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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First Cast pours a hazy gold, with soft orange hues and white fluffy head that sits on its peak like the snow on the 14,000-foot mountains that are the backdrop to our microbrewery. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, and citrus hops as well as hints of caramel and fresh bread from our locally grown malt invade the senses.The beer hits with a smooth hop bitterness that tingles across the tongue with a lingering bite of mountain pine, grapefruit and fresh citrus notes. This beer is designed as an everyday brew for the craft beer aficionado, with a medium body and a high carbonation to refresh the palate.

Alc/Vol 6.5%
IBUs 70
Hops Chinhook, Summit, Zythos
Malts Premium Pilsner, Carapils, 20L Carmel
Availability Bottle, Draft, & Firkin

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3.5
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2013
[email protected] Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, mildly apricotty along with some sweet maltiness to it. Flavour is quite fruity, some wooden notes with also mild grass, crisp maltiness as well as some mild floral notes. Balanced, and refreshing IPA.

2.7
omhper (25948) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
Canned at SBWF. Hazy golden, coarse head. Aroma of lychee, butter and paper. Sweet with medium body, rounded mouthfeel. Lychee and tangerine. Some saccharine in a mid bitter finish.

3.1
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle at Stockholm Beer&Whisky Festival 2013. Clear golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy caramel aroma, floral, biscuits, hay notes, bready, citrus, some mango. Hoppy caramel flavor, hay, floral, caramel, grapes, citrus notes. A bit dull.

2.8
TBone (18551) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle @SBWF 2013
Clear amber color, small white head. Ryeish, resiny, hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Resiny, a bit musty, not so fresh perhaps. Lingering hoppyness in the aftertaste with some alcohol.

3.4
brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle from Alfalfa’s @ AirBNB Palace. Golden orange pour with a nice white head. Floral and sweet citrus hop aromas. Caramel, grass, and some pine notes. Flavors of orange peel, pine, and floral hops. Grassy, peach, a touch herbal, and bitter on the finish.

4.1
Ratman197 (15612) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Double Dry Hopped firkin at Hops and Pie poured a cloudy gold with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, grassiness, grapefruit, pine and light mango. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, pine and grassiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3
hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2016
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a golden to amber color with a small sized head. Citrus, grains, and some pine.

3.2
rosenbergh (11931) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2016
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 02/10/16. (Three Rivers Wine & Spirits) Longmont, CO.
Clear golden color with a tiny white head. Really mild aroma of apple juice, hops and malt. The flavor is dry piney and resiny hops, mild bitterness, woody dryness and dry malt. I wasn’t expecting a fresh one as this is bottled in February. When do I learn to check the bottles in the store?

3
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Draft at Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy straw with off-white head. Nose was tart fruit, hops. Tasted tart, fruity, with lemongrassy hops, finished more tart than I would have liked.

3.7
onceblind (10861) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2012
On hand at Denver Summer Beer Fest 2012. Hazy golden with generous fluffy white head. Aroma of strong hoppy tones like peppery pine and fresh cut flowers, with a nice earthy toffee presence underneath. Taste is clean but sharp and full, with delightful hop tones of bitter grassiness, some light floral herbalnes, and a nice belgianesque malt tone that’s both dusty yet grainy. Interesting and complex.


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