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Free State Cloud Hopper Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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This boldly hopped ale will take you to new heights of hoppiness. Copious amounts of Chinook, Columbus, and Cascade hops combine to evoke far off places with the scents and flavors of tropical fruit, pine needles, flowers and a hint of freshly mown grass. A choice malt bill lifts the hops, providing balance and keeping this beer on course.
O.G. - 19.7ºP/1.079
Hops - Columbus, Chinook, Cascade

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kansascityCW (39) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2014
12 oz bottle, best by 06/14. Beautiful hazy copper color on the pour. Some sweetness in the aroma that reminds me of gumballs. Definitely not your typical DIPA. Highly drinkable and outside the box. I would get this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2014
It poured a cloudy golden brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma was of hops, grapefruit and passion fruit with grass and a big malt presence. The palate was rich and had an oily creamy finish. The taste was of passion fruit and grapefruit with a dry piney finish and a sweet malt backbone. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigmak (5) - New Hudson, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014 does not count
Great nose. piney aroma. citrus, piney flavor. A little resinous after taste. Not very smooth for an imperial ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CopterScott (84) - Kansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
hazy dark orange color with thin off-white head. aroma is citrus and pine hops. Flavor is citrus and pine hops, sweet and toasty malts. medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Hazy orange color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, orange, floral hops, pine, toast, and a bit of bubblegum. Taste of citrus, pine, grass, and a dry finish. Seemed like too much chinook.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Citrus and pine aromas. Tastes of caramel, fruity, and some citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2013
I’m becoming increasingly impressed with this little midwest brewhouse. Vibrant copper pour with small off-white head. Big thick earthy grapefruit aroma. Tastes of hop resin, sap, grapefruit rind and pine cone. Has an almost fresh hop feel to it. Smooth, almost chewy. Perfectly bitter. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brentv (234) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2013
On tap at The Anchor in Wichita, KS. Citrus pine aroma. Taste is citrus, pine, some sweetness, but mostly dry and a little bit bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnysmith1979 (9) - USA - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
One of the best Free State has to offer. Nice balance of sweetness, hops, and malt. I highly recommended trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2013
12oz Bottle A - Pours amber with a small creamy white head that dissipates instantly. Good lacing. S - Faint citrus. A little tingle drone the alcohol. T - Grapefruit, citrus rind, resin, pine, & a presence of alcohol. M - Full bodied. Slick/slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Resin bitter finish. O - Solid hop bomb. Will try fresh next year.

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