HuskerTan (2589) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - DEC 4, 2017
A- Caramel, malty, citrus.
A- Copper color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Caramel, citrus, pine, bitter, malty.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish.
O- Had this 6 months past the best by date. That said, I liked it. The bitterness was mostly gone and it was a caramel malt bomb. I like that old school ipa sensation. I expect this would be better fresh but not bad. I do like Citra hops though. tfontana (1286) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 16, 2017
Bottle pour into shaker pint glass. Appearance was hazy light brown with decent sparkle, 1/2 finger-width white foamy head, poor retention, nice soapy lacing. Aroma was dank resinous with some citrus, light fruit. Taste was as aroma--bitter dominant. Palate was medium bodied with thick, slippery texture, average carbonation and mostly bitter finish. Overall, bitter dominates sort of like a weak
West Coast IPA. OK. MetalNHopHead (2390) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Free State’s Stormchaser is maybe less exciting than some of the brewery’s hop-forward brews, but it definitely works as a by-the-numbers hoppy beer. Orange color. Citrusy and floral hop nose. Pine, lemon, grapefruit, and orange flavors.Nice balance between caramel malt and hops. Braudog (7024) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Bottle. A good, hearty pour, darkish-amber and well-topped. Nice mouthfeel, tingly and fun. The flavor is a bit different than expected, a bit bready, yeasty, musty ... now that I read there’s a component of wheat malt that makes sense. There’s an underlying hoppy twist, but the weird sweet-tart thing is a bit of a distraction. (#6630, 5/25/2017) dinkle50 (1640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Orange to golden pour with a foamy single finger head. Lots of lace present. Aroma has some orange notes and is a little sweet. Taste is pretty bitter with some bread like qualities. Hints of citrus, grass and is a bit astringent. Medium bodied.
coachd (1073) - Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Aroma of caramel and tart citrus rind, but has an odd soapy quality that knocks it down a notch for me. Very attractive medium orange color that is barely see through and has bubbles rising to the top of a bright white head. The taste is very malty (again caramel) with the same orange rind quality from the aroma. Pleasantly bitter and refreshing, it truly is a summer IPA. The aftertaste is a little metallic which detracts from the taste a bit. Nice palate, smooth albeit a little watery with good refreshing carbonation. Not bad, but the other reviewers were right on this one. Buy Free State’s Cloud Hopper instead - it’s much better. csaso (2372) - Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Bottle - good size foamy head, light copper color, moderate citrus and earthy hop aroma and flavor, fair malt backbone, good overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone cbfobes (2889) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2015
On tap at GTMW 2015, pours a amber orange with a thin white head and some lacing in the glass, the aroma is of slight hops, not a ton of fruit and hops come through, the flavor is also very light, not much on the front end but has a slight bitter finish, meh. Atom (2641) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2015
12oz bottle thanks to secret Santa, pours a hazy golden/orange with a large off-white head. Subdued resinous hoppy aroma, with malt and wheat. Taste similar to aroma, faded. ranger7 (8) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015 does not count
Look: Nice. Good white foamy head.
Smell: Strong piney hops. Getting a sense I’m going to be bowled-over.
Taste: Tastes like it smells. Strong hops up front, little substance otherwise.
Feel: Somewhat dry.
Overall: I’ve tried many examples of this style, but the problem I’m having is consistency. Hop content varies so much from beer to beer within the style that it’s hard to get a grip on what an American IPA is. I’d probably put this with Dogfish Head’s 90 Minute as a DIPA. Needs more character to be an AIPA, IMO.