UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle from unclemike. Pours amber with a off white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Like gobs, totally coats my glass. Nose of toast, caramel, and lots o’pine. Ample bitterness charges like a bull on parade. Finish is the pine express. Dry and lingering. Body is solid. Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 Beautifu crystal clear copper color topped with a thick cream colored head. Tons of lacing, and an inviting, crisp nose when poured from a bottle. Taste and mouthfeel are both a bit thin, making this almost feel more like a summer beer than an early winter release. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
A clear deep honey body sits beneath a tall creamy, mostly smooth off white head leaving fairly delicate, almost frothy lace with dimension
johnnnniee (4346) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Mildly assertive, yet warm and smooth, a friendly mix of hops and smoothing malts, citrus heavy with tropical and lightly floral supporting layers backed by toasted, mellow malts on a smooth med-med light body with delicate residuals echoing the flavors
12oz best by 5th week of Feb 2014 at 45º into Spiegelau IPA glass
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 Bif (2262) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours a deep golden color with a good head that lasts with ample lacing. Aroma of citrus, some pine with malt sweetness and touch of spice. Taste of citrus, malt, caramel sweetness with bit of spice and grain. Nice bitterness just a bit of lingering pine aftertaste. Medium body, crisp, clean and refreshing. Nicely balanced. Verry enjoyable beer worth checking out.
elninoict (7) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2014 does not count
Light copper pour. Nice head. Light lace. Citrus aroma with a hint of yeast. The description is spot on. This beer tastes lightly of grapefruit and sunshine. theisti (4142) - Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2015
12 oz draft at Waldo Pizza in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a clear copper orange with a frothy one inch white head. The aroma is tropical citrus, grapefruit, lightly resin, some floral and a bit of pine. The taste is the bright fresh tropical fruit hop, nice soft resin, pine all balanced with a nice cracker malt backbone. The palate is medium bodied with soft natural carbonation and a mineral resin finish. Nice. Terminus (3689) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Tap at old chicago Manhattan, KS-pours bright orange with an eggshell rocky white head. nose of floral hops, pine, lite resin, and herbal quality with some decent lacing as well. flavors are lots of pine and resin lots of gin like quality however there is a medicinal flavor that overpowers most of the flavors in the middle of the sip. Is that sorrachi ace i detect? For some reason, i do get a lemon cleaner flavor here. decent but not great. Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JAN 3, 2012
12oz. bottle. Lightly sweet, fruity nose, somewhat malty and citric with notes of caramel, brown sugar, grapefruit, faint earthiness and a certain spicy, leafy tone in the background. Mostly clear medium copper color with a lasting, fine, uneven head, quite attractive and enticing, really. Pretty nicely balanced, with a decent amount of caramel and biscuit malt flavors, combined with a sharply citric, floral, spicy, gently tea-like hop character and a substantial amount of bitterness that appears towards the finish, drying out the profile and lending a clean, lightly resinous feel. Some lingering faint bubblegum notes very late. Palate is moderately effervescent and refreshing, body is medium-full. Certainly nice to see some seasonal offerings in bottles from Free State around here, and to be able to pick up an IPA that is guaranteed to be as fresh as anything around. Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear iced tea brown with a loose off-white head that leaves a web of lace upon the glass. The nose is of biscuity malt backed by citrus, sweet/tropical fruit and (rye-like) spicy notes. Medium-bodied and silky-soft with a lingering, tongue-squeezing, and moderately resinous bitter-hopped finish. The flavor is a step up from the nose, with citrus and passion fruit hop notes over a soft, biscuity malt backing transitioning to a long bitter finish. While the aromatic additions took a back-seat to the malt, on the nose, the hops definitely take front-stage in the flavor profile. As I get deepen into the glass, my enjoyment of this one begins to wane a bit. While the hop profile is interesting, it begins to strip the tongue of moisture leaving a long, "green", herbal bitterness that I’m not really digging. It’s certainly not something I would consider sessionable.