Stormchaser IPA | Free State Brewing Co.

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

Photo of PhilHeinricke
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 jw4free
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
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 Beerando
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nickholland
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had FreeState's Cloud Hopper, Ad Astra and Copperhead and this was the best of all of them. Great herbal/grassy hops with a hint of orange and well balanced with malt. This should be their flagship pale ale imo, unfortunate that it's only seasonal. Don't know why they call this a "light" IPA.

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

Photo of bakoebel
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andyjeigh
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mojohawk21
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of KZane
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of DannyBuckets
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of aphamer
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dogstickfetch
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of tyalan
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Basoos1
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of caustin90
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of zachpaschal
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of oldvines
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of pwedge
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of pascilla
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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