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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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This hop megatron bomb blasts your palette in places you didnít know you had taste buds. Brilliantly golden, with a faintly green hue due to the incessant hop additions that continue from 1st wort through the boil, the hopback, primary and secondary fermentations, cold aging and the serving vesselóthis skillfully crafted beer has enough alpha acids in it to bitter a barleywine three times its size. A liquid death-metal lyric to the essential essence of humulus lupulus--not for the faint of hop.


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3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1567) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a golden color with off-white head. Pine, some citrus, and a little grassy note on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more hop pine notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
On tap at De Muerte 2012. Pours a clear amber with small off white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong floral hop and pine. Medium mouthfeel with sticky sweet hop and nice lingering dry finish. Easy to drink, very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2012
(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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (4660) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4172) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3939) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
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.


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