Travlr (26134) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Draft at the source. Hazy deep golden color, small white head, solid lacing. Arona of tropical fruit and lemonpeel. Taste is similar. Nice. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Light orangish/gold pour, white head. Nice floral aroma. The flavor is very citrusy, grassy, a bit dank. Light malt, the hops shine. Good stuff. cubs (10718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Tap @ Free State. Pours a orange golden appearance with little head. Spicy, grapefruity, lightly piney hoppy, a bit sweet toasted malty aroma. Light veggie, somewhat bitter, piney, light vanilla flavor. Ok. Iphonephan (7287) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Citrus hop hose. Citrus and light grassy notes in the flavor. Moderately bitter finish, ajnepple (7099) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2015
On tap at Q39 in KC. Clear bronze appearance with a lacy white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, floral notes and toasted grain. Similar flavor, adding a moderate hop bitterness and light malt sweetness. Pretty average for an IPA, not bad overall.
wlajwl (7076) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Aroma is pine, dank hops and hints of wheat and earth. The flavor is citrus, light tropical fruit/pine needles, wheat, slightly creamy and a mild/medium bitter finish. RobertDale (6860) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Comes clear gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Taste is mild citrus hops with some malt. A very pleasant IPA. Braudog (6841) - 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) Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
In short: A low-profile american pale ale labelled as an IPA.
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed relatively fresh a few weeks after purchase.
The look: Clear pale golden body topped by a small off-white head leaving some lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose of medium intensity is citrusy hops with light piney notes. The fruity aroma has a nice freshness quality but lacks oomph. Typical clean mouthfeel with medium body and medium carbonation. Taste offers a frail semi-sweet malt backbone with mild caramel and some pastry. A moderate amount of fruity hops with a character sitting in between fresh citrus fruits and dried fruits. Light off-putting vegetable notes. Bitterness of medium intensity with a little citric sharpness. Piney notes in the comeback. Not a hop-bomb and certainly not a malt bomb either, this is a low-profile well balanced beer that most breweries would label as an APA. Could have been a decent generic american pale ale but the light vegetable notes bring it down to a below average take on the style. If actual stormchasers were as bold as this Stormchaser Summer IPA, then stormchasers would be people who sometimes go outside on a cloudy day without an umbrella.