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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   ABV: -
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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 that’s citrusy and tropical. It’s a welcome ray of sunshine during the long, cold winters in the Free State.

OG 15.5 °P
15 SRM


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Clear auburn pour with decent off-white head. Nice lace. Lovely fruit aroma. Nice bit of spice up front followed by sweet malt, citrus, and hop resin with a long, dry bitter finish. Solid brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2011
First! 12oz. bottle served in a shaker pint glass. This just hit the streets last week, so it is very fresh. Poured a brilliant reddish gold with a finger of off white head. Very fragrant. Great citrus/pine hop aroma. Flavor follows the aroma. Nice dose of hop bitterness. Some malt sweetness upfront. Solid malt base. Medium bodied. Drying finish from the hop bitterness. Very drinkable. Nothing crazy, just fresh, local beer, which always works for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1854) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6639) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 29, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a gold hue and a gray head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of citrus with a hint of resin and a light sweet grain backbone. Flavor begins with citrus that is joined by a hint of grapefruit and grass with a light grain backbone.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2079) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5336) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1435) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rader58 (780) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper color. Aroma of citrus, grass, spruce. Flavor of citrus, floral, pineapple up front, pine and grass in the finish. A nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2011
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nALEHEAD (3) - Salina, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2011 does not count
Pleasingly drinkable IPA with a nice holiday spirit. Grapefruit presence is a favorite.


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