johnnnniee (4285) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle received in trade from RobertDale, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a cleat dark golden color with a smallish frothy white head that quickly settles to a cap on top. Citrus, earthy and spicy hops dominate the aroma. Bready with light caramel malts provide a hint of balance to an otherwise hoppy nose. The flavor is a bit sweeter than the aroma let on. Rich bready sugary honey maltiness provides a nice base for nice hit of spicy citrus hop flavor and a moderate amount of bitterness that lingers long into every sip. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Nice IPA seymour (1992) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2014 Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a nonic glass. Medium reddish amber colour with sudsy off-white foam, long-lasting with lace. Rich malty flavour with intensely resiny American hops (probably Columbus?) flavours and aromas: dank, grapefruit, black current. Light-medium body, average carbonation, lingering aftertaste. A very nice American IPA. So far, this and the Ironman stout are the only Free State beers I liked enough to consider buying again. EcnarM (112) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Aroma is on the thin side. Leaves a thin even layered head in the glass. Taste is smooth and definitely not overpowered for a winter ale. Respectable offering.
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Amber color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, floral hops, toffee, light caramel, and a bit of pine. Taste of citrus, bready, sweeter malts, pine, and grapefruit. edgallow (4154) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2014
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and malt. Taste is sweet malts and grapefruit.
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WillRunForBeer (2623) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber gold. Aroma is citrus, cereal. Taste is a little syrupy with grapefruit hop. radarsock (1188) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014 12oz. bottle supplied by WillRunForBeer—thanks! He hated this: he was like, "just a malty IPA". Poppy seeds, multi-grain bread, lemon zest, earl grey tea, and marsh rosemary grabbed from liquid. Bitter orange peel and American ale yeast by swallow. Super drinkable; smooth and becoming. We finished this rather quickly. We needed more shit to slay. #boost level 5.5, and rising. polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle from RobertDale, thanks man! Aroma has nice stinky hop notes of citrus, tropical fruits, resin and herbs. Medium clear amber hue with a small white head that mostly diminished and left some lace. Flavor is medium sweet and very bitter. Palate is medium bodied and watery soft. Overall a solid IPA. AbbeyRoade (547) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Unexpectedly good! Very fresh taste. Reddish amber. Sweet malty smell and taste is hoppy and malty at the same time. boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle from friar tucks in MO, shared with my pal matt.. pours cloudy dark orange, no head :/ taste is grapefruit, and crisp hopps..