. Carbonation is light but that really helps this beer and aids the drinkability.

Overall: The floral, hoppy nose is what this beer really has going for it. Total hop bouquet. Drinkability is high on this one. Perfect for humid, story nights in KS. The only thing holding back the beer is the thin mouthfeel. If it were fuller this would be an amazing IPA. As it stands though, another great beer from Freestate.

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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.

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JuicesFlowing

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

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Stormchaser IPA from Free State Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.