Stormchaser
Free State Brewing Co.

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,498
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
86
Ranked #24,058
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 11.02%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
131
From:
Free State Brewing Co.
 
Kansas, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
  5
Gots
  30
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: This bold, blonde American IPA employs a healthy dose of wheat malt and generous amounts of Crystal, Centennial, and Citra hops. The hops provide a great citrusy bouquet and abundant notes of grapefruit and orange, while the wheat malt provides a crisp tartness to this lighter-bodied IPA.
Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 131 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Dogstickfetch:
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3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

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Photo of tyalan
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dripa8
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OmahaKF
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smell is of lemon-lime citrus reminiscent of Sprite, malt sweetness, and a little bit of pine resin. The taste is fairly bitter up front with a strong citrus flavor. Another not overly complex but fairly easy drinking IPA.

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Photo of KZane
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of DannyBuckets
4.04/5  rDev +6%

Photo of gordonj
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhilHeinricke
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Good Stuff

I spent a week in Kansas and tried a different beer every night. This unfortunately was from my last night in town. I would have been happy as can be drinking this every night.

Pouring it out of the bottle into one of those mini 6 oz. hotel glasses, it has a rust color. There's just enough head. Enough to generate a splendid aroma. It has a great smell and a great taste of IPA. It's not overly bitter. The only problem is that I think the taste and smell are a little weak.

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Photo of B-Land
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerando
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aratcliffe
4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ogman
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jw4free
3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Color: Light head fades quickly, Light honey, medium amber color

Aroma: Piney, juniper fades quickly
Taste: Piney hops, Crackers
Feel: dry, but smooth

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
3.31/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hashmads
4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TonyTwins
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GrenPa1016
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aaron197
2.96/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chilmer
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Captain69
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

JUST PICKED UP A MIXED 12 PACK OF BOTTLES . IT WAS A GRREAT SELECTION. THE STORM CHASER IS A FINE IPA . GREAT TASTE

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Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brob245
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the Free State Stormchaser summer IPA on tap at yard house in Kansas City. Served in a standard pint, the beer is a chill hazed dark gold with a slim of beige foam.

I like the aroma of grains, pine and a touch of stone fruit.

Nice malt backbone that adds a grainy cereal taste. There are resin notes and there is a bit more fruit (plum & peach) in the taste than in the smell. Not sure why it's a summer IPA, but it is tasty.

The mouth is slick and a bit coating.

The brewer did a nice job of balancing all the elements.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one has been sitting patiently in my fridge for a couple of months now. Time to stop passing it bye.

A nice bit of carbonation gets me about two inches of crackling bubbles that are doughy beige in tone. Body is the color of unfiltered honey in my glass. Nose includes soft citrus and flowery sweet malts. With first sip you are instantly greeted by a crisp and refreshing flavor profile. Citrus and fresh cut grass meld well together on the tongue. A bit of bready sweetness builds on the back of the palate with second sip. There is a nice dry body to this beer overall. This is a very well made IPA that could easily be enjoyed after mowing the yard or setting beside the pool.

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Stormchaser from Free State Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 131 ratings