Stormchaser
Free State Brewing Co.

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,519
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
86
Ranked #24,239
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 11.02%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
135
From:
Free State Brewing Co.
 
Kansas, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
  5
Gots
  32
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: 135 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by zhanson88:
Photo of zhanson88
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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More User Reviews:
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 Dogstickfetch
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

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 DudMan
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Stormchaser from Free State Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 135 ratings