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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


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cthomas2390 (228) - 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


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StefanSD (2286) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2016
12 oz bottle. copper color with a decent white head. Aroma of pine. Taste of pine and some mild grapefruit set in a pils malt base. Palate is lacking in fullness, finishes short. Overall: meh

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (576) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours amber and very clear with a nice lasting head. Aroma of grassy hops and stonefruit. Taste is similar with a real nice palate. Nothing stands out as spectacular, but a real solid well rounded beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (379) - - OCT 31, 2015
12oz bottle. Hazy red orange color with a white head. Mild aroma. Little bit of citrus and hops. Medium heavy body. Pine hops very bitter flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lhns03 (103) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2015
A nice change of pace for an American IPA. Aroma is subtle and shows some caramel malt, bit of orange, some nice earth and spice. Overall a subtle yet highly drinkable IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1171) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle poured a clear golden hue w/ a thick creamy long lasting white head. Moderate sweet melon aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are white grapefruit, pine, watermelon, straw, and light toast. Medium bodied and lively carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shigadeyo (3560) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2015
6/27/2015: Grabbed a bottle of this to enjoy at the park while watching the rafters before heading over to the airport... To be honest, this bottle wasn’t particularly fresh given that the label had a date stamp of Oct 2014, but so be it.. Drank it from an insulated stainless steel bottle, but the beer looked to be a nice golden color when I was pouring it in at the car. This drank more like an English style IPA, but had a lot more bite. I probably say that since the hops were degraded and more of the bready and biscuit maltiness was coming through. The hop flavors were herbal and spicy with some grass and pine. The bitterness level was okay, but it seemed a bit raw and therefore it didn’t have a very good aftertaste of overly pleasing lingering bitterness. Medium body, well-carbonated. Decent enough, but definitely far from prime or the best beer that we had on the trip. Good bye CO, we’ll miss you! :(

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiveacestx (904) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle - average gold with a large bubbly head and lacing. Earthy hops but the malts stand out in this one. Lots of bread and biscuit notes. Pine, grass, etc. Medium body. Low bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5860) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2015
[On tap after the Grin and Bear it, Crested Butte] Amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, pine, floral hops, toffee malts. Taste of citrus, pine, grass, bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7118) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot), with light notes of diacetyl, cooked fruit, plastic. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent, lightly alcoholic. A little bit below average...syrupy sweet with an unwanted sourness, and the aroma has some problems of its own. Not enjoyable, but just barely drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5350) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Sampled on 6/22/15. This IPA pours a slightly cloudy amber gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, a touch bready. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet with some bread. The hops are citrusy and pine. Decent carbonation. It does seem a little sweet and the hops are somewhat subdued for an American IPA, but still very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.


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