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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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This Golden IPA uses Pilsner and Munich malts to give it a bright, warm color and features American and Australian Galaxy hops to create an aroma thatís citrusy and tropical. Itís a welcome ray of sunshine during the long, cold winters in the Free State.



5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
silentd (3) - - DEC 22, 2011 does not count
Very nice hoppy ale. Refreshing on a cold winter night. Nice nutty aroma, smooth IPA finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
keith0718 (378) - Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 Really nice winter IPA. Nice hoppiness without the astrigence of Sierra Nevada?s Celebration. Very, very drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mhkmurals (12) - Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Fantastic fruity and floral nose. Pale amber in color, murky/hazy with visible particles of yeast floating though out (that does not bother me, it might turn off someone who wasnít already into craft beer I guess), Low carbonation and had a thin head which dispersed quickly. Hops provide some bitterness and grapefruit notes, but are not at all overwhelming, and balanced well by the subtle malt backbone. Tastes a bit like Tallgrass 8-bit, but slightly less bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3049) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
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.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (1725) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
I'm not generally n IPA fan but this was a good one. Very under rated. Has at their tap room in Lawrence.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OzarkElmo (295) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Pours a deep, clear amber with moderate head, mostly diminishing. Very nice on the nose - citrus and pine with grapefruit being quite noticeable. Well-balanced IPA with a good, bitter finish. A great effort from the brewers at Free State - Prost!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9286) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Jetson! Pours a clear, rust orange appearance with a light brown head. Super spicy, piney hoppy, fairly resiny, caramel malty, sticky aroma. Sticky resiny hoppy, big piney/grapefruity hoppy flavor with just a mild bitterness and light sweetness. Tasty brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1871) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle from friar tucks in MO, shared with my pal matt.. pours cloudy dark orange, no head :/ taste is grapefruit, and crisp hopps..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3509) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Clear amber beer with a short lived sticky off-white head. Fresh, bright orange hoppy nose with some pine and resin. Lots of fruity flavors in here with manderin orange, tropical fruits, apricot jam and red grapefruit. This beer is dominated by the hops with a long, pinching bitter finish. This is a nice big hop head beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4501) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pours a mostly translucent golden copper with a medium bubbly/creamy off white head. Aroma of fresh citrusy and floral hops with a touch of caramel malt. Great nose. Flavor of orangey hops meet Munich malt with a touch of caramel. Dry, yet great body. Excellent "winter" IPA.


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