3sheets2wind (45) - 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
ansermadide (1195) - 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 (4977) - 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.
onceblind (2532) - 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 (3034) - 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 (2356) - 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 (4672) - .....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 (836) - Whalesbro, 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.
BeerZack (263) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, the aroma is wonderfully complex. I smell lots of fruit, strawberries, rasberries, melons, juicy citrus- actually get an orange-strawberry-banana juice blend type of smell here and there, but in a danky hop kinda way. Delicious and almost as good to drink.