Stormchaser IPA - Free State Brewing Co.
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3.98/5 rDev +3.9%
Picked up a 6-pack in McPherson, KS.
A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a one-finger, tan head of foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled of pine and citrus - mostly orange and grapefruit. A touch of caramel in the nose, too.
T - Good toasty, caramel malt backbone. Citrus and piney hops. Slight grapefruit tartness.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.
O - This is another really good IPA from Free State. Love the label artwork, too.
06-26-2012 17:42:23 | More by zeff80
3.78/5 rDev -1.3%
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
06-22-2012 01:23:58 | More by russpowell
3.58/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
12-23-2013 23:17:29 | More by Tone
3.78/5 rDev -1.3%
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.
07-28-2014 00:13:09 | More by WoodBrew
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
3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
Growler split between 4 people
A - Clear amber body with 2 fingers of white head. Nice lacing and pretty good retention.
S - Pine, lots of grapefruit, crunchy floral, bready pale malt.
T - Green pine hops at first but after it opens up bright grapefruit comes out taking over the pine. Pithy bitterness. Pale and caramel malts are lightly sweet and supports the hops while keeping a back seat. Finishes crisp and dry.
M - Light side of medium body, pithy bitterness, crisp and clean, dry finish.
This was straight and to the point. Clean summer flavors with a very nice crispness too it. Glad I got a chance to try this.
08-16-2012 14:40:23 | More by StaveHooks
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
3.91/5 rDev +2.1%
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.
05-25-2013 01:57:52 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.6/5 rDev -6%
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.
06-21-2014 00:24:46 | More by ThickNStout
3.45/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
08-05-2012 20:32:05 | More by zhanson88
Stormchaser IPA from Free State Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.