Stormchaser IPA - Free State Brewing Co.
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4.78/5 rDev +24.8%
A nicely balanced Pale Ale. Not truly an American IPA as it is not that heavily hopped. Although the hops dominate the flavors, here they are not out of balance with the malt background.
This is a great summer beer. Refreshing and extraordinarily dry.
07-14-2012 23:51:29 | More by olddogdave
4.13/5 rDev +7.8%
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
best by 2nd week of October
A: Pours a clear light copper, 2 fingers of white head that slowly recedes, has a good lacing.
S: Pine, citrus and a hint of sweet malt on the nose.
T: Grapefruit was the first thing I picked up with pine and grassy notes, and a well balanced malt finish.
M: Medium body, moderate carbonation with a dry finish.
O: A well balanced IPA perfect for summer, I'll be sad when this is gone.
07-25-2012 03:09:17 | More by UnkleFester
4.1/5 rDev +7%
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!
07-02-2014 22:40:39 | More by jsausley
4/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
08-15-2013 02:04:09 | More by Beaver13
4/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
06-18-2013 03:20:24 | More by LambicPentameter
Stormchaser IPA from Free State Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.