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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

71 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
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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TIMMA87698

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

03-01-2014 01:56:12 | More by TIMMA87698
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-22-2014 22:45:38 | More by RichH55
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IPA1978

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-09-2014 00:32:53 | More by IPA1978
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Theogre83

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-25-2013 19:10:31 | More by Theogre83
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Tone

Missouri

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 23:17:29 | More by Tone
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PrivateEquity

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-10-2013 03:36:00 | More by PrivateEquity
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-22-2013 03:28:43 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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stephensinner

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-06-2013 21:21:00 | More by stephensinner
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-25-2013 17:53:40 | More by DemoniChris
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Beaver13

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 02:04:09 | More by Beaver13
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PieOhMy

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-05-2013 17:52:50 | More by PieOhMy
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JHaugh

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-31-2013 14:15:01 | More by JHaugh
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pastramionrye7

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-21-2013 03:55:33 | More by pastramionrye7
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snarygare

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-18-2013 23:47:09 | More by snarygare
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Sande

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

07-08-2013 08:23:02 | More by Sande
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jewellrunner

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-07-2013 02:05:52 | More by jewellrunner
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Hellpop65

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

07-03-2013 14:18:07 | More by Hellpop65
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Steve907

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-29-2013 12:37:34 | More by Steve907
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CowsandBeer

Kansas

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 04:19:36 | More by CowsandBeer
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jroberts8811

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-23-2013 03:05:30 | More by jroberts8811
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 03:20:24 | More by LambicPentameter
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swaghawk

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-13-2013 19:28:50 | More by swaghawk
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Overall: Not an IPA I'd try very often, but as a Free State fan, certainly glad I bought a sixer.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 01:57:52 | More by JuicesFlowing
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jrenn

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-17-2013 13:13:42 | More by jrenn
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SirVessa

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-16-2013 19:24:21 | More by SirVessa
Stormchaser IPA from Free State Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.