Travlr (24784) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2016
Draft at the source. Hazy deep golden amber color, white head. Aroma of stone fruit. Taste id lightly bitter, fruity, bready. Tasty. RobertDale (6474) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 26, 2016
On tap at the brewpub. Comes a darker copper with a decent off-white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, caramel, and malt. Very enjoyable. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Growler shared by drambuh. Thanks Matt.
The beer is a clear, copper orange hue with a lasting, off white head. The aroma brings biscuits, toasted malt, hops. This beer smells and tastes like an English IPA. Hops are there, but play a secondary role to biscuits and toasted malt. While this is not what I was looking for in an IPA, per se, this beer is easy to drink. Smooth on the palate with moderately low carbonation. Light in body with very minimal alcohol presence. Good stuff.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 12-20-2011 Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2011
tap at brewpub my 2500 rating-ok im against the grain on this one. pours dark orange with a small eggshell soapy white head with some lacing. lite fruity nose and i get a bit of diacytl here, which is more apparent than the bitter. big rye notes but doesnt seem to have much hop punch to it. rye is almost overbearing and makes this unbalanced from even the aroma perspective. flavors are big toasted rye malt, lite muddled citrus, and toasted grain notes-some fresh apple like bitterness and earthy raw hop flavors. somewhat dirty not what i was expecting from the fairly solid ratings on this one. Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUL 19, 2010
From growler, dispensed a few days ago. Freshly spicy, citric, lightly sweet aroma, with notes of toasty caramel, leafy herbs, grapefruit, flowers and faint lemon. Mostly clear medium amber color with a lasting, fine head. Very nicely balanced between the toasty malt sweetness and fresh hop bitterness and flavor, with lighter suggestions of citrus fruit, caramel, spice and earthiness. Smoothly effervescent, lightly resinous palate, body is medium-full. Very drinkable and full of flavor, certainly recommended.
drfabulous (7944) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Growler courtesy of my wife. Sorry, guys, couldn’t wait another week to open this one. Citrus hops in the nose. Bitter. Nice IPA-malty taste. Light carbonation. I’m getting some sweetness there as it warms. My first Free State and a fine beer. It’s 2pm on a Sunday. I give myself to 8 tonight to finish this growler. Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Growler filled at the brewpub. Pours a pale copper with two fingers of fairly dense beige head that leaves behind light, patchy lace. The nose is a nice balance between big sprucy/herbal and citric hops, rye, and pale malt; quite well integrated. Medium-bodied and slick with a dry, satisfying, bitter finish. This is a seriously tasty RyePA: dry rye and pale malt with a solid supporting evergreen and slightly citric hop backing. Free State consistently puts out solid to exceptional APAs and IPAs, and this is definitely one or my favorites. beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Growler consumed soon after fill up. Color is clear brownish-amber. Aroma is dank hops, think hops grown in a basement. Its green-vine hops that aren’t bright. Flavor is more dank hops with a medium bitterness and a leaf-hop finish and aftertaste. Its a dank IPA, not much more I can say about that. Now sweet malt getting in the way. I don’t really pick up any rye but that is not easy for me to do in general. Its an IPA, it is what it is. theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - APR 5, 2009
From a growler filled at the brew pub the previous day. Pour is a murky copper, very unfiltered with a nice 2 inch off white head. Thick lacing is smattered across the glass. Very pretty. Aroma of dank, resinous hops - touch of toasty malt. Behind that is some herbal pepper. Fresh, alive nose. Taste is bursting with reinous hops, very gritty, mild bitterness. There is a nice earthiness throught, very unfiltered taste. The toasty malt lends nice balance towards the finish. I really do not pick up any Rye in this. The hop is not overpowering or aggressive, just dank, super fresh hops. Palate is a touch watery, but extremely drinkable. This one was really nice. Grizzle (80) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2009
On draft from the bar at Free State. Pour was a cloudy, orange-amber, with nice head, although it dissipated quick enough. Mild lacing throughout enjoyment. Aroma of grapefruit and Sweettart candies. Tasted of a hoppy, sour, citrusy mess - loved it. Provided a fuller mouthfeel than expected. I’d get it again.