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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

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co. visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JEdmund on 06-07-2012

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2/5  rDev -47.8%

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4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
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!

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.56/5  rDev -7%
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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Stormchaser IPA from Free State Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.