boto (1863) - 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 (1833) - 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..
UDBeernut (1731) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from unclemike. Pours amber with a off white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Like gobs, totally coats my glass. Nose of toast, caramel, and lots o’pine. Ample bitterness charges like a bull on parade. Finish is the pine express. Dry and lingering. Body is solid.
dfinney23 (1691) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grapefruit and pine resin aroma. Bitterness pretty much overwhelms the malt.
BOSSbrewer (1655) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I'm not generally n IPA fan but this was a good one. Very under rated. Has at their tap room in Lawrence.
Bacterial (1585) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really nice nose, otherwise a bit disappointing. Nice amber pour with a nice white head. Some bitterness at the end. Pretty good overall!
mikem409 (1490) - 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,
Bif (1456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep golden color with a good head that lasts with ample lacing. Aroma of citrus, some pine with malt sweetness and touch of spice. Taste of citrus, malt, caramel sweetness with bit of spice and grain. Nice bitterness just a bit of lingering pine aftertaste. Medium body, crisp, clean and refreshing. Nicely balanced. Verry enjoyable beer worth checking out.
seymour (1440) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2014 Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a nonic glass. Medium reddish amber colour with sudsy off-white foam, long-lasting with lace. Rich malty flavour with intensely resiny American hops (probably Columbus?) flavours and aromas: dank, grapefruit, black current. Light-medium body, average carbonation, lingering aftertaste. A very nice American IPA. So far, this and the Ironman stout are the only Free State beers I liked enough to consider buying again.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear iced tea brown with a loose off-white head that leaves a web of lace upon the glass. The nose is of biscuity malt backed by citrus, sweet/tropical fruit and (rye-like) spicy notes. Medium-bodied and silky-soft with a lingering, tongue-squeezing, and moderately resinous bitter-hopped finish. The flavor is a step up from the nose, with citrus and passion fruit hop notes over a soft, biscuity malt backing transitioning to a long bitter finish. While the aromatic additions took a back-seat to the malt, on the nose, the hops definitely take front-stage in the flavor profile. As I get deepen into the glass, my enjoyment of this one begins to wane a bit. While the hop profile is interesting, it begins to strip the tongue of moisture leaving a long, "green", herbal bitterness that I’m not really digging. It’s certainly not something I would consider sessionable.