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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2013
A somewhat brutish and simple ipa but it has some appeal.. Nose has mild chinook cheesy stuff, grassy and lots of raw grain, smells like first hopped wort. The raw wort thing is confirmed in the taste, medium to low attenuation, a little syruoy in mouthfeel, clean ale yeast, some pine hop shit. Very raw and for the most part boring,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2013
500ml bottle. loud pop of the cap with carbonation frothing up to the top. mostly clear amber colored body with a small off-white head. resin-bomb of a nose: pine needles, reduced orange caramel syrup, a bit of shallot / onion / urine, not something I find pleasant. medium body, creamy and soft carbonation. the malt is nicely creamy and soft but it’s impossible to enjoy given the brash, brutish bitterness and mold / moss / tea-leaf flavor that screams Chinook.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2013
On Tap at Denver Winter Brew Fest ’13. Pour is golden orange with a big cream head and decent lacing. Earthy/spicy hops upfront, somewhat dirty, caramelly, piney, and grassy hops in the aroma with a touch of biscuit. Taste is very earthy, somewhat spicy, a touch of citrus, grapefruit peel, some biscuit and bread, with notes of grass and resin as it begins to warm. Sticky mouthfeel with high carbonation. Solid IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9036) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Double Dry Hopped firkin at Hops and Pie poured a cloudy gold with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, grassiness, grapefruit, pine and light mango. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, pine and grassiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1474) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Draft. Pours hazy light gold with a nice white head. Nose is mild floral with a slight citrus note. Taste is the same very mild and sessionable. Decent

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (3673) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2012
On hand at Denver Summer Beer Fest 2012. Hazy golden with generous fluffy white head. Aroma of strong hoppy tones like peppery pine and fresh cut flowers, with a nice earthy toffee presence underneath. Taste is clean but sharp and full, with delightful hop tones of bitter grassiness, some light floral herbalnes, and a nice belgianesque malt tone that’s both dusty yet grainy. Interesting and complex.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Pour on tap at the Denver Summer Brew Fest, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, spice, yeast, some nice pine and grass notes, slight orange peel but pretty clean hop notes. Taste is a mix of pine and bright orange notes, some slight lemon, going into caramel, toffee, slight spice, finishing fairly bitter, dry.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2484) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
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


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