Stormchaser IPA | Free State Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co.
Kansas, United States
freestatebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JEdmund on 06-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
124
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.32%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 124 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of olddogdave
4.77/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nicely balanced Pale Ale. Not truly an American IPA as it is not that heavily hopped. Although the hops dominate the flavors, here they are not out of balance with the malt background.

This is a great summer beer. Refreshing and extraordinarily dry.

Highly recommended.

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of aratcliffe
4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rwhitmore
4.46/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This their summer seasonal, so I'm reviewing it by memory. This my favorite Free State release, bar none. I can't wait for the warm months to have Stormchaser around.

It's crisp, citrusy and juicy IPA, wonderfully balanced with a light caramel malt backbone. A great summer ale.

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Photo of hashmads
4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PCATD
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of gordonj
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.34/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of todste
4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
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 jsausley
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
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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Photo of UnkleFester
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

best by 2nd week of October

A: Pours a clear light copper, 2 fingers of white head that slowly recedes, has a good lacing.

S: Pine, citrus and a hint of sweet malt on the nose.

T: Grapefruit was the first thing I picked up with pine and grassy notes, and a well balanced malt finish.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation with a dry finish.

O: A well balanced IPA perfect for summer, I'll be sad when this is gone.

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Photo of h4ximus
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - deep straw with golden hues
S - mild citrus, subtle pine
T - resins with late citrus again
F - clean, low bitter finish on sides of tongue

One of the better IPAs in Kansas. Very drinkable. Wish it were a flagship for Free State.

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4.04/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Beerando
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Stormchaser IPA from Free State Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 124 ratings.
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