Geraldusek89 (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Buttery smooth beer from a historic brewery. Very happy to have tried some Free State beer.
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coachd (477) - Missouri, USA - OCT 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The deScription above describes the aroma accurately. It is earthy like a Lagunitas IPA with a hint of sweetness. Great looking burnt orange color with a very sticky off white head. The taste is perfectly balanced. Hoppy but not bitter, again earthy and grassy with some sweetness in the aftertaste. Alcohol is hidden perfectly. The palate is ok, could have been slicker, that is the only aspect of this beer that is not great. Very well done by Free State, a brewery that continues to impress me.
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at bells 30ths, aroma is dank with tropical and citrus fruits. Taste is tropical and malts, very sweet dipa, nice
MetalNHopHead (1144) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first brush with Free State Brewing and what a hell of a way to make an acquaintance. Boasting some of the most aggressive hop varieties, Cloud Hopper displays the complexities and nuances locked inside these highly acidic cones. Wet grass, pine, grapefruit zest, and herbal goodness. Mouthfeel is full, dry, and sticky. It’s not as bitter as it could be but still plenty bracing. Nice to meet you, Free State.
HuskerTan (1420) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A- Pine, bitter, resin.
A- Orange color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Pine, bitter, resin, citrus.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish,
O- Definitely some hops in this one. Not hardcore but could use some more citrus for my taste.
Travlr (19434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Great Nebraska Beer Festival. Clear golden amber color, white head. Nice aroma of mixed summer fruit. Taste is fruity resin. Very drinkable for a DIPA.
ddemmingjr (795) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up in KC. Pours clear cooper with creamy head. Nose is dank pine, earth, herbal resins and some citrus. The Cs are noticeable. Flavor loaded with bitterness and malt backing sweetness along with some alcohol heat on the finish. Big pleasant DPA from Jayhawk country
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notayankee (41) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma has resin and citrus with a laundry/soapy twist. Color is amber, pours clear with minimal head and a slight lacing of white foam. Flavor has a light sweetness and medium bitterness with some sourness afterward. Texture has a medium body, with a thin feel, soft carbonation, and a moderately bitter, lasting finish. High ABV is noticeable but not overpowering although it seems to leave a bit of an antiseptic aroma -- or at least I think that’s where that is coming from.
Beaver (1588) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange amber with a small creamy off white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet caramel malt, tropical fruit and some piney hops.
The flavor is sweet caramel malt, tropical fruit and piney resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, a very nicely balanced DIPA. Great blend of sweet caramel malt, fruits and piney hops.
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - MAY 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle at home, from trade with RobertDale. Thank you Bob! Light hazy golden orange color with nice off white head. Light hoppy and malty aroma, some pine, spicy hoppy, citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is sweet and bitter, like aroma but more intense, better. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.