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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cthomas2390 (214) - 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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimmythespoon (452) - CYPRUS - JUN 16, 2014
On tap, nearby brewery. Very light well balanced ipa. Clean and crisp, lots of pine and grapefruit. Great ipa!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CObiased (14) - - JUN 8, 2014
This is not a huge hop bursting IPA. However, it is an extremely well balanced one. I can taste the pure mountain mineral water, the piney hops and the hint of malt. The finish is long and crisp.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddon90 (1441) - Denver, Colorado, 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 (691) - 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 (411) - 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 (154) - 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 (2001) - Clear Creek, 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 (12479) - 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 (2005) - 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 (10653) - Orange County, 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.


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