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Free State Stormchaser Summer IPA

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 59   ABV: -
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This bold, blonde American IPA employs a healthy dose of wheat malt and generous amounts of Crystal, Centennial, and Citra hops. The hops provide a great citrusy bouquet and abundant notes of grapefruit and orange, while the wheat malt provides a crisp tartness to this lighter-bodied IPA.
O.G. - 13.75ºP/1.055

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Psytron (1309) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Smell of fruit, orange peel. Golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, spruce, grapefruit. Medium bitter. Semi-flat carbon. Mid-light body, slightly watery palate. Finishes with hops and a faint of spruce. A good basic IPA, but quite nonsurprising.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZacM612 (125) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pale amber color, with a little frothy white head. Aroma of hops, mostly citrus. Flavor is also citrus, hops and bitterness are not overpowering. Okay for a beer from Jayhawkland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3313) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle; poured a copperish color with a smallish white head. Aroma of pine, earth and citrus. Lighter bodied and quite drinkable. Hopped fairly well with citrus, earth and maybe some pine notes. Good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CopterScott (135) - Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
golden amber color with a finger of white head that leaves some lacing. aroma is pine and citrus hops. Flavor is pine and citrus hops and caramel malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1582) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Pours a clear pale yellow with a full white head. Citrusy floral aroma but not too big. Taste is slightly bitter. Medium body and medium carb.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gription79 (2253) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. This is harsh and astringent. Grainy, husky, very little hops character for an IPA. The hops are grassy and herbal. Some alcohol heat in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (650) - Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2014
I have had three awful beers today. This better redeem things. Appearance: beautiful! Huge fluffy finger-length head that lasts on and on and leaves lots of fluffy lacing. 5! If nothing else, I can at least admire this one’s look. Smell: a little harsh. Lemon zest, pine, sharp. Citrus. Taste: lemon zest, citrus, bitter. Bitterness blends in with the malts at the end for a great mix and powerful, memorable finish. The palate is also exquisite - mouthfeel is rich and complete without feeling overly full. Very nice. Thank goodness - I thought I made my worst beer run ever. Well, I still probably did, but at least it wasn’t a total loss. This is actually one of the better IPAs I’ve had, other than the aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3195) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Pour is a clear amber with a average white head. Aroma is a nice hop with a little caramel malt. Flavor is again a decent hop with a little sticky malt in the backround. A decent IPA but also nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 Pours clear gold with a couple inches of white head. Aroma is light pine, light citrus. Taste is earthy, resin, mild bitterness. Body is very thin, lacking in carbonation. Overall there are no off flavors or aromas, just nothing very noteworthy whatsoever. Decent at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6004) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
In short: A low-profile american pale ale labelled as an IPA.
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed relatively fresh a few weeks after purchase.
The look: Clear pale golden body topped by a small off-white head leaving some lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose of medium intensity is citrusy hops with light piney notes. The fruity aroma has a nice freshness quality but lacks oomph. Typical clean mouthfeel with medium body and medium carbonation. Taste offers a frail semi-sweet malt backbone with mild caramel and some pastry. A moderate amount of fruity hops with a character sitting in between fresh citrus fruits and dried fruits. Light off-putting vegetable notes. Bitterness of medium intensity with a little citric sharpness. Piney notes in the comeback. Not a hop-bomb and certainly not a malt bomb either, this is a low-profile well balanced beer that most breweries would label as an APA. Could have been a decent generic american pale ale but the light vegetable notes bring it down to a below average take on the style. If actual stormchasers were as bold as this Stormchaser Summer IPA, then stormchasers would be people who sometimes go outside on a cloudy day without an umbrella.

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