Stormchaser IPA | Free State Brewing Co.

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Stormchaser IPAStormchaser IPA
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 jaydoc
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 6-pack in McPherson, KS.

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a one-finger, tan head of foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of pine and citrus - mostly orange and grapefruit. A touch of caramel in the nose, too.

T - Good toasty, caramel malt backbone. Citrus and piney hops. Slight grapefruit tartness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is another really good IPA from Free State. Love the label artwork, too.

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Photo of russpowell
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BBD of 4th week in September

Pours honey colored with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Great lacing & good head retention

S: Grassy & lemony, scents fade a bit as it warms

T: Grapefruit, orange peel & grassyness & catty notes up front. Grassyness & grapefruit as this warms, a bit of pineapple too, plus serious crispness. Finishes crisp, grassy & dry

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, decent balance wish this had a little more body though

A nice summer time brew with enough hops to hold your interest

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My neighbor brought over a storm chaser IPA that is quite nice and definitely a sessionable IPA for the SUMMER TIME! The beer poured clear copper color with white head that is leaving a very nice lace. The scent is faint bitter hops. The taste is a decent balance between malt and bitter hops with some slight lemon/lime citrus. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a good summer style beer.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Tone
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of oldvines
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Ristaccia
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Honey golden color with lacing and head of 2 fingers

Smells of cracker malt backing with pine and grapefruit

Taste is pretty bitter with honey notes, rinds and light toffee malts

Feel is carbonated and biting, aggressive

Not a fan really, a very linear, toffee-infused piney pale ale.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper colored brew with an inch thick of off white head. There is some light Brussels lacing. Excellent clarity. Aroma is of floral hops and sourdough bready malt. The flavor is full on floral hops and light malt. The finish is very clean and the hops are very light. The body is light and dry.

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Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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 ThickNStout
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from LambicPentameter (thanks man!). Best by 8/14, so I assume bottled 5/14. Served in a goblet.

Pours a clear honey gold with two fingers of white head. A thin layer persists, leaving healthy sheets of attractive lace.

Smells of orangey citrus, cracker and grass. Simple but just fine.

An earthy citrus flavor leads, followed by grass, cracker, pepper and a tiny bite that might be alcohol. Smooth and easy drinking.

Fairly light in both body and carbonation. The finish is crisp with citrus peel and a little bread.

I can see why they label this a summer IPA. Stormchaser is an unassuming, non assertive IPA that is smooth, flavorful and goes down easy on a hot day. A considerable step above the thin weakness of a pale ale or session IPA.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
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 IPA from Free State Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 124 ratings.
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