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Freetail Echolocator Hoppelbock



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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Imagine flying about in a Texas night sky where reverberating sounds are colors and shapes are motion. Take a sip and experience the kaleidoscoping flavors of echolocation as mouthfuls of Munich malts meet layer upon layer of American hops. The first of the handful lagers we brew, we take the a traditional German style, wrap it up in an American flag and douse it with humulus lupulus for a balanced hop presence even a Münchener could respect. You could age this one to let the hop character fade away… if you were lame! Drink this one fresh and enjoy the hops, ya’ dummkopf! Ingredients: Munich and Vienna malts; American hops; bottom-fermenting yeast; natural, limestone-filtered, Edwards Aquifer H2O; night-vision.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is faint floral and pine. medium mouthfeel with caramel, lingering sweetness, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to Tim. Pours reddish tea amber with white head. Nose and taste of sticky caramel, resin, hop tea and fruit. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
It’s mostly clear and glassy, dark amber in color with a fine, bright white head. Its aroma is delicious, with highly caramelized malts, alluring hops, and an overall darkness that’s as captivating as a magical, sunken ship. It really smells more and more like a high-hopped red ale to me, with alcohol in play, yet still remaining thick in body. Now... That’s all just from the nose. It’s likely that this will be completely different from here on out. Wow. This is really interesting. definite levels of high caramelization and high levels of oily hops come in to play right up front, but a distinctive, mysterious flavor whispers sweet nothings in your subconsciousness. It could be the crust of a blackberry pie. This is really good. I’m thinking blackberry pie more and more now. It has a great, thin body (for the most part) with a warmth that’s making me think there’s some sneaky alcohol in play. It finishes with residual sugars, some plant-like fruity sweetness, and a very complimentary hop variety to round off the experience. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Hops are a bit over the hill, yet it's still tasty. Woody, pine, hoppy. Yeah, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle from the brewpub. Brown pour with a white head. The aroma is light pine and grapefruit with a good dose of toffee and biscuit malt. The flavor is also a bit hoppy. I get some juicy orange citrus flavor, but very little hop bitterness. There is also some sweet toffee and caramel character, as well as a thin of dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013
Tap flight at the brewery. Dark honey color with a brilliant a white head that coats the glass. Stone fruit -- most notably peach and plum -- aroma. Taste is quite hoppy with the stone fruit flavors. Good bitter balance and moderate body to hold it all together. Tropical fruit flesh flavors linger in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2011
on tap-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is rich medium malt-bready/caramel. Taste is medium malt-bready/caramel, raisin/orange, earthy hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2011
what an odd little beer, confusing would be the word .. . pours a dark murky brown, light but steady lacing .. . spice, caramel and molasses .. . abv is done nicely .. . decent but the flavours didn’t quite meld nicely .. . your eyes are playing tricks on me

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Tap at Freetail. I thought the board said Echocolater. The waitress never corrected me. Brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is a little bread and light hops. Taste is baking spices, a little caramel, and toasted biscuits.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Tap at the pub. Pours a clear, dark orange to copper color. Aroma is dry malts, some caramel, and sweet notes. Flavor is slightly chocolatey, dry malts ad grains and some light hopped spice. The finish is semi-dry with a lingering bit of tiny roasted malts.

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