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Chasing The Dragon | Free Will Brewing Co.

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4.21/5
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119 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
freewillbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This intense and assertive double IPA is a benchmark for the style. A clean malt backbone supports an intense array of fruity, citrusy, and piney hop notes. Brewed with almost 5 pounds per barrel of hops, this American ale showcases every part of the flavor spectrum one would expect from hops grown in the USA. Finishing with an intense bitterness, this beer pairs great with buffalo wings and classic bar food.

Added by klimoja on 01-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,161
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
119
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by klimoja:
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4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't like IPAs:

Pours thick like vodka that's been in the freezer into a wine glass. Looks like cloudy honey with a little carbonation. A small lacy head leaves traces. Hoppy aroma. At first sip I'm a believer. Up front creamy mouthfeel with grapefruit hop bitterness suspended in viscosity not offending, not harsh but welcoming frequent sips.No alcohol detected at all. (Be careful)Finishes clean I think I heard 200 Ibu. ok you've made the most sublime heaven sent liquid ever tasted.
Very impressed Free Will.

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More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of campuschief
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent. A near perfect example of a double IPA. A tangy front with a great grease fruit nose that follows through to the finish, which lingers subtally and well. Pours nice with a quickly dissipating head and a balanced carbonation. If you haven't heard of Free Will before (like me) this beer is going to put them on the map .

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Photo of wattoclone
3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Reptar
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of b2611
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of sjones5045
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bbsaur
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I sat down at a bar stool to drink this beer. This is the optimal position to enjoy this high quality adult beverage. I first ordered for my female friend, because women should be served first. After she was served another woman was waiting for be served so I let her go first. Another woman appeared as she was waiting. In total 7 women were served before me, but I am a modern gentleman so I had no problem waiting. Let me tell you, this beer was worth the wait. I tip my fedora to Free Will Brewing company. The only thing that would have gone better is if I had a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos to go with it.

Overall fedora/10

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Photo of Travcofarms
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of dexterk1
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erialbill
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rizzy17
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmatth
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of mikeburd1128
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is really good stuff. Look is incredible. Perfect lacing. Classic dipa nose/taste. Juicy citrus with lots of pine. My only complaint, albeit a minor one, is that it's intensely bitter. But I don't mind it too much.

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Photo of Apep89
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of salthemonster
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of 007age
4.72/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of terrysjag
4.93/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ShanePB
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Chasing The Dragon from Free Will Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 119 ratings
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