beastiefan2k (2108) - Lawrence (formely NYC), Kansas, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pour is dark, dull golden, medium clarity with a strong medium sized head that has good retention. Aroma, well itís hoppy but I most like what I think is the Citra hop tha comes out. Itís kind of mango in a sea of citrus and bitterness. The flavor losses this mango character and just bitterness in a sea of wheat malt. Clean wheat malt and hop bitterness is all the flavor has. It almost seems soulless in the flavor. I want my beer with character not cookie-cutness.
jcnielsen (967) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Free State. Pours a golden color with white head. Citrus, hoppy, grapefruit, grassy flavors. Pretty tasty.
adnielsen (6553) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Free State. Pours a orange golden appearance with little head. Spicy, grapefruity, lightly piney hoppy, a bit sweet toasted malty aroma. Light veggie, somewhat bitter, piney, light vanilla flavor. Ok.
OKplus (560) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler split between 4 people
A - Clear amber body with 2 fingers of white head. Nice lacing and pretty good retention.
S - Pine, lots of grapefruit, crunchy floral, bready pale malt.
T - Green pine hops at first but after it opens up bright grapefruit comes out taking over the pine. Pithy bitterness. Pale and caramel malts are lightly sweet and supports the hops while keeping a back seat. Finishes crisp and dry.
M - Light side of medium body, pithy bitterness, crisp and clean, dry finish.
This was straight and to the point. Clean summer flavors with a very nice crispness too it. Glad I got a chance to try this.
Serving type: growler
TomDecapolis (4231) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a translucent golden amber with a large foamy off white lacing head. Aroma of a Free State beer...havenít nailed it down yet but my guess is either a heavy dose of some crystal malt...or Munich malt in the grain bill. Itís not a bad thing but gives all either beers a very malty up front nose. This is an ipa and when poured into a glass, hops should be the first thing I smell (in my opinion), but thatís not the case with this beer. Needs more dry hopping (to be honest Iím not even sure they dry hopper this beer at all). So besides the malty nose I do get some citrus and pine. Flavor is a bit more hop foward and bitter. Pine and grapefruit with a very aggressive bitterness. Malt flavor of toffee, caramel and toasted malt. If this was my summer ipa I would get rid of any crystal malt and dry hop the hell out of it. Would also tone down the bitterness. Just looked at the commercial description again...I would not call this blonde at all, it is def amber.
thomas15 (524) - USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love the initial aroma, orange for sure with cantaloupe. Appears clear gold. Spotty lacing slight head. Taste is pretty subdued grapefruit with slight bitter. Lighter. Slight lemon. Crisp summer session ipa.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, thanks to unclemike. Not like heís my uncle, but he could be, I have a very fucked up family tree. I really could be my own grandfather, so thatís pretty fucked up. Pours deep hazy orange, moderate off-white head, great lacing. Nose is fantastic, really juicy with pine, spruce, grapefruit, lemon, tea, herbs, really solid nose right here... Flavours of juicy peach, soft nectarine, tea, cedarwood, ginger, so pretty. So, so, pretty.
rader58 (702) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz draught at Urban Table. Pours a slightly opaque copper color. Aroma of tangerine, pine, grapefruit, wheat. Flavor is tangerine, orange, pine, grass, wheat. Overall quite citrusy with a hint of bitterness, but very light for and IPA. I really enjoy this one.
berrya785 (404) - Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear light copper with a nice white head. Aroma citrus, pine, and floral. Taste is citrus and piney with some malty sweetness.
IrishBoy (3641) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle a gift from Beastiefan2K. Thanks a bunch Eugene! Nose is tons of citrus hops with lots of little tropical fruit notes against a light sweet malty background. Hazy urine yellow with a big, heavy lacing, pale yellow head. Flavor is moderately bitter with some sweet melon notes. Finishes with a smooth light bitterness. A nice light, not overpoweringly bitter IPA.
hrothgar950 (137) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden with a frothy off-white head. Sweet citrus/floral hop aroma. Medium body with a crisp citrus flavor and finish.