mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ FS, pours a clear amber with a creamy tan head, good lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine and grass, with a slight caramel. Flavor is more pine and citrus with some light breadiness and caramel, and a brief lingering bitterness. Fairly well balanced. Another solid, enjoyable beer from Free State.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Mreusch 5/26/07: Light orangy amber w/ a lasting but thin off white head. Light floral & grassy hops, also slightly sharp & resiny. Light bready malt and hints of caramel. Well balanced overall flavor wise between toasty malt, caramel and grassy/herbal hops. Light bitterness lingers in the dry finish, clean & crisp w/ very little fruity esters. Lighter medium body; low CO2, smooth m/f. Very drinkable and refreshing on a muggy Cleveland evening.
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at the brewpub. Poured a clear deep copper color with a thick white head. Started with a hoppy aroma and followed throught with a nice hoppy bitterness that edged out the pale malt flavor for dominance. Very drinkable.
Braudog (6251) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewpub, 7/3/06: Lighter than their Copperhead Pale Ale, this is a soapy and light-bodied pale. It give a light piney hoppiness, but it "paled" in comparison to their other pale.
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh, citric hop aroma, some orange zest, pine and grapefruit, very fresh, floral and sweet with a backdrop of pale, toasty, honeyish malt sweetness. Clear light-medium amber color with a slight head. Predominantly hoppy flavor profile, fruity and dry right from the start with a very healthy amount of bitterness throughout, long, lingering, resinous and spicy. Some very light maltiness makes itself known here and there but over all is completely American hop-oriented. Palate is fairly smooth and oily, effervescene is rather smooth. Very much an APA/IPA hybrid after the fashion of, for instance, Anchor Liberty, and quite refreshing. Great for the current season (mid-spring).