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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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

gururyan's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gururyan (674) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Smells good, tastes good, balanced well, finishes good, looks good. This is good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (382) - Missouri, USA - OCT 24, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (678) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Tap at bells 30ths, aroma is dank with tropical and citrus fruits. Taste is tropical and malts, very sweet dipa, nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (931) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 31, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (1160) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle/Fest. 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17713) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (790) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2015
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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notayankee (41) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beaver (1509) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1757) - GREECE - MAY 28, 2015
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (431) - Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter glass dark golden with a slightly off white head. Aroma is sweet like honey,clover, flowers with a touch of bitterness. Probably one of the most delectable brews I have inhaled in a long time. Flavorto the palate is flat out crazy beautiful. Sweet pine trees needles. Then definitely add in the freshly mowed lawn. Far better than most DIPAs. This brewery nailed the style almost perfectly. And it;s in Lawrence KS? Good thing my parents are KU grads or would have never believed something this good came from Kansas. LOVE!!!

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