RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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jcr (2785) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Can. Golden body with a frothy white head, diminishing. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, pine, resin, light ammonia. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Initially sweet, but resin/pine and a slight onion taste finish it off.

EvanFriend (656) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2017
This is actually better than I expected. I expected your generic hop bomb that presumably had some malt in there and was fermented with Safale US05. Instead, I actually get a malt profile in there, some caramel notes, herbal hops. This isn't bad for what it is.

snoworsummer (6285) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2017
Can in the summit of Mount Sherman. Tastes like toasted malt, earthy, citrus hops, and some pine. Smells like toasted malt, earthy, citrus hops, and some pine.

Thechasm442 (1006) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle. Mostly clear golden orange with a thick off white head amd ok lacing. Aroma is floral with mild citrus, pine, and bread. Taste is citrus and pine. Lots of orange mix with a musty, grainy flavor. Semi dry. Not bad

rosenbergh (11957) - 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?

Machoninja (7) - WESTMINSTER, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2016 does not count
I hate the low score I gave, If you are a fan of malty IPA’s you may love this. Heavy citrus, 2 row, and yakima hops (I think?). Not a terrible Beer and I will try again and update my rating.

hopdog (13267) - 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.

DocLock (11191) - 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.

Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Enjoyed a pint of this beer on tap at the brewery. The beer had an amber-copper color was good sized foamy white head with average retention, cling, and lacing. It’s aroma featured grainy and earthy hops with some light citrus and fruity notes. The taste was a fresh bitter blend of lighter earthy and grainy hops with light citrus and just a touch of malt. It was very crisp and fresh in the mouth with good carbonation and an easy to drink body.

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