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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cthomas2390 (224) - Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Orange pour with good head. Really nice grapefruit and blood orange aromas. The taste is pretty balanced, though grassy hop bitterness comes in a bit too strong at the end. Finishes pretty clean. Medium body and mouthfeel

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1244) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2013
More like a good pale ale than IPA. Would be a great post-mountain bike beer. Nice floral hop aromas but pretty light nose. Deep gold. Nice balanced slightly breast bitter finish. Love the pint bottle 4 packs.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beaver (1339) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2013
16 oz bottle. Pours golden amber with a small creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is biscuity malts, sugary melons and some piney resiny hops.

The flavor is lots of biscuity malts with a little fruit and a pretty big grassy bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery with low carbonation.

Overall, I didnít really care for it. Thin, with too much biscuit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (4992) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2013
1 pint bottle - mostly clear light amber - fluffy, well-sustained head - nose is a bit sticky sweet - caramel - some woody pine resin hop character - soft carbonation - fairly creamy in the mouth - caramel sweetness, some doughy yeast character - very resinous, woody hop character through the middle, followed by some spicy and garlicky summit - finish is watery, a little sugary - not without its merits, but kind of a poor attempt.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mfine (1) - Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2013 does not count
Could be my new favorite IPA, certainly my go to from Colorado. Smooth, hop forward without being too aggressive. Really well balanced. This will be a new standby and go to in my fridge. Nice Job Elevation!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tide (1877) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Rerated on 21.06.2014: Bottle from Hazelís beverage world. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, pine, resin and slight traces of metallic aroma. Bitter finish with grapefruit, hops and pine. Good IPA, although a bit one-dimensional. Draught at the Fate brewery. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grass, citrus, fruits and some hops. Very mellow body, more like pale ale than IPA. Dry bitter finish with citrus. Decent IPA, more like a pale ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
A golden orange pour. Mild hop and malt nose. Bitter front with sweet malty notes. A solid IPA.

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 (8228) - 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 itís 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 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2013
On Tap at Denver Winter Brew Fest í13. 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.


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