alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my favorite IPA from freetail yet. Somewhat the color of brass with perhaps a tinge of green, good head and lacing. The aroma and flavor scream out pine and citrus at every step of the way. I donít know what hops were used, but if I were to guess, Iíd say cascade and simcoe. Great choices, whatever they were. The malty backbone provides a great balance, and the creamy body is a refreshing change for an IPA or IIPA.
Drinkability is off the charts. Drinks like a 6% beer.
This one is really different, and worth the effort to obtain. Iím going to make sure and get a few more bottles of it before itís all gone.
mar (4590) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to a friend. Little dated but oh well.. Crisp amber/cream head. Nose is hops, malty, bitter, and grass. Smooth palate, heavy malts, grass, clean, light alcohol.
ansermadide (1416) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This fine offering from Freetail (love the label, by the way) has a dark orange colored body and a white head. The aroma is soft, but sharp with pine dominating... perhaps a slightly bready malt presence is also providing a nice balance. In the mouth itís really a surprise and not what youíd expect from the nose. Sharp bitterness is up front, followed by an alcoholic, syrup-like creaminess. Bitterness and doughy sweetness persists into the finish. Itís soft, well-hopped, and sharp. Nice. Harsh, yes, but only slightly so.
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bomber) clearish rich amber, soapy offwhite bubbles. Nose is very tropical, peach, mango, pineapple, light dank, sweaty. Taste is candied citrus peel, onion, grapefruit, creamy, dry palate finish, bitter linger.
3sheets2wind (73) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2012 This is a hazy orange beauty. Definitely feel the hops but there is a nice sweetness too. This was not over malty like some IIPA?s mistakenly are. Balanced, bright and drinkable. Good showing from Freetail
onceblind (3539) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at brewpub. Clear amber with a thin cap head. Piney resinous aroma of hops, some grapefruit, and some citric sweetness on the nose. Strong flavorful citric hoppy taste of grapefruits and orange rind, floral hops, a little pine, with a big load of caramel malty sweetness. Big, flavorful, and hoppy with a tamed bitterness. Just lovely.
travita (3637) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Freetail. The look is clear, amber in color, and beige head. The smell is heavily pine , citrus, lemon, alcohol, hops, zingy, and cleaning solution. The taste is pine, grass, hops, caramel, biting, and pretty good.
jkwalking05 (3368) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper in color with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of leaves, rye, must, earth, dirt, hemp, VERY herbal, dank, some citrus. Taste is pine, earth, herbal hops, grass, caramel, hemp, with light citrus and mango.
SudsMcDuff (5643) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on Draft @ Freetail .. . deep amber .. . lots of foam .. lacing is hours .. . quite a malt forward beer, some sap and pine greens too .. . pretty good but i need less malt, more hops
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HighWine (932) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap flight at the brewery. Very dark amber pour. Looks more like a Barleywine or autumnal brown ale. Medium Earthy hop aroma. Taste is resin, circus peanut candy, and more bitterness. Itís good but more layered than blended. I wonder if. Few months of aging the key would bring the flavors together more so than they are right now.