AlanRyker (45) - - NOV 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great smell. Not as strong a flavor as I’d prefer. Light on hops. Very tasty, still.
theisti (3652) - Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz draft at Waldo Pizza in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a clear copper orange with a frothy one inch white head. The aroma is tropical citrus, grapefruit, lightly resin, some floral and a bit of pine. The taste is the bright fresh tropical fruit hop, nice soft resin, pine all balanced with a nice cracker malt backbone. The palate is medium bodied with soft natural carbonation and a mineral resin finish. Nice.
Gunfighter (4) - Kansas, USA - DEC 23, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Have seen this beer available for a couple of years now in KS and decided to give it a go.
Appearance is a dark reddish gold. Poured out of a 12/oz bottle in a tulip glass.
Taste is a big blast of hops. Holy Moses there is no mistaking this is an IPA (and a half). Very citrusy and pleasant aroma to begin with. First sip unloads an enormous amount of flavor that centers around grapefruit and lemon. Finishes with some bitterness, but also a note of pine. It’s an IPA in every way that’s for sure!
Overall; a specific kind of craft beer drinker would love this beer. If you’re into IPA’s and nothing but the strongest IPA’s this is an excellent choice! I enjoyed the immense citrus and floral flavors that came through, but it was not without some bitterness biting me at the end. I give it a good rating for the flavor it packs, but be warned its no introductory IPA -- drink at your own risk!
Jackolan (17) - - JUN 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Balanced. Citrusy. Not bitter. Spot on for the style. Who'd have thought Kansas could do so well b
This is most certainly true.
bartzluke (485) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz pour from bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Attractive looking beer. Good head, slowly fades, decent lacing. Nice carbonation, light amber in color. Good hops smell-- grapefruit, citrus, fruity. Good taste too. Fairly bitter, strong citrus, a little lime. Strong aftertaste.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Bob! Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is a combo of fruity and spicy hops. Taste is spicy hops. Very vibrant and intense. Pine aftertaste and finish. Strong malt base. Nice lacing.
TheAlum (6650) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flight pour on tap at the brewery (Lawrence, KS). Pours a nice deeper glowing orange hue, near transparent with dulled winter sunset glow. A cakey offwhite head atop stays as a nice layer, good retention and lacing stick around well. Aromas are a bit spritzy, gentle citrus wafts into some soap, subtle florals and bread malts atop. Touches of gentle carmelized and subtle sweetness pokes through a sufficient hop bouquet. Initial is medium bodied, a touch of girth and caramel hit the palate quickly aided by a firmer handed hop character. Florals andsoap meet a dab of citrus, faint melon and some caramel. A bit thicker, some touches of sweetness poke in and out. A gentle waft of gumball, grapefruit and subtle tropical fruit grow a bit, firm bitterness presses on into the backend and finish. Dry, bitter, a bit of girth and some warming ABV hit the palate, displaying what I guess "Winter IPA" means. A dab of sweetness and a touch more girth are palpable in this offering but at the same time a reasoned and heavy handed hop character still keeps it in line with all the other hop forward offerings Free State is putting out. A bit darker and sweeter but still good stuff.
EtTuCthulhu (1387) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head, and the aroma blends resiny and citrusy hops. The taste is slightly bitter, mildly sweet, and a touch sour with an aftertaste reminiscent of citrusy hops. The palate fuses a sticky texture, medium-light body, and an average carbonation.
DBob5150 (228) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A medium orange body with virtually no head. Aroma is hoppy, almost, piney, taste is pretty much the same. Finishes dry with a lingering bitter bite.
Finhead (1484) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy, orange-brown color with an off-white head. The aroma has a strong citrus with notes of orange rind and grapefruit. It has a medium body with slightly oily texture and lively carbonation. The taste is moderately bitter that continues to bite long into the finish.
GJF (1448) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on Christmas day. A nice surprise. Good, citrus-dominant IPA. Nothing out of the ordinary, but well done.