nsquishee (637) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sweet citrus flavor with lots of malting. Decently hopped, but very intense sweetness dominates. Not bad.
LilBeerDoctor (3713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of light fruits, apple skins, floral hops, citrus. Flavor of citrus, orange rind, grapefruit, light fruits, bitter hops in the finish. Light, fruity, hoppy. Well done IPA.
theisti (3851) - 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 (18) - - 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
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bartzluke (594) - 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 (1854) - 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 (6926) - 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 (1391) - 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 (235) - 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 (1601) - 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.