ads135 (2392) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love the aroma of galaxy hops. Tropical candies aroma with some citrus that comes through in the flavor as well. The taste is a bit too sweet in my opinion for an IPA, but its reddish brown appearance and medium body are very appealing.
beastiefan2k (2198) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a Free State willibecker glass. I have had this a few times over the past year, both bottle and tap at the brewpub. This particular rating is for a bottle I just picked up. While it was fridged this problem was bottle 2-3 months ago, not terrible old. Its a clear amber beer, pours filter clear. Medium thick head that sticks around. Free State does a good job of clearing the malt and letting the hops shine. In this beer the bitterness is prominent in the aroma and the flavor. Its all hops, well done, nice beer but a bit industrial. I would like more character to the beer. But if you want hop juice its a good option.
unclemike (2074) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer poured a hazy light amber color with a small beige head that fades slowly. Some light lacing is left behind. The aroma is fruity, citrus hops along with some light toffee notes. The flavor consists of orange, grapefruit, and some lightly sweet malts. Very nicely balanced for an IPA. The mouth feel is light and slightly watery. Light to medium-bodied
Gription79 (2007) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Craig. When this beer was cold it was much better. After it had warmed a little, still cold, diacetyl appeared and never went away. The hops are great and the malts are not overwhelmed by the hops. This would be a great beer if it was not for the diacetyl.
jandd1983 (1911) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
It poured a copper color with an off-white head. The aroma was citrusy hoppy. The taste was a nice balance of citrus, fruity hoppiness and a caramel maltiness with a little bitterness. Very well done.
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours coppery with an off white head. Aroma is citrusy hop. Flavor is a nice balance of citrusy, fruity hop and caramel maltiness with a light lingering bitterness.
boto (1762) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Brewery: This one pours a crystal clear copper color. There was about a finger of off-white lacing that left a good deal of lacing. Good nose. There was a good whiff of citrus hops. Some grassy notes also. It has a nice taste. Good malt body, along with a good hop bite. Very smooth and well balanced. A very good IPA.
boozedude (1494) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from friar tucks in MO, shared with my pal matt.. pours cloudy dark orange, no head :/ taste is grapefruit, and crisp hopps..
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. pours amber fast fading head. slight grass and orange aroma. very bitter but not nuch hop flavor,
jcnielsen (1329) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Free State. Pours a copper color with white head. Nice piney, grassy hops aromas. Citrus, piney, grassy, tropical fruit flavors. Nice IPA, although its not your classic winter seasonal.