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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CObiased (333) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickReallyBrew (88) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2014
This is a good, moderately hoppy IPA that is moderately malty as well. It is not on the heavy, extra malty or extra hoppy spectrum but is well balanced and very satisfying after a long day treking through the snow with my wifie and our pooches!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (13404) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (1100) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2013
On tap at Stapleton Tap House in Denver. Listed there as 75+ IBUs. Pours amber with significant head and lace. Aroma of grassy hops, sweet malts. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of grassy hops, slight pine sap, bitter roots, sweet malts. Overall very tasty and full bodies with nice hops flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (1420) - - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle. Caramel malt aroma with notes of pine and citrus hops. Pours golden colored with a moderate white head with good retention and some lacing. Starts with good caramel sweetness as well as some grapefruity citrus. Finishes very smooth for an IPA with only a hint of dryness and mild pine and citrus hops. Smooth, refreshing IPA.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimmythespoon (472) - - JUN 16, 2014
On tap, nearby brewery. Very light well balanced ipa. Clean and crisp, lots of pine and grapefruit. Great ipa!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (7473) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3745) - 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.

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