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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

72 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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zhanson88

California

3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a very warm honey color. Mostly clear, but has a touch of haze. Moderate carbonation. Nice 1/2" of white head forms, which reduces to a slight cap of foam.

Smell: First thing that comes across to me is a lot of florals. Some maltiness backs that up, as well as some citrus/lemon. Nicely balanced, and the florals are very nice.

Taste: A lot of caramel malt backbone shows up initially. Again, some citrus and especially lemon come out after that, followed by lots of nice florals. It leans more towards malt than hop in the taste, which I did not anticipate after the nose. Good, but not great taste.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light to medium in body, nice carbonation presence. About right for the style. Moderately dry finish. Overall, I liked the beer and would have again. It leans more towards being a pale ale than IPA to me though, with those great floral notes and ample malt presence.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 20:32:05 | More by zhanson88
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

07-28-2014 12:48:31 | More by Schlafly33
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 00:13:09 | More by WoodBrew
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-24-2014 01:15:31 | More by Scottqc15
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

07-12-2014 15:28:00 | More by PCATD
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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

07-05-2014 23:37:47 | More by Sintech
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-05-2014 21:26:54 | More by TastyIsBeer
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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-05-2014 14:08:23 | More by tsgooch79
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Vermont

2/5  rDev -47.8%

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jsausley

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +7%
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
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Royaljeff

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Georgia

3.6/5  rDev -6%
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
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Nebraska

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Missouri

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Missouri

3.69/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Stormchaser IPA from Free State Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.