ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious IPA. Citrus, pine, a bit of grass. Medium body, smooth finish. The Belgian yeastiness give it a unique character. Free State’s best style is anything Belgian....
unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
at brewpub This beer poured a hazy light amber color with a small beige head that fades slowly. Some light lacing is left behind. The aroma is fruity, citrus hops along with some light toffee notes. The flavor consists of orange, grapefruit, and some lightly sweet malts. Very nicely balanced for an IPA. The mouthfeel is light and slightly watery. Light to medium-bodied. A solid IPA
RobertDale (2846) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Called "Santa’s Helper". Comes a clear copper with an average off-white head. Aroma of hops, yeast and spices. Taste is similar. Some alcohol present. Nice balance. Interesting.
VengefulOdin (193) - , Kansas, USA - DEC 26, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Was hoping to nab a growler but alas, this is draft only. Color is crystal clear, with a nice fizzy head. Mouthwatering aroma of Belgian yeast and hops. Nicely carbonated. Medium body. Pine by way of Belgium taste. Semi sweet aftertaste, that’s not too bitter. Malt takes a back seat to yeast and hops, but that’s okay. Really well balanced for the style ... isn’t fighting itself. Really damn good.
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Misty, light brown-amber. Whitish, egg creme head,. Light lemony mopwater APA aroma. Somewhat brothy, kumquat flavor, wit tones, lively hopping. Medium starchy body. Moderately grassy, hoppy finish with some woodiness. On tap, Flying Saucer, KC.
ink3dm0m (22) - Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An IPA I’ll actually drink! It is yummy and doesn’t smell like cat piss!
BelgianBeerGal (2965) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Waldo pizza. This definitely leaned more towards the Belgian side of the house than the IPA for me. Clear copper color with a white head. Relatively light aroma. Definitely some spice from the hops but you could deifnintely taste the Belgian yeast which added some sweetness and earthy notes. Alcohol finish. Pretty nice.
randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2010
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Crazy fruity bubblegum aroma with citrus. Way odd. And the taste is man candy! great belgian with some bitter, but plenty of residual sugar. Hoppy, but not overly bitter. Very poundable. I’m in love.
Beerealist (5) - Chicagoland, USA - DEC 28, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of spice and esters mainly from yeast with some hop presence. Slightly hazy with good head retention. Loads of american hops for great citrus and pine. Paired very well with my clam chowder. Drink it, its good
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub. Bubbly head looks spongey as it disintegrates. Grassy citrus aroma. Cloudy apricot color. Hoppy citrus pepper flavors, in that order with juniper throughout. Yummy!