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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First Cast pours a hazy gold, with soft orange hues and white fluffy head that sits on its peak like the snow on the 14,000-foot mountains that are the backdrop to our microbrewery. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, and citrus hops as well as hints of caramel and fresh bread from our locally grown malt invade the senses.The beer hits with a smooth hop bitterness that tingles across the tongue with a lingering bite of mountain pine, grapefruit and fresh citrus notes. This beer is designed as an everyday brew for the craft beer aficionado, with a medium body and a high carbonation to refresh the palate.

Alc/Vol 6.5%
IBUs 70
Hops Chinhook, Summit, Zythos
Malts Premium Pilsner, Carapils, 20L Carmel
Availability Bottle, Draft, & Firkin


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3274) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Served via Beer Engine. Pours a medium well retained white head, with some lacing over a cloudy (SRM 4) body....nose is pine, grapefruit peel, light cereal, no esters.....taste is heavy citrus tones, lighter toasted malts, hints of toffee/caramel sweetness, finishing with a soft but lingering, bitterness......mouth feel, medium body, hidden alcohol, slight astringency, carbonation adds tingle and light acid. This is a very soft, easy drinking beer. The hops are dominant, but add a pleasant complexity in both aroma and flavor. BJCP 8/2/17/4/7
Earlier Rating: 5/23/2012 Total Score: 3.5
Draft at the brewery. Pours a medium, lasting, white head, with moderate lacing, over a clear, amber (SRM 7) body.....nose is grapefruit peel, pine, light toffee/caramel...taste is light toffee/caramel, heavier pine, citrus, with hints of tropical fruit and spices, finishing with lingering resin bitterness....mouth feel medium, carbonation high. This is an IPA. It tends towards the hop backbone in aroma and flavor over the malts. This adds many interesting nuances to the overall experience. Overall it is very clean and refreshing. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddon90 (1603) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear, copper color with a nice, thick white head. Light hoppy aroma. Not much in the taste. Some hops. But that’s about it. Not much citrus or grapefruit kick. Kind of bland.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (795) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle at the Breens- pours clear deep golden, frothy off white head with great retention.nose is subtle, some mint, light citrus and maybe some pine. Fluffy palate that all of a sudden falls off and gets watery. Mild hop bitterness and just not holding up as an IPA, more of a pale ale which is perfectly drinkable up at elevation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gmellison (427) - Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2014
pours a hazy orangy gold color. aroma is citrus, bready, a little hoppy but pretty bland. flavor is a little hoppy, citrusy, yeasty? bitter finish lingers and stirkes me as a little too boozy for only 6.5%. It’s not even old. too bad

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2014
16oz. Btl. Pours a golden hue, lightly fizzed and froth. Taste is hoppy and a touch of malty caramel. Palate burst with flavor and bitterness. Great beer... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2013
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Golden, orange and clear with a sticky white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus hops, pine, caramel and bready malts. Similar flavor, hoppy and bitter with light sweetness from the malts. Medium body with a crisp feel, high carbonation and a dry finish. Solid IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (15622) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle @SBWF 2013
Clear amber color, small white head. Ryeish, resiny, hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Resiny, a bit musty, not so fresh perhaps. Lingering hoppyness in the aftertaste with some alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (3000) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Hoppy, citrus, grassy flavors. A little oxidized.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle from Alfalfa’s @ AirBNB Palace. Golden orange pour with a nice white head. Floral and sweet citrus hop aromas. Caramel, grass, and some pine notes. Flavors of orange peel, pine, and floral hops. Grassy, peach, a touch herbal, and bitter on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24496) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2013
Bottled@SBWF2013. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, mildly apricotty along with some sweet maltiness to it. Flavour is quite fruity, some wooden notes with also mild grass, crisp maltiness as well as some mild floral notes. Balanced, and refreshing IPA.


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