tfontana (1125) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 16, 2017 kansascityCW (136) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 Pours clear gold with a couple inches of white head. Aroma is light pine, light citrus. Taste is earthy, resin, mild bitterness. Body is very thin, lacking in carbonation. Overall there are no off flavors or aromas, just nothing very noteworthy whatsoever. Decent at best.
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 (2182) - 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 (6834) - 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 (1531) - 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 (930) - 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 (2321) - 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 (2891) - 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 (2572) - 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. jmohno (1661) - Iowa, USA - AUG 22, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2015 Clearish orange average head. Spicey floral light fruit aroma. Some caramel aroma. Mint pine. Some malty breadynesus . . Hot blonde maybe? Your thinkng.Citrus.fruits.