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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Bright golden, with citrus flavor and an aroma that combines notes of grapefruit, orange zest and a touch of the tropics. Like a warm ray of sunshine on a cold winter’s day.



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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crash_the_dog (161) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 Beautifu crystal clear copper color topped with a thick cream colored head. Tons of lacing, and an inviting, crisp nose when poured from a bottle. Taste and mouthfeel are both a bit thin, making this almost feel more like a summer beer than an early winter release. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (1993) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Clear old copper pour with a 2 finger creamy off white head. Aroma is loaded with sweet citrus and mango and passion fruit forward tropical fruit, floral and light toasty malt. Flavor is lightly sweet caramel and biscuit up front, sweet fruity esters, some citrus, tea like, earthy and light tropical fruit hops, kinda plain compared to the aroma. Light to medium body, neutral to slightly syrupy, but dry feel and light, but blanketing and somewhat sharp carbonation. Good stuff overall, but it’s one of those IPAs that smell really good at first, then are a little disappointing at first sip, then the best parts of the aroma seem to fade away as well leaving a good beer that is still somewhat disappointing. Sorta flash in the pan scenario.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
razzanof (15) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
From a bottle poured into a pilsner glass. An aroma of pine leads to an interesting taste of pine and citrus with a strong coppery backbone that resonates on the palate. An interesting winter IPA...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (3992) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Aroma is pine, grapefruit and fresh yeast. The flavor is grapefruit, spruce, malts, citrus, mild fruit, not much sweetness and a rather dry/medium bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1539) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2394) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle received in trade from RobertDale, thanks for the opportunity! Pours a cleat dark golden color with a smallish frothy white head that quickly settles to a cap on top. Citrus, earthy and spicy hops dominate the aroma. Bready with light caramel malts provide a hint of balance to an otherwise hoppy nose. The flavor is a bit sweeter than the aroma let on. Rich bready sugary honey maltiness provides a nice base for nice hit of spicy citrus hop flavor and a moderate amount of bitterness that lingers long into every sip. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Nice IPA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1465) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EcnarM (100) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Aroma is on the thin side. Leaves a thin even layered head in the glass. Taste is smooth and definitely not overpowered for a winter ale. Respectable offering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5380) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Amber color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, floral hops, toffee, light caramel, and a bit of pine. Taste of citrus, bready, sweeter malts, pine, and grapefruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2270) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2014
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and malt. Taste is sweet malts and grapefruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (781) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber gold. Aroma is citrus, cereal. Taste is a little syrupy with grapefruit hop.


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